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Agenda

Sovreign Council Meeting

Sovereign Council Meeting

Sovereign Council is open to all members to attend as observers and attendance is encouraged.

The Forum

Overarching Forum Theme

 

The Forum will be situated within the context of the present-day and the evolving twenty-first century. It will focus on existing and emerging social issues that challenge, or will be expected to challenge, society and governments’ ability to address them. This, and subsequent deliberations, will be overlaid by priory/commandry-specific perspectives and considerations.

The Forum will focus on identifying social issues requiring support from the non-government sector in partnership with government or other non-government organisations, or as separate initiatives.

Against this background, the Forum will consider how different priories and commandries might develop appropriate responses as they seek to undertake their ongoing daily functions consistent with fulfilling the objects of the Order.

The Forum will also provide an opportunity to reflect on the historical roots or origins and evolution of the Order which gave rise to our customs, traditions, ethos, protocols and procedures.

To these ends, the Forum will explore possible roadmaps of future pathways for the Sovereign Order of St John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitallers as the twenty-first century progresses. 

In essence, the Forum will provide opportunities for the ordinary members of the Sovereign Order to articulate their ideas and have their say on the work of the Order, which will only be achieved through the commitments and efforts of its members.

Proposed Implementation


It is proposed to undertake the program through a number of sessions of verbal presentations and panel discussions. Presentations will be grouped into sessions (two per session) with panels occupying stand-alone sessions.

Each presentation will comprise a total of 25 minutes (15 minutes presentation followed by 10 minutes discussion/ in a Q&A format).

It is proposed to include two keynote presentations (one at the commencement of each Forum part). The Forum will be structured into eight sessions over the two morning parts.  

Unlike many contemporary ‘conferences’, this Forum has been designed and will be structured to provide the audience with maximum opportunities to participate, for example, with a question time built into the conclusion of each individual presentation, a session summary section, and audience participation in each panel discussion.

It is proposed to video record the total Forum proceedings and consideration will be given to live streaming.

Proposed Outputs

It is proposed to produce an edited record of the Forum’s proceedings which will involve presentations being developed into papers (powerpoint presentations where that is not possible) and the capture of panel discussions. Session introductions and summaries will also be captured in the edited proceedings. The editors will be drawn from the SCM24 Member’s Forum Sub-Committee.

 

The edited proceedings will be supported by the video capture of the Forum.

Forum program

The Forum will run over two mornings along the following format:

 

Part 1:

Session 1

Keynote Address 1
08:30 - 09:00 = Forums Registration
09:00 - 09:05 = Introduction / House Keeping
09:05 - 09:30 = Keynote 1 - HE. Bailiff Emeritus René Tonna Barthet

Session 2

History of the Sovereign Order of St John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitallers

09:30 - 09:35 = Session Introduction and scene setting
09:35 - 10:00 = Presentation
10:00 - 10:25 = Presentation

10:25 - 10:30 = Session Summary
10
:30 - 11:00 = Morning Break

Session 3

Emerging social issues of the Twenty-first century
11:00 - 11:05 = Session Introduction and scene setting
11:05 - 11:30 = Presentation – a domestic perspective
11:30 - 11:55 = Presentation – an international perspective
11:55 - 12:00 = Session Summary

Session 4

Challenges for the Sovereign Order of St John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitallers responding to these existing and anticipated social challenges
12:00 - 12:05 = Session Introduction and scene setting
12:05 - 13:00 = Panel Discussion
13:00 = Lunch

Part 2:

Session 5

Keynote Address 2
09:00 - 09:05 = Welcome to Part 2
09:05 - 09:30 = Keynote 2 - Tbc (Expert in Community Services)

Session 6

Emerging social issues of the Twenty-first century
09:30 - 09:35 = Session Introduction and scene setting
09:35 - 10:00 = Presentation
10:00 - 10:25 = Presentation
10:25 - 10:30 = Session Summary
10:30 - 11:00 = Morning Tea

Session 7

Incorporating and recruiting a younger profile
11:00 - 11:05 = Session Introduction and scene setting
11:05 - 11:30 = Presentation
11:30 - 11:55 = Presentation
11:55 - 12:00 = Session Summary

Session 8

Emerging social issues of the Twenty-first century
12:00 - 12:05 = Session Introduction and scene setting
12:05 - 13:00 = Panel Discussion
13:00 = Lunch

Part 3: (half day)

Only if more presentations proposed that cannot be accommodated in the allocated two half day sessions

Session 9

Keynote Address 2
13:30 - 13:35 = Session Introduction and scene setting
13:35 - 14:00 = Presentation
14:00 - 14:25 = Presentation
14
:25 - 14:50 = Presentation
14:50 - 15:00 = Session Summary

Forum Call for speakers

This is a first call for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from members who would like to be considered for a presentation in the Session of their interest or from members who would like to participate as a panellist for one of the two panel sessions. EOIs for presentations can be a single person or from a number of joint authors. Each Panel will involve four panellists ideally drawn from different Commanderies and Priories from across the Sovereign Order. Note that single presentations are 15 minutes duration each and panellists will be assigned five minutes of exclusive speaking time. All sessions, especially the panels, will include Q and A time allowing for maximum audience participation. 

The final Forum program will be published in Mid June

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