january, 2024

sat27jan8:00 am10:45 amFeaturedVirtual EventRound 2 Club Officer Training (COT) #4 of 7 with Special Guest Trainer, D51 PQD from Malaysia, Lee Hwa, DTM!For Incoming and Aspiring Club Leaders8:00 am - 10:45 am Event Organized By: Elizabeth Ruiz, DTM, 2023-2024 Program Quality Director Event TagsBuilding a Healthy Team,Club Officer Training,COT,Education,Program Quality,training

Event Details

Welcome Club Officers and Aspiring Club Leaders!

Did you know a trained club officer can result in more satisfied members, exciting club meetings, and new members?

NOTE: The Trio will be in Dallas, Texas, for mid-year District Leader Training. In our place, we have a special guest who will be training the leadership session. You do not want to miss this! Register now.

TO DO BEFORE TRAINING STARTS: The leadership session, Building a Healthy Team, requires a Behavioral Style Assessment to be completed before the start of the club officer training session. The assessment to complete may be found on pages 10-12 in the club officer training building a healthy team participant workbook HERE

Program Quality TEAM is excited to provide incoming and aspiring club leaders with convenient, quality club officer training that provides value to members.

  • Open to all members!
  • 100% Online
  • Join us and learn leadership skills and more…

Register here

Before joining us to train, we are giving you the tools to begin with confidence and competence! The following items should be reviewed before attending Club Officer Training.


8:00 AM 8:05 AM Main Room Check-In
8:10 AM 9:10 AM Main Room Building a Healthy Team
Take Behavioral Style Assessment before training begins. Complete pages 10-12 before training starts.
9:10 AM 10:10 AM Breakout Room Club President Training
9:10 AM 10:10 AM Breakout Room VPE Training
9:10 AM 10:10 AM Breakout Room VPM Training
9:10 AM 10:10 AM Breakout Room VPPR Training
9:10 AM 10:10 AM Breakout Room Treasurer Training
9:10 AM 10:10 AM Breakout Room Secretary Training
9:10 AM 10:10 AM Breakout Room SAA Training
10:10 AM 10:15 AM Main Room Survey and Checkout for Credit
Note: For Club Officers to earn credit for their club DCP goal or DTM award, log in no later than 8:05 AM, and log out no earlier than 10:15 AM

Thank you for registering. We are looking forward to seeing you. -The Program Quality TEAM!

Link to Round 2 COT Flyer


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(Saturday) 8:00 am - 10:45 am


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

  • Cynthia Abdon, DTM, COT Team

    Cynthia Abdon, DTM, COT Team

    VPM Trainer

    Cynthia Stephanie Abdon, DTM, is a long-time Toastmaster. Outside of Toastmasters, she has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and a Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA). She was a business strategy consultant, project manager, intelligence analyst, and tax advisor in companies belonging to engineering, high- tech, oil and gas, and oilfield services. She is currently concentrating on international VAT taxes. In Toastmasters, her past district roles included: Toastmasters Pathways Ambassador, Public Relations Officer, TLI Chair, Realignment Chair, and other district chair roles. She was a Past Distinguished Area Governor and Past President’s Distinguished Division M Governor --“Division Governor of the Year Awardee 2013-2014”. In recent years, she served as District 56 Speechcraft Chair and Club Officer Trainer. She currently serves as Area R64 Director and a Club Officer Trainer. She is currently a member of three clubs: Deerwood Toastmasters, Master Evaluators (where she was Past President), and her home club, C&F (Current and Future) Leaders Club, an advanced President’s Distinguished Club (9 years in a row since inception), which she founded and sponsored in 2014, calling it “The Leaders’ Ship. She created the One-Day-5-Hour Speechcraft and the C&F Valentine and Fall DTM-a-Thons that served both her club (C&F), and other clubs for seven years, contributing at least 10 DTMs per year to District 56. Beliefs: She strongly believes in Toastmaster's values of Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence. Passion: Help other Toastmasters as a District 56 Trainer using the prescribed training materials and sharing years of experience as a leader and Toastmaster.

    VPM Trainer

  • Fatimar Jones, DTM

    Fatimar Jones, DTM

    2023 District Fall Education Summit Co-Chair

    Fatimar Jones is a Distinguished Toastmaster, Division P Director for the 2022-2023 term, and Chairperson of the 2023 District 56 Speech Contests. She is honored to serve as the District 56 Program Quality Training Chair. Fatimar's commitment to Toastmasters is further evident through her active membership in six clubs, where she has held all club officer roles. Fatimar worked in the oil and gas industry for 40 years and retired as a project advisor in 2020. Her expertise in this field shaped her leadership style and ability to inspire others. Family holds a special place in Fatimar's life. She is happily married to Adrian Jones and is the proud mother of four adult sons. With seven grandchildren, she cherishes the joys of family life and the opportunity to pass on her wisdom and values to the next generation. Fatimar indulges in her love for reading in her spare time and stays active in her community through volunteering. Her commitment to personal growth and making a positive impact on society is truly commendable. Please join me in welcoming Fatimar Jones, an individual who embodies the spirit of leadership, communication, and service.

    2023 District Fall Education Summit Co-Chair

  • Gevenia Bradford, DTM, COT Team

    Gevenia Bradford, DTM, COT Team

    SAA Trainer

    Gevenia Bradford, DTM: Gevenia’s Toastmasters journey began in April 2012 with the Pearland Toastmasters Club. She served as Vice President of Public Relations and supported the Vice President of Education by assigning Mentors to the club’s new members and monitoring the process. She was a charter member and club sponsor of the Mid-West Pearland Club. Gevenia has served as Area and Division Director of Division P4 in District 56. While performing in the Division Director’s role, she was instrumental in starting the Young Professional Toastmasters Club, now the Southeast Houston Toastmasters Club.  She has served as an area contest judge and Club Officer Trainer. She is an ATD – Association for Talent Development member and a Distinguished Toastmaster.

    SAA Trainer

  • Jennifer Nelson, DTM, Division O Director and Club Officer Training Team

    Jennifer Nelson, DTM, Division O Director and Club Officer Training Team

    Secretary Trainer

    Jennifer Nelson, DTM, Division O Director, is honored and excited to serve on the COT Training Team! In District 56, Jennifer has held all club officer roles with lessons learned from every experience!  It is essential in every role to have direction, know the responsibilities, and see how each person is supported! Let's have FUN as we Learn and Grow with each other!  Let’s have the BEST year ever!

    Secretary Trainer

  • Joshua Saenz, Club Officer Training Team

    Joshua Saenz, Club Officer Training Team

    Club President Trainer

    Joshua Saenz joined the ChampionX Toastmasters club in 2018 (formerly called Nalco Champion Toastmasters) and is still going strong. He's served as a Sergeant At Arms, Club President twice, and Vice President of Education. Currently the Sergeant At Arms-elect for the incoming club year and looking forward to it. Being a member of Toastmasters has allowed Joshua to come out of his shell as a public speaker and leader and network with other great professionals within his company and the Houston area.  He is happy to say that he has completed the Dynamic Leadership pathway and is close to finishing the Effective Coaching pathway. Joshua also serves as a Club Coach. He is thrilled to be a part of the Club Officer Training team.

    Club President Trainer

  • Lee Hwa, DTM, D51 PQD

    Lee Hwa, DTM, D51 PQD

    Building a Healthy Team

    CHING LEE HWA Author, Speakers & Master Trainer MBA in International Business Administration, UEL, UK Mobile Phone: +60182952880 •HRDF TTT Certified Trainer •Certified Dermatoglyphics Consultant •Author of Everyone Can Network •Toastmasters International Region 13 2023 - 2024 – Program Quality Director, District 51 2022 - 2023 - Club Growth Director, District 51 2021 - 2022 - Toastmasters Leadership Institute Chair, District 51 2019 - 2020 - Club Mentor, District 102 2019 - 2020 - Club Extension Committee, District 102 2017 - 2018 - Division J Director, District 51 2016 - 2017 - Area J4 Director, District 51 2015 - 2016 - Club President, District 51 • Regional/Division Sales Development Manager o Tupperware Brands Malaysia Sdn Bhd o Avon Cosmetics (M) Sdn Bhd o Nutrimetics Worldwide (M) Sdn Bhd • Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) – Trainer for SME Graduate Scheme Program • HELP University - Trainer for SME Graduate Scheme Program (sponsored by HRDF) • Melaka-Manipal Medical College – Trainer for Building Networking Competency • Taylor’s University – Speaker for Convert Your Network into Your Net Worth • UTAR Sungai Long – Trainer for Leadership in Action • Xiamen University Malaysia – Speaker on Social Competency • Harvest Academy Klang – Trainer for Leadership Workshop • Collaborate with Ken Bay on Everyone Can Sell TTT since 2016 • Speaker for ADLA launching day 2018, organised by Women Mentoring Network Ching Lee Hwa is renowned for her innovative and high energy presentations aimed at achieving results. Her message resonates with people from vastly varied backgrounds and her ideas stimulate the audience to take a second look at their lives. She captivates the hearts, minds and spirits of her audience by allowing the gift of communication to convey a message that always orbits people into action. Leadership positions in diverse cultures had offered her a chance to study the intricacies of human behaviour in people centric environs and to reap a rich harvest of wisdom and insightful experiences. Lee Hwa has over 28 years of experience in the sales and 12 years in leadership development. She has trained more than 10,000 people on Leadership Development, Coaching, Mentoring, Sales training and workshop. With her rich experience in network marketing, she was inspired to write a book name Everyone Can Network together with her mentor and the book was selling at MPH Bookstore nationwide, Borders and Popular Bookstore since May 2019. Through her passion in coaching and mentoring, she has impacted many individuals to recognize their self-value which in turn, improved their performance, productivity, communication skill, network and commitment to execute their action plans. Her passion leads to her ardent mission in education. To pursue her endeavour to inspire more people and impacting more lives, she is actively engaging with people who are equally passionate as herself in training and coaching.

    Building a Healthy Team

  • Mark Vine, COT Team

    Mark Vine, COT Team

    VPE Trainer

    I joined Deerwood Toastmasters in 2021 and I have not looked back since. During my short time with the club, I have served as SSA, VPE and I am now the President elect for this coming year for which I very excited. I cannot believe the progress in have made during this time, Toastmasters has provided me with a safe space not only in terms of structuring and making speeches, but also improved my listening and feedback skills; all of which are very important to becoming an effective leader and communicator. TM has also been a fantastic opportunity to broaden my network outside of my usual circle of personal/professional friends/colleagues and make a bunch of new ‘mates’ through the club and getting involved with other district activities - everyone's super friendly and welcoming!

    VPE Trainer

  • Mary Jubb, Division M Director and PQD Team

    Mary Jubb, Division M Director and PQD Team

    Teach / Zoom Lead

    Mary Jubb is a geologist, Toastmaster, and mom originally from the mountains of East Tennessee. She holds a BS in Geology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and an MS in Geology from the University of Tennessee. Her career as a geologist took her to North Carolina, Ohio, and California before settling in Houston in 2014. She joined Missouri City Toastmasters in 2018 and Sound of Greenway Toastmasters in 2019 and has served as an officer in both clubs. In 2022, she won Best Presentation at the International Geomechanics Symposium in Abu Dhabi, thanks to her experience in Toastmasters. When she isn’t looking at rocks or planning speeches for Toastmasters, she enjoys reading, running, playing with her dogs and cat, and homeschooling her two boys.

    Teach / Zoom Lead

  • Rose Bradford, DTM, PDD, COT Team

    Rose Bradford, DTM, PDD, COT Team

    Treasurer Trainer

    Rose Williams Bradford joined Toastmasters in April 1999 and became an active member and leader in ExxonMobil Toastmasters.  Before leadership at the District Level, Rose served in leadership roles in the three clubs she currently belongs to, Determined to Master Speaking (DTMS), Dining Out Toastmasters, and Wordcrafters (presently serving as Treasurer).   Additionally, she supported members outside her clubs as Club Sponsor, Club Mentor, and Club Coach.  She began District leadership as the Area O12 Governor in 2013-2014.  She continued serving D56 as the last Division O Governor and continued in leadership through the 2022-2023 fiscal year.  She held varied District roles, including Committee Chairs/Co-Chairs, Pathways Ambassador, Club Growth Director, Program Quality Director, District Director, and Immediate Past District Director.  Rose is passionate about members connecting and collaborating outside their clubs and strongly advocates for Area and Division Council Meetings throughout the District. She believes council meetings allow reaching members outside our clubs and be the conduit that motivates them to do more, grow more, and stay engaged in Toastmasters.

    Treasurer Trainer

  • Zenia Shipp, DTM, New Member and Pathways Orientation Chair, and COT Team

    Zenia Shipp, DTM, New Member and Pathways Orientation Chair, and COT Team

    VPPR Trainer

    Distinguished Toastmaster, Zenia Shipp, is the New Member & Pathways Orientation Chair. She joined Toastmasters in 2014. Zenia has served her clubs in all club officer roles for the past nine years. She has also served as DCP Chair, Area Director, TLI Trainer and Club Growth Chair in District 56. Zenia is the 2017-2018 President’s Distinguished Area P4 Director and Spring 2020 Club Vice President Public Relations of the Year Award Recipient.

    VPPR Trainer


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