Toastmasters Leadership Institute

TLI is not only for the current club leaders — it is for anyone who may be interested in becoming a club officer in the future or those club members who just want to learn more about our wonderful organization!

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TLI Survey

When you have attended one of the Division TLI’s, please fill out the appropriate survey below:

Division A
Division B
Division C
Division D
Division E
Division F
Division G
Division H
Division I
Division J

What is TLI?

It’s the Toastmasters Leadership Institute, where Toastmasters from across the district come together to network, share ideas, and be inspired. It’s where newly-elected club officers receive training on how to best serve their clubs. And it’s where any Toastmaster can expand skill sets as a communicator and a leader with additional educational sessions.

Who Should Attend?

Every Toastmaster can benefit from attending a Toastmasters Leadership Institute! Even if you’re not serving as a club officer this term, “electives” are being offered that cover a variety of topics you’re sure to find of interest. See the session schedules (as they’re posted) for more information. Check back here for full details, including a breakdown of sessions and presenters, as we get closer to each TLI.

Regardless of whether you’re a club officer, you are welcome to attend, join in the fun, and meet the leaders and future leaders of your district. Each club needs a minimum of 4 officers trained during each of two training periods (June – August and again in December – February) to complete Goal 9 – Training of the Distinguished Club Program (DCP). PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY THE OFFICERS of RECORD MAY EARN THE CLUB’S DCP CREDIT FOR THEIR ROLE. EARNING THE CREDIT IS ACCOMPLISHED BY ATTENDING A TRAINING SESSION FOR THEIR OFFICER ROLE AND SIGNING IN ON THE SIGN IN SHEET PROVIDED IN THAT SESSION. More importantly, the more officers trained the more successful your clubs will be in meeting the needs of members.

Past TLI Presentations

Past TLI Presentations and Handouts can be found at

Past TLI Events

2015 Summer TLI-West was held on June 20, 2015 at Grace Covenant Church, 17301 Statesville Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031. MaryLynne White and Cynthia Kulpa were the co-planners for this event.

2015 Winter TLI-East was held on January 17, 2015 at  the Upper Room Church of God in Christ, 3300 Idlewood Village Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610. Thulasi Ranganathan and Lindsay Humeniuk were the event planners for this event.

2015 Winter TLI-West was held on January 10, 2015 at Grace Covenant Church, 17301 Statesville Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031. Sherrell Smith was the event planner for this event.

2014 Summer TLI-East was held on June 28, 2104 on the Duke Campus in the Pratt School of Engineering in Hudson, Teer, and CIEMAS buildings. The event was co-chaired by Zbignew Kabala and John Leonard.

2014 Summer TLI-West was held on June 21, 2014 at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte in the James H. Barnhardt Student Activity Center. The event was co-chaired by Jennifer Asaro and Darnell F Badger.