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UB to host Leadership Institute for Toastmasters International

Friday, June 25, 2010

Toastmasters International will hold its regional Leadership Institute at the University of Bridgeport on Saturday, July 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Charles Dana Hall, 169 Bridgeport Avenue.

To register, please contact Steven Rashba at (203) 576-4865 or stevenr@brigeport.edu.

The Leadership Institute is held every year to train newly elected Toastmasters officers how to best carry out their various roles at local chapters of the nonprofit organization. The event also includes courses on public speaking and effective leadership for non-officer members, or anyone interested in joining the organization.

“We are expecting about 125 to150 business and civic leaders from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island,” said UB professor Steven Rashba, who teaches advanced business communications. Several of Rashba’s students are members of the Greater Bridgeport Chapter of Toastmasters International.

UB Business School Dean Paul Lerman and Assistant Dean Ward Thrasher will deliver opening remarks.


Media contact: Leslie Geary, (203) 576-4625, lgeary@bridgeport.edu