Vote for Jocelyn Hastie, CPA/CGA, DTM

Candidate for District Director 2019-2020

Toastmasters International, District 42

Helping clubs and members pave pathways to success.

My Mission

  • To enhance understanding of the real-world benefits of the Pathways Learning Experience and support members in completing goals in the traditional program.
  • To share the value of the Toastmasters experience with members and the public.
  • To maintain a balance between on-line learning and personal contact for our members, ensuring that no club or member is left without support.
  • To support Toastmasters’ core values of integrity, respect, service and excellence by welcoming and acting on feedback from members and executives.

Ethics and Commitment 

  • I have experienced the value of the Toastmasters program first-hand and believe in its excellence in developing powerful communicators and leaders.
  • I believe the Pathways Learning Experience is a leap forward in making our program relevant in the modern world.
  • I support members in completing their educational goals on the current path in the final year of the transition period.
  • I commit to mentoring others as I have been mentored by sharing my business leadership and management experience.

Jocelyn’s decades of leadership experience were apparent from the moment I met her. Watching her compete on the District 42 stage at the International Speech contest in her rookie year showed me that she is a talented and engaging speaker, and a force to be reckoned with.

She is clearly passionate about the Toastmasters program and committed to its members’ growth and success. As a Pathways Guide, she was in the forefront of innovation and exemplifies continuous learning. I believe she is our best choice for District Director 2019-2020.

Freddi Dogterom, Accredited Speaker, DTM

Keynote Presenter, District 42 Spring Convention 2018

Jocelyn brings her extensive CPA experience, her 25 year horse showing winning spirit, and her dedicated toastmaster’s leadership and competition success to the challenges in every facet of her life! Be ready to be inspired and to head in new directions of growth.

Kelly Kaur

207-2018 District 42 International Speech Champion

Why me? Why now?

The District Director is responsible for directly overseeing and managing the district’s day-to-day operations, finances, and human resources. Three decades of management and leadership experience have prepared me for this role, and my Toastmasters experiences as a club President, Pathways Guide and Division Director have further honed my leadership skills and built my knowledge of the Toastmasters organization.

I believe in the value of both the traditional program and Pathways. I brought experience with me into Toastmasters that enabled me to progress quickly in both the communication and leadership tracks in the traditional program, and completed the Visionary Communication path in December. I completed a DTM under the traditional system in January, 2019 and am on track to complete a Pathways DTM before June of 2020.

Being a Pathways Guide gave me in-depth knowledge of the new program. I am really excited about its potential to develop leaders in both business and the community. I was the first Toastmaster in Division 42 to complete a path (Visionary Communication). I see Pathways as a leap forward in allowing members to customize their learning experience, increasing relevance in the modern world. I am enjoying the Pathways Mentor program and my second path.

As Division D Director for 2018-19, I continued to learn about District 42 and the Toastmasters organization. Our focus for Division D this year has been to help the clubs outside of Calgary feel a part of the District’s operations and to increase Pathways acceptance within the Division and District.  

Beginning in my Rookie year, I participated in speech contests and I have reached the division stage three times and the district stage twice. I believe in the potential of competition in helping us stretch and grow. Healthy competition raises the bar for all of us.

I believe that this final transition year to Pathways is a pivotal time for us, and it is important to select our candidates on the entirety of credentials both inside and outside of Toastmasters. I am thrilled with the slate of candidates contesting for District Leadership, and would love to have the opportunity to lend my skills to the team as District Director.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) 2014
  • Certified General Accountant (CGA) 1991
  • Bachelor of Commerce 1994
  • Advanced Graduate Diploma in Management 1997
  • Certified Practitioner of the Equine Gestalt Coaching Method 2012
  • Master Coach (Certified Coaches Federation) 2012
  • Toastmasters CC, CL, ACB in 2017
  • Toastmasters ALB, ACS, ACG, CC, CL, HPL, VC 1-5 in 2018
  • Toastmasters ALS, DTM in 2019
  • Approved CPA Financial Literacy Program volunteer presenter.

A lot of substance, a little style…

If you want a leader that’s more substance than style, I offer extensive business experience in leadership roles, proven qualifications in finance and analysis, and an extensive record of accomplishments as a Toastmaster.

I will continue to work hard at increasing my skills as a leader and communicator, and at making a contribution back to this organization and its members who have given me so much support.

Toastmasters Accomplishments

  • 2017 Rookie of the Year – District 42, Division A
  • 2017 President of the Year – Division D
  • 2017 Toastmaster of the Year – High River Toastmasters
  • 2017 International Speech contest – third place in District 42
  • 2017 Table Topics contest – third place in District 42
  • 2018 Toastmaster of the Year – Division D
  • Completed DTM in traditional program in January, 2019
  • On track to complete a Pathways Distinguished Toastmaster award before June of 2020.