Pathways Learning Experience
We are excited about this modern, enhanced education program, which is set to roll out in our District on May 15, 2018. It’s a journey of possibilities. Pathways features online learning, cutting-edge content, interactive tools, strong mentoring and evaluation components, and a multitude of options. Exciting learning paths include Motivational Strategies, Presentation Mastery and Effective Coaching. In Pathways, members can learn nearly 300 competencies—practical skills that are transferable to the world outside Toastmasters. We believe you’re going to love it.
You have plenty of time to finish your current manual or award or even a DTM. So keep working on those Triple Crowns and earn the beautiful trophy District Director Anna Kaufman picked out for us.
The Pathways information page at Toastmasters.org is regularly updated with new information. Check back often!
Pathways Paths and Core Competencies
- Except for DTM, old recognition will discontinue. Anything you have earned you will keep BUT there is no equivalency between current and future recognition. You will not be able to “transfer credit”, e.g. a CC is not equivalent to a level 2.
- New recognition comes after each of the five levels of a pathway: “My Learning Path” Level 1, “My Learning Path” Level 2, “My Learning Path” Level 3, “My Learning Path” Level 4, “My Learning Path” Proficient (level 5).
Distinguished Club Program has been established for the 6 educational goals:
2 CC or 4 Level 1
2 CC or 2 Level 2
1 AC or 2 Level 2
1 AC or 2 Level 3
1 Leadership/DTM or 1 Level 4
1 Leadership/DTM or 1 Level 5
During the 2 year transition, any 6 of the 12 choices will fulfill DCP goals 1-6.
Path to Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)
Complete 2 Pathways
Serve as a club officer for 12 months (current requirement is six months)
Serve as Club Mentor or Coach
Serve as Club Sponsor or conduct Speechcraft or Youth Leadership Program
Serve as a district officer for one year
Capstone (reflection project)
Each Pathway has either an HPL or equivalent extended project, so a DTM will do the equivalent of 2 HPLs as part of the pathways, but not separately.
Members will have 2 years from our District’s rollout to achieve DTM in the current educational program.
Additional Path Information
-> Paths, Projects and Electives (11 pages)
-> Paths with Project and Elective Descriptions (66 pages)
Print Paths and Projects (D31)
-> Information on the limited Paths and Projects available in Print
-> Estimates length of time needed to DTM
DTM Graphic (D57)
-> Details DTM requirements
Pathways Glossary (TI)
-> New terms for working with Pathways
Path Comparison Chart (D62)
-> Highlights the differences between Paths
-> What replaces current abbreviations like CC, CL, ACS, etc.
-> Current, Pathways and Transitions programs explained
-> Corporate-based marketing
-> Community-based marketing
Pathways Ice Breaker (TI)
-> The first project in every Path. You can start now!
-> Get credit for the Pathways Ice Breaker completed before Roll Out
Cheat Sheets and Fast Starts
-> How to sign into Pathways, select your path and begin.
-> What are the duties of the Base Camp Mangers, and how to complete them.
Guides to Level 1-5 (D69)
-> Step-by-step guide through all 5 levels of a Path.