Summer 2024 On-Demand Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI)

Welcome To District 3 On-Demand TLI

Welcome Video

 

On-Demand Requirements* – All requirements must be completed by August 31st

  • Step 1: Watch the Power of 7 video
  • Step 2: Watch 1 (one) Nuts and Bolts session
    • We recommend you watch a session for your role(s).
    • If this is the first time in your role or you need a refresher, please watch the beginner session.
    • If you have served in the role multiple times, please watch the intermediate session.
  • Step 3: Watch 2 (two) Elective sessions
  • Step 4: Attend one of the Interactive Zoom sessions
    • We recommend you attend a session for your role(s).
  • Step 5: Submit the TLI Completion Form

Optional: Evaluate each session you watched; we always want to know where we can improve!

*Dual Officers will receive credit for each officer role in all their clubs and only need to complete the requirements once.

If you have any questions, please contact TLI@aztoastmasters.org

Step 1: The Power of 7 – Required for All Officers

Estimated Time: .5 Hours

Trish Blackwelder, DTM

Description:

Where does empowerment come from and how does it help club officers fulfill the promise of the club mission:

“We empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.”

Learn to work together as an officer team; stay focused on delivering the club mission by ensuring you have a high-quality club to empower members and guests to become more effective communicators and leaders. A Club Success Plan and the Distinguished Club Program are the most important tools to guide your officer team and your club to excellence in delivering the club mission.

Please submit a session evaluation after you have watched the Power of 7.

Step 2: Nuts and Bolts Session (1 Required)

Estimated Time: .5 Hours

Description:

If you are new to the role of Club President or would like a refresher, please watch the beginner session. If you have served in the role multiple times, please watch the intermediate session.

The role of the Toastmasters Club President is to provide leadership, guidance, and support to ensure the effective operation and growth of the club. As the highest-ranking officer, the president is responsible for overseeing all club activities, fostering a positive and inclusive club environment, and representing the club within the Toastmasters community. By demonstrating strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills, the club president contributes to the overall success and growth of the club, helping members to achieve their personal and professional development goals.

Beginner Nuts & Bolts, President

Jim Eng, DTM

Intermediate Nuts & Bolts, President

DJ Reed, DTM

Description:

If you are new to the role of Club VPE or would like a refresher, please watch the beginner session. If you have served in the role multiple times, please watch the intermediate session.

The Toastmasters Club Vice President of Education (VPE) is tasked with facilitating the personal and professional development of club members through the Toastmasters educational program. This role involves creating and implementing strategies to support members in achieving their communication and leadership goals. By fulfilling these responsibilities effectively, the VPE plays a crucial role in fostering a positive and enriching learning environment within the club, empowering members to grow, develop, and achieve their full potential in communication and leadership.

Beginner Nuts & Bolts, VPE

Bettie Covington, DTM

Intermediate Nuts & Bolts, VPE

Connie Weiss, DTM

Description:

If you are new to the role of Club VPPR or would like a refresher, please watch the beginner session. If you have served in the role multiple times, please watch the intermediate session.

The Toastmasters Club Vice President of Public Relations (VPPR) is responsible for promoting the club to both internal and external audiences, enhancing its visibility and reputation. This role involves developing and implementing strategies to effectively communicate the club’s activities, achievements, and benefits to the broader community. By fulfilling these responsibilities effectively, the VPPR helps to raise the profile of the club, attract new members, and enhance its reputation as a supportive and dynamic environment for personal and professional development through Toastmasters.

Beginner Nuts & Bolts, VPPR

Sheryl Meckle, EC3

Intermediate Nuts & Bolts, VPPR

Ryan Berns, EC4

Description:

If you are new to the role of Club VPM or would like a refresher, please watch the beginner session. If you have served in the role multiple times, please watch the intermediate session.

The Toastmasters Club Vice President of Membership (VPM) is responsible for attracting and retaining members to ensure the vitality and growth of the club. This role involves implementing strategies to recruit new members, as well as fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment to encourage member retention. By fulfilling these responsibilities effectively, the VPM contributes to the growth and sustainability of the club, helping to create a vibrant and dynamic community of members who are committed to personal and professional development through Toastmasters.

Beginner Nuts & Bolts, VPM

Jill Kipnes, DTM

Intermediate Nuts & Bolts, VPM

Kristy Hopper, DTM

Description:

If you are new to the role of Club Secretary or would like a refresher, please watch the beginner session. If you have served in the role multiple times, please watch the intermediate session.

The Toastmasters Club Secretary serves as the custodian of club records and documents, ensuring that accurate and up-to-date records are maintained. This role involves various administrative tasks, such as recording meeting minutes, maintaining membership records, and handling correspondence. By fulfilling these responsibilities effectively, the club secretary contributes to the smooth operation of the club, promotes transparency and accountability, and helps to create a positive and organized club environment conducive to member growth and development.

Beginner Nuts & Bolts, Secretary

Sheryl Meckle, EC3

Intermediate Nuts & Bolts, Secretary

Kristy Hopper, DTM

Description:

If you are new to the role of Club Treasurer or would like a refresher, please watch the beginner session. If you have served in the role multiple times, please watch the intermediate session.

The Toastmasters Club Treasurer is responsible for managing the club’s finances and ensuring financial transparency and accountability. This role involves various tasks related to budgeting, financial reporting, and fiscal management. By fulfilling these responsibilities effectively, the club treasurer helps to ensure the financial health and stability of the club, enabling it to fulfill its mission of providing a supportive and enriching environment for members to develop communication and leadership skills.

Beginner Nuts & Bolts, Treasurer

Xin Yin, DTM

Intermediate Nuts & Bolts, Treasurer

Peter Salazar, DTM

Description:

If you are new to the role of Sergeant at Arms or would like a refresher, please watch the beginner session. If you have served in the role multiple times, please watch the intermediate session.

The Toastmasters Club Sergeant at Arms is responsible for maintaining the physical aspects of club meetings and creating a welcoming atmosphere for members and guests. This role involves setting up meeting rooms, arranging equipment, and ensuring that meetings run smoothly. By fulfilling these responsibilities effectively, the club Sergeant at Arms helps to create a positive and organized meeting environment that facilitates member engagement, participation, and enjoyment.

Beginner Nuts & Bolts, SAA

Randy Casarez, DTM

Intermediate Nuts & Bolts, SAA

Joni Laidlaw, DTM

Please submit a session evaluation after watching your required Nuts & Bolts session.

Step 3: Elective Leadership Sessions (2 required)

Estimated Time: 1 Hour

New Electives This Season

David Hopper, DTM

Description:

Toastmasters Club Central is an online platform provided by Toastmasters International that serves as a hub for club management and administration. Club officers need to learn about Club Central because it offers essential tools and resources for effectively managing their club and supporting member growth and development.

Nancy Starr-Cassidy, DTM, PID

Description:

Have you ever laid awake at night reflecting on a conversation that went wrong? Are you putting off telling someone how you feel? Do you avoid someone, and hope the problem will just go away? Or do you wonder why the other person just “hits your button” every time you talk? These are signs that you may need a few more tools in your crucial conversation toolkit. Past International Director Nancy Starr-Cassidy will share some ideas for building better relationships through better communication.

David Hopper, DTM

Description:

Pathways can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! Help is here! Perhaps you or a member need to sign on for the first time and select a path. Or perhaps you have selected a Path but have not completed a level yet. You might be very close! Maybe you need a little coaching and guidance to support you on your Pathways journey. Are you a Base Camp Manager (President, VPE, or Secretary) looking to improve your skills with the available tools. Well, good news! This is the video you should start with.

Chris Pettit, EC4

Description:

Building strong teams is crucial for several reasons. First and foremost, strong teams are more productive and innovative. Additionally, strong teams foster a positive culture and morale. When members feel supported, valued, and motivated, they are more likely to be engaged and committed to their goals. Moreover, strong teams can adapt more easily to change and overcome challenges.

Finally, strong teams contribute to organizational success. They can achieve goals more efficiently, deliver high-quality results, and drive innovation, ultimately helping the club to remain a positive and productive force in the community. Therefore, investing in team building and fostering strong relationships among team members is essential for any organization aiming for long-term success.

Chris Pettit, EC4

Description:

Club officers play a pivotal role in guiding the direction and success of their respective clubs. Setting goals as club officers is crucial for several reasons. Firstly, it provides a clear vision and direction for the club, ensuring that everyone is aligned and working towards common objectives. Secondly, setting goals empowers club officers to motivate and engage members. Additionally, setting goals enables club officers to evaluate the club’s performance and identify areas for improvement. Moreover, setting goals as club officers fosters accountability and responsibility.

Overall, setting goals as club officers is essential for creating a sense of purpose, direction, and cohesion within the club. It empowers officers to lead effectively, engage members, and work towards continuous improvement and success.

Michael Holian, DTM, PID

Description:

The Toastmasters Moments of Truth is a set of guiding principles designed to help clubs evaluate their effectiveness and make improvements. These moments serve as checkpoints to ensure that clubs are fulfilling their mission of providing a supportive and positive learning environment for members to develop communication and leadership skills.

The Moments of Truth include critical areas such as Membership Orientation, Fellowship, Membership Strength, Achievement Recognition, Club Communication, Program Planning, Meeting Organization, and Club Management. By assessing these areas, clubs can identify strengths and areas for improvement, leading to enhanced member experiences and club success.

Ultimately, the Moments of Truth serve as a roadmap for Toastmasters clubs to uphold high standards, foster member growth, and ensure the long-term vitality of the organization. Through regular reflection and action based on these principles, clubs can continuously strive for excellence in fulfilling their mission.

Joni Laidlaw, DTM

Description:

Yoodli is a powerful AI partner with Toastmasters International, designed to enhance the member experience and facilitate progress in the Toastmasters educational program. Yoodli serves as a valuable tool for members to track their progress, access resources, receive immediate feedback, and engage with the Toastmasters community, ultimately enhancing their learning experience and facilitating personal and professional development.

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More Elective  Sessions

Sara Mayer, DTM

Description:

Unlock peak performance with the 12 Week Year presentation, a game-changing approach to goal-setting and productivity, transforming yearly plans into powerful 12-week cycles for rapid success.

Sara Mayer, DTM

Description:

Celebrating our members and each other is a critical step in every club. This session will cover why we want to celebrate every piece of our members’ lives.

Ryan Berns, EC4

Description:

This session covers what the Distinguished Toastmaster award is and the steps Toastmasters need to take to achieve it.

Michael Millan, DTM

Description:

The requirements for coaching a club have recently changed, but it doesn’t have to be daunting. This session is going to cover all the information needed to successfully coach a club to success!

Amy Yackowski, VC1

Description:

How can you be a leader that is “just right” for your team? Amy Yackowski takes you on a journey to discover some tips and lessons learned on her path to shedding her “bossy boss” ways and become a transformational leader.

Lark Doley, DTM PIP

Description:

What inspires you? How do you inspire your club and members? In this session, Past International President Lark Doley talks about what inspires her and encourages the participants to inspire others.

Jon Hammond, DTM

Description:

What is that magic sauce that grows a robust, self sustaining club? Tune into this session and find out how you can create synergy, growth and passion and take your club from good to great!

Steve Feld, DTM

Description:

Steve Feld gives us an in-depth overview of creating a professional profile and a group/page for your club!

Dakota King, PM5

Description:

Are you looking to recruit more of a younger demographic into your Toastmasters club? This session will cover motivations and recruitment strategies for Millennials.

David Hopper, DTM

Description:

Why is the distinguished club program (DCP) important and how can it help your club? This presentation will give you an overview of the DCP, what it is and how you can use it to help your club be successful.

Jill Kipnes, DTM

Description:

It’s time to start to recruit next year’s executive committee members. Here are some tips, tricks, and tools to help you find your new leaders.

Emi Bauer, DTM

Description:

Open Houses are a great way to attract new members. This session will cover ways to plan, market, and execute an open house, either in person, virtually, or hybrid.

Sravanthi Vallampati, DTM

Description:

This session defines and discusses the types of bias and allows the viewer time to reflect on their own experiences.

Please submit a session evaluation after watching EACH required Elective session.

Step 4: Interactive Zoom Session for Real-Time Engagement (1 Required)

Estimated Time: 1 Hour 

Benefit from the collective wisdom of subject matter experts who have held your officer role before and fellow participants, fostering an environment where your leadership abilities flourish and reach new heights.

Please register for a live Zoom session. We recommend only 1 (one) role-specific session. If you are unable to attend any of your role-specific sessions, you can attend any that fit your schedule needs.

Zoom link for all sessions: https://arizona.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkdeusrDoiHtw8jMB8glhGvDawuRpTCmpH

President

Mon – 07/08/2024 – 7pm
Thur – 07/18/2024 – 8pm
Sat – 07/27/2024 – 9am
Sun – 08/04/2024 – 2pm

VP of Education

Thur – 07/11/2024 – 8pm
Sat – 07/20/2024 – 9am
Sun – 07/28/2024 – 2pm
Mon – 08/05/2024 – 7pm

VP of Membership

Sun – 07/14/2024 – 2pm
Mon – 07/22/2024 – 7pm
Thur – 08/01/2024 – 8pm
Sat – 08/10/2024 – 9am

VP of Public Relations

Sat – 07/13/2024 – 9am
Sun – 07/21/2024 – 2pm
Mon – 07/29/2024 – 7pm
Thur – 08/08/2024 – 8pm

Secretary / Treasurer / Sergeant at Arms

Mon – 07/15/2024 – 7pm
Thur – 07/25/2024 – 8pm
Sat – 08/03/2024 – 9am
Sun – 08/11/2024 – 2pm

Please submit an evaluation after attending a Live Zoom session.

Step 5: TLI Completion Form

Submit the Completion Form after completing ALL 4 STEPS above.

Thank you for participating in On-Demand TLI; please watch this leadership video to learn more about the next step on your journey to growing as a leader.

From Club Officer to Area Director: Your Toastmasters Journey (Not-Required)

Sara Mayer, DTM

Description:

This episode is dedicated to Toastmasters embarking on the journey from club member to club officer and beyond. Whether it’s your first time or with a renewed commitment, this script emphasizes the importance of setting goals, leveraging your leadership and communication skills, and preparing for future roles such as Area Director. The discussion includes practical advice on leadership development, event management, conflict resolution, and how to foster member engagement and growth. Additionally, it highlights the benefits of networking, utilizing resources, and the personal growth opportunities involved in pursuing the Distinguished Toastmaster Award. The speaker shares a personal story on the invaluable support and learning experiences gained from serving as an Area Director, encouraging members to consider their leadership journey within Toastmasters as a key component to both personal and professional success.

We are recruiting NOW for Area Director Positions. Join the Area Director Forum & Interviews on June 1st from 10-2. Register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwuc-GtrjIvH9SPfX2rYdt3mSlUd_1MG3Jv  Apply here https://forms.gle/dxdUnj88MyuGrtxs5