Expectations of the Role

The expected outcome for each region advisor, regardless of region or district, is to support district leaders in achieving the district mission as measured by the achievement of the districts in the District Recognition Program.

Attributes of Successful Region Advisors

  • Strong leadership, mentoring and coaching skills
  • Knowledge of Toastmasters International structure and programs
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain relationships within a volunteer organization
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully facilitate training programs
  • Conflict resolution and problem solving skills
  • High level of integrity and history of ethical conduct
  • Analyze and solve problems effectively and efficiently
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to listen effectively
  • Strong command of the English language for training purposes

Region Advisor Responsibilities

  • Use knowledge of marketing to collaborate with district leaders in assessing each district’s marketing systems. Assist with District Success Plans by helping to develop and support marketing strategies
  • Mentor new leaders so that they understand how to successfully manage their districts
  • Work with the CGDs to identify marketing strengths and necessary improvements
  • Coach the PRMs to ensure that each district’s public relations program is in alignment with district objectives
  • Leverage your skills in conflict management by assisting district leaders in resolving conflicts when necessary or appropriate
  • Model leadership skills and maintain a professional demeanor at all times
  • Seek out, identify and encourage talented, qualified members to apply for the region advisor role
  • Coach and mentor district leaders to provide leadership development and succession planning
  • Encourage the district leaders to achieve District Recognition Program goals
  • Facilitate and train district leaders at August District Leader Training and January Mid-year Training
  • Participate in region advisor conference calls and webinars
  • Establish and lead monthly conference calls with district leaders to provide support and encouragement
  • Invite the region’s international director to participate in every call
  • Visit districts once per term (more often only in special circumstances), teach corporate visit skills and strategies
  • Communicate with the region’s international director to maintain awareness of district progress and achievement
  • Serve as a vital link between districts and World Headquarters

If you are interested in applying for a region advisor position, please read the Region Advisor Handbook and Policy 10.0: Region Advisors. Applications are accepted July 15 to September 30.

Related Resources

District Visits

International officers and directors visit districts throughout the year. Follow these tips to ensure visits to your district go smoothly.

Policy 10.0

Region Advisors

Region Advisor FAQ

Frequently asked questions regarding the region advisor role.

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