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

Due to COVID-19, the April 4, 2020 Rotary Leadership Institute was CANCELLED. Get ready for the fall of 2020. We are very close to announcing the details, here and on the District Facebook Page, for our 2020-21 schedule. 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. We hope to do just that in the  2020-21 Rotary Year. This will be your opportunity to learn more about Rotary and share your ideas with other Rotarians, and it is a great learning experience for newer Rotarians. 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 getting ready to announce the plans and dates for the RLI courses, Parts I, II and III for the 2020-21 Rotary Year. 

Stay tuned for the Fall of 2020 for new dates and times . 

Be sure to keep looking at the District 7070 Website. We will let you know , on the District 7070 website, when to register for the 2020-21 schedule of the Rotary Leadership Institute Parts I, II and III. PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN AND MAKE YOUR PLANS TO 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, 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 basic courses 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. 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. Each Part has 6 topics, divided into 45 to 50-minute segments.

• Interactive, discussion and participation.  No lectures!

• Cost is generally $70 per person.

• 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” . Look for the new dates soon and then Register.

• Scroll down to the RLI session that awaits YOU.  If you have never signed up. Part I is first for YOU. If you have completed Part I, you are ready for Part II and if you have completed Parts I and II, then Part III is ready and waiting for you. 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.