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Advanced Leadership

The Advanced Leadership series enables you to further develop your leadership skills by serving in leadership roles at the club and district levels. There are two levels of advanced leadership recognition:

Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB)

  • Achieved new Competent Leader award.

  • Achieved Competent Communicator award (or Competent Toastmaster award).

  • Served at least six months as a club officer (president, vice president education, vice president membership, vice president public relations, secretary, treasurer or sergeant at arms) and participated in the preparation of a Club Success Plan while serving in this office.

  • While serving in the above office, participated in a district-sponsored club officer training program.

  • Conducted any two presentations from The Successful Club Series and/or The Leadership Excellence Series.

Advanced Leader Silver (ALS)

  • Achieved Advanced Leader Bronze award (or "old" Competent Leader award).

  • Served a complete term as a district leader (district governor, lieutenant governor, public relations officer, secretary, treasurer, division governor or area governor). A complete term is defined as having served at least from September 1 through June 30.

  • Completed the High Performance Leadership program*.

  • Served successfully as a club sponsor, mentor or coach.

*High Performance Leadership
High Performance Leadership (HPL) program features five projects, which offer instruction and practice in such vital leadership areas as developing a vision, goal-setting and planning, developing plans and strategies, and team-building. The HPL program may be completed within your Toastmasters club, area or district, or even a project related to the needs within your community such as your company, church, an association or professional group, or another organization. Your activities cannot be represented as endorsed by Toastmasters International. 

Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)
The Distinguished Toastmaster award is the highest our organization bestows and it recognizes both communication and leadership skills. To be eligible for the award a member must have:

  • Achieved Advanced Communicator Gold award (or achieved Advanced Toastmaster Gold award).

  • Achieved Advanced Leader Silver award (or achieved Advanced Leader award).


Austin Toastmasters provides a great opportunity to follow the wonderful club leaders, and members who are serving as leaders within the wider district.

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