2013 RI CONVENTIONRI Rotary Youth Leadership AwardsReaching Beyond the District2013 ROTARY INTERNATIONALPRE-CONVENTION IN LISBONFacilitatorsMichiko MitaraiJustin Philips
2013 RI CONVENTIONToday’s AgendaObjectives of Today’s sessionIntroduction & DiscussionCase Study’sJapanese case study of beyond districtNew Approach: Advanced RYLA in S. ConnecticutDiscussion ReportWrap-up
2013 RI CONVENTIONIntroduction of FacilitatorsMichiko MITARAI• Rotary Club of Tokyo Hiroo, JAPAN, RI District 2750• RI RYLA Committee Member ’12- 13• RI RYLA Committee Chair-Elect ’13-’14• Board Member, Goucher CollegeJustin PHILLIPS• Rotary Club of Westport Sunrise, CT, USA District7980• RI RYLA Operations Committee Member ‘12-13• District 7980 New Generation Programs, Chair• Pilot United Airlines
2013 RI CONVENTIONWhat is RYLA?• Initially the Rotary Youth Leadership Award(RYLA) program was established to payrespect and concern for youth byRotarians.• Today our focus is on RYLA for ages 19-30that have high potential to be goodcandidates for Rotarians in near future.
2013 RI CONVENTIONToday’s objectives: Issues/ solutions• However, awareness of RYLA programamong Rotarian is limited, despite thepossible benefit to all Rotary community.• There is urgent need to promote thesignificance of the program to incomingdistrict Governors’ Nominee and Elect,beyond each district.
2013 RI CONVENTIONExercise#1 – Introduction(Break into groups)•Introduce yourself (1 min/ person)• Your name, district, country• Share one positive experience• Share your challenges with RYLA, howdo you cope with this?
2013 RI CONVENTIONExercise #2 – Group Discussion• Does your district have a RYLArian almunigroup?• What have you done to promote RYLA outsideof your district?• What else could you do?
2013 RI CONVENTIONJapanese case study of RYLA beyond districtChallengeOnly 50% of Rotary Districts in Japan implement the RYLAprogram. We need to expand and promote RYLA programamong Rotary leaders in Japan.Plan• 2007: Set up an all day annual Japan Rotary YouthLeadership Awards Institute Forum for Rotarians.• 113 participants from 28 districts (out of 34) participated Governor, Governor-elect & nominees, Past Governors,RYLA Committee Chairs, New Generation programchairs (for non-RYLA districts), other interestedRotarians.
2013 RI CONVENTIONProgram• Dr. Minamizono, past RI director “RI New GenerationService Program and RI strategic plan” as key not speech• Report on RI new direction for RYLA• Report by RYLARIAN on their experience• Panel Discussion on their experience among differentdistricts of past governor and RYLA ChairRYLA PromotionShare BEST practiceJapanese case study of RYLA beyond district
2013 RI CONVENTIONA New Approach – Advanced RYLA
2013 RI CONVENTIONA New Approach – Advanced RYLAModern Issues Challenge• 5 – Day personal & professional approach toleadership development• Sponsorship• Social Entrepreneurship creative approach“Think Tank” Method• Outside organizations & prominent companiesinvolved• Structure, continued involvement
2013 RI CONVENTIONExercise #3 – Group Reports1. What have you done to promote RYLAoutside of your district?2. What else could you do?3. Any additions? Questions?