The education program is an important part of every Toastmaster's journey and is a critical aspect of every club meeting around the world. The Toastmasters Education Program is based on a proven curriculum that enables you to develop your communication and leadership skills one step at a time. The program is built on four guiding principles that have been in place since Toastmasters was founded in 1924:
- Experiential Learning–we learn by doing; by giving speeches and fulfilling leadership roles, we practice and improve
- Self-paced Program–we learn best at our own pace and comfort level
- Peer Feedback–through honest and supportive peer evaluation, we grow and improve
- Mentoring–experienced members encourage, guide and support us in our goals and help us to achieve more than we thought possible
The program comprises two tracks: Communication and Leadership. The two tracks are not mutually exclusive; you may participate in both at the same time, if you wish. You progress through each track by completing a series of manuals that contain projects and evaluation guides. There are many opportunities for awards and recognition along the way.
Education Program Resources
Refer to this flow chart to get a better understanding of how the Education Program works.
Description of each of the Toastmasters educational awards and how to earn them.
Download this form to track your progress toward Toastmasters’ educational awards.
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