Westside Toastmasters, For Public Speaking and Leadership Education

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The Success Leadership 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 program also provides ample opportunity for participants to practice what they have learned.

Each module is conducted as a workshop of one or more sessions with five or more members in a Toastmasters club. Every module includes a script and instructions for presenting the program. Most modules also include presentation slides and digital guidebooks for participants.

As the seminar leader, you will:

  • Develop strong presentation skills
  • Improve your training abilities
  • Demonstrate teaching skills in a workship environment
  • Learn the "ins and outs" of meeting planning
  • Gain expertise with visual aids
  • Provide a much needed educational service to others

Presentation of a Success/Leadership program can help fulfill one of the requirements for Advanced Communicator Gold recognition.

  How to Conduct Productive Meetings

Learn the techniques and dynamics for conducting productive meetings in any group.


  • Effective purpose statements

  • Leading a meeting

Time: 1 hour

  Improving your Management Skills

Managers are an integral part of any organization. Our society depends on the goods and services provided by the organizations these individuals manage. Each of us has experience with managers every day, directly and indirectly, as we come into contact with businesses and other organizations. Whether we have positive experiences in these encounters depends greatly on the people who manage them. This program helps participants develop the skills and qualities required to be an effective manager and shows how they can incorporate them into their own work.


  • Defining management

  • Identifying the four major management skills

  • Setting goals

  • Planning

  • Motivating others

  • Coaching for success

  • Solving problems

Time: 2.5 - 3 hours

  Leadership Part I
  Characteristics of Effective Leaders

Leaders influence and inspire group members and motivate followers to achieve a mission or goal. They have power. This program defines the qualities that determines effective leaders and helps participants identify their own leadership style and determine the team's leadership needs.


  • Determining your leadership style

  • Determining team leadership needs

  • Discussing leadership gaps and leadership matches

Time: 90 minutes

  Leadership Part II
  Developing Your Leadership Skills

To be an effective leader, you must have the ability to accept and overcome challenges. By being a positive influence, you will help members to function productively and to deliver quality performance. This module teaches the skills and techniques needed to be an effective leader, such as contracting for excellence, team-building, motivation and coaching.


  • Discussing personal fulfillment

  • Discussing contracts

  • Discussing motivation

  • Coaching team members to improve performance

Time: 60 - 90 minutes

  Leadership Part III
  Working in the Team Environment

This educational program helps participants learn to use their leadership skills as they pertain to working with and leading teams.


  • Developing team relations

  • Encouraging commitment

  • Providing structure

  • Building trust

  • Resolving conflict

Time: 60 - 90 minutes

  Parliamentary Procedure in Action

Appropriate rules of order are a must in most corporations, associations or organizations. The ability to understand and apply parliamentary skills is a much sought after quality among managers and leaders. After finishing this program, attendees will be able to lead and participate in parliamentary discussions.


  • Presenting and discussing motions

  • Learning subsidiary motions

  • Handling privileged motions

  • Identifying incidental motions

Time: 5 sessions, 15 minutes each