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Rotary Leadership Institute

The purpose of the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is to strengthen your club and strengthen your life through sharing experiences and ideas with other Rotarians throughout the region. Every President should complete RLI.  

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Click on the following for a list of over 40 days to choose from between August 2018 and May 2019 in NC, SC, TN, VA, MD and WV. RLI is conducted twice in our District this Rotary year - on October 6, 2018 in Charlotte, and April 6, 2019 in Mooresville. But there are many other fun places as well. Check them out:


What is RLI?

RLI is a three-Part non-consecutive basic course in both Rotary knowledge and leadership skills. In addition to specific Rotary knowledge and skills, most of the RLI sessions have a leadership component. Each Part lasts from roughly 8:30 to 4:00. To become an RLI graduate, you must complete all three Parts on three different days. 

RLI is a grassroots coalition of Rotary districts implementing a leadership development program for "potential" leaders of Rotary Clubs. Established in 1992, RLI has become a worldwide organization with divisions in every Continent of the 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. Rotary Club leaders 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 is designed to help provide this.

The expectation of RLI is to have clubs identify those with the potential for future club leadership and send them to RLI courses at club expense. All member clubs may send any club Rotarian to RLI courses and any Rotarian may attend any course at his/her own initiative.

Curriculum (subject to change)






The Roots of Rotary


Strategic Planning


Public Image & Public Relations

My Club and beyond


Team Building


Effective Leadership Strategies

Engaging Members


Rotary and Ethics


International Service

Our Foundation


Targeted Service


Club Communications

Creating Service Projects


Attracting Members


Vocational Service & Expectations


You can review the course materials for each Part by going to the bottom of this page and clicking on the Part you wish to see.

Contact RLI Coordinator Georgia Oakes at or 704.701.0135. Help retain new members by budgeting them to attend Part 1 of RLI.


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