Each year, past, present, and incoming district and senior leaders attend Rotary institutes to share information, build connections, and exchange ideas about Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation. The institutes usually meet for three to five days, and the program includes:

  • An update on The Rotary Foundation and its programs
  • A report on our polio eradication efforts
  • A five-year forecast presented by a director or other Board representative
  • An open forum where participants can make recommendations to the Board
  • Local and international speakers sharing information on relevant topics
  • A chance to network, reconnect with friends, and find inspiration for continuing your service and leadership in your community
  • Entertainment and social outings

During Council on Legislation years, Rotary institutes also include a session for Council representatives and alternates and a general session for discussing Council proposals.

Organizing the institute

An institute may assemble leaders from one zone, part of a zone, or several zones. The RI president designates one or more conveners to organize each institute and serve as his or her representative there. Past Rotary officers often participate as speakers, panelists, discussion leaders, and institute committee members.

Who can attend

Past, present, and future district governors, RI presidents, directors, trustees, and regional leaders attend Rotary institutes.

This year's Rotary institutes

Find information on your institute, including dates and times, location, and program details.

Resources & reference

Learn more about Rotary institutes in the Manual of Procedure