Welcome to Pathways
Where will Pathways take you? Pathways is designed to help you in your professional development by taking you on a journey that meets your specific goals and interests.
five (5) Core Competencies
These are the 5 fundamental core competencies that are the building blocks of Pathways which you will develop along your Toastmasters Journey.
Achieve your goals | Demonstrate your Expertise
Each path is characterized by its final required project that demonstrates the expertise you’ve developed through the various lessons.
Focused on Public Speaking?
- Presentation Mastery
- Engaging Humor
Finish your path with a major Public Speaking project where you give an 18-22 minute keynote style speech.
Focused on Interpersonal Communication?
- Leadership Development
- Motivational Strategies
- Visionary Communication
With a team, plan, coordinate, and complete an event of your choosing or develop a detailed vision/strategic plan for yourself or any group.
Give a speech about the outcome and your lessons learned.
Focused on Teamwork and Relationships?
- Dynamic Leadership
- Strategic Relationships
- Team Collaboration
For at least 6 months, take a leadership role in Toastmasters, any volunteer organization, or in your career.
Give a speech about your experience as a leader.
Focused on Leadership?
- Effective Coaching
- Innovative Planning
- Persuasive Influence
Design and complete a High Performance Leadership project.
This project is done with a team and governed by well-defined goals and a guidance committee.
You will give two speeches. The first covering your plans and the second including results and lessons learned.
READY TO BEGIN? Review the initial steps to complete your assessment, choose a path,
access projects and complete your first set of assignments.
Click on various paths to see an overview of projects and speech objectives.
This guide contains several resources for new members and for those continuing their education with Pathways. It includes key points such as project matrix with required and elective projects for each path and flow chart for achieving Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM).
These are the available paths for you to choose from to achieve your specific goals.
Build strategic leadership and conflict resolution skills.
Build interpersonal communication, leadership and coaching skills.
Build public speaking and speech writing skills.
Build creative project management and communication skils.
Build communication and leadership skills.
Build motivational leadership and communication skills.
Build skills to lead in complex situations.
Build public speaking skills.
Build networking, leadership and communication skills.
Build collaborative leadership skills.
Build innovative communication and leadership skills.
- Pathways Resource Manual – Mark Snow, DTM
- Paths and Projects Catalog – Timothy W. Carlisle, CISSP, PMP, DTM2 (District 4 Director 2021-2022)
- Getting Started with Pathways – Kris MacKay DTM
Learn the Pathways Language!
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