Senior RYLA

Week long residential Leadership Programme for 18-30 year olds, take place annually early July.

Senior RYLA is a one-week residential course held every July at Brimpts Farm, Dartmeet on Dartmoor .

Senior Rotary Youth Leadership Award (Senior RYLA) has been running in the South West since 1995 and has evolved into one of the more challenging and rewarding of the RYLA courses. Many of its graduates are now to be found at the top of their careers.

It is an intesive program made up of inspirational speakers, group activities and team reflection, culminating in a celebratory dinner on the last night.
  Our objective is develop future young leaders by promoting; self-belief, personal responsibility and accountabilty, problem solving, improved communication & understanding, organisation, teamwork & leadership skills along with tools that will positively impact candidate personal and professional life.

Each year a maximum of 30 candidates, typically drawn from Rotary Distict 1175 and neighbouring Districts, join our team of Rotary mentors and professional coaches from Way Ahead Training to submerge themselves into a world of learning that will benefit them for the rest of their lives. 

Candidates need to be willing to engage with all aspects of the course, enthusiastic, motivated and willing to push their own boundaries. This course will enhance personal & professional development as well as leadership skills.
  A reasonable standard of fitness is required with a minimum ability to walk five miles unaided. Due to the physical and mental demands of Senior RYLA those with any specific needs or disabilities should in the first instance make contact with the team to discuss on an individual basis.

Candidates must apply to take part using a Rotary host club, as such Senior RYLA is a fantiastic opportunity for Clubs to interact with local business with could lead to membership growth if the relationship is buit on.

The Senior RYLA team are happy to attend clubs to speak further on the course, offer guidance on selection, explain how the course can benefit Clubs & their membership and all the other positives that come with being part of the Senior RYLA family.

You can see what past courses have looked like and keep up to date with current goings on by following the team on Facebook and LinkedIn   

We look forward to working with you and all our future candidates. Rotarians please log in and find details on the Senior RYLA page under Youth Services. 

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