Be a Graduate of the Academy Class of
the fall of 2014, District 6440 adopted the District Leadership Program
to train Club and District leaders (Past Presidents, past and present AGs,
District Officers and Committee Chairs, and other interested Rotarians)
to serve as future club and district leaders. We adopted the
program from District 5110's highly successful program which is now in
its 18th year.
The Leadersip Academy program uses the
"Canvas" Virtual Classroom learning
managements system which is
web-based with all work being completed online.
It is comprised of a Pre-Course which is available in August
for all registered participants that will prepare them in the use of
Canvas prior to the start of
classes on Sept. 1.
The program iteself is comprised of six
courses (Communications, Membership, Public
Relations, Youth Service, Rotary Organization, and The Rotary
Foundation). Each course is a month long and includes the
review of specific resources, online discussions, a written assignment
and a final exam taken on Canvas.
I encourage you to participate in this year's
Academy and become one of Rotary's most knowledgable Rotarians. Contact
me, Academy Dean,
PDG Sarah Oliver for
information. All brochures, information and required documents for
admission are located on the
Student Support Throughout the year
Rotarians from District 6440 who participated in the Leadership Academy
during the 2014-2015 Academy year made a commitment to complete the
program, evaluate it, and provide input to District 6440 on adopting the
program. This first class graduated in April 2015 during the
District Conference. Now, they serve as the faculty for the
Leadership Academy with PDG
Sarah Oliver serving as the Academy Dean.
The Faculty is the heart and soul of the Academy program.
They research their course, create the syllabus, review and score all
assignments. They participate in course
discussions and prepare the final exam.
During each course,
students will be provided with feedback by their instructor to insure
complete the entire Academy program.
By the time they graduate, participants will know they are some of the most
knowledgeable Rotarians in their district and will take pride in wearing
the Academy pin.
Space is limited to 25 participants and the
applications is August 15, 2016. The
Pre-Course will be available on August 1 and Course #1: Communications, will begin on
This Web Site's
This Academy web site incorporates the latest web site design technology
including "responsive design". This means that the web site
pages will resize automatically to adjust and convert the content of
each page to insure the highest level of readability and navigation
whether you are using your desktop, laptop, tablet, or
smartphone. It does this seamlessly and means that each and every
device you use for this web site will be easily readable, fully
accessable and will enable you to work online no matter where you
are or what device you use (as long as you are connected to the
Design works on both IOS and Android operating systems as well as
Windows and Blackberry. When you access the web site, it is able to
quickly identify the device your are using and immediately changes the
site design format accordingly. It truly "knows" what you need in
order to access the web site on all of your devices.
We believe students will find this to be a very useful feature of the web
site. If you have questions or comments on the Academy web site please
send them to the