RLI is designed for those Rotarians who have the potential and willingness to engage in future 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 obtain at an RLI event will help you not only in your Rotary career, but will apply to your leadership efforts professionally as well.
What is Rotary Leadership Institute?
The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a multi-district, grassroots leadership development program of member districts organized into regional divisions in various parts of the world. RLI is not an official program of Rotary International and as such, is not under its control.
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 so, then this is the perfect time to ask yourself: Why should I attend the Rotary Leadership Institute?
In the words of District Rotary Leadership Institute (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!”
The RLI leadership program consists of three separate, day-long sessions (Parts I, II and III) that should be completed in sequence.  Classes are generally limited to 15 persons and are adult-learning sessions facilitated by District 6040 leaders. There is a $50 fee required for each session; many clubs cover the cost for their members to participate as an investment in the future of the their club’s leadership.
In the last four years, 57 of your fellow 6040 Rotarians have graduated from the Rotary Leadership Institute.  Some 40 to 50 others are on track to graduate in 2018-19.  
Will you join them and become one of the Rotarians who are inspiring fellow Rotarians to action and building better and stronger Rotary clubs in our District?
You will have two opportunities to gain RLI experience this fall.  Simultaneous Part II sessions will be held on September 15 in Lawson and in Kirksville, and both Part I and Part III sessions will be held on September 29 in Chillicothe.  
For more information, contact:
Jerry Venters
District RLI Coordinator