Vote for Jocelyn Hastie
Candidate for District 42 Program Quality Director
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 is in the forefront of innovation and exemplifies continuous learning. I believe she is our best choice for District 42 Program Quality Director 2018-2019.
From the moment she walked into her first Toastmasters meeting, Jocelyn Hastie knew she was home. More than coming home to a place, she came home to herself.
Jocelyn has poured her every effort into not only becoming a recognized speaker but also into becoming a selflessly giving, recognized leader. She throws herself whole heartedly into whatever the task before her.
The position of Program Quality Director is no different than any other challenge Jocelyn has put her hand to. An influencer of people, I have no doubt that Jocelyn will surround herself with a team of amazing like-minded toastmasters, and will do an amazing job with this portfolio.
I look forward to seeing Jocelyn in this position. She will make a difference here as she does everywhere she goes.
Jocelyn and I met over a shared interest in creating and sustaining a Toastmasters Club in our community in High River. Our work together in forming a thriving club has created a friendship that I treasure and enjoy.
Without Jocelyn’s skill set from her many years in the business world of leading and managing people, without her unique ability to transfer that skill set to the Toastmaster world, our struggle to bring a new club to charter would have been a journey of frustration for myself and all those who helped in the gestation of the High River Toastmasters Club.
She has that rare quality of leadership, of knowing when to take charge and when to step back; of knowing when to stay quiet and when to speak up. Her integrity, honesty and dedication to whatever she places her energy into is without question. Her leadership and guidance gave our club a wonderful head start. There is never any question that when Jocelyn states she is going to do something, it gets done. That quality of discipline creates a strong sense of trust which I have come to rely on in my own journey with Toastmasters.
In January 2018 I participated in an all-day Speaker to Trainer session that Jocelyn Hastie facilitated. I have seen her speak and facilitate previously at a Toastmasters division event, which is one of the things that prompted me to attend this session. It was one of the best sessions I have been to in a long time. She effectively planned the session to include engaging topics and speakers. She adapted to meet the needs of the diverse group of people in the room including being responsive to the different learning styles. She also used diverse methods to keep us on our toes and engaged.
I also really appreciated the fact that she included our feedback in a follow up email including things that she would improve upon in the next session (not that there was anything significant but it was nice that she acknowledged the feedback as it is too often ignored). It was a great session and I would highly recommend Jocelyn as a facilitator, teacher or speaker.