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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)

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Welcome to RYLA 2020 – a merged Rotary Programme between Districts 9700 and 9710. In 2020 the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) will be held from the Saturday the 11th to Friday the 17th January inclusive at the Greenhills Conference Centre, Cotter, ACT.

Objectives: RYLA is a challenging 7 day residential program for young people aged 18 to 25. RYLA offers a unique opportunity for motivated individuals to access some influential and inspirational speakers and trainers. With presentations, workshops and exercises, attendees will be introduced to concepts of effective leadership including:
Leadership Theory
Mental Health,
Values & Ethics,
Leadership in Service & Community,
Youth Leadership,
Goal Setting/Visioning
Conflict Resolution & Mindfulness
What do the RYLARIAN’S take home with them? The programme aims to help them to:
Build communication and problem-solving skills
Discover strategies for becoming a dynamic leader in your school or community
Learn from community leaders, inspirational speakers, and peer mentors
Unlock your potential to turn motivation into action
Have fun and form lasting friendships
Build on the existing leadership of participants
Encourage participants to further develop their own skills, talents and abilities, and
Remind participants of their responsibility to their communities and to the world.
Applications will open on the 1st September 2019. For ease of management this year fees will be invoiced from the District 9710 Treasurer to participating Clubs and cover accommodation, all meals and programme expenses. The full registration fee is $910. The Committee has decided to drop the early Bird reduced fee inducement this year to cover the cost of the extra nights accommodation. Please note that we have merged the two Districts for this year’s RYLA so we anticipate a lot of applications … so get in quick & don’t forget to check out our external Website - and our Facebook page
Where to find Candidates: Clubs should seek applications from candidates and their employers to sponsor suitable employees.  Potential RYLA Candidates are already in your community now!  is easy to find them then what you may first think. Here are some suggestions:
Previous participants in Rotary Youth Programs (eg. Youth Exchange, RYPEN, public speaking, NYSF etc)
TAFE/Educational facilities
Community organisations
Various workplaces and sporting clubs
Community leaders
Your own networks
Fellow Rotary member’s suggestions
Discuss these suggestions at your club. Chances are it will lead to further ideas that can be used in your own community. Further information is available in the downloadable documents on this page (2020 Recruitment Pack, RYLA Brochure & Application Form) or by contacting the District Chair, Lyndall Dalley, on 0418861612 or at

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