Toastmasters Leadership Programmes

The more you become involved in Toastmasters, the more you will benefit from the Toastmasters programme.  There are a number of leadership learning experiences available to extend your skills and knowledge both within and outside the Toastmasters Club environment.

Competent Leadership

The Toastmasters Competent Leadership Manual consists of 10 leadership projects.  Each project focuses on a different leadership skill, providing background information and an assignment that requires you to serve in one or more specified meeting or club roles in which you may learn an aspect of that skill.

An evaluator will give you verbal and written feedback on each leadership role you complete in the manual.  The evaluator provides a personal opinion of your leadership role, pointing out strengths and offering suggestions for improvement for your next role.

You can complete the Competent Leadership manual at your own pace, and you can work on it at the same time as you are working on the Competent Communication manual or Advanced Communication manuals.

The ten projects cover the following skills:

  • Listening and Leadership
  • Critical Thinking
  • Giving Feedback
  • Time Management
  • Planning and Implementation
  • Organising and Delegating
  • Developing your Facilitation Skills
  • Motivating People
  • Mentoring
  • Team Building

Competent Leader Guide

This Guide published by Mark Cross from a Wellington club outlines what the Competent Leadership Manual is all about, and how you can successfully complete the manual in about a year.  This was prepared to assist local clubs, but all Toastmasters are welcome to download and review the Guide for ideas and information when working on the Manual.  Download and print Competent Leader Guide (21 page pdf) and refer to the Competent Leader Matrix on the Toastmasters International website.

The Successful Club Series

The Successful Club Series is a set of modules you can present to your Club that address various aspects of quality Club meetings, emphasising what every member can do to help the Club and other members.

Modules include: (click the links to download the PDF or Power Point Presentation for each manual)

Presenting any two of these modules completes one of the requirements of the Advanced Leader Bronze Award.

The Better Speaker Series

The Better Speaker Series is a set of 10 minute educational modules on speech preparation and presentation that you can present to your Club.

Modules available are: (click the links to download the PDF or each manual)

Completing any two programs from the Better Speaker Series completes one of the requirements of the Advanced Communicator Silver Award.

Success/Leadership and Success/Communication Programs

You can learn valuable communication and leadership skills by conducting or participating in these modules. Each module or seminar can be conducted within the Club for members’ education or outside of the Club in your organisation or community to build goodwill.

Success/Leadership modules available are:

  • How to conduct Productive Meetings
  • Parliamentary Procedure in Action
  • Leadership, Part I: Characteristics of Effective Leaders
  • Leadership, Part II: Developing your Leadership Skills
  • Leadership, Part III: Working in the Team Environment
  • Improving your Management Skills

Success/Communication modules available are:

  • Running a Speechcraft Course
  • How to Listen Effectively
  • The Art of Effective Evaluation
  • Building your Thinking Power, Part I: Mental Flexibility
  • Building your Thinking Power, Part II: The Power of Ideas
  • From Speaker to Trainer

Completion of one of the Success/Leadership or Success/Communication modules completes one of the requirements for the Advanced Communicator Gold Award.

The Leadership Excellence Series

The Leadership Excellence Series  helps members learn the skills they will need to be successful leaders inside and outside Toastmasters. Fulfills ALB requirement. A complete set of files for The Leadership Excellence Series, including scripts and PowerPoint presentations.

The series includes: (click the links to download the PDF or each manual)

Completion of any two programmes from the Success Club Series and/or the Leadership Excellence Series completes the requirements for the Advanced Leader Bronze.