Posted by Susan Hunter, , Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute

In a complex, fast-changing world, excellent Rotary club leadership is essential to the future of Rotary.  One of the best ways to strengthen your Club is to give your members the tools and skills to be better Rotarians.  Rotary Leadership Institute is the solution.  This is your opportunity to learn more about Rotary and share your ideas with other Rotarians, and it is a great learning experience for newer Rotarians. April 13 and November 16, 2019 courses I, II and III were a tremendous success.  Next year's date for RLI  has been announced. Here is more of the story........

Rotary Leadership Institute is your opportunity to learn more about Rotary and share your ideas with other Rotarians.

Be sure to check, on this website in the photos menus and look for the Rotary Leadership Institute photos for April 2019. 

We are pleased to announce the dates for the RLI courses, Parts I, II and III for the 2019-20 Rotary Year:

Saturday November 16, 2019  was a tremendous success and now we still have Saturday April 4, 2020 . Check in at 8:00 am . Courses start sharply at 8:30 am and run until 4:00 pm

Location: Centennial College Event Centre, 937 Progress Ave, Scarborough, ON M1G 3T8.

Be sure to keep looking at the District 7070 Website. The registration window will open soon so you can register. Registration is based on a first come - first served basis. 

It's the perfect learning experience for newer Rotarians and an excellent knowledge update for those more seasoned. 

For all Rotarians who have joined a Rotary Club in District 7070 in the last year, your Rotary District will pay your tuition fee for Rotary Leadership Institute part one!!! All you have to do is sign up online, when we start the fall 2019 and spring 2020 sessions,  and enter the promo code "RLIFree1".


What Is The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) ?

RLI is a grassroots coalition of Rotary districts implementing a leadership development program for "potential" leaders of Rotary CLUBS. 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.

RLI provides a three day non-consecutive basic course in both Rotary knowledge and leadership skills, especially for voluntary organizations. RLI follows an adult learning approach with facilitated discussion led by trained Rotary facilitators.  The cost is $70 per Rotarian per course. This cost covers course materials, coffee breaks and lunch. Usually the Rotary club covers the cost for their members to attend since the club will be the beneficiary of a more knowledgeable membership.

Please do not be disappointed. Contact If you have any questions, you can also call Susan Hunter at  416-822-8409

Watch for the District website for more dates and locations near you.

What is Rotary Leadership Institute?

• A leadership and development program to strengthen Rotary clubs through education, collaboration and the exchange of ideas among Rotarians.

• A three-part program facilitated by experienced faculty members engaging participants through open discussion, problem-solving and creative role-play.

• Rotary International recommends Rotary Leadership Institute for new and seasoned members. 


How does it work?

• 3 sessions, Parts I, II, III, divided into 50-minute segments.

• Interactive, discussion and participation.  No lectures!

• Cost is generally $70 per person, which includes a light breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

• New Rotarians with less than one year of membership in Rotary attend Rotary Leadership Institute Part I for FREE!


Who should attend?

• Any interested Rotarian!

• New members

• Active Rotarians

• Current AND Future club/district leaders


When will courses be held in our area?

How do I register?

• Go to and check under “Events” in early September 2019, for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 dates

• Scroll down to the RLI session you want to attend.  Click and follow instructions.


Attention Club Presidents:  New RLI Brochure is now available. 

Here is a link to the new  RLI Brochure. Be sure to distribute a copy to your members today.


How do I contact for more information?

• You can call our District 7070 RLI Chair, Susan Hunter at or at (416) 822-8409.