Workshops to help youth develop communication and leadership skills
Every young person has the potential to become a good communicator and leader, but this potential needs to be developed. The Youth Leadership Program’s unique eight-session, the workshop-style design enables participants to develop this potential through practical experience. The Youth Leadership Program is a workshop consisting of eight one- to two-hour sessions that enable young people to develop communication and leadership skills through practical experience. The program is presented during or after school, or on weekends.
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, leadership skills, and individual needs. Participants learn to:
- Overcome nervousness when speaking before an audience
- Organize and present ideas logically and convincingly
- Listen carefully to others’ ideas
- Offer advice to help others improve their speaking and leadership skills
- Participate in – and even lead – group discussion or meetings
Participants increase their self-confidence as they learn. They also make new friends and have fun. Toastmasters is an enjoyable learning experience!
Participants enjoy hands-on, experiential learning
The Youth Leadership Program is a workshop consisting of eight one- to two-hour sessions that enable participants to develop communication and leadership skills through practical experience. The program is presented during or after school, or on weekends. Participants will learn to:
- Evaluating their own speaking ability
- Prepare and deliver speeches
- Give impromptu talks
- Controlling their voice, vocabulary and gestures
- Give constructive feedback and more
Each Youth Leadership Program group is limited to 25 people. Youth range from 12-17 years of age. Participants are selected by the sponsoring Toastmasters club or by a cooperating organization (such as a school etc.).
A local Toastmasters club serves as a sponsor and provides a volunteer Toastmasters coordinator to present the program. The workshop and workbooks are free. There is no charge to participate in the program. The volunteer coordinator and an assistant attend each meeting, where they will lead the presentations. Meetings generally follow a format similar to that of an adult Toastmasters club meeting, including an announced agenda, practice in parliamentary procedure, and the selection of presiding officers.
For information, please contact Elton Brown at YLP@Toastmasters60.com