Rotary Leadership Institute Comes to Ann Arbor, Saturday, July 21, 2018

Excellent leadership is the key to successful service by our clubs to our communities and the world. Established in 1992, the mission of the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is to provide our clubs’ future leaders with the Rotary knowledge and leadership skills that will make them and their clubs more effective.

Our RLI division is the Great Lakes Division. The GL Division include Districts 6290, 6360, and 6380.  The first training session was held in November 2009, and Renee Merchant, PDG of District 6360, is our division chair.

What makes the RLI program so effective is that it provides both general leadership training and training in Rotary’s history and programs. For example, the RLI course contains modules on leadership characteristics and communications skills, as well as modules on the Rotary Foundation and “Rotary Beyond the Club.” The objective is to give the student not only the skills needed to make him or her a better leader, but also a more knowledgeable Rotarian.

The course is a series of three, interactive one-day sessions. And, when they say interactive, then mean interactive. All of the sessions are facilitated discussions. You’re not just being lectured to, you’re involved in the discusssions right from the get go. In fact, you’ll probably learn more from your fellow students than you will from the facilitators!

All three session will next be offered on Saturday, July 21, 2018, right here in Ann Arbor at the Holiday Inn on Plymouth Road. The cost is $79.00 and includes both breakfast and lunch.

I am both and RLI graduate and facilitator and recommend that every Rotarian consider taking the course. The course will help you be both a better leader and a better Rotarian.

To register for the course, go to the RLI Great Lakes website. If you haven’t attended RLI before, register for Part I. If you would like more information, please contact me by emailing or phoning 734-930-6564.