Faculty Development Institutes

The Faculty Development Institute program is dedicated to the development and expansion of Lions faculty. The curriculum focuses on techniques and concepts that will enhance the quality of training and overall effectiveness of Lions leadership development programs.

Qualified candidates are those Lions who have some experience as faculty members at Lions training events, have demonstrated basic instructional skills, and have a keen interest in further developing those skills. Lions with extensive experience as Lions faculty or as professional trainers are not recommended for this institute. Participation is limited to Lions from the Constitutional/geographical area noted in the schedule below.

Lions participating in this four-day course will be required to conduct a training event within 6 (six) months of the institute, in order to be considered a graduate of the FDI program.


Lions who meet the qualifications may apply to the Faculty Development Institute. Applications will be available at least four months prior to the institute. If you are interested in applying to the institute, please obtain a copy of the application from your Global Leadership Team District Coordinator or download the application for the institute you are eligible to attend from the following list of institutes. Because of the high number of applications received by the association, acceptance into the institute is not guaranteed.

Cost of the Institute

Lions Clubs International will provide meals and lodging according to the schedule of the institute. Please note that a non-refundable participation fee of US$95.00 will be required to offset these costs for all institutes. This fee will be due no less than four weeks prior to the institute start date. Please do not send funds until you receive a letter of acceptance to the institute. Participants are also responsible to pay for their own transportation and related travel expenses to and from the institute site.

2013-2014 Faculty Development Institutes

Constitutional Area Date/Location/Application

Constitutional Area III: South America, Central America, Mexico & Islands of the Caribbean Sea

April 25-28, 2014
Location: Santa Marta, Colombia
Language: Portuguese and Spanish
Submission Deadline:  February 14, 2014

Constitutional Area IV: Europe

November 4-7, 2013
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Languages: English and French
Submission Deadline:  August 26, 2013

Constitutional Area VI: India, South Asia, Africa and the Middle East*

February 2-5, 2014
Location:  Tunis, Tunisia
Languages:  English and French
Submission Deadline: November 22, 2013

*This institute is only open to Lions within the continent of Africa.

*All dates and locations are subject to change

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