Toastmasters International offers a public speaking programme specifically tailored to schools or youth organisations called Youth Leadership.
A Youth Leadership Course ideally runs for a period of 6-8 weeks with one session of 1.5 hours – 2 hours per week, again ideally with approximately 14-16 course participants.
Courses can be tailored to meet the needs of schools, including distance schools.
The students learn about speech preparation and speech presentation. During the course the students gain self-confidence and an understanding of what makes a good speech, great. This understanding comes through Evaluation and “evaluation” is one of the most important tools that a Toastmaster can use. It is a tool that is both positive and motivating.
Courses must be run by an experienced toastmaster and sponsored by a Club. The co-ordinator must have or have applied for a current Suitability Card (Queensland), that is they must be “a volunteer registered with the Commission for Young Children and Young People”.
For further information about Youth Leadership Courses, e-mail our Youth Leadership Registrar.
IMPORTANT NOTE: all clubs should register their Youth Leadership courses with the district Registrar. DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM.