august, 2023

mon28aug7:00 pm8:00 pmFeaturedVirtual EventOnline Leadership Elective (OLE) - Finding and reading the Toastmaster DCP Reports...Removing the Mystery7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Event Organized By: Elizabeth Ruiz, DTM, 2023-2024 Program Quality Director

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(Monday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Elizabeth Ruiz, DTM, 2023-2024 Program Quality DirectorHonored to serve as your Program Quality Director (PQD)! The Program Quality Team will leave no Toastmaster behind. For example, we have planned new member orientations, club officer information sessions for aspiring club leaders to help all clubs have 7 club officers at all times, Pathways training and enrollment for Toastmasters who are not enrolled, speech contest and functionary training well before the season begins to help all clubs plan, prepare and lead a successful and fun club contest, and form a full pipeline of trained speech contest functionaries. The Program Quality Team will include all Toastmasters in recognitions earned; no Toastmaster will be left behind. As the PQD, I am responsible for all aspects of education and training within the District. This includes supporting quality club programming efforts, promoting the Distinguished Club Program, and planning and executing the District conference. Education Goals: I promote all members in achieving education awards and recognizing those achievements. I oversee and promote training for club, area, and division officers. Training Programs: I plan, organize, and direct the district's training programs. District Conference: I am responsible for all aspects of the district conference. I plan, organize and direct the event. Speech Contests: I coordinate and supervise the International Speech Contest at the district level and facilitate a smooth flow of information at speech contests. This is the year to elevate a strong foundation of quality clubs! The PQD Team will help every club meet its educational goals and become a Distinguished quality club. Ready for some FUN? Register now on the District calendar for our fun and exciting events and training in the 2023-2024 year.

Speakers for this event

  • Carolyn Charney, DTM, Division R Director

    Carolyn Charney, DTM, Division R Director

    Online Leadership Elective (OLE) Trainer

    Carolyn Charney began her life journey in Fort Collins Colorado, the daughter of two college students at Colorado State University. As part of her father’s medical training the family moved from Colorado to Hawaii, from Hawaii to Washington State, and from Washington State to Texas. The experience provided her a variety of educational experiences, paving the way to in a degree in education curriculum and instruction (science & math concentration) from Texas A&M University, and then on to a master’s degree in education administration from the University of Texas at Austin (tu). Make no mistake, as her emails indicate, her blood runs true Maroon. Carolyn taught in public schools for over ten years, in both Elementary and Secondary teaching positions. She was an Assistant Principal before stepping out into the business world as a Contract, Proposals & Project Manager for Dell. She moved to Houston at the turn of the century (2003) for love. Her immediate family includes a retired accountant and three adopted children (puppies). Gucci, Babs, and Ollie were all adopted from animal rescue organizations, proving that while you can’t buy love, you can adopt it. Beginning her Toastmaster journey in 2015, at MD Anderson Cancer Center as a charter member of Destined for Excellence Toastmasters (04114404). Carolyn has served as an officer in six clubs over the past 8 years, as well as working with several district leadership teams in the roles of: Area Director, Club Officer Training Co-Chair, Pathways Ambassador, and District Administration Manager. She earned her “legacy” DTM in October of 2018, and now appears to be working on her 2nd and 3rd at the same time, as she is working simultaneously in four different Pathways. Carolyn is currently employed by a global insurance company as the Software Compliance and IT Asset Manager Program Manager. She has never lost her love of children, or of being a child. “The kids I work with now, are just able to drive themselves home.”

    Online Leadership Elective (OLE) Trainer


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