RYLA is a 7 day residential leadership seminar. Young adults keen to exercise their leadership potential participate in a range of formal and informal activities, which promote leadership skills as desirable qualities.


Awardees will be supported and encouraged through activities like:

  • Guest Speakers
  • Forums
  • Seminar Sessions
  • Team Building
  • Problem Solving
  • Sport & Recreation

RYLA incorporates guest speakers who cover a diverse array of topics including public speaking, conflict resolution, ethics, living your passions, goal setting, self defence, volunteering & leadership. The week incorporates a lot of self development through a variety of mechanisms including reflection (individually and as a team), team work, sports and outdoor activities, dancing, and many others. RYLA will provide the opportunity for you to make a lot of new friends. RYLA will challenge awardees and test them, but a lot of fun will be had at the same time. 


Through these activities, you will learn and reinforce valuable leadership skills, including but not limited to:

  • Public Speaking
  • Self Confidence
  • Presentation
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Corporate and Social Ethics
  • Creative Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Team Building
  • Being a valuable Team Member
  • Goal Setting
  • Building Relationships

RYLA's focus is on assisting young people to develop their abilities as leaders, and to encourage them to reach their full potential as valuable members of society.

Participants can seize the opportunity to develop leadership, communication and problem solving skills, can practice new behaviours, forge life-long friends and challenge their personal belief systems and values.

Who is Eligible?

RYLA is open to young people aged 18 to 25 years with an ambition to improve their leadership skills. So, if you see yourself making and shaping your community in the future, we want you!

The next Rotary Youth Leadership Awards event dates are 21st - 27th September 2024.

Further information is available at www.ryla9510.org