Westside Toastmasters, For Public Speaking and Leadership Education

Serving Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, and Greater Los Angeles

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The Toastmasters educational program is divided into two tracks - a communication track and a leadership track. Members are encouraged to participate in both tracks. The two tracks are not mutually exclusive and you can work in both at the same time. Both also provide for specific accomplishments.

The awards and their requirements appear in the Educational Program Summary chart below. The diagram shows the award progression in each track.


Communication Track

Leadership Track

Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)

  • Achieved Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG)
  • Achieve Advanced Leader Silver (ALS)

Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG)

Advanced Leader Silver (ALS)

Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS)

Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB)

Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB)

Competent Communicator (CC)

Competent Leader (CL)