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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.

2018-2019 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 3-5, 2018
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Language: English
Submission Deadline: August 20, 2018
Application form in English
Attendee list

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

Date: May 4-6, 2019
Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Languages: Portuguese and Spanish
Submission Deadline:  February 18, 2019
Application form in Portuguese
Application form in Spanish
Attendee list

Constitutional Area IV: Europe

Date: October 28-30, 2018
Location: Skopje, Macedonia (FYROM)
Languages: English and Serbian
Submission Deadline: August 14, 2018
Application form in English
Attendee list

Constitutional Area V: The Orient and Southeast Asia

Date: May 11-13, 2019
Location: Nagoya, Japan
Languages: Chinese, English and Japanese
Submission Deadline:  February 25, 2019
Application form in Traditional Chinese
Application form in Simplified Chinese
Application form in English
Application form in Japanese
Attendee list

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

Date: February 9-11, 2019
Location: Visakhapatnam, India
Languages: English and Hindi
Submission Deadline: November 26, 2018
Application form in English
Application form in Hindi
Attendee list

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

*Constitutional Area VI: Africa

Date: February 28-March 2, 2019
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Languages: English
Submission Deadline: December 14, 2018
Application form in English
Attendee 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 12-14, 2019
Location: Sydney, Australia
Languages: English
Submission Deadline:  January 28, 2019
Application form in English
Attendee list

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