Posted by Bob Ruehl on Mar 18, 2022
Training Talk: Training Rotary Leaders Around The World
Updates on Board decisions

We have some new guidelines for trainers because the RI Board of Directors endorsed these recommendations from its Leadership Development and Training Committee:
  • Anyone who leads a session for the training seminars for governors-elect and governors-nominee, known as GETS and GNTS, will first take part in a facilitation workshop. The workshop participants will have a chance to lead a practice session and receive feedback.
  • All district trainers and anyone who presents virtually should complete the Facilitator Basics learning plan.
  • District officials should fill all training positions based on candidates’ instructional and facilitation skills, not based on their seniority or their experience in unrelated roles.
Browse through the learning opportunities in the Trainer course catalog so you can help facilitators prepare. Write to if you have questions.
Exploring the Learning Center
Review the Club Leadership course catalog to find learning plans and courses that you can share with incoming Rotary and Rotaract club presidents and officers to get them ready for their roles.

Help clubs adapt to an evolving world by making sure that officers know about the recently updated course on Leading Change.

As the Rotary Peace Fellowship professional development certificate program grows, you can help clubs and districts identify strong candidates who will put practical skills in peacebuilding and conflict prevention to good use. Share these resources:
Learning Center basics webinar
Attending our upcoming webinar about the basic features of the Learning Center is a great way to introduce members to its resources and benefits.

The webinar, Optimize Your Member Experience Through Online Learning, will be held 22 March at 10:00 Chicago time (UTC-5). It’s intended for club officers and members who haven’t used the Learning Center, or for anyone who wants to get more familiar with it. Invite members to register for the webinar.
New district administration features in My Rotary
A recent update to My Rotary made it possible for all members to access and search their districts’ records for members to contact and for general district information. Governors and governors-elect can use the improved administration pages to assign district roles and review major trends.

Tell your district’s leaders about these new features:

For more details about these changes, visit the District Administration page.
Easier-to-use Brand Center templates
We’ve introduced new templates to make it easier for members to create official club logos and to customize ads, social media graphics, and brochures.

These updated templates for promotional materials allow you to:
  • Select Rotary images to use or upload your own
  • Easily crop photos and images
  • Quickly add text and headlines
  • Choose options for printing materials yourself or having it done professionally
To learn more about Rotary’s brand and logo, review the Public Image course catalog in the Learning Center.
Training tip
Have you used resources from the Learning Topics area of the Learning Center lately? Explore some of the newest items:
  • Learning Center Presentation — Use this presentation to promote the Learning Center at a club or district meeting.
  • Rotary Training: What We Learned in 2020-21 — Find out the lessons we learned about offering virtual training events and how to apply that knowledge to improve your sessions
  • Learning Plan Deep Links — Download this spreadsheet to find direct links to learning plans that your clubs and districts can easily share in newsletters and on web pages and social media.
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