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