Leadership & Communication Experience

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

January 12, 2019 - Chapman University, Orange, CA


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 is $15 and includes a box lunch. 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.

Club Officer Training only (no lunch) is just $7 (discounts do not apply).

Parking is located in the underground parking lot on Walnut Ave. Please download and print out a parking permit and place it on your dashboard when you attend LACE.

Registration opens at 7:30 AM. Check-in at Argyros Forum. Turn left at the top of the steps from the underground parking lot and follow the signs. Easy to find.

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AM Keynote - The Magic of Momentum


Rob "Coach Rob" Swineford

It has been said that momentum is always in play. The only question is whether it is negative momentum or positive momentum. But how do we recognize momentum within our lives and within our clubs? What are the habits and daily disciplines necessary to get us going and keep us moving toward our goals individually and as a team? Our keynote speaker has seen firsthand the magic of momentum as a business owner and youth coach. With a partner, he took a tiny start up and built into Orange County’s largest business of its kind in the transportation industry. He has seen teams of all kinds come together and change their direction with dramatic results. He is also a three time District finalist in the International Speech Contest and a requested speaker throughout our district on communication and leadership. As we launch into a new year please join us for a focused and fun look at how we can use momentum to make this New Year our best year!



PM Keynote - From Chump to Champ


Darren LaCroix

How well do you speak under pressure?

What if it was easier? Don’t you have to be a natural?

What would you say to a kid who dreamt of being a comedian, but was not funny at all?

In 1992, without a funny bone in his body Darren LaCroix tried standup comedy in a Boston comedy club and bombed miserably. They literally said, “Don’t quit your day job!”

Fast forward nine years. On August 25th, 2001, out of 25,000 contestants from 14 countries, Darren LaCroix, was crowned the 2001 World Champion of Public speaking having delivered an inspiring and very funny speech!

As a result of winning Darren has presented to Toastmasters in Malaysia, Taiwan, and Oman, and has left his day job of 11 years to pursue keynote speaking and coaching full time.

You will walk away with the crucial habits that Darren learned the hard way from studying his mentors. He will shorten your learning curve by revealing the commonalities of previous World Champions that he discovered through intense study.



Chapman UniversityJanuary 12, 2019. 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 Argyros Forum.


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