Pre-Application Information for Leaders

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Having a Pre-Application Dialogue

Helping others become LLL Leaders is one of the five basic Leader responsibilities. If you haven’t worked with a Leader Applicant before or if it’s been a few years, read Helping Others Become Leaders, Chapter 5 in the revised Leader’s Handbook. It explains what needs to be covered during the pre-application phase and discusses your role as supporting Leader during the application period.

Below are the documents you will need for the pre-application discussion. Be sure to discuss the following in detail before filling out the Leader Recommendation form and sending the Application form to the potential Applicant.

  • LLLI Prerequisites for Applying for Leadership
  • LLL philopsophy – discuss each of the ten concepts
  • The work of a Leader
  • The application work
  • Cost of an application, if applicable

If you have any questions or concerns about recommending this person, consult the Coordinator of Leader Accreditation (CLA) for you Area.

Leader’s Pre-Application Packet

What to share and discuss with the potential Applicant:

For Leaders:

These two forms are generic LADI versions.  Please contact the Leader Accreditation Department for your Area to receive the local versions of the forms.

During the Application Period
The LAD representative assigned to the application will send you all the resources needed for the Applicant’s preparation for leadership. These documents are also available online: Leader Application Resources.

An additional resource for Leaders is the Leader Applicant’s Resource Kit – Leader’s Guide (Mar 2022).

The following additional optional resources may help you and the Applicant stay motivated and focused on application work. Use them if you think they will be helpful. Feel free to adapt them.


You can print to paper or to a PDF file.

For best printing results, open the site in Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. Although you can view the site well in any browser, printing from other browsers might not operate correctly.

1. Browse to the web document that you want to print.

2. Click the Print button that is displayed on the web page (not the Print command on the browser menu or toolbar).
This opens the browser print window. The window displays a preview of the document that will be printed. The preview might take a minute to display, depending on the document size.

3. In the Printer box, select the desired printer.
For example, if you are working on a Windows computer, and you want to print to a PDF file, select Save as PDF.

4. As required, configure the other options such as the pages to print.

5. Click the Print button.
If you are generating a PDF, click Save. You are prompted for the name and folder location to save the file.