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Leadership Development

Learn. Lead. Grow.

Learning is part of the human experience. It empowers us to improve our thinking, our feeling, our communication, and our service. When Lions and Leos put learning into action, leadership happens.

The Leadership Development Team works year-round with Lions and Leos who want to continue growing for the sake of their clubs, their communities, and Lions Clubs International. If that describes you—no matter where you are in your leadership journey—training and development opportunities are available to keep you moving forward.

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Online learning


Explore learning resources online within the Lions Member Portal using your Lions Account login.

Lions Learning Center

Offers all Lions and Leos the opportunity to learn and sharpen their knowledge of Lions fundamentals and leadership skills through online interactive courses. Course equivalent documents for use with screen readers are available. For support, email

Local training

View planned training related to membership development, leadership development and service within your district or multiple district as reported by GLT coordinators. For support, email

My Learning Record

Provides a current record of a Lion’s completed training as a participant or as faculty. Faculty credentials, such as Faculty Development Institute Graduate (FDI graduate) or Lions Certified Instructor Program (LCIP certified) are also reported. For support, email

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In-person learning

Prepare for your role as an officer!

Training is available for the following officers:

Check out Learn for training available in your local area. 

In-person learning

Apply to attend a Leadership Institute!

Leadership Development Institutes are in-person events that support Lions and Leos in their leadership journey. With three programs and five types of institutes available, there are multiple ways for Lions and Leos to grow.

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Leadership Development Grants

Leadership Development Grants encourage the ongoing training of Lion leaders through special financial support. Explore the programs below to learn how to access funds for your next institute or training event!

Leadership Development Institute Grant Program
Leadership Development Grant Program — Multiple District
Leadership Development Grant Program — District

Watch and share

Leadership development is part of the Lion and Leo experience—a unique value available to every member of our organization. Watch and share our short video—you could inspire others to learn, lead, and grow!

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Still have questions? The Leadership Development team would love to hear from you.