Rob Cockburn, DTM as experienced Toastmaster created a module for successful officer training. He developed this module to save time and energy:
“This is not a TM brainwash or mindless theoretical explanation, it is a very real approach to why and then what to do. Nor is it pushing “American / German/ Someone else’s / methods. It gets the clubs to set their own goals and then decide how to achieve them. It’s big advantages are: there is a maximum one power point slide, it gets people thinking about: what they are there for (why bother having a club executive?), what do you really what to do, and how to accomplish it. The executive then sees
- what they should do to have a great club
- that the DCP is not the reason for their existence but a valuable measuring tool to see if they are achieving their goals
Be sure that the presenters takes some time of preparation beforehand, reading the Trainer notes and thinking about what one actually does to have a successful club.Rob has always got great feed back on this method and even better, great successes from the clubs”.
Ellen Hermens, DTM (Lieutenant-Governor E&T 2008/09): “I consider Rob´s approach as an excellent example. I always conducted very interactive officer trainings as the attendees remember better what they learned by experience than by lecture.“