Club Officer Training (COT)

One or two trainers train all club officers as a group in one room during an evening or weekend training session lasting about four hours. Districts usually choose this format when training is done locally by area or division directors, or for make-up training sessions held for those who were unable to attend a Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI).

This training format is easier to organize and requires minimal meeting space. In some situations, all of the training programs are presented consecutively, which means a club officer spends quite a bit of time listening to information that may not apply to his or her specific role. Or trainers break up the group by office for part of the training.

For example, a trainer may welcome everyone and conduct the training program “Leading the Club to Success,” then ask all club presidents to sit together at one table, all vice presidents education to sit together at another table, and so forth, where each group is trained on its specific office role and responsibilities. A sample agenda is in the appendix.

Club Officer Training Series

President – The purpose of this session is to help presidents understand their role in the Toastmasters club.
o Manual
o Presentation PDF
o PowerPoint Deck

Vice President Education – The purpose of this session is to help vice president education understand their role in the Toastmasters club.
o Manual
o Presentation PDF
o PowerPoint Deck

Vice President Membership – The purpose of this session is to help vice president membership understand their role in the Toastmasters club.
o Manual
o Presentation PDF
o PowerPoint Deck

Vice President Public Relations – The purpose of this session is to help vice president public relations understand their role in the Toastmasters club.
o Manual
o Presentation PDF
o PowerPoint Deck

Secretary – The purpose of this session is to help secretaries understand their role in the Toastmasters club.
o Manual
o Presentation PDF
o PowerPoint Deck

Treasurer – The purpose of this session is to help sergeants at arms understand their role in the Toastmasters club.
o Manual
o Presentation PDF
o PowerPoint Deck

Sergeant at Arms – The purpose of this session is to help sergeants at arms understand their role in the Toastmasters club.
o Manual
o Presentation PDF
o PowerPoint Deck

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