Guiding Lion and Certified Guiding Lion
The first two years is the most critical time for a new club. District governors are encouraged to appoint two guiding Lions, preferably Certified Guiding Lions, to:
- Guide the new club through its first 2 years of operation
- Orient and train new club officers
- Motivate and support the new club growth
NEW: Due to a board policy change in October 2010, a Guiding Lion is limited to serving no more than two clubs at any point in time and Certified Guiding Lions are required to retake the Certified Guiding Lion Course every three years to maintain certification.
Certified Guiding Lion Program
Guiding Lions are encouraged to complete the Certified Guiding Lion Course to receive training in new club support. The course may be taken individually or facilitated by an instructor. To take the course on your own, download the materials below and complete the Certified Guiding Lion Course Workbook.
To get started, request a Certified Guiding Lion Kit or, download the items below:
- Certified Guiding Lion Course Workbook(pdf)
- Charter Night Planning Guide (pdf)
- Club Officers Manual (pdf)
- Club Membership Chairperson's Guide (pdf)
- Lions Club Constitution and By-Laws (pdf)
- Lions Community Needs Assessment (pdf)
- Making It Happen: Guide to Club Project Development (pdf)
- Orientation Guide (pdf)
New: Certified Guiding Lion Program for Club Rebuilding!
A new module has been developed to apply the Certified Guiding Lion strategy to assist failing or cancelled clubs. The module includes:
Rebuilding Guiding Lion Assignment Form – Complete this form to assign a Guiding Lion to a club and ensure they receive the monthly Club Health Assessment.
Certified Guiding Lion Rebuilding Assessment – A checklist tool designed to identify the club’s strengths and areas for improvement so that the Guiding Lion can develop training and support specific to the needs of the club.
PowerPoint – A PowerPoint module designed as an addition to the existing Certified Guiding Lion Workshop that outlines the assessment process and the tools available to support the club.
Hosting the Course
To host and facilitate a group presentation, download the Certified Guiding Lion Host and Instructor Guide (pdf) and the Certified Guiding Lion Program Power Point Presentation (ppt). Be sure to review the workbook and course material prior to the course.
NEW: The new course format requires the participants to complete the Certified Guiding Lion Workbook prior to attending the course. Send each participant a link to this site to get started.
Presidential Certified Guiding Lion Award
To receive the Certified Guiding Lion Award Medal, certified guiding Lions complete Quarterly Reports (pdf) throughout the two-year term along with fulfilling other requirements. The requirements are outlined on the Certified Guiding Lion Final Report (pdf).
For more information, contact the District and Club Administration Division.
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