District 60 offers many opportunities to expand your leadership skills and practice techniques and approaches that are highly transferable to your work and career. The projects you complete along the way can often be used to complete a Path assignment, and/or help you in achieving your Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award.
These roles represent a golden opportunity to further develop a whole range of skills including team building, motivation, active listening, delegation, time management, transformational thinking, etc. Below are some of those opportunities and whom to contact for more details.
District Director Team
The Area Director is a critical role within the District as they are the direct liaison between the District and the clubs. Area Directors work closely with their assigned clubs (between 4 & 6) and their Division Directors in supporting their clubs in creating the best possible member experience.
Training and support are comprehensive, and being an Area Director will earn you a district leadership credit towards your DTM award.
Program Quality Team
For further details on any of these roles, please email Andrew Horberry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next year’s D60 Conference will be held May 6 and 7, and we need a Conference Chair to co-ordinate the multiple activities. Reporting to our Program Quality Director (PQD), you’d ideally:
- Have, or want to develop, great organisational skills including prioritisation, setting agendas, and running meetings with multiple participants.
- Work well with a very wide range of personality types, and be able to motivate all of them to take on sub-projects and deliver on time.
- Have experience of what makes a great conference, in-person, on-line and hybrid.
You don’t have to create content or determine presenters for the conference – that’s the task of the PQD and a team of experts.
In 2023, the annual International Speech Contest will run at Club, Area, Division and District levels as we discover our outstanding entrant for the quarter finals – who may then go on to become the World Champion of Public Speaking. We’re also considering running Evaluation and Table Topics contests, which would culminate at the District level during the annual conference. Reporting to our PQD, you’d ideally:
- Be familiar with the updated Speech Contest Rulebook, and therefore confident in advising Area and Division Directors on how to run their contests.
- Enjoy the challenge of helping all levels find the contest officials they need.
- Have time to present 5-7 minute speeches at D60 clubs on the importance of the contests and the benefits of participating.
The only contests you have to run directly are the District level finals.
Membership Retention Chair:
This year, we want to put as strong a focus on retaining our existing members as we do on recruiting new ones. We have some great existing tools (e.g. Stagetime), and may need to invent some others. Reporting to our PQD, you’d ideally:
- Be curious as to what persuades some members to renew faithfully, and why others drop out.
- Enjoy the challenge of promoting existing tools, revamping them where necessary, and leading teams to develop new ones.
- Be determined to monitor the success of all initiatives, to enable us to focus our energy on the ones that are most productive.
Club Growth Team
Please contact David Veights at email@example.com for more information on any of these roles.
Club Growth Director David Veights is looking for Toastmasters who want to take their game to the next level. David is looking to fill three roles on the Club Growth Team to further build new clubs and support all clubs in achieving excellence in District 60. The roles, including brief descriptions are:
Club Extension Chair:
- Follow-up with Leads from Toastmasters International.
- Coordinate Demonstration Meetings.
- Assist with Club Chartering.
Club Quality Chair:
- Coordinate Club Mentors for New Clubs.
- Coordinate with PQD Team for promoting quality club meetings.
New Club Research Chair:
- Market Analysis of new club growth.
- Outreach to potential new customers (leads).
Help a club with 12 members or less to recover. Successful completion of this role also counts toward the Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award. Details may be found at the Club Coach webpage.
What is needed for any of the these roles? Consider these attributes:
- A passion for the Toastmasters Program.
- A willingness to learn.
- A desire to grow.
No prior experience is needed! Training will be provided by Toastmasters experienced in these roles.