District Resources

LEADER & MEMBER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

  • Speech | Communication | Collaboration -Toastmasters International and Rotary.
  • Deliver a Speech (Rotary Learning Center) -This focuses on the basics of delivering a speech. The content focuses specifically on the use of body language and the effective use of vocal variety.
  • Inspirational Speech (Rotary Learning Center) -How to engage, persuade, or inspire an audience. The content focuses on the specific knowledge needed to succeed in persuasive speaking and motivational speaking.
  • Conducting Training Online (Rotary Learning Center) Learn Best Practices for Virtual Training
  • Managing a Training Session (Rotary Learning Center) -Learn techniques for preparing your training environment and managing it effectively.
  • Interpersonal Communication and Networking (Rotary Learning Center) -Learn how to build and maintain professional relationships and networks. The topics introduced in this project include creating beneficial relationships, maintaining and building a network, and recognizing the point of view of others.
  • Leadership Basics (Rotary Learning Center) -The specific goals of the course are to introduce the ideas of motivating others, leadership integrity, and team inclusiveness.
  • Leading a Team (Rotary Learning Center) -Learn how to lead a small team. The topics introduced in this course will cover creating a positive environment, goal setting, and delegation.
  • Leading Effective Committees (Rotary Learning Center) -Manage your committee effectively by learning how to set goals, motivate other members, plan productive meetings, delegate tasks, and cultivate leaders.
  • Leading Change (Rotary Learning Center) -Every organization must adapt and evolve to stay effective and relevant, but change isn’t always easy. In this course, you’ll learn the basics of how to manage change, including how to succeed in leading it, how to assess people’s readiness to make changes, how to plan for change, and how to respond to any resistance.
  • Building Consensus (Rotary Learning Center) -Develop skills needed to demonstrate effective, inclusive leadership. The topics advanced in this course include creating an inclusive environment, listening skills, and decision making.
  • Collaboration (Rotary Learning Center) -Focuses on understanding and developing leadership and collaboration skills. The topics introduced in this course will cover building trust, increasing empathy, and recognizing the strengths of others.
  • Mentoring Basics (Rotary Learning Center) -Learn the role, responsibilities and benefits of being a mentor to an adult professional.
  • Becoming an Effective Facilitator (Rotary Learning Center) -Learn about the value of facilitation and how effective facilitators can guide people to achieve their goals.
  • The Power of Connection with Diverse Communities (Rotary Learning Center) –
  • Essentials of Understanding Conflict (Rotary Learning Center) –Learn the essentials of how to understand, manage, and resolve conflict. You’ll define conflict and learn about the main types of conflict. You’ll explore conflict management styles, their applications, and begin to assess your own style. You’ll also review steps to solve conflict and think about how you can apply that to all kinds of conflicts you encounter yourself.
  • Uncovering Unconscious Bias (Rotary Learning Center) –All of us have unconscious biases that affect our decisions and interactions. Uncovering these biases and learning how to counteract them can help us create more inclusive communities and avoid unintentionally harming others.
  • Design an Inclusive Plan for Your Organization (Rotary Learning Center) –This interactive framework can be used to facilitate a discussion about the diversity of your clubs and organizations.

DISTRICT LEADERSHIP

 

  • Working With Your District Team (Rotary Learning Center) –Learn what the district team does and how you can work together to support clubs.
  • District Governor Basics (Rotary Learning Center) –Ready to get started on your path to becoming a governor? These courses – designed to supplement your governor-nominee training – will help you prepare. Learn about your role and responsibilities, how your district team can be successful, how to run your district events, and more. These courses are best completed before your governor-nominee training.
  • District Governor Intermediate (Rotary Learning Center) – Your governor-elect year is all about planning and training. These courses, along with your in-person governor-elect training, will help you prepare for a successful term. Learn best practices for working with your team, effective club visits, managing your district, and more. These courses are best completed before your governors-elect training seminar.
  • District Governor Advance (Rotary Learning Center) – This course will help you manage the challenges you may face in your role.
  • Assistant Governor Basics (Rotary Learning Center) – Ready to get organized and help your clubs succeed? Learn about your responsibilities, how to prepare for your role, and working with your team to meet clubs’ needs. You’ll also find some of the best practices for your role and tips from past assistant governors on how to support your clubs effectively.
    • Working With Your District Team (Rotary Learning Center) – Whether you’re a returning member of the district team or a new one, take this course to learn what the district team does and how you can work together to support clubs.
    • Maximizing Governor Visits (Rotary Learning Center) –This course will help you prepare to make effective visits to clubs. You’ll find tips for scheduling these visits, how to prepare, and what to include in your talks.
    • Online Membership Leads (Rotary Learning Center) –Learn how membership leads work, how to turn leads into members, and how to create a consistent, positive experience for prospective members.
    • Understanding DacDB (DACdb University)
    • Protecting Personal Data (Rotary Learning Center) – Learn how to identify and protect the personal data of Rotary participants. The course will review why data privacy is important; the definition of personal data, and the different levels of data sensitivity; and how to protect personal data at any level of the organization.
    • Committing to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Rotary Learning Center) – We are committed to putting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at the core of the Rotary experience. Learn more about Rotary’s DEI statement, what DEI means, and how you can put it into practice to create positive experiences.
    • DEI Club Presentation
    • Preventing and Addressing Harassment (Rotary Learning Center) – Learn how you can create a harassment-free environment in your club. Review Rotary’s policy on a harassment-free environment. It defines harassment, provides steps for those being harassed, and for those receiving allegations.
    • Leading Change (Rotary Learning Center) – Every organization must adapt and evolve to stay effective and relevant, but change isn’t always easy. In this course, you’ll learn the basics of how to manage change, including how to succeed in leading it, how to assess people’s readiness to make changes, how to plan for change, and how to respond to any resistance.
    • Essentials of Understanding Conflict (Rotary Learning Center) – Learn the essentials of how to understand, manage, and resolve conflict. You’ll define conflict and learn about the main types of conflict. You’ll explore conflict management styles, their applications, and begin to assess your own style. You’ll also review steps to solve conflict and think about how you can apply that to all kinds of conflicts you encounter yourself.
  • District Committee Basics (Rotary Learning Center) – Get training for your role as a district committee chair. These courses are relevant to any district committee.
  • District Public Image Committee
  • District Public Image Committee Intermediate (Rotary Learning Center) – Learn more about the concepts behind Rotary’s brand identity and the importance of promoting and communicating our brand and core messages in a consistent way.
  • District Rotaract Committee (Rotary Learning Center) – Learn more about your role working with Rotaract clubs, how to best support them, and train them.
  • District Interact Committee (Rotary Learning Center) – Learn more about your role in the district Interact committee and how the committee can develop Interact across the district. Find out how to structure your committee, lead district Interact events, and grow and promote Interact.
  • District Interact Committee Intermediate (Rotary Learning Center) –
  • District Foundation Committee (Rotary Learning Center) – As a member of the district Rotary Foundation committee, you help plan, coordinate, and evaluate Foundation activities. Learn about your role and how to raise funds for the Foundation, manage grant activities, recruit and recognize donors, and steward district funds properly.
  • District Foundation Committee Intermediate (Rotary Learning Center) –
  • District Training Committee (Rotary Learning Center) – As a district trainer, you help leaders grow and give members the skills to excel in Rotary and beyond. Learn more about your role and responsibilities and gain the knowledge you need to manage training events effectively.
  • District Membership Committee (Rotary Learning Center) – Learn how the district membership committee helps grow Rotary, how you can contribute to that, and how to help clubs create action plans to keep current members engaged and attract new ones.
  • Your District Events (Rotary Learning Center) –Designed for district governors, assistant governors, district trainers, and district training and conference committee members. Learn about the major events you’ll organize and how working together can make those events successful.

CLUB & DISTRICT FOUNDATION AND GRANTS

 

  • Rotary Foundation Basics (Rotary Learning Center) – Learn about the work of The Rotary Foundation including grants, programs, and giving opportunities.
    • District recordings about District Grants
  • Club Foundation Committee Basics (Rotary Learning Center) -Learn about your role as a club Rotary Foundation committee member and how to promote and support The Rotary Foundation. 
  • Fundraising Basics (Rotary Learning Center) – Learn best practices, techniques, and concepts to help you in your fundraising efforts. This course covers a variety of fundraising methods but mostly focuses on identifying, building relationships with, and soliciting donors as a primary fundraising strategy. 

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District Leadership

John E. Mager
Brandywine-Naamans
District Governor
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Randolph Smith
Rehoboth Beach Sunrise
DG-Elect
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Dale C. G. Kerns
North East
DG-Nominee
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Ken Montville
Salisbury
DG-Nominee Designate
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Clifford Berg
Ocean City-Berlin
Immediate Past District Governor
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Robin Broomall
Newark-Morning
Lieutenant Governor
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David M. Miller
Newark
District Treasurer
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Dana F. Wattay
Smyrna-Clayton
District Treasurer - Assistant
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Sandra Early
Kent Island
District Executive Secretary
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John Kai Lassen
Wilmington
District Secretary and Policy and Procedure Chair
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James A. Roney III
North East
District Parliamentarian
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Shawn W. Klapinsky
Newark-Morning
District Finance Committee Chair
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Larence Kirby
Dover Capital City
District DEI Chair
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William Garrow King Jr.
Snow Hill
District Membership Chair
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Pat Campbell-White
Rehoboth Beach Sunrise
District Innovative Club Advocate
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Kevin G. Les Callette
Wicomico County
District Public Image Chair
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Vaughan Russell Hayden
Wicomico County
District Youth Services Chair
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Mark Whitfield
Milford
DYS - Youth Exchange Chair
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G. Philip Reed
Cambridge
DYS - RYLA Chair
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Monica Elavarthi
The University of Delaware
DYS - Rotaract Representative
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John Nanni
Middletown-Odessa-Townsend
District PolioPlus Chair
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Robert L. Smith
Snow Hill
District Easterseals Camp Fairlee Chair
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William R. Ferguson Sr.
Salisbury-Sunrise
District Rotary Foundation Chair
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Margaret M Mudron
Ocean City-Berlin
District Grants Chair
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Susan N. Giove
Rehoboth Beach Sunrise
DRF - Global Grants Chair
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H Hugh Dawkins Jr.
Easton
District Learning Facilitator
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Paulette Rappa
Long Neck Sunrise
Empowering Girls Chair
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Cathy Parsons
North East
International Convention Chair
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Allison David
Brandywine-Naamans
AG Area 10
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Greg L. Warren
Newark
AG Area 20
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Alexander Benjamin Vaughan III
Dover/Colonial
AG Area 30
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Steven L Grossman
Rehoboth Beach Sunrise
AG Area 40
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Steven L Grossman
Rehoboth Beach Sunrise
AG Area 40
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Bradley Lundberg
Kent Island
AG Area 50
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Michael A. Friedberg
St. Michaels
AG Area 51
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Marie Calafiura
Salisbury
AG Area 60
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