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Rotary Youth Leadership Award Seminar (RYLA)

The Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Seminar is a unique week-long residential seminar held all over the world, run by youth for youth aged 18 – 30, focusing on stimulating, challenging, educating, enhancing and empowering participants in the areas of leadership, personal and professional development and service to the community.

Participants are sponsored by a Rotary Club and therefore participants are not required provide funding for the experience.

In an enriching, supportive and inspiring environment, participants will have the opportunity to explore, develop and test drive new skills, perspectives and understanding, and enhance current skills, through seminars, workshops, activities, individual and group challenges, discussions and mentorship.

Every RYLA Seminar covers the following core topics:

  • Fundamentals of leadership
  • Ethics of positive leadership
  • Importance of communication skills in effective leadership
  • Problem-solving and conflict management
  • Building self confidence and self-esteem
  • Elements of community and global citizenship
  • Rotary's purpose and service to the community

Additionally, the Rotary District 9810 RYLA Seminar:

  • Encompasses a diverse participant and Leadership Team cohort encompassing a wide range of experiences, skills, vocational fields and networks
  • Develops invaluable intrapersonal, interpersonal and business skills, understanding and knowledge that equips its participants with an advantage and thereby often places participants a ‘step ahead’ of others
  • Provides individual and group mentorship and tailored training
  • Fosters an invaluable network of connections for its participants with services, organisations and leaders within the local, national and international communities
  • Builds goodwill and understanding 

RYLA is held annually in July at Lake Dewar Lodge, Myrniong Victoria. 

The Rotary Club of Monash is actively involved with RYLA, sponsoring candidates to attend each year and having a number of our members involved in the organisation as Program Director, District Committee member and Leadership Team members. 


Rotary Club Members at RYLA

 Rotary Club of Monash Members involved with RYLA



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