Toastmasters and Rotary announced a new joint venture to create an eight segment learning course for communication and leadership development. The course is expected to enhance skills, broaden networks, and increase positive impact in the community.
Toastmasters and Rotary want to offer the best membership experience possible, said Toastmasters International with much excitement about leveraging unique and similar strengths. “A collaboration between our organizations can provide Toastmasters the opportunity to apply public-speaking and communication skills, make new connections, and possibly give back to your communities through a vast array of service projects.”
“The strategic alliance with Rotary is exciting and allows for both organizations to leverage our unique and similar strengths,” said Deepak Menon president of Toastmasters International. “We look forward to providing our current and prospective members with on going additional offerings that meet their evolving needs.
The ongoing relationship between the two organizations will begin at the grassroots level with local club members learning and working together, said Rotary International. The joint project will give the opportunity for Toastmasters to take their leadership skills and apply them outside of the club environment which will make more of a community impact. As an organization, Toastmasters will be opened to potential new markets and members.
John Hewk, general secretary and CEO of Rotary International said “Collaborating with Toastmasters will provide our members with even more opportunities to develop and improve their leadership and communication skills.”
Members of Rotary have the opportunity to develop professionally, gain world understanding and make lifelong friendships, while volunteering to improve lives, said Rotary. This will bring lasting and positive change to communities.
The course content will be created by Toastmasters in phased roll out. The course will first be available in English in 2020 and more languages will be available in 2021.
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