TLI

2020 -2021 Winter TLI Sessions

Toastmasters Leadership Institute is a great opportunity for you to ramp up your own Toastmasters experience, learn and refresh, network and make new acquaintances and friends. Trained club officers are the best predictor of club success. Here are some other reasons to participate:

  • Free training on the nuts and bolts of your respective officer roles
    • Training helps your club meet Goal #9 of the Distinguished Club Program
      • Engaging and Informative Optional/Elective Sessions
      • Virtual Networking with other Toastmaster members

The winter season of Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) club officer training runs from December 2020 through February 2021. Lots of TLI events are being scheduled in nearby Washington, Maryland, and Virginia, so everyone is certain to find at least one that is perfectly convenient to them.

Remember, club officers must attend a second 2-hour session for their specific club officer role that started July 1, 2020. If you attend a session outside of District 36, please make certain that you identify yourself, your club office, your club, and your District (ours is District 36) wherever you take your training.

Besides “core training,” a lot of general-interest courses will be offered on such topics as effective evaluations, spice up your meetings with themes, how to navigate pathways, and so on – so TLI events are valuable for everyone, not just the club officers!

Here are the already-scheduled TLI events. We’ll keep this list as up-to-date as possible.

Tips for Virtual TLI

  • For officers, please read your officer manual prior to attending classes. Download a copy from the Toastmasters International Website.
    • Be sure to pre-register. Make sure you provide your club number and district number. If you hold the same position in multiple clubs, be sure to indicate that on the online registration form.
      • Plan to join early to prepare for the virtual training and address any possible technical issues prior to the start of the meeting.
        • Make sure you are in a quiet space without interruptions and/or background noise.
          • Be an active listener.
            • Share your experiences and participate in class discussions.
            • Encourage other officers to attend.