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Faculty Development Institute (FDI)

Faculty Development Institute (FDI)

The Faculty Development Institute is a three-day institute that serves to develop and expand the number of skilled Lions faculty available for use in training at the club, district, and multiple district levels.  The curriculum is designed to enhance training delivery skills and training techniques that will increase the quality of training and overall effectiveness of Lions leadership development programs.  Starting in 2018-2019 the Faculty Development Institute’s focus has changed to emphasize training delivery skills more and no longer includes sessions on curriculum development. Lions who complete the FDI are expected to be able to effectively deliver training sessions with provided materials. They should not be expected to create their own training materials.

Qualified candidates are those Lions who have some experience as instructors at local Lions training events, have demonstrated basic instructional skills, and have a keen interest in further developing those skills. A candidate’s training experience should include using PowerPoint to support training delivery. (Note: Participants will not be expected to create any materials while at the FDI, but it will be necessary to use PowerPoint and other provided materials for some activities.) Participation is limited to Lions from the constitutional area noted in the schedule below.

Lions participating in this three-day course will be required to conduct a local training event within six months of attending the institute, in order to complete the FDI.


Lions who meet the qualifications may apply to the Faculty Development Institute by submitting a completed and signed application form. Applications will be available at least four months prior to the institute. Please download the application for your constitutional area from the list below. Because of the high number of applications received, 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. In compliance with board policy, a non-refundable participation fee of US$150.00 will be required to offset a portion of these costs. 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 other travel related 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
Attendee 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
Attendee 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
Attendee 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
Attendee 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
Attendee 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
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: March 16-18, 2019
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Languages: English
Submission Deadline: January 2, 2019
Application form in English
Attendee list

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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