The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a series of fast paced, interactive, (one weekend) courses offered to refine a Rotarian’s leadership skills and increase their base knowledge of Rotary.
Courses are fun, topical, interactive and geared to busy business-people and professionals who would like to be more dynamic as leaders and members of their vocation and club. The training provides a better understanding of Rotary and its programmes, thus developing more effective Rotarians.
The Rotary Leadership Institute was formed in 1992 and it has been adopted by 192 Rotary Districts in 94 countries around the world. Participants are expected to contribute their experience and ideas in facilitated discussion groups (not more than 15 participants) and the aim is to acquire leadership skills and grow Rotary knowledge.
A deeper understanding of the unique nature of each Rotary club is fostered and participants are encouraged to learn from these differences. The style of the courses is conversational and learning comes by sharing knowledge, ideas and opinions.
The Institute offers courses in two full day sessions ( 9:00 am to 5:00pm) and participants must complete day 1 before proceeding to day 2.
Rotary Clubs are asked to select at least two candidates for RLI annually and encouraged to send as many members as show interest in attending.
Graduates return to their club with enthusiasm, new contacts, fresh ideas, an increased understanding of their potential as Rotarians, adding valuable skills that will impact on the club.
For 2023-24, the cost per Rotarian Is typically $180 for the weekend and it is usual for clubs to pay this charge for their members. Date for upcoming course is listed below:
2024 TBA          Charles Campbell College
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.
  • Very interesting and thought provoking. The sessions flowed well.
  • The course was well presented. Loved the enthusiasm and obvious commitment.
  • I found the information very good and gave a better understanding how Rotary works and what is available.
Contact details:         PDG Jane Owens
                                      0438 844 485  
Rotary ZONE 8 – Rotary Leadership Institute