We encourage you to take advantage of the many opportunities our District offer for you to acquire/strengthen your leadership skills. You can take on a leadership role at your Club or District. You can also conduct specialized workshops to help other Toastmasters or your community using the modules and workshops shown below from the legacy education program. Pathways has leadership opportunities within the various Path projects.
- Being a Club Officer
- Being a District Officer
- Presenting Better Speaker Series or Successful Club Series Module
- Coordinating a Success Communication Series, Success Leadership Series, or Speechcraft Workshop
- Coordinating a Youth Leadership Session
- Conducting a High Performance Leadership Program
- Helping Build or Rebuild a Club
- Serving as a personal Mentor to another Toastmaster
Participate in these leadership programs will satisfy some of the requirements toward achieving your Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) status: Pathways DTM (serve 12 months) or Competent Leader (serve 6 months). Some club elect new officers every six months, while other clubs hold elections once a year. This usually depends on whether the club meets weekly or biweekly. Additionally, you will acquire/hone leadership skills that will help you in your profession such as teamwork, project and time management, motivation, mentoring and conflict resolution. These leadership opportunities will also allow to expand your networking and help you advance in your career.
Club Officer Positions
Serving as a club officer will enable you to develop valuable leadership skills while also assisting your fellow Toastmasters. To help you prepare for the role, District 55 sponsors a number of Club Officer Training sessions to discuss your duties, best practices and resources.
Listed below are the officer positions in each Toastmasters club:
- Vice President Education
- Vice President Membership
- Vice President Public Relations
- Sergeant at Arms
District Officer Positions
After serving as a club officer, you may want to go beyond your club to further enhance your leadership capabilities and continue growing as a leader. Also, serving as a district officer for one year term satisfies one of the requirements for Pathways DTM or Advanced Leader Silver (ALS) recognition. (All district officers serve from July 1 to June 30 – see District Leadership Handbook for role responsibilities.)
Listed below are the District officer positions:
- District Director (elected)
- Program Quality Director (elected)
- Club Growth Director (elected)
- Public Relations Manager (elected or appointed)
- Administration Manager (appointed)
- Finance Manager (appointed)
- Division Director (elected)
- Area Director (appointed)
If you are interested in a joining our District leadership team, please let your Area or Division Director know. You can also contact the current District Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.