Officer Training Status
What’s New in the Club Officer Training? On May 26, 2014 Toastmasters International announced a new Club Officer training format. Why you may ask? The education program will be changing in 2016 and to ensure a smooth transition it is extremely critical that the club officers are trained in ensuring club quality, the Distinguished Club Program, and the Club Success Plan. You help your club by being formally trained for your position. You also gain the opportunity to meet your district leaders and can network with other club officers in the same position – some with lots of experience and great ideas to share! Please bring your club leadership handbook with you when you attend training. If you don’t have a hardcopy of the club leadership handbook, a softcopy is available for download at http://www.toastmasters.org/CLH (logging into the website is not required).
Having a minimum of FOUR club officers trained for each term of service – July to December and January to June – will fulfill Goal #9 in the Distinguished Club Program (DCP). To ensure club quality and a successful club we highly encourage all SEVEN club officers are trained. As an additional bonus of having all SEVEN club officers trained your club will earn the prestigious 100% Club Officers Trained Ribbon for your banner!
IMPORTANT: All training of club officers will be at the designated District 5 Officer Training sites listed below. Any exceptions must be approved by Joyce Persichilli, Program Quality Director 2015-2016, before any training takes place. Only trainers approved by the district are authorized to train club officers at times or locations other than indicated in the schedule below.
* The deadline for the submission is June 30, 2015. To ensure the club officers receive credit for attending club officers training two things must occur: (1) the Club Officer List must be submitted to Toastmasters International*, and (2) the club officer must sign the training log for the office they hold and attend the full training session to receive credit.
- For planning purposes, all club officers should plan on spending at least 5 hours attending club officer training. All club officer session will last approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes.
- Club officers that hold the same office in multiple clubs can receive credit for both clubs by attending one training for the office Members that hold different club offices must attend training for each office held to receive credit for each office held.
- Club officer trainers, if training the club office that they hold, will receive credit for attending To ensure credit is received, training log must be signed.