Pathways is rolling out on April 24th, 2018 to our region!
What is Pathways?
In 2010, the Toastmasters Board of Directors crafted a five-year strategic plan that laid out the goals and objectives for the organization over the next five years. The plan’s centerpiece? A call to revitalize the Toastmasters education program, now renamed as Pathways.
Much of the communication track hadn’t been updated since the 1970s, and leadership became a separate track in 2005. The Board stressed the need to modernize the communication track and to renew the focus on leadership learning in the leadership track.
That original vision marked the beginning of a hugely ambitious effort to enhance the education program. The program will offer members more opportunities to learn and grow, highlighted by greater access to educational materials, expanded tools and resources, and a customized learning experience designed to help individuals meet personal and professional goals.
At the Board’s direction, Pathways was developed with following benefits for members:
- Recognition that comes earlier and more often in the educational journey
- New technological resources to improve speeches and support meeting roles
- Mobile access to educational materials (tablets)
- Expanded video and digital content to facilitate learning among our global community of members
- Stronger evaluation and mentoring components
Pathways Learning Experience
Embark on a journey of personal and professional development through Pathways, Toastmasters’ new education program! Pathways is designed to help you build the skills you need to communicate and lead. It is comprised of 10 paths that teach more than 300 unique competencies:
As you progress through Pathways, you will:
- Practice and improve your communication and leadership skills.
- Give speeches in your club based on assignments in Pathways.
- Challenge yourself to build and refine certain competencies and skills.
- Complete a range of projects that include persuasive speaking, motivating others, creating a podcast and leading a group in a difficult situation.
Develop real-world, transferable skills in many different areas through Pathways—communication, leadership, management, strategic planning, service to others, public speaking and more.
Resource and Links
- The Navigator – Essential information about the Toastmasters journey and the Toastmasters Pathways learning experience
- Pathways Quick Start Guide – Overview and comparison between current program and Pathways
- Training Basics: Getting it Right, Making it Work (Item 102) – Trainer manual for adult trainings
- Pathways Paths and Core Competencies – Description of all Learning Paths and involved projects
- Base Camp Manager Duties – Administration manual for officers
- Pathways Ice Breaker Project
- Distinguished Toastmaster in Pathways
- Achievement and Awards in Pathways
- Pathways FAQ
- Pathways Guide in District93