Let’s talk about the Distinguished Club Program (DCP) and the new Toastmasters International Club Recognition Awards.
How do you know that a club is serving its members well?
Toastmasters International created a metric to help determine the strengths of a local club. We call it the Distinguished Club Program or DCP, because we Toastmasters love our acronyms. It’s a list of 10 goals that a club can aim for over the course of the Toastmasters year.
Some people call them the DCP points. I’m not going to argue with you. In fact, just to be fair to both sides, I’ll be interchangeable in how I refer to them. Points or goals.
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Distinguished Club Program Points? Goals?
Regardless of what you call them – points or goals – the DCP has been presented at all officer training sessions every year to be sure that the club officers understand their part in achieving these goals. Most of them are related to the members completing educational awards, such as the Competent Communicator award, or a Pathways Level completion, or the Distinguished Toastmaster award. Continue reading “Distinguished Club Program and New Club Awards”