Become a District Leader and Take Your Toastmasters Journey to the Next Level

As a member of District 108 of Toastmasters International, you have the opportunity to take your leadership skills and communication abilities to the next level by serving as a District leader. By serving in this role, you will not only be able to fulfill the organization’s mission of empowering individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders, but you will also have the chance to improve your own leadership style and make a positive impact on the lives of other members.

The tools and resources provided by Toastmasters International, as well as the training and experience you will gain as a District leader, will help you develop valuable skills such as teaching and training, delegating, organizing, and team building. You will also have the chance to improve your command of the English language, as District communication is conducted in English. Additionally, serving as a District leader will earn you credit towards achieving your Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) designation.

We are now accepting applications for District leaders for the Toastmasters year 2023-2024. If you are interested in applying, or if you know someone who may be a good fit for this role, please visit the link provided to learn more about the application process. Applications will be accepted until midnight CET on February 19, 2023. Don’t miss this opportunity to take your Toastmasters journey to the next level and make a meaningful contribution to the organization.

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Distric Leadership Roles:

District Director

As the District Director, you are responsible for directly overseeing and managing the DistrictÔÇÖs day-to-day operations, finances, and human resources. Fortunately, you have a team of District leaders to help you fulfill these responsibilities. You must empower your District leadership team to work together toward the District mission, while supporting each one in his or her development as a leader. Together with your District leadership team, you participate in District Leader Training, Mid-year Training, and online tutorials. To serve as District Director, you must have served at least six consecutive months as a Club President and at least 12 consecutive months as a Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, Division Director, or a combination thereof at the time you take office. Additionally, at the time of taking office, an elective officer must have been an active member of a Toastmasters club in good standing for the entire preceding 12 months, or has been a member for 12 consecutive months within that past three (3) years, in the District in which the officer shall serve. A member may only be a candidate for elective office in one (1) District at any given time. A member may only serve in one position within any District. A District Director may not be re-elected to the same office for a succeeding term.

Program Quality Director

As the Program Quality Director, you are responsible for all aspects of education and training within the District. This includes supporting quality club programming efforts, promoting the Distinguished Club Program, and planning and executing the District conference. Together with your District leadership team, you participate in District Leader Training, Mid-year Training, and online tutorials. To be Program Quality Director, you must have served at least six consecutive months as Club President and at least 12 consecutive months as a Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, Division Director, or Area Director. Once you serve as Program Quality Director for a full year, you may not be re-elected to the same office for a succeeding term. Additionally, at the time of taking office, an elective officer must have been an active member of a Toastmasters club in good standing for the entire preceding 12 months or has been a member for 12 consecutive months within that past three (3) years, in the District in which the officer shall serve. A member may only be a candidate for elective office in one (1) District at any given time. A member may only serve in one position within any District. A Program Quality Director may not be re-elected to the same office for a succeeding term.

Club Growth Director

As the Club Growth Director, you are responsible for all aspects of marketing, club-building, and member- and club-retention efforts within the District. This includes defining an overall marketing strategy for the District, developing outreach and retention efforts with existing community and corporate clubs, and penetrating new markets. Additionally, the Club Growth Director supports challenged clubs and helps them to become Distinguished. Together with your District leadership team, you participate in District Leader Training, Mid-year Training, and online tutorials. To be Club Growth Director, you must have served at least six consecutive months as Club President and at least 12 consecutive months as a Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, Division Director, or Area Director. Once you serve as Club Growth Director for a full year, you may not be re-elected to the same office for a succeeding term. Additionally, at the time of taking office, an elective officer must have been an active member of a Toastmasters club in good standing for the entire preceding 12 months, or has been a member for 12 consecutive months within that past three (3) years, in the District in which the officer shall serve. A member may only be a candidate for elective office in one (1) District at any given time. A member may only serve in one position within any District. A Club Growth Director may not be re-elected to the same office for a succeeding term.

Public Relations Manager

As the Public Relations Manager, you are responsible for coordinating publicity efforts in the District. By establishing and maintaining lines of communication between the District and its members, as well as between the District and the public, you work to increase awareness of Toastmasters through all available media. The Public Relations Manager may be elected or appointed at the will of the District Director, subject to the approval of the District Executive Committee and confirmation by the District Council. You are eligible for re-election or re-appointment for one succeeding term only.

Administration Manager

As the Administration Manager, you are responsible for maintaining the historical records of the District, recording and distributing meeting minutes, and otherwise maintaining accurate, timely records of District business. The Administration Manager may be elected or appointed at the will of the District Director, subject to the approval of the District Executive Committee and confirmation by the District Council. You are eligible for re-election or re-appointment for one succeeding term only. The office of Administration Manager and Finance Manager may be combined.

Finance Manager

As the Finance Manager, you are tasked with the fiscal oversight and management of the District. The Finance Manager works closely with the District Director, Program Quality Director, and Club Growth Director to ensure that the District is making cost-effective decisionsÔÇöwithin policyÔÇöthat result in effective fiscal management. The Finance Manager should have knowledge of accounting and be acquainted with the handling of financial matters. The Finance Manager may be elected or appointed at the will of the District Director, subject to the approval of the District Executive Committee and confirmation by the District Council. You are eligible for re-election or re-appointment for one succeeding term only. The office of Administration Manager and Finance Manager may be combined.

Division Director

As Division Director, your job is to lead and support the Division through the supervision and support of the Area Directors. One of your primary goals as Division Director is to ensure that each club achieves its mission and fulfills its responsibilities to its members. To achieve this, you coordinate Division activities, set Division goals, and assist in the training of Area and club leaders. To serve as Division Director, you must have served at least six consecutive months as a member of a District Council. The Division Director may be re-elected to one succeeding term.

Area Director

As Area Director, you serve as the direct liaison between the District and the clubs. The District Administrative Bylaws provide for the selection of Area Directors either by appointment by the District Director or by election by the Area Councils. Toastmasters International recommends that District Directors appoint Area Directors. Area Directors conduct club visits twice a year within their respective areas to understand and support club needs. In turn, these visits help District leaders understand how to support and meet the needs of each club. It is important that Area Directors have the support they need to serve clubs. The success of the District depends on it. Area Directors are eligible for re-election or re-appointment for one succeeding term only. Ideally, Area Directors have served as members of a District Council.

For more information about these roles, refer to the District Leadership Handbook and the District Administrative Bylaws, Article VII: Officers in the Governing Documents.

Immediate Past District Director

The Immediate Past District Director provides counsel and guidance to District leaders and plans, directs, and organizes projects and committees as requested by the District Director. One of the major responsibilities of this role is to ensure the incoming District Director receives all pertinent District documents prior to June 30. Other responsibilities include serving as a member of the District Executive Committee and District Council, upholding the bylaws and policies of Toastmasters International, encouraging dedicated members to accept leadership positions, and helping the District achieve Distinguished recognition.

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