Where Leaders Are Made
Our mission is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.
Overview of Toastmasters
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization's membership exceeds 300,000 in more than 15,800 clubs in 149 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders.
The Pathways learning experience is Toastmasters' education program and will be one of the activities the Bowie State chapter is involved in. This multi-language online learning tool allows you to leverage over 300 practical workplace skills, including: 1) Interview Preparation; 2) Online Meting Management; 3) Leadership Development; 4) Project Management; and 5) Conflict Resolution.
The Value of Toastmasters
Toastmasters as an educational experience
Education is an important part of every Toastmaster’s journey, and it is a critical aspect of all club meetings around the world. Participating in Toastmasters’ education programs allows you to gain the valuable practice needed to develop your public speaking, communication, and leadership skills. The safe and supportive environment clubs provide allows you to learn at your own pace in a curriculum that has helped millions meet their personal and professional goals. Since Toastmasters was founded in 1924, our education programs have been driven by four guiding principles:
Experiential learning – By giving speeches and fulfilling leadership roles, you practice and improve.
Peer feedback – Grow and improve your public speaking and communication skills through honest and supportive peer evaluation.
Mentoring – Experienced mentors encourage, guide and support you in your goals and help you to achieve more than you thought possible.
Self-paced program – Develop skills at your own pace and comfort level.
Status of the Bowie State Chapter of Toastmasters
The Bowie State Chapter of Toastmasters will be fully registered and recognized by the national organization within a few weeks. There will be a virtual meeting of founding members and officers this month to begin planning activities for fall 2022. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Remi Duyile at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-860-4231.
For more information or to join, contact:
Professor & Student Engagement & Internship Coordinator
College of Business & Graduate Studies, Room 3308