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Learning is a lifelong process and Lions Clubs International believes all leaders can benefit from training. In support of this idea, LCI provides a variety of development opportunities where current and future leaders can enhance their leadership skills.

In today's business environment, many companies have been cutting back or eliminating altogether their employee training and development programs; preferring instead to hire "talent" externally.

Lions Clubs International offers an extensive range of world-class training opportunities to Lion Club members, most at little or no cost. Commercial training companies charge thousands of dollars for each such course.

In addition to the training, Lions are able to practice and develop their new skills by taking a leadership role in real life service projects and fund raising events. Skills learnt through Lions are equally applicable and sought after in the workplace. By joining the Lions, individuals can: give back to their communities; make new friends; have lots of fun; and develop new skills and expertise that can help them progress in their careers.

This page provides links to various sources of training and learning available to Lions Club. It also provides links to other valuable resources.

 

 


  1. Constitution & Bylaws
     
  2. Learning
     
  3. Leadership Resource Center
     
  4. Conventions & Forums

       Constitution & Bylaws:  

  1. Lions Club Constitution and By-laws (Revised 7/14) (la2.pdf)
     
  2. District Constitution and By-Laws (Revised 7/14) (la4.pdf)
     
  3. Multiple District Constitution and By-laws (Revised 7/14) (la5.pdf)
     
  4. International Association of Lions Clubs Constitution and By-Laws (Revised 7/14) (la1.pdf)
     
  5. Legal Forms and Publications: Download official Lions Clubs International legal documents, publications, forms and applications.

Constitution & By-Laws

  • Constitution – International Association of Lions Clubs Constitution and By-Laws (Revised 7/14) (la1.pdf)
  • Constitution – District Constitution and By-Laws (Revised 7/14) (la4.pdf)
  • Constitution – Multiple District Constitution and By-laws (Revised 7/14) (la5.pdf)
  • Constitution – Lions Club Constitution and By-laws (Revised 7/14) (la2.pdf)
- See more at: http://members.lionsclubs.org/EN/resources/publications-forms/legal.php#sthash.54vqSmTn.dpuf

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Learning:

  • Lions University:

    As a Lions, we understand that building strong communities through volunteer service is our objective.  The Lions University program is about making sure that we have the skills and resources to meet this objective.

    Through three educational program levels, Lions will enhance their knowledge and skills to better serve their community.

    To complete each program, Lions must complete 10 required courses, at least 5 elective classes, and complete specific leadership experiences. To complete a course, the Lion takes part in an hour long training session. These sessions are offered online on this website, through periodic webinars that are posted on this website, and through live sessions led in Districts and Multiple Districts.

    •  Bachelor’s Program:  This program allows Lions to develop the skills necessary to lead a vital Lions Club.  Courses are directed to the skills needed to be a great club leader.

    • Master’s Program:  This program focuses on giving support to clubs through district leaders.  This program is aimed at District Level leaders:  District Governors, Vice District Governors, Zone Chairs, District Committee Chairs, Certified Guiding Lions, and other leaders that are ready to foster quality clubs in their District.

    • Doctorate Program:  This program focuses on skills needed to be a training facilitator for adult volunteers.  In affect, Lions who have completed the Doctorate Program are prepared to be great trainers of other Lions.

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Course Categories

For course recommendations based on Lions position, click here.

Courses are categorized by four key skills: Leadership,  Managing Others,  Achieving Results and  Communication. These courses typically take 30 to 60 minutes to complete.

Leadership:  Courses focused on a broad range of leadership skills to succeed as a Lion leader.

    Introduction to Lions Leadership
    Writing your Personal Mission Statement
    Creativity
    Mentoring
    Promoting Innovation
    Managing Change
    Servant Leadership

Managing Others: Courses geared toward gaining the skills to effectively create and maintain successful and productive relationships with people.

    Coaching
    Conflict Resolution
    Delegation
    Effective Teams
    Member Motivation
    Valuing Member Diversity
    Team Motivation

Achieving Results: Courses designed to assist in setting and achieving goals, both personal and professional.

    Setting Goals
    Decision Making
    Managing Meetings
    Providing Community Service
    Time Management

Communication: Courses that increase interpersonal skills and success in public speaking

    Effective Listening
    Public Relations
    Public Speaking

To take any of the above courses, or update your Lions Learning Center training profile with details of courses taken external to the Lions Learning Center, e.g. Webinars, Live Seminars, Lions Leadership Institutes, Red Cross Courses, or any other relevant classes taken elsewhere, login to the Lions Learning Center by clicking on the button below: First time visitors will need to register for a Lions Learning Center account by clicking on the Create Account link in blue below the Member Id & Password fields. Member Id is your LCI membership number, as shown on your Lions Clubs International membership card.

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Learning is a lifelong process and Lions Clubs International believes all leaders can benefit from training. In support of this idea, LCI provides a variety of development opportunities where current and future leaders can enhance their leadership skills. The GLT has determined the types of institutes best suited for their respective Constitutional Area. Not all institute types (ALLI, ELLI, and FDI) are available for Lions in every constitutional area.

Advanced Lions Leadership Institutes - Training to prepare Lions for leadership positions at the district level

Faculty Development Institutes - Training dedicated to the development and expansion of skilled Lions faculty

Faculty Development Excellence Series - A webinar series program designed to support the continued development of skilled Lions faculty who are graduates of an LCI-hosted Faculty Development Institute.

Emerging Lions Leadership Institutes - Training to prepare Lions for leadership positions at the club level

Regional Lions Leadership Institutes - A funding and curriculum program to provide support for training at the multiple district level

District Governors-Elect Seminar - A training and orientation seminar for district governors-elect

Multiple District Leadership Development Funding Program - A funding program to support training of first and second vice district governors at the multiple district level

GLT District Funding Support Program - This program offers limited funding to support the delivery of critical training and development programs to support clubs    

Leadership Webinars - Webinars are virtual trainings generally one hour long that are conducted online with a group of participants and instructors.

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A webinar is a virtual lecture or training session presented live on the Internet – allowing Lions from around the world to learn about and discuss topics that help improve clubs and make an impact.

Each session includes a PowerPoint presentation, handouts, video, interactive questions and answers. The webinar is typically led by LCI Headquarters staff, and guest panelists often include Lions and Lions partners.

Webinars are organized into three categories:

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Leadership Resource Center:

  • The Global Leadership Team: 
    Leadership is critical to the overall success of any organization, including Lions Clubs International.  An effective leadership team provides the vision, guidance and motivation necessary for our association to continue to fulfill its mission of providing quality, relevant service to communities around the world.
     
  • Lions Learning Center: 
    Online courses in the Lions Learning Center (LLC) provide Lions with the opportunity to develop leadership skills. Available and categorized by four key skills: Leadership, Managing Others, Achieving Results and Communication. These courses typically take 30 to 60 minutes to complete.
     
  • Development Programs: 
    Learning is a lifelong process and Lions Clubs International believes all leaders can benefit from training. In support of this idea, LCI provides a variety of development opportunities where current and future leaders can enhance their leadership skills. The GLT has determined the types of institutes best suited for their respective Constitutional Area. Not all institute types (ALLI, ELLI, and FDI) are available for Lions in every constitutional area.
     
  • Training Materials/Resources: 
    Leadership training materials/resources include a mix of curriculum materials, speaking presentations with notes, and activity guides. Include Club Officers Orientation, Zone Chairperson and Vice District Governor Team Training.
     
  • Leadership Communication: 
    Leadership Communication is focused on increasing the success of Lions in leadership roles. Communication includes the quarterly Leader Network e-Newsletter, audio podcasts, and leadership success stories shared by Lions.

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Conventions & Forums:

  1. International Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 26 - June 28, 2015.

  2. USA/Canada Forum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 17 - September 19, 2015.

  3. MD-4 Convention, Doubletree Hotel, Modesto, Califronia, February 5 - February 7, 2016

  4. District 4-C6 Convention, Red Lion Inn, Woodlake, Sacramento, Califonria, May 12 - May 15, 2016.

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