Program Quality Committee
The Program Quality Director is responsible for all aspects of education and training within the district. Responsibilities include:
- Strive for accomplishment of district educational goals and achievement of Distinguished District status.
- Plan, organize, and direct district training programs.
- Plan, organize, and direct the district conference.
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Toastmasters Leadership Institute Chair Lynne Nutter
Distinguished Club Program Chair Randy Casarez
Speechcraft Committee Chair Lucinda McNeil
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High Performance Leadership Chair Jamila Sifuentes
The District Chief Judge provides expertise, training, and oversight for District speech contests:
- Serves as the District expert on speech contests, the first line of contact for members with questions on speech contest rules and judging procedures.
- Assists members with finding speech contest rules, ballots, and other judging forms/documents.
- Provides both judges and chief judges training in metropolitan Phoenix and Tucson during August and February. Training is open to all Toastmasters. Training prepares judges and chief judges to support all speech contests and gives contestants an insight into how their contest speeches will be judged.
- Maintains the District judges/chief judges list. Members who complete judges/chief judges training will have their name included on the District list for up to three years.
- Serves as the Chief Judge for District speech contests at Fall and Spring conferences.
The District Contest Manager:
- Provides expertise, training, and oversight for District speech contests.
- Serves as the District expert on speech contest management, the first line of contact for members with questions on speech contest processes, agendas, outreach, contest non-judging forms/documents.
- Assists members with finding exemplars of speech contest agendas, flyers, and other contest non-judging forms/documents.
- Provides contest management training in metropolitan Phoenix and Tucson during August and February, training contest managers to support all speech contests. Training is open to all Toastmasters.
- Serves as the Contest Manager for District speech contests at Fall and Spring conferences.
- Provides timers, timing devices/equipment, sergeants at arms, cards for drawing contestant speaking order at the Fall and Spring conference speech contests.
How Do You Live Forever? By Changing the Next Generation! Graduates of Toastmaster’s Youth Leadership Program are enthusiastic about communication and leadership skills learned in the Program. These skills serve them effectively both in college and the business world beyond. Our Graduates appreciate the Toastmasters YL Coordinators who present the Program. Working toward an Advanced Communicator Award? Presenting a Youth Leadership Program may be a better fit than doing an HPL project!
WIIFM? Service to Others. Benefits enjoyed by those engaged in Toastmasters Youth Leadership include:
For Youth Leadership Coordinators:
- Satisfaction and pleasure of enlightening the minds and thinking of young people while raising their self-confidence to a higher level.
- Learning about issues affecting today’s kids have the same issues your own kids face.
- Enlarging your network: students, teachers, school principals and parents learn about Toastmasters and help promote our organization.
- Expand understanding of the principles of Communication and Leadership.
- Develop self-confidence plus proficiency in speaking and writing.
- Develop strong appreciation for you, Toastmasters and Youth Leadership.
Assistance in meeting state-mandated requirements. Insight into students’ speaking and writing skills, particularly in Language Arts assignments.
For School Principals:
- Receive the benefit of the coordinator’s time and efforts.
- Pride in their students’ communication and leadership skills: for example, students in the Kiva Elementary School Youth Leadership Program spoke before the Scottsdale Unified School Board. Board members and the Kiva School Staff were amazed
by the students’ presentations.
- Impressed by their children’s new found self-confidence and their ability to communicate beyond monosyllables.
- Many have said, “I wish I’d had that training when I was in ____ grade!” This is a testimony to their gratitude.
Toastmasters Youth Leadership is a great experience. Conduct one program or more – as numerous District 3 Toastmasters have done. Help yourself AND some kids! Email me today at email@example.com.
Youth Leadership Chair Brian Powers