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Increase our Ability to Adapt

Increase our Ability to Adapt

As People of Action we seek new perspectives and new ideas that can strengthen Rotary and create lasting change.

Let’s work to create a culture of research, innovation, and willingness to take risks in your club to better serve your community.

To increase our ability to adapt we will:

Build a Culture of Research, Innovation and Willingness to Take Risks

We will achieve this by:

  • Implementing a cultural shift to One Region One Rotary
  • Creating a new strategic board, with the right people in the right roles
  • Strongly encouraging district adoption of the cluster approach to facilitate district and club collaboration, bigger and more impactful projects and a consistent cluster wide image to attract and engage new and existing members
  • Integrating Specialist Adviser Teams across all disciplines at the cluster level for unified district and club support approach
  • Creating an environment where Rotarians and Rotaractors are encouraged and want to take on leadership roles
  • Further enhancing of the Rotary Global Hub as an innovative self-directed platform
  • Supporting and encouraging the use of virtual connectivity to optimise in-person meeting, leadership development, fundraising and service projects

Streamline Governance, Structure and Process

We will achieve this by:

  • Recalibrating the volunteer/staff relationship to define clear expectations for accountabilities and behaviours as part of the Board, Governing Council and Executive orientation
  • Formalising District Governor (Elect and Nominee) Forums on 1st July 2021. Hosting a New Board orientation retreat in April 2022 and implementation on 1st July 2022
  • Bringing specialist support closer to club level through cluster culture
  • Revisiting budgeting process and profit and loss accountability
  • Upgrading IT support systems
  • Optimising the use of excess reserves to support the Action Plan

Review Governance to Foster More Diverse Perspectives in Decision-Making

We will achieve this by:

  • Enhancing transparency of Association processes and volunteer roles expectations
  • Clearly defining process and expectations for the appointment process
  • Recommending best practices for club and district appointments
  • Revising district and club Standing Orders through an internal campaign
  • Making training available for Council on Resolutions and Legislation recommendations
  • Improving processes to evaluate why we do what we do, and what value it adds

Our other Strategic Objectives

Increase our Impact
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Expand our Reach
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Enhance Participant Engagement
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