Western – North Carolina Future Business Leaders of America
Western Region VP
To The Western Region,
It is finally starting to feel like spring. The warm air is coming in and that means that the NC FBLA SLC is right around the corner.
However, it also means that my term has came to an end. It has been an amazing honor to serve as your Western Region VP. My only hope is that each of you take every possible opportunity FBLA has to offer. I promise you, it is worth every minute.
I helped to start your success at the regional conference December 4th, 2018, at Brookstone church in Weaverville, NC. But, we now must be as prepared as possible for the event that in my opinion defines MOST individuals FBLA’s yearly success.
Be sure to practice whatever event you are competing in! This way you will be prepared to ensure success. Keep in mind the State Leadership Conference in Greensboro is
Because who doesn’t want to make it to the National conference located in San Antonio, TX in 2019?
For a list of competitive events, click here.
March 25-27: State Leadership Conference
Monday thru Wednesday, March 25-27, 2019
Sheraton Four Seasons (Koury Center)
$60 per student/teacher/chaperone
Hotel forms for the Sheraton are now available on the ‘Documents’ page of NC FBLA.
(Don’t forget to dance the night away for March of Dimes)
June 29-July 2: National Leadership Conference
FBLA-PBL members have the competitive edge, as the best and brightest of FBLA and PBL convene to compete in leadership events, share their successes, and learn new ideas about shaping their career future through workshops and exhibits. This four-day conference is considered the pinnacle of the FBLA-PBL experience, especially for those running for national office. FBLA-PBL has forged partnerships with industry leaders to underwrite competitive events and scholarships for students achieving national ranking.
Stay in Touch
Follow @ nc__fbla to keep up with your officer team! If you have any questions, please contact me!
NC FBLA Western Region Vice President
Email: [email protected]
|Committee Responsibility/Deliverables||IL Area Cluster Co-Chair||MI/OH Area Cluster Co-Chair||Regional Teen Officer Liaison||Mother Liaison|
|Governance||– Review and provide input on Teen Security Procedures during Teen Conference|
– Establish the rules of conference and business meetings
– Serve on Teen Judiciary Board
|Treasurer Montana Billings||Chair Page (IL) – Regional Teen|
|Teen Programming||– Focus on Teen Legislative activities; legislative programming at Teen Leadership Conference|
– Plan and facilitate Teen Legislative Panel
St. Louis, MO
|Vice- President Devin Vowels||RPD Ricketts|
Regional Program Director
|Communications||– Manage teen social media sites, encourage teen participation , share our MW Teen story|
– Make recommendations, effective teen communication during Regional events (Clusters and TLC) and throughout the Program Year
Western Cook County, IL
Motor City, MI
|Secretary Asata Young||Editor Mitchell|
Regional Editor/ Communications Chair
|Innovations||– Work with chapter representative to creative innovating programs, process, and events that keep teen programming current and relevant.|
– Areas of focus can range from improvements to our competitions, signature events, or virtual best practices.
|Treasurer Montana Billings|
Teen Nominating Chair Conner Long
|Chair Bolden (IL) -Regional Strategic Planning|
|Community Service||– Teen Leadership Conference Community Service planning and execution|
– Build excitement around chapter involvement in regional community service theme
South Suburban Chicago, IL
|Foundation Chair Sydney Williams||MAL Donalson|
Foundation Member at Large
Kingdom Matters – Regional Leadership Conference 2020 – Missionary Church Western Region
MCWR Regional Leadership Conference 2020
Jesus said, “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness…” (Mt 6:33). And “Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom” (Mt 9:35). When Jesus sent out His disciples, He instructed them, “And as you go preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand’” (Mt 9:7). Throughout the Gospels, we see this emphasis on the kingdom of God! As followers of Jesus Christ, we belong to the kingdom of God. We are kingdom citizens! And we are children of the King! Kingdom Matters!
Our mission as a region is to engage, develop and empower leaders for kingdom movement! Our focus is not simply growing our own local churches – we are exalting the King and proclaiming the kingdom together!
For the past six months, we have prayerfully been preparing for our 101st Regional Conference. We created a conference focused on this theme to encourage and strengthen our pastors and leaders. Yet, in light of the current pandemic, we have made some strategic changes to our Regional Leadership Conference. It is still going to happen!! But it will look a bit different…Kingdom Matters will now be a
ONE-DAY LIVESTREAM CONFERENCE on May 19th.
As most of our churches have switched their Sunday gatherings to livestream video, we are embracing this opportunity to stream our conference to your church or home. If the “stay-at-home” order is lifted by May 19, we envision 50+ micro-sites around the region where pastors, leaders, elders, volunteers, and delegates gather in their local church context to join the event. If the “stay-at-home” order is not lifted by May 19, we expect you to stay home and join via your personal computer or device.
We will be offering all our sessions through Zoom live streaming! We are currently in the process of organizing everything virtually. To make this happen, we are introducing a NEW CONFERENCE APP which will allow you to connect with all the other conference attenders, engage in our Community Bulletin Board, access speaker’s notes and relevant articles, schedule meet-ups, share your contact information, upload photos, and more!
You will receive the link to download the CONFERENCE APP after you register. This will allow all of us to connect both before and during the conference, as well as provide the schedule and links to access the livestream sessions.
And here’s more good news – because the conference is moving online, our costs have dropped significantly. The registration fee is now only $59/person. This is a great opportunity to invite more leaders to join us! (Plus we know that eliminating travel expenses will really bless many of our churches right now).
Kingdom Matters Conference LiveStream
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
8:00am – 5:00pm PST
- 3 Sessions with our Keynote Speakers – Rick, Tom and Keith (see below)
- 9 TED Talks with MCWR Pastors and Friends (Ed, Chris, Gary, Ken, Scott + more)
- Breakout Discussion Groups
- Over a dozen Lunch Meet-ups
- Inspiring Worship and Communion
- Plus: Conference-in-a-Box Resources mailed to you!
- Bonus: Access to Workshop Webinar Train-Ups following the conference
You won’t want to miss our 101st Regional Conference.
Join us as we lead our churches together into our second century!
NACAA Regional Leadership
North Central Region
Regional Directors and Vice Directors Handbook
North Central Region
Teresa Steckler – 2023
354 St. Hwy 145 N.
Simpson, IL 62985
Scott Gabbard – 2023
Shelbyville, IN 46176-4027
Elizabeth Claypoole – 2023
314 S. Broadway, Suite 202
Ada, OK 74820-1406
204 North Cutler Street, Suite 105
Greeneville, TN 37745-3847
Brian Beer – 2022
107 S. French Street
Lancaster, SC 29720
900 Newnan Road
Carrollton, GA 30117
10165 County Road 120
Salida, CO 81201
151 N. Main
Tooele, UT 84074
High School Leadership Conference (HSLC)
The High School Leadership Conference (HSLC) is a conference sponsored by the Student Activities Office at WKU for high school school students in Kentucky and the surrounding region. The goal is to develop young leaders and prepare them for their futures.
|Individual Registrations are welcome, please contact Mindy Johnson at [email protected] to complete the form|
Each year, high school students from across Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana and Ohio come together at Western Kentucky University for a one day retreat to further develop their leadership skills. Participants attend sessions presented by Western Kentucky University staff and student leaders. Session topics range from:
College Student Panel on How to Succeed at the Collegiate Level
Increasing Student/Organizational Motivation
The Importance of Diversity in Leadership
Successful Event/Program Planning
Using Social Media to Your Benefit
Personality in Leadership
Ethics in Leadership
Date: Friday, September 17, 2021
Check In: 8:00 am – 8:45 am in Downing Student Union
Conference Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sessions may let out closer to 1:45 P.M. to allow time for travel back to respective school districts
High school 9th-12th graders who are identified as possessing leadership potential. Schools are encouraged to bring students based on their leadership needs.
$30 per student (includes breakfast, lunch, conference materials and gift). Registration fee is non-refundable. After registration, Mindy Johnson will send an invoice. Cash and checks are used by most schools, and payments are oftentimes brought on the day of the conference.
The deadline to register will be September 3rd, 2021. the registration link will open on July 30, 2021.
For more information about this conference, please contact Mindy Johnson, Assistant Director-Student Activities at [email protected]wku.edu or 270.745.2060. You may also be contacted by Amelia Kolb, Patrice Thomas, or Destiny Woodhouse.
|8:00 AM – 8:45 AM||Registration||Outside DSU Auditorium|
|9:00 AM – 9:30 AM||Welcome & Keynote Speaker||DSU Auditorium|
|9:45 AM – 10:30 AM||Session 1||Breakouts in Various DSU Rooms|
|10:45 AM – 11:30 AM||Session 2||Breakouts in Various DSU Rooms|
|11:30 AM – 12:30 PM||Lunch||Fresh Food Company|
|12:45 PM – 1:45 PM||Session 3||Breakouts in Various DSU Rooms|
You can find answers to frequntly asked questions here
Some of the links on this page may require additional software to view.Downloads
Western Region Captive Insurance Conference
Sessions at 2021 WRCIC Approved for ICCIE Credit
Several of the sessions at WRCIC qualify for ICCIE teleconference or CE credit. To receive ICCIE teleconference or CE credit, please complete the sign-in sheet at the session or obtain a certificate of completion for your participation and forward it to the ICCIE office.
You will receive one TC or one ICCIE CE for the following sessions:
Tuesday, June 15
Captive Insurance Tax – The Latest
State of the States – Regulator Roundup
Investment: Investing Across the Pandemic – Lessons Learned
Emerging Issues: Hot Topics, Threats & Opportunities in the Captive Market
Wednesday, June 16
Brightest Opportunities in the Captive Industry
Designation students: These sessions can fulfill one, two or all three TC requirements
ACI recipients: There is no limit to the number of CEs that may be obtained through documented attendance at approved modules at captive conferences.
To receive credit for a live session, there is a charge of $100 ($75 for AAN members). The ICCIE Office will notify you after the conference regarding methods of payment.
ACI graduates can take advantage of a “CE Subscription Package”. ACIs can prepay for their 12 credits in webinars and live sessions at Captive Conferences for $850 (non-refundable). This can be purchased at any time, and the credits may be used over more than one renewal window.
For more information about earning CE credits, click here.The International Center for Captive Insurance Education otherwise known as ICCIE (pronounced “I SEE”), was developed in response to a need expressed by captive insurance professionals for in-depth educational offerings, information on current topics, and a professional designation. Despite a strong pattern of expansion in captive insurance companies, research showed that there was a critical lack of education and training in the industry that, if not corrected, could affect its continued growth and professionalism. ICCIE’s mission is to be the premier provider of captive insurance education and to offer the preeminent professional designation in captive insurance.
2021 Western Region Convention Registration, Chandler
Brothers of the Western Region,
Your Western Region Leadership Team is pleased to issue this call to the 2021 Western Region Convention of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to be held both virtually via ZOOM and in person at the Crowne Plaza Phoenix-Chandler Golf Resort located 1 N. San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ 85225; April 29th – May 1st, 2021.
This year’s theme will be “We Matter ! : Ever Steadfast, Ever Resilient”. Although the hybrid model for the convention will make this convention unlike any we have had before, we are confident, the use of technology will make for an enhanced, robust, dynamic and enjoyable experience for all.
While all Collegiate and Alumni chapters are expected to register, at a minimum, their full delegate strength, the virtual opportunity makes this convention an opportunity with high value and a lower barrier to entry. As you will see below, the registration rates make WRC2021 the most affordable Western Region Convention in some time. With registration, onsite participants will enjoy convention programming, (2) lunches and (1) dinner while virtual-only registrants will enjoy access to the convention programming. Chapters should check with their District Director for their target registration numbers.
SPONSOR A COLLEGE BROTHER :
Anyone wishing to sponsor a college brother may do so using the Eventbrite provided here or above.
GENERAL CANCELLATION / REFUND / TRANSFER POLICY :
All cancellations or refunds require a written and signed request from the purchaser TO THE WESTERN REGION FINANCIAL SECRETARY ([email protected]) RECEIVED NO LATER THAN April 15th, 2021. A 25% administrative fee will be applied to all cancellations or refunds. Transfers of registration will be entertained until April 15th, 2021 but the original purchaser will be responsible for logging into Eventbrite and updating all attendee info for the new registrant by no later than April 15th, 2021. Any changes or requests for registrant transfers following April 15th will not be honored. A virtual or in-person “no show” will not receive a refund and WRC materials may or may not be mailed subject to availability.
NEOPHYTE REGISTRATION REFUND
Recognizing the IMDP neophyte convention fees differ from this year’s hybrid convention fee model, 2019 and 2020 neophytes are eligible for a partial refund of their WRC neophyte registration costs paid at initiation minus their existing WRC 2021 virtual or onsite registration cost. To pursue this refund, neophtyes are directed to complete the following form. The WR Financial secretary will process the appropriate amount. Should neophytes choose not to complete this form before April 15th, their prior convention registration costs will be deemed a donation to the Western Region.
A nightly rate of $124.00 has been secured for this year’s participants whom elect to attend onsite, however, reservations must be made by April 6th, 2021 to take advantage of this rate. Reservations can be made online here.
SITE AMENITIES :
Built in 1912, the year that Arizona became a state, the San Marcos has long been dedicated to the comfort of our guests. Named after Friar Marcos DeNiza, the property and surrounding city are steeped in history (ask us about the mythical “Seven Cities of Cibola”). Our historical presence as a popular retreat and desert playground has developed over the years to become known as the place to meet, the “jewel in the desert” that Dr. AJ Chandler envisioned many years ago.
On-site Fitness Center
18 Hole Golf Course
4 onsite full service dining options
Complimentary WiFi in guest rooms and meeting spaces
Complimentary Self-Parking Daily
Conveniently located near 3 different airports (PHX, CHD, AZA)
CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS :
This year’s Western Region Convention will advance from last year’s virtual leadership academy to provide all brothers a meaningful experience you will not soon forget! A few highlights include:
Election of our next Western Region Vice President
Election of our next Western Region Assistant Vice President
24 Hour Virtual Fraternal Competitions Hall
Digital Vendors Lobby
Digital Alpha West Legends Lounge
IMDP Training and Certification
College Advisor Training and Certification
and much, much, more…
We look forward to seeing you in in Arizona or online via zoom!!!
Bro. Dondrell Swanson
Western Region Vice President
Bro. Asanté Day
Western Region Assistant Vice President
Bro. Jonathan D. Madison, Ph.D.
Western Region Executive Director90,000 division of Europe and the “war of memory”
“If today we ask international security experts what regions of the world do not let them sleep at night, the top three will probably include Ukraine with Crimea, the Korean Peninsula and Western Europe after Brexit. The roots of the problems associated with them lead to an international conference, held 75 years ago. ”
This opinion is expressed in New York Times Diana Preston , author of Eight Days in Yalta: How Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin Created the Post-War World.The conference of the leaders of the three leading powers of the anti-Hitler coalition, held from 4 to 11 February 1945 in the former palace of the Russian tsars in the Crimean Livadia, is considered the moment when the system of international relations was created, which determined the appearance of the post-war world. A system that, according to many observers, is now bursting at the seams, thanks in part to the efforts of the Kremlin.
Main decisions of the Yalta conference
- The Allies pledged not to conduct separate peace negotiations with Germany, the sine qua non of which was the unconditional surrender of the Third Reich.
- After the victory, the territory of Germany was to be divided into four zones of occupation. In addition to the USSR, the USA and Great Britain, France also received its zone, although its leader Charles de Gaulle was not invited to Yalta. According to Diane Preston, de Gaulle’s resentment had long-term negative consequences for France’s relations with the United States and Great Britain.
- Stalin pledged to help the Allies finish off Japan after the defeat of Germany, for which he was promised a number of serious acquisitions in the Far East.
- The question of the future of Poland, one of the main at the conference, was resolved as follows: at the end of the war, the allies agreed to “move” the borders of this country to the west – so that the USSR would retain Western Ukraine and Western Belarus, which it captured in 1939 in accordance with the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact (sometimes it is also called the “Hitler-Stalin Pact”). For this, Poland was transferred to large territories to the west and north of its former borders, which belonged to Germany before the war.
- Poland and other countries of Central and Eastern Europe, liberated from Nazi rule, were promised freedom of further political development.They had to determine its direction after the war in democratic elections.
- The USSR agreed to participate in the founding and work of the United Nations Organization – President Roosevelt’s favorite international project.
Disputes about the Yalta Conference and its meaning are still ongoing. Some historians and politicians consider it a triumph of political realism and goodwill – which, however, did not receive the proper continuation afterwards: after the defeat of Nazism, the USSR, the USA and Great Britain quickly turned from allies into opponents.Others believe that Western leaders in Yalta have shown unacceptable weakness and myopia, yielding to Stalin wherever possible and “handing over” Eastern Europe to the communists. In 2005, speaking during a visit to Latvia, then US President George W. Bush Jr. put the Yalta Agreements on a par with the Munich ones, calling them “one of the greatest injustices in history.”
There is also a third opinion – they say that the importance of Yalta is generally exaggerated. “The surrender” of the West of Eastern Europe to the Soviets happened earlier and naturally – as a result of the entry of the Red Army there during the war in 1944, – says the American historian David Reynolds , co-author of the book “Kremlin Letters.Stalin’s correspondence with Churchill and Roosevelt during the war years. “- The division of the continent took place later, in 1947-49, with the” Marshall plan “, the creation of two German states and the formation of NATO. Then the Soviet” iron curtain “finally fell and it became clear that the US presence in Western Europe will be permanent. ”
The “surrender” of the West of Eastern Europe to the Soviets happened earlier and in a natural way – as a result of the entry of the Red Army there
Be that as it may, Yalta is remembered every time it comes to the contradictions between the Kremlin and the West, geopolitics and the division of Europe and the world by great powers – without taking into account the interests of smaller players.The historical legacy of the Yalta conference and its connection with modern politics in an interview with Radio Liberty are commented on by the German military historian Jochen Böhler , head of the Department of Eastern European History at the University of Jena (Germany), and Polish historian ukasz Kaminsky , the former head of the Institute of National Remembrance of Poland, now – President of the international project “Platform for European Memory and Conscience”.
– Was the Yalta Conference the event that finally predetermined the post-war division of Germany and all of Europe between the Western powers and the USSR?Jochen Böhler
Jochen Böhler: I would say that of the three conferences of the Big Three – in Tehran, Yalta and Potsdam – Yalta was the most significant for the further fate of Germany and Poland, first of all.But the perception of Yalta in these two countries is different. In Poland, this is the same “fatal” Yalta, where Western leaders agreed to new Polish borders. In Germany, the Yalta Conference is much less known than the Potsdam Conference. The latter was of greater importance for the fate of the German population expelled from the eastern territories lost by Germany.
Lukasz Kamiński: It seems to me that the Tehran conference was already a turning point: at it, for example, the allies for the first time agreed with the transfer of the eastern Polish territories to the USSR (the present western regions of Ukraine and Belarus.- RS) . However, the Tehran agreements were kept secret, while the Yalta agreements were made public in a joint statement. This caused shock among the Poles.
– Do you share the version popular in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe that Roosevelt and Churchill in Yalta “sold” this region to Stalin, relying primarily on Soviet assistance in the war with Japan?
Y.B .: Some things are obvious – for example, that at that time the war with Japan was still far from over, and Soviet assistance in it was important for the Western powers.This was an argument in favor of certain concessions to Stalin. There is another point, characteristic of the period after the First World War, which I have been doing a lot. Western society was not interested in what was happening in the “underdeveloped” Eastern Europe. Some cultural prejudice and arrogance can be observed here. If we talk about countries such as Poland, then in Yalta she needed a strong defender – but did not find him.
LK: It is difficult to say whether the Western allies had other options for action, given that they really counted on Soviet assistance in the Far East.At that time, I do not see at their disposal any effective means of putting pressure on Stalin. At the beginning of the war, the USSR was much more dependent on allied military supplies and various assistance, but in 1945 the situation was completely different.Allies: American and Soviet pilots at the Airacobra aircraft delivered to the USSR under the Lend-Lease Agreement
As for the narrative about “Western betrayal in Yalta”, it was very widespread in our country after the war, primarily among the Polish emigration.The government in exile even announced a “new partition of Poland”, in which its allies took part this time. In Poland itself, this version of events became widespread in the 1980s, during the era of Solidarity, among the anti-communist opposition. This was due to the then situation when many Poles felt “abandoned” by the West. Now this is no longer relevant, the idea of ”Western betrayal” is sometimes expressed by some politicians and historians, but it does not have such popularity as before.
The split between the allies was decisive, very quickly escalating into the Cold War.
– Was the partition of Germany agreed upon by the three leaders in Yalta inevitable?
JB: Nothing depended on Germany itself in this situation, it very soon became the party that lost the war. As for the division, I would say that there was a certain chance of maintaining territorial unity, but in the end the split between the allies became decisive, which very quickly grew into the Cold War.
– Are the territorial losses of Germany as a result of decisions made in Yalta a closed chapter of history for modern Germans? Are today’s eastern borders of the country recognized by everyone?
JB: I don’t see any political force or social group in our country that would support the revision of borders. Soon after the war, things were different. Now this is in the past – well, maybe, with the exception of some individual extremist maniacs. Another thing is the discussions concerning how the German-Polish border was drawn after the First World War and the Versailles Peace, whether mistakes and injustices were made there, which came back to haunt later.Or the fate of those who were expelled from the lost territories after 1945, the violence and crimes that accompanied their eviction – this is also discussed.
– For Poland after Yalta there was any possibility of democratic development or was the coming to power of the communist pro-Soviet regime thereby predetermined?Lukasz Kamiński
LK: The promise of free elections after the war was contained in the decisions of the conference. Many Poles believed in this.It should be noted that then a split arose between the London government of Poland in exile, which did not recognize and condemn the Yalta decisions, and the leaders of the Resistance movement in Poland itself – an “underground state” that emerged during the Nazi occupation. These leaders also protested against Yalta, where the fate of Poland was decided without the participation of the Poles, but they recognized a number of conditions formulated in Yalta, were ready to participate in negotiations on the formation of a new government and the preparation of free elections.Alas, the Soviet response was the arrest of 16 leaders of the Polish underground. But even after that, many Poles believed that the elections would be free – when Stanislav Mikolajczyk, the former prime minister of the London government, who entered the new cabinet, returned to the country and his party began to gain popularity. But soon Mikolajczyk was “squeezed out” of the country, and Poland was not destined to hold free elections until the early 1990s. So if we return to the topic of “Western betrayal”, then for a significant part of Polish society then this betrayal was not that the United States and Britain signed the Yalta agreements, but that they failed to force Stalin to fulfill these agreements – in the part concerning guarantees free political development.In search of “Yalta-2”: Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron, speaking out in favor of intensifying dialogue with the Kremlin
– Now many political scientists use the expression “Yalta-2” when they want to describe the political goals of Vladimir Putin, meaning that he seeks the West to recognize Russia as a wide sphere of influence in the post-Soviet space and in Eastern Europe. Is this a correct comparison?
JB: I understand how such a comparison came about, but it does not seem convincing to me.In Yalta, it was about an agreement between the allies. Now Russia is confronting Western countries. On the other hand, there is a conflict of interests between Russia and Western countries in Eastern Europe. There is a desire to secure influence over the widest possible territory. The means are different: on the part of the European Union, these are political and diplomatic methods, while Russia used force in Crimea and in eastern Ukraine. But this is a struggle for the repartition of Europe, although here I see more parallels with the situation after the First, and not after the Second World War.
– Russia and its neighbors, primarily Poland, have now entered into a clash in the field of historical politics. Mutual accusations are heard, directly opposite versions of the events of the Second World War are expressed. How do you assess this situation?
JB: German historians do not agree with the revision of history that is now initiated by Moscow. This is especially true of interpretations of the Hitler-Stalin pact. The new – or rather, the renewed old – Russian narrative is that the pact was a defensive measure on the part of Stalin, left alone with Hitler by the Western powers.Poland, according to this version, behaved unreasonably and aggressively before the war, and the entry of the Red Army into the eastern regions of Poland in September 1939 was aimed at protecting the local Ukrainian and Belarusian population. We do not see any convincing arguments in favor of revising the previous assessments of this agreement. The Hitler-Stalin Pact was a deliberate division of the spoils of a future war, which was unleashed immediately after it was signed. The division of not only Poland, but the entire region – the USSR later occupied the Baltic countries, Bessarabia.I don’t see what to revise here.
We do not agree with the revision of history that is now initiated by Moscow
LK: “Memory Wars” do not benefit anyone. At the same time, it is difficult for me to assess the recent statements of the Russian authorities on historical topics other than based on a gross distortion of facts, primarily regarding the Soviet-German pact. But I think that on both sides, especially the Russian one, this polemic is focused not on an external, but mainly on an internal audience, aimed at a certain political mobilization.These things usually work, but not very long. However, it seems to me that the condition for the normalization of dialogue on historical topics between Russia and Poland can only be the refusal of the Russian authorities to justify Stalin and his crimes, such as the agreement with Hitler and the resulting joint responsibility of his signatories for unleashing World War II. Dialogue can be about interpretations and nuances, as is the case with the assessments of the Yalta Conference. But when there is no agreement on some basic things, it is impossible to talk.
– Well, the Russian side refers to such “basic things” as the equalization of the Nazi and Soviet regimes, which they blame on Poland.
LK: I don’t think it is. We – not only Poland, but also other countries of our region – emphasize that in the twentieth century we survived the domination of two totalitarian regimes. When we talk about totalitarian regimes, we mean that they had a lot in common, but they were not equal or identical.The crimes of the Nazis and the Communists are also not identical – let us recall the uniqueness of the Holocaust. I support the concept of two totalitarian regimes, but I do not close my eyes to their differences. And yes, sometimes in Poland, as in other Central European countries, you can hear voices claiming that communism was even worse than Nazism. But believe me, these voices do not dominate our discussions about history.90,000 North-West companies are invited to participate in the Leaders of Corporate Philanthropy competition
The regional special project “Leaders of corporate philanthropy” was presented for the first time in the North-West Federal District.The other two – in the Ural and Siberian federal districts – will start in March.
The special project will consist of a study of corporate philanthropy according to a specially developed methodology, the result of which will be a ranking of companies; competition of charitable programs of companies, a series of seminars and master classes by leading CSR experts.
The project was presented on February 20 at the II Annual Conference of the Vedomosti newspaper “Corporate Social Responsibility: Practices of Russian Regions”.
The conference participants discussed how socially responsible companies can establish interaction with the media, authorities and local communities, and what effective social business programs look like. Head of projects of AGO “Forum of Donors” Tatiana Skoraya opened the session of the conference “Best CSR practices. Business and Sustainable Development Goals “by announcing the start of the first regional competition” Leaders of Corporate Philanthropy. Northwest”. She spoke about expanding the geography of the competition, its structure and goals, objectives, conditions for participation for companies, as well as the opportunities that participants and winners of the competition receive.
Jury member of the Leaders of Corporate Philanthropy federal competition, Director of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Center for Corporate Social Responsibility (GSOM SPbU) Yuri Blagov presented the collection of the Donors Forum “All About Leaders-2017”. The book, which contains the results of the annual survey, a detailed analysis of applications and a complete list of winning projects, is available on the Donors Forum website.
Corporate Philanthropy Leaders is a joint project of the Donor Forum, PwC and the Vedomosti newspaper.For more than 10 years, the project has been supporting and developing the best practices of corporate philanthropy. Every year, among the participants in the federal project, representatives of regional business make up no more than 10-15%. Therefore, according to the organizers, the most important areas of regional special projects were creating conditions for increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of projects, improving the professional level of managers responsible for implementing programs, and researching the specifics of regional corporate charity.
At the start of “Leaders of Corporate Charity. North-West “ Alexander Arkhipov , Director for Corporate Philanthropy and Internal Communications of J. T.I. Russia ”, talked about how important it is for companies to just fill out a questionnaire. In his opinion, self-reflection is especially valuable when answering the questionnaire: for companies it is a good tool for assessing their own performance.
The idea of developing corporate philanthropy in the regions was supported by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation: selected by the ministry within the framework of the competition “Leaders of corporate philanthropy.North-West “projects will receive prizes as” The best programs (projects) contributing to the development of infrastructure for the activities of non-profit organizations, charity and volunteering in the region of the company’s presence. ” Other nominations include “The best program (project) contributing to the development of education in the Northwestern Federal District”, “The best program (project) contributing to the development of local communities.”
The organizers expect a significant increase in the number of applications from the subjects in comparison with the federal competition.“We, as the organizers of the Leaders of Corporate Philanthropy project, have been thinking for a long time about paying special attention to regional specifics,” notes Alexandra Boldyreva , Executive Director of the Forum of Donors . – We thought about a separate regional sub-ranking, various options for nominations, but in the end we realized that it is much more interesting and more effective to pay attention to individual regions, to look at the specifics. Without grant support and the interest of the regions themselves, of course, it would be almost impossible to start such a large-scale story, so we are glad and grateful for the response and interest that we saw already at the start. “
Acceptance of applications for participation in the regional competition will begin on March 1. For additional information please call: (499) 978-59-93, + 7-965-329-85-64 or e-mail: [email protected]
Organizer of the project “Leaders of corporate charity. Regions “- Association of grantmaking organizations” Forum of Donors “. Co-organizer in the North-West Federal District – Vedomosti. Northwest”. Official partner – St. Petersburg State University. Regional partner – the center “Garant”.The project is carried out using a grant from the President of the Russian Federation for the development of civil society provided by the Presidential Grants Foundation.
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Among companies with 15 or more full-time appraisers
|“Leader in real estate appraisal in St.Moscow and Moscow region ”||LLC “Center for Independent Expertise of Property”|
|“Leader in real estate appraisal in St. Petersburg and the North-West Federal District”||LLC “Assessment Center” Avers ”|
|“Leader in real estate appraisal in the Central Federal District”||AFK-Audit LLC|
|“Leader in Business Assessment”||CJSC “RUSSIAN APPRAISAL”|
|“Professionalism and experience of the team”||NJSC “Euroexpert”|
Among companies with 5 to 15 full-time appraisers
|“Leader in real estate appraisal in St.Moscow ”||LLC “KOMPAS”|
|“Leader in real estate appraisal in the Moscow region”||LLC “Terra Doks Invest”|
|“Leader in real estate appraisal in the Central Federal District”||LLC “Agency for Appraisal of Kovaleva and Co”|
|“Leader in real estate appraisal in St.St. Petersburg and the Northwestern Federal District ”||LLC “Assessment Center” PN ”|
|“Leader in real estate appraisal in the Volga Federal District”||LLC “PCFKO-Orion”|
|“Leader in real estate appraisal in the Ural Federal District”||LLC “EKO-N”|
|“Leader in real estate appraisal in the Siberian Federal District”||JSC AK “BUSINESS PROFILE”|
|“Leader in real estate appraisal in the Volga and Far Eastern Federal Districts”||Property Appraisal Bureau LLC|
|“Leader in Business Assessment”||LLC “KO-INVEST”|
|“Leader in the assessment of movable property: machinery, equipment and vehicles”||LLC “TPK” PSV ”|
|“Professionalism and experience of the team”||LLC “IB-Consult”|
Among companies with up to 5 full-time appraisers
|“Leader in real estate appraisal in St.Moscow ”||FINANCIAL CONSULTING LLC|
|“Leader in real estate appraisal in the Moscow region”||LLC “FundOcenka”|
|“Leader in real estate appraisal in the Central Federal District”||LLC “Appraisal company” WarMi ”|
|“Leader in real estate appraisal in St.St. Petersburg ”||LLC “AKOM”|
|“Leader in real estate appraisal in the Northwestern Federal District”||LLC RC “Expert-Appraisal”|
|“Leader in real estate appraisal in the Volga Federal District”||LLC “OK” Teresa ”|
|“Leader in real estate appraisal in the Southern Federal District”||LLC “Consulting company” Analytic ”|
|“Leader in real estate appraisal in the Siberian Federal District”||LLC “Investaudit”|
|“Leader in real estate appraisal in the Far Eastern Federal District”||LLC “Kamchatka Center for Independent Evaluation” (KCNO)|
|LLC “Business audit appraisal”|
|“Leader in real estate appraisal in the North Caucasian Federal District”||LLC “AKF” Terza ”|
|“Leader in the assessment of movable property: machinery, equipment and vehicles”||LLC Agency of Financial Consultants “Concept”|
|“Professionalism and experience”||SP Filippova Tatiana Yakovlevna|
Academy of Student Leaders – National Research University Higher School of Economics
Permanent member of the St. Petersburg delegation to MIPIM.
From 2015 to the present – Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Urbanism, Urban Planning and Architecture, NP Russian Guild of Managers and Developers (RGUD).
From 2015 to the present – reads individual lectures on development as part of the MBA “Development” course at the St. Petersburg International Institute of Management (IMISP).
From October 2016 to the present – Chairman of the Residential Real Estate Committee of NP Russian Guild of Managers and Developers.
From November 2016 to the present – Chairman of the Committee for Construction and Development of the St. Petersburg Regional Branch of Delovaya Rossiya.
In September 2017, he was appointed Acting Chairman of the St. Petersburg Regional Branch of Delovaya Rossiya and became a member of the Council.
From 2018 to the present – Chairman of the St. Petersburg regional department of Business Russia.
From October 2017 to the present – Deputy Head of the Working Group “Improving the Business Climate in the Construction Industry” under the Governor of St. Petersburg.
From June 2018 to the present – Business Ambassador of Delovaya Rossiya in the Principality of Monaco, member of the General Council of Delovaya Rossiya.
From December 2019 to the present – Public Representative of the Commissioner for the Protection of the Rights of Entrepreneurs in St. Petersburg.
From April 2019 to the present – Coordinator of Delovaya Rossiya in the North-West Federal District.
From April 2019 to the present – member of the Council for Strategic Planning and Projects under the Governor of St. Petersburg.
From April 2019 to the present – a member of the working group of the State Council of the Russian Federation in the direction of “Construction, housing and communal services, urban environment”.
From May 2019 to the present – a member of the working subgroup in the direction of “Higher education” of the working group of the State Council of the Russian Federation in the direction of “Education and Science”.90,000 The All-Russian Conference “Traditional Religions – for a Strong Russia” was held in the Presidential Library
On November 2, 2016, on the eve of National Unity Day, the Presidential Library brought together representatives of religious organizations in Russia.
According to the Mufti, Chairman of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of St. Petersburg and the North-West Region of Russia Ravil Pancheev, the main topic of the conference is the unity of all peoples living in Russia, regardless of their views and religion. In addition, the event is designed to unite representatives of different religions, unite them and form a respectful attitude towards each other.
Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the North-West Federal District Nikolai Tsukanov in his greeting to the participants of the event noted that the activities of the leaders of religious organizations of traditional religions for Russia are of great importance for the country.It is aimed at creating an atmosphere of cultural unity, which is based on common moral values: justice, truth, hard work, respect for one’s neighbor, patriotism, love for the Fatherland.
Deputy Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the North-West Federal District Lyubov Sovershaeva in her opening speech to the participants of the event drew the attention of those present to the relevance of the conference topic. “The topic of traditional religions for a strong Russia has always been relevant.But it is especially relevant today, when sanctions are imposed on Russia, an information war is being waged up to information provocations. You and I know that when a danger arises in front of the country, we all together stand up for its defense – regardless of religion and nationality, ”said Lyubov Sovershaeva.
All-Russian conference “Traditional religions – for a strong Russia” is held with the participation of representatives of the Administration of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region, the Legislative Assembly, as well as leading theologians of traditional religions of Russia, religious scholars, ethnologists, political scientists and sociologists and is organized by the Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of St. Petersburg and North-West region with the support of the Administration of the Governor of St. Petersburg.The co-organizers were the St. Petersburg Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Jewish Religious Community of St. Petersburg, the St. Petersburg Buddhist Temple “Datsan Gunzechoynei”, the Armenian Apostolic Church, the Committee for Interethnic Relations and the Implementation of Migration Policy in St. Petersburg, the Department for Relations with Religious Associations Administration of the Governor of St. Petersburg, Fund for Support of Islamic Culture, Science and Education, ANO Center for Ethno-Religious Research.
It was also noted at the conference that one of the main goals of the Presidential Library is to unite a multinational country through the creation of a single interregional network.Today, in the offices of the Presidential Library, opened in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, people get unlimited access to the entire library fund, including a significant array of archival materials and publications protected by copyright. The library’s portal presents collections from all regions of our country, the total fund of the Presidential Library has more than 500 thousand storage units.
A conference on the role of political leaders in shaping the image of countries and regions will be held in Barnaul (list of reports).
September 19-20 at Altai State University (conference hall Federation of Internet Education, prosp. Lenin, 61, 1st floor, registration starts at 9:30) the traditional scientific and practical conference of the Altai school of political research. The topic of the conference: “Modern Russia and the World: development alternatives (the role of political leaders in shaping image of the country and region) “. We invite you to familiarize yourself with a preliminary list of reports.
Section 1 POLITICAL LEADERS AND IMAGES OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES (HISTORICAL AND MODERN EXPERIENCE)
Arshintseva O.A. Foreign policy aspects of the political leadership: problems of theory and history
Betmakaev A.M. Wall and showcase. Walter Ulbricht and the image of the GDR in 1960s
Bocharov Yu.B. Image of Russian politicians and businessmen in Israel
Bushev A.B. Discourse of American Politicians After 9/11: Stereotypes
Krugova N.I. Interpretation of the role of an outstanding personality in history: from Enlightenment to the present day
Kuzminykh N.Yu. Silvio Berlusconi as the embodiment of modern Of Italy
Kozlov V.A. F. Roosevelt and the New Deal: Specificity of the Dual Image
Makariev I.V. Mao Zedong’s politics and his image in the Soviet Union in 1949-1976
Malysheva N.S. Paul-Henri Spaak – “pro-American” politician in Belgium
Poltorakov A.Yu. Focus on Ukrainian-Russian relations international political image (for example, “gas conflict “January 2009)
Reut O. Ch. Black, feminine, digital. A sought-after political leader in the USA
Rubtsov P.V. Late Antique Images of the Emperor and the Region: Problems mutual influences
Skovorodnikov A.V. The image of D. Mikhailovich in the minds of the British political elite
Chernyshov Yu.G. The image of the state and national competitions of “great names ”
Ren Jianhua, Zhang Guoqing, Ding Hui The Role of Mao Zedong-s “Military Power” Strategy in Boosting China-s Image
Section 2 IMAGE OF RUSSIA (RUSSIAN EMPIRE, USSR) AND INFLUENCE ON HIS POLITICAL LEADERS
Gorbeleva E.A. Evolution of image perception V.V. Putin in Belarus in the period from 2000 to 2008.
Grigoryan G.P. Russia and the World: Mutual Cognition
Zolotarev M.S. The evolution of personal perception of L.I. Brezhnev in USA in the period from 1964 to 1982
Kozlovskaya I.G., Tomilova E.A., Fadeev K.V. The image of the political leader (by the example of V.V. Putin)
V. N. Kozulin Nicholas I and the image of Russia: on the issue of the role of personality in shaping the image of the country
Koshlakov D.M. Positive image of Russia in the world – political technology project or a consequence of authenticity
Krestinina E.S. Russian presidents through the eyes of foreign cartoonists
Lyabukhov I.V. On the question of assessments of Russia’s foreign policy under A. Kozyrev (1991-1996)
Mityaeva Yu.A. Dmitry Medvedev on political Runet
Sedletsky D.A. Images of Russian leaders: from Yeltsin to Medvedev
Sigareva E.P. Western view of Russia’s demography
Usovich K.I. The deep image of Russia in the paradigm of the mythological thinking
Section 3 THE ROLE OF POLITICAL LEADERS IN THE FORMATION OF REGIONAL IMAGES
Vishnevsky B.L. The role of political leaders in St. Petersburg in shaping the image of the region
Voronin D.V. The image policy of the leaders of Kuzbass and the formation image of the region
Zulyar Yu.A. Leaders of the recent history of the Irkutsk region as a mirror and the result of Russian regional policy
Kovalenko L.D. Political leader and his influence on the image of the region (Altai region)
Kozlov L.E. Investment image and the criminalization of political class in the subjects of the Federation. Far Eastern problems
Makarychev A.S. Image field of regional policy: Nizhny Novgorod and images of its identity
Malkov K.B. Political decisions in the face of uncertainty: their role in shaping the image of the political leader and the region
Mikheev S.C. Regional power and prospects for the formation of the image Of Russia
NOSTROY Vice-President Anton Moroz addressed the participants of the All-Russian competition of managers “Leaders of the construction industry”
The first online conference with the participation of the Organizing Committee, mentors, partners and participants of the All-Russian competition of managers “Leaders of the construction industry” was held on Thursday, May 20. In total, the event brought together over 100 participants.
The conference was opened by the Governor of the Tyumen Region, head of the All-Russian Center for National Building Policy Alexander Moor.He congratulated all the semifinalists of the competition, including 200 people, on successfully reaching the semifinals, and also thanked the mentors and partners. The head of the region stressed that everyone who made it to the semifinals already has a talent pool.
The importance of the competition aimed at creating human resources in the construction industry was noted in his welcoming speech by the head of the Moscow Region’s Glavgostroynadzor Artur Garibyan. He expressed confidence in the joint achievement of this common goal and said that Glavgostroynadzor pays special attention to the issue of personnel training together with MGSU.
On behalf of the National Association of Builders, the mentor of the competition, vice-president of NOSTROY Anton Moroz made a welcoming speech. He noted that such events today play an important role in the qualitative development of the construction industry and the formation of the image of the construction professions. The vice-president of the national association also said that NOSTROY is actively involved in the development of professional qualifications in construction and the implementation of an independent assessment system, and supports this event.
Anton Moroz expressed confidence that a strong talent pool will be formed based on the results of the competition, which will include the best managers with innovative ideas and proposals capable of making their personal contribution to the development of the entire construction complex in Russia.
“Two hundred people who are semi-finalists today form the talent pool that we badly need in the post-pandemic period. They will help to solve large-scale tasks assigned to the construction industry, ”said Anton Moroz, wishing all the participants of the competition productive, intensive work, constructive dialogue and achieving the best results.
Alexander Shalaev, head of the Glavgosexpertiza Training Center of Russia, joined the congratulations to the semifinalists. Addressing the participants, he expressed confidence that the competition would contribute to their career success. The speaker also invited his colleagues to the leadership training, which will be held on May 26 in an online format.
Alexander Moor added that a similar educational intensive course from DOM.RF will take place on June 3.
Candidate of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Architecture of the Ural Federal University named after the First President of Russia B.N. Yeltsina Irina Maltseva noted in her speech that “Leaders of the Construction Industry” is the main professional competition in the construction industry, the site of which serves, among other things, as a tool for increasing the prestige of managers.
“And remember, at the competition each of you is not judged, but appreciated!” – she addressed the participants and wished realization in life and vivid impressions.