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TI Educational Program - New CL

  1. 1. Toastmasters Educational Program Karen A. Threlkeld, ACB, CL Area 4 Governor 2008-2009
  2. 2. Communication and leadership development <ul><li>TI Educational Program is a proven curriculum to develop communication & leadership skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Many opportunities for awards and recognition along the way. </li></ul><ul><li>The communication and leadership tracks are not mutually exclusive; you may participate in both at the same time, if you wish. </li></ul><ul><li>You progress along each track by working through a series of manuals, each of which offers a set of carefully crafted projects to complete. </li></ul><ul><li>Once you become a member, you can begin the educational program right away. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Communications Track Leadership Track
  4. 4. Communications Track <ul><li>New members begin with the Competent Communication manual. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The 10 speech projects in this manual will help you develop your speaking skills one step at a time. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When you finish all of the projects, you are eligible for Competent Communicator (CC) recognition. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upon award submission, you'll receive a CC certificate and, if this is your first CC award, two Advanced Communication Series  manuals free of charge.  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Upon completion of CC, members can progress to the Advanced Communication Series .  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goal is to refine and enhance your speaking skills and become eligible for Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB), Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS) and Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG) recognition. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There are 15 manuals , each containing five speech projects. Many of the manuals are career-oriented. You choose the manuals you want to complete and the skills you want to learn. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Leadership Track <ul><li>Members working in the leadership track learn and practice leadership skills by serving in club roles.  </li></ul><ul><li>The Competent Leadership manual is the core of the leadership track. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It features 10 projects, which you complete while serving in various club meeting roles. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An evaluator will give you feedback on each project, helping you to improve. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When you complete the manual, you are eligible for Competent Leader recognition. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>After earning the CL award you can further refine and develop your leadership skills by working in the advanced leader program. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Members working in this program are eligible for Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB) and Advanced Leader Silver (ALS) recognition. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Advanced Leader (AL) Awards <ul><li>Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB) Award Requirements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Achieved Competent Leader (CL) award; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Achieved Competent Communicator (CC) award (or achieved Competent Toastmaster CTM award); </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>While serving in the above office, participated in a district-sponsored club officer training program; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conducted any two programs from The Successful Club Series and/or The Leadership Excellence Series. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Advanced Leader (AL) Awards <ul><li>Advanced Leader Silver (ALS) Award Requirements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Achieved Advanced Leader Bronze award (or “old” Competent Leader award); </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Served a complete term as a district officer (District Governor, Lieutenant Governor (LGET or LGM), Public Relations Officer (PRO), District Secretary or Treasurer, Division or Area governor; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Completed the High Performance Leadership program; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Served successfully as a club sponsor, mentor or coach. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. DTM Award <ul><li>Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) Award Requirements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Achieved Advanced Communicator Gold award </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Achieved Advanced Leader Silver award </li></ul></ul>Distinguished Toastmaster is the highest recognition a member may receive!
  9. 9. The “New” CL Award <ul><li>Ten-project Competent Leadership manual can be completed while serving in club meeting roles. </li></ul><ul><li>Competent Communicator award is not required for completion of Competent Leader </li></ul><ul><li>Most projects focus on meeting roles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gets new member involved right away </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides immediate feedback on performance in meeting roles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Member can track progress toward an award by participating in a meeting </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. The “New” CL Award <ul><li>Each activity has place for written evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Verbal evaluations are not required </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting time may not permit verbal evaluations, especially if many members are working through the manual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s up to the club to decide whether to provide verbal evaluations </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. CL Projects <ul><li>Project 1: Listening And Leadership: </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as 3 of the following - </li></ul><ul><li> Evaluator </li></ul><ul><li> Table Topics Speaker </li></ul><ul><li> Ah Counter </li></ul><ul><li> Grammarian </li></ul>
  12. 12. CL Projects <ul><li>Project 2: Critical Thinking: </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as 2 of the following - </li></ul><ul><li> Evaluator </li></ul><ul><li> Grammarian </li></ul><ul><li> General Evaluator </li></ul>
  13. 13. CL Projects <ul><li>Project 3: Giving Feedback: </li></ul><ul><li>Serve in the following 3 roles - </li></ul><ul><li> Evaluator </li></ul><ul><li> Grammarian </li></ul><ul><li> General Evaluator </li></ul>
  14. 14. CL Projects <ul><li>Project 4: Time Management: </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as timer and 1 other role </li></ul><ul><li> Timer (Required) </li></ul><ul><li>  AND: Choose one additional role: </li></ul><ul><li>   Toastmaster </li></ul><ul><li> Speaker </li></ul><ul><li> Grammarian </li></ul><ul><li> Table Topics Master </li></ul>
  15. 15. CL Projects <ul><li>Project 5: Planning and Implementation: </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as 3 of the following - </li></ul><ul><li> Speaker </li></ul><ul><li> General Evaluator </li></ul><ul><li> Toastmaster </li></ul><ul><li> Table Topics Master </li></ul>
  16. 16. CL Projects <ul><li>Project 6: Organizing And Delegating: </li></ul><ul><li>Complete 1 of the following - </li></ul><ul><li> Help Organize a Club Speech Contest </li></ul><ul><li> Help Organize a Club Special Event </li></ul><ul><li> Help Organize a Club Membership Campaign Or Contest </li></ul><ul><li> Help Organize a Public Relations Campaign </li></ul><ul><li> Help Produce The Club Newsletter </li></ul><ul><li> Assist the Club’s Webmaster </li></ul>
  17. 17. CL Projects <ul><li>Project 7: Developing Your Facilitation Skills: </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as/Complete 2 of the following - </li></ul><ul><li> Toastmaster </li></ul><ul><li> General Evaluator </li></ul><ul><li> Table Topics Master </li></ul><ul><li> Befriend a Guest at a Club Meeting </li></ul>
  18. 18. CL Projects <ul><li>Project 8: Motivating People: </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as 3 of the following; required: either chairman of a club membership contest or chairman of a club public relations campaign. Both can be done. </li></ul><ul><li> Membership Campaign or Contest Chairman (Required or PR Chairman) </li></ul><ul><li> Public Relations Campaign Chairman (Required or Membership Chairman) </li></ul><ul><li> Toastmaster </li></ul><ul><li> Evaluator </li></ul><ul><li> General Evaluator </li></ul>
  19. 19. CL Projects <ul><li>Project 9: Mentoring: </li></ul><ul><li>Complete 1 of the following - </li></ul><ul><li> Mentor a new member (Help with 1 st 3 Speeches, explain meeting roles, help with projects in competent leader manual) </li></ul><ul><li> Mentor an Experienced Member (Help member develop a new skill; ex. adding humor to speeches) </li></ul><ul><li> Serve as a Guidance Committee Member for Someone’s High Performance Leadership Project </li></ul>
  20. 20. CL Projects <ul><li>Project 10: Team Building; 2 Choices </li></ul><ul><li> Serve as both Toastmaster and General Evaluator (two separate meetings) </li></ul><ul><li>OR Complete 1 of the following: </li></ul><ul><li> Membership Campaign or Contest Chairman </li></ul><ul><li> Public Relations Campaign Chairman </li></ul><ul><li> Club Speech Contest Chairman </li></ul><ul><li> Club Special Events Chairman </li></ul><ul><li> Club Newsletter Editor </li></ul><ul><li> Webmaster </li></ul>
  21. 21. Implications for Clubs… <ul><li>Clubs must keep track of roles fulfilled by members at each meeting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Also must arrange for written and/or verbal evaluations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Club must provide opportunities outside meetings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Membership Drive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newsletter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Webmaster </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speech Contests </li></ul></ul><ul><li>VP-Education may have more work to do! </li></ul>
  22. 22. Suggestions… <ul><li>Use “Duty Roster” on freetoasthost.net to track roles fulfilled by members </li></ul><ul><li>VP-Education or Secretary should keep meeting agendas </li></ul><ul><li>Make Club aware of extracurricular opportunities & time requirements </li></ul>
  23. 23. Questions???