saturday, 13 february

8:30 – 09:00 Devotions (optional)~ located in Chiangmai # 1
9:00 – 11:00 START Session IV: CHURCH
  Worship with Mac Powell and Abundant Grace Church Worship Team
  Keynote by Krish Kandiah
  Keynote by Rebecca Nhep
  Panel discussion with Aiah Foday-Khabenje, Billy Chondwe and Shiferaw Michael
  Keynote by Sergei Demidovich
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00 CHOICE SESSION 3
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:15 – 15:45 CHOICE SESSION 4
15:45 – 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 – 18:00 START Session V: MOVEMENT
  Keynote by Jedd Medefind
  Panel discussion with Menchit Wong, Alan Charter and Juliette Arulrajah
  Table Discussions
  Keynote by Susan Hillis
  Keynote by Ruslan Maliuta
19:00 – 19:15 Load buses and depart for Cultural event
20:45 – 21:45 Chiang Mai Old Culture Center (off site and includes dinner)

CHOICE SESSION 3 - Family/Church

Saturday – 11:30 – 13:00

  • STRATEGIZING C - Communicating the Message of a World Without Orphans - Board Room #1
    • Steve Weber, Brittany DeVries and Alexander Evsyukov Taking the message to the nations is the call of many. We will work together to identify significant strategies to communicate this message in a clear and concise manner.
  • 21) Activating the Local Church in Orphan Care (SHARE) - Chiangmai Room #5
    • David Hennessey, Daniel Kaggwa, Peter Dudnik , and Billance Chondwe Churches are stepping into the orphan crisis around the globe. Experts will share their experiences, challenges and ideas of how to continue moving forward and activating the local church.
  • 22) Home for Good - United Kingdom (SHOWCASE) - Chiangmai Room #4
    • Phil Green, Alan Charter, and Krish Kandiah Launched in 2013, Home for Good raises awareness of the need for foster and adoptive parents, encourages families to provide loving homes for children in care, and equips the Church to offer welcoming communities for them. Home for Good is dedicated to inspiring, equipping and coordinating a network of local movements, churches and individuals who are making this vision a reality. There are 4,000 children waiting for adoption and another 8,600 in need of foster families. Home for Good is seeking families to meet this challenge.
  • 23) CRANE – Children at Risk Network - Uganda (SHOWCASE) - Chiangmai Room #3
    • Miriam Friday and Faith Kembabazi CRANE is a network of Christian organizations working with children at risk in Kampala, Uganda. The Network currently works with over 120 organizations that together, have over 2,804 staff and 63,846 volunteers caring for more than 50,000 children.
  • 24) Building Trauma Informed Teams - Part 3 (SKILL BUILDING) - Board Room #4
    • Lynn Johnston and Johanna Buchman You will receive training on the delivery of a three day training course that will raise awareness of how trauma impacts the brain. The session will also present strategies to work with youth who have been impacted by trauma. Persons completing this certificate class (three parts to this session) will be given a training certificate, curriculum for the three day course, power points and handouts. In addition, you will receive two additional courses: a three hour course for workers and a three hour course for caregivers.
  • 25) Media That Works for Ministry - Part 3 (SKILL BUILDING) - Board Room #3
    • Norv Brown Clearly it is a challenge for the layperson to create powerful presentations when sharing about the orphan crisis. This is a skill building session that will help you understand how to develop a compelling story by using your cell phone, camera or ipad to capture a moment, and then put it together in a way that brings awareness to the needs of orphans. You must bring a camera and computer to this session in order to participate. You will receive a certificate and directions on how to use many different types of tools to enhance your presentations.
  • 26) Recruiting, Preparing and Supporting Foster and Adoptive Parents (SHARE) - Chiangmai Room #2
    • Nan Beeler, Mick Pease, Jane Arnott, Marek Wnuk, Pam Parish, and Suthasinee Naptunya Children in orphanages have often been traumatized by severe family problems, abandonment, maltreatment, and living in orphanages. They may have developmental delays, and emotional and behavioral problems that are challenging for even the most loving, committed foster and adoptive parents. Fostering and adopting these children is certainly an act of faith and love and requires specialized knowledge and parenting skills.
      This panel of experts will discuss the foster/adoption program components necessary to ensure the right people are selected, prepared and supported in parenting these vulnerable children. They will discuss challenges and implementation strategies; and there will be a question and answer period. The panel consists of experts who have implemented foster care and adoption programs in their own countries and internationally. Two of them are also foster/adoptive parents. Their discussion will help you think through how to implement strategies for finding and supporting foster and adoptive parents in your country.
  • 27) Keeping the Vertical Connection (SHARE) - Chiangmai Room #1
    • Greg Haswell and Susan Hillis King David discovered that when the Lord was his shepherd, He restored his soul (Psalm 23:3) Under great pressure David could still truthfully declare that his soul found rest in God (Psalm 62:1) Jesus, who exactly represented God on earth, promised that under His yoke we will find rest for our souls (Matthew 11:29) This session will remind and equip leaders to engage with God in order to strengthen their inner beings. God does not intend for us to accomplish His calling without His empowering. He expects to be our source and knows that in our own strength we are limited. Therefore we are going to talk about how to avoid running on empty, how we strengthen ourselves in the Lord, and the key habits that empower transformation in this area. You are too busy not to come to this session.
  • 28) Discipling the Heart of a Child - Part 2 (SKILL BUILDING) - Nopphakao Room #2
    • George Ebenezer Teaching a child in the way he should go requires skills and direction. This is a training program that will train participants to train others in the area of discipleship of children. The focus will be on discipling youth who are vulnerable, exploited or orphaned. This session (a 2 part session) will provide you with a trainer guide, powerpoints and handouts.
  • 29) Attachment - Part 1 (SKILL BUILDING) - Nopphakao Room #3
    • Barbara Ruegger and Daria Bondarenko Orphans all have experienced loss and this skill building session will bring a training program for you to take back into your ministry to use with parents, caregivers, workers, and any person who is working with children who have suffered the loss of their families. You will receive a certificate (this is a two part session), trainer guide, powerpoints, and handouts.
  • 30) Bethany and ACE: Foster to Adopt Collaboration - Ethiopia and Zambia (SHOWCASE) - Nopphakao Room #1
    • Cari Armbruster and Bill Blaquiere The session will discuss and describe a model for initiating a foster and foster to adopt model in countries where foster to adopt does not exist. It will define family foster care and why children need family foster care and have a right to receive this care.

CHOICE SESSION 4 - Church/Movement

Saturday – 14:00 – 15:45

  • STRATEGIZING D - Conducting a Forum in Your Own Country - Board Room #1
    • Ruby Johnston and Ruslan Maliuta While many want to carry forth the message of A World Without Orphans, developing a forum for this purpose is sometimes a challenge. We will look at the key elements needed to conduct a successful forum in your country, city or sphere of influence.
  • 31) Country Movements: Challenges and Strategies (SHARE) - Nopphakao Room #1
    • Stefi Micliuc, Billance Chondwe, Alex Sam, Ivan Ikliushin, Vadim Iashin, Roman Korniyko, Oleg Shelashskiy, George Abaidoo, Sukhen Biswas, and Rafael Afanador The World Without Orphan movement is growing around the globe. This session will focus on county leader stories of how their own regions or country has met the challenge and stepped into the movement with passion. You will leave inspired and full of new ideas.
  • 32) Developing Partnerships and Collaboration (SHARE) - Chiangmai Room #5
    • Brian Wilkinson, Alan Charter, Gordon Showell-Rogers, Lyall Hallick, and Tri Budiardjo Recognizing the importance of partnerships is not difficult, but understanding how to build those partnerships is critical. Strategic partnerships with other networks and organizations can be vital to the success of your organization’s goals and initiatives. Partnerships have the potential to concentrate the focus on a particular problem, create alliances among organizations and churches that might not normally work together, and keep the approach to issues consistent.
  • 33) Rehabilitation: Using Diagnostics to Create a Plan of Care for Children in Out-of-Home Care - Part 1 (SKILL BUILDING) - Board Room #3
    • Marek Wnuk Children and youth who have been hurt from the impact of exploitation, separation and loss need special assistance in development. This session will prepare the trainer to help others in understanding the strategies and challenges of helping a child with their growth and development. (This is a two part session)
  • 34) Church and Government (SHARE) - Chiangmai Room #1
    • Mykola Kuleba, Vivienne Ng, and Sarah Chhin For Government and the Church to work in unity as partners to build strong programs for children and families can be a challenging. However, there are experiences of others that will bring hope to the challenge. Experts will share their experiences and give solid advice and strategies which can make a difference in building church and government partnerships.
  • 35) Using Arts & Media in Advocacy (SHARE) - Chiangmai Room #2
    • Karen Springs, Brittany DeVries, Jeff Rogers, Samuel Rich, and Mac Powell What is story and what are the stories in your nation waiting to be told? How can you use music, photography and film to tell the stories in your nation in order to advocate change for orphans? With media experts from various fields, this session will explore these questions and give practical ideas and examples about how to engage artists, how to use social media as a platform, and ultimately how to use the arts as a medium to create CHANGE for the fatherless!
  • 36) Changing Mindsets and Practice: ACC International Case Study - Australia (SHOWCASE) - Chiangmai Room #3
    • Rebecca Nhep This session will explore ACCI’s approach to transitioning from institutional to non-institutional programs for children in their overseas aid and development programs, and the process of changing mindsets about residential care within the broader ACC movement.
  • 37) Self Care When Working With Traumatized Youth - Part 1 (SKILL BUILDING) - Board Room #4
    • Kathy Hallick and Bev van Rensburg One of the primary challenges in working in orphan ministry is the issue of secondary traumatic stress and/or compassion fatigue. Trainers will be given a two-day curriculum (this is a two part session) that will help others manage the issues of self-care. The National Traumatic Stress Network from the United States says that one of the most neglected skills of workers who serve children is that of caring for self. You will receive a certificate, trainer guide, powerpoints and handouts.
  • 38) Wraparound Services for Church Orphan Care from the Perspective of Foster/Adoptive Parents (SHOWCASE) - Chiangmai Room #4
    • David Hennessey and Pam Parish The church can make a difference – although not everyone is called to adopt or foster a child, everyone can do something. The church highlighted in this session has paved the way and demonstrates that every church and every believer can do something in answer to the scripture in James 1:27.
  • 39) Attachment - Part 2 (SKILL BUILDING) - Nopphakao Room #3
    • Barbara Ruegger and Daria Bondarenko Orphans all have experienced loss and this skill building session will bring a training program for you to take back into your ministry to use with parents, caregivers, workers, and any person who is working with children who have suffered the loss of their families. You will receive a certificate (this is a two part session), trainer guide, powerpoints, and handouts.
  • 40) Keeping Families Together - Thailand (SHOWCASE) - Nopphakao Room #2
    • Songkran Mapaisansin, Pastor  Passorn Sriprayournpisarn, Mr. Permpoon Lappunya, Mrs. Jurarat Lappunya, and Kimberly Quinley Do you want to see orphaned and vulnerable children become part of a loving sustainable family that has been empowered and stregthened through the local church in their community? Come to this session and learn how to mobilize the local church and community to strengthen families through holistic development training, income generation assistance, educational opportunities, psychosocial support, healthcare and spiritual transformation.
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