Toastability – Toastmasters Group

QWE Practice Guideline: 311 – Develop relationships with local organizations and the business community to provide opportunities for enhancing skills development and employment

Target group: Any organization employing and/or supporting individuals with disabilities.

Practice Description

Toastmasters group that offers individuals a chance to practice their speaking and presentation skills.

Resources Needed

Subject matter experts/trainers

  • Staff or volunteer with speaking and Toastmaster experience

Labor hours

  • Time for staff to attend Toastmaster meetings and run program



  • Connect with the local Toastmasters to begin program with staff
  • Develop program and content related to needs of individual participants
  • Hold weekly meetings to address skill building and offer feedback
  • Skill building can include
    • Communicating
    • Presenting
    • Networking
  • Host meetings for members of local agencies and offer individuals the chance to present
  • Presentation topics can include
    • Accessibility
    • Disability awareness
    • Disability employment


  • SOPs
    • Policies and procedures for implementing and managing the program
  • Training
    • Staff training to run and manage program


  • Increase in communication
  • Increase in comfort with job interviews and other social events
  • Increase in community understanding of people with disabilities

NPA: Bayaud Enterprises
Location: Denver, CO
Date Submitted: 2022