It is our genuine pleasure to announce the Rotary Leadership Institute schedule for the 2016-2017 Rotary year. This program is a quality leadership development program for our member Rotarians.
DG Pat Cross and District Gover-Elect Gary Anddrew and I strongly recommend this program and encourage you, as club president to do so as well. You were encouraged at PETS and District Training Assembly to begin planning for this opportunity. The new Rotary year will begin soon and now is the time to put that planning into action! Our goal in the upcoming Rotary year is to have at least one Rotarian from every club in the district to participate. Please carefully review the following information about the program.
What Is The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)?
RLI is a grassroots coalition of Rotary districts implementing a leadership development program for "potential" leaders of Rotary Clubs. Established in 1992, RLI has become a worldwide organization with divisions in every Continent of the world. While it is an unofficial program of Rotary International, it has substantial support of a number of past Rotary International Presidents and current, past and incoming R.I. Directors. The R.I. Board has adopted a resolution recommending RLI or similar programs to the districts and the Council on Legislation has recommended RLI to the Board.
RLI believes that excellent Club leadership (all types of club leaders) is essential to the future of Rotary in a complex and fast changing world. Most Rotarians have not been exposed to the great scope of Rotary around the world and have not considered what leadership skills are necessary to move Rotary forward.
RLI strongly believes that a good Rotary Club leader must know the evolution of Rotary, its current status and activities in the world and have a vision for what Rotary can be in the future. Therefore, RLI provides a three day non-consecutive basic course in both Rotary knowledge and leadership skills, especially for voluntary organizations. In addition to the specific leadership skills sessions, all the RLI sessions have a leadership component. To complement the basic three day course, RLI holds in-depth seminars on important Rotary subjects, including leadership, for the "graduates” of the basic course.
Who should attend?
The mission of RLI is to have the clubs in the member districts identify those with the potential for future club leadership and send them to RLI courses at club expense. All member clubs may send any club Rotarian to RLI courses and any Rotarian may attend any course at his/her own initiative.
The overriding goal of the courses for club Rotarians is to create ENTHUSIASM for Rotary by opening up to them the world of Rotary outside of their own clubs and also showing them the great potential of Rotary service for the benefit of the world that can be furthered with excellent leadership in our clubs.
RLI is a general education program, while most Rotary International training programs are "job-specific"; that is R.I. trains Rotarians for specific positions. RLI is not a PETS or any other district training program, but graduates of RLI bring a greatly enhanced background in Rotary when they later attend job-specific programs.
What is the schedule for implementation in District 6860 during calendar year 2016 and 2017?
Part 1- Saturday, August 27th, 2016 Location TBD
Part 1- Saturday, November 12th, 2016 Location TBD
Part 2- Saturday, November 12th, 2016 Location TBD
Part 1- Saturday, January 28th, 2017 Location TBD
Part 2- Saturday, January 28th, 2017 Location TBD
Part 3- Saturday, January 28th, 2017 Location TBD
Part 1- Saturday, May 20th, 2017 Location TBD
Part 2- Saturday, May 20th, 2017 Location TBD
Part 3- Saturday, May 20th, 2017 Location TBD
What are the costs?
A fee of $70 per participant is charged. This is a fee established by the Heart of America RLI division and is standard throughout all districts in the division. Because Governor Pat and District Governor-Elect Gary believe in this program so much, we are authorizing a $20.00 reimbursement for each of the first two attendees from each club as incentive in each Rotary year. Each club is, likewise, strongly encouraged to pay/reimburse the next $40.00 for each, thus leaving an investment of $10.00 and the time to attend for the individual attendees. Money well invested for all!!!!!!!!!!!!
What about registration?
Registration is simple and easy. Please click on this link and then click on the desired seminar. Complete the registration with special attention to payment instructions. An additional link is available in the DaCdb calendar.
Where can I learn more?
This program has a proven, successful, 20+ year track record. Please help us share that success with the deserving Rotarians in this district. Successful implementation of this program, in large part, depends on you.
You are encouraged to immediately identify one or more candidates within your club and get them started in the program.
Thank you for all you are doing for Rotary and your consideration of this opportunity!
Tom Greene, RLI Coordinator