The Rotary Leadership Institute International is:

  • A leadership and development program to strengthen Rotary Clubs through education, collaboration and the exchange of ideas among its future leaders..
  • A three-part curriculum facilitated by experienced, trained faculty members who engage participants through open discussion, problem solving and creative role-play..
  • • A recommended program of Rotary International, more than 400 districts in 182 countries now offer it to their members..

The Rotary Leadership Institute International is not an official training program of Rotary International.

RLI International 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. (See Senior Leaders Advisory Board under Organizational Information). The R.I. Board has adopted a resolution recommending RLI or similar programs to the districts and the Council on Legislation has twice 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.
 
In addition to the basic three day course, RLI holds in-depth seminars on important Rotary subjects, including leadership, for the "graduates" of the basic course.
 
For further information contact PDG Tim Moore RLI Chair Australia Division at tim.moore@rotary9820.org.au