The Toastmasters Competent Leadership Manual consists of 10 leadership projects that once completed will earn you the Competent Leader education level. Each project focuses on a different leadership skill, providing a self-check portion “before,” background information on the advantages of developing that skill, and an assignment that challenges you to serve in one or more specified meeting or club roles in which you may learn an aspect of that skill.
At the meeting, hand your CL manual to a fellow Toastmaster who will evaluate your performance in the role. The manual informs the evaluator which particular aspects to give feedback on by asking questions pertaining to the assignment. Use the CL matrix (insert link to resource) to keep an overview of which projects you have already completed.
You can complete the Competent Leadership manual at your own pace, and you can work on it at the same time as you are working on the Competent Communication manual or Advanced Communication manuals.
The ten projects cover the following skills:
- Listening and Leadership
- Critical Thinking
- Giving Feedback
- Time Management
- Planning and Implementation
- Organizing and Delegating
- Developing your Facilitation Skills
- Motivating People
- Team Building