Deanna Perkins, Marilyn Pokorny, John Pokorny, Bob Troyer and Richard Malcolm participated in the Rotary Leadership Institute - Lone Star Division education sessions in Justin, Texas on Saturday, September 10, 2022.
Being an effective leader is more than just saying "I do". Effective community leaders educate themselves. This is particularly true when working within a complex organization such as Rotary International. The Rotary Leadership Institute - Lone Star Division provides the education needed to be as effective as possible. The beauty of RLI training is that the sessions content apply not only to the Rotary organization, but to our personal careers also.
What is the Rotary Leadership Institute?

RLI offers Rotary knowledge courses in three sessions (Parts I, II, and III, and each Part consists of 4 in-person classes. Those completing each course are eligible for the next. There are Graduate courses available to those who have completed the three-part RLI curriculum.  The courses are designed to provide leadership skills while advancing Rotary knowledge and understanding.

  • PART I – “THE ROTARIAN”  Your introduction to the RLI experience. Begin your day by meeting fellow Rotarians and your Rotarian Discussion Leaders. Emphasis is placed on providing an overview of Rotary programs and helping develop ideas that participants can take back to their Rotary Clubs. Courses include:  
    • My Leadership In Rotary
    • My Rotary World
    • Ethics & Vocational Service
    • Foundation I: Our Foundation
    • Engaging Members
    • Creating Service Projects
  • PART II – “ THE CLUB”  (a total of 4-sessions) The RLI journey continues, the depth of subject matter increases and focus is placed on fostering the qualities of a knowledgeable Rotarian by building on the basics learned in Part I.  Courses include:
    • Rotary Opportunities
    • Effective Leadership Strategies
    • Attracting Members
    • Club Communication
    • Team Building
    • Foundation II: Targeted Service
  • PART III – “My ROTARY JOURNEY”  (a total of 4-sessions) The final phase of RLI, courses become much more in-depth and detailed. Learn about opportunities available to you and your club through RI and how to best utilize them. Understand what it means to be a Rotarian and how you can use your RLI knowledge to better serve your club. Courses include:
    • Strategic Planning
    • Foundation III: International Service
    • Public Image and Public Relations
    • Building a Stronger Club
    • Making a Difference.
  • RLI Graduate Courses

    For those who become RLI Graduates following successful completion of the three-part curriculum series of RLI Graduate Courses focused on one Rotary subject for the session and are comprehensive and detailed. Current Graduate Courses include Membership and the Rotary Foundation

  • Discussion Leader Training

    RLI Graduates, by invitation only, may also take Discussion Leader Training as a precursor to being accepted as a RLI Discussion Leader assisting other Rotarians in their RLI journey. Discussion Leader Training is also offered to non-RLI Graduates such as District Governors who want to learn the skills associated with a RLI Discussion Leader that can be used in Club, District and Zone training sessions.

Sessions are open to everyone. If you are interested in participating, check the Rotary District 5790 Website for the sessions being planned for October and November.

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