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Contact information for a topic not covered:
Andy Hagan, DG, (956) 952-0944, andyhagan@rotary5930.com
Kathy Preddy, D5930 RLI Administration, (956) 536-7218, rli@rotary5930.com
 
What is our mission and Philosophy?
Mission Statement - The Rotary Leadership Institute is a grassroots, multi-district leadership development program whose mission is to strengthen Rotary clubs through quality leadership education.
RLI Philosophy - "Having leadership skills does not alone assure good Rotary leadership.  An effective Rotary leader must ALSO have Rotary knowledge, perspective about where Rotary has been, where it is now and a vision of what Rotary can be."
 
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Courses will be given for the nominees to foster Rotary knowledge and leadership skills. It is hoped that these courses will also motivate the participants to be enthusiastic, creative and dedicated Rotarians. Those who complete all sessions of the three parts for their full duration will receive recognition of completion (whether held in-person or virtually). Course methods will reflect the most innovative and participatory methods possible. Methods will include discussion groups, role-playing, problem solving workshops, group planning exercises, etc. Lectures are limited.
 
What are the courses?
D5930 offers a leadership course in three parts (Part I, II, III) plus a LS RLI Graduate course for those who have completed all three of the previous parts. The courses are designed to provide Rotary knowledge and to develop leadership skills for voluntary organizations. Some examples of course sessions include, "A Look Outside the Club", "Membership Orientation & Activation", "Introduction to Leadership", "Creating Service Projects", Problem Solving Workshops", "Vocational Service", "Effective Committees", "Membership Development", "The Rotary Foundation", "Analyzing a Rotary Club", "The Object of Rotary", "The District", "International Service", "Problems of Leadership", "Creative Service", "Written Communications:, "Motivating Rotarians & Effecting Change".
 
What are the teaching methods?
The Institute believes in course sessions with as much discussion/participation as possible. Class size is limited to 20 participants. Lectures are strictly limited. Course methods include discussion groups, role-playing, problem solving workshops, creating projects and audiovisual presentations. Everyone participates during one of the Institute's sessions.
 
Who are the faculty?
The faculty members are carefully selected by the Institute for their teaching abilities. They are drawn from all areas of the member districts and occasionally from outside the member districts. Each new faculty member must attend a training program and various periodic reorientation programs. The results of evaluations help the Institute to improve the course content and instruction.
 
Why do we need a leadership institute?
Rotary needs a constant influx of leadership as club officers, etc. change every year. It is difficult at the club level to learn enough about the exciting world of Rotary with its 1.2 million members in 164 countries. Furthermore, leadership skills in a voluntary organization are often different from business leadership skills. It is important that club leaders have every opportunity for education because the success or failure of our clubs depends in large part on the quality of their leaders.
 
Should our club participate?
If your club cares about its future, it will want the best leadership possible. This is an outstanding opportunity for each club to improve the Rotary knowledge of its key people, who will also be exposed to new ideas of leadership. The exchange of ideas with other experienced Rotarians and Rotaractors alone makes the courses worthwhile.  
 
The Rotary Leadership Institute is not an official training program of Rotary International.