2021 Winter LACE - Saturday January 16, 2021

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Mark Simon

Club President Training

10:00 am - 11:25 am
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01:30 pm - 02:55 pm
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Session Description:

As club President, you will set the tone for your club. You are expected to provide helpful, supportive leadership

for all the club’s activities and you will be the first to assume responsibility for the progress and welfare of the club.

You motivate, resolve conflict, and facilitate as required. Though you must occasionally step in and make a difficult

decision, you rarely do so without consulting club members and other club officers. You show respect for all

members, even when you do not agree with them, and provide leadership for all.

 

Your Responsibilities are:

  • Provide positive leadership to all officers and members
  • Build a cohesive team and ensure all tasks are completed
  • Oversee and facilitate club meetings
  • Lead by example and treat all members fairly and equally
  • Hold yourself and other officers accountable
  • Be diplomatic in resolving conflict
  • Encourage participation in Distinguished Club Program
  • Conduct Club Executive Committee meetings
  • Act as Base Camp Manager when required and back up the VP Education
  • Ensure financial responsibility and accountability for club funds
  • Remain current with the Leader Letter
  • Represent your club at district leadership and area council meetings
  • Vote your proxy at the annual District Business meeting and at the International Conference
  • Be familiar with all aspects of the Addendum of Standard Club Options and Club Constitution
  • Attend Club Officer Training

 

You will learn Transferable Skills:

  • Executive leadership experience
  • Executing to strategic objectives
  • Team building and delegation
  • Motivating and coaching others
  • Positive small group leadership
  • Organization and problem-solving
  • Organizing communities to accomplish a specific task or event
  • Critical thinking
  • Networking and relationship-building
  • Conflict management
  • Delivery of tactful and constructive feedback
  • Succession planning

 

Learning and applying leadership skills are important elements of success during your term as club President. Attend this workshop to learn how to fulfill your role, network with other club officers in your District and connect with trainers and District leaders who can help you achieve success.

 

Mark Simon (ACG, ALS) started his Toastmasters journey in Qingdao, China, in 2011, and has served in most of the club officer roles (including three terms as club president), as well as an area director. He is currently serving as the president of the Irvine Toastmasters Club and the High-Performance Leadership Chair on the PQD team. He has more than 25 years of cross-cultural leadership experience (including 15 years living and working overseas) in the fields of Information Technology and Leadership Development. He holds a B.S. in Information and Computer Science and an M.A. in Human Services Counseling. Mark is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies with a focus on cross-cultural leadership. He also has three children and one wife.

 

 

Tanya Mansell

Club Secretary Training

10:00 am - 11:25 am
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01:30 pm - 02:55 pm
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As Secretary, you maintain all club records, manage club files, handle club correspondence, and take the minutes at each club and executive committee meeting. You are also in charge of updating and distributing a roster of the current paid membership and keeping the club officer list current for Toastmasters International. Though some clubs combine the Secretary role with the Treasurer, it’s best to have a dedicated Secretary who can help reduce the workload of the treasurer and occasionally assist the Vice President Education as well. You will also order supplies for the club as needed.

Your Responsibilities are:

  • Take minutes at club and executive committee meetings
  • Organize and maintain club records and files as defined in the Club Constitution
  • Archive historical records
  • Update and distribute membership rosters
  • Update the club and officer list at Toastmasters International
  • Understand basic parliamentary procedures
  • Order supplies as needed
  • Remain current with the Leader Letter
  • Act as Base Camp Manager when required and back up the VP Education
  • Vote your club proxy at International Convention
  • Back up other officers as needed
  • Attend Club Executive Committee meetings
  • Attend Club Officer training

 You will learn Transferable Skills:

  • Organization and problem-solving
  • Records maintenance
  • Critical thinking
  • Meeting organization
  • Document decisions agreed to at meetings and communicate decisions to larger audiences
  • Compliance with standard procedures
  • Time management
  • Communication skills

Learning and applying leadership skills are important elements of success during your term as club Secretary. Attend this workshop to learn how to fulfill your role, network with other club officers in your District and connect with trainers and District leaders who can help you achieve success.

Tanya Mansell joined Ziggurat Toastmasters in April 2014. Her journey to DTM was a slow one at first, but she started to pick up speed as she got more involved in area, division and district events. Ultimately, she committed to getting her DTM by June 2020 and achieved her goal on June 19, 2020. She served as Assistant Area G-3 Director during the 2018-2019 term, then served as Area C-2 Director during the 2019-2020 term.

Tanya considers herself incredibly blessed by the opportunities she had to grow as a leader and a speaker while she was serving as an assistant and area director and is grateful to all the Toastmasters that made her journey to DTM possible. In Tanya’s spare time between work, Toastmasters and family life she likes to run half marathons and hike mountain peaks. She also loves to look for ways to challenge and improve herself.

 

 

Kathleen Hughes

Club VP Education Training

10:00 am - 11:25 am
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01:30 pm - 02:55 pm
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    As Vice President Education (VPE), you schedule your club members’ speeches, verify the completion of projects, and serve as a resource for questions about the Toastmasters Pathways learning experience, speech contests, and your club mentor program. You are an important source of Toastmasters knowledge for club members and it is your job to become familiar with all aspects of Pathways.

    Your Responsibilities are:

    • Set club meeting agendas and assign meeting roles
    • Manage club schedule and plan meetings
    • Manage member progress in Pathways and act as the primary Base Camp Manager
    • Encourage member engagement in the Pathways learning experience
    • Plan speech contests
    • Hold yourself and other officers accountable
    • Keep current with Toastmasters programs
    • Manage mentor program
    • Provide positive and impartial evaluation on speeches/projects
    • Vote your proxy at the annual District Business meeting
    • Be familiar with all aspects of the Addendum of Standard Club Options and Club Constitution
    • Attend Club Executive Committee meetings
    • Attend Club Officer Training
    • Remain current with the Leader Letter

     

    You will learn Transferable Skills:

    • Strategic planning
    • Evaluate individual’s performance and determine strengths/weaknesses
    • Organization and problem-solving
    • Successful mentoring techniques
    • Positive small group collaboration
    • Critical thinking
    • Motivate others to set and achieve personal goals
    • Strategic thinking
    • Succession planning

    Learning and applying leadership skills are important elements of success during your term as club Vice President Education. Attend this workshop to learn how to fulfill your role, network with other club officers in your District and connect with trainers and District leaders who can help you achieve success.

    Kathy Hughes, DTM, is Founder’s District Club Growth Director with the dream job this year of supporting and building up membership in all clubs, both new and existing. Kathy joined Toastmasters in October, 2011, and has served in many club and District leadership roles along the way.

     

     

    Randy Kleinman

    Club VP Membership Training

    10:00 am - 11:25 am
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    03:00 pm - 04:30 pm
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    As Vice President Membership (VPM), you promote the club and manage the process of bringing in guests and converting them into members. By initiating contact with guests, helping them feel welcome, and providing them with information they need to join, you help maintain a constant influx of new people into your club. You also attentively monitor membership levels and strategize with the rest of the executive committee about how to overcome membership challenges when they occur.

    Your Responsibilities are:

    • Initiate contact with guests and help them feel welcome
    • Provide hospitality and membership information for guests
    • Follow-up with Guests immediately after meetings
    • Reply to all communications from prospective members in a timely manner
    • Manage the process of converting guests to members
    • Monitor membership levels
    • Promote the club and recruit new members
    • Conduct membership-building programs
    • Conduct New Member orientations
    • Strategize with the club executive committee to cover membership challenges when they occur
    • Hold yourself and other officers accountable
    • Attend Club Executive Committee meetings
    • Attend Club Officer training
    • Remain current with the Leader Letter

     You will learn Transferable Skills:

    • Marketing
    • Networking and relationship-building
    • Strategic planning
    • Critical thinking
    • Internal/external communication skills
    • Organization and problem-solving
    • Positive small group collaboration
    • Succession planning
    • Compliance with standard procedures

    Learning and applying leadership skills are important elements of success during your term as club Vice President Membership. Attend this workshop to learn how to fulfill your role, network with other club officers in your District and connect with trainers and District leaders who can help you achieve success.

     

    Randy Kleinman, DTM, DL5, has been a Toastmaster since 2007.  From 1999 to 2004, he served as Vice President of Marketing for a company, so it was natural that he would eagerly take on the VPM role when he became a Toastmaster.  He has a certificate in marketing from UCSB, and takes a major interest as well in public relations, which is closely tied with marketing.  Randy is retired now, but is fascinated by the possibilities of social media for communicating to the world. 

     

     

    Stella Marie Mahakian

    Club Treasurer Training

    11:30 am - 12:55 pm
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    03:00 pm - 04:30 pm
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    As Treasurer, you are the club’s accountant. You manage the club’s bank account, write checks as approved by the executive committee, and deposit membership dues payments and other club revenues. You are also in charge of submitting membership dues payments to World Headquarters (accompanied by the names of renewing members), filing necessary tax documents, and keeping timely, accurate, up-to-date financial records for the club.

    Your Responsibilities are:

    • Record and maintain accurate and up-to-date financial club records
    • Create a club budget
    • Manage club bank account, make deposits, and write checks as approved
    • Collect and submit membership and renewal dues
    • File necessary tax documents
    • Prepare documents for the Annual Audit Committee as required
    • Prepare quarterly financial reports for review by the Club Executive Committee
    • Remain current with the Leader Letter
    • Attend Club Executive Committee meetings
    • Attend Club Officer training

     You will learn Transferable Skills:

    • Basic bookkeeping
    • Budget monitoring
    • Financial record control and maintenance
    • Adhering to financial controls
    • Critical thinking
    • Organization and problem-solving
    • Compliance with standard procedures
    • Succession planning

    Learning and applying leadership skills are important elements of success during your term as club Treasurer. Attend this workshop to learn how to fulfill your role, network with other club officers in your District and connect with trainers and District leaders who can help you achieve success.

     

    Stella Marie Mahakian is a Senior Industrial Engineer at the Home Depot since 2015. Her role supports her team’s vision, engineering the fastest and most efficient supply chain in home improvement through alignment, standardization, sustainment and performance excellence.

     Stella earned her Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award in 2020. She believes in the Toastmaster legacy of building people up to realize their excellence one training, speech or project at a time. Training in L.A.C.E. event helps her achieve that purpose.

    Stella holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona and an M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California.

     

     

    Julie Murphy

    Club VP Public Relations Training

    11:30 am - 12:55 pm
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    01:30 pm - 02:55 pm
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    As the Vice President Public Relations (VPPR), you promote the club to the local community and notify the media about the club’s existence and the benefits it provides. You promote the club, updated web content, and safeguard the Toastmasters brand identity. It’s your job to notify the media whenever your club does something newsworthy. You will find yourself writing news releases, creating and distributing fliers, and maintaining the club’s presence on the web and in the community. By establishing and maintaining lines of communication between the club and its members, as well as between the club and the public, you will increase awareness of Toastmasters through local news and social media.

     Your Responsibilities are:

    • Promote the club to eligible guests
    • Notify the media regarding the club’s existence and benefits
    • Develop a public relations plan
    • Maintain club social media pages and website
    • Write new releases and distribute marketing materials
    • Create club publicity campaigns
    • Ensure the Club Contact and Meeting Information is up to date in Club Central
    • Understand the importance and impact of the Toastmasters brand
    • Update web content and safeguard the Toastmasters brand
    • Remain current with the Leader Letter, Toastmaster magazine,
    • Follow Toastmasters International’s social media channels
    • Use the PR tools available to you on the TI website
    • Attend Club Executive Committee meetings
    • Attend Club Officer training

     You will learn Transferable Skills:

    • Marketing and promotion
    • Social and public media/developing media relations
    • Development of a social media plan across multiple platforms while adhering to brand standards
    • Communication and interaction with local communities
    • Writing press releases
    • Networking and relationship-building
    • Critical thinking
    • Organization and problem-solving
    • Positive small group collaboration
    • Compliance with standard procedures
    • Succession Planning

    Learning and applying leadership skills are important elements of success during your term as club Vice President Public Relations. Attend this workshop to learn how to fulfill your role, network with other club officers in your District and connect with trainers and District leaders who can help you achieve success.

     

    Julie Murphy has a passion for all thing’s communication. She currently serves as Founder’s Districts Public Relations Manager and was awarded the 2019-2020 Toastmaster of the Year!  When she’s not busy with Toastmasters, she is a Senior Corporate Communications analyst at Kia, focusing on Internal Communications.

     

     

    Steve Itzkowitz

    Club Sergeant at Arms Training

    11:30 am - 12:55 pm
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    03:00 pm - 04:30 pm
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    As Sergeant at Arms, you keep track of the club’s physical property, such as the banner, lectern, timing device, and other meeting materials. You arrive early to prepare the meeting place for members and stay late to stow all the club’s equipment. You are also in charge of the meeting place itself, obtaining a new space when necessary, and maintaining contact with the people who allow you to use the space for your club’s meetings.

    Your Responsibilities are:

    • Store and maintain club equipment and materials
    • Manage meeting facilities
    • Provide hospitality and membership information for guests
    • Understand physical logistics
    • Manage virtual meetings
    • Use Online Meeting resources on the TI website
    • Assist with Speech Contests
    • Distribute club materials
    • Negotiate, as needed, for meeting sites and resources
    • Remain current with the Leader Letter
    • Attend Club Executive Committee meeting
    • Attend Club Officer training

     You will learn Transferable Skills:

    • Organization and problem-solving
    • Maintaining records
    • Inventory control
    • Understanding of physical logistics
    • Networking and relationship-building
    • Compliance with standard procedures

    Learning and applying leadership skills are important elements of success during your term as club Sergeant At Arms. Attend this workshop to learn how to fulfill your role, network with other club officers in your District and connect with trainers and District leaders who can help you achieve success.

    Steve Itzkowitz is an accomplished Toastmaster whose various accomplishments include becoming a Distinguished Toastmaster, 2-time Qualified Speaker, the Voice of Founder’s District and a past District Evaluations champion. Outside of Toastmasters, Steve is a food, wine and sports lover who also loves to socialize. During the pandemic, he’s taken to Zoom video conferencing in order socialize with his fellow Toastmasters and his friends. He’s excited  to have the opportunity to demonstrate to his audience how easy and effective Toastmasters meetings and gatherings can be using Zoom video conferencing.

     

     

    Advanced Officer Training Team

    Advanced President, VP Education and VP Membership Club Officer Training

    01:30 pm - 02:55 pm
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    This session is for experienced Club Presidents, Vice Presidents of Education, and Vice Presidents of Membership -an advanced look at their roles and their impact on Leadership, Mentoring and Club Growth. Add to that, uncover your transferable skills as you lead your club.

    If you have been President, Vice President of Education or Vice President of Membership more than once, you are undoubtedly looking for MORE information about how to lead your club to President’s Distinguished status. Attend this innovative and inspirational workshop to discover new methods to fulfill your role. Network with other advanced club officers in Founder’s District and connect with experienced and respected District leaders who can help you achieve greater success. 

    Three of Founder’s Districts most accomplished Toastmasters present the Advanced Officer Training session:

    Sherry Tomasula: Sherry believes people are empowered when they embrace the philosophy of "Learn by Doing." She has been a Toastmaster since 2011; her Toastmaster journey includes many roles in the District  including Youth Leadership, LACE Coordinator, International Speech Contestant, and the latest Immediate Past Division G Director.

    Sherri Horowitz: As a Toastmaster since 2013, she believes in 'service leadership'. For her dedicated leadership, fulfilling her 'service leadership' journey, Sherri has been recognized with two very meaningful awards for her outstanding service: Division G Area Director of the Year; Founder’s District Spirit of Excellence award. She is currently Division G Director.

    David Makela: David’s mission in life and in business is to equip, empower and encourage leaders to thrive through coaching and intentional mentoring. David is a member of Toastmasters of Laguna Beach, where as President, he doubled club membership and developed a succession plan with the incoming President. An adept Area Director, he continues to serve Division G as Mentor and Coach to the Area Directors.