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Leadership Development Institute Grant Program

Develop your leadership skills

All multiple districts, single districts and undistricted provisional districts/regions/zones can apply to receive a grant towards an Emerging Lions Leadership Institute (ELLI) or a Regional Lions Leadership Institute (RLLI).*

*Due to COVID-19, if an in-person RLLI is not a possibility, please email Leadership Development to discuss possible options.

What’s the difference between ELLI and RLLI?


Emerging Lions Leadership Institute (ELLI)
  • Prepare Lions for leadership at the club level (those who have not yet served as club president)
  • Special sessions only available through the ELLI
    • Change management
    • Mentoring
    • Creative thinking
  • Structured 3-day learning curriculum

ELLI curriculum is available for download after approval of application.


Regional Lions Leadership Institute (RLLI)
  • Prepare Lions interested in leadership positions at the district level
  • Content contains fundamental leadership topics including:
    • Public Speaking
    • Conflict Management
    • Goal Setting
  • Customizable institute format (flexible 1-3-day program)

Access RLLI curriculum here

Funds Available






Start organizing your institute! Download a Planning Guide to get started.


The application deadline has passed for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. Applications for the 2021-2022 fiscal year will be available May-August. 


Sharing details about the program is easy—download a printable brochure to help your members learn about the program!



Reimbursements will be made payable to the applicable multiple district, single district or undistricted provisional district/region/zone. Reimbursement claims and supporting documents must be submitted within 60 days of the institute. Manage your reimbursement: submit a claim post-training!

Have a question about the Leadership Development Institute Grant Program? Contact the Leadership Development Division at