Club leadership education

To ensure that club officers are armed with the tools they need to succeed, Kiwanis now requires club presidents and secretaries to complete Club Leadership Education. The goal is to make you a stronger leader—and to make your club experience more fun.

Club Leadership Education will help you:

  • Understand the basics of running a club
  • Become a more enlightened leader in your club
  • Enhance your communication skills
  • Learn about Kiwanis programs and procedures

Completing your CLE requirement has never been easier or more convenient. Whether you’re the incoming club secretary or president, CLE offers position-specific education and a breakdown of job responsibilities and monthly checklists to help you.

For your convenience, there are several options for completing CLE. Each of the different options counts toward fulfilling your education requirement—as well as distinguished club criteria.*

Club presidents have two options:

  1. Classroom education. Each district offers courses for club presidents. Visit your district website for more information about events in your area. Some districts also provide CLE at district conventions.
  2. Online training. Kiwanis has designed a self-paced online experience that gives you flexibility to learn when you have time. You can complete the training all at once or in multiple visits to the site.

Club secretaries have three options:

  1. Classroom education. Club secretaries can attend classroom sessions along with their club presidents. Some districts also offer workshops that focus exclusively on the roles and responsibilities of club secretaries at their district conventions or other district events. Visit your district website for information about events in your area.
  2. Online training. Kiwanis has designed a self-paced online experience that gives you flexibility to learn when you have time. You can complete the training all at once or in multiple visits to the site.
  3. Tutorial videos. Kiwanis offers webinars, screencasts, tutorials and more. Webinars are held about once a week. Can’t make it to the live broadcast? Each session will be archived so you can view it at your convenience. Viewing the recorded webinar also fulfills the attendance requirement.

Other online education opportunities
Self-paced modules are also available for lieutenant governors, club board members, club membership chairs, treasurers and new members. Log in and start learning today!

In addition to these education resources, visit the club leader resources under Lead:



*Incoming presidents and secretaries must satisfactorily complete either the online or in-person classroom formats of Club Leadership Education by September 30 prior to the year they will serve to receive appropriate recognition toward distinguished club criteria.