District 26 - Serving Colorado, Wyoming and Western Nebraska

Toastmasters Leadership Institute

Thank you for accepting the challenge and excitement of serving as a Club Officer for the 2023-24 program year. If serving once again as a seasoned officer, welcome back. Join us online as we prepare, plan, and collaborate with one another  to

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:
  • Round  1: June 1 – August 31
  • Round 2: November 1 – February 28 (or 29)
  • At least four officers must be trained each period to earn Distinguished Club Program goal #9 credit, but we encourage all seven (7)  officers to attend.

You must train for the club officer position that you were elected or appointed to.

Toastmasters requires 4 hours  club officers training.  Please plan to stay from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM to receive credit for your club(s).      

  Here is an opportunity for you to learn more about your particular office, as well as learn from very knowledgeable Toastmasters colleagues. This is the premier educational opportunity for both club officers and any Toastmasters member to come together to network, share ideas, and be inspired. This Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI)  is the only one being offered for Round 2 of Club Officers’ Training.  It’s where club officers receive training on how to best serve their clubs, and all Toastmasters can expand their skills as communicators and leaders with additional educational sessions.  For 2024, with our District’s participation in the  90 day Global Advertising Campaign, this TLI is timely for our clubs to  learn how to use Speechcraft as an additional resource to attract and retain members.  Club Officer Role Breakout Sessions will take place following the keynote speaker’s presentation. 


!  Online TLI – January 27, 2024 – 9:00 AM MST

Register today – click here.

Session Handout


Keynote Speaker: Sheryl Roush, DTM, PDG, AS, CVP

How to Attract New Members and Retain Existing Members

Interactive Virtual Seminar (Sheryl) 90 minutes, including Q&A

Do you want to attract guests and new members to your Club?
… re-energize your current members?
… or launch a new Club?


This TLI educational session is IDEAL for members and officers to attend – especially if your Club has less than 15 members attending your regular meetings. Your members may also need to lead this project to earn their Distinguished Toastmaster award (DTM).

 With the Global Advertising Campaign starting on  January 8 and  Talk Up Toastmasters starting in February, this information and ideas will help launch your success!

Considered to be “A Club’s #1 Membership Building Tool” Speechcraft is a blended learning program for non-members interested in building their communication and public speaking skills.

Discover ways to keep your Club healthy, by hosting a Speechcraft series inside the Club. Your members can also conduct a program in the community, or even host a series to help launch a program inside a Corporation.

In this engaging session, you will discover:

  • What Speechcraft is, and how it will benefit your Club and Members
  • How to plan, kick-off and market an effective Speechcraft series
  • Tips to attract Guests, and how to convert them into Members

** Session includes handouts, sample flyers/text, and planning worksheets.

REGISTER for the session, even if you cannot attend, in order to receive the handout.

2 Half-hour Enrichment Sessions will take place prior to  Club Officer Sessions.

  • You get to choose 2 of the ½ hour training sessions.
  • Members will return to the main room to choose their next breakout session.



Keith Horowitz/ Carol Walker Lopez
Promote your Club Mary Hoftiezer
Ideation Creation Karen McGrath
Stepping into district leadership James Gable

8:00 AM MT  – ZOOM will open for presenters for A/V check, etc.

8:30 AM MT  –  Attendees are allowed into ZOOM meeting to Re-name Yourself in Zoom (include your role) Example: E Sandy Chen [for VP Education]

9:00 AM MT  –  TLI starts Promptly

9:05 AM MT / 10:30 AM MT.  Interactive Session begins

    Renaming  Abbreviations [to receive DCP credit]:

    P = President

    E = VP Education

    PR = VP Public Relations

    M = VP Membership

    T = Treasurer

    Sec = Secretary

    SAA = Sergeant at Arms

    C      = Combo [session for officers serving in more than one position and/or in more than one club]

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