Competent Leader Manual

Each of the ten projects in the Competent Leadership manual focuses on a different leadership skill, providing you background information and an assignment that requires your serving in one or more specified meeting or club roles in which you can practice aspects of that skill. Roles can include Evaluator, Timer, Toastmaster, Ah-Counter and General Evaluator. In most projects you can choose which roles to serve in.

You can complete the manual at your own own pace and work on it at the same time as working on the Competent Communication or Advanced Communication manuals.

As an essential part of the Toastmasters program, another Toastmaster will provide you written and/or verbal feedback on each leadship project completed. The evaluator provides a personal opinion of your leadership role, pointing out strengths and offering suggestions for improvment. Each club should to how to handle CL manual evaluations.

Possible options are to

• Provide verbal evaluations for leadership projects during meetings

• Provide verbal evaluations privately outside of the club meeting

• Provide only written evaluations for leadership projects

• Provide verbal evaluations during meetings for both speech and
leadership projects, but allow less time for each evaluation.