Rotary Leadership Institute - Sheraton Crescent Hotel, 2620 W Dunlap Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021 

RLI offers a leadership development program in three full-day sessions (Parts I, II, and III). The courses are designed to provide Rotary knowledge and develop leadership skills for voluntary organizations. Some examples of course sessions include:

  • The Perfect Meeting

  • Membership Orientation and Activation

  • Creating Service Projects

  • Vocational Service

  • Membership Development

  • Analyzing a Rotary Club

  • District International Service

  • Creative Services—Written Communications

  • A Look Outside the Club

  • Introduction to Leadership

  • Problem Solving Workshop

  • Effective Committees

  • The Rotary Foundation

  • The Object of Rotary

  • Problems of Leadership

  • Motivating Rotarians and Effecting Change

If your club cares about its future, it will want the best leadership possible. This is an outstanding opportunity for each club to improve the Rotary knowledge of its key people, who will also be exposed to new ideas of leadership. The exchange of ideas with other experienced Rotarians alone makes the courses worthwhile.

The institute recommends that clubs nominate those Rotarians who appear to have the potential for club leadership, not necessarily as future presidents. They should preferably be at least 3-4 years away from a possible presidency or other key leadership post. Candidates should certainly have a strong interest in Rotary and be ready to be exposed to the larger world of Rotary. The Institute requests each club to nominate one or two Rotarians each year and to support previous nominees in completing Parts II and III.

The Institute believes in course sessions with as much discussion/participation as possible. Discussion breakout sessions are limited to approximately 10-15 persons. Lectures are strictly limited. Course methods include discussion groups, role-playing, problem solving workshops, creating projects and audiovisual presentations. Everyone participates during one of the Institute’s sessions. A course workbook containing an Institute Manual, session program agendas, faculty listings and course outlines and materials, is provided to each attendee.
You may visit the Rocky Mountain 
Rotary Leadership Institute website at You may call Kevin Pitts, RLI Coordinator at (928) 713-2906 or e-mail Kevin at