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Faculty Development Excellence Series (FDES)

Faculty Development Excellence Series (FDES)

The Faculty Development Excellence Series (FDES) is a program designed to support the continued development of skilled Lions faculty at all levels of the association.

Qualified candidates are Lions that are graduates of an LCI-hosted Faculty Development Institute. In addition, each FDI graduate from 2012-13 through 2016-17 must have successfully facilitated a training event and have submitted his or her Training Facilitation Summary to Lions Clubs International.

Candidates must be able to understand and participate in English and must be willing to commit to two 3-hour webinars and complete related pre-assignments. Participation in both webinars and completion of pre-assignments is mandatory.


Lions who meet the qualifications may apply to the Faculty Development Excellence Series. 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.  Due to the high number of applications received by the association, acceptance into the training program is not guaranteed.

In 2017-2018, two FDES will be offered: 

November/December 2017 Series

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 (9:00 – 12:00 CST)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 (9:00 – 12:00 CST)

Language: English

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2017

*Dates are subject to change. Please note that application forms are available only in English (the language of instruction for the FDES).

February/March 2018 Series

Friday, February 2, 2018 (18:00 – 21:00 CST)

Friday, March 2, 2018 (18:00 – 21:00 CST)

Language: English


Submission Deadline:  December 8, 2017

*Dates are subject to change. Please note that application forms are available only in English (the language of instruction for the FDES).

Each FDES option is offered at very different times of day to accommodate Lions in a greater number of time zones. Please use the Time Zone Converter to determine which option is most convenient for you in your specific location.

Download More Information about the Faculty Development Excellence Series

  • A list and brief description of the subjects covered.
  • If you have been accepted to the FDES, you will need to complete pre-assignments prior to participating in the training program.

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