In an effort to offer 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

Whie in development, the program was referred to as the revitailed education program.  The actual name will be Toastmasters Pathways learning experience, reflecting a journey of possibilities and progress. 

There are ten possible paths for learning:

  • Motivation Strategies
  • Presentation Mastery
  • Leadership Development
  • Innovative Planning
  • Visionary Communication
  • Strategic Relationships
  • Dynamic Leadership
  • Persuasive Influence
  • Effectivew Coaching
  • Team Collaboration

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

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

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

 

Learning Paths and Competencies : An Example

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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
  • Complete capstone DTM project

Current Status and Phased Rollout

  • Pilot Program
  • Expected pilot time frame: February - April
  • Districts 57, 27 and 51
    • District 57 began February 7
  • Phased region rollout to follow pilot
  

Rollout 2
Region 14

Rollout 3
Region 2

Rollout 4
Regions 6 & 7

Rollout 5
Regions 10 & 12

  

Rollout 6
Regions 1 & 11

Rollout 7
Regions 4 & 13

Rollout 8
Regions 3 & 5

Rollout 9
Regions 8 & 9

  • Rollout will be by region.  District 4 which is in Region 2 will be in Rollout 3.
  • Current paths (CC, ACB, etc.) will be available for at least 2 years after full rollout

Volunteers Needed

Pathways Ambassadors

Pathways Ambassadors They are charged with building excitement and support for the program by motivating, educating and inspiring Toastmasters around the world. This calls for members who are skilled and enthusiastic speakers and communicators.

Pathways Ambassadors

Pathways Guides have a major role to play in making the revitalized education program successful. They visit clubs to train members and provide ongoing support. Guides will be the primary local point of contact for clubs when it comes to learning how to use Pathways. They will be an invaluable resource for the clubs.

If you are interested in becoming an Pathways Ambassador, please contact District 4 Program Quality Director at quality@d4tm.org

For any questions, please contact Chief Ambassador, Ken Cawley, PDG, PID, DTM at ken.cawley@comcast.net. You can also find more details at toastmasters.org/Pathways.