Westside Toastmasters, For Public Speaking and Leadership Education

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

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There are a series of manuals that members may progress through project by project to develop and refine their leadership skills, starting with the Competent Leadership Manual. Depending on a member's goals there are other avenues beyond the leadership manuals for development of leadership ability, and that contribute to achievement of leadership designations within the Toastmasters framework.

To review supplemental articles and references covering aspects of leadership go here.


The Competent Leadership manual focuses on different leadership skills through ten projects, each providing the member background information and an assignment that requires serving in one or more specified meeting or club roles in which the aspects of that skill can be practiced.


Each of the Advanced Leadership manuals challenges members to further improve their leadership skills. Members learn and develop leadership skills as they deliver presentations in a variety of topics.

Leadership Excellence Series is a set of programs that teach members the skills that they will need to be successful leaders inside and outside of Toastmasters.

Success/Leadership is a program is comprised of several modules designed to offer a higher, more comprehensive level of training for developing stronger leadership skills. In addition to the presentation materials, each module also provides ample opportunity for participants to practice what they have learned.

High Performance Leadership is a five-project program which offers instruction and practice in such vital leadership skills and activities as developing a mission and vision, goal-setting and planning, identifying values and building a team.

The Successful Club Series is a set of educational speeches focused on improving the quality of club meetings, with tips on attracting and maintaining members.