Global Mrmbership Team (GMT) / Global Leadership Team (GLT)
The Global Membership Team (GMT) provides a global structure for membership development which is continuous, focused, and integrated. In July 1, 2011, a Global Leadership Team counterpart was established. The Global Leadership Team (GLT) provides for an enhanced focus on leadership development, which is critical to the future vitality of our association. The GLT directs its efforts toward identifying and cultivating effective leaders through active training and leadership development initiatives, while providing necessary information, guidance and motivation. GMT-MD/District/Single District teams and GLT MD/District and Single District teams were established to replace the MERL program.
This new structure was created to work in a highly interdependent manner from the international level, to the constitutional area level, the multiple district level, and to the district level for the benefit and success of the club.
Members of the GMT and GLT work together to develop membership through service and engagement and also to support present Lions leaders and identify future leaders. The two teams operate as parallel structures and are connected and coordinated at the international level by an executive council The GMT/GLT executive council is led by the LCI international president, with the international first and second vice presidents overseeing and providing guidance to the GMT and GLT respectively. Both the GMT and GLT are further supported by two international coordinators and a joint operations committee composed of the chairpersons of the Membership Development Committee, the Leadership Committee and the District and Club Service Committee, as well as a team of appointed constitutional area leaders.