Exciting New Training Opportunity!

Pathways, our educational program, has a lot of great material for your personal development and growth. But, sometimes, if you’re not familiar with it (or with working with online learning systems in general), it can get a bit confusing.

We don’t want questions about Pathways to delay your learning in any way!

So, the Pathways Guides have set up a series of online meetings that you can attend to get your questions answered. A Guide will be online and ready, willing and able to answer your questions! (And if they don’t know the answer, they know where to find it.)

Every meeting is open to any Toastmaster in District 68; you don’t have to attend only the meeting with “your” Guide (the one who presented to your club).

You can come and hang out and get to know your educational program better at any of these times. These meetings begin July 22nd and run through the month of August.



Mondays 5:00 – 5:30
Guide: Jim Lee

Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:00
Guide: Cindy Cooley

Wednesdays 7:00 – 7:30
Guide: Jeanne Andrus

Thursdays 6:30 – 7:00
Guide: Mohamad Quayoom

Sundays 7:30 – 8:00
Guide: Vanessa Randall

Join the conversation from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/5141372978

or by phone at 

US: +1 408 638 0986  or +1 646 558 8665

Use Meeting ID:

514 137 2978


Where to find the meeting: All our meetings are held in “Zoom” – a simple, online meeting space that can be reached through your computer, tablet, or smart phone. It requires a small app, which it will install the first time you use it. If you don’t want the app installed, you can use the “call in” feature – just use the phone numbers listed below (you will not be able to see screen shares over the phone).

Designed to provide members improved opportunities to learn and grow, Toastmasters has revitalized our education program. Based on extensive research and member surveys, the program will offer:

  • Learning paths tailored to personal and professional goals and relevant to an evolving global marketplace
  • New technological resources to improve speeches and support meeting roles
  • Mobile access to educational materials (smartphones and tablets)
  • Expanded video and digital content to facilitate learning among our global community of members

There are ten possible paths for learning:

  • Motivation Strategies: Build motivational leadership and communication skills
  • Presentation Mastery: Build public speaking skills
  • Leadership Development: Build communication and leadership skills
  • Innovative Planning: Build creative project management and communication skills
  • Visionary Communication: Build innovative communication and leadership skills
  • Strategic Relationships: Build networking, leadership and communication skills
  • Dynamic Leadership: Build strategic leadership and conflict resolution skills
  • Persuasive Influence: Build skills to lead in complex situations
  • Effective Coaching: Build interpersonal communication, leadership and coaching skills
  • Team Collaboration: Build collaborative leadership skills

These areas of learning are based on the core competencies in the program which are

  • Public speaking
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Leading and managing
  • Leading strategically
  • and building confidence

Pathways Levels

Individual learning paths will have five levels, each increasing in complexity. DTM will remain as highest achievement and will require completion of two learning paths.  The levels are

  • Level 1:Mastering Fundamentals
  • Level 2: Learning Your Style
  • Level 3: Increasing Knowledge
  • Level 4: Building Skills
  • Level 5: Demonstrating Expertise

To assist you in selecting your Path, an overview of each is provided on the Paths and Projects page. The information is also available for download as PDF files:

Distinguished Club Program (DCP) Education Goals

Pathways DCP Education Goals

  1. Four Level 1’s
  2. Two Level 2’s
  3. Two More Level 2’s
  4. Two Level 3’s
  5. One Level 4
  6. One Level 5

  Transition DCP Education Goals

Select 6 of the following 12 goals:

  • Two CC awards
  • Two mores CCs
  • One ACB, ACS, or ACG award
  • One more ACB, ACS, or ACG award
  • One CL, ALB, or ALS award
  • One more CL, ALB, or ALS award
  • Four Level 1’s
  • Two Level 2’s
  • Two more Level 2’s
  • Two Level 3’s
  • One Level 4
  • One Level 5

Path to Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)

  • Completion of two learning paths
  • Serve as club officer for 12 months
  • Serve as Club Mentor or Club Coach
  • Serve as Club Sponsor or conduct Speechcraft or Youth Leadership Program
  • Serve as district officer for one year or Pathways Guide/Ambassador for six months
  • Complete capstone DTM project

Pathways Resources

For any questions, please contact Chief Ambassador, Jeff Harris, DTM at jeff.harris@bsee.gov. You can also find more details at toastmasters.org/Pathways.