About 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 is not under its control.
Why do we need a leadership institute?
It is generally agreed throughout the Rotary world that the success or failure of a Rotary Club primarily depends on the quality of club leadership. It has been said that poor club leadership is the primary cause of membership losses. Because of the annual turnover of club officers, Rotary needs a constant influx of knowledgeable Rotarians who also arc aware of the leadership skills necessary to move a club forward. It is difficult at the club level to learn enough about the exciting world of Rotary with its more than 1.2 million members in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Furthermore, leadership skills in a voluntary organization are often different from business leadership skills. RLI provides an opportunity for quality Rotary general education that is usually not otherwise available.