Providing effective training for club leaders and division and area directors is critical elements to creating a successful district. When club officers are well-trained to perform their duties, club members are better served. This makes the member experience more positive, which leads to a quality club experience and increased member retention. Without properly trained leaders at every level, districts and clubs cannot meet members' needs or introduce the benefits of Toastmasters to others.
Districts should promote and market both club and district-sponsored leader training as a vital means to develop leaders and encourage maximum attendance and participation at these sessions. Training events should be included in your district calendar and published in district communications, including the district newsletter and website.