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The more you become involved in Toastmasters, the more you will benefit from the Toastmasters programme.  There are a number of leadership learning experiences available to extend your skills and knowledge both within and outside the Toastmasters Club environment.

The Toastmasters Competent Leadership Manual consists of 10 leadership projects.  Each project focuses on a different leadership skill, providing background information and an assignment that requires you to serve in one or more specified meeting or club roles in which you may learn an aspect of that skill.

An evaluator will give you verbal and written feedback on each leadership role you complete in the manual.  The evaluator provides a personal opinion of your leadership role, pointing out strengths and offering suggestions for improvement for your next role.

CLYou can complete the Competent Leadership manual at your own pace, and you can work on it at the same time as you are working on the Competent Communication manual or Advanced Communication manuals.

The ten projects cover the following skills:

- Listening and Leadership
- Critical Thinking
- Giving Feedback
- Time Management
- Planning and Implementation
- Organising and Delegating
- Developing your Facilitation Skills
- Motivating People
- Mentoring
- Team Building

 

 

The Successful Club Series

The Successful Club Series is a set of modules you can present to your Club that address various aspects of quality Club meetings, emphasising what every member can do to help the Club and other members.

Modules include:

  • Moments of Truth - how to capture your visitors as members
  • Finding New Members for your Club -  proven methods to seek out vital new members
  • Evaluate to Motivate - teach your club members how to give effective evaluations
  • Closing the Sale - exercise your powers of persuasion during those moments when a guest is deciding to join
  • Creating the Best Club Climate - techniques for creating and maintaining a healthy club environment
  • Meeting Roles and Responsibilities - how members can successfully fill each meeting role
  • Mentoring - defines mentoring, explains benefits, and discusses responsibilities of mentors
  • Keeping the Commitment - discusses the 10 standards that comprise "A Toastmasters Promise"
  • Going Beyond Our Club - learn about the leadership opportunities available outside the club
  • How to be a Distinguished Club - a tool to explain and promote the Distinguished Club Program
  • The Toastmasters Education Program - find out what it takes to be a Competent Communicator, and achieve other Toastmaster awards

Presenting any two of these modules completes one of the requirements of the Advanced Leader Bronze Award.

The Better Speaker Series

The Better Speaker Series is a set of 10 minute educational modules on speech preparation and presentation that you can present to your Club. 

Modules available are:

  • Beginning your Speech - suggestions for starting off right
  • Concluding your Speech - tips for ending your speech with power
  • Take the Terror Out of a Talk - techniques for overcoming nervousness when speaking
  • Impromptu Speaking - how to speak off the cuff
  • Selecting your Topic - ideas for speech topics
  • Know your Audience - how to relate to your audience
  • Organising your Speech - know what to say and how to say it
  • Creating an Introduction - great introductions should precede great speeches
  • Preparation and Practice - techniques for preparing and rehearsing your next speech
  • Using Body Language - explains how to use facial expressions, gestures, and body movement to enhance a speech

Completing any two programs from the Better Speaker Series completes one of the requirements of the Advanced Communicator Silver Award.

Success/Leadership and Success/Communication Programs

You can learn valuable communication and leadership skills by conducting or participating in these modules. Each module or seminar can be conducted within the Club for members' education or outside of the Club in your organisation or community to build goodwill.

Success/Leadership modules available are:

  • How to conduct Productive Meetings
  • Parliamentary Procedure in Action
  • Leadership, Part I: Characteristics of Effective Leaders
  • Leadership, Part II: Developing your Leadership Skills
  • Leadership, Part III: Working in the Team Environment
  • Improving your Management Skills

Success/Communication modules available are:

  • Running a Speechcraft Course
  • How to Listen Effectively
  • The Art of Effective Evaluation
  • Building your Thinking Power, Part I: Mental Flexibility
  • Building your Thinking Power, Part II: The Power of Ideas
  • From Speaker to Trainer  

Completion of one of the Success/Leadership or Success/Communication modules completes one of the requirements for the Advanced Communicator Gold Award.

Leadership Excellence Series

The Leadership Excellence Series is a new series based around building leaders for tomorrow. These modules are ideal for Area Governors to present to clubs when doing their club visits.  Modules available include:

  • The Visionary Leader - discusses how leaders create and communicate a vision for their organisation to help it be successful
  • Developing a Mission - addresses how successful leaders create and communicate a mission
  • Values and Leadership - examines values and how to employ them as you lead a team toward achieving a goal
  • Goal Setting and Planning - reviews the processes leaders use to set goals and develop plans to achieve these goals
  • Delegate to Empower - discusses how to effectively delegate tasks and responsibilities
  • Building a Team - reviews how to create and lead a team
  • Giving Effective Feedback - provides succestions for offering feedback to others on their performance
  • The Leader as a Coach - discusses how to work with a team to help them improve
  • Motivating People - examines how to be sensitive to your team members' needs and create an environment that will motivate them
  • Service and Leadership - discusses how leaders actually serve team members
  • Resolving Conflict - reviews why conflict occurs and what a leader can do when it happens

Presenting any two of these modules completes one of the requirements of the Advanced Leader Bronze Award.

High Performance Leadership

This is a hands-on, 5 project skill-building programme that requires you to conduct a project of your choice in which you serve as a leader.  Reflecting your own goals, the project may be affiliated with your participation at Club, Area, Division, District, business or community level.

The High Performance leadership manual walks you through the project's different phases, providing study material and activities to complete.  As you progress you'll learn about:

* The need for leadership, the six dimensions of leadership, your current leadership skills and becoming a more effective leader

*Developing a vision and a mission

* Building a team and creating an action plan

* Helping the team accomplish its mission and dealing with setbacks

* Analysing efforts

Providing help through each phase is a Guidance Committee - people you select to counsel you and evaluate your work.

The High Performance Leadership Program is part of Toastmasters' leadership track and is one of the requirements for the Advanced Leader Silver Award.