Competent Leadership Manual

Competent Leadership ManualA practical guide to becoming a better leader

CLThere are 10 projects in the manual, each focusing on a different aspect of leadership. When you complete the 10 projects, Toastmasters International will recognise your achievement with the Competent Leader (CL) award.

The roles

For each project you complete a specified number of roles from a list. For example, in project 1 you need to complete any 3 out of 4 possible roles.

Here is a summary of the roles and choices available:

1 – LISTENING AND LEADERSHIP
• Determine your current listening skills
• Identify the seven steps to better listening
• Practice listening skills in various club meeting roles

2 – CRITICAL THINKING
• Determine your current thinking skills
• Practice critical thinking skills in carious club roles

3 – GIVING FEEDBACK
• Determine your current skills in giving feedback
• Identify the steps in giving feedback effectively
• Practice giving feedback as you serve in various meeting roles

4 – TIME MANAGEMENT
• Determine your current time-management skills
• Identify steps to effectively manage time
• Practice time-management skills in various club roles

5 – PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION
• Determine current planning and implementation skills
• Identify steps in the planning and implementation process
• Practice planning and implementation skills in various club roles

6 – ORGANISING AND DELEGATING
• Determine current skills in organising and delegating
• Identify steps in the organisation and delegation process
• Practice skills in organising and delegating during various club meetings

7 – DEVELOPING YOUR FACILITATION SKILLS
• Determine your present facilitation abilities
• Identify facilitation strategies
• Practice facilitation skills in various meeting roles

8 – MOTIVATING PEOPLE
• Determine your current motivational skills
• Identify conditions that motivate people
• Practice motivational skills while serving in club roles

9 – MENTORING
• Determine your current mentoring skills
• Identify the steps in being a good mentor
• Practice mentoring skills in various club roles

10 – TEAM BUILDING
• Determine your current team-building skills
• Identify the steps in building a team
• Practice team building skills while serving in various club roles

 

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