Hello Fellow Toastmasters,

This letter is being sent to all Division E Toastmasters.


I am excited to announce and lead the very first Training Team in Division E, as it is finally ready to get started!


The Training Team has been developed to fulfill a long held vision of training members to become polished Club Officers and Leadership educators. Consequently, club officers will have the knowledge to fulfill their role with greater confidence, proficiency, and consistency.  The Training Team will consist of passionate Toastmasters such as yourself with a love of leadership.  The lead facilitator of The Training Team will be myself, Penny Nilsen. Please consider becoming a member of the The Training Team today!


Applications to be a club officer and educational trainer are being accepted now.  Applications must be received by midnight, January 31, 2017, to be considered. 


Team members will learn how to:

-Engage an audience with interactive methods and meaningful questions

-Use adult learning principles in groups at work or play

-Work as a collaborative productive team member


Apply today on The Training Team website.

A little about my background:

I am currently a member of Living Skies Advanced (2016) and Talk of the Square Toastmasters Club (2014).  I was also a member of a Toastmaster’s club in Trail, BC, in the late 1990s.

In December 2016, I completed my Masters of Education in Adult Teaching and Curriculum Studies with the University of Saskatchewan.  Since 2013, I have been teaching at Great Plains College, a Saskatchewan Regional College in Warman, where I work teaching the Administrative Assistant Program to adult students.

Previous to teaching, I received a Business Administration Diploma (2008) and Office Administration Certificate(2007) from Academy of Learning in Swan River, MB.  And previous to that, I completed my Red Seal Journeyperson Cooking Certificate in 1994 at Vancouver Community College. Thus, began a love of the culinary arts that led me to purchase a bakery in Rossland, BC, in early 2000.  I operated the small bakery & deli, Penny’s Baking Company, for three years before moving back to the Prairies.

Given my varied background and Toastmaster’s leadership skills, I know The Training Team can create a unique and priceless opportunity to grow and learn together.  We would love to have you on board and assist you in reaching your personal & professional growth goals.

Penny Nilsen, M.Ed., CC
The Training Team Facilitator

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