2022-2023 Call for District Leadership

Call for District Leader Nominations and Applications

District 1 Toastmasters is seeking candidates for the next District Leadership Team serving July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023. The nomination and application process for elected positions is open. Our next District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director and six Division Directors will be elected by majority vote at the District Council Annual Business Meeting, to be held during the Spring Conference on Saturday, May 21, 2022. The application deadline for elected positions is extended to Tuesday, April 5, 2022, midnight.

The nomination and application process for appointed positions is also open. Appointed applicants are confirmed by the newly elected District Director.

Are You Ready to Consider District Leadership?
District Leadership provides an opportunity for individuals to stretch and grow as a leader and communicator. Serving as a District leader is a great responsibility and an exciting opportunity. A District’s success depends on the quality of its leadership. Leaders achieve results for their Districts by giving priority attention to the needs of members, clubs and fellow District leaders. Leadership in Toastmasters is a journey that includes a desire to serve others and a commitment to lead. A District leader is part of Toastmasters International, an organization with a noble mission: to empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.

Nomination and Application Process Now Open
The nomination and application process for is open. Qualification and submission details are below for all elected and appointed positions. All positions must be held by a District 1 member in good standing of a District 1 Toastmasters club in good standing. Address any questions to the 2022-2023 District 1 Leadership Committee Chair, Brad Stauffer, DTM, IPDD at DLCChair@District1Toastmasters.org. Candidates and interested members regarding the election of 2022-2023 District Leaders should thoroughly review Protocol 9.0: District Campaigns and Elections.

District Officers
District officers include the District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, Public Relations Manager, Administration Manager, Finance Manager, Division Directors and Area Directors. These officers, plus the Immediate Past District Director, comprise the District Executive Committee (DEC), ensuring that the District and its leaders are working toward the achievement of the District mission. In addition to these officers, the District Director may appoint other roles, but Toastmasters International credit toward an educational award only applies to the District officer roles named above. All District officers roles are for a one-year term, July 1 – June 30. See table below for elected and appointed positions.

 

District leadership

ELECTED Positions*
APPOINTED Positions
Division A Director
Public Relations Manager*
Division B Director
Administration Manager*
Division C Director
Finance Manager*
Division D Director
Area Director*
Division E Director
Logistics Manager
Division F Director
District Parliamentarian
Club Growth Director
Webmaster
Program Quality Director
Event Managers
District Director
Other Team Roles

*Toastmasters International credit toward educational award applies

District Leader Responsibilities

  • Uphold the governing documents of Toastmasters International.
  • Foster an atmosphere of enjoyment, teamwork, and dedication in the spirit of learning, growing, and achieving.
  • Work to fulfill the District mission.
  • Strive to achieve recognition in the Distinguished District Program.
  • Prepare your successor to assume office.

 

ELECTED POSITIONS: How to Nominate or Apply for Elected Positions

District 1 Toastmasters has nine leadership roles that are elected by majority vote at the District Council Annual Meeting, held during the Spring Conference. Those leadership positions include the District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, Division A Director, Division B Director, Division C Director, Division D Director, Division E Director and Division F Director.

The nomination and application process for elected positions is open and can be submitted now. Send all application and/or inquiries to 2022-2023 District 1 Leadership Committee Chair, Brad Stauffer, DTM, IPDD, at DLCChair@District1Toastmasters.org. Members can nominate another member for District Leadership by submitting a District Leader Nominating Form.

All candidates for elected positions must attend an interview conducted by the District Leadership Committee. The committee must nominate at least one candidate for the District Director, Program Quality Director, and a Division Director for each Division. Two candidates must be nominated for Club Growth Director.

candidate applicationTO APPLY for District Leadership, complete and submit the following three forms and photograph.
> Candidate Application
> Candidate Biographical Information
> District Leader Agreement and Release Statement
> A high resolution photograph (will be publicly posted)
Email the three application documents (above) and photograph to DLCChair@District1Toastmasters.org. The application deadline for elected positions is Friday, February 18, 2022.

TO NOMINATE a qualified individual for any elected District Leadership role, complete the District Leader Nomination Form.

Email the completed nomination form to DLCChair@District1Toastmasters.org.

 


 

APPOINTED POSITIONS: How to Nominate or Apply for Appointed Positions

District 1 has a variety of positions that are appointed by the incoming District Director, subject to the approval of the District Executive Committee and the District Council, by September 30, 2022. The positions are officially appointed after the incoming District Director has been elected at the District Council Annual Meeting. The District Director may create and appoint other roles as needed, but Toastmasters International credit toward any educational award only applies to particulate roles named under “District Officers.” Applications for appointed positions are also submitted to the DLC Chair.

Appointed Positions are Public Relations Manager*, Administration Manager*, Finance Manager*, Area Director* (District 1 has at least 30 Area Director positions available), Logistics Manager, District Parliamentarian, Webmaster and others roles as determined by the newly elected District Director. (*Indicates positions that earn District Leadership credit.)

The nomination and application process for appointed positions is also open. If you are interested in serving as Area Director, Public Relations Manager, Administrative Manager, or Finance Manager, complete the application below and email to DLCChair@District1Toastmasters.org. Members can nominate another qualified member for appointed positions by submitting a District Leader Nominating Form.

candidate applicationTO APPLY FOR APPOINTED District leader roles, complete and submit the following three forms and photograph.
> Candidate Application
> Candidate Biographical Information
> District Leader Agreement and Release Statement
> A high resolution photograph (will be publicly posted)
Email the three application documents (above) and photograph to DLCChair@District1Toastmasters.org. All applications will be reviewed and held for the incoming District Director, who will interview and select individuals for the appointed District leader roles.

TO NOMINATE a qualified individual for any appointed leadership role, complete the District Leader Nomination Form.

Email the completed nomination form to DLCChair@District1Toastmasters.org.

 


 

District Leader Qualifications

At the time of taking office, District officers must have been an active member of a Toastmasters club in good standing for the entire preceding 12 months, or has been a member for 12 consecutive months within that past three years, in the District in which the officer shall serve. District officers may only be a candidate for elective office in one District at any given time, and may only serve in one position within any District Executive Committee.

Elected District Leadership Positions
Division Director  A Division Director, under guidance of the District Director, serves the Division clubs by providing District support and resources through effective leadership and support of the Area Directors (typically six Areas per Division). Division Directors ensure that each club achieves its mission and fulfills its responsibilities to its members, as well as coordinates Division activities, set Division goals, and assist in the training of Area leaders and club officers. This role provides leadership development opportunities, while fostering leadership skills in Area Directors.
Qualifications At the time of taking office, the Division Director shall have served at least six consecutive months as a member of a District Council.

Club Growth Director  The Club Growth Director (CGD), under guidance of the District Director,  makes the benefits of Toastmasters membership available to greater numbers of people. The role involves planning, developing and implementing District Club Growth objectives. The Club Growth Director leads the District’s efforts to build new clubs and to work on strengthening existing membership.
Qualifications At the time of taking office, the Club Growth Director shall have served at least six consecutive months as a Club President and at least 12 consecutive months as a Program Quality Director, a Club Growth Director, Division Director,  or Area Director.

Program Quality Director  The Program Quality Director (PQD), under the guidance of the District Director, strives to have every club and each member enjoy the benefits of Toastmasters, and reach their goals, by providing direction and counsel to Division Directors, Area Directors, and Club Officers on the educational opportunities in Toastmasters. The PQD also leads efforts in designing District Trainings, Contests, Conferences and other special events.
Qualifications At the time of taking office, the Program Quality Director shall have served at least six consecutive months as a Club President and at least 12 consecutive months as a Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director,  Division Director or Area Director.

District Director  As the District’s chief officer, the District Director is responsible for directly administering and overseeing the District’s day-to-day operations, finances, an human resources, while empowering the District leadership team to work together toward the District mission.
Qualifications At the time of taking office, the District Director shall have served at least six consecutive months as a Club President and at least 12 consecutive months as a Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director or Division Director.

Appointed District Leadership Positions
Area Director  An Area Director provides District support and assistance to the clubs in an Area (typically 4-6 Clubs). Area Directors visit their Area clubs often, and submit an Area Director Visit Report at least two times for each club. They serve as a direct liaison between the District and the clubs, helping District leaders understand how to support and meet the needs of each club. Serving in this role provides great opportunity to hone leadership and communication skills.
Qualifications Insofar as practicable, the Area Directors shall have served as members of a District Council.

Public Relations Manager  The Public Relations Manager, under guidance of the District Director, is responsible for coordinating publicity efforts in the District, by establishing and maintaining lines of communication between the District and its members, as well as between the District and the public, working to increase awareness of Toastmasters through all available media.
Qualifications At the time of taking office, the Public Relations Manager should possess experience in and core understanding of public relations.

Administration Manager  The Administration Manager, under guidance of the District Director, is responsible for maintaining the historical records of the District, recording and distributing meeting minutes, and otherwise maintaining accurate, timely records of District business. The Administration Manager serves as upholder of the District Administrative Bylaws and policies.
Qualifications At the time of taking office, the Administration Manager should be a reliable, prompt, well-organized Toastmaster who can accurately record meeting actions, has access to a personal computer and is able to reproduce materials.

Finance Manager  The Finance Manager, under guidance of the District Director, is tasked with the fiscal oversight and management of the District. The Finance Manager produces monthly reports reflecting the district’s financial status, ensuring that expenditures remain within the budget approved by the district council.
Qualifications At the time of taking office, the Finance Manager should have accounting experience and understand basic bookkeeping practices.


Nomination and Election Timeline

Now The nomination and application process for elected positions are now open. Applications also accepted for appointed roles.
February 2022 Candidate interviews for elected positions will begin
February 18, 2022 Elected District Leader Nomination and Application Deadline
April 9, 2022 DLC report to the District Director no later than six (6) weeks prior to the elections (Spring Conference and District Council Annual Meeting is May 21, 2022).
April 23, 2022 The DLC report and biographical forms are emailed to all members of the District Council and posted on the District website four weeks prior to the election date.
April 9 – May 15, 2022, 9am Eligible floor candidates shall declare their intent to run in writing to the DLC Chair after the DLC report has been published and at least one (1) week prior to the annual District Council meeting
May 20, 2022 Candidates Showcase (evening event)
May 21, 2022 District Council Annual Meeting and Election

A candidate for elected positions may begin campaigning as soon as they have submitted their District Leader Agreement and Release StatementCandidate Biography Form and photograph to the DLC Chair.


Candidate and Election Resources

District Leadership Handbook
District Campaigns and Elections FAQ
Candidate Campaign Guidelines
Protocol 9.0: District Campaigns and Elections
Showcase Questions
Elections Toolkit

Return to this page for updated information. Last updated January 18, 2022.