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Emerging Lions Leadership Institute (ELLI)

Emerging Lions Leadership Institute (ELLI)

Emerging Lions Leadership Institutes focus on building the skills of Lions members for leadership opportunities at the club level, including the position of club president.

Candidates must be Lions in good standing who have successfully served on a club committee and who have not yet attained the level of club president. Current charter club presidents are also eligible for this institute.

Candidates must be willing to commit to all days of the institute. Participation is limited to Lions from the Constitutional area noted in the schedule below.


Lions who meet the qualifications may apply to the Emerging Lions Leadership Institute. Applications will be available four months prior to the event. If you are interested in applying, please download the application from the list below or obtain a copy of the application from your Global Leadership Team District Coordinator. Because of the high number of applications received by the association, acceptance into the institute is not guaranteed.

Cost of the Institute

Lions Clubs International will provide meals and lodging according to the dates and schedule of the institute. Please note that a non-refundable participation fee of US$125.00 will be required to offset a portion of these costs for all institutes. This fee will be due no less than six weeks prior to the institute start date. Please do not send funds until you receive a letter of acceptance to the institute. Participants are also responsible to pay for their own transportation and related travel expenses to and from the institute site.

2017-2018 Emerging Lions Leadership Institutes

All dates and locations are subject to change. Please note that application forms are available only in the languages of the institute being conducted in your constitutional area.

Constitutional Area I & II: USA, Affiliates, Bermuda and The Bahamas & Canada

Date: November 11-13, 2017
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Language: English
Submission Deadline: August 28, 2017
Application form in English
Graduate list

Date: May 5-7, 2018
Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Language: English
Submission Deadline: February 19, 2018
Application form in English
Graduate list

Constitutional Area III: South America, Central America, Mexico, and Islands of the Caribbean Sea

Date: April 21-23, 2018
Location: Lima, Peru
Languages: Portuguese and Spanish
Submission Deadline:  February 5, 2018
Application form in Portuguese
Application form in Spanish
Graduate list

**Constitutional Area VI: India, South Asia and the Middle East

Date: March 24-26, 2018
Location: Delhi, India
Languages: English and Hindi
Submission Deadline: January 8, 2018
Application form in English
Application form in Hindi
Graduate list

**This institute is only open to Lions of India, South Asia and the Middle East.

*Constitutional Area VI: Africa

Date: May 18-20,2018
Location: Douala, Cameroon
Languages: French
Submission Deadline: March 4, 2018
Application form in French
Graduate list

**This institute is only open to Lions from Africa.

Constitutional Area VII: Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and Islands of the South Pacific Ocean

Date: April 6-8, 2018
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Languages: English
Submission Deadline:  January 21, 2018
Application form in English
Graduate list

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