Competent Leader (CL)
Competent Leadership features 10 projects to carry out while serving in meeting roles and participating in other club activities, such as helping with a newsletter and getting involved with a membership-building campaign. An evaluator offers feedback on each of your projects, helping you to improve. Earn a Competent Leader award by completing all the speech projects in Competent Leadership.
- Completed the Competent Leadership Manual (CL Award Application Item 1227)
Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB)
- Achieved new Competent Leader award
- Achieved Competent Communicator award (or Competent Toastmaster award)
- Served at least six months as a club officer (president, vice president education, vice president membership, vice president public relations, secretary, treasurer or sergeant at arms) and participated in the preparation of a Club Success Plan while serving in this office
- While serving in the above office, participated in a district-sponsored club officer training program
- Conducted any two presentations from The Successful Club Series (Free Download) and/or The Leadership Excellence Series (Free Download)
Advanced Leader Silver (ALS)
- Achieved Advanced Leader Bronze award (or “old” Competent Leader award)
- Served a complete term as a district leader (district governor, lieutenant governor, public relations officer, secretary, treasurer, division governor or area governor). A complete term is defined as having served at least from September 1 through June 30. Those assuming office after September 1 do not qualify as having served a full term
- Completed the High Performance Leadership program
- Served successfully as a club sponsor, mentor or coach
High Performance Leadership
High Performance Leadership (purchase manuals from Toastmasters International Store) features five projects offering instruction and practice in such vital leadership areas as developing a vision, goal-setting and planning, developing plans and strategies, and team-building. It also gives you feedback on your leadership skills. The program may be completed within your Toastmasters club, area or district, and even within your company or community.
Perhaps you would enjoy taking on a project for your club or district while serving as an officer or committee chairman. Or, if you are an employee or supervisor in a business organization, you could do a leadership project related to the needs of your organization. Other possibilities include projects for your community, church, an association or professional group, or some other organization. Your project can be almost anything, so long as it is legal, ethical, and socially responsible, and your activities are not represented as being endorsed by Toastmasters International.
Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)
The Distinguished Toastmaster award is the highest our organization bestows. The DTM recognizes a superior level of achievement in both communication and leadership. To be eligible for the award, you must have earned the following:
- Advanced Communicator Gold or Advanced Toastmaster Gold award
- Advanced Leader Silver or Advanced Leader award
Upon submission of your application to Toastmasters International, you’ll receive a plaque and, if you wish, World Headquarters will notify your employer of your achievement.