RLI – Rotary Leadership Institute

Developing Rotarians as leaders for the future

by providing Rotary Learning and Information


RLI is a multi-district leadership programme. It is offered around the world, with the mission to strengthen Rotary clubs through quality leadership education.   The programmes provide the opportunity for all Rotarians to develop and refresh their skills as leaders while also broadening their understanding about Rotary.


The programmes are fun, interactive, in a series of hands-on sessions designed to provide Rotary knowledge and develop leadership skills.

District 9940 offers two levels of programmes - RLI 101 and RLI Advanced.
RLI 101
We bring the programme to you with four sessions in different parts of the District
This is a four-hour programme, aimed at
  • Newer members, who just need a nudge on to real engagement with Rotary.
  • Longer standing members who have never quite ‘got’ Rotary.  These are people who come to your regular meetings and not much else. RLI can propel them into far better engagement.
Participants can network with Rotarians from other clubs, as well as learning about the opportunities for personal growth and community involvement offered through Rotary. Topics include:
  • Leadership opportunities in Rotary
  • The wider Rotary world, how to get the most out of it
  • Applying Rotary ethics in their professions
  • Engaging members
2019 RLI 101 Programmes:
9.00 – 2.00 pm.  Cost is $25.00 per head and most clubs cover this cost for their members. Lunch is provided.
Wellington          4 August
New Plymouth   18 August
Wairarapa           8 September
Manawatu          15 September
If you’d like to know more, contact Lee or Gillian below
RLI Advanced
This programme targets club leaders and future leaders:
  • Any future Presidents and Chairs of Committees
  • Those who have leadership potential
  • Anyone who has already done RLI 101
The one-day programme is very practical and interactive, covering:
  • Improving your leadership
  • Attracting members
  • Planning your club’s development strategy
  • Getting a lot done through the Foundation
  • Improving communication internally and with the community

We are currently reviewing how we deliver RLI Advanced.


D9940 RLI Leaders and Facilitators - Lee Wilkinson or Gillian Jones:


Phone: 021 455 326 (Lee) or 027 440 3764 (Gillian)


Contacts for more information:

Lee Wilkinson - as above

Beryl Robinson, RLI NZ and Pacific Islands Division Chair

Email: berylrobinson@rotarydownunder.co.nz

Phone: 021 652 802



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