As Club Growth Director I recognise the hard work and commitment of club coaches. This year the District will recognise this hard work and commitment by awarding qualifying club coaches a small gift by way of saying “thank you”. To qualify, clubs must reach 20 members or net growth of 5 and be Distinguished.
Being a club coach is a challenging and rewarding experience.
The Greek physician, Hippocrates, author of the Hippocratic Oath, said, “Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” Coaching a struggling club back to health is your opportunity to:-
- Develop team-building skills
- Expand leadership experience
- Increase proficiency as a facilitator and negotiator
- Develop diplomacy skills
- Share expertise
- Invest in the future of Toastmasters
- Earn credit toward the Advanced Leader Silver award
Up to two club coaches can be appointed to a club with 12 or fewer members.
CLUB COACH QUALIFICATIONS
- Coaches are Toastmasters who are not members of the struggling club and are not currently familiar with the club or its members.
- This outsider perspective allows the coaches to view the club objectively.
- Although coaches can’t be members of the club at the time of appointment, they may join the club after being assigned.
To earn credit toward the Advanced Leader Silver award, the coached club must achieve Distinguished Club recognition which means the club membership has to either reach a minimum of 20 or have a net growth of 5.