Glossary of Toastmasters Abreviations

The abbreviations are in alphabetical order:


A - B
ACGAdvanced Communicator Gold

Legacy program (till 1 July 2020) Third level as an advanced toastmaster (Communication Track): requirements see here

ACSAdvanced Communicator Silver

Legacy program (till 1 July 2020) Second level as an advanced toastmaster (Communication Track): requirements see here

ADArea DirectorLeads an area, supports 4-6 clubs in their area. Visits their clubs 2 times/year. Reports to Division Director
ALBAdvanced Leader Bronze

Legacy program (till 1 July 2020) First advanced award from the old education programme (Leadership Track) requirements see here:

ALSAdvanced Leader Silver

Legacy program (till 1 July 2020) Second advanced award from the old education programme (Leadership Track) requirements see here:

AMAdministration ManagerDistrict level administration officer responsible for assisting the District Director in handling district business meetings. Responsible for managing quorums and ballots at DCM.
BELBrand Execution LeadPart of the Extended Core Team. This person is approachable in all questions about TM branding and is the watchdog that TM branding is used correctly.
BODBoard of DirectorsThe Board of Directors is made up of 19 elected officers and directors and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), an ex officio member without voting privileges. The international officers are the International President, International President-Elect, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Immediate Past International President and CEO. These officers constitute the Executive Committee, the Strategic Planning Committee and the Finance Committee. Each officer serves a one-year term with the exception of the CEO.
BootcampBootcampAt the beginning of each new TM year the Core Team, Extended Core Team and Division Directors meet for an in person weekend to talk about strategies, infrastructures, and training.


C - D
CCCompetent CommunicatorLegacy program (till 1 July 2020) Toastmaster who has successfully completed the basic manual with the first 10 speeches (old education programme) (Communication Track)
CGDClub Growth DirectorLeads club building activities in a district. Responsible for developing new clubs and assuring that all clubs maintain healthy membership growth.
CLCompetent LeaderLegacy program (till 1 July 2020) Basic award from the old education programme: Leadership track. Toastmaster must successfully complete the required projects from the Competent Leadership manual.
COTClub Officer Training2 x times annually at least 4 club officers are asked to attend a COT training organized by the ADs (and Div Ds).
CPRESClub PresidentSets the tone for the club, presides over every club, business and executive committee meeting. Leads and guides the club in pursuing a set vision.
DCPDistinguished Club ProgramA program with 10 goals recognizing clubs for providing a positive and supportive environment for member success. Reports are available at Club Central. Ribbons are awarded to clubs in recognition of their success.
D95District 95comprises Toastmasters Clubs in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Germany
DACDistrict Alignment CommitteeThis committee reviews the distribution of clubs within Areas and Divisions. The committee makes recommendations for re-distribution or the creation of new Areas and Divisions.
DACCDistrict Alignment Committee ChairHeads the work of the District Alignment Committee; reports to District Director
DCDistrict CouncilConsists of district leaders, club presidents and vice presidents of education – serves as the administrative governing body of the district.
DCCDistrict Conference ChairPlans all or part of the annual District Conference, a district-wide contest, educational and networking event
DCMDistrict Council MeetingThe DC meets at least twice each year to approve the district budget and appointed officers. A quorum is needed to conduct business.
DDDistrict DirectorCEO 🙂 of the whole district – top leadership position
DECDistrict Executive CommitteeIncludes DD, PQD, CGD, PRM, AM, FM, Division Directors, Area Directors, and IPPD; ensures that the District and its leaders are working toward achieving the district mission.
DECMDistrict Executive Committee MeetingsDEC meets at least 4 times each year. A quorum is needed to conduct DEC business.
DivDDivision DirectorSupervises activities within a division. Divisions consist of multiple areas; must have at least 3 Areas. Reports to District Director
DLCDistrict Leadership CommitteeThe DLC interviews candidates for Area, Division, and District Officers. DLC submits recommendations to membership to be voted on at the District Council usually in May
DLCCDistrict Leadership Committee ChairHeads the search for candidates to fill Area, Division and District Officers; reports to District Director
DOBDistrict Officer BriefingThe newly elected District Officers (DO) are introduced to one another and are generally briefed after the end of the inperson District Conference (for those who attend the DC).
DOTDistrict Officer TrainingTMI asks the District to train their newly elected and appointed officers. Usually 2 x in person weekends and 2 x online Saturdays. This year some of these will have to be online due to Corona.
DTMDistinguished Toastmaster

Highest award in the Toastmasters education program (Legacy and Pathways) requirements see here:



Easy Speak Support Lead

Part of the Extended Core Team. This person works together with each Division’s appointed Easy Speak responsible and is in charge of taking care of Easy Speak updates, changes and questions. 


Finance Manager

District level position responsible for handling District finances including budget, payments, and reimbursements to officers.


High Performance Leadership

An advanced project in both the Legacy and Pathways education programs. This project calls for leading a team in pursuit of a stated vision and goal.


International Director

The International Director represents the Region and is elected for a 2 year period. International directors support the BOD and Toastmasters in and out of the boardroom as organizational fiduciaries and representatives.


International President

The International President is elected for one year and heads the Board of Directors (BOD). 


Immediate Past District Director

Last year’s District Director, serves as advisor to current Board and leads search for next year’s District Board.


Club Immediate Past President

President of previous year. Serves as advisor to the current Board and chairs the committee to find next year’s officers.


IT Lead

Part of the extended Core Team and in charge of the Technical Infrastructure and IT questions. 



Using Robert’s Rules of Order, guides and supports the District Director in planning and conducting District Meetings. Is responsible for interpreting TMI bylaws and policies and assuring business is conducted smoothly, proposals are understood, and all voices are heard.


Program Quality Director

Looks after improving education of Toastmasters on a district level


Public Relations Manager

District level public relations officer responsible for broadcasting District news and maintaining District website and social media channels




Region 10

Multiple Districts form a Region. Region 10 consists of 6 Districts covering most of Europe.

Regional Director

Regional Director

Heads Region 10 and supports the TRIOs in the various Districts (D59, D71, D91, D95, D108, D109, D110)


Region Advisor

Districts are assigned to larger Regions. The RA is responsible for supporting, coaching and mentoring district leaders.


Club Sergeant at Arms

Keeps track of the club’s physical property and meeting materials. Prepares the meeting place and stows all club’s equipment.


Club Secretary

Maintains all club records, manages club files, handles club correspondence and takes minutes of executive committee meetings.


Training Leadership Institute

Instead of a 2nd COT,  or in addition to the 2 COTS, the Division Director and a Team (Ads and HPLs) can organise a Training of all club Officers of the entire Division. 


Club Treasurer

Acts as the club’s accountant. Creates a budget, collects member dues, pays club expenses. Submits member dues to World Headquarters on a timely basis.


District Trio

The “core” group of district officers: District Director, Club Growth Director, Club Quality Director


Technical Support Lead

This person, if appointed, is part of the extended Core Team, and is in charge of giving technical support and advice to the Core Team and the District’s Infrastructure. This position is sometimes a combination in one person with the ITL. 


Club Vice President Education

Responsible for scheduling members’ speeches and filling the meeting agenda. Acts as a resource for questions about education awards, speech contests and mentoring. Submits member certificate completions to World Headquarters.


Club Vice President Membership

Promotes the club, manages the process of bringing in guests and transforming them into members. Orients new members.


Club Vice President PR

Promotes the club to the local community, maintains website and social media channels. Publicizes the club internally and externally.


WordPress Support Lead

Part of the Extended Core Team. Takes care of the District Webpage.



Extended Core Team

Extended Core Team

Core Team plus WordPress Support Lead (WSL), IT Lead (ITL), District Conference Chair (DCC), Brand Execution Lead (BEL), Easy Speak Support Lead (ESL), Technical Support Lead (TSL), Parliamentarian (PARL), District Leadership Committee Chair (DLCC),  District Alignment Committee Chair (DACC). 

Club Executive Committee

Club Executive Committee

Consists of all 8 club officers. CPres serves as the executive committee chair. The committee manages all business of the club.



Educational program developed from 2010 onwards with emphasis on delivering quality education to an international membership in the digital age. Fully incorporated by 1 July 2020.

Legacy System

Legacy System

Educational program first developed in the 1970’s and phased out by July 2020. Replaced with Pathways.

Division Council

Division Council

Composed of Division Director, Assistant Division Director Club Growth, Assistant Division Director Program Quality, and Area Directors. Manages Division activities. Meets at least 2 times per year.

Area Council

Area Council

Composed of area director, club presidents, club VPE and VPM. Manages area activities. Meets at least 2 times each year.

District Council Proxy

District Council Proxy

Club presidents and VPEs each have one vote on the District Council. Either may designate (in writing) any paid member of their club to act in their place …. I.e. to act as their “proxy”.



A minimum number of voting members needed to conduct business.

Installation of Officers

Installation of Officers

A formal ceremony to induct new club and district leaders at the beginning of their term, to get their public commitment, and introduce them in their new roles to the members they will be serving.


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