Rotary Leadership Institute is a leadership development program designed for those Rotarians who have the potential and willingness to engage in club leadership (not necessarily as club presidents) to provide them with a quality education in Rotary knowledge and leadership skills so important in voluntary organizations. The leadership skills you will develop at RLI will help you in your leadership efforts professionally and in other service organizations as well as in Rotary.
What is Rotary Leadership Institute?
The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a multi-district, grassroots leadership development program that is utilized by more than 300 member Rotary districts around the world.  It is not an official program of Rotary International and thus is not under its control.  District 6040 is a part of the Heart of America Division – Rotary Leadership Institute in Zones 30-31.
Why should I attend Rotary Leadership Institute?
“Great leaders…inspire people to act.”
Simon Sinek, “Start with Why”
Do you ever ask yourself what you can do to make your Rotary Club better, stronger, and perhaps bigger?  If you have, then this is the perfect time to ask yourself: Why should I attend the Rotary Leadership Institute?
In the words of District RLI Coordinator Jerry Venters: “I believe RLI helps us become better leaders.  I believe RLI educates us about Rotary.  I believe RLI helps build lasting friendships with other D 6040 Rotarians. I believe RLI inspires us to be better Rotarians and want to do more.  And, I believe these are all good reasons for you to attend the Rotary Leadership Institute!”
In the last four-plus years, 66 of your fellow 6040 Rotarians have graduated from the Rotary Leadership Institute.  Some 40 to 50 others are on track to graduate in 2019.  
The RLI leadership program consists of three separate, six-hour sessions (Parts I, II and III) that should be completed in sequence.  Classes are generally limited to 14 persons and are adult-learning sessions facilitated by District 6040 leaders.
The District 6040 Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is all about providing trained leaders to make our Rotary Clubs bigger, better and stronger.  You can brush up on your leadership skills and techniques, learn a bunch of “Rotary stuff,” exchange ideas with other enthusiastic Rotarians, and make friends all around the District!  And it is District Governor, Marc Horner's hope that every club will send at least on attendee to these marvelous events.
Space is limited to 14 registrants in each location, with a minimum of 8 for a class to be held. Registration is $50/person, which many of your clubs will pay for you. You can register at
For more details, contact the 2019-20 District RLI Coordinator and PDG Julie McCoy at or 660-752-3128.