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Mentoring Program

The objective of the Lions Mentoring Program is to help every member achieve the goal of better serving his or her community. It does so through a program of personal development that helps members realize the potential that their unique skills and knowledge offer. The Lions Mentoring Program prepares them for leadership in clubs, in the association and in their personal lives as well. For Lions Clubs International, this means more hands and better service for the people who need it most.

The Lions Mentoring Program is completed in two parts, basic and advanced. Each part is completed in two levels.

Basic Mentoring Program

The goals of the Basic Mentoring Program are to gain responsibility and to build relationships. The Basic Mentoring Program can be considered a stepping stone to a leadership role.

  • Level One, The Responsibility of Being a Lion: The first level of the Basic Mentoring Program is devoted to developing an understanding of who Lions are, their vision of humanitarian service, the traditions, the organizational structure and the responsibility of being a Lions club member. It should be a goal of every club that all new Lions complete the level one in their first three months of membership.

  • Level Two, Relationships: The second level of the Basic Mentoring Program is for developing relationships and organizational skills in preparation for leadership at the club level. Level two should be completed in the new Lion’s first six months of membership.

Advanced Mentoring Program

  • Level One, Results: The emphasis of this level is upon developing accountability for results by focusing on community projects and programs that provide useful and needed humanitarian service. Completion of this level provides a stepping-stone for accepting a leadership role within the club. 

  • Level Two, Replication: This level concentrates on the mentee’s role in developing others for leadership in the association and for humanitarian service. It ensures long-range growth and can serve as a basis for leadership within the district structure. This phase can be augmented with additional training at district level and at area forums.

How to Participate

  1. Contact your club president to express interest in the mentoring program. He or she will help you find a mentor or mentee.

  2. Download the Basic Mentoring Guide or the Advanced Mentoring Guide. The guides can also be ordered from the Membership and New Club Operations Department.

  3. Complete the mentoring program levels of your choosing.

  4. Submit the Achievement Forms in the back of the guides to Membership Operations. Upon completion of the Basic Mentoring Program, both mentor and mentee will receive a certificate of achievement. Mentors and mentees completing the Advanced Mentoring Program will receive a lapel pin.

Additional Mentoring Resources

For more information, contact Membership Operations.