Education Tracks

The Toastmasters educational program is divided into two tracks – a communication track and a leadership track. Members are encouraged to participate in both tracks. The two tracks are not mutually exclusive and you can work in both at the same time. Both also provide for specific accomplishments.

The awards and their requirements appear in the Educational Program Summary chart below. The diagram shows the award progression in each track.

Education Track





Communication Track

Competent Communication Manual New members receive a membership kit containing the Competent Communication manual, often called the “Basic Manual”, and four other manuals: Competent Leadership, Your Speaking Voice, Effective Speech Evaluation, and Gestures: Your Body Speaks. The Competent Communication manual is designed to give new members a strong start in developing a core set of skills for public speaking. Each of the ten projects …

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Leadership Track

Competent Leadership Manual The Competent Leadership manual focuses on different leadership skills through ten projects, each providing the member background information and an assignment that requires serving in one or more specified meeting or club roles in which the aspects of that skill can be practiced.   Advanced Leadership Manuals Each of the Advanced Leadership manuals challenges …

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