THE ROTARY LEADERSHIP
The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a multi-district, grassroots
leadership development program of member districts organized into
regional divisions in various parts of the world. It is not an official
program of Rotary International and is not under its control. The
RLI seeks to have Rotary clubs in member districts identify those
Rotarians who seem to have the potential for future club
leadership (not necessarily as club presidents) and provide those
so identified with a quality education in Rotary knowledge and
leadership skills for voluntary organizations.
The RLI Programme Schedule and Registration Fees 2012-13
|With the consent of DG Uttam and
DGE Rajani, the D3291 RLI programme of events has been tentatively
set as follows:
07 Oct 2012 - Graduate Course - Part I
16 Dec 2012 - Rotary Orientation Workshop
03 Feb 2013 - Graduate Course - Part II
28 April 2013 - Rotary Orientation Workshop
13 May 2013 - Graduate Course - Part III
SOUTH ASIA REGION
• What is the RLI?
The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a joint venture of Rotary Clubs all
over the world offering training programmes to Rotarians. It was founded in
February 1992 for assisting in improving the Rotary Knowledge and Leadership
Skills among the Rotarians. Excellent leadership is the key to successful
community service by Rotary Clubs. It is hoped that the education and
training provided by the RLI will motivate the participants to be
enthusiastic, creative and dedicated Rotarians. As more and more Rotarians
go through the RLI programmes, in future the leadership of the Rotary Clubs
will be drawn largely from this Institute which provides them with relevant
knowledge and leadership skills required in a voluntary organization.
• Why should you be interested in the RLI programme?
The rapid turnover of leadership positions in Rotary caused by annual
elections requires constant effort to prepare new Rotarians for the
responsibilities of leadership. It is difficult at the club level to leam
about the existing world of Rotary with its 1.2 million members across 200
countries. Leadership skills in a voluntary organization are often different
from leadership skills required in a business organization. The RLI courses
have been carefully designed to address this requirement. It is important
for future leaders of the clubs like you to attend the RLI programmes in
order to manage your clubs effectively and efficiently.
• What are the courses offered by the RLI?
The RLI offers a three day Graduate Course providing to potential leaders
from Rotary Clubs scope for increasing their Rotary Knowledge and leadership
skills. The Rotarians completing the Graduate Course are awarded with a
certificate and a special RLI pin. The RLI also offers a one day Rotary
Orientation Course for new members as well as old members wanting to refresh
their Rotary knowledge.
• Why should your club participate?
If your club cares about its future, it will want to have the best
leadership possible. The RLI gives an outstanding opportunity to each club
to improve the Rotary Knowledge of its key people and to expose them to new
aspects of leadership skills. The exchange of ideas with other experienced
Rotarians makes the effort of attending the training worthwhile.
• Who should your club nominate to attend the RLI Graduate Course?
The RLI recommends that clubs nominate those Rotarians who
appear to have the potential for the club leadership in future as well as
the Rotarians who have already been elected as leaders for the coming year.
Candidates should have a strong interest in the Rotary movement and be ready
to get exposed to the larger world of Rotary. The Institute requests each
club to nominate one or two Rotarians every year and also to encourage
previous nominees in completing the Graduate Course in case they were not
able to complete the same earlier due to unavoidable reasons.
• Who are the faculty?
The faculty members are carefully selected by the Institute for their
teaching abilities and then trained specially for conducting the RLI
programmes. They are drawn from all areas of the member Districts and
occasionally from outside the member Districts. Many are past and present Rl
Directors, present and past District Governors, successful past Presidents
and Rotarians with experience in special areas.
• Why do you need to pay registration charges?
The registration charges for the three day RLI Graduate Course as well as
the one day RLI Rotary Orientation Programme covers the cost of breakfast,
launch, tea and coffee served during the programme as well as the cost for
the venue and various facilities including promotional costs required for
running the programme. In addition, it also covers the cost of providing
each participant with extensive course material. The Institute strongly
recommends that the clubs pay the fees for their nominated participants.
RLI Graduate Course Outline
• RLI Part I has sessions covering many of the basic aspects of
Rotary. The day begins with welcoming the participants and introductions.
The pre lunch sessions include Rotary Beyond the Club, Effective Club
Service and Membership Development & Retention. Post lunch sessions cover
Rotary Foundation and TRF & Grants to show you better ways of utilizing the
Rotary resources. Two more sessions on Service Projects and Team Building
and Leadership with reference to voluntary organization and last but not the
least, a Valedictory Session bring an end to the day.
• RLI Part II builds on the basics covered in Part I. After an update
and welcome another session in the Leadership series focuses on developing
and achieving goals. Rotary Foundation II elaborates further on the topic
discussed in Part I and examines the SHARE process. Other pre lunch sessions
are on Communications Skills and Vocational Service. Post lunch sessions
begin with Membership Recruitment supplementing the same subject addressed
in Part I followed by sessions on Youth Service and RCC. The day is finished
by looking at your own Rotary Club with a comprehensive instrument of
• RLI Part III is particularly designed to prepare Rotarians to be
leaders in their clubs and beyond. After an update and welcome, the first
sessions begins by exploring the area of International Service. The next
double sessions are results-oriented, employing advanced leadership
strategies for consensus building and promotion of action initiatives
anywhere, followed by Rotary Opportunities promoting the understanding of
the core programs of Rotary and lunch. Post lunch Public Relations and
Technology in Rotary look at promotion of Rotary and internal networking.
The last but one session is on Making a Difference which tells you how to
build a better tomorrow for our world with Rotary Movement. The final
session for the day wants the Graduates to evaluate RLI experience in terms
of impact on their clubs, communities and invites their suggestions for
changes to the RLI program.
Official site: www.rotaryleadershipinstitute.org/
South Asia- under construction /
RC Calcutta's RLI section:
South Asia Region
DGE Rajani Mukheji
DGE 2013-14 / D-3291
Chair, Rotary Leadership Institute / D-3291
PDG Prabhat Rohatgi (RC Calcutta)
PP Binod Khaitan (RC Central Calcutta)
Regional Vice Chairman - RLI South Asia
PP Indrani Sen (RC Calcutta Midtown)
Eastern India Rotary Welfare Trust
26 Chittaranjan Avenue,
Kolkata 700 012
Tel: 2236-1164 / 1348 / 1405