PREPARING LEADERS OF THE FUTURE
Each Rotary district needs a way to prepare its leaders, and its clubs’ leaders, for their roles. Traditionally, the district training team is composed of a district training committee and a district trainer, who is appointed for a term of 1-2 years and chairs the committee. Some districts, however, have just a district trainer, and others have a training committee but nobody appointed to the district trainer role. In any case, the district training team (a term we’ll use throughout this manual for any of these arrangements) oversees training in the district and plans and conducts training events. It also supports the governor-elect in training incoming club and district leaders and the governor in providing ongoing training to Rotarians. The governor-elect convenes the presidents-elect training seminar (PETS), district training assembly, grant management seminar, and district team training seminar, while the governor convenes the district leadership seminar and other training and leadership development programs as needed.