Toastmasters plans workshop for new program

Toastmasters has scheduled a workshop in Grand Junction to offer information about a new program to help people develop communication and leadership skills.

The workshop is set for 6 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Mesa County Libraries central library at 443 N. Sixth St. For reservations or more information, call 683-4927 or email

The workshop will offer information about the Toastmasters Pathway program. The program offers greater access to educational materials and other resources in creating a customized learning experience. Offered online, the program offers activities, assessments, quizzes, videos and other interactive tools. The program builds on the speaking and leadership skills members develop at club meetings that offer practice, evaluation and mentoring.

“Our organization is all about helping people fulfill their potential, and Pathways embodies that concept,” said Jim Kokocki, president of Toastmasters International. “This is such a dynamic program for members. You’ll have the opportunity to develop more skills than ever before — skills that will help you succeed inside and outside of Toastmasters.”

Since its founding in 1924, Toastmasters International has grown to 16,400 clubs in 141 countries with a total of more than 352,000 members.

Toastmasters operates three clubs in the Grand Valley. Call 314-5328 for additional information about meeting locations and schedules.