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Engaging Rotarians & Strengthening Rotary Clubs Through Quality Leadership Education

The Rotary Leadership Institute is now being offered in District 5840. It is a development program using facilitation in small groups to engage Rotarians and strengthen clubs through quality leadership education.
RLI’s Part 1 is a great start for new Rotarians, as well as a good summary for experienced ones. It is suggested all members who are “new” to Rotary attend at least Part 1.
Parts 2 and 3 build on the foundation – completing all three parts is a great idea for incoming club presidents and board members. It builds action and sustainability in your local club!
RLI is held from 9:00-4:00pm (usually Saturdays) – Resource Materials with coffee/lunch/dessert are included – each Part is to be taken in order, and only one part per Saturday is allowed. The schedule and sign-up is online at the District 5840 website at  (scroll down left side under District Events or check the District Calendar).
Currently all three parts are offered quarterly (Sep/Nov/Feb/Mar/Apr). Each Part is $50.00 for the day.

Clubs are encouraged to pay for their members’ development (lunch is included) and any Rotarian is welcomed.

Here’s a snapshot of each Part: divided into 5-6 sessions, primarily focused on Leadership, Service & Membership*

PART ONE:  THE ROTARIAN (centered on the basics of being a Rotarian)

  • Insights Into Leadership (characteristics, volunteer motivation, leadership styles)
  • My Rotary World (org charts, core values, Rotary’s history)
  • Ethics – Vocational Service (guiding principles, examples, service ideas)
  • Foundation I - Our Rotary Foundation (world peace & understanding, operations, Future Vision)
  • Engaging Members (survey, age differences, development, assessment)
  • Creating Service Projects (meeting a need, creativity, sustainability)
PART TWO: THE    CLUB (essential applied skills & knowledge for club effectiveness)
  • Strategic Planning and Analysis (evaluation, priorities & goals) – double session
  • Attracting Members (target audience, attributes, membership process of Find/Bring/Keep)
  • Club Communication (elements of effective communications)
  • Team Building (committee structures: standard, large & small clubs)
  • Foundation II - Targeted Service (grant structure, areas of focus, sustainability)
PART THREE:   MY ROTARY JOURNEY   (higher Rotary service and critical examination of more complex issues)
  • Rotary Opportunities (structured programs, fellowships, action groups)
  • Effective Leadership Strategies (building consensus, coalitions, scenarios) – double session
  • Foundation III - International Service (developing projects, 6 Aims, 3 Criteria)
  • Public Image & Public Relations (resources, ideas, media plans)
  • Building A Stronger Club (interconnecting relationships, networking by age, employment, gender, ideas)
  • Making A Difference (applying RLI training to your own experience)
*emphasis by color: red for leadership; blue for service; green for membership

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