Preparing the Rotary Leaders of Tomorrow

The Leadership Academy is an advanced educational program for those interested in learning more about Rotary, looking to participate in future leadership positions and to find more effective ways to conduct Rotary work --- within clubs or in district Rotary service.


Left to right: Faculty Will Files and Michelle Strickler, Dean- Diane Fejes, PRID Julia Phelps, Don Poulton, Roxie Mayberry, Denise Kipke, Jay Hanson, Julie Erickson, Teri Seward, DG Michelle, Faculty-Rosie Roppel, RIDN Jeffry Cadorette,
Graduates not in pictures Adam Lust, Chad Wright

Goal – Club nomination of one or more members to the Academy each Rotary year.

A seven month series of online learning topics – September through April

Open to all Rotarians including past club presidents, presidents elect (PE), presidents nominee, or other Rotarians who are considering Rotary leadership positions now or in the future.

Why Participate in the Leadership Academy or Nominate a Club Member?

Our many past Graduates express surprise at all they learn about Rotary and how Best In Class clubs work. All clubs will benefit from having more members attend and learn about Rotary outside their club.

What are the Topics?

  • Dynamic Leadership and Rotary Resources – How to find Information to best lead Clubs
  • Growing Vibrant Clubs – To grow a strong Rotary Club
  • Tell Rotary’s Story – Public Image
  • Youth Services In Rotary – Interact, Rotaract, Youth Exchange, RYLA and others
  • Organization/Administration - Club, District and the Rotary International
  • Our Foundation and Community Impact – Grant applications and MORE

Each course is approximately one month in length with an average of 10 hours per month

Who are the Faculty?

The faculty are experienced Rotarians, drawn from all areas of the district. They include past governors, assistant governors, other district leaders and Rotarians with professional experience in adult education.

Why a Leadership Academy?

  1. Gain/Expand in-depth Rotary knowledge (Rotary “Graduate School”!)
  2. Online learning on an individualized schedule
  3. Balanced curriculum of Rotary topics
  4. Leadership development and Personal growth
  5. Develop/update Club long range planning
  6. Opportunity to serve and effect change
  7. Connect with other Rotarians from throughout District 5010
  8. Fellowship, friendship and fun!

What is the Cost?

Tuition in the Academy is $130. Clubs are highly encouraged to support the tuition for their nominees.

How Does Someone Enroll?

Click here to download Leadership Application

Email - jodi.stuart.rotarydistrict5010@gmail.com by August 1, 2017
Jodi Stuart - Dean 2018-20, District 5010 Leadership Academy