Our Vice President of Education took the lead and organized the whole event. This is just one example of leadership training that Toastmasters provides. One can define leadership as the process of getting things done with the help of other people.
Planning, Leading, Organizing and managing a team of volunteer Toastmasters to successfully host an Open House is just one opportunity to develop Leaderships skills in your Toastmasters club. The greatest benefit of Toastmasters is the emphasis we place on supportive and constructive feedback. After the open house, our VPE received feedback in her Competent Leadership Manual on how she did and identifying possible areas for improvement.
If you are looking for current and pragmatic leadership training that goes beyond memorizing text books and studying the troop movements of military officers , then take a leadership role in your Toastmasters club. You will be surprised at the quantity and quality of training waiting for you at a nominal cost.