As a District Leader
Enhance your leadership skills and expand your Toastmasters expertise
There are many opportunities to hone your leadership skills outside your club – consider taking on one or more of the following roles.
Chair a District Event
The District conducts several events throughout the year. These include trainings, contests, conferences, and special events. Opportunities range from chairing the entire event to managing more focused areas such as food, facilities, decorations, registration, and opportunity drawings. These short-term roles allow members to work with other district leaders to be part of planning important events for the entire District.
Get Involved in Club Growth Programs
We have several Club Growth Programs that require a short-term committment and have specific objectives.
Each club is unique and we have more than 140 clubs in District 101. Visit new clubs and bring back new ideas to your own club! Find new opportunities to participate as a speaker or functionary at the club. Learn more about the Club Ambassador Program here.
Help a new Club charter and become a Club Sponsor. With this, you can enhance your leadership skills, develop project-management abilities and expand your marketing expertise. Contact our Club Growth Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bring your experience as a Toastmaster and help a newly formed club establish a good structure and maintain best practices. This is a great opportunity to develop leadership and management skills. Learn more about being a Club Mentor here.
Share your Toastmasters expertise by coaching a Club with 12 or fewer members to become Distinguished or better. This role will help build your mentoring skills. Learn more about being a Club Coach here.
Elected District Leadership Positions
A Division Director provides support to Area Directors (typically 5 Areas per Division). A Division Director term is one year (July 1st to June 30th). This role will provide you an opportunity to foster leadership skills in Area Directors and a chance to sharpen your leadership skills.
Club Growth Director
The Club Growth Director (CGD) makes the benefits of Toastmasters membership available to greater numbers of people. The role involves planning, developing and implementing District Club Growth objectives. The Club Growth Director leads the District’s efforts to build new clubs and to work on strengthening existing membership.
Program Quality Director
The Program Quality Director (PQD) works on helping Clubs and members achieve their goals. The Program Quality Director also leads efforts in designing District Trainings, Contests, Conferences and other special events.
As the District’s chief officer, the District Director assists all members of the District Executive Committee in their roles. The role involves planning a District Success Plan with the team, help create a strong Leadership team. Some of the goals include achieving the mission of the district in a manner that motivates volunteer leaders and promotes a standard of excellence in all district activities.
Appointed District Leadership Positions
An Area Director provides District contact, support and assistance to the clubs in an Area (typically 5-6 Clubs). An Area Director term is one year (July 1st to June 30th). This role will provide you a great opportunity to hone your leadership and communication skills.
Public Relations Manager
The Public Relations Manager focusses on internal and external publicity. The position will give you an opportunity to work on your creative side. The PR Manager plays a critical role in ensuring District Success through a detailed planning and execution.
The Administration Manager helps the district function effectively and achieve its mission by recording and maintaining accurate minutes of district council, executive committee, and other meetings. The Administration Manager serves as upholder of the District Administrative Bylaws and policies.
The Finance Manager establishes and maintains effective fiscal management of the district, promotes the growth of Toastmasters by providing sound fiscal guidance to the district. The Finance Manager is also responsible to produce monthly reports reflecting the district’s financial status, and ensure that expenditures remain within the budget approved by the district council.
For questions on any of the District Leadership positions, please contact Dave Spence, District Leadership Committee Chair, at email@example.com