District 100 Learning Lab

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August Learning Lab Schedule


Learning Lab:  Caltech IMSS Building, 263 S. Chester, Pasadena, CA
Free parking behind the building or on the street
(Read the time limits if you park on the street!)

Course Descriptions

Pathways Education

Continue your journey of personal and professional development through Pathways! As the foundation of your Toastmasters experience, Pathways is designed to help you build the competencies you need to communicate and lead. This in depth session will explore the nuts and bolts of how Pathways works.  Discover how to manage your education!  If you are a BaseCamp Manager, learn the details of member tracking and approvals.

New Course!
The Arcadia Experiment – 10 to 30 members in one year

Newly elected Club President Sean Lee discovered himself leading a club with ten members and low attendance.  Determined to revive his club that had served its members for nearly 80 years, he called upon his marketing and social media skills to rebuild the membership and provide the benefits of Toastmasters to members new and established alike.  One year later, the club is thriving with 30 members!  In this class, he shares his formula for success with you to take back to your club.

Club Officer Training

Improve your experience as a club officer and fulfill your responsibilities by spending an hour learning about your role, how it helps your fellow members and where you fit in with the other club officers.  This class is designed as a makeup training for the formal LACE Club Officer training which was held on June 24.

Dashboard for Officers

Toastmasters International has a wealth of resources to assist club officers.  Discover ways to make your officer role more fulfilling and improve your club’s performance with these time tested tools.

HPL (High Performancee Leadership) Session

Are you ready to complete a project at work?  At home?  In Toastmasters?  Bring your committee and get advice from an experienced member to make your project a success.

First Timers Session

New to Toastmasters?  Learn the ropes and all that our organization has to offer with this 1hour welcome  session.

Club Coach

An overview of best practices to set you up for this role in assisting a struggling club. Learn proven methods and the best way to help you and your struggling club become Distinguished.

# Develop Successful Teams

You will learn how to select team members, create a team agreement and discuss motivation and conflict-resolution techniques to keep their teams strong and productive.

Getting Things Done

Slack + Trello Training.  Discover these internet-base tools to make your club, area, or division’s team communications seamless and streamlined.

Eventbrite & GoToMeeting

Learn how to use Eventbrite to schedule and invite people to any event.  Collect RSVPs and know who’s coming easily and efficiently!  We’ll also cover the District’s GoToMeeting account and the advantages of using it to connect with your entire team quickly and easily on a regular basis.

Club Mentor

 An overview of best practices to set you up for this role in assisting a newly formed club.

# * Enhance Club Quality

As Area and Division Directors, you support clubs in creating an environment of mutual support and enrichment by soliciting club needs and offering perspective and knowledge. In this session, you consider how to gather information about clubs and identify ways to enhance their quality and performance.

Key To Great Evaluations

Speech and Leadership Performance evaluations are the cornerstone of the Toastmasters program.  By providing useful and concise evaluations containing accomplishments and opportunities for improvement, we help each other grow and improve.  Come discover the best practices for creating these effective evaluations.

Qualified Speaker Working Group

Interested in becoming a Qualified Speaker in District 100?  Need a venue to practice your qualified speech with your mentor?  This is a great time and place to accomplish your goals.

# Establish New Clubs

In this session, area and division directors as well as any member interested in building a club will identify the requirements for establishing clubs.  Attend this session and learn the best ways to start a club strong and bring the benefits of Toastmasters membership to others for years to come.

Success Plans

Get A Head start! Club/Area/Division Level Success Plan development.  A great class to get your first draft done!

AS (Accredited Speaker) Working Group

Connect with others working toward Accredited Speaker.  Give an extended speech you are working on.  Discuss accomplishment and challenges.

# * Support Existing Clubs

The Area Director’s Club Visit Report (Item 1471) is the tool used to assess the overall quality of clubs. Learn how best to utilize this tool to support your clubs and provide an effective Toastmasters evaluation that is valuable to the club officer and the District It is also a valuable resource for the district because, once completed, the report identifies how district leaders can best support the club.

Success Plan Working Group

Need a quiet space to discuss your success plan?  Want feedback and input from experienced leaders?  Join us for 60 minutes of intense, valuable work time.

Thrive in the District Recognition Program

District 100 has numerous incentives this year based on the core Toastmasters principles and goals.  Join us to learn how working the Distinguished Club Program, building new clubs, and bringing excellence to your member experience will garner rewards for you and your club!

D100 Leadership Information Session

Thinking of expanding your Toastmasters leadership education?  Attend this enlightening class that will give you the tools you need to decide your next steps along your leadership path.


Learn this invaluable skill to run meetings efficiently and effectively.  Cut the amount of time you’re stuck in meetings and insure that decisions and deliverables are properly recorded and assigned.

* This session focuses on Area Director Visit Reports.
# These sessions are required Area & Division Director Training