Learn how to start your journey of personal and professional development through Pathways, Toastmasters’ new education program! Pathways features online learning, cutting-edge content, interactive tools, strong mentoring and evaluation components, and a multitude of options.
What is Your Educational Journey?
The Toastmasters Pathways learning experience offers many different routes for exploration and achievement. This modernized learning experience featuring 10 different learning Paths such as Effective Coaching, Innovative Planning, Presentation and Mastery is the result of years of planning and expertise by a large team, including the Board of Directors, World Headquarters staff and member volunteers. The program’s wide-ranging benefits include:
- Customized learning tailored to personal and professional goals
- Early and frequent recognition of accomplishments
- Mobile access to educational materials
- Expanded video and digital content
It’s a journey of possibilities. Get started today to learn nearly 300 competencies—practical skills that are immediately transferable to the world outside Toastmasters.
How to get started
To get started, login on Toastmasters.org website with your personal ID, then go to Education > Pathways Learning Experience.
Review answers to the most common Pathways questions
Selecting your first Path
Review the complete list of Paths and projects and electives available in each Path
Starting your first project and Ice Breaker
Review a screen-by-screen, click by click, guide to starting your first Project and Ice Breaker
Recognition and Awards under Pathways
In Pathways, you are recognized for every achievement and milestone you and your club reach. Whether you choose to explore one path or several, every step you take will be supported and celebrated along the way.
Why stop at one path? Journey beyond being Proficient and receive the Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award. This is the highest individual honor you can achieve in Pathways. Earn your DTM when you fulfill the following requirements:
- Completing two paths
- Serving as a club officer for 12 months and participating in a district-sponsored club officer training program.
- Serving as a club mentor or coach
- Serving as a club sponsor or conducting Speechcraft or a Youth Leadership Program
- Serving as a district officer for one year
- Completing DTM project
BASE CAMP MANAGER (BCM)
A team which comprises of Club President, VP Education and Secretaries – your duties
For most clubs, the vice president education (VPE) will be the main actor in the role of Base Camp manager. HOWEVER, BCM is a team effort! The Base Camp Manager helps facilitate your progress by verifying your education, approving requests and more. Because we operate as a team, in the event that a VPE isn’t able to perform these duties, or if a club does not have a VPE, the BCM responsibilities will be fulfilled by the club president or club secretary. The central responsibilities of the BCM include:
- Approving speeches outside the club
- Verifying level completion
- Tracking member progress
- Verifying project completion for members using printed materials
A how-to document for the tasks a base camp manager does
To begin your Pathways experience, login to the Toastmasters.org website with your personal ID, then go to Education > Pathways Learning Experience