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Providing effective training for club
officers is one of the most critical parts of your district’s mission.
Without properly trained officers, clubs cannot meet members’ needs or
introduce the benefits of Toastmasters to others.
Districts should promote and market club-officer training as a vital means
to develop leaders. Encourage maximum attendance and participation at these
sessions. Training events should be included as part of your district
calendar and be promoted to clubs.
Club officers must be trained by authorized district representatives in a
live training session. While audiovisual aids may be used to enhance
training, they may not be the sole method of training. For example, club
officers who simply view a videotape that describes their responsibilities
are not considered trained, even if the videotape was provided by a district
Second training is valuable
Every district's second round of club-officer training starts in December.
While club officers (and even some district officers) may see this as
redundant, the truth is that second training can be an opportunity to offer
your district's club officers that extra information and practice they need
to create even greater success for the district as a whole. This is
especially true if you use evaluations from previous trainings to update and
adapt the information you offer.
Well-planned training that provides innovative learning opportunities and
meets participants' needs will result in better performing clubs and higher
attendance at future training. Because of this, your district is encouraged
to recognize individuals for participation in or completion of training.
However, your district may not create any educational awards, including
degrees or diplomas, nor may it create awards or programs that certify
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