How are we doing on our mid-year training?
We are flying through February and mid-year CLUB OFFICER TRAINING (COT) is ongoing, with some really strong numbers chalked up and makeup sessions slated in the next few weeks.
Last summer, our first District Officer Training saw a smashing 100% turnout: 50 out of 50! Area and Division leaders truly understand that training is the foundation of a successful Toastmasters program. With such an awesome turnout, the sky is the limit for our Club Officer Training (COT) sessions.
It’s the journey, not the destination
The feedback from the recent COT sessions has really been positive, from across the district. Having Ireland’s amazing Ted Corcoran there to inspire us was a definite bonus!
While it’s important to have 4 officers out of 7 attend the sessions, nine clubs actually achieved “7 out of 7” ribbons for their club banners.
CONGRATULATIONS on a 100% turnout to:
- Div. A – Master Motivators
- Div. B – Thunderbird
- Div. C – Island Excellence
- Div. E – Richmond TM
- Div. E – Rich-Del
- Div. F – Finding Vino
- Div. F – Speakers Advantage
- Div. G – Toastmentors
- Div. K – TM’s
Last summer there were 26 ribbons given out. Could it be the weather? Here is the attendance breakdown per division to date, for mid-year COT:
CHECK THIS OUT: Toastmasters “District Central” dashboards provide key club stats on clubs around the world. Look for the Training (TRN) columns that show both COT sessions for the year (9a & 9b).
Huge THANKS to our division and area leaders, along with the many Toastmasters who gave training sessions or took part in planning the events. Your commitment permeated our training sessions with TM core values: Integrity Respect, Service and Excellence.
Our D21 total thus far? We’ve trained 402 members—that’s 38% of 1050, the total number of club officers in D21.
Note that these numbers don’t include all of our 13 remote clubs, which continue to grow with support and guidance from a dedicated group of D21 members.
There’s still time to reach 60% trained!
Makeup COT sessions in February will surely boost these numbers. Let’s shoot for 60% or more! Please check the D21 Events Calendar for a time and place that works for you.
All the best,
John Sherber, DTM, Club Quality Director, District 21