RLI 2017-2018

RLI Program 2017-18
The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a fast-paced, two-day course offered to build on a Rotarian's leadership skills and increase understanding of Rotary.
Courses are topical, interactive, and geared towards Rotarians who want to be more knowledgeable and effective leaders in their Clubs.
This internationally recognized course is collaborative in approach and provides opportunities to learn more about Rotary, its structure, its programs and the role and function of Club leaders.

Topics covered include
  • Effective Leadership
  • My Rotary World
  • The Rotary Foundation
  • Communication
  • Strategic Planning and Analysis
  • Service Projects
  • Attracting & Engaging Members
  • Public Image & Public Relations
  • Vocational Service
  • Team Building
  • And much more
Next RLI Course for 2017-18
     A tentative time will be April 2018
Details to be announced
This will be at St Michaels College.
  • an online Program using ZOOM Online Communications may be scheduled during the year and if you are interested in being part of this small group, please email
 DGN Jane Owens, as soon as possible, on   janeowens@internode.on.net    with an expression of interest.
While it is expected that the online mode will have particular appeal to country Rotarians, it is also available to any Rotarian or Rotaractor. no cost for the pilot and materials will be provided.
There will be
  • A 2 day course scheduled. Morning tea/ lunch/ materials provided at a moderate cost. 
Each Club is encouraged to send at least one person to this course.
Further courses will be offered as requested.
   A Registration Link will be in a District Dispatch prior to the Weekend Course.
For more information (D9500) contact
DGN Jane Owens,  Email:  janeowens@internode.on.net       
Mob: 0438 844 485
Rotary Clubs are encouraged to select at least one candidate for RLI annually.
Participants return to their Club with:
  • Confidence
  • Enthusiasm
  • New contacts
  • Fresh ideas
  • Increased understanding of their potential as Rotarians
  • Valuable skills impacting their potential leadership in the Club
Comments from Rotarians who have attended RLI
  • “Good course, well presented covering a lot of ground”. 
  • “Great to have more detail about Rotary beyond what we do at the Club”.
  • “Good to share knowledge and ideas.  Loved the enthusiasm and obvious commitment”.
  • “Very interesting and thought provoking.  The sessions flowed well”.
  • “Valuable information for new members but also for established Rotarians”.
  • “We think we know all about Rotary and it’s workings but this course facilitates, enlightens and educates more about leadership in Rotary”.
RLI offers a leadership course over two consecutive days.
Those attending each of the two course days for the full duration will receive recognition in the form of a Certificate and Special Pin.
What is the difference between RLI and PETS?
RLI is a general educational program, which starts well before Rotarians may wish to take on more demanding Club leadership roles.  It ensures a good grounding in Rotary whilst developing greater leadership skills.
PETS, like most RI training programs is more “Job Specific”.  It prepares incoming Club Presidents for that role.
Why do we need a Leadership Institute?
Rotary’s strength depends on the quality, education and leadership of its Rotarians.  Leadership skills in a voluntary organisation differ from those required in a business environment.  Equally, it is difficult, in the busy schedule of most Clubs to learn enough of the exciting world of Rotary with its over 1.2 million members in over 160 countries.
Clubs want the best, most skilled Rotarians possible to lead with vibrancy, confidence and enthusiasm.  The RLI program combines these two facets to ensure development of strong leadership skills coupled with sound Rotary knowledge.