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: December 1 – February 28 (or 29)
  • At least four officers must be trained each period to earn DCP goal #9 credit.

If you would like more information regarding 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, please click here for guidelines.

Members are invited to attend the most convenient TLI

Online Registration:

Club Officers, volunteers, trainers and guests, please click HERE to register. We need accurate counts for planning.

Educational Speakers:

If you would like to submit a proposal please click TLI Educational Sessions Request Form


Thank-you to Richard Peck for presenting at our TLI on July 13, 2019!

Denver/Foothills/Metro/Urban/Western TLI Keynote Speaker, July 13, 2019:


Candidate’s Office: International President-Elect

Region Number: 9

Toastmasters member since: 2006

Education: BSEE, Fairfield University (2009), MBA – International Business, University of Texas at Dallas (2004)

Employer and/or position: AT&T

Served as district governor of district number: 53

Term of service: 2011-2012


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 Institue:

  • Event Chairs: See contact information below for specific TLI contacts
  • Program Quality Director Elect: Jacqueline Smith,

Dress Code for Events:

Business casual preferred.

TLI Food Menu:

Light snacks, coffee and water provided

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

Eastern Division

Saturday July 20, 2019
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

UCHealth Medical Center
2500 Rocky Mountain Ave,
Loveland, CO 80538

MCR has requested that participants carpool as much as possible and park at the back of the main lot so the close parking spaces can be available for patients and hospital visitors. Thank you for honoring their request.

Set Up: 7:30am
Registration: 8:00am
Training: 8:30am
Clean Up: 1:00pm

Capacity: 80

2019-20 Eastern Division Director
Sarah Beasley

Denver/Foothills/Metro/Urban/Western Divisions   COMPLETED!

Saturday, July 13, 2019
Time: 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Anschutz Medical Campus, Education 2 South Building, 13121 East 17th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045
Rooms reserved 1102, 1307, 1308, 2201, 2206, 2304, 2305, and 2306

Setup: 7:00am
Registration: 7:30am
Training: 8:00am
Clean Up: 1:00pm

Capacity: 400

2019-20 Metro Division Director
Jeff Ruiz




Southern Division

Saturday, July 20, 2019
8:00AM to 1:00 PM

First United Methodist, 420 North Nevada Ave. Colorado Spring
Registration: 8:00am
Training: 8:30am
Clean-up: 1:00pm

Capacity: 150

Southern Division TLI Chair
Deb Horowitz

OR 2019-20 Southern Division Director
Bonnie Ann Smith

Northern Division (Completed)

Saturday, June 15, 2019
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Laramie County Community
College, ARP Building
1400 E College Drive
Cheyenne, WY 82007

Set up: 8:00am
Registration: 8:30am
Training: 9:00am-12:00pm

Capacity: 50

2018-19 Northern Division Director
Janice Haldi
2019-20 Northern Division Director
Dave Dawson

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

District Director – Elect, Mike Akins,

Program Quality Director – Elect, Jacqueline Smith,

Club Growth Director, – Elect, Victoria Cox,

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