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Toastmasters High Performance Leadership (HPL)
What is an HPL? Why should you do it? How does it work?
Tuesday, July 22, 14
By:
Tamala Takahashi, DTM
June 2014
www.linkedin.com/in/
tamalatakahashi
Tuesday, July 22, 14
The HPL is one requirement of the
Advanced Leadership Silver award
Tuesday, July 22, 14
You can order the HPL materials at:
http://www.toastmasters.org/
HighPerformanceLeadership
Tuesday, July 22, 14
What is the HPL?
• A requirement for the ALS award
• A leadership project beyond the club meeting roles
• A project of sig...
Step 1:
Pick a project
Tuesday, July 22, 14
• Area/Division contest chair
• Major club event
• District conference chair
• District TLI chair
• Event or program at wo...
Step 2:
Choose a guidance committee
Tuesday, July 22, 14
Who can be on the committee?
• Leaders in your club
• Fellow toastmasters who have done
the HPL
• Toastmaster mentor
• Are...
Do my committee members have to be
members?
No. But it’s recommended to have at least one
toastmaster on the committee.
Tu...
How many committee members do I need?
There is no minimum requirement. However at
least 3 is recommended.
Tuesday, July 22...
Step 3:
Meet with your committee and
follow the HPL manual
Tuesday, July 22, 14
How often should we meet?
There are 5 steps, but they can be consolidated.
You will benefit the most if you meet at least 3...
Do the meetings have to be in person?
No, they can be over the phone or Skype.
Tuesday, July 22, 14
Step 4:
Give a speech at your club about
your upcoming project.
Tuesday, July 22, 14
All the information about this speech is in the HPL
manual.
Tuesday, July 22, 14
Step 5:
Follow the HPL manual as you plan
and then implement your team
project or event.
Tuesday, July 22, 14
Step 6:
After your event, give a final speech
about what you did and what you
learned.
Tuesday, July 22, 14
Step 7:
Collect signatures from your
committee members on the
signature form. Send that and the
evaluation for your final s...
The HPL is the only requirement in the TI
educational program that has to be sent via snail
mail.
Tuesday, July 22, 14
Congratulations! Your
HPL is complete!
You will receive a certificate in
about two weeks.
Tuesday, July 22, 14
*Don’t forget to reach out to your HPL committee
and your project team to thank them for their hard
work.
Tuesday, July 22...
You are now one step closer to your DTM.
Wishing you great success on your leadership
and communication journey.
Tuesday, ...
Tamala Takahashi, DTM
District 52 Governor 2014-2015
www.linkedin.com/in/tamalatakahashi
Tuesday, July 22, 14
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High Performance Leadership (HPL) Step-by-Step

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An overview of the High Performance Leadership (HPL) project, one of the requirements for the Toastmasters Advanced Leadership Silver award.

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High Performance Leadership (HPL) Step-by-Step

  1. 1. Toastmasters High Performance Leadership (HPL) What is an HPL? Why should you do it? How does it work? Tuesday, July 22, 14
  2. 2. By: Tamala Takahashi, DTM June 2014 www.linkedin.com/in/ tamalatakahashi Tuesday, July 22, 14
  3. 3. The HPL is one requirement of the Advanced Leadership Silver award Tuesday, July 22, 14
  4. 4. You can order the HPL materials at: http://www.toastmasters.org/ HighPerformanceLeadership Tuesday, July 22, 14
  5. 5. What is the HPL? • A requirement for the ALS award • A leadership project beyond the club meeting roles • A project of significant enough size to practice and receive feedback on one’s ability to lead a team to a common goal • A 5-part step-by-step guide on leading a team through an event or long term project. • Includes a leadership assessment before and after the project. Tuesday, July 22, 14
  6. 6. Step 1: Pick a project Tuesday, July 22, 14
  7. 7. • Area/Division contest chair • Major club event • District conference chair • District TLI chair • Event or program at work that requires many team members • Community event organization • Family or school reunion organizer Ideas for an HPL project Tuesday, July 22, 14
  8. 8. Step 2: Choose a guidance committee Tuesday, July 22, 14
  9. 9. Who can be on the committee? • Leaders in your club • Fellow toastmasters who have done the HPL • Toastmaster mentor • Area or Division Governors • Past Area or Division Governors • Co-workers • Managers or directors • Friends or colleagues • Co-chairs • Anyone who you feel can help you assess and improve your leadership skills Tuesday, July 22, 14
  10. 10. Do my committee members have to be members? No. But it’s recommended to have at least one toastmaster on the committee. Tuesday, July 22, 14
  11. 11. How many committee members do I need? There is no minimum requirement. However at least 3 is recommended. Tuesday, July 22, 14
  12. 12. Step 3: Meet with your committee and follow the HPL manual Tuesday, July 22, 14
  13. 13. How often should we meet? There are 5 steps, but they can be consolidated. You will benefit the most if you meet at least 3 times. Tuesday, July 22, 14
  14. 14. Do the meetings have to be in person? No, they can be over the phone or Skype. Tuesday, July 22, 14
  15. 15. Step 4: Give a speech at your club about your upcoming project. Tuesday, July 22, 14
  16. 16. All the information about this speech is in the HPL manual. Tuesday, July 22, 14
  17. 17. Step 5: Follow the HPL manual as you plan and then implement your team project or event. Tuesday, July 22, 14
  18. 18. Step 6: After your event, give a final speech about what you did and what you learned. Tuesday, July 22, 14
  19. 19. Step 7: Collect signatures from your committee members on the signature form. Send that and the evaluation for your final speech to Toastmasters International. Tuesday, July 22, 14
  20. 20. The HPL is the only requirement in the TI educational program that has to be sent via snail mail. Tuesday, July 22, 14
  21. 21. Congratulations! Your HPL is complete! You will receive a certificate in about two weeks. Tuesday, July 22, 14
  22. 22. *Don’t forget to reach out to your HPL committee and your project team to thank them for their hard work. Tuesday, July 22, 14
  23. 23. You are now one step closer to your DTM. Wishing you great success on your leadership and communication journey. Tuesday, July 22, 14
  24. 24. Tamala Takahashi, DTM District 52 Governor 2014-2015 www.linkedin.com/in/tamalatakahashi Tuesday, July 22, 14

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