Now that you have been a Rotarian for some time, how would you like to advance by learning more about the nuts-and-bolts of how Rotary works at all levels, how you can take a leadership role in helping your club become even stronger as a pillar of your community and a player on the world stage through involvement in RI’s global initiatives, and build your leadership skills to help Rotary, your career, and any other organization you belong to?
And, it’s free!
We’re talking here about attending the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI), a simple one-day investment of your time that will reap rewards for you and your club, with registration paid for by your club.
Registration already has opened for the RLI workshop to be held at the UAlbany School of Public Health on Saturday, October 20. Contact Bill Dowd if you are interested.
Many of your fellow SRC members have attended one or more RLI workshops over the years, with several of them completing three years of ever-increasing training and graduating with full certification. (Talk to Bill, Debbie Rodriguez, Dean and Doris Calamaras, our most recent graduates, for details.)
RLI offers a leadership development program in three sessions (Parts I, II, and III), and must be taken sequentially. The courses are designed to provide Rotary knowledge and to develop leadership skills for voluntary organizations. Some examples of course sessions include “The Perfect Meeting.” “A Look Outside the Club,” “The Rotary Foundation,” “Membership Retention,” five sessions on “Leadership,” “Creating Service Projects,” “Public Relations,” “Vocational Service,” “Membership Development,” “Analyzing a Rotary Club,” “International Service,” “Written Communications,” and “Public Speaking.”
RLI believes in course sessions with as much discussion/participation as possible. Discussion breakout sessions are limited to approximately 10 to 15 persons. Lectures are strictly limited. Course methods include discussion groups, role playing, problem-solving workshops, creating projects and audiovisual presentations. Everyone participates during the institute’s sessions.
A course workbook containing an institute manual, session program agendas, faculty biographies, and course outlines and materials, is provided to each attendee. In the Graduation Program level after participating in Parts, I, II, and III, graduates are eligible to attend in-depth seminars held at selected locations in conjunction with regular courses.