Arizona Rotary Leadership Academy (RLA): Exciting Leadership Training Opportunity, 2022-23.
Do you have valuable skills and talents from which your district and Rotary can benefit? Are you interested in growing as a Rotary leader? 
Have we got an exciting leadership training opportunity for you!!  The Arizona Rotary Leadership Academy Program, 2022-23.
In 2017-18, Districts 5500 and 5495 formed a partnership to lead and coordinate Rotary Leadership Academy, an innovative online learning approach to Rotary leadership development first created in 2004.  It is the Academy’s mission to train identified and selected Rotarians for future district leadership roles while simultaneously understanding and being sensitive to the demands on Rotarians time and busy schedules.
Annually, Past District Governors, current Governors, current Assistant Governors and RLA graduates nominate candidates for the Academy. These nominees, past Rotary club Presidents, Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) graduates and Rotarians interested in leadership roles beyond their clubs are provided training which prepares them for the “next step,” a district leadership role.
Each fall the participants begin the academy’s annual program with an orientation to our self-paced, computer-based online learning framework. The primary objectives of the academy are: (1) to expand the foundation of Rotary and district leadership, (2) to provide opportunities for excited and engaged Rotarians to expand their leadership talents, and (3) work within the parameters and constraints of Rotarians busy lives. This quality online training is facilitated by talented and experienced past District Governors and senior Rotarians. Additionally, each student is linked to a “topic of their Rotary area of interest” learning group, a small group of 4 or 5 students who share questions and ideas during each course and support one another during the Academy year.  The tuition is $60 for the academy year.
The following is the Academy’s course of study. Each course requires between 8 and 12 hours to complete.
September: How Rotary Works and the History of Rotary and its Leadership in Arizona,
October: Understanding and Utilizing “The Rotary Foundation “(TRF),
November: Collaboration and Funding to Meet Needs,
January: Pathways to Rotary,
 February: Rotary Brand: Becoming a Brand Champion, and
 March: Rotary’s Fiduciary Responsibilities, and Youth Protection
Go to and explore the Arizona Rotary Leadership Academy website and learn about its history, courses and other learning resources  It will be well worth your brief review.
During the next three months, June, July and early August, the Current District Governor, Past District Governors, current Assistant Governor (AG), and graduates of the Arizona RLA will be seeking nominees for this year’s academy class.
If you are a current or Past Club President, graduate of RLI or a Rotarians seeking a leadership role beyond your club, let a Past or the Current Governor, Governor Elect, current AG or RLA graduate know of your interest.
You will be glad you acted and applied for the Academy.
If you have questions, please contact Bret McKeand, Current Governor, Larry Horton, Incoming Governor and current Executive AG, or Gene Medina, Dean, RLA at or (360) 509-9980