Competent Leader

Competent Leader

During this stage, a new Toastmaster hones 10 different leadership skills by doing role plays. The details of the skills, the objectives of learning the skills and the role plays are given below. These details are as per the Competent Leadership(CL) Manual of the Toastmasters International.

Project Skills Learning objectives Role Plays
1 Listening
  • Evaluate your ability to listen
  • Identify and apply effective listening skills
Complete 3 of 4:

  • Ah-Counter
  • Speech Evaluator
  • Grammarian
  • Table Topics Speaker
2 Critical Thinking
  • Evaluate your ability to think critically
  • Identify and apply successful critical thinking practices
Complete 2 of 4:

  • Speech Evaluator
  • Grammarian
  • General Evaluator
3 Giving Feedback
  • Evaluate your ability to give feedback
  • Identify and apply successful practices for giving feedback
Complete all 3:

  • Speech Evaluator
  • Grammarian
  • General Evaluator
4 Time Management
  • Evaluate your ability to manage time
  • Identify and apply successful critical thinking practices
Complete Timer Role AND any 1 of the following 4:

  • Toastmaster
  • Speaker
  • Topicsmaster
  • Grammarian
5 Planning and Implementation
  • Evaluate your ability to plan and implement
  • Identify and apply successful planning and implementation practices
Complete 3 of 4:

  • Speaker
  • General Evaluator
  • Toastmaster
  • Table Topics master
6 Organization and Delegation
  • Evaluate your ability to organize and plan
  • Identify and apply successful organization and delegation practices
Complete 1 of 6:

  • Help Organize a Club Speech Contest
  • Help Organize a Club Special Event
  • Help Organize a Club Membership
    Campaign or Contest
  • Help Organize a Club Public Relations
  • Help Produce a Club Newsletter
  • Assist the Club’s Webmaster
7 Facilitation
  • Evaluate your ability to facilitate
  • Identify and apply facilitation skills
Complete 2 of 4:

  • Toastmaster
  • General Evaluator
  • Table Topics master
  • Befriend a Guest
8 Motivation
  • Evaluate your ability to motivate
  • Identify and apply leadership practices that effectively motivate people
Complete 1 Chair+ 2 OtherClub Membership Campaign or Contest ChairmanClub Public Relations Campaign ChairmanAnd 2 of these
Speech Evaluator
General Evaluator
9 Mentoring
  • Evaluate your ability to mentor
  • Identify and apply effective mentoring skills
Complete 1 of 3:

  • Mentor a New Member
  • Mentor an Existing Member
  • Serve on Guidance Committee for someone’s HPL Project
10 Team Building
  • Evaluate your ability to build teams
  • Identify and apply successful team building practices
Complete the role of Toastmaster ANDGeneral EvaluatorOR 1 of the following:

  • Club Membership Campaign
  • Contest Chairman
  • Club Public Relations Campaign
  • Club Speech Contest Chairman
  • Club Special Event Chairman
  • Club Newsletter Editor
  • Webmaster

(adapted from the Toastmasters International Competent Leadership Manual)