What is TLI?
It’s the Toastmasters Leadership Institute, where Toastmasters from across the district come together to network, share ideas, and be inspired. It’s where newly-elected club officers receive training on how to best serve their clubs. And it’s where any Toastmaster can expand skill sets as a communicator and a leader with additional educational sessions. TLI is not only for the current club leaders — it is for anyone who may be interested in becoming a club officer in the future or those club members who just want to learn more about our wonderful organization!
All districts rely on club officers to conduct the Toastmasters program and keep their clubs healthy and successful. If these clubs are to be successful, the officers need knowledge and tools. Club officer training provides the knowledge and tools. Trained club officers can result in more satisfied members, more exciting club meetings, more new members, more Distinguished Clubs and more Distinguished Districts.
Who Should Attend?
Every Toastmaster can benefit from attending a Toastmasters Leadership Institute! Even if you’re not serving as a club officer this term, “electives” are being offered that cover a variety of topics you’re sure to find of interest. Regardless of whether you’re a club officer, you are welcome to attend, join in the fun, and meet the leaders and future leaders of your district. A club must have 4 officers trained at both the summer and winter TLIs to achieve a DCP (Distinguished Club Program) point.
When and Where are the TLIs?
Round 1, July – August
Saturday, July 22, 2017, in Baton Rouge — Register
Friday, August 18, 2017, in Kenner — Register (5:30 pm to 9:00 pm)
Saturday, August 19, 2017, in Monroe (Registration ends on 8/15) — Register (9:00 am to 12:30 pm)
6:00 pm Wednesday, August 30, 2017, in Lafayette — Register CANCELLED
Round 2, January and February