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).
Pathways Learning Experience
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
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
- Four Level 1’s
- Two Level 2’s
- Two More Level 2’s
- Two Level 3’s
- One Level 4
- One Level 5
Transition DCP Education Goals
Select 6 of the following 12 goals:
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 Paths and Projects (webpage)
Description of all ten Paths and their related project options.
- Pathways Paths and Core Competencies (11 page pdf)
- Pathways Project Description Reference Guide (59 page pdf)
- Getting Started Using Pathways (2 page PDF)
- Pathways Fast Start (34 page pdf)
Along with Base Camp screenshots for getting started includes submitting Ice Breaker project for completion (page 22)
- The Navigator (pdf)
Provided in the “new member kit” to members who join after Pathways launch. Pathways description provided on page 9-14
- Getting Started Using Pathways Base Camp Manager (4 page PDF)
- Base Camp Manager Duties (44 page pdf)
Step-by-step instructions for VPEs to respond to member level completion requests and track member progress.
- The legacy program (CC, ACB, etc.) will be available for at least 2 years after full rollout (estimate available until May 2020) for any member who joined prior to May 15, 2018.
For any questions, please contact Chief Ambassador, Jeff Harris, DTM at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find more details at toastmasters.org/Pathways.