Education Program Manuals

Upon completion of any awards, please ask a current club officer to submit your application online. If no current officer has online access, mail OR fax (one method only please) the completed form to:

Member Services – Education Awards
Fax: 949-858-1207
Toastmasters International P.O. Box 9052, Mission Viejo, CA 92690

– CC (Application From)

Complete all 10 projects in the Competent Communication manual.

– CL (Application Form)

Complete all 10 projects in the Competent Leadership manual.

– AC (Application Form)

ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS MANUAL GUIDES (Credit: Richard Rettig, DTM)

  • ACB
    • Received Competent Communicator award (Or received Competent Toastmaster award)
    • Completed two Advanced Communication manuals. (Attach Project Completion Record from each manual.)
  • ACS
    • Received Advanced Communicator Bronze (Or received Able Toastmaster award or Advanced Toastmaster Bronze award)
    • Completed two Advanced Communication manuals. (Attach Project Completion Record from each manual.)
    • Conducted two presentations from The Better Speaker Series and/or The Successful Club Series. (Success/Communication, Success/Leadership, Youth Leadership workshops and The Leadership Excellence Series do not qualify.) Presentation date may not be one used previously.
      • [Tip of D5] The two presentations are module presentations.  You can follow the link to download them for free, or you can purchase the hard copy from TI.
      • [Tip of D5] The presentation is normally 15 minutes.  Consult your VPE to schedule accordingly.
  • ACG
    • Received Advanced Communicator Silver (Or received Able Toastmaster Bronze or Advanced Toastmaster Silver)
    • Completed two Advanced Communication manuals. (Attach Project Completion Record from each manual.)
    • Coordinated and conducted one Success/Communication, Success/Leadership or Youth Leadership workshop. (The Better Speaker Series, The Successful Club Series, and The Leadership Excellence Series do not qualify.) Presentation date may not be one used previously.
      • [Tip of D5] This workshop speeches are very long.  It might be impractical to conduct it in your club.  Look for special events held by advanced clubs to see how it’s done and schedule your presentation accordingly.
    • Coached a new member with his or her first three speeches

– AL (Application Form)

  • ALB
    • Achieved Competent Leader (CL)
    • Achieved Competent Communicator (CC) award (or achieved Competent Toastmaster award)
    • Served at least six months* as a club officer (president, vice president education, vice president membership, vice president public relations, secretary, treasurer, or sergeant at arms) and participated in the preparation of a Club Success Plan while serving in this office. (*You must have served as an officer from July 1 through December 31 or January 1 through June 30 to fulfill this requirement. Other six-month periods do not qualify. The six months must be completed at the time you submit this application.)
    • While serving in above officer term, participated in a district-sponsored club-officer training program.
    • Conducted two presentations from The Successful Club Series and/or The Leadership Excellence Series. (Success/Communication, Success/ Leadership, Youth Leadership and The Better Speaker Series do not qualify.) Presentation date may not be one used previously.
      • [Tip of D5] The two presentations are module presentations.  You can follow the link to download them for free, or you can purchase the hard copy from TI.
      • [Tip of D5] The presentation is normally 15 minutes.  Consult your VPE to schedule accordingly.
  • ALS
    • Received Advanced Leader Bronze award (or “old” Competent Leader award)
    • Served a complete term* (July 1 – June 30) as a district officer (*Term must be completed at the time you submit this application.)
    • Completed the High Performance Leadership program.
    • Served successfully as a
      • new club sponsor or
      • new club mentor or
      • club coach
  • DTM
    • Complete ACG
    • Complete ALS
    • DTM APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE A STREET ADDRESS, NOT A P. O. BOX MONTH YEAR REQUIRED FOR DTM
Q: What is LDREXC on the Educational Achievement page?
A: It’s HPL, one of the requirement for Advanced Leadership Silver (ALS)
Q: What is High Performance Leadership (HPL)?
An “action-learning” program that will help you to develop your leadership skills
  • Uses a 3 part learning process – study, action, and feedback
  • A 5 phase program which involves:
    • Recruiting a guidance committee
    • Choosing your objective / Setting Goals
    • Winning commitment to your objective from your team
    • Working the plan with your team
    • Analyzing and Presenting Results to the Guidance Committee, regularly
What are some projects that I can do for HPL?
  • Starting a club from the scratch
  • Running a district conference as a Conference Chairman or Conference Co-Chairman
  • Organizing a Youth Leadership Program
  • Organizing Speech Craft
  • Being a Contest Chair
  • A project at your workplace that involves a large team
  • Activities that you do as an Area / Division Director 
  • A project in our district and in your local community/church etc., involving a large team & any other project that is legal, ethical and socially responsible
Where can I find more information on HPL?
 
If you decide to complete an HPL Project for District 5 – you will receive a FREE HPL Kit from District 5.
How big should be my team?
HPL manual doesn’t call out a specific team size. However, your team size can be anywhere from 6 – 12 people.
Should the results of the project work be “successful” for me to claim for a HPL credit?
 
HPL manual emphasizes on the experience, process and procedure that you go through, than the “results” of your project. For example, if you start a project of raising $20,000  for your church and if you end up raising just $10,000 you can still claim a credit for your HPL, documenting your experiences and learning from the project.
Who should I have in my guidance committee?
 
You can have a mix of toastmasters and/or non-toastmasters who can who can guide you in your decisions and acknowledge the completion of the project.
What is the procedure to get HPL credit?
  • Meet with your guidance committee to go through the manual
  • Deliver a speech (mostly 5-7 minutes) in your club prior to the completion of the project of your choice.  This speech should be evaluated by a toastmaster.
  • Upon completion of the projection, deliver another speech (mostly 5-7 minutes) in your club about the lessons learned. This speech have to be evaluated by a toastmaster.
  • Your “guidance committee” members have to sign the application and provide their contact details.
  • Your VP Education has to mail the applications (the guidance committee signature page and the evaluation page of your 2nd speech) to Toastmasters International with your Membership # & club #. You’ll get credit for Leadership Excellence (towards your ALS).

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