*NEW! Toastmasters Pathways learning Experience

Communication Track

 

Competent Communicator (CC)

Requirements:

  • Completed the Competent Communication manual

 

Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB)

Requirements:

  • Achieved Competent Communicator award (or achieved Competent Toastmaster award)
  • Completed two Advanced Communication manuals

 

Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS)

Requirements:

  • Achieved Advanced Communicator Bronze award (or achieved Able Toastmaster award or Advanced Toastmaster Bronze award)
  • Completed two additional advanced communication manuals (may not be those completed for any previous award)
  • Conducted any two programs from The Better Speaker Series and/or The Successful Club Series

 

Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG)

Requirements:

  • Achieved Advanced Communicator Silver award (or achieved Able Toastmaster Bronze award or Advanced Toastmaster Silver award)
  • Completed two additional advanced communication manuals (may not be those completed for any previous award)
  • Conducted a Success/Leadership Program, Success/Communication Program or a Youth Leadership Program
  • Coached a new member with the first three speech projects

 

Leadership Track

 

Competent Leader (CL)

Requirements:

  • Completed the Competent Leadership manual

 

Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB)

Requirements:

  • Achieved Competent Leader award
  • Achieved Competent Communicator award (or achieved Competent Toastmaster award)
  • Served at least six months as a club officer (president, vice president education, vice president membership, vice president public relations, secretary, treasurer or sergeant at arms) and participated in the preparation of a Club Success Plan while serving in this office
  • While serving in the above office, participated in a district-sponsored club officer training program
  • Conducted any two programs from The Successful Club Series and/or The Leadership Excellence Series

 

Advanced Leader Silver (ALS)

Requirements:

  • Achieved Advanced Leader Bronze award (or "old" Competent Leader award)
  • Served a complete term as a district officer (district governor, lieutenant governor, public relations officer, secretary, treasurer, division governor or area governor)
  • Completed the High Performance Leadership program
  • Served successfully as a club sponsor, mentor or coach

 

Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)

Requirements:

  • Achieved Advanced Communicator Gold award (or achieved Advanced Toastmaster Gold award)
  • Achieved Advanced Leader Silver award (or achieved Advanced Leader award)
  • Distinguished Toastmaster is the highest recognition a member may receive.

 

 

 

 

Toastmasters Pathways

 

 

Check for new Pathways Resources

 

Pathways Highlights and Benefits

 

In anticipation for the 2017 roll out of the new educational program, Toastmasters International (TI) recently hosted a webinar where the latest information was revealed. Here are some of the highlights and stay tuned as we will continue to share information across the district to ensure we are ready for the great journey ahead of us.

 

Is it still called the REP?

No. The Revitalized Education Program (REP) was the name of the project to bring us our new education program. The new name is the Toastmasters Pathways learning experience. So for now on you will hear Toastmasters Pathways, or possibly just Pathways when referring to the new program. The idea was to create a name that would inspire, motivate, compel and drive members in a language that is universally accepted.

 

When will District 84 roll into the new program?

The roll out strategy is projected to begin January 2017 with a Pilot program anticipated to last 3 months (or less if all goes as planned. The rest of the roll out will take place in eight sections. As part of Region 8, we’re slated for the latter part of 2017, which is over a year from now. This means this will be well vetted by more than 60 other districts globally before we roll it out. The plan is to have all districts rolled out by end of 2017.

 

Do I have to do it all the projects on-line?

No. The entire program will be available on-line, but you will have options for using printed materials.

 

Should I keep working on my CC (or other award)?

Yes. All awards received will remain valid, and any awards in work through 2019 (possibly through June 2020) can still be submitted for credit and will be recognized as we know them today. Also, club officer roles, district service, and club support (sponsoring, mentoring or coaching) credit will be applicable in the new paths.

 

Will my CC translate to a new path?

On the flip side of the previous question, no. A DTM will still be a DTM, but a CC, ACB etc. will not translate to a new path award. However, the skills you learn will still apply, and will make your progress in the new system easier.

 

How do I get a DTM in the new program?

  • Complete 2 learning paths (~14 projects each)
  • One year as a Club Officer (could be 2 six month terms)
  • Serve as a Club Mentor or Coach
  • Serve as Club Sponsor, or conduct a Speechcraft or Youth Leadership Program
  • One year as a District Officer
  • Complete a Capstone DTM project

 

What is a learning path?

Each member will take an assessment which will help determine which path will best help you reach your goals. For instance, a Project Manager might be directed toward Persuasive Influence or Team Collaboration. Each path contains 14 projects across 5 levels. Each level has 2-3 projects, and in levels 3-5 there are electives to choose from so you can customize the more advanced topics. The progress will allow for much more recognition and will build on previous learning and increasing in complexity intended in developing competency.

 

Do I have to follow the path I’m recommended to follow?

No, your path is your path. This is your journey. The recommendation is there to help you get the most out of the program, but it’s  still your program. TI anticipates that more members will finish their projects if they are meaningful to them.

 

What are the 10 paths?

  1. Motivational Strategies
  2. Presentation Mastery
  3. Leadership Development
  4. Innovative Planning
  5. Visionary Communication
  6. Strategic Relationships
  7. Dynamic Leadership
  8. Persuasive Influence
  9. Team Collaboration

 

How will TI help us with the transition?

  1. Additional training timed 60 days prior to the roll-out
  2. Pathway Guides (new training role) to provide club support
  3. Information on the TI website and Toastmasters Magazine throughout the process

 

How will the DCP (Distinguished Club Program) translate?

  1. Two CCs – Four Level 1s (3 projects each)
  2. Two more CCs – Two Level 2s
  3. One AC – Two more Level 2s
  4. One more AC – Two Level 3s
  5. One CL/AL/DTM – One Level 4
  6. One more CL/AL/DTM – One Level 5

 

Is there more info?

Yes, see the article in Toastmasters Magazine and stay tuned for updates at TLI, as well as at our upcoming Fall and Spring Conferences. Additionally, Ambassadors will be visiting clubs answering questions and sharing more details.

 

Who should I contact if I want to help or I need more information?

Contact District 84 Chief Ambassador Maria Martinez, DTM

 

Educational Program FAQ

 

Am I allowed to do projects within a manual in a different order?

You should be doing manual projects in order because the Toastmasters program was designed to teach one skill at a time, with each new skill building on the preceding skills.

 

If I don’t meet all of the objectives on my speech, can I still get credit for it?

Yes. Toastmasters is not a pass/fail program. However, keep in mind that you get out of the program what you put into it. If you focus on meeting objectives this will help ensure that you get the most from the program (this includes time objectives).

 

Can I give speeches outside of my club for credit?

Yes. You are allowed to do up to two speeches per manual outside of the club environment for credit toward an educational award, as long as you receive prior approval from your vice president education. You must receive a written and verbal evaluation from a Toastmaster, although the Toastmaster does not need to be in the same club as you. Speeches given at Toastmasters club meetings are considered to be in the club environment. Speeches given at any Toastmasters event that is not a club meeting are considered to be outside the club environment.

 

What are the limitations on speech topic?

There aren’t any, but please make sure to keep your audience in mind. Avoid topics that could be offensive and choose topics that are in good taste.

 

I did a Speechcraft program and decided to join a club afterwards. Do I get any credit for having completed a Speechcraft program?

Yes. You receive credit for the first three Competent Communication projects, as long as you completed the entire Speechcraft program.

 

If I’m the test speaker in an evaluation contest, can I still get credit for a speech project?

Yes. Please note that a test speech will count as one of the speeches you are allowed to do outside of your club meeting and, as such, must meet the outside speech requirements. It must be a manual speech, you must have prior permission from your Vice President Education and you must receive a written and verbal evaluation from a Toastmaster.

 

Can I repeat the same speech for more than one project?

Yes. You may repeat the same speech as many times as you like, as long as it meets the objectives for each project that you use it for.

 

If I am speaking at my club meeting, can I get credit in my Competent Leadership manual for being a speaker and credit in my Competent Communication manual for my speech? What if I’m doing a speech from an Advanced manual?

Yes and yes.

 

Can I repeat the same manual for award credit?

If you are repeating an award, you may repeat a manual. If you are applying for a new award, you must use a manual that you have not received credit for yet.

 

Do I need to have both a written and verbal evaluation to receive project credit?

Yes.

 

Does it have to be my Vice President Education that signs off on a speech project?

No. Any current club officer may verify and submit an award application if the Vice President Education is not available.

 

Can I get credit for a speech if I am competing in a contest?

Yes. Please note that a contest speech will count as one of the speeches you are allowed to do outside of your club and, as such, must meet the outside speech requirements. It must be a manual speech, you must have prior permission from your Vice President Education and you must receive a written and verbal evaluation from a Toastmaster.

 

Can I do different projects from different Advanced manuals and still receive credit, as long as I have completed five projects?

No, you must complete a full manual for credit.

 

Can I work on my Advanced Communicator Silver before my Advanced Communicator Bronze?

You may work on projects that will apply to the Advanced Communicator Silver before you do projects for the Advanced Communicator Bronze, but when you submit the applications, you must submit the Advanced Communicator Bronze application before you can submit the Advanced Communicator Silver application. This applies to all awards in a series. You must submit applications in sequential order.

 

Can I earn an award more than once?

Yes. Please see Requirements for Multiple Education Awards.

 

Can I repeat projects within the Better Speaker Series, Successful Club Series, Leadership Excellence Series, Success/Communication, or Success/Leadership for credit?

Yes. In order to receive credit, you will need to do two separate presentations of the manual on different dates.

 

I replaced a club officer in my club and served from March through August. Does this count towards my Advanced Leader Bronze?

No. In order to receive credit, you must follow the bounds of the TI calendar and serve as an officer from July 1 – December 30, January 1 – June 30, or July 1 – June 30.

 

I served as a district officer replacement starting in August. Do I still get Advanced Leader Silver credit?

For Advanced Leader Silver credit, a district officer term must be from July 1 – June 30, unless you are a replacement. If you are replacing another officer, the district must submit the change by September 1 for you to still receive credit.

 

How many awards has my district achieved this year?

You can check your District Progress Report here. Please note that anyone is able to check the District Progress Report, not just district officers. You do not need to login in order to view them.

 

I achieved the old Competent Leader award. What is the next award I can work towards?

Your Advanced Leader Silver.

 

How do I apply for an education award online?

Club officers are able to apply for education awards online through Club Central. Please note that club officers may not apply for their own awards online.

Youth Leadership

 

Purpose of the Youth Leadership Program

The program's unique eight-session, workshop style design enables participants to develop this potential through practical experience.

 

The program is not in competition with school programs or courses, or other established youth projects. Instead, it's a supplement to these programs, providing emphasis on specialized skills and individual needs. Participants learn speaking and leadership skills they will use for the rest of their lives. They learn to:

  • Overcome the nervousness everyone feels when asked to speak before an audience.
  • Organize and present their ideas logically and convincingly.
  • Listen carefully to others' ideas.
  • Offer advice that will help others improve their speaking and leadership skills.
  • Participate in - and even lead - group discussion or meetings.
  • Participants increase their self-confidence as they learn.
  • They may also make new friends and have fun, verifying that Toastmasters is an enjoyable learning experience.

 

The Participants

Each Youth Leadership Program group is limited to 15 to 20 people, with a maximum of 25 in case of attrition. This allows each participant to receive individual attention and to have the opportunity to get practical experience. The program is not an award to honor those who already have become leaders inside and outside of school. It is for the much larger group of young people who have not yet developed the ability to express themselves. Participants are selected for what they can become, not for what they already have done.

 

The Sponsors

A local Toastmasters club serves as sponsor for the program and supplies the experienced people needed to present the program. These adults are patient and understanding since they too have had experiences similar to those of the participants.

The adult with overall responsibility for the program is the coordinator. He or she works closely with any cooperating organization and attends each meeting, conducting most of the training and counseling participants. The coordinator has an assistant, who conducts discussions and substitutes for the coordinator should he or she be unable to attend a meeting.

 

How It Works

Participants for the program are selected by the sponsoring Toastmasters club or by a cooperating organization. The program is presented in eight sessions during or after school, or on weekends. Each session usually lasts one to two hours. There usually is no cost to participants for tuition or materials. The materials used in the program are produced by Toastmasters International and are provided by the sponsoring Toastmasters club.

 

Each session is conducted as a meeting, not a class. Participants, working from a handbook, select officers who preside over the meetings. The remaining class members are assigned other duties on a rotating basis, so everyone is actively involved.

 

Generally, meetings follow a format similar to that of a Toastmasters club meeting. There is an announced agenda and participants learn and practice parliamentary procedure during each meeting. Lecturing is minimal, but discussion is held during each session. Participants also deliver short impromptu and prepared speeches. In every meeting, participants learn to apply the principles of listening, thinking and speaking.

 

How to Start a Program

Youth Leadership Programs may be conducted for scout troops, 4-H clubs, church youth groups and many other organizations, and for young people in the community. However, all programs must be presented by a Toastmasters club, following the guidelines in the Coordinator's Guide (Catalog No. 802). Clubs may order Coordinator's Guides and Participant's Notebooks (Catalog No. 805) from World Headquarters.

 

For more information about the Youth Leadership Program, contact the Club Growth Director

 

Gavel Clubs

 

An Affiliate of Toastmasters International The Gavel Club program is open to any group of individuals who cannot otherwise qualify to become a Toastmasters club due to age, inability to pay full Toastmasters dues, or circumstances, which would prohibit full participation in Toastmaster activities. This criteria includes schools, prisons, etc.

 

Purpose of the Gavel Club Program

  • to help its members improve their abilities to communicate effectively
  • to encourage its members to read and to listen analytically
  • to provide for its members' instructions, educational materials and the opportunities which will give them skill and experience in the preparation and delivery of speeches
  • to provide its members' a fair and constructive evaluation of their efforts toward self-improvement
  • to afford leadership training for its members; and
  • to provide opportunities and encouragement for its members to appear before audiences and to express their thoughts creditably

 

The Participants

This Club may classify its members as Active, Associate, Honorary and Inactive members, if it deems such classification advisable.

 

The Sponsors

The admission of this Club to affiliation with Toastmasters International, and the continued affiliation and operation of this Club as a Gavel Club, is subject at all times to the approval of the institution sponsoring this Club. Such institution shall designate an individual to serve as Counselor to this Club; that person shall exercise the rights and powers of a Counselor set forth in this Constitution and shall act as the agent and representative of the sponsoring institution in all matters regarding this Club and Toastmasters International.

 

How it Works

To apply for certification, you must send in a Request for Certification, an Officers' List , and one copy of adopted Constitution and Bylaws accompanied by the certification fee and pro-rated annual fee indicated. Upon issuance of a Certificate of Affiliation to this Club, and so long as this Club remains in good standing with Toastmasters International, this Club is entitled to all the rights and powers, and is subject to all the duties and requirements, of Gavel Clubs as may be stated from time to time in the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of Toastmasters International, in this Constitution, and in policies, procedures, manuals, and other materials issued by Toastmasters International.

 

Regular meetings of this Club shall be held as provided by the Bylaws of this Club. Participants, working from a handbook, select officers who preside over the meetings. The remaining class members are assigned other duties on a rotating basis, so everyone is actively involved.

 

Generally, meetings follow a format similar to that of a Toastmasters club meeting. There is an announced agenda and participants learn and practice parliamentary procedure during each meeting. Lecturing is minimal, but discussion is held during each session. Participants also deliver short impromptu and prepared speeches. In every meeting, participants learn to apply the principles of listening, thinking and speaking.

 

How to Start a Program

Any group desiring admission as a Gavel Club shall apply to Toastmasters International on forms provided by World Headquarters. Subject to standards and procedures stated in the policies of Toastmasters International, the Executive Director of Toastmasters International has sole discretion to issue a Certificate of Affiliation to a Gavel Club. Each Gavel Club pays a one-time certification fee of $50 (U.S.). Annual dues of $48 (U.S.) are billed each November. Club applying for certification in mid-year will pay pro-rated annual fees.

 

 

 

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*NEW! Toastmasters Pathways learning Experience

Communication Track

 

Competent Communicator (CC)

Requirements:

  • Completed the Competent Communication manual

 

Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB)

Requirements:

  • Achieved Competent Communicator award (or achieved Competent Toastmaster award)
  • Completed two Advanced Communication manuals

 

Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS)

Requirements:

  • Achieved Advanced Communicator Bronze award (or achieved Able Toastmaster award or Advanced Toastmaster Bronze award)
  • Completed two additional advanced communication manuals (may not be those completed for any previous award)
  • Conducted any two programs from The Better Speaker Series and/or The Successful Club Series

 

Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG)

Requirements:

  • Achieved Advanced Communicator Silver award (or achieved Able Toastmaster Bronze award or Advanced Toastmaster Silver award)
  • Completed two additional advanced communication manuals (may not be those completed for any previous award)
  • Conducted a Success/Leadership Program, Success/Communication Program or a Youth Leadership Program
  • Coached a new member with the first three speech projects

 

Leadership Track

 

Competent Leader (CL)

Requirements:

  • Completed the Competent Leadership manual

 

Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB)

Requirements:

  • Achieved Competent Leader award
  • Achieved Competent Communicator award (or achieved Competent Toastmaster award)
  • Served at least six months as a club officer (president, vice president education, vice president membership, vice president public relations, secretary, treasurer or sergeant at arms) and participated in the preparation of a Club Success Plan while serving in this office
  • While serving in the above office, participated in a district-sponsored club officer training program
  • Conducted any two programs from The Successful Club Series and/or The Leadership Excellence Series

 

Advanced Leader Silver (ALS)

Requirements:

  • Achieved Advanced Leader Bronze award (or "old" Competent Leader award)
  • Served a complete term as a district officer (district governor, lieutenant governor, public relations officer, secretary, treasurer, division governor or area governor)
  • Completed the High Performance Leadership program
  • Served successfully as a club sponsor, mentor or coach

 

Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)

Requirements:

  • Achieved Advanced Communicator Gold award (or achieved Advanced Toastmaster Gold award)
  • Achieved Advanced Leader Silver award (or achieved Advanced Leader award)
  • Distinguished Toastmaster is the highest recognition a member may receive.

 

 

 

 

Toastmasters Pathways

 

 

Check for new Pathways Resources

 

Pathways Highlights and Benefits

 

In anticipation for the 2017 roll out of the new educational program, Toastmasters International (TI) recently hosted a webinar where the latest information was revealed. Here are some of the highlights and stay tuned as we will continue to share information across the district to ensure we are ready for the great journey ahead of us.

 

Is it still called the REP?

No. The Revitalized Education Program (REP) was the name of the project to bring us our new education program. The new name is the Toastmasters Pathways learning experience. So for now on you will hear Toastmasters Pathways, or possibly just Pathways when referring to the new program. The idea was to create a name that would inspire, motivate, compel and drive members in a language that is universally accepted.

 

When will District 84 roll into the new program?

The roll out strategy is projected to begin January 2017 with a Pilot program anticipated to last 3 months (or less if all goes as planned. The rest of the roll out will take place in eight sections. As part of Region 8, we’re slated for the latter part of 2017, which is over a year from now. This means this will be well vetted by more than 60 other districts globally before we roll it out. The plan is to have all districts rolled out by end of 2017.

 

Do I have to do it all the projects on-line?

No. The entire program will be available on-line, but you will have options for using printed materials.

 

Should I keep working on my CC (or other award)?

Yes. All awards received will remain valid, and any awards in work through 2019 (possibly through June 2020) can still be submitted for credit and will be recognized as we know them today. Also, club officer roles, district service, and club support (sponsoring, mentoring or coaching) credit will be applicable in the new paths.

 

Will my CC translate to a new path?

On the flip side of the previous question, no. A DTM will still be a DTM, but a CC, ACB etc. will not translate to a new path award. However, the skills you learn will still apply, and will make your progress in the new system easier.

 

How do I get a DTM in the new program?

  • Complete 2 learning paths (~14 projects each)
  • One year as a Club Officer (could be 2 six month terms)
  • Serve as a Club Mentor or Coach
  • Serve as Club Sponsor, or conduct a Speechcraft or Youth Leadership Program
  • One year as a District Officer
  • Complete a Capstone DTM project

 

What is a learning path?

Each member will take an assessment which will help determine which path will best help you reach your goals. For instance, a Project Manager might be directed toward Persuasive Influence or Team Collaboration. Each path contains 14 projects across 5 levels. Each level has 2-3 projects, and in levels 3-5 there are electives to choose from so you can customize the more advanced topics. The progress will allow for much more recognition and will build on previous learning and increasing in complexity intended in developing competency.

 

Do I have to follow the path I’m recommended to follow?

No, your path is your path. This is your journey. The recommendation is there to help you get the most out of the program, but it’s  still your program. TI anticipates that more members will finish their projects if they are meaningful to them.

 

What are the 10 paths?

  1. Motivational Strategies
  2. Presentation Mastery
  3. Leadership Development
  4. Innovative Planning
  5. Visionary Communication
  6. Strategic Relationships
  7. Dynamic Leadership
  8. Persuasive Influence
  9. Team Collaboration

 

How will TI help us with the transition?

  1. Additional training timed 60 days prior to the roll-out
  2. Pathway Guides (new training role) to provide club support
  3. Information on the TI website and Toastmasters Magazine throughout the process

 

How will the DCP (Distinguished Club Program) translate?

  1. Two CCs – Four Level 1s (3 projects each)
  2. Two more CCs – Two Level 2s
  3. One AC – Two more Level 2s
  4. One more AC – Two Level 3s
  5. One CL/AL/DTM – One Level 4
  6. One more CL/AL/DTM – One Level 5

 

Is there more info?

Yes, see the article in Toastmasters Magazine and stay tuned for updates at TLI, as well as at our upcoming Fall and Spring Conferences. Additionally, Ambassadors will be visiting clubs answering questions and sharing more details.

 

Who should I contact if I want to help or I need more information?

Contact District 84 Chief Ambassador Maria Martinez, DTM

 

Educational Program FAQ

 

Am I allowed to do projects within a manual in a different order?

You should be doing manual projects in order because the Toastmasters program was designed to teach one skill at a time, with each new skill building on the preceding skills.

 

If I don’t meet all of the objectives on my speech, can I still get credit for it?

Yes. Toastmasters is not a pass/fail program. However, keep in mind that you get out of the program what you put into it. If you focus on meeting objectives this will help ensure that you get the most from the program (this includes time objectives).

 

Can I give speeches outside of my club for credit?

Yes. You are allowed to do up to two speeches per manual outside of the club environment for credit toward an educational award, as long as you receive prior approval from your vice president education. You must receive a written and verbal evaluation from a Toastmaster, although the Toastmaster does not need to be in the same club as you. Speeches given at Toastmasters club meetings are considered to be in the club environment. Speeches given at any Toastmasters event that is not a club meeting are considered to be outside the club environment.

 

What are the limitations on speech topic?

There aren’t any, but please make sure to keep your audience in mind. Avoid topics that could be offensive and choose topics that are in good taste.

 

I did a Speechcraft program and decided to join a club afterwards. Do I get any credit for having completed a Speechcraft program?

Yes. You receive credit for the first three Competent Communication projects, as long as you completed the entire Speechcraft program.

 

If I’m the test speaker in an evaluation contest, can I still get credit for a speech project?

Yes. Please note that a test speech will count as one of the speeches you are allowed to do outside of your club meeting and, as such, must meet the outside speech requirements. It must be a manual speech, you must have prior permission from your Vice President Education and you must receive a written and verbal evaluation from a Toastmaster.

 

Can I repeat the same speech for more than one project?

Yes. You may repeat the same speech as many times as you like, as long as it meets the objectives for each project that you use it for.

 

If I am speaking at my club meeting, can I get credit in my Competent Leadership manual for being a speaker and credit in my Competent Communication manual for my speech? What if I’m doing a speech from an Advanced manual?

Yes and yes.

 

Can I repeat the same manual for award credit?

If you are repeating an award, you may repeat a manual. If you are applying for a new award, you must use a manual that you have not received credit for yet.

 

Do I need to have both a written and verbal evaluation to receive project credit?

Yes.

 

Does it have to be my Vice President Education that signs off on a speech project?

No. Any current club officer may verify and submit an award application if the Vice President Education is not available.

 

Can I get credit for a speech if I am competing in a contest?

Yes. Please note that a contest speech will count as one of the speeches you are allowed to do outside of your club and, as such, must meet the outside speech requirements. It must be a manual speech, you must have prior permission from your Vice President Education and you must receive a written and verbal evaluation from a Toastmaster.

 

Can I do different projects from different Advanced manuals and still receive credit, as long as I have completed five projects?

No, you must complete a full manual for credit.

 

Can I work on my Advanced Communicator Silver before my Advanced Communicator Bronze?

You may work on projects that will apply to the Advanced Communicator Silver before you do projects for the Advanced Communicator Bronze, but when you submit the applications, you must submit the Advanced Communicator Bronze application before you can submit the Advanced Communicator Silver application. This applies to all awards in a series. You must submit applications in sequential order.

 

Can I earn an award more than once?

Yes. Please see Requirements for Multiple Education Awards.

 

Can I repeat projects within the Better Speaker Series, Successful Club Series, Leadership Excellence Series, Success/Communication, or Success/Leadership for credit?

Yes. In order to receive credit, you will need to do two separate presentations of the manual on different dates.

 

I replaced a club officer in my club and served from March through August. Does this count towards my Advanced Leader Bronze?

No. In order to receive credit, you must follow the bounds of the TI calendar and serve as an officer from July 1 – December 30, January 1 – June 30, or July 1 – June 30.

 

I served as a district officer replacement starting in August. Do I still get Advanced Leader Silver credit?

For Advanced Leader Silver credit, a district officer term must be from July 1 – June 30, unless you are a replacement. If you are replacing another officer, the district must submit the change by September 1 for you to still receive credit.

 

How many awards has my district achieved this year?

You can check your District Progress Report here. Please note that anyone is able to check the District Progress Report, not just district officers. You do not need to login in order to view them.

 

I achieved the old Competent Leader award. What is the next award I can work towards?

Your Advanced Leader Silver.

 

How do I apply for an education award online?

Club officers are able to apply for education awards online through Club Central. Please note that club officers may not apply for their own awards online.

Youth Leadership

 

Purpose of the Youth Leadership Program

The program's unique eight-session, workshop style design enables participants to develop this potential through practical experience.

 

The program is not in competition with school programs or courses, or other established youth projects. Instead, it's a supplement to these programs, providing emphasis on specialized skills and individual needs. Participants learn speaking and leadership skills they will use for the rest of their lives. They learn to:

  • Overcome the nervousness everyone feels when asked to speak before an audience.
  • Organize and present their ideas logically and convincingly.
  • Listen carefully to others' ideas.
  • Offer advice that will help others improve their speaking and leadership skills.
  • Participate in - and even lead - group discussion or meetings.
  • Participants increase their self-confidence as they learn.
  • They may also make new friends and have fun, verifying that Toastmasters is an enjoyable learning experience.

 

The Participants

Each Youth Leadership Program group is limited to 15 to 20 people, with a maximum of 25 in case of attrition. This allows each participant to receive individual attention and to have the opportunity to get practical experience. The program is not an award to honor those who already have become leaders inside and outside of school. It is for the much larger group of young people who have not yet developed the ability to express themselves. Participants are selected for what they can become, not for what they already have done.

 

The Sponsors

A local Toastmasters club serves as sponsor for the program and supplies the experienced people needed to present the program. These adults are patient and understanding since they too have had experiences similar to those of the participants.

The adult with overall responsibility for the program is the coordinator. He or she works closely with any cooperating organization and attends each meeting, conducting most of the training and counseling participants. The coordinator has an assistant, who conducts discussions and substitutes for the coordinator should he or she be unable to attend a meeting.

 

How It Works

Participants for the program are selected by the sponsoring Toastmasters club or by a cooperating organization. The program is presented in eight sessions during or after school, or on weekends. Each session usually lasts one to two hours. There usually is no cost to participants for tuition or materials. The materials used in the program are produced by Toastmasters International and are provided by the sponsoring Toastmasters club.

 

Each session is conducted as a meeting, not a class. Participants, working from a handbook, select officers who preside over the meetings. The remaining class members are assigned other duties on a rotating basis, so everyone is actively involved.

 

Generally, meetings follow a format similar to that of a Toastmasters club meeting. There is an announced agenda and participants learn and practice parliamentary procedure during each meeting. Lecturing is minimal, but discussion is held during each session. Participants also deliver short impromptu and prepared speeches. In every meeting, participants learn to apply the principles of listening, thinking and speaking.

 

How to Start a Program

Youth Leadership Programs may be conducted for scout troops, 4-H clubs, church youth groups and many other organizations, and for young people in the community. However, all programs must be presented by a Toastmasters club, following the guidelines in the Coordinator's Guide (Catalog No. 802). Clubs may order Coordinator's Guides and Participant's Notebooks (Catalog No. 805) from World Headquarters.

 

For more information about the Youth Leadership Program, contact the Club Growth Director

 

Gavel Clubs

 

An Affiliate of Toastmasters International The Gavel Club program is open to any group of individuals who cannot otherwise qualify to become a Toastmasters club due to age, inability to pay full Toastmasters dues, or circumstances, which would prohibit full participation in Toastmaster activities. This criteria includes schools, prisons, etc.

 

Purpose of the Gavel Club Program

  • to help its members improve their abilities to communicate effectively
  • to encourage its members to read and to listen analytically
  • to provide for its members' instructions, educational materials and the opportunities which will give them skill and experience in the preparation and delivery of speeches
  • to provide its members' a fair and constructive evaluation of their efforts toward self-improvement
  • to afford leadership training for its members; and
  • to provide opportunities and encouragement for its members to appear before audiences and to express their thoughts creditably

 

The Participants

This Club may classify its members as Active, Associate, Honorary and Inactive members, if it deems such classification advisable.

 

The Sponsors

The admission of this Club to affiliation with Toastmasters International, and the continued affiliation and operation of this Club as a Gavel Club, is subject at all times to the approval of the institution sponsoring this Club. Such institution shall designate an individual to serve as Counselor to this Club; that person shall exercise the rights and powers of a Counselor set forth in this Constitution and shall act as the agent and representative of the sponsoring institution in all matters regarding this Club and Toastmasters International.

 

How it Works

To apply for certification, you must send in a Request for Certification, an Officers' List , and one copy of adopted Constitution and Bylaws accompanied by the certification fee and pro-rated annual fee indicated. Upon issuance of a Certificate of Affiliation to this Club, and so long as this Club remains in good standing with Toastmasters International, this Club is entitled to all the rights and powers, and is subject to all the duties and requirements, of Gavel Clubs as may be stated from time to time in the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of Toastmasters International, in this Constitution, and in policies, procedures, manuals, and other materials issued by Toastmasters International.

 

Regular meetings of this Club shall be held as provided by the Bylaws of this Club. Participants, working from a handbook, select officers who preside over the meetings. The remaining class members are assigned other duties on a rotating basis, so everyone is actively involved.

 

Generally, meetings follow a format similar to that of a Toastmasters club meeting. There is an announced agenda and participants learn and practice parliamentary procedure during each meeting. Lecturing is minimal, but discussion is held during each session. Participants also deliver short impromptu and prepared speeches. In every meeting, participants learn to apply the principles of listening, thinking and speaking.

 

How to Start a Program

Any group desiring admission as a Gavel Club shall apply to Toastmasters International on forms provided by World Headquarters. Subject to standards and procedures stated in the policies of Toastmasters International, the Executive Director of Toastmasters International has sole discretion to issue a Certificate of Affiliation to a Gavel Club. Each Gavel Club pays a one-time certification fee of $50 (U.S.). Annual dues of $48 (U.S.) are billed each November. Club applying for certification in mid-year will pay pro-rated annual fees.

 

 

 

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