As a teacher and Executive Coach, education is one of my key passions (along with my family, singing, fishing and of course, Rotary).

September is Basic Education and Literacy Month when Rotarians focus on the goal of strengthening the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.

Whilst we as Rotarians associate this month to promote teacher training, student mentoring and adult literacy, education also crosses into a plethora of other fields. Education is the power that can break many of the world’s issues surrounding poverty, slavery and disease.

Opportunities for education can be sourced through a number of avenues, and we should always be of a mindset of continual growth and learning.  This is ever more prevelant in our Rotary and wider network.

Our District Avenues of Service Chairs are constantly offering learning opportunities.  Some of the more recent ones have been:

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion seminars
  • Writing Seminars
  • How to host hybrid meeting webinar
  • ClubRunner basics
  • Mentoring and Facilitating workshops.
We also have access to the Rotary Leadership Institute where our very own PDG Julie Mason facilitates.  The next one is in November.
Our President Elects have access to President Elect Capability Seminars (PECS aka PETS)
On My Rotary, you have access to a plethora of free learning courses in the Learning Centre.
Our very own Rotary District 9800 website has a link to a newly formed Learning Management System that services many of the Districts within Victoria and Tasmania.
Every year, our incoming Board is provided with some training opportunities through the District Assembly.
And most importantly, we have each other.  We learn most from the love, mentorship, leadership, and fellowship of our fellow Rotarians.  With the common bond we share, but with the diversity of our unique vocations and experience, each of us are the best learning opportunities that we can provide each other.... and there are 1.2million learning opportunities around the world that we have access to.