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Nordic Forum for Program and Training

Nordic Forum for Programme and Training

8.-10.9.2017, Helsinki Finland

ProgrammeWe have chosen the WOSM Leadership Model to be a framework for the weekend prgram. With the help of the WOSM Leadership model we are focusing on how the local troop as organization is lead; how the local troop as organization is lead; how the programme in the local troop lead and how the people are lead in the local group. Participants should familiarize themselves to this model. We will send material to participants to familiarize themselvs after registrations in early August. 

Profile of participants

The primary target group is volunteers at national and district level who work with supporting local troops in leading the local troop, leading the youth programme and leading volunteers. We want to invite volunteers who have worked with these issues for many years, as well as new volunteers those who recently have discovered the possibilities of developing local scouting. We stress the importance of preparing your volunteers before the event to get the most of it for your organization.

 Programme details

Friday 8.9.2017

Arrival to Suomenlinna

18:00 Networking and snacks

19:00 Opening of the event Get together

Saturday 9.9.2017

8:00 Breakfast

8:45 Opening and introduction of the day

9:00 Session 1: Introduction: WOSM and WAGGGS leadership models

10:00 Session 2: Relevance of leadership models in the local level

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Session 3: How can national and district levels support local units? A look into effectiveness: how do we know we have succeeded?

14:30 Afternoon picnic

Session 3 continues

16:00 Summary of afternoon and instructions to open space

16:45 Session 4: Open space: best practices and problem solving

19:15 Evening programme and dinner

Sunday 10.9.2017

8:00 Breakfast

8:45 Opening of the day

9:00 Session 5: What will change and how I will put it in action?

11:45 Lunch

12:30 Closing ceremony and coffee

13:00 Programme ends



The event will be held at Helsinki, at Suomenlinna which is an island off the coast of Helsinki. Suomenlinna fortress is one of UNESCOs World Heritage sites due to its unique monument of military architecture.

How to get there

Suomenlinna is accessible only by water. The Helsinki City Transport ferry operates to Suomenlinna from the Market Square situated in the city centre of Helsinki. The ferry journey takes about 15 minutes and the ferries leave the Market Square and Suomenlinna once or twice every hour. The ferry schedule can be found here. You can travel from Airport to Suomenlinna with one ticket. Detailed travel instructions from the airport to Suomenlinnna will be provided closer to the event.



Accommodation will be in Hostel Suomenlinna in shared rooms.

Participation fee

The participation fee for the event is EUR 190 and it covers accommodation, meals, and the programme. The fee does not include travel costs.

Further information

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact

Head of planning team Lauri Untamo +358 40 4191907


We have initially invited 7 people from each country. Due to limitation of accommodation at Suomenlinna we have only 43 bed sites. If the total number of participants is greater than 43 we will give quota for countries. Please inform before 27.6 the number of participants.

Names and contact details of participants should be informed before 8.8.2017.