2018 Applications

Application materials are now available for admission to the Leadership Academy Class of 2018. 

 All applications are due no later than August 15, 2017.  If you have questions about the Academy program please contact the Academy Dean,PDG Mike Fischnaller

Early Access to Canvas: 
Students will be given early access to the Canvas "Virtual Classroom" on August 1 after they submit their applications and are enrolled in the program.  This will enable all students to become thoroughly familiar with the Canvas system before classes begin in September.  The sooner you apply, the sooner you will have access.  The Canvas "Pre-Course" will be available to all students from August 1 - 31..  Register Early!

News & Other Resources

Canvas APP:  Download the Canvas App for both iOS (iTunes download) and Android (Google Play) and do DLA work on your phone, tablet, laptop or desktop.  This means you can work on the  Academy whenever you want to no matter you are.

You Can Audit Canvas or Enroll in only One Course

This year (2017-18) we are making it possible for Rotarians to audit the DLA program or enroll in a single course.  This will make it possible for all club officers to enroll in coursers which are pertinent to their club office.  More information is available on the Download Page.

Check out Rotary's"Brand Center"which is used as a resource for DLA courses.  There are a wide variety of templates available for Rotary use . . . business cards, newsletters, flyers, posters, brochures, etc.  It is a terrific resource.  You will need to have a Rotarian  MyRotary account set up on the RI web site to access the material.

"Virtual Classroom"

The entire DLA program is now hosted in the cloud in the Canvas "Virtual Classroom" Learning Management System.  We have moved the DLA from our previous LMS (OpenClass) in order to take advantage of the vast resources and LMS enhancements that Canvas has to offer.  Canvas is the LMS of choice for the overwhelming majority of high schools, colleges and universities in the US as well as major corporations.

After our first year using Canvas, everyone involved  (students and instructors) unanimously agreed that the format made it "easy" to stay on track, keep up with the various tasks and assignments and complete the entire program without falling behind.  In other words, Canvas is a HUGE  success! 

Welcome to our web site

Mike Fischnaller, DeanAs Dean of the District 5110 Leadership Academy, I welcome you to our Leadership Academy web site.  The Leadership Academy of District 5110 is a 7 1/2 month program developed to increase the Rotary knowledge of Past Rotary Club Presidents, Presidents-Elect, Presidents Nominee and other

Since 1998 we've been training district Rotarians to be the best prepared club and district leaders possible.  To date, we have graduated  215 individuals from the D5110 Leadership Academy.  In addition our program is used by Rotary Districts 6110, 6440 and 6080.  It has also been used by Districts 5000, 5010, 5400, 5170, 5180, and 5390.  In  all, 929 Rotarians in the US, Canada and Russia are Academy graduates from their respective Rotary Districts.  If you would like more information about the DLA program for your district, please contact the Academy Canvas Administrator,

 qualified individuals.  The majority of our District level positions are filled by graduates of the Leadership Academy program.

Our program is completely cloud based using the Canvas "Virtual Classroom" Learning Management System.  With this system, everything for the DLA is located in one place making it much more convenient for students to access and submit the course materials and resources as well as submit their classwork, and take their final exams.  Using various printed resources from RI, students complete written assignments, participate in course discussions and collaborate online.  Check out our courses, our program schedule, and our admission requirements.  We offer something for everyone.  In addition, if you are only interested in a single course, you can do that as well.

As Rotary grows and changes, so does the Academy program.  You can

 keep up with the latest changes by visiting the "What's New" page on a regular basis. 

Again, welcome and if you have any questions or would like to enroll in the class of 2016, please contact me.  Remember the deadline for application is August 15, 2016

PDG Mike Fischnaller
Academy Dean