Getting Started – CL

Getting Started with your Competent Leadership Manual

The Toastmasters Competent Leader (CL) manual contains 10 projects designed to help members become comfortable performing leadership tasks within the club such as helping with a newsletter or getting involved with a membership building campaign. Members can track their progress using the Project Completion Record in their manual.

The Competent Leader award is presented to members who have completed all 10 projects listed below. Notify the VP of Education upon completion for submittal to Toastmasters International. Visit our Meeting Roles page for more information on role responsibilities and our Meeting Signup to sign up for a role at an upcoming meeting.

Project 1: Listening
10%

(Complete 3 of 4)

  • Ah-Counter
  • Speech Evaluator
  • Grammarian
  • Table Topics Speaker
Project 2: Critical Thinking
20%

(Complete 2 of 3)

  • Speech Evaluator
  • Grammarian
  • General Evaluator
Project 3: Giving Feedback
30%

(Complete 3 of 3)

  • Speech Evaluator
  • Grammarian
  • General Evaluator
Project 4: Time Management
40%

(Complete Timer + 1)

  • Timer
  • Toastmaster
  • Speaker
  • Topicsmaster
  • Grammarian
Project 5: Planning and Implementation
50%

(Complete 3 of 4)

  • Speaker
  • General Evaluator
  • Toastmaster
  • Topicsmaster
Project 6: Organization and Delegation
60%

(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 PR Campaign
  • Help Produce a Club Newsletter
  • Assist the Club’s Webmaster
Project 7: Facilitation
70%

(Complete 2 of 4)

  • Toastmaster
  • General Evaluator
  • Topicsmaster
  • Befriend a Guest
Project 8: Motivation
80%

(Complete 1 Chair + 2 other)

  • Membership Campaign or Contest Chair
  • PR Campaign Chair
  • Toastmaster
  • Speech Evaluator
  • General Evaluator
Project 9: Mentoring
90%

(Complete 1 of 3)

  • Mentor for a New Member
  • Mentor for an Existing Member
  • HPL Guidance Committee Member
Project 10: Team Building
100%

(Complete Toastmaster + General Evaluator) or 1 Other

  • Toastmaster
  • General Evaluator
  • Membership Campaign Chair
  • Club PR Campaign Chair
  • Club Speech Contest Chair
  • Club Special Event Chair
  • Club Newsletter Editor
  • Club Webmaster