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Woking Speakers Club can also help you to develop your leadership skills. There are many ways in which you can do this and Toastmasters International offers formal leadership awards in recognition of this.

The programme is as follows:

TM Leadership Track

Competent Leader (CL) Award

The Competent Leader award, the first stage of the leadership programme, takes the form of a manual detailing a number of projects that are worked through by the member in the course of club meetings and club administration. A 1-page table of the CL manual can be downloaded below, along with instructions and an example of how it can be used to manage completion of the CL award.

Competent Leader Spreadsheet

An overview of the projects in the CL manual is given below:

1. Listening and Leadership

  • Determine your current listening skills
  • Identify the seven steps to better listening
  • Practice listening skills in various club meeting roles

2. Critical Thinking

  • Determine your current thinking skills
  • Practice critical thinking skills in various club roles

3. Giving Feedback

  • Determine your current skills in giving feedback
  • Identify the steps in giving feedback effectively
  • Practice giving feedback as you serve in various meeting roles

4. Time Management

  • Determine your current time-management skills
  • Identify steps to effectively manage time
  • Practice time-management skills in various club roles

5. Planning and Implementation

  • Determine current planning and implementation skills
  • Identify steps in planning and implementation process
  • Practice planning and implementation skills in various club roles

6. Organising and Delegating

  • Determine current skills in organising and delegating
  • Identify steps in the organisation and delegation process
  • Practice skills in organising and delegating during various club roles

7. Developing Your Facilitation Skills

  • Determine your present facilitation abilities
  • Identify faciliation strategies
  • Practice facilitation skills in various meeting roles

8. Motivating People

  • Determine your current motivational skills
  • Identify conditions that motivate people
  • Practice motivational skills while serving in club roles

9. Mentoring

  • Determine your current mentoring skills
  • Identify the steps in being a good mentor
  • Practice mentoring in various club roles

10. Team Building

  • Determine your current team-building skills
  • Identify the steps in building a team
  • Practice team-building skills while serving in various club roles

Advanced Leadership Awards

There are 2 advanced awards to be worked through - Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB) and Advanced Leader Silver (ALS). See Awards for more information.

Click here for information on the communication programme.