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Dates for D5930 - RLI
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all in-person classes are suspended until further notice.  District 5930 has partnered with Lone Star Division RLI and will participate with their schedule of On-Line courses.
The one day courses are now in 2-hour sessions in your home by the Lone Star Division RLI
Follow the link and register now to take advantage of these offerings to get your RLI  Certificates.
Parts 1, 2, and 3 must be taken taken in order.
Parts 1, 2, and 3 must be taken before Facilitator.
Building Effective Leaders

Building Effective Leaders

Join us for a set of seminars on how to effectively build leaders in your club. Facilitators will share experiences and knowledge on how to move beyond simply managing to truly leading your club by building effective leaders. These seminars will provide the basics on powerful strategies you can use to boost morale and energize your club.
  • Leadership Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Improving Communication
  • Exchange of Ideas
  • Team Building
  • Public Relations
  • International Perspectives
  • Member Engagement
  • Service Project Leadership
  • Rotary Knowledge
Dynamic skills that translate to work environments. Use these skills to get ahead at work.
The Rotary Leadership Institute is not an official training program of Rotary International.
What is Rotary Leadership Institute?

RLI is a grassroots coalition of Rotary districts implementing a leadership development program for "potential" leaders of Rotary CLUBS. Established in 1992, RLI has become a worldwide organization with divisions in every Continent of the world. While it is an unofficial program of Rotary International, it has substantial support of a number of past Rotary International Presidents and current, past and incoming R.I. Directors. The R.I. Board has adopted a resolution recommending RLI or similar programs to the districts and the Council on Legislation has twice recommended RLI to the Board. The Rotary Leadership Institute is not an official training program of Rotary International.

RLI believes that excellent CLUB leadership (all types of club leaders) is essential to the future of Rotary in a complex and fast changing world. Most Rotarians have not been exposed to the great scope of Rotary around the world and have not considered what leadership skills are necessary to move Rotary forward.

RLI strongly believes that a good Rotary Club leader must know the evolution of Rotary, its current status and activities in the world and have a vision for what Rotary can be in the future. Therefore, RLI provides a three day non-consecutive basic course (pre-pandemic: now multiple 2 hour sessions via virtual meetings) in both Rotary knowledge and leadership skills, especially for voluntary organizations. In addition to the specific leadership skills sessions, all the RLI sessions have a leadership component.

In the future, the Lone Star Division RLI plans to offer “Graduate” courses in “Motivating Volunteers / Membership Issues,” “Ethics / Rotary and Ethics,”and /or  “Diversity in Rotary / Rotary and Ethics.” 

The mission of RLI is to have the clubs in the member districts identify those with the potential for future club leadership and send them to RLI courses at club expense. All member clubs may send any club Rotarian or Rotaractor to RLI courses and any Rotarian or Rotaractor may attend any course at his/her own initiative.

The overriding goal of the courses for club Rotarians is to create ENTHUSIASM for Rotary by opening up to them the world of Rotary outside of their own clubs and also showing them the great potential of Rotary service for the benefit of the world that can be furthered with excellent leadership in our clubs.

RLI is a general education program, while most Rotary International training programs are "job-specific"; that is R.I. trains Rotarians for specific positions. RLI is not a PETS (President Elect Training Seminar) or any other district training program, but graduates of RLI bring a greatly enhanced background in Rotary when they later attend job-specific programs.

The Rotary Leadership Institute is not an official training program of Rotary International.

Information about RLI
If you have questions about RLI - they are probably answered here. (Click the Read More link)
Contact information for a topic not covered:
Andy Hagan, DG, (956) 952-0944,
Kathy Preddy, D5930 RLI Administration, (956) 536-7218, 
What is our mission and Philosophy?
Mission Statement - The Rotary Leadership Institute is a grassroots, multi-district leadership development program whose mission is to strengthen Rotary clubs through quality leadership education.
RLI Philosophy - "Having leadership skills does not alone assure good Rotary leadership.  An effective Rotary leader must ALSO have Rotary knowledge, perspective about where Rotary has been, where it is now and a vision of what Rotary can be."
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RLI recommends a curriculum and provides all outlines, etc. to all its divisions. The curriculum has been continually revised and upgraded over the years. Because of the growth of RLI, it is expected that major revisions will be recommended every three years in order to give divisions a sufficient opportunity to orient their faculty members and to provide translations where necessary. All important changes of R.I. or the Foundation are provided annually to all divisions. All curriculum materials and all available translations are posted on the RLI materials website available to all members.

The RLI Curriculum Committee meets annually and all divisions are requested to provide suggestions for revision and improvement based on their own experiences. Any division may send representatives to the meetings of the Curriculum Committee.

The current recommended curriculum for 2018-2022 has the following course sessions:

  • Insights Into Leadership
  • My Rotary World
  • Ethics-Vocation Service
  • Foundation I: Our Foundation
  • Engaging Members
  • Creating Service Projects
  • Strategic Planning & Analysis
  • Attracting Members
  • Club Communication
  • Team Building
  • Foundation II: Targeted Service
  • Rotary Opportunities
  • Effective Leadership Strategies
  • Foundation III: International Service
  • Public Image & Public Relations
  • Building A Stronger Club
  • Making A Difference