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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 but are welcome to apply. Participation is limited to Lions from the Constitutional 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 download the application for the institute you are eligible to attend from the following list of institutes or obtain a copy of the application from your Global Leadership Team District Coordinator. 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 six 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.

2014-2015 Faculty Development Institutes

Constitutional Area Date/Location/Application

Constitutional Area I & II: USA, Affiliates, Bermuda and The Bahamas & Canada

May 31- June 3, 2015
Location: Oak Brook, Illinois, USA
Language: English
Submission Deadline: March 17, 2015

Constitutional Area IV: Europe

February 7-10, 2015
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Language: English and French
Submission Deadline: November 24, 2014

Constitutional Area V: The Orient and Southeast Asia

May 14-17, 2015
Location: Manila, Philippines
Languages: Chinese, English, Japanese and Korean
Submission Deadline: February 28, 2015

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

November 20-23, 2014
Location: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Languages: English
Submission Deadline: September 6, 2014

**This institute is only open to Lions of India, South Asia and the Middle East. Lions from Africa, please see the institute location in Brazzaville, Congo.

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

January 31-February 3, 2015
Location: Brazzaville, Congo
Languages: English and French
Submission Deadline: November 18, 2014

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

*All dates and locations are subject to change

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