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2023-24 Presidents-elect Training Seminars


For Rotary International District 5960 Incoming 2023-2024 Club Presidents 

The sessions are based on the expectations of Rotary International and are meant to prepare you for your leadership role in Rotary.
Rotary District Leadership and other Rotarian guests with particular expertise in the specific content area will conduct these leadership development sessions.
Much of the material to be covered will come from the Rotary Learning Center, where you will want to know more about your ongoing learning.
You will be introduced to the President’s responsibilities, and “Leadership Development” is a principal part of the President’s role in creating a team and assuring succession planning. 
Topics to be covered are:
  • What does it mean to be President of your club?
  • How do you create an environment for Leadership Development in your club?
  • What is leadership and what is management
  • The importance of intentional succession planning
Patricia McCleese
District 5960 Governor 2023-2024
Greater Rochester Rotary Club
“Friendship was the foundation rock on which Rotary was built, and tolerance is the element which holds it together.” Paul Harris

Presidents-Elect Training Dates: 

Virtual Sessions

(Two times are being offered for these trainings; the same information will be provided at both times. Please choose the best time for you.)
Tuesday, October 25 @ 4pm  - 5:30pm Completed
Tuesday, October 25 @ 7pm  -  8:30pm Completed
Thursday, December 01 @ 4pm - 5:30pm Completed
Thursday, December 01 @ 7pm - 8:30pm Completed
February - Presidents-elects named after Dec 1 - Date/Time TBD
April - Are You Ready Checklist? -   Date/Time TBD

In-Person Session

Saturday, January 7, 2023 - Presidents-elect Luncheon with DG Patricia McCleese - In-Person 
Location: Hamline University - Anderson Center
Time: 11:30am - 2:30pm (No Cost to Attend registration required)
CLICK HERE for Registration

Virtual Sessions


NCPETS (North Central Presidents-elect Training Seminar) Required for all incoming Club Presidents- Resources 

The 2023 North Central Presidents-Elect Training will be held virtually this year - a complete schedule will be posted soon. Please save these dates though now:

(Cost to attend)

Wednesday, March 22 - Friday, March 24, 2023

Preparing for the presidents-elect training seminar

As presidents-elect prepare for PETS, we would like to remind you that two learning plans are available to help you prepare for your term as club president. (Must log into to view.)




Take these courses before PETS to learn the fundamental elements of the president's role.
Take these courses after PETS and before 1 July to build on the session and prepare for the year.
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