Diversity Equity Inclusion Learning Center

Diversity Equity Inclusion courses on the Rotary International Learning Center

A variety of resources to help your club plan and set its own pace in adopting and adapting to DEI can be found on the Rotary International site: Rotary's Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
This page includes links to DEI-related resources in the Learning Center for convenience so you don't have to search for them among the various catalogs, as of June 2022 (please report any expired links)If you are not familiar with the Learning Center, this first section will help you get started. The courses and webinar series are listed below.
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Rotary’s Action Plan calls on us to increase our ability to adapt — and members are coming up with innovative ways to serve their communities and create opportunities for fellowship. Rotary’s online Learning Center has resources that can help you stay connected to the organization and to one another. The Learning Center courses can be used for general knowledge, brainstorming, action planning, and idea sharing. Often, the first time Rotarians use the Learning Center is when they are elected to a club office. But with more than 600 courses in over a dozen languages (including more than 80 in English), the Learning Center has something to interest every Rotarian. rotary.org/learn.
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Getting started with the Learning Center
The Learning Center is customized for you according to your membership status, your language, and your role in Rotary. You get to it by signing in to My Rotary. If you know nonmembers or prospective members who would like to take courses, tell them that they don't have to be members to create a My Rotary account and use the Learning Center.
 "General" catalog or the "Membership" catalog
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Basics
Learn about Rotary’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Look at your own biases, learn about microaggressions, and find out how to resolve conflict.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Intermediate
Design a plan to create and maintain an inclusive club and understand the power in connecting with diverse communities. Learn how to lead change to diversify your club in a way that promotes equity and builds consensus.
Committing to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We are committed to putting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at the core of the Rotary experience. Learn more about Rotary’s DEI statement, what DEI means, and how you can put it into practice to create positive experiences.
Creating an Inclusive Club Culture
Each of us has something unique to contribute, and we should all have the opportunity to do so. Creating a club culture that is welcoming to everyone starts with having conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion. Discussing these topics takes time and isn’t always easy. This course will help your club hold these discussions, assess its policies and practices, and make changes to create a more inclusive culture.
Note: Rotary International recognizes that our members belong to diverse cultures with diverse values and norms. We value cultural differences and believe inequities are a universal problem that manifest differently by region. This course is intended to challenge you to think critically about your club’s norms and practices and how your club can be more inclusive.
Diversify Your Club
Having a diverse club allows you to better represent and serve your community. A club that includes people with different backgrounds and perspectives has a broader understanding of the community, the issues it faces, and possible solutions. Diverse clubs also attract more members, reflect Rotary’s core values, and
expand our ability to make a difference. In this course, you’ll find strategies for diversifying your club and building relationships with new groups.
This course reviews Rotary’s policy on a harassment-free environment. It defines harassment, provides steps for those being harassed, and for those receiving allegations. Take this course to learn how you can create a harassment-free environment in your club.
People with Disabilities
What does someone with a broken leg, someone in a wheelchair, and someone with a stroller have in common? They would all struggle to enter a building without access to a ramp. To build truly inclusive organizations, we need to offer products and experiences that can be used by the widest range of people, regardless of ability. Because exclusion can happen at any time, depending on the specific set of circumstances.
Building Strong Intergenerational Relationships
Generational diversity is one of Rotary’s competitive advantages. Few organizations span generations and build personal connections the way we do. Yet we also can find ourselves segmented by age groups and unable or unwilling to challenge our biases about people of other ages.
Committing to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion [included in General catalog above]
Creating an Inclusive Club Culture [included in General catalog above]
Design an Inclusive Plan for Your Organization
This interactive framework can be used to facilitate a discussion about the diversity of your clubs and organizations— any actions should extend to all activities and have measurable results.
Looking for inspiration? Learn more about the frameworks shared by Ofek, Carol, and Sydney here:
Want to stay in touch with Dr. “Bowtie” Todd Jenkins?
Diversify Your Club  [included in General catalog above]
Exploring the Black Experience in Rotary
“My humanity is bound up with yours, for we can only be human together.” (Archbishop Desmond Tutu). Humans are composed of unique and intersecting sets of social identities, defined by our physical, social, and mental characteristics. By considering each other’s lives, experiences, and perspectives, we allow a community to be not only about what we have in common but what makes us different.
Microaggressions are statements or actions that offend people or make them feel unwelcome by reinforcing negative stereotypes or asserting power dynamics, whether or not that’s intended. This course will help you understand the impact of microaggressions and learn how to respond to them in ways that uphold Rotary’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Planning for an Inclusive Future
Now that you’re equipped with an understanding of DEI, it’s time to consider the culture you want to create — ideally, it’s one that’s authentic to your brand and meets the needs of your community. Make inclusivity a core part of what you do rather than just a one-time effort. You may have members who find the changes you’re making difficult, so it’s important to remember the values those changes are based on. Members of the Rotary DEI Task Force discuss the current state of DEI in Rotary, as well as share several recent board decisions that reinforce our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The Power of Connection With Diverse Communities
The RI Board of Directors challenges us to ensure that underrepresented groups have greater opportunity to participate in Rotary as members and leaders, regardless of a person’s age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Building authentic and lasting connections with diverse communities is critical to demonstrating that we mean what we say.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Webinar Series
Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds. We’re committed to reflecting the communities we serve including all cultures, experiences, and identities. And we need to act to make that happen. The webinars in this series will help you develop a plan to welcome all people, extend it to all activities, and achieve measurable results.