RLI – Rotary Leadership Institute

Developing Rotarians as leaders for the future

by providing Rotary Learning and Information


During DG Mitchell Brown’s 2017 – 18 year, District 9940 have introduced a new approach to RLI – we are run the RLI programme over three half days. The first Rotary Learning and Information 101 workshop was rolled out in 2017 and was delivered in a 4 1/2 hour session on Sundays through July – September.

RLI Advanced ( 102 and 103) will be held as a one day programme during April to June 2018.

RLI is a multi-district leadership programme, well established worldwide, with the mission to strengthen Rotary clubs through quality leadership education.   It provides the opportunity for all Rotarians to develop and refresh their skills as leaders while also broadening their understanding about Rotary.


The course is a fun, interactive, hands-on series of sessions designed to provide Rotary knowledge and develop leadership skills, with the content of the sessions building on each other.  Our District, 9940, is planning to offer the sessions as three half day programmes in order to encourage people to attend without committing a full weekend.  Once completed there is also a one day RLI graduate programme that is offered once a year.


Class size is limited to 20 participants maximum to ensure quality discussion.


The course curriculum is set by the International Rotary Leadership Institute, and is regularly reviewed and updated.  Trained Facilitators are Rotarians chosen for both their Rotary knowledge and facilitation abilities.


What Is In It For You?

·         Learning from others and sharing ideas that you can embrace for yourself and take back to your club

·         Learning about Rotary and its programmes and how these can offer opportunities to contribute to the community, locally and internationally

·         Challenging your thinking and encouraging you to  think laterally and  try new stuff

·         Consider how being a Rotarian is an opportunity for personal growth and fulfilment.  

·         Go back to your club with fresh ideas, new tools, new contacts, and we hope an increased motivation to take action as a Rotarian

·         Gaining some new skills and knowledge that you can also apply in your business and personal life.


No knowledge of Rotary or great experience is needed, just enthusiasm to participate. A typical RLI course will have both new and long-serving Rotarians participating.


Reserve your place today

to discover the world of possibilities through Rotary


RLI Advanced - When and Where:  


Programme venues and dates: 9.00 – 4.00 Sundays

1.       22 April  -  Wanganui Fire Station
2.       6 May  -  New Plymouth Fire Station

3.       24 June  -  Masterton Fire Station



Open to all Rotarians.

It is a great way for new Rotarians to understand the opportunities Rotary can offer.  It will also be of particular importance and benefit for any Rotarian taking up a club or district leadership role in the current or next Rotary year, such as Presidents, club directors (portfolio holders), Assistant Governors, district committee chairs, etc.



Only $50 per daily session, which includes course material, morning tea and lunch.  Usually this is invoiced to and paid by the participant’s Rotary club.


Reserving your place:

Please reserve your place as soon as possible via confirmation email to your Club's Assistant Governor. They will provide to the RLI Leaders Lee Wilkinson and Gillian Jones your Cluster of Clubs registration details a week before the scheduled RLI training session you wish to attend.

PLEASE NOTE - the sessions are limited to the first 20 registered participants, so please register early and don't miss out on this essential learning and informatiuon session for all Rotarian's.


RLI Leaders and Facilitators - Lee Wilkinson or Gillian Jones

Email: lee@communicate.co.nz or gillianj@xtra.co.nz  

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


Phone: 021 652 802



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