District 26 - Serving Colorado, Wyoming and Western Nebraska

If your goal is to be a Distinguished Toastmaster under the traditional program, please read on.

Toastmasters International has provided a transition period to complete any educational level, from Competent Communicator up to DTM.

Below are some important requirements to achieve that goal

The Advanced Leader/DTM award application is here
Your DTM application must be submitted by 6/30/20
All awards must have been completed and posted by 6/30/20
WHQ will incorporate your coaching and/or district officer role once completed 6/30/20

Typically, the Advanced Leader Silver (ALS) is the last award to complete for your DTM.

Key requirements in the ALS award are:

Complete High Performance Leadership Project (HPL)
Serve one year as a District Officer:
District, Program Quality or Club Growth Director (elected)
Administration, Finance or Public Relations Manager (appointed)
Division Director (8 elected)
Area Director (43 appointed)

Nominations for District officer positions are open until 3/15/19. To learn more, click here.

Coach, Sponsor or Mentor a club

Club Coach Program changes announced 1/5/19 by Lark Doley, International President:

“As you know, the club coach program provides critical support to clubs that are struggling and need long-term outside help to raise their membership and level of excellence. Successful club coaches traditionally receive credit toward the ALS or DTM award for their service as a coach. In addition, the ALS award also requires one year of service as a district officer.

But starting now, successful club coaches will also be credited with service as a district officer. This means successful club coaches will complete two of the ALS/DTM requirements rather than one. Club coaches will still have two years to help clubs become distinguished—all of this year and through the 2019-2020 program year.

You may have members in your district who doubted their ability to achieve the traditional DTM award by June 30, 2020—this revised club coach program facilitates this.”

If interested in being a club coach, sponsor or mentor, please contact Jacqueline Smith, DTM, Club Growth Director at cgd1819[at]

We look forward to your success.

Disclaimer: Please confirm your specific requirements with WHQ at 720-439-5050 or educationprogram[at]

Program Quality Director 2018-19
District 26 Toastmasters

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