CP Lau

Candidate for Program Quality Director District 102
Toastmasters member since: 2011
Bachelor of Science – Major in Computer Science & Mathematics ( Campbell University, Carolina USA.)
Toastmasters offices held and terms of service:

• President – 2013-2014 Money Mastery-KL Toastmasters Club
• D102 Audit Chair – 2021-2022
• Area Governor 2013-2014 Area G4 D51
• Trainer of D102 Trainer’s Bureau – 2021-2022
• President – 2016-2017 Mandarin Cantonese Toastmasters Club
• D102 TLI Program Development Lead – 2017-2018
• D102 TLI Chair – 2018-2019
• D102 District Finance Manager – 2019-2020

Toastmasters honors and recognition:

• President Distinguished Club – Money Mastery-KL Toastmasters Club 2013-2014
• Select Distinguished Area G4 2013-2014
• D102 Toastmaster of the Year 2018-2019
• D102 International Speech Contest 2nd Runner-Up 2020-2021
• Honors for Outstanding Support – D102 Master Trainer for  Virtual Train The Trainer & Virtual Training Assessment – 2020-2021
• D102 Pathways Education Series Trainer – 2020-2021

Relevant work experience and how it relates to Toastmasters and your role as a District leader:

Work in the IT industry for the last 28 years, from technical position to project manager and formed my own software company in 2010. These experiences has required me to communicate and lead with different team members and customers. Every project implementation deals with different communication and leadership style, both internally with the project team members and externally with the customer representatives. I believe how we strategize, plan and implement the projects is relatable in Toastmasters. In Toastmasters, being a leader, we set goals, lead teams to plan and implement in order to achieve the members learning objectives.
I am a HRDC certified trainer, involved in developing training program, conducting training for corporates as well as educational institutes. This experience has also prepared me with the skills in contributing to the district especially in the perspective of quality of trainings to be provided by the district.

What experience do you have in strategic planning?

As the project director of the company, I have led my team in planning and developing the accounting software to be certified and listed as official accounting software on Royal Malaysian Customs Department.

What experience do you have in the area of finance?

As the project manager implementing the accounting software for various companies in various industries, I had the opportunities to work with companies’ finance departments and accountants. I have the knowledge of understanding company’s budget planning, chart of account and the full set accounting including how bank reconciliation is being done. I am also taught on how to read and interpret financial reports.

What experience do you have in developing procedures?

In my experience implementing software for companies, I am responsible to map company’s operating procedures into the software. At times, I will have to work with the ISO consultants helping the companies in implementing the ISO standard through software implementation.

What lessons did you learn from previous leadership positions?

As a leader, holding on to TI’s core values is utmost important. These values serves as the fundamental in our leadership role. I learned that team goals/ objectives supersedes personal goals. Hence, as a leader, delegation and empowerment is very important to not only achieving team goals but to build leadership in the team members.

In your opinion, what are the District mission’s major objectives and how would you work to achieve them?

District mission is to build new clubs and support all clubs in achieving excellence. Good quality from top down. Club leaders who are trained will lead the club towards excellence. This means we will have quality meetings and activities, and that will keep the members continue to benefit and grow. When members are satisfied, they will introduce to others, hence the District will eventually grow.