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:

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  • 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

Current Status and Phased Rollout

  • Pilot Program: February – May 2017
    • Districts 57, 27 and 51
  • Phased region rollout followed the pilot
  • Region 2 which includes District 4 rolled out mid-September
Rollout 1 July 2017
Region 14         Rollout 2 September 2017
Region 2           Rollout 3 October 2017
Regions 6-7     Rollout 4 December 2017
Regions 10 & 12
Rollout 5 February 13, 2018
Regions 3 & 5      Rollout 6 March 20, 2018
Regions 1 & 11    Rollout 7 April 24, 2018
Regions 4 & 13    Rollout 8 May 15, 2018
Regions 8 & 9 plus undistricted
  • Current paths (CC, ACB, etc.) will be available for at least 2 years after full rollout (estimate available until May 2020)

For any questions, please contact Chief Ambassador, Jeff Harris, DTM at You can also find more details at