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VUYI VUTHELA DTM - ADMIN MANAGER

Toastmasters member since: June 2013
Toastmasters offices held and terms of service:
  • District 74 Logistics Manager 2021/22
  • Division A Director 2018/19
  • Area A4 Director 2016/17
  • President Club: VP Public Relations Aug 2018 to Jun 2019, Treasurer 2016/17, Sergeant At Arms Mar 2018 to Jun 2018
Toastmasters honours and recognition:
  • Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) December 13, 2021, June 07, 2018
What experience do you have in strategic planning?
In my year as Division A Director, I was leading the strategy team to ensure success and sustainability of the clubs, Area and Division.
I am also involved in our annual strategy planning sessions at church and also as part of my profession, i work with my strategy team for the planning and implementation of products, processes and training.
 
What experience do you have in developing procedures?
In my profession as Product Developer, I am responsible for the development and implementation of products and processes. As part of the strategic planning, we are required to apply our critical thinking, attention to details, define the strategic planning processes and how to implement strategies.
 
What lessons did you learn from previous leadership positions?
I have learnt how to be resilient, to work with the team. To be able to listen and be heard.
I have learnt that we are all in the process of becoming... and sometimes in that process, we encounter challenges that might affect the team or try hinder our goals or even challenge our leadership skills.
I have also learnt to apply emotional intelligence when dealing with members and even my team. When working with people, as a leader you also have to show compassion, listen to the needs of the members, show support, celebrate every milestone and always motivate your team to do more and become more...The process of learning is still continues.
 
Why do you want to serve as a District leader?
I am passionate about touching and changing lives through personal development. I believe serving as a District leader will be one of the platforms to live my passion, make a difference where I can while serving members of District 74 and at the same time i will be learning and growing as a leader and as a person...The opportunities in Toastmasters International are endless.
 
In your opinion, what are the District mission’s major objectives and how would you work to achieve them?
In our mission to build new clubs and support all existing clubs to achieve excellence, i believe to achieve this mission is work very closely with all our clubs leadership structures to ensure that our programs are relevant and serve our members needs. I will also ensure that our processes and procedures are seamless for our members so that they can see value for their money.
 
Additional information about yourself
I am married and blessed with 2 beautiful kids. I am passionate about personal development and growth. In my journey becoming, I try my best to touch and change lives one person at the time. I pay attention to details, am able to work under pressure and self-motivated. I work very well in a team and individually. I believe in exceeding expectations and doing my best in every task initiated.