Group Vocational Exchange (GVE)

Exchange programs are a well-established Rotary vehicle for personal and professional development. Historically, D9800 has participated in reciprocal group exchanges, typically four weeks in length with teams of four or five members from participating districts, and funded by the Rotary Foundation.

In recognition of changes to the funding model and the challenges of current employment practices we are adopting a new format with the objective of  providing personal and professional development opportunities, particularly for professionals from another country. The emphasis is to provide meaningful vocational experiences for individual participants in a more flexible format.

Typically organised by clubs, exchange visits are to be developed in conjunction with an overseas club or district, have a clearly defined field of study in one of the Rotary Foundation’s areas of focus, and be incoming, outgoing or both in a reciprocal arrangement.

District will provide support in establishing appropriate governance standards and Foundation grants may be available to complying programs to help defray the costs.

Further details- contact District GVE Chair Henry Drury by email