Learn how to start your journey of personal and professional development through Pathways, Toastmasters’ new education program!
A Pathway’s Champion at Every Club
June 30, 2020 marks the end of Toastmasters’s legacy program. Starting on July 1, 2020, every Toastmasters member, worldwide, must follow the Pathways program. In the coming year, we need to have all of our members active in Pathways. We don’t want anyone left behind. Our goal is to have 100% of our members comfortable using Pathways.
Many of your have been asking for training and we heard you. To help us reach this ambitious goal, we are introducing a new Club Officer Role: the Vice President of Pathways (VPP). That’s right, every club can have their very own VPP to help coach and mentor their members to be successful in Pathways.
- Onboard new and legacy club members
- Work with the VPE to track member progress
- Troubleshoot challenges
- Coach, guide and encourage members to complete their first level
- Training new VPP for next year
- Monthly VPP meeting to share best practices
- Sign Up on our VPP Interest Form
- Interested parties will receive a link to test their VPP skills
- Names of successful interested members will be forwarded to their club president for installation as the club VPP.
For more information about the VPP role, click to check out our FAQs.
To get started, login on Toastmasters.org website with your personal ID, then go to Education > Pathways Learning Experience.
Review a screen-by-screen, click by click, guide and answers to the most common Pathways questions
- The Complete Pathways Guide (last updated September 2018)
Selecting your first Path
Review the complete list of Paths and projects available in each Path with this catalog, built by members of District 57 Toastmasters
- Pathways Path and Projects Catalog (v3 – last updated 4/28/2019)
Review a screen-by-screen, click by click, guide to selecting your first Path
- Guide to Path Selection (last updated September 2018)
Starting your first project and Ice Breaker
Review a screen-by-screen, click by click, guide to starting your first Project and Ice Breaker
- Guide to Starting your First Project and Ice Breaker (last updated September 2018)
Completing your first project and submitting awards
Review a screen-by-screen, click by click, guide to completing your first project and submitting awards
- Guide to Completing your First Level and Submitting Awards (last updated September 2018)
Recognition and Awards under Pathways
In Pathways, you are recognized for every achievement and milestone you and your club reach. Whether you choose to explore one path or several, every step you take will be supported and celebrated along the way.
- Discover all the awards and recognition available under Pathways at https://www.toastmasters.org/Education/Pathways/~/link.aspx?_id=DA0E9FA30AC847DBA790EE26059F51C7&_z=z
Why stop at one path? Journey beyond being Proficient and receive the Distinguished Toastmaster award (DTM). This is the highest individual honor you can achieve in Pathways. Earn your DTM when you fulfill the following requirements:
- Completing two paths
- Serving as a club officer for 12 months and participating in a district-sponsored club officer training program.
- Serving as a club mentor or coach
- Serving as a club sponsor or conducting Speechcraft or a Youth Leadership Program
- Serving as a district officer for one year
- Completing DTM project
Club President, VP Education and Secretaries – your duties
For most clubs, the vice president education (VPE) will assume the role of Base Camp manager. The Base Camp manager helps facilitate your progress by verifying your education, approving requests and more. In the event that a VPE isn’t able to perform these duties, or if a club does not have a VPE, the Base Camp manager responsibilities will be fulfilled by the club president or club secretary. The central responsibilities of the Base Camp manager include:
- Approving speeches outside the club
- Verifying level completion
- Tracking member progress
- Verifying project completion for members using printed materials
A how-to document for the tasks a base camp manager does
Toastmaster International Resources
- Pathways on Toastmasters International Site
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Magazine Article, “The Possibilities of Pathways”
- Magazine Article, “The DCP Takes a Turn in Pathways”
- Where Will Pathways Take You? (Flyer PDF): Communicates the value of the new education program. Share it in your district, and help new and prospective members understand Pathways since the traditional education program is no longer available to them.
- Transform Your Talent (Flyer PDF): Helps human resources and talent development professionals understand how Pathways will benefit their company.
- Develop Your Leaders From Within (PDF): A brochure designed for promoting Toastmasters to businesses and organizations. The brochure includes information about Toastmasters, notable corporate clubs, testimonials and details on how to sponsor a club.