The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program is awarded to young and aspiring community leaders by local Rotary Clubs. To receive the award, nominees attend a weeklong residential conference focusing on leadership fundamentals and developing our next generation of community leaders.
Skills developed and practiced
Young people attended
RYLA sees a world where young adults have the skills to unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in their communities, and in themselves.
RYLA empowers and inspires young adults to become changemakers who are driven by personal development and professional excellence.
As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, colour, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
An experienced Facilitator and Coach with almost a decade’s experience working with individuals and groups to overcome challenges and get the most out of work and life. A trained leader and communicator, with a passion for human connection.
Mark works globally with senior leadership teams to improve their ability to communicate clearly and memorably. He has been the managing director of Anecdote since 2004 and has the company grow into one of the world’s leading business storytelling consultancies.
Coaching with you in Mind
Mark has a broad range of experience in the human relations and business field. From his original training and work as a crisis/trauma counsellor he has developed a range of qualifications and experience in management, coaching and mental well being and performance.
Putting it all together…
Tim and Paul, from PGT Programs, are an integral part of the RYLA experience. Paul is an expert group facilitator and outdoor education genius and Tim is a clinical psychologist, working with adolescents and young adults (ages 13-25).
PGT take the RYLA cohort to a new level of team development through a range of leadership challenges. They bring the sessions presented by our speakers together in a practical way and introduce a set of leadership behaviours to use in everyday life.
Challenge-by-choice and pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone is Tim and Paul’s focus at RYLA.
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The RYLA 9790 Team
Deputy Program Director