Pathways launched in District 31 on May 15, 2018! We’re excited about this journey of possibilities. Pathways features online learning, cutting-edge content, interactive tools, strong mentoring and evaluation components, and a multitude of options. Learn more and choose your path today!
We have a team of Pathways Guides and Ambassadors to support the transition. Find your club’s Guide and Ambassador.
The Pathways information page at Toastmasters.org is regularly updated with new information. Check back often!
Virtual Support Sessions take place regularly! Click here to download the schedule.
A big thank you to our Chief Ambassador Deb Siwik and Pathways Guide Coordinator Stefano McGhee for their work in leading the charge.
Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ page
Compiled by our Pathways Coordinator Stefano McGhee
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. During the 2 year transition, any 6 of the 12 choices (traditional education program or Pathways) will fulfill DCP goals 1-6.
- 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
Path to Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)
- Complete 2 Paths
- Leadership Requirements:
- Serve as a Club officer for 12 months (current requirement is six months)
- Serve as a District officer for one year
- Serve as Club Mentor or Coach
- Serve as Club Sponsor or conduct Speechcraft or Youth Leadership Program
- Complete a DTM / Capstone / Reflection project
Each Pathway has either an HPL (High Performance Leadership project) or equivalent extended project, so a DTM will do the equivalent of 2 HPLs as part of the pathways, but not separately.
You have until Jun 30, 2020 to finish your current manual or award or even a DTM in the traditional education program. So keep working on those Triple Crowns.
Additional Path Information
-> Paths, Projects and Electives (11 pages)
-> Paths with Project and Elective Descriptions (66 pages)
Pathways Companion Guide (D69)
-> Breakdown of all projects and flow of Paths (24 pages)
-> Additional Presentation on Pathways after roll out
-> Compilation of all evaluation guides (Google Drive folder)
-> Visual View of Paths and Projects (Website)
Print Paths and Projects (D31)
-> Information on the limited Paths and Projects available in Print
-> Estimates length of time needed to DTM
Pathways Progress Chart Template (D31 – Michael Moore)
-> Pathways Progress Chart Template, used to keep track of how members are progressing
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.
-> Corporate-based marketing
-> Community-based marketing
-> Current, Pathways and Transitions programs explained
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.
Paths Tracking Workbook (D31)
-> Developed by District 31 member Stephen Rogers, use this to track your progress in Pathways outside Base Camp, or as a template for members of your club