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Area Director Toolbox

The role of the Area Director


As Area Director, you serve as the direct liaison between the District and the clubs. The District Administrative Bylaws provide for the selection of Area Directors either by appointment by the District Director or by election by the Area Councils. Toastmasters International recommends that District Directors appoint Area Directors. Area Directors conduct club visits twice a year within their respective areas to understand and support club needs. In turn, these visits help District leaders understand how to support and meet the needs of each club. It is important that Area Directors have the support they need to serve clubs. The success of the District depends on it. Area Directors are eligible for re-election or re-appointment for one succeeding term only. Ideally, Area Directors have served as members of a District Council.

Tutorial: The Role of an Area Director

Courtesy of District 21

Tutorial: Area Director - Roles & Responsibilities

Courtesy of District 59

Tutorial: How to be a successful Area Director

Courtesy of Alan Baltgrop (for District 50)

Tutorial: Area Director Panel Discussion

Courtesy of District 69

Tutorial: Area Director Reports Overview (old)

Courtesy of District 77

Area Director Resources

How to Build a Toastmasters Club

Includes information for chartering both community and corporate clubs.

Area Success Plan

The Division Success Plan helps evaluate current situations, establish specific goals and develop strategies that can be used to achieve success.

Club Leadership Handbook 

An easy-to-use guide with chapters detailing governance, leadership roles.

District Leadership Handbook

An easy-to-use guide with chapters detailing District government and structure, leadership roles.

District Recognition Program

Learn about the District Recognition program and its renewed focus on club quality and member satisfaction.

District Club Program

& Club Success Plan

A manual which explains the Distinguished Club Program, provides guidelines for club success, and the "how-to" in becoming a Distinguished Club.

2021-22 Contest Rulebook

The Speech Contest Rulebook, in effect from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, features speech contest rules for the International, Evaluation, Humorous, Table Topics, Tall Tales, and Video Speech Contests.

Training Club Leaders

Guide for planning and presenting club officer training.

Club Status Guide

A guide to determine how a club's status affects different features and areas of the Toastmasters program.

Quick Guide to the

Dashboard Layout

Area Director Club Visit Report

The Area Director Club Visit Report guides Area Director's in evaluating club quality during their visits by assessing the club at each of the Moments of Truth.

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