WELCOME TO THE LEADERSHIP LAB
Build community, gain confidence, and hone your skills as a leader and communicator through strategic, focused and deliberate practice. District 4's Leadership Opportunities provide a versatile and supportive lab for you to learn, practice and improve on a regular basis. Many of these opportunities can be used to complete a High Performance Leadership or other Pathways project.

  


District Leadership Opportunities 2021-2022

See District Leader Nominations and Applications page for more information if you are interested in either of these leadership opportunities to grow your skills and complete your High Performance Leadership or other Pathways projects.

RoleCommitteeSkills Acquired/Description
Division Director (elected position) District Executive
  • Support the area directors located in assignd division. See d4tm.org/areas-and-divisions for current division locations. Note that some clubs may be reassigned in the new term. 
  • Provide motivation and assist each club in the area to become Distinguished.
  • Coordinate the division speech contests.
  • Attend semi-monthly DEC andf DEC meetings.  
Area Director (appointed postion) District Executive
  • Support and visit the area clubs located in assignd area. See d4tm.org/areas-and-divisions for current club list. Note that some clubs may be reassigned in the new term. 
  • Provide motivation and assist each club in the area to become Distinguished.
  • Coordinate the area speech contests.
  • Submit visit reports for area clubs and attend semi-monthly DEC meetings.  

 

Program Quality Leadership Opportunities

Contact quality@d4tm.org for more informationif you are interested in any available leadership roles below or would like to shadow an existing chair for future years.

RoleMember Skills Acquired/Description
TLI Coordinator    
  • Identify location for TLI
  • Work with the TLI Chair to provide support and guidance
Pathways Chair  
  • Be a single point of contact for all questions related to Pathways
Webinar Facilitator  
  • Work with the Program Quality Director to design and facilitate a 1-hour educational webinar via screen sharing software (provided).

Workshop Facilitator  
  • Work with the Program Quality Director to design and facilitate an interactive workshop during an educational event, such as a Leadership Institute or the Annual Conference, or standalone such as Train the Trainer.

COT Facilitator  
  • Facilitators needed for all seven officer roles.
  • Must have served in the role you’re training for at least one year.
  • Facilitate discussion between club officers about their roles as listed in the Club Officer Handbook.
  • Encourage innovation and creativity within each role and collaboration with the rest of the officer team.
Conference or TLI Chair  
  • Lead regular meetings with committee chairs to ensure planning is on track.
  • Work with the Program Quality Director to create the vision for the conference, including event theme.
  • Track tasks in the Basecamp project management system and ensure organized file sharing system within the committee.
Education Chair

 

  • Work with the Program Quality Director to source speakers and educational workshops and build the agenda for the Leadership Institute or Annual Conference.
TLI Host Club  
  • Provide venue for the event with sufficient space to accommodate 150-200 attendees, and at least seven (7) smaller rooms for breakout sessions.
  • Sponsor or seek donations for some of the cost, including room rental, security, food, and printing, 
Graphic Design Committee  
  • Work with the Conference Chair to design a brand around the conference theme.
  • Design printed marketing materials, including postcards, posters, and program booklet.
  • Requirement: Must have prior graphic design experience, though templates will be provided.
Program Chair  
  • Work with the Graphic Design Chair and Top 4 Team to curate content for the program.
  • Proofread all program content to ensure correct spelling and grammar.
  • Coordinate printing of program with our preferred print company.
Registration Chair  
  • Monitor online registrations, as Program Quality Chair has already setup the site.
  • Work with the Public Relations Manager to promote registration deadlines.
  • Coordinate on-site check-in with Finance Manager and volunteers.
Credentials Chair  
  • Manage registration for the Business Meeting and ensure each participant receives appropriate materials like ballots and handouts.
Decorations Chair  
  • Design table centerpieces and other room decorations around the event theme designated by the Conference Chair.
  • Work with volunteers to build decorations pre-conference and place them around the venue the night before.
Conference Contest Chair  
  • Identify all functionaries for the two District-level contests––the Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest.
  • Facilitate the contests onstage, introducing the Toastmasters and ensuring onsite contest logistics run smoothly.
  • Work with Program Quality Director to get all contest forms printed.
Opportunity Drawing Chair  
  • Collect prizes from individual members, clubs, and other outside organizations.
  • Have these prizes brought to the event and organize and number them on the tables, creating a smooth flow for attendees to opt into winning them.
  • Train volunteers on selling opportunity drawing tickets. Administer prizes to the winners.
Show Flow Coordinator  
  • Work with the Top 4 Team to establish the run of show and script for the conference.
  • Be the on-site expert at keeping the conference program running on-time and ensuring speakers are queued up and ready.
  • Work with our preferred AV company to provide sound and lighting cues throughout the program.
Bookstore Chair  
  • Train volunteers to staff the bookstore during the conference and answer any attendee questions about the products.
  • Work with the District Administrator to order supplies and arrange the items within the bookstore room at the conference.
Logistics Manager  
  • Work with the TLI Chair to ensure rooms or spaces are setup correctly for each session.
  • Design a floor plan for the event and provide to print in the program.
  • Coordinate directional signage to assist attendees with finding the space and ensuring they have a positive logistical experience.
Food & Beverage Coordinator  
  • Work with the TLI Chair to purchase sufficient food and beverages for attendees at the event within the allotted budget.
  • Solicit donations from local companies to offset the cost of food and beverages.
  • Work the Logistics Manager to setup the food and beverages onsite for attendees.
Speaker Host and Coordinator  
  • Connect with speakers pre-event to coordinate logistics such as speaking time, handouts needed, and AV required.
  • Collect biographies and session descriptions from all speakers to be posted on the event website.
  • Be the onsite contact for speakers when they arrive and have logistical questions.
Program Chair  
  • Work with the Conference Chair and Program Quality Director to curate content for the program.
  • Proofread all program content to ensure correct spelling and grammar.
  • Coordinate printing of program with our preferred print company.
Contest Chair  
  • Coordinate food, beverage, printed program, script, and functionaries for the contest.
  • Help is needed at the area and division levels.
Contest Toastmaster  
  • Emcee one or both contests at an area or division level contest by introducing each speaker and transitioning between each section at the event.
Chief Judge & Judges  
  • Must have completed at least six CC speeches to qualify as a judge.
  • Chief judges train judges, ensuring they follow correct procedures when filling out the required paperwork.
  • Judges utilize the rubric provided to rank each contest speaker.
Ballot Counter  
  • Assist Chief Judge with counting ballots after each contest to determine the contest winner.
Contest Timer  
  • Track the time to ensure the overall area or division contest runs on time and each speaker qualifies.

 

Growth Team Leadership Opportunities

Contact growth@d4tm.org if you are interested in any available leadership roles below or would like to shadow an existing chair for future years.

RoleMemberSkills Acquired/Description
Club Extension Chair  
  • Create and follow up on leads and qualifying them as a prospective club.
  • Work with the Kick-off Meeting and Club Sponsor Chairs to ensure a smooth transition from lead to charter.
Marketing Advisor Joe Madley
  • Assists Club Extension Chair
Corporate Club Chair (SF)  
  • Works with Corporate Clubs in San Francisco
Corporate Club Chair Peninsula  
  • Works with Corporate Clubs in Peninsula
Club Sponsor Chair  
  • Onboard and train Club Sponsors.
Club Sponsor  
  • Club Sponsors will work from the Kick-off meeting stage, all they way to completion of paperwork, payment and handover to Mentors.
  • Being a Club Sponsor counts towards DTM credits.
Club Mentor Chair  
  • Onboard and train Club Mentors.
Club Mentors  
  • Club Mentors are involved with the clubs from the Kick-off meeting stage and at least till 6 months after Club charter.
  • Assist the clubs find its footing, educate the club about all programs (DCP, Pathways, Moments of Truth etc..), thus helping creating a healthy/sustainable club environment.
  • Being a Club Mentor counts towards DTM credits.
Club Consultant Chair    
  • Onboard and train Club Consultants. 
Club Consultants  
  • Club Consultants will be involved with clubs between 13 and 17 members for a limited period of time, to help turn the club's fortunes.
  • Being a Club Consultant can be an HPL project, which helps towards DTM credits.
Club Coach Chair  
Club Coaches  
  • Club Coaches will be involved with clubs with fewer than 12 members, and will work with them, assisting them get to achieve DCP status.
  • Being a Club Coach counts towards DTM credits.
Youth Leadership Program Chair  
Club Ambassador Chair  
Club Ambassadors  
Kickoff Team Lead (SF)  
  • Organize the Kick-off and 4 follow up meetings, for each prospective club, thus generating the energy and enthusiasm towards charter.
Kickoff Team Lead (Peninsula)  
  • Organize the Kick-off and 4 follow up meetings, for each prospective club, thus generating the energy and enthusiasm towards charter.
Kickoff Team Member  
  • Attend Kick of team meeting and fill in needed roles
  • Attend follow up meetings as an evaluator to give example of best practices.