Coach a Club
Club Coach is a unique program that is both challenging and rewarding, aimed specifically to improve Clubs with low membership and overall club health. A Club Coach is trained to work with the club as a whole and reinvigorate the experience of being a club member. This program is designed alongside the Club Ambassador Program and, together, they are the cornerstones of District 101 Club Growth.
Are you interested in helping such clubs? Do you think your club could benefit from a Club Coach?
You have come to the right place!
Already a Coach?
Do you have experience with rebuilding a club which only has a few members?
Do you know how to help others to reach their potential?
Maybe coaching a club might be for you!
As a Club Coach, you will be assigned to a club with fewer than 12 members. You will help the current officers to rebuild the club, regain members, and become Distinguished.
Becoming a Club Coach 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
If you answered YES to at least one question above, contact Alyson King, Club Coach Chair, at email@example.com.
Existing Coaches: Please remember to fill out the Club Coach Visit Form after each visit to your club.
What are the requirements to receive Advanced Leader Silver Credit for serving as a Club Coach?
- The club you are coaching must be Distinguished by June 30th of the year you serve as coach. If this is not achieved, you have up until June 30th of the following Toastmasters year to achieve the requirements, after which you may request an extension.
- The club needs to complete at least 5 of the 10 Distinguished Club Program goals
- The club must meet the membership goal (20 members or gain 5 members from base membership) to be distinguished.
- Toastmasters International keeps track of coaches and their status. After the end of the Toastmasters year, Toastmasters will process the information and publish awards at the end of July.
- Once you have reached “awarded” status, you can turn in your AL-Silver application.
Here are some useful links about club coaching:
Does your club have fewer than 12 members?
Can your club use help from outside to regain strength, to get another point of view, and to help you organize better meetings? A Club Coach can provide that help.
A Club Coach will work together with the officers and members of the club to come up with a plan to rebuild the club. The coach will assist the officers in implementing this plan to get the club to Distinguished level or higher.
If your club has fewer than 12 members, it qualifies for a Club Coach. Talk with your officers about this. Have them contact Alyson King, Club Coach Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org and request a coach!