Sunday, August 4, 2013

RLI Faculty & Staff Meet at Summer Meeting

RLI Faculty & Staff in Training at Cary
Zone 33 RLI Staff and Faculty met in Cary, NC at the Hilton Doubletree and Wake Tech West Campus to prepare for the upcoming season of Rotary Leadership Institute events. Click here for photos from the event.

Over 50 Rotarians and guests gathered for the training event that featured separate training tracks for Staff, Existing Faculty and New Faculty (see accompanying New Faculty article), and also featured fun and fellowship with several meals outings and group attendance at the Sheryl Crow concert at the Durham Performing Arts Center on Saturday night.

Saturday Night entertainment - Grammy award winning
artist Cheryl Crow at DPAC
The event started with updates of RLI information on the International and Division levels, including informational on recent Zone 33 RLI Board decisions by Chair Abe Clymer, Executive Director Bevin Wall, and Board members David Cavender and Sandra Duckworth. Faculty Trainer Pam Wall conducted a joint session on Innovations in Adult Learning Theory with information that carried into the weekends sessions.  

The next day, Staff, including 3 new Regional Coordinators, and several new District Chairs, learned the basics of running Institute events, including roles and responsibilities, event management processes, available resources. The group spent several sessions in hands-on training in the Wake Tech West computer lab, led by RLI Executive Director Bevin Wall and Bio update sessions with Ed Shearin. Staff also met by region to discuss work throughts of multi-district event management issues.

Faculty worked on facilitation techniques led by senior RLI Faculty members Barbara Shayeb-Helou (moderator), Van Sherrill, Rxoger Harrill, Mark Lynch, Jerry Fields and Brenda Tinkham.

Sunday included a demonstration and critique of a role playing technique for the Vocational Service/ Ethics Part I Session.

The next Divisional Meeting is scheduled for Cary on January 17-19, 2014. Stay tune to the Division Meetings Page for more information.    

New Faculty Join the Institute

Twelve New Faculty joined the Zone 33 Rotary Leadership Institute Faculty rolls during the August 2-4, 2013 Summer Meeting in Cary, NC. Click here for the article on the Summer Meeting. New Faculty Training was led by RLI Faculty Trainer Pam Wall and Past RLI Board Chair Sandra Duckworth. Joining in the recognition of the New Faculty on Saturday afternoon was RLI Board Chair Abe Clymer and RLI Executive Director Bevin Wall.

OUR NEW FACULTY (l-r) Exec. Dir. Bevin Wall, Past Chair Sandra Duckworth, Julia Phalunas (Morgantown WV), Rosalyn Lester (Blacksburg VA), Sherry Harris (Four Oaks NC), Mike Jallo (Hampton VA), Cap Neilson (Newport News VA), Mary "Boo" Elmore (Chester VA), Chris Hoecke (Bailey's Crossroads VA),  Rick Phalunas (Morgantown WV), Terry Mathias (Charleston WV), Indira Majumder (Morgantown WV), Dana Guthrie (Forest VA), Barbara Snyder (Bailey's Crossroads VA), Adric McDowell (Fairfax VA), Rosemary McDowell (Fairfax VA), Faculty Trainer Pam Wall, and Board Chair Abe Clymer