Area and Division Director Training

Someone once said, “The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.”

Attaining our goals includes leadership development through an “ATTITUDE of SERVICE”. It means going beyond the Competent Communicator manual. Through leadership development we are encouraged to grow in service. We learn to make good decisions, improve our human relations skills, and gain confidence in our own abilities to influence, motivate, and build up others. The true leader serves people, serves their best interests. This is called “Service Leadership” and is well modeled in our own Toastmasters community.

Area Directors help clubs serve their customers, the individual member, providing opportunities for clubs to fulfill their mission.

“To serve or not to serve? When it comes to leadership, those who are courageous enough to take the first step have already answered the question.

2017-2018 District Leader Resources

Link to Calendar Event Request Form

Managing Time

Serving Clubs Through Visits: A Guide for Area Directors

Area Director’s Club Visit Report

Area Director Guidance Sheet

District 6 Reimbursement Guidelines

District Leader Handbook – The source for our roles.

  • Area Director role: pages 38-40
  • Division Director role: pages 36-38
  • Club growth activities: pages 66-74

District Recognition Program – Use this to understand the program for your respective unit (area, division, etc.):

  • Distinguished Area Program (w/ Area Success Plan): pages 13-29
  • Distinguished Division Program (w/ Division Success Plan): pages 29-40

Speech Contest Rulebook – The source for speech contests

October 15, 2016
Area Director Training Deck PowerPoint
Area Council Meeting Agenda Template Doc
100 Membership Building Ideas Doc
Area Director Officer Training Outline Doc
D6 Club Proxies Doc
Simple Mentoring Program PDF
Key Dates 2nd Round Officer Training PDF


June 1, 2016
Training Agenda May 21 Summary PowerPoint
Transition Session PowerPoint
Officer Training PowerPoint
Transition Checklist Excel
Working with Low Member Clubs PowerPoint
Flexible Club Programming Doc

Other Questions

  • How to I post a Area or Division Contest request with a flyer?
    Please go to the Calendar Request Form (link) and complete all of the necessary fields. If you have a flyer, you can include it in the submission or post it somewhere and enter the URL (location) in the Calendar request.  These requests go to our Webeditor to be processed.
    FLYERS – Please send them to us as a PDF or an image. If you don’t have a PDF creator, you can use this Free Online pdf converter or we can convert them for you.
  • I have an update to the Area or Division Contest that I already posted.
    Use the Calendar Event Update Request form.  You can also go to the Contact Us (link) and send a message to our Web Master with the changes. Use this only AFTER you have already submitted the initial Contest request above.
    FLYERS – If you already submitted a Calendar Event Request and would now like to include a flyer, please contact the Web Master to get the flyer posted. Please include the name of the event and date when using the Contact Us.
  • How do I request the District Banner at my event?
    Please go to the District Banner page and fill out the request form. This will send an email request to the current Public Relations Manager to check it’s availability for your needs.

Upcoming Area and Division Director Events

Note: The calendar below does NOT include the Area and Division Contest Dates!!! For more focus on upcoming events, see the following:

2018 DEC Meeting (Area & Division Director Training) @ SuperValu
Mar 17 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Important training and communication for Area & Division Directors.
Agenda will be posted as this event nears.
Division Director Chat
Apr 21 – Apr 22 all-day

Division Director chat hosted by Darek Prochaska and Suzanne Ryan.

2018 DEC & Transition Meeting @ SuperValu
May 19 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Training and transition for Area & Division Directors.
Event Agenda
7:00 Meeting with 2017-2018 Division Directors
7:30 Registration opens
8:00 Meeting with 2017-2018 Area & Division Directors
9:30: 2018-2019 Teams Arrive
10:00 Transition Meeting with 2017-2018 & 2018-2019 Teams
12:00 Lunch
12:45 Adjourn
1:00-2:30: Train the Trainer for Round 1 Officer Training