Fast changing world, power shifts and globalization urges us as a nation and a country to have one strong vision and a plan how to become an important player in the global world, seek leading positions in various important areas internationally, strive for excellence. It is crucial to have key success drivers identified in addition to a strong set of values as pillars for the successful development and achievement of this important goal.

GLL | Global Lithuanian Leaders continue their mission to unite international professionals of Lithuanian origin, ancestry, and affinity for the prosperity of Lithuania within dynamic global context and initiate the series of discussions powered by TRINITI, one of the leading law firms in Lithuania, itself emphasizing intellectual rigor and leadership among its lawyers and professionals.

The initiative is aimed to start comprehensive discussion on issues of key importance to Lithuania and its future but rarely, if ever, touched upon on public.

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7th Discussion: ”Lithuania, Quo vadis? Building Strong Communities”| December 14, 2015 |

During an open debate we explored the importance of strong united communities and their role in building a strong country. After decades of organized demolition of all forms of conscious, inter-related communities and neighborhoods, we finally see the renaissance of cooperation and coordinated operations in Lithuanian cities, towns and villages. The common goal to work together for safer, more positive and creative environment leads to birth of various community initiatives. How can we encourage people to cooperate and build communities? What would inspire and enable them to connect for the sake of common community or neighborhood goals?

Discussion panel;

  • Algimanta Pabedinskienė, Minister of Social Security and Labor 
  • Robertas Dargis, President of Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists
  • Ramūnas Karbauskis, CEO of “Agrokoncernas”, Founder of Naisiai project, Philantropist
  • Ieva Petronytė, Director of The Civil Society Institute
  • Andrius Ciplijauskas, Founder of Beepart Pilaitės Community Center
  • Mindaugas Danys, Social Innovator, Member of the Council of Antakalniečiai Community
  • ModeratorLinas Sabaliauskas, Managing partner at law firm TRINITI

Partner of the Event:

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6th Discussion “Lithuania, Quo Vadis? Leadership In the XXI Century: Do We Have a Recipe?” | October 21, 2015 |

The discussion aimed to bring up the issues of the role of leadership in the contemporary society, the concept of adaptive leadership, the relationship between leadership and authority,  the individual and institutional dynamics of change. The participants were challenged to look beyond quick technical answers and encouraged to examine yourself and your competing commitments and loyalties in their organization or community.

Discussion panel:

  • Ed O’Malley, CEO, Kansas Leadership Center
  • Rytis Paulauskas, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva
  • Prof. Ramūnas Vilpišauskas, Director, the Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University
  • Moderator – Linas Sabaliauskas, Managing partner at Law Firm TRINITI

Partner of the Event:

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5th Discussion: “Lithuania, Quo Vadis? Road To Innovative Country“ | September 16, 2015 |
Lithuania aims to become the leading innovations country in Europe. How to achieve this? What is the current state of science valleys, relations between business and science, strategy of Lithuanian education system? We invited a good mix of politicians, scientist, academics and business people to talk about solutions and best recipes for our country.

Discussion panel:

  • Prof. Rimantas Jankauskas, Pro-Rector for Studies at Vilnius University
  • Raimundas Paliukas, Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, Committee of Education, Science and Culture
  • Dr. Algirdas Ziogas, Head of R&D, Stem Cell Research Centre, Northway Group
  • Rimantas Kraujalis, Eksma Board Chair
  • Kristijonas Vizbaras, One of the Brolis Semiconductors Founders, CTO
  • Moderator – Linas Sabaliauskas, TRINITI law firm managing partner.

Partner of the Event:

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4th Discussion: “Lithuania, Quo Vadis? Creating Public Good“ | November 26, 2014 |

The goal of this discussion was to highlight the importance and role of the philanthropists creating public good in the society. Is there a mutual understanding between the society and philanthropists on why, when and for what causes it is important to receive/give the support to foster positive change and growth? Does Lithuanians have culture of giving and receiving the support? How to implement and grow the culture of philanthropy, culture of sharing in Lithuania?

Discussion panel:

  • Juratė Kazickas, Kazickas Foundation
  • Prof. Dr. habil Egidijus Aleksandravicius – public Lithuanian intelectual, historian, publicist, culture researcher, Vytautas Magnus University History department professor and director of VMU Lithuanian Emigration Institute
  • Alvydas Žabolis, Žabolis and Partners
  • Moderator – Linas Sabaliauskas, TRINITI law firm managing partner

Partner of the Event:

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3rd Discussion: “Lithuania, Quo Vadis? Our Universities“ | September 17, 2014 | 

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The third discussion aimed to discuss and answer to a very important question: are our universities able to grow the young Lithuanian leaders? Leaders who will keep creating globally successful Lithuania.

Discussion panel:

    • Sigitas Besagirskas – Economic and Financial Director | Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists
    • Gintaras Sarafinas – Editor in Chief | Magazine “Reitingai”
    • Ainius Lašas – Lecturer | Bath University in the UK 
    • Prof. Petras Baršauskas – Rector of KTU University
    • Vilius Kontrimas – Rector of ISM University of Management and Economics
    • Moderator – Linas Sabaliauskas, law firm TRINITI managing partner

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2nd Discussion: “Lithuania, Quo Vadis? Education“ | May 28, 2014 | 

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Recording of the discussion:

The second discussion took place on May 29 where we asked – why such a large percentage of graduates undertake unskilled jobs though Lithuania ranks first in the European Union (EU) by higher education attainment rate among young adults? Why students are lacking motivation to learn, and the profession of a teacher is losing prestige and authority?

While declaring an aspiration for change, why politicians hesitate to fundamentally reform the education system? Does Lithuania have a clear educational policy and defined ways to reach it?

Discussion panel:

  • Vaidas Bacys, former Vice Minister of Education and Science.
  • Austėja Landsbergienė, PhD in Education, founder of the school ‘Karalienė Morta’.
  • Ričardas Ališauskas,  Head of Bureau for Strategic Programs,  Ministry of Education and Science of Lithuania.
  • Saulius Žukas, CEO publishing house ‘Baltos lankos’.
  • Moderator – Linas Sabaliauskas, law firm TRINITI managing partner

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1st Discussion: “Lithuania, Quo Vadis?“ | March 20, 2014 |

Last 24 years witnessed major power shifts and developments. Lithuania has reached the objectives of historical importance: restored its independence, completed multi-step processes of European and global integration by entering the EU and NATO, and almost finalised the last national challenge –  introduction of euro.

These impressive results prove the ability of Lithuanians to aim high, work hard and unite for common goals.

With main objectives achieved, what shall Lithuania aim for next? Do Lithuanians, locally and globally, have a vision and objectives to reach out for? What idea or goal could inspire and bring everybody together?

The guests and speakers will gather to share their insights on national inspirations and unifying goals, discuss the present potential for future rise and prosperity of our country.

Pictures from the event.

Interview with the participants of the discussion:

Full recording of the discussion can be found here.

Discussion panel:

  • Algirdas Kaušpėdas, Lithuanian rock musician, the leader of Lithuanian rock group Antis, an architect and one of the Sąjūdis initiators.
  • Dr. Arvydas Anušauskas, a Member of International Historical Commission, member of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania 2012-2016.
  • Gabrielius Landsbergis, an advisor to the Government Chancellor’s Office in the Foreign and EU Affairs Division, a candidate to the European Parliament.
  • Juras Požėla, a member of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania 2012-2016.