As the world changes, Toastmasters International is changing with it. That means offering more and better opportunities to grow and learn. Toward that end, the
organization has exciting news to share: After much thought, research and analysis, Toastmasters is revitalizing its education program.
The first step of this journey began with the Board of Directors’ 2010 Strategic Plan, a blueprint for the future. The Board called for a renewed focus on
leadership and a modernized communication program. Since then, time has been spent researching and analyzing the existing program by conducting surveys with current
and former members. In addition, Board committees focused on identifying the skills, competencies and attributes learned through the education program, and helped to guide a
project plan for the updated program.
The program will debut in the second half of 2014. This project, one of the organization’s most significant in recent memory, will have a profound impact
on the lives of countless people—and you will have a huge part to play. The participation of members is key to the success of the program. Together, we will
forge a bold and vibrant path into Toastmasters’ future.
The updated program will offer a clearer path for achieving education awards. In addition, a greater emphasis will be placed on developing relevant, real-world
communication and leadership skills in a globally evolving marketplace. The core competencies you demonstrate will help you meet personal and professional goals.
Is the foundation of Toastmasters changing? No. The traditional core of our education system will stay firmly in place. Achievement and recognition remain
at the heart of the process. However, the organization is taking the learning experience to the next level.