Education & Training Committee

The Education and Training Committee is responsible for all aspects of education and training within the district.

  • Promote and support quality club programming efforts

  • Promote the Toastmasters’ education program: Pathways

  • Promote the Distinguished Club Program

  • Provide and promote training for all club officers
  • Supervise and coordinate district-wide speech contests
  • Plan and execute the annual District Conference

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The annual District Conference is an exciting educational and networking event for District members. It is held annually in the month of May. The purpose of the District Conference is to:

  • Provide a venue for the District Business Meeting
  • Provide a venue for District Speech Contests
  • Provide communication and leadership training opportunities that support the district mission
  • Provide opportunities for networking and the exchange of ideas
  • Recognize and celebrate member, club, and District accomplishments

The Conference Chair oversees the work of the committees and sub-committees and coordinates efforts that lead to a fun and enriching conference experience.

District Contest Manager

The District Contest Manager provides training and resources for all speech contests; and is charged with managing the District speech contests. The District Contest Manager serves as the District expert on speech contest management, the first line of contact for members with questions on speech contest processes, agendas, and contest non-judging forms/documents.

Contest Management Chair

District Chief Judge

The District Chief Judge provides training, resources and oversight for all speech contests. The District Chief Judge:

  • 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

  • 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 our annual Conference

District Chief Judge

Distinguished Club Program

The Distinguished Club Program (DCP) Chair promotes the Distinguished Club Program and assists club leadership with understanding how to develop and execute a Club Success Plan (CSP). The chair oversees this process and serves as a resource for club officers. The chair creates and promotes incentives for clubs actively working their Club Success Plan and achieving distinguished status.

Distuingished Toastmaster Program

The Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) Chair serves as a resource for district members seeking to complete an HPL project or in developing their DTM project. They also promote the Speechcraft and Youth Leadership programs, serving as a resource for members engaging as program coordinators. For Information on each item please see below

HPL/DTM Project

The HPL project is required for: Effective Coaching, Innovative Planning, Persuasive Influence, Motivational Strategies and as an elective for other Level 5 projects. The DTM project is required for all Pathways and utilizes the HPL format to organize the project.

The purpose of the Distinguished Toastmaster project or the High Performance Leadership (HPL) project is to apply your leadership and planning knowledge to develop a project plan, organize a guidance committee, lead others, and execute your plan with the help of a team. The DTM or HPL project can be any project chosen by the leader.

Youth Leadership

Every young person has the potential to become a good communicator and leader, but this potential needs to be developed. The program’s unique eight-session, workshop-style design enables participants to develop this potential through practical experience.

The program is not in competition with school programs or courses, or other established youth projects. Instead, it’s a supplement to these programs, providing emphasis on specialized speaking and leadership skills, and individual needs.

The Youth Leadership Program is structured as an eight session delivery model, assuming each session is 90 -120 minutes in length. Learn more about the Youth Leadership Program


The Speechcraft digital experience was created for experienced members to help others become Speechcrafters—essentially the best communicators they can be! You will be given materials to help you recruit five people and be the coordinator of a four-, six- or eight-session Speechcraft event that will boost your participants’ confidence and improve their communication, public speaking and leadership skills—all within the safe Toastmasters environment. Plus, Toastmasters members who become coordinators can earn DTM credit!

Education Chair

The Education Chair promotes Pathways and assists with club questions and training on the Toastmasters education program.

Toastmasters Leadership Institute

Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) is offered to the members of District 3 bi-annually, in the winter and summer months. Its main purpose is to train and equip club officers to lead their respective clubs to success! By attending TLI, club officers will learn the tools needed to not only help them carryout the Toastmasters mission in their clubs, but also grow personally and professionally.

The TLI chair is responsible for collaboratively working with other members to organize registration, develop curriculum, and plan successful training events.

Visit the TLI Webpage