Trimming the Sails – AD/DD Training

When faced with new or changing circumstances, adept sailors ”trim the sails” to steer their boats more smoothly into the wind. John Maxwell reminds us in the this quote that leaders adopt similar practices.
“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.”
On June 20, the District Executive Committee (departing and incoming) will meet online for a day organized to:
– facilitate the transition
– introduce us to specific roles and responsibilities
– provide insights into the team
– strengthen relationships
– remind us that “in every job that must be done there is an element of fun.”
As D42’s Executive Committee, it is valuable to know each others’ Leadership and Communication Styles.
Toastmasters provides questionnaires for determining both within Pathways, Level 2 projects.
These links provide access to both Style Questionnaires and Ranking Guides for your use (or you can check out Pathways for more insight.)
Both questionnaires are available in Level 2:
– Dynamic Leadership
– Effective Coaching
– Visionary Communication

Leadership Style Questionnaire available in Level 2
– Innovative Planning
– Leadership Development
– Persuasive Influence
– Strategic Relationships

Communication Style Questionnaire available in Level 2
– Motivational Strategies
– Presentation Mastery
– Team Collaboration

Please complete the questionnaires, submit your styles with your registration before June 12, 2020.

This information allows the creation of a graphic, which will enable all of us to practice versatility for better team engagement.

We look forward to setting sail with you on June 20th.

Registration Open Until: June 12, 2020

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Setting Our Sails for Success – Leadership Training

Welcome aboard!

District 42 we are offering you one more opportunity to gather in a big Zoom room before summer rises.

This time, we’ll come together for Leadership Training on 3 dates: June 16, 24 or 27.

Additionally, 30 different Toastmasters will share their best suggestions for Club and Club Leadership success .

Attend one or attend them all to learn from these proven leaders.

What makes a leader?

Effective leaders empower others to accomplish personal goals and contribute to the successful completion of group objectives. Leaders act as role models for others to emulate. They provide guidance and feedback throughout the course of assigned projects and often help others improve their skills. Great leaders inspire others to follow them.

This Leadership Training is an opportunity for Toastmasters to learn about a variety of topics as they prepare to enter their new roles for 2020-2021. The goal is for all 7 club officers to be trained, a minimum of 4 officers is required duirng this training period.

Important to Note:

In order to get credit as having a club officer trained, each club officer must:

  • Attend the session for their officer role and sign the sign in sheet
  • Attend 3 hours of training and sign the sign in sheet at each session attended

Training for June will take place online.


UPDATE: JUNE 17, 2020 

Toastmasters, if you already registered for training, you have received a notice of rescheduling. Unfortunately, we experienced a technical glitch Tuesday night when we working to send out a reminder email. The wrong button was pushed.

Registration for June 24 and June 27 training now available.

We are on a learning journey together. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

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Area & Division Director Training (September 21)

The Area and Division Directors Training will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019.
from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in person at High River or Regina.
Register ON Survey Monkey.
All Area Directors and Division Directors must attend in person for training.
Highwood Memorial Centre
128 5th Ave SW
High River, AB, T1V 1M3
Cornwall Mall Boardroom
2102 11th Ave
Regina, SK S4P 3Y6



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Pathways: Go Time (The Webinar) Now On-Line

Pathways Webinar

We are no longer talking about Pathways, we are living it! Veteran and Rookie members alike are all getting deep into this Toastmasters learning experience now, and this naturally results in a number of questions. Therefore, this Pathways training session was designed to answer them – all of them!

This Pathways demo is customized to answer your questions. We don’t talk about how to do it, we show you how to do it. Let’s Go: Get out your laptop and do it yourself!

Finally, this training session has some requirements:

• All members need to have their personal device with them, to login to TM and access their own personal Pathways training program.

• All attendees must commit to becoming a Pathways Superuser and resource to their fellow club members.

Click on link below:

Pathways: Go Time (The Webinar)

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Division A & C Leadership Training (August 31)

Leadership Training – the club’s opportunity to ensure their club officers are trained – Summer Session.

Division A and C join forces to provide Toastmasters opportunity to learn how to best serve their clubs and ignite the Toastmasters within.

  • Learn tools and techniques to run a successful Toastmasters Club
  • Prepare for the upcoming Fall Speech Contests
  • Learn about club executive positions
  • Be an inspired Toastmaster!
  • Open to all Toastmasters members
  • Opportunity to network with fellow Toastmasters


Instructions: Choose one Club Officer Training Workshop and one Elective Workshop

Select one Club Executive Position:

  • Club President
  • VP of Education
  • VP of Public Relations
  • VP of Memberships
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Sgt At Arms

Select one Elective Workshop:

  • Tips on Speech Evaluation
  • Tips of Table Topics Sp
  • Transitioning from legacy program to Pathways
  • Coordinating Speech Contests
  • Judging in Speech Contests

Cost: $5.00


Parking at James Short is $3 for the day. Accessible from 4th Avenue SW and 5th Avenue SW

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Division F Leadership Training (August 21)

Leadership Training – the club’s opportunity to ensure their club officers are trained – Summer Session.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Back to school and back to toastmasters education and training! But it is still the summer time so join us for smokies and hamburgers hot off the BBQ to be followed by some of the best education sessions in Calgary! District Table Topics champion Nandini Venkatesan DTM will help you improve your impromptu speaking skills, past Div E Director Lynette Theriault DTM will be starting off your year with her fun, fascinating presentation “It’s Not About the Points” and our former District Director Mona Cooley DTM will raise your evaluation game!


REGISTRATION: Free online registration, $5 at the door. Please note, registration and BBQ starts at 5:30 pm to 6 pm. Training at 6 pm to 9 pm.

PARKING: Parking available onsite. If full, you may need to park on the street.

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