The annual Rotary District 6290 Life Leadership Conference, created in 1949 by Rotarians in District 6290, is specifically designed for making a life-long impact on youth leadership development.
Our mission drives us: to educate and inspire youth, utilizing the Rotary motto of Service Above Self, to expand their leadership roles in service to their schools and communities, and to the world.” 
 LLC has provided exemplary leadership development for over 6900 Michigan and Canadian youth leaders since 1949. The Life Leadership Conference is a vital example of Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), a program that originated with Rotary International that also encourages servant leadership in youth.
These 150 student leaders are sponsored by Rotary to participate in a fun-filled, exciting conference where they are inspired by a diverse group of exceptional speakers, make life-long friends through fellowship activities, and discuss the ethical and social issues of today. These activities are conducted in an atmosphere of trust and respect. The result is that these students return to their schools and communities motivated to take on additional leadership roles and to find additional ways to serve.
The Life Leadership Conference works to encourage students to be more effective servant leaders by exploring:
Fundamentals of leadership and ethics of positive leadership
  • Qualities of a "servant leader"
  • Building communication, conflict management, and problem solving skills
  • How to unlock your potential to turn motivation into action 
  • Life learnings from community leaders, inspirational speakers, and peer mentors
  • How to become a more dynamic leader in your school and community  
  • Building self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Elements of community and global citizenship
  • Rotary's purpose of service to the community and world
  • Having fun and forming lasting friendships
PLANS FOR 2022:  73rd Annual Rotary Life Leadership Conference  June 15-18
District 6290 will newly host the Rotary Life Leadership Conference at Ferris State University for 2022, known for its superb amenities, including great meeting spaces and college dorm rooms, fantastic food at "The Rock", many recreation activities, "hands-on" conference activities, excellent talent show, and lots of other FUN besides the great LLC speakers and staff.  We are planning an unforgettable and informative experience for all.
Conference sessions will be diverse, fun-filled, and paced properly, with room for breaks and small group team-building interaction with their assigned staff family leader.  We are encouraged every year by feedback indicating students feel they have a safe environment where they can have honest conversations without fear of being judged.
If your goal is to lead with passion and make a difference in this world, welcome to the Rotary Life Leadership Conference! LLC full scholarships are awarded by individual Rotary Clubs to selected students.  Online applications will be available starting January 21, 2022, and must be submitted by May 20, 2022, to be considered.  More information is available by contacting your local Rotary Club.
Questions regarding the 2022 Rotary Life Leadership Conference can be directed to John Noling, LLC District Chair at or call 231 670 3740.
John Noling
Past President
Muskegon Rotary Club
District 6290 Chair, Life Leadership Conference
231 670 3740
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