TOASTMASTERS REVITALISED EDUCATION PROGRAM
Mark Hunter – Chief Ambassador – District 69.
Recently I was selected to be District 69’s Chief Ambassador. My role is to lead a group of Ambassadors who will help facilitate the introduction of the Revitalised Education Program.
In Toastmasters International’s 2010 Strategic Plan, the Board of Directors called for a renewed focus on leadership and a modernized communication program. Toastmasters is revitalizing the organization’s education program to meet those goals.
Members will benefit from program improvements through:
- A greater use of technology to boost self-directed learning, to access educational materials and to connect with other members around the world;
- A clearer path for achieving education awards;
- Opportunities to develop real-world communication and leadership skills in a globally evolving marketplace.
The program will be launched in the second half of 2014
How can you be involved?
Any member who meets the requirements (cf link below) can become an Ambassador. The role of the Ambassador is to visit approximately 10 clubs in their area and keep them informed of the progress of the Revitalised Education Program. The role will include:
- Educating other members about the revitalized program
- Providing updates as the project progresses
- Explaining the program’s enhancements
- Spreading the word about its benefits for Toastmasters
- Visiting clubs and answer members’ questions
- Working closely with the Chief Ambassador to share member feedback and questions
Ambassadors must be skilled and enthusiastic speakers and communicators, able to build excitement and support for the Revitalized Education Program.
Applications are now open to become an Ambassador and the form can be found at http://www.toastmasters.org/Ambassadors.aspx
Selection of the successful Ambassadors should be completed around September 2013. The commitment is from September 2013 through to September 2014.
Mark Hunter ATMs
World Champion of Public Speaking
District 69 Chief Ambassador