Club Officer Training

Why Not Me?

Each of us brings a unique set of abilities and perspectives which helps to make us stronger as a group. Join us for 2019 Winter Club Officer Training. Grow your abilities as a club leader and to learn how to help others develop their leadership abilities and lifting us all to heights we might not have even imagined. REGISTRATION IS OPEN. CLICK HERE.



To access presentations/handouts from July 14 training, click here.



Tentative Agenda:

7:45 am Registration Opens – Continental Breakfast

8:30 am Call to Order

8:45 am General Session – Open Houses

10:00 am Club Officer Breakout Sessions

11:30 am Networking Break and Refreshments

11:50 pm General Session – Pathways

12:30 pm District Announcements

12:45 pm Adjourn

12:45 pm Networking Break – Refreshments

1:00 pm District Executive Committee Meeting


General Session: Successful Open Houses
Glenda Teams Edwards, DTM, IPDD

Keys to a Successful Open House
Do you want to dramatically increase membership in your Toastmasters Club? A “KNOCKOUT!” Open House can be your ticket to bringing the guests in that you need to make it happen. Glenda’s presentation will focus on the five key elements needed to hold a successful Open House. Bring your thinking caps. This will be an interactive session.

About Glenda: Glenda has been a Toastmasters for nearly 13 years. While working with the Bissell Companies, in Charlotte, NC, self-improvement and education was highly encouraged. During her employment there, Glenda joined Queen City Toastmasters in December 2005 and in 2007, Glenda co-founded Ballantyne Toastmasters, the 1st club in the Ballantyne Park, and in 2009 founded the High Country Toastmasters. Since then, she has been instrumental in helping over 20 clubs charter. In 2009, she received the “Helen Yandle Award” for Outstanding Club President.

During the last twelve years, she has served in various district roles and currently serves as the Immediate Past District 37 Director. Glenda is currently a member of People Growing Together and Advanced Toastmasters of Asheville. She will receive her 3rd DTM this year.

Glenda’s biggest goal is to share with the members the life lessons and growth opportunities Toastmasters has given to her for the last twelve years.

General Session: Pathways Learning Experience: The Toastmasters Education Program
Brett Aristegui, CC, CL, Bob Johnson, ACB, ALB and Marci Antion, IP1, CC

As club members begin to work through Pathways, it is imperative that all club officers have the knowledge and tools to support them. This presentation will help club officers get up to speed on Pathways vocabulary, understand what Pathways is and why it was developed, and learn the basics of getting started. We will challenge club officers: What can you do in your club to support the success of the Toastmasters education program?


Toastmaster – Josh Dilly, ACB, ALS

About Josh: Josh Dilly is the 2018-2019 Division A Director and President of South Hills Toastmasters.  An IT Product Manager and Business Analyst by profession, Josh is an avid networker and personal development enthusiast.  Josh enjoys helping others who strive for success.


Why Not Me? Register Here

What is Club Officer Training?

Club Officer Training is where Toastmasters from across the district come together to network, share ideas, and be inspired. It’s where newly-elected club officers receive training on how to best serve their clubs. And it’s where any Toastmaster can expand skill sets as a communicator and a leader with additional educational sessions. COT is not only for the current club leaders — it is for anyone who may be interested in becoming a club officer in the future or those club members who just want to learn more about our wonderful organization!

All districts rely on club officers to conduct the Toastmasters program and keep their clubs healthy and successful. If these clubs are to be successful, the officers need knowledge and tools. Club officer training provides the knowledge and tools. Trained club officers can result in more satisfied members, more exciting club meetings, more new members, more Distinguished Clubs and more Distinguished Districts.

Who Should Attend

Every Toastmaster can benefit from attending a Club Officer Training! Even if you’re not serving as a club officer this term, “electives” are being offered that cover a variety of topics you’re sure to find of interest. Regardless of whether you’re a club officer, you are welcome to attend, join in the fun, and meet the leaders and future leaders of your district. A club must have 4 officers trained at both the summer and winter COTs to achieve a DCP (Distinguished Club Program) point.

When is Club Officer Training?

The winter COTs are held in January and the summer COTs are held in June/July.