2013 RI CONVENTION
RI Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
Sharing the Program
2013 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
PRE-CONVENTION IN LISBO...
2013 RI CONVENTION
Today’s Agenda
10:45 Objectives of Today’s Session and
Introductions
10:55 RYLA Today and the 14-18 Age...
2013 RI CONVENTION
Introduction of Facilitators
Greg GAROFOLO
• Rotary Club of Sharon, District 7950 and Founder,
Rotary E...
2013 RI CONVENTION
Today’s Session Objectives
• Introductions
• Capture Session’s Desired Outcomes
• Quick Review RYLA for...
2013 RI CONVENTION
Introductions
• Please briefly introduce yourself
(One minute per person)
•Your name, district, country...
2013 RI CONVENTION
Introductions / ALTERNATIVE
• What would you like to learn from today’s
session?
• Divide into groups o...
2013 RI CONVENTION
RYLA Snapshot – Ages 14-18
A “Typical RYLA”
•Duration: From one day to one week
•Cycle: Annual
•Age foc...
2013 RI CONVENTION
RYLA Snapshot – Ages 14-18
A “Typical RYLA”
•Programming:
• Leadership Theory and Practical
Application...
2013 RI CONVENTION
100 Answers to
‘What RYLA Means to Me’
2013 RI CONVENTION
Group Discussions – Question 1
What are some of your RYLA Best Practices?
• Such as:
• Promotion?
• Pro...
2013 RI CONVENTION
Group Discussions – Question 2
What are some of your RYLA Challenges?
• Such as:
• Promotion?
• Program...
2013 RI CONVENTION
Group Discussions – Question 3
What are some Innovations you would like to
see with your RYLA?
• In are...
2013 RI CONVENTION
Session Wrap
Group Summaries / Discussion and Ideas
• Best Practices
• Challenges
• Innovation
2013 RI CONVENTION
Thank You
2013 RI CONVENTION
Appendix
Back-Up SlidesBack-Up Slides
2013 RI CONVENTION
Case-Study: RYLA 7950
• Duration: Annual 3-Day Event and Year-
long Programming for
Alumni
• Age focus:...
2013 RI CONVENTION
Case-Study: RYLA 7950
• RYLA Event Programming:
• Re-designed and led by student leaders
• Themed:
• Da...
2013 RI CONVENTION
Case-Study: RYLA 7950
• Key Successes / Innovation
• RYLA Growth (from 70 to 200+ in 5 years)
• RYLA Al...
2013 RI CONVENTION
Case-Study: RYLA 7950
• Key Challenges
• Leadership: Learning by Doing
• Time-consuming
• Patience
• Re...
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  • 07/09/13
  • Review the Agenda (Determine how many people are in the room and if/when/how we can do introductions) Emphasize group discussion around best practices, success stories, challenges Capture group ideas / inputs / areas where they would like to cover 07/09/13
  • 07/09/13
  • Best Practices to Mention / Promote include: - Advanced planning and secured funding - Alumni engagement in program design, attendee recruitment, and club engagement - Defined measures of success to share with the district, club, and attendees / alumni - Collaboration / knowledge sharing with other Districts and RYLA programs Challenges include: - Limited resources such as club funding, time for volunteers, locations, training materials - Poor promotion to attendees and Rotary Clubs - Continuity from year to year OR lack of change in programming Innovation includes: - RYLA Exchanges – of attendees, facilitators, organizers – local / regional / international - Alumni Engagement – program design, running RYLA, volunteer management, club and attendee promotion - Service projects onsite and beyond - Remaining engaged – RYLA year-round 07/09/13
  • 07/09/13
  • 07/09/13
  • RYLA - Sharing the Program (Experienced with RYLA in the 14-18 age range)

    1. 1. 2013 RI CONVENTION RI Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Sharing the Program 2013 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRE-CONVENTION IN LISBON Facilitators Greg Garofolo Takvir Shah
    2. 2. 2013 RI CONVENTION Today’s Agenda 10:45 Objectives of Today’s Session and Introductions 10:55 RYLA Today and the 14-18 Age Group 11:00 Group Discussions 11:45 Wrap-up determine how lo we should spend Intros determine how lo we should spend Intros
    3. 3. 2013 RI CONVENTION Introduction of Facilitators Greg GAROFOLO • Rotary Club of Sharon, District 7950 and Founder, Rotary E-Club of New England (RI Satellite Pilot) • RI RYLA Council Member 2011 • RI RYLA Committee Member ’11-‘14 • RI RYLA Committee Vice-Chair ’12-’13 • RI International RYLA Operations Team Director • District 7950 RYLA Co-Chair Takvir M. SHAH • Immediate Past-President Rotaract Club of Mahanagar Northwest – Bangladesh, District 3280 • Co-Coordinator International RYLA Exchange 2012 D7950 and D3280 • RI 2011 RYLA Council Member • International RYLA Attendee 2010
    4. 4. 2013 RI CONVENTION Today’s Session Objectives • Introductions • Capture Session’s Desired Outcomes • Quick Review RYLA for Ages 14-18 • Learning from Each Other • Group Discussions • RYLA Best Practices • RYLA Challenges • RYLA Innovation
    5. 5. 2013 RI CONVENTION Introductions • Please briefly introduce yourself (One minute per person) •Your name, district, country •What would you like to learn from today’s session
    6. 6. 2013 RI CONVENTION Introductions / ALTERNATIVE • What would you like to learn from today’s session? • Divide into groups of 5-6 • Please briefly introduce yourself (One minute per person) • Your name, district, country
    7. 7. 2013 RI CONVENTION RYLA Snapshot – Ages 14-18 A “Typical RYLA” •Duration: From one day to one week •Cycle: Annual •Age focus: 15-17 year olds •Numbers: From 20-200 attendees •Location: Varies from classroom to campsites •Leadership: Rotarian-led with Alumni as ‘counselors’ or facilitators •Funding: Club sponsorship
    8. 8. 2013 RI CONVENTION RYLA Snapshot – Ages 14-18 A “Typical RYLA” •Programming: • Leadership Theory and Practical Application • Inspirational Speaker(s) • Communication Skills • Team Building • Service Component(s) •Feedback: • Many districts are fiercely proud of RYLA • Difficult to quantify ‘success’
    9. 9. 2013 RI CONVENTION 100 Answers to ‘What RYLA Means to Me’
    10. 10. 2013 RI CONVENTION Group Discussions – Question 1 What are some of your RYLA Best Practices? • Such as: • Promotion? • Programming? • Alumni Engagement? • Measures of Success? • Innovation? • Service?
    11. 11. 2013 RI CONVENTION Group Discussions – Question 2 What are some of your RYLA Challenges? • Such as: • Promotion? • Programming? • Alumni Engagement? • Measures of Success? • Innovation? • Service?
    12. 12. 2013 RI CONVENTION Group Discussions – Question 3 What are some Innovations you would like to see with your RYLA? • In areas such as: • RYLA Programming? • RYLA Operations? • Alumni Engagement? • Rotarian Engagement? • Community Engagement?
    13. 13. 2013 RI CONVENTION Session Wrap Group Summaries / Discussion and Ideas • Best Practices • Challenges • Innovation
    14. 14. 2013 RI CONVENTION Thank You
    15. 15. 2013 RI CONVENTION Appendix Back-Up SlidesBack-Up Slides
    16. 16. 2013 RI CONVENTION Case-Study: RYLA 7950 • Duration: Annual 3-Day Event and Year- long Programming for Alumni • Age focus: Begins at with high school sophomores and juniors, extending onward • Numbers: 144 attendees, 45+ student leaders and alumni organizers • Location: Varies from classroom to campsites
    17. 17. 2013 RI CONVENTION Case-Study: RYLA 7950 • RYLA Event Programming: • Re-designed and led by student leaders • Themed: • Day 1: Leadership and the Individual • Day 2: Leadership within a Team • Day 3: Leadership in a Community • Students are the leaders and facilitators • Only one speaker over age 25 • No lectures
    18. 18. 2013 RI CONVENTION Case-Study: RYLA 7950 • Key Successes / Innovation • RYLA Growth (from 70 to 200+ in 5 years) • RYLA Alumni Engagement • RYLA Exchanges • International • Inter-District • ShetlerBox RYLA Experience • Onsite Service Project • 2013 – RYLA End Hunger Project • $13,000+ in 40 days, 300+ volunteers, 52,000+ meals prepared at RYLA
    19. 19. 2013 RI CONVENTION Case-Study: RYLA 7950 • Key Challenges • Leadership: Learning by Doing • Time-consuming • Patience • Resources • Need more mentors • Limited funds • Maintaining Energy • Continuity amidst designed change • Alumni engagement
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