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Faculty Development Institute (FDI)

Faculty Development Institute (FDI)

The Faculty Development Institute program is dedicated to the development and expansion of Lions faculty. The curriculum focuses on techniques and concepts that will enhance the quality of training and overall effectiveness of Lions leadership development programs. 

Qualified candidates are those Lions who have some experience as faculty members at Lions training events, have demonstrated basic instructional skills, and have a keen interest in further developing those skills. Lions with extensive experience as Lions faculty or as professional trainers are not recommended for this institute but are welcome to apply. Participation is limited to Lions from the Constitutional area noted in the schedule below.

Lions participating in this four-day course will be required to conduct a training event within 6 (six) months of the institute, in order to be considered a graduate of the FDI program.


Lions who meet the qualifications may apply to the Faculty Development Institute. Applications will be available at least four months prior to the institute. If you are interested in applying to the institute, please download the application for the institute you are eligible to attend from the following list of institutes 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$150.00 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 Faculty Development 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: January 19-21, 2019
Location: Reno, Nevada, USA
Language: English
Submission Deadline: November 5, 2018
Application form in English
Graduate list

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

Date: January 13-15, 2019
Location: Rosario, Argentina
Languages: Portuguese and Spanish
Submission Deadline:  October 30, 2018
Application form in Portuguese
Application form in Spanish
Graduate list

Constitutional Area IV: Europe

Date: January 12-14, 2019
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Languages: English and German
Submission Deadline:  October 29, 2018
Application form in English
Application form in German
Graduate list

Constitutional Area V: The Orient and Southeast Asia

Date: February 23-25, 2019
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Languages: Chinese, English, Japanese and Korean
Submission Deadline:  December 10, 2018
Application form in English
Application form in Japanese
Application form in Korean
Application form in Traditional Chinese
Application form in Simplified Chinese
Graduate list

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

Date: December 9-11, 2018
Location: Dubai, UAE
Languages: English
Submission Deadline:  September 25, 2018
Application form in English
Graduate list

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

*Constitutional Area VI: Africa

Date: March 7-9, 2019
Location: Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania
Languages: English and French
Submission Deadline:  December 21, 2018
Application form in English
Application form in French
Graduate list

*This institute is only open to Lions from Africa.

Download More Information About Faculty Development Institutes

  • A list and brief description of the subjects covered.

  • A sample schedule of events for a typical three-day institute.

  • If you have been accepted to a Faculty Development Institute, you will need to complete the following pre-assignments prior to attending the institute.

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