The DLA program is "all electronic" with all work being done online
using the Canvas Learning Management System used by the majority of
colleges and universities throughout the country.
The Academy program comprises six courses (Communications, Membership, Public
Relations, Youth Service, Rotary Organization, and The Rotary
Foundation). Each course is a month long and includes
reviewing specific resources, online discussions, written assignments
and a final exam which is taken online using Canvas.
Rotary District 5110 created the DLA program 20
years ago to prepare Past Presidents to serve in a District leadership
position. That is also the goal of District 6440. Contact
PDG Sarah Oliver for
information. All brochures, information and required documents for
admission can be found on the
Space is limited and the deadlinefor
August 15, 2019.
The first course, Communications, will begin onSeptember
The Rotarians from District 6440 who have participated in the District
Leadership Academy Program since 2014 are now serving in various
leadership positions in District 6440. In addition, all of the
Academy instructors are Academy graduates.
All of these graduates, particularly the
Academy faculty, are
the support system that insures each and every student will
complete the program successfully. They are the "cheerleaders".
The Academy Faculty is the heart and soul of the Academy program.
They research their course, create the syllabus, review and score all
assignments and prepare the final exam. At the end of each course,
students will receive a comprehensive grade report from the instructor
providing them with constructive feedback to assist them in future
the time students graduate they will be some of the most
knowledgeable Rotarians in their district and will take pride in wearing
the Academy pin.
Register today and be a part of buildiing
District 6440's future by training the club and district leaders of the
future. YOU can make a difference.
Since 1998 District 5110 has been training district Rotarians to be the best prepared club and district leaders possible.
To date, they have graduated 278 individuals from the D5110
Leadership Academy. All of their District Governors since
2000-2001 have been Academy graduates and all of their current DG line
members, District committee chairs, and Assistant Governors are Academy
graduates. Their Academy program is now being used
by Rotary Districts 5010which
has two Academies, (one taught in English in Alaska and the Yukon
Territory and one taught in Russian in Far East Russia);6080,
6110, 5170, and 6440, Previously it was used by Districts 5000, 5180, 5390 and
5400 to assist them in developing their own advanced leadership
programs. In all, more than 950 Rotarians in the US, Canada and Russia are
Academy graduates from their respective Rotary District's
Welcome to the Leadership Academy
to the Rotarians of District 6440. My name is Harriett Schloer and I
am a member of the Rotary Club of Bend High Desert in Bend, Oregon.
We are part of District 5110, the district that originally created the
Dlistrict Leadership Academy program. I am one of those who
originally founded the program in 1998 and have been an instructor and the
Academy webmaster since the beginning.
It has been my "job" to assist your district in
implementng the Leadership Academy program in District 6440 and then to
work with your instructors and students throughout the Academy year as
needed. I serve as the Academy webmaster and the Canvas
Administrator. To insure that all students are prepared and ready
for the DLA which launches on September 1, I teach the Canvas "Pre-Course"
which guides students through the Canvas process. It also during
this course that we insure that all students are properly registered with
a MyRotary acount so they will have all of the basics covered before they
start working on Course 1: Communications (which I also teach).
In other words, I am the Academy's "technology trainer" helping to insure
that all participants will successfully complete the program and graduate
with their class at the end of the Academy year.
I will be assisting your district in recruiting Rotarians to participate
in the DLA.
When a Rotarian participates in the DLA program,
they are not really sure what they are going to gain from the experience.
To see how one graduate felt about the experience, I suggest you read the
essay he wrote at the end of his Academy year.
I welcome you to the DLA for District 6440 and look forward to working with you
during the coming year. I can assure you it will be a most