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NEO STC Leadership Workshop


Please join the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication for a fantastic leadership workshop! This workshop is based on leadership materials from Toastmasters International: Where Leaders Are Made.

We will present the Toastmasters Leadership Success Series which consists of three modules, for a half-day workshop jam-packed with information you can apply immediately. We will present:

Part 1: Characteristics of Effective Leaders

  • Qualities of Leaders
  • Leadership Style
  • Measuring Leadership Style
  • The Leader Match Principle
  • Evaluating the Leadership Gap or Match

Part 2: Developing Your Leadership Skills

  • Characteristics of an Effective Team
  • The Team-Building Process
  • Motivating for Better Performance
  • Coaching Teams to Top Performance

Part 3: Working in the Team Environment

  • Developing Team Relations
  • Encouraging Commitment
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Building Trust
  • Resolving Conflict

Each of these modules contains exercises where you can learn from case studies and apply principles in small group activities.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who is in a leadership position or considering a leadership position, either in a volunteer capacity or in your work environment. Leadership is something that everyone can apply in a multitude of situations. We STRONGLY RECOMMEND those NEO STC members who are considering a position on the NEO STC administrative council next year to attend, regardless of whether you have already had leadership experience. The materials are not STC nor Toastmasters-specific. The principles taught can be universally applied.


We will have three experienced Toastmasters present this information in a lively, interactive format.

Tricia Spayer, Advanced Communicator Silver, Advanced Leader Bronze has been a Toastmaster for almost six years. In this time, she has presented numerous workshops and presentations to Northeast Ohio’s District 10 Toastmasters, as well as to her local Toastmasters club. She is currently Central Division Governor and Area 10 Governor for District 10 Toastmasters. In STC, Tricia is an Associate Fellow, a recent STC International Board member, and past president of the NEO STC chapter.

Diana Duke is a Project Lead in the IT Department at Sterling Jewelers. She has been a member of Toastmasters for six years and has earned the Advanced Communicator Bronze and Advanced Leader Bronze awards. She has presented workshops from The Leadership Excellence Series and The Successful Club Series. She has served in many leadership positions including President of the Sterling Toastmasters club and currently as Governor of Area 12 in Northeast Ohio.

Dave Wiley is an IT Manager at Mayfran International. In his many Toastmasters roles, he served as District Governor for District 10, and Lt Governor of Education and Training, amongst many other roles. He writes for Gold Magazine, has been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul books numerous times, and received an honorable mention in the Writer’s Digest Short Story Competition. He currently resides in Chesterland, Ohio with his wife and three children.

Saturday April 26, 2014


  • 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. – Registration
  • 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Workshop


Crown Centre building (same location as our October 2013 workshop)
5005 Rockside Road
Independence, OH 44131
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  • $15. This remarkably low cost includes a light breakfast and three module workbooks. Price is valid for members, non-members, and students.
  • Free for NEO STC volunteers for 2014-2015 year. Non-transferable.


  • Light breakfast fare

Seating is limited to 30 participants – register early! If you plan to attend, e-mail your registration to Tricia Spayer by close of business, Friday April 11, 2014. We need time to order enough materials for all participants.

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