High Performance Leadership
This page describes the Toastmasters High Performance Leadership (HPL) Programme which offers a unique opportunity to develop leadership skills and learn by doing.
Three part learning process
The Toastmasters proven three-part learning process of study, action and feedback is used in a real-life project selected by you.
The programme involves recruiting a Guidance Committee, studying the learning materials, selecting a project, working with your team to accomplish the goals, making presentations about the project, and receiving feedback and guidance.
Your Guidance Committee members can be subject-matter experts, coaches, colleagues or even your manager; they do not have to be a Toastmaster.
Your HPL project can be within or outside of Toastmasters, and should be about making a notable contribution to Toastmasters, your organisation, or your community.
Successfully completing an HPL project is a requirement towards achieving your Advanced Leader Silver (ALS) award.
What are some High Performance Leadership Projects Toastmasters have completed?
- Organised a national Toastmasters event.
- Set up a recurring storytelling workshop in the community.
- Chaired a church rummage sale organising committee.
- Promoted Toastmasters in local area through a variety of PR initiatives.
- Developed a District Operations Manual.
- Initiated one or several new Toastmaster Clubs.
- Organised the development of a local skateboard park.
- Organised several rounds of Club Leadership Training.
- Organised a Club "Evaluation Boot Camp" event.
- Set up a Civil Defence Readiness Unit.
- Organised a university class reunion.
Links to More Resources
The best resource is to speak to a current Distinguished Toastmaster, to find out about the project they completed. They may have some tips and ideas for you to consider.