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D 23120 Distriktskonferanse 17 oktober 04 1 Rotary Coaching: A Baltic-Scandinavian Management Training, concept Rotary Coaching is a program for training.

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1 D Distriktskonferanse 17 oktober 04 1 Rotary Coaching: A Baltic-Scandinavian Management Training, concept Rotary Coaching is a program for training and establishing contacts between young managers in the Baltic countries and Scandinavia. Rotary Coaching is a management-training program primarily for young Rotarians although non-Rotarians are not excluded. Good management is of vital importance to the success of both Scandinavian and Baltic firms and organizations. Criteria for good management and management styles are different in the two cultures. Therefore, managers from both cultures will learn and improve in management style by visiting and shadowing each other in the manner described below.

2 D Distriktskonferanse 17 oktober 04 2 Concept- in detail A manager from a Baltic firm or organization visits a Norwegian manager for one week with the purpose to study Norwegian management He or she “shadows” the Norwegian manager to study how management is done in this particular company or organization, and how is this particular manager is doing his or her job. Special interests from the visiting managers like accounting, marketing, logistics or IT will be addressed during the week. One or two months later, the Norwegian manager visits the Baltic manager with the purpose to shadow his or her work one week. The teams who are shadowing each other in this manner during the same period meet to sum up, compare experience and debrief under the leadership of the Rotary project manager.

3 D Distriktskonferanse 17 oktober 04 3 Selection and matching of managers and organizations is critical to the success of the process. The managers should preferably be young: between 25 and 45 in age. They should be in top or leadership-team position in a small organization, or in a similar position in a division of a larger cooperation or organization. Companies or organizations should have similarities in purpose thus increasing the chance for future cooperation. All branches: Industrial, service and governmental organizations like hospitals, military, universities, schools as well as NGO`s should be asked to find and sponsor candidates for this program. Both managers should be fluent in English, which will be the working language during the visiting weeks for private talks as well as for company meetings.

4 D Distriktskonferanse 17 oktober 04 4 The process will bring Baltic and Scandinavian cultures in closer contact, increase cultural awareness from both sides, and promote friendship across borders. The selection of candidates requires close cooperation between Rotary clubs in several countries, thus promoting Rotary cooperation across borders. If the chemistry between the two matching managers is good, there is a good probability that the process will continue and open up for future cooperation both between the managers and organizations involved and between Rotary clubs. Goal: Rotary Coaching shall have long term effects :

5 D Distriktskonferanse 17 oktober 04 5 Timescale for the project : 1.Presentation in local Rotary clubs in Vilnius and Riga in August and September 2004 We have five good candidates! 2.Finding and matching candidates in D2310. Information about the five candidates have been sent to all presidents 3.First RC week with Baltic managers visiting partners in Norway: End January Reciprocal visit to Latvia and Lithuania in Feb-March 05 5.Debriefing and evaluation of the program late spring 05 6.If positive evaluation, start of new and extended program autumn 05

6 D Distriktskonferanse 17 oktober 04 6 Status Baltic RC candidates From Latvia Ritvars Repelis (28): Manager ”Norge Computing Systems” Riga.( candidate for Riga Ridzene Rotary) Janis Teteris (30): Manager and owner ”Primas Brokeris”, insurance and investment company ( Riga Hansa Rotary) Anita Plume (45): Founder and manager of Latvian Family Health Centre (Riga Hansa Rotary) From Lithuania Danas Skramtai (29): Concert manager and Producer of international programs for The National Philarmonic Society of Lithuania Eimantas Kiudulas (34): Manager of Klaipeda Free Economic Zone Management Company

7 D Distriktskonferanse 17 oktober 04 7 Ritvars Repelis (28), Director Norge Computing Systems-NCS BSc Social Science (pedagogy and psycology), University of Latvia Teaching Computer Science at Riga State Technical College Manager of NCS with 7 employee NCS customers : Hospitals, hotels, food production, logistics and e-comerse Rotary membership candidate Expectation from participation in RC: Gain leadership experience Increase cultural awarness How to handle growth Future cooperation with a Norwegian company?

8 D Distriktskonferanse 17 oktober 04 8 Janis Teteris (30), Manageing director of PIRMAIS BROKERIS-PB MSc in Economics and Busines from Stockholm School of Economics PB is a privately owned insurance and investment brokerage company Member of Hansa Riga Rotary Expectations: –Learn about business models and management practice Ideal RC partner: Investment product or insurance product oriented company, -or technology based client service in this segment

9 D Distriktskonferanse 17 oktober 04 9 Danas Skramtai (29), Concert Manager and Producer of International Programs of The National Philarmonic Society of Lithuania Broad education within choir conducting and sound engineering, MA of UNESCO Cultural policy and Cultural management department of Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts Project manager for a series of international music projects and festivals. Danas is working with the Norwegian Embasy in Vilnius on a presentation of Norwegian music in connection with 100 yr celebration of Sw-Nor Union Expectations and hopes: –Establish a project involving children and music –Establish future contact between two rotary clubs Danas a is member of Vilnius International Rotary Club

10 D Distriktskonferanse 17 oktober Eimantas Kindulas (34), Manageing Director of Klaipeda Free Economic Zone Management Company Vilnius University Business Management The first leader of (94-99) Association of Lithuanian Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Crafts Wide experience in consulting and business management Vice president of Vilnius Perkuno Rotary Club Expectations and hopes: –To get practical experience from top or midle management of well established company, preferably within Real Estate field

11 D Distriktskonferanse 17 oktober Cost: Rotary Coaching is a low cost program. The visiting candidates will preferably stay in the home of a club member during the week. Travel expenses are low (NOK ) Budget for one RC pair: –Baltic club NOK from D2310+ NOK own funding. Total NOK –Norwegian club NOK from D2310+NOK own funding. Total NOK –Sum cost for D2310 per pair =NOK D2310 total budget for four pairs = NOK cost of final debriefing in Riga NOK

12 D Distriktskonferanse 17 oktober Further information can be obtained from one of the project coordinators: Jon Erik Saugen, Kongsberg Rotary Phone: Mob: Mail: Gunnar Berge, Kongsberg Rotary Phone: Mob: Mail: Ragnar Scheen, Bærums Verk Rotary Phone: Mob: Mail: More information and an application form can be downloaded from:


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