Leadership & Communication Experience

Welcome to Founder's District LACE, Leadership & Communication Experience!


LACE is an opportunity for our members and club officers to obtain high-level training and information on topics that will drive their success.  It was originally developed to supplement Toastmasters club officer training requirements, but because of its high-quality, interactive workshops, it has emerged as a well-known and admired curriculum throughout the region.  LACE is unique to Founder’s District in affordability, scope, value, quality, diversity, and excellence. 

LACE offers training for club officers, advanced officer experiences, judges and chief judge training.

LACE is for EVERYONE!  All club members are welcome!


Registration for the next LACE event is not yet available. Please check back again later.

If you missed LACE, you can get supplimental club officer training at our monthly Learning Lab.


Invest In Yourself

Club officer training sessions are free. Take advantage of the high value workshops and lunch for the low price of just $10.

You'll get a $5 discount if you are a member of a club that had all 7 officers trained during the last training period.


Keynote - Daniel Midson-Short

Daniel Midson Short

Lessons Learned on the Path to Professional Speaking

Daniel has been a toastmaster for five years, and has gained confidence and competence as a speaker.

He has spoken to audiences around the world, and has become a paid keynote speaker. He has won four District speech contests, delivered two TEDx talks, and is a two-time semi finalist in the World Championships of Public Speaking.

All of this happened because he kept learning the craft of speaking, and kept speaking.

In this 45-minute talk, Daniel will share:

  • From zero to one hundred (the path to getting good)
  • Rookie mistakes that every new speaker makes
  • What matters the most to your audience
  • How to build your brand and visibility as a speaker
  • How to add humor and authenticity to your talks
  • The difference between contests, workshops and keynotes

  • The true purpose of speaking














Two Dates and Two Locations To Serve You

Choose the date and location that is most convenient for you, or attend both events.

Chapman UniversityJune 10, 2017. LACE will be held at the Chapman University campus at 1 University Drive, Orange, CA 92866, at the corner of Glassell and Walnut Avenue. Registration and workshops will be located in the Argyros building.








caltechJune 24, 2017. LACE will be held at the California Institute of Technology, at 1200 East California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91125.


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