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FVDG/DGE Training Program

The First Vice District Governors/District Governors-Elect (FVDGs/DGEs) Training Program is an intensive year long training program designed to equip FVDGs/DGEs with the knowledge, vision and skills necessary to strengthen and build Lions Clubs International. It is organized as a comprehensive training path beginning in September with online assignments in the Lions Learning Center, and culminating at the International Convention.

Please see the FVDG/DGE Program Overview for a view of the entire FVDG/DGE Training Program.

Below you will find detailed information pertaining to the FVDG/DGE Seminar and the International Convention.

Visa information


The DGE Registration and Travel teams are looking forward to working with you in preparation for the 2023 DGE Seminar to be held in St. Charles, IL as well as the 2023 DGE Seminar and International Convention to be held in Boston, MA.

We understand that you may need a U.S. Visa to travel to the Unites States and we encourage you to begin the U.S. Visa application process as soon as possible.

Please apply for a B-2 Tourist visa.  Additional information can be found on the U.S. Department of State website.

Please note: U.S. Visa applicants must qualify on the basis of the applicant's residence and ties abroad, rather than assurances from U.S. family and friends. A letter of invitation or Affidavit of Support is not needed to apply for a visitor visa. If you choose to bring a letter of invitation or Affidavit of Support to your interview, please remember it is not one of the factors used in determining whether to issue or deny the visa.

Seminar - Days 1-3

Who: FVDG/DGE only (no spouse or companion)
Seminar: Tuesday, February 7 - Thursday, February 9, 2023
Arrival: Monday, February 6, 2023
Departure: Friday, February 10, 2023


Training consists of three days of in-person, interactive classroom discussions and activities, presentations from Lion leaders and international mingling.

Seminar - Boston

Who: DGE and spouse/companion
Seminar: Friday, July 7, 2023
Arrival: Thursday, July 6, 2023
Departure: Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Schedule - Coming soon!

DGEs and their spouse or adult companion will attend a series of general sessions with the latest news from LCI/LCIF and inspiring messages from Lions and guests. The day concludes with an elegant celebration banquet.

Seminar - Boston


DGE Seminar and International Convention Registration & Travel Form - Coming soon!
LCICon Convention website

If you have questions regarding Registration, please contact:

Online assignments


FVDGs/DGEs will be assigned online assignments to complete throughout their year of training. The courses will be automatically assigned as they become available in the Lions Learning Center (LLC). Click the button below to access the Lions Learning Center through your Lion Account. Click here for Lions Account Access instructions. Email for support.

Lions Learning Center

Contact information


For questions please use the contact information below.

Registration/Hotel Arrangements | +1 630-468-7016 |
Travel/Flight Arrangements | +1 630-468-7052 |
Travel Reimbursement | +1 630-468-6978 |
Seminar Program Content | +1 630-468-6857 |
Online Assignments | +1 630-468-7073 |