D25 Winter Toastmaster Leadership Institute (TLI)

D25 Winter Toastmaster Leadership Institute (TLI)

It is the time for officers, new or experienced, to come and be recharged, energized, and motivated. Come be a part of the fun filled learning experience. You’ll receive tools and tips to share with your club and earn club DCP credit. Club officer classes and elective sessions are available for officers and/or any member who wishes to broaden their knowledge.

General session:
75 minutes where you will participate in a fun interactive discussion. You will be provided with valuable information and takeaways to help ensure that you and your fellow club officers are part of a healthy team that will enhance the success of each of your club members. This is a mandatory session for all club officers.

Supplemental officer training:
If you hold more than one officer role, you can attend combined officer training. This session will cover club success but will not go into specifics for any one particular officer role. This session, the General Session and the Individual Club Officer Session are mandatory if you desire to obtain credit for all officer roles you hold.

Training dates, times and location:
Jan 05 Mr. Cooper Speaks/Nationstar (Dallas), 6p – 9p
Jan 14 Stacy Furniture (Grapevine), 1p – 6p
Jan 20 Peterbilt (Denton), 8a – 2p
Jan 27 Texas Wesleyan (Ft. Worth), 8a – 2p
Feb 01 IBM (Coppell), 6p – 9p
Feb 03 Abilene Main Library (Abilene), 9a – 4p
Feb 10 Baylor University (Waco), 8a – 2p
Feb 10 United Regional Hospital (Wichita Falls), 10a – 2p

The posted schedule is subject to change. Please check the D25 website for details.

Judges Training: Attend this training to become a certified contest judge. A huge number of trained judges are needed to fill the contest matrix for district speech contests. Learning what judges are looking for can be beneficial for contestants and those who wonder, “Why did that speech win?” Trained judges needing re-certification should attend the first hour of training.
Offered Jan 20, 27, Feb 3
Chief Judge Training: This is your opportunity to explore the duties of a Chief Judge. You will learn the ins and outs of the judging procedures of a contest. Attending this training qualifies you to serve as a Chief Judge at speech contests.
Offered Jan 20.
Contest Success: Whether you are a planning a contest or are a contestant, this session will provide valuable tips for success. Learn how to prepare for a successful quality contest. In addition, a previous D25 Tall Tales winner will share his experiences & tips.
Offered TBA
Club Coaching: A leadership role helping an established but faltering club to return to success. A club coach is a person that can help a club rebuild over the next year. Learn techniques to assist a club in becoming a distinguished club.
Offered Jan 27.
Characteristics of an Effective Leader: Learn the techniques and dynamics for conducting a meeting in ANY group. This is a session that is open to all members. Materials presented are from the Success/Leadership program.
Offered Jan 20
Mentoring: What does it mean to be a mentor? What information should you share with your mentee? How much time is normally involved in being a mentor? What educational tools would be a valuable resource for you as a mentor? Mentoring is an opportunity to grow personally as you help a fellow member begin (or improve upon) their Toastmasters journey. CL credit is also available to a mentor.
Offered Jan 20
The Art of Effective Evaluation: Whether you are the evaluator or the one who is being evaluated, there is much to be found in a quality evaluation. Come and find out what benefits can be included in an evaluation and how you can grow in listening and leadership skills through evaluation.
Offered Jan 14 and Jan 27.

The posted Electives are subject to change. Visit the District 25 website training section to pre-register for the classes you want to attend. Please check the D25 website for details.

Felicia Humphrey
Training Chair