Rotary Day of Dialogue – Initiating Change

By Rotary International

The unique design of the Wosk Centre encourages dialogue and interaction.

The unique design of the Wosk Centre encourages dialogue and interaction.

By Chris Offer

I have had the opportunity to help design an imaginative Rotary event. The Rotary Day of Dialogue in Vancouver, British Columbia, on 21 November, will give voice to Rotary members’ ideas on how to transform Rotary.

John Anderson, governor of District 5040 (British Columbia) conceived the idea as an opportunity for Rotarians to exchange thoughts on what they want Rotary to look like now and in the future. It is a day to share ideas on how to mend broken Rotary clubs, grow membership, expand service, and invite young leaders into Rotary.

The day is built around a group of 10 initiators — not discussion leaders or presenters or lecturers. Each initiator will speak for only five minutes, to engage and challenge the audience on topics such as: characteristics of an effective Rotary club, Rotary’s new voice, ways to attract young professionals, and attributes of a good Rotarian. Each theme will be followed by 30 minutes of dialogue under the guidance of a moderator.

Vancouver has a unique venue for the Rotary Day of Dialogue. Simon Fraser University’s Wosk Centre is an inspiring space, designed for dialogue and interaction. Five concentric …read more

Source:: Rotary International Blog

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