Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) & Recognition Luncheon

On August 5th, all members of District 6 Toastmasters are invited to gather at the Crowne Plaza in Plymouth to kickstart their 2017-2018 program year through the Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI).  Each member will be treated to inspiration, education, networking, and recognition.  It’s the perfect way to start an enjoyable and successful year.

With 4 rounds of training/education sessions, and 6-7 sessions per round, this event will have the most education of the year.  There’s something for every member and leader, including you!

Where is the TLI?

Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West  /  Map & Directions
3131 Campus Drive
Plymouth, MN 55441

Why Should I Attend?

  • Meet other members and leaders within District 6
  • Receive the best training for your role as a club officer (see session information below)
  • Learn topics that help you as a member, and also benefit your club (see session information below)
  • Stock up on club supplies at the District 6 Store. Avoid shipping fees by picking up supplies at the TLI
  • Delicious lunch options for the Networking & Recognition Lunch: walleye, sauteed chicken, and fettuccine alfredo!

Jumpstart your 2017-2018 Toastmasters program year by attending the TLI!


There are 2 registration packages available for the TLI (below), and you only need to select 1:

Package #1: Officer Training & Educational Sessions: Free – If you plan to only attend the sessions, please register through the Eventbrite page.  Registrations for sessions can be made up to August 4th.

Package #2: Officer Training & Educational Sessions + Networking & Recognition Luncheon: $35 – Please register through an option below:

  1. Mail-in registration: Download, complete, and mail this registration form
  2. Online registration: Click here to register online

Luncheon registrations must be received by Saturday, July 29th.  For questions on registration, please email

Sessions & Topics

In total, there are 28 sessions available at the TLI!  This includes 7 officer training sessions, 4 advanced sessions for club officers, and 17 educational sessions.  Below is an outline of the sessions are offered:

Club Officer Training Sessions

  • Receive the best training for your role through the role-specific sessions for all 7 roles.
  • Take a deeper dive into your role and learn advanced topics through the optional, advanced training sessions (all may attend). Advanced sessions include:
    • Putting the Distinguished Club Program (DCP) in perspective
    • Excelling in the VP Education role (it seriously takes 2 sessions!)
    • Using social media to promote your club
    • Growing membership through open-house events, and a defined process for helping guests become members.

Club Excellence – 5 sessions allowing you to:

  • Grow and strengthen your club. This amazing session features Past International Director, Theo Black.
  • Create a strong and successful club culture
  • Conduct a great Moments of Truth session to increase quality in your club
  • Start and grow a club from scratch (that is, from 0 members)
  • Apply the 4 Disciplines of Execution to create high-performing teams (and clubs!)

Member Achievement – 4 sessions allowing you to:

  • Get focused on your goals and achieve them
  • Understand why and how to achieve the Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award
  • Successfully serve as a club coach, mentor, and sponsor
  • Instill a sense of importance in yourself and others

Using Toastmasters Programs – 4 sessions allowing you to:

  • Latest information on the upcoming Pathways Program from Pathways Chief Ambassador, Pat Croal
  • Use Speechcraft to develop members, energize your club, and also increase membership
  • Impact our youth and develop their skills through Youth Leadership Program
  • Run a great speech contest and serve as a contest judge

Communication – 4 sessions allowing you to:

  • Evaluate using principles and techniques from the top 2 finishers from last Spring’s District 6 Evaluation contest
  • Use PowerPoint to enhance (not hinder) your audience’s experience.
  • Communicate effectively with different generations, understanding the differences between each.
  • Use body language to build connection and trust with your audience.

Event Schedule at a Glance

7:00-7:55 Registration, breakfast, and networking
8:00-8:45 Club Officer Training Sessions by Role (counts for Round 1 Officer Training)
9:00-9:45 Advanced Leadership Training + Education Sessions
10:00-10:45 Educational Sessions
11:00-11:45 Educational Sessions
12:00-2:15 Networking & Recognition Luncheon

Call for Volunteers

If you’d like to help at the TLI, with registration, videography, greeting guests, setup, or convening sessions, please contact either Judi Holloway ( or Erik Biever (  Thank you for helping!