District Visits


International Officer and Director Visits

International officers conduct District visits as ambassadors promoting the Toastmasters organization. These visits give District leaders an opportunity to observe these leaders in action. Officers and Directors help the District by leading club-building visits, presenting corporate recognition awards and representing the organization at District events.

District leaders and World Headquarters staff work together to coordinate International Officer visits. International Directors and District leaders collaborate to plan International Director visits, along with assistance from World Headquarters. A District must accept a visit from an International Officer or Director. World Headquarters will work in conjunction with the District leaders and the visiting Officer or Director to ensure all expectations are met.

District leaders are responsible for securing club-building opportunities, media events and corporate recognition visits to ensure the District visit is a success. District leaders must complete the District Visit Checklist and submit to World Headquarters in advance of the visit.

If you have any questions about an International Officer or Director making a visit, please contact board visits.

Region Advisor Visits

Region Advisors visit Districts to provide support, leadership development, skill building, and mentor and coach to expand District leaders’ capacity to achieve the District mission. During visits, Region Advisors help District leaders by teaching skills and focusing on goal planning. These visits generally occur from July–November, during a Toastmasters Leadership Institute, District training or District Executive Committee meeting when not held during a District conference.

Region Advisors and District leaders collaborate to plan Region Advisor visits. A District must accept a visit from a Region Advisor and is responsible for booking and covering the cost of the hotel for the visitor. Districts are to secure club-building opportunities for the Region Advisor to attend with the Club Growth Director. This provides an opportunity for the Club Growth Director and team to lead the meeting and receive feedback from the Region Advisor. This training will help the Club Growth team develop marketing skills while promoting Toastmasters. District leaders must complete the District Visit Checklist and submit it to World Headquarters in advance of the visit.

If you have any questions about a Region Advisor making a visit, please contact your Region Advisor or the region advisor program coordinator.

Related Resources

District Visit Checklist

Provides clear information on the expectations, planning and logistics of the District visit. District leaders must complete the checklist and submit to World Headquarters prior to a call with your visitor, regarding your visit. This call may be set up by your visitor or by World Headquarters.

International Officer, International Director, and Region Advisor Responsibilities Chart

Defines the area of responsibility for each visiting dignitary.

District Visit Brochure

Defines purpose and expectations for a visit.

Corporate Recognition Award Form

Discuss which corporations are qualified to be recognized by Toastmasters International. Complete the form to request approval. This form is only completed when receiving a visit from an International Officer and Director.

Corporate Recognition Award News Release Template

For a District to promote a company being recognized for enhancing employee engagement through continuing support of the Toastmasters program.

Club Building Kit

A list of marketing materials to assist with club building opportunities.

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