Check your club's officer training status for the current season (June-August).

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Additional club officer trainings are being added throughout the district. Please check back frequently for new dates and locations.

District 4 offers club officer training sessions to help club officers prepare for their duties as a club officer. We have training sessions twice each year: June-August and November-February.  Note that the second round of training start date changed from December to November in 2019.

Club Officer Training:

  • provides valuable training and advice.
  • is one of the goals in the Distinguished Club Program (DCP).
  • is a requirement for recognition as Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB)

Officers holding a one-year (July-June) term must attend both the June-August and November-February training sessions to receive DCP training credit. 

A Club Officer can attend a COT session anywhere in the world. If you attend a Club Officer Training session outside our home District, please clearly mention your full name, club#, club name and our District# on all sign in sheets. District 4's Program Quality Director will then be informed by the counterpart in the host District. To avoid any delays in processing your COT credits, you may also send a note to quality@d4tm.org providing the details you mentioned on the sign in sheet plus the host District number.

For anyone who lives outside the District 4 boundaries, here are the Calendars of our neighboring Districts:

As new sessions are finalized, all these calendars (that of District 4 and others) will be updated accordingly, so please check regularly.

August 12 2020;
05:45PM - 08:00PM
Club Officer Training - Online

Register Online

Contact: Mark Prince
Phone: 650.204.0660
Email: princely.tm@gmail.com



August 22 2020;
08:30AM - 12:30PM
Toastmasters Leadership Institute

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Club Officer Training Plus Education Sessions 

(More details and schedule to follow)

Difficult Conversations with Positive Feedback
Conflict often occurs when people avoid essential conversations or say something they immediately wished they could take back. This session will provide you tips and techniques to initiate difficult conversations and help you achieve your desired outcome.

Speaker Biography
Susan Swartz has led a variety of corporate and government teams through organizational change and technology transformation. She equips subject matter experts with communications and relationship-building skills to become world-class managers. Her change toolbox combines Emotional Intelligence, Lego Serious Play, and knowledge sharing methods. In addition to authoring, Creating a Greater Whole: A Project Manager’s Guide to Becoming aLeader, she is an adjunct instructor at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz.

Mentoring through Storytelling
We as Toastmasters are in the storytelling business. Any role can be made more effective through storytelling. Right from a young age a kid listens to stories and imagines to be the main character in the story and emulates the character. In the same way, a mentor can deliver a powerful message through storytelling when it comes to helping others. A good mentor is someone who is able to share stories that include personal anecdotes, case examples, and honest insight. As a mentor there will always be “how I did it right” and “how I did it wrong” stories. At the end of the day, it is all about relatability. If a mentor can make a mentee relatable to a character in a story, his/her job is done.

Speaker Biography
Babu Ramabadran belongs to Money Talks Toastmasters at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. He has been a member for ten years and has just obtained his DTM in May 2020. He has mentored several clubs in San Francisco including Pinterest, Okta, Mixpanel, Zume, Blackstone and Pivotal. He is currently serving as the Mentor Chair for District 4.

Expert Pathways Panel
Katherine Pratt will moderate a panel of 4 Toastmasters highly knowledgable on Pathways to discuss opportunities and challenges with the Pathways Program. Included will be how Pathways has impacted lives and careers, Pathways Hacks, methods of further developing members through Pathways, etc. Our goal is to provide information and tools for members who are interested in truly expanding their horizons through our educational system.

Power Dynamics and Connecting Emotionally on Zoom
Details to follow



August 25 2020;
06:00PM - 08:00PM
Club Officer Training - Online

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Contact: Alex Kalinin
Email: avk101-tm@yahoo.com



August 31 2020;
05:45PM - 08:00PM
Club Officer Training - Online

Register Online

Contact: Mark Prince
Phone: 650.204.0660
Email: princely.tm@gmail.com