Saturday July 16, 2022

LACE is an opportunity for our members and club officers to obtain high-level training and information on topics that will drive their success. It was originally developed to supplement Toastmasters club officer training requirements, but because of its high-quality, interactive workshops, it has emerged as a well-known and admired curriculum throughout the region. LACE is unique to Founder’s District in affordability, scope, value, quality, diversity, and excellence.

LACE offers training for club officers and advanced officer experiences.  All LACE sessions will be conducted via Zoom meetings. You must individually register for each session you wish to attend. Check out the schedule and get registered. All sessions are FREE!

LACE is for EVERYONE! All club members and officers are welcome!

July 16, 2022
LACE Online

Irvine, CA
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Matt Kinsey

Are you a Leader?

08:00 am - 09:00 am
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How do you know if you are acting as a leader? This presentation will deliver a definition of leadership that our speaker has found to be effective over more than 30 years of community and business leadership. He has been a Scout leader for more than 25 years, and served as a member or chair of 10 different Boards of Directors with more than 50 years of combined Board experience. In August, he will become the next International President of Toastmasters. Please join me in welcoming International President-Elect Matt Kinsey as he asks us… are you a leader?

Matt Kinsey, DTM, of Coral Springs, Florida, is the Managing Director and Chief Information Security Officer of IT Fusion, LLC in South Florida which launched in 2021 after MK Tech Group merged with 2 other local IT providers. Kinsey oversees all aspects of the firm’s operations that services small and medium-sized businesses in the South Florida area.


Kinsey holds a master’s degree in computer information systems from the University of Phoenix, Arizona and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Trinity International University. He has a certificate in strategic management and was recognized with the Silver Beaver and Vigil Honor awards for his work with the Boy Scouts of America. As a Boy Scout volunteer for more than 25 years, he has held numerous positions within the organization including Scoutmaster, district chairman, event chairman, and the council’s camping chairman.


A Toastmaster since 2003, Kinsey is a charter member of his home club, Outspoken Toastmasters, in Coral Springs. He has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of educational achievement in the organization.


“I have learned that to be most successful, you need to lead with your heart and not your head,” he says. “There is no finer program than Toastmasters for helping people build their self-confidence, communication and leadership skills.”


As an officer of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Kinsey is a “working ambassador” for the organization. He works with the Board to develop, support, and modify the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.



Christine Brady

Club Quality

09:30 am - 10:20 am
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There’s a lot of talk about Toastmasters Club Best Practices. But, we need to talk about HOW to put those best practices into ACTION. There are specific actions that club officers AND members can take to improve their club experience for seasoned members and guests. The beginning of the Toastmasters year is the perfect time to implement new ideas and launch your club into President’s Distinguished Status!

Chritine Brady, DTM, IPDD has served in almost every club officer role and every District Leadership role. Christine is a member of 4 clubs in 2 Districts and has visited countless clubs. There are some key success factors of great clubs that Christine has identified. When Christine isn’t at a Toastmasters meeting, she works as a Contracts Manager for Iteris, a national transportation analytics firm headquartered in Santa Ana. She is a co-creator of “Currently Obsessed,” a podcast about everything because everything is obsessable.  She also enjoys rowing, running, and playing ukulele.



Maurice DiMino

W.I.N. at Leadership

01:30 pm - 02:20 pm
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When you Lead…Will they Follow? When you are leading your Club, Area, Division or District…Is the membership in alignment with your vision? In this interactive, informative session Maurice DiMino will share his “W.I.N. at Leadership” principles.

Maurice believes leadership is based on these three principles: Who are you as leader; Integrity for a leader and Network for a leader…The W.I.N.

You will walk away with these three building blocks to grow a strong and enthusiastic membership. Your organization will come together and thrive under your leadership.

Maurice DiMino is an award-winning international speaker, Number #1 Best Selling Author and Mentor. In 2018, Maurice received the highest designation from Toastmasters International, he was awarded the Accredited Speaker designation. He became a TEDx speaker at San Diego State
University. His clients include Microsoft, US Navy, Los Angeles Food Bank along with other corporations and organizations. Maurice believes everyone has a Million Dollar Message to share with the world and he assists people in developing and delivering their message.