District 26 - Serving Colorado, Wyoming and western Nebraska

Toastmasters Leadership Institute

Congratulations on becoming a newly elected officer for your Toastmasters club. This is indeed an exciting and very rewarding journey. Here is an opportunity for you learn more about your particular office, as well as learn from very knowledgeable Toastmasters colleagues.
We offer four major Toastmasters Leadership Institutes (TLIs) to train club officers. However, the reality is that all club officers cannot attend them, so we also offer smaller Club Officer Trainings (COTs). Though the training is specific to club officers, all Toastmasters are invited to attend to learn about the various roles.
The club officer training periods are:
  • Period 1: June 1 – August 31
  • Period 2: November 1 – February 28 (or 29)
  • At least four officers must be trained each period to earn DCP goal #9 credit.

Details on upcoming trainings are posted below.

If you would like more information any D26 evnts, including dates, times and locations for TLIs and COTs, please visit the D26 calendar at . If you are a district officer planning a TLI and/or COT, 2019-2020 D26 COT Guidelines.

Upcoming TLIs dates are Saturday, July 11, 2020, 8am-1pm and Saturday, July 18, 2020, 8am-1pm.”  Both TLI events are virtual and have a capacity of 450 participants.  Updated registration is listed below.

Educational Breakout Sessions

Prior to registration you will need to select which educational session you would like to attend so we can get you into the correct room during the zoom meeting.

July 11th TLI

Educational 1: Mike Raffety Being coached, as a club. From asking for help, using the coach to succeed, and taking that success beyond the 2 years.

Educational 2: Linda Rhea Re-energize, she will be giving participants ideas to add interest and fun to club meetings.

Educational 3: Rob Christeson Re-engaging, he will be discussing bringing guests into the club.

Educational 4: Harold Osmundson Rejuvenating, not getting burned out or minimizing it if already burned out.

Educational 5: Trixie Hunter-Merrill

July 11th registration link


July 18th TLI

Educational 1: Sheryl Roush Using Toastmasters in business, her 10 essentials for business.

Educational 2: Maurice DiMino “How to Sell Toastmasters to TM about TM”

Educational 3: Roberta Perry On communicating throughout the organization.

Educational 4: Floy Westermeier Officer roles outside of the club.

Educational 5: Gretchen Vaughn and Mike Akins Will be discussing Free-Toast-Host and Easy Speak.

July 18th registration link

Club officers and guests, please attend the most convenient Toastmaster Leadership Institute (TLI) listed below. The Club Leadership Handbook may be found by clicking Please download and read the handbook as they are no longer printed in accordance with Toastmasters International guidelines. Training will commence 30 minutes after doors open.

TLIs are a great place to network, learn, and share ideas with other club officers. What can you expect?

  • Learn club officer roles and responsibilities
  • Learn how to build or rebuild clubs
  • Earn credit towards your club’s Distinguished Club Program goal #9
  • Learn new topics during elective educational sessions

Contacts for Toastmaster Leadership Institute:

  • Event Chairs: See contact information below for specific TLI contacts
  • Program Quality Director: Victoria Cox

Dress Code for Events:

Business casual preferred.

A typical agenda is:
District Leader welcome
Keynote speaker
General training topic
Club officer training
Share best practices
Educational breakout sessions

We look forward to seeing you at one of the upcoming
Toastmasters Leadership Institutes.

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