Learning & Development


Whenever community minded volunteers like you offer your time, talent and treasure to an organization, you want two fundamental questions answered:

1.     What can I do to make this organization better?
2.     What’s in it for me?

The Learning & Development Team of District 5370 seeks to help all Rotarians in the district find the answers to these questions. Only through exposure to the breadth of Rotary can we determine where and how Rotary fits into our world, and only through learning about the endless opportunities Rotary provides can we answer these two questions.  Each Rotarian, through education, will discover their purpose within Rotary, and in doing so, find new and creative ways to help themselves and Rotary grow. As the District Learning & Development Team we endeavor to help each Rotarian define what Rotary means to them.  

John Dewey, a pioneer educator stated that learning can only come from experience, but not all experiences are learning. Reflection and discourse are important components of experiential learning, and it is this philosophy that we have adopted in developing a curriculum for our future learning sessions.

Learning about Rotary does not happen in a vacuum, and based on our philosophy that experiential learning is most effective, we want all Rotarians to actively participate in our development sessions. It is critical that your members contextualize the learnings from the sessions and take away a framework and game plan to ensure your club’s success.

A huge thank you to the many volunteers who sit on the District Learning & Development Team. They give of their time and talent to make you a better Rotarian. Let’s support them by participating in the many excellent learning opportunities they make available to you.   

Yours in Rotary,

Donna Barrett

Chair, District 5370 Learning & Development Committee