At first sight you could enter Pathways as if you were stepping into a forest full of mysteries to explore and go through.
In addition to what you will find on our Pathways presentation page, here are Resources that we hope will help you lower any uncomfortable sensation about Pathways and make your steps more and more confident in your Toastmasters education journey.
Remember you can always address your Pathways referee at the Division or District level.
Enjoy your journey and contact us if you need any further information.
Resources for new Members
The Navigator is your guide to Toastmasters and the Pathways learning experience.
Use it to learn about how a club works, key club officers and roles, the importance of evaluations and opportunities you have to grow your Communication and Leadership skills.
Note this is the old version with 10 paths, but it will provide you a useful overview.
2. Access your Path
In the following video tutorial you will learn how to navigate in Base Camp to access the path you have chosen.
Access your projects, follow your progress through the path and access the second project after you gave your Icebreaker.
Also this can help! Our fellow Toastmasters from District 69 created a Companion Guide: a step-by-step guide that can help you in your first contacts with Pathways. It is accessible here.
3. Find an Evaluation Form
How to access the evaluation form of any project, even the ones that are not part of your path?
This can come handy when time to prepare for evaluating a project you are not familiar with arrives.
4. Complete a Project / Level
Completing a Project. After you have given your speech and completed a project… The following video shows you how to check off a project and move to the next one.
Completing a Level. The time you will have finished with all your projects, next video tutorial explains you how to complete the level:
Resources for advanced Members
1. Pathways Achievements and Awards
In Pathways education program, 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.
Read more details about badges, certificates and awards on Achievements and awards Toastmasters international web page.
2. Your Distinguished Toastmaster achievement in Pathways
The DTM – Distinguished Toastmaster – award represents the highest level of educational achievement in Toastmasters.
Find out what the requirements are in Pathways by downloading the file above just here.
3. The Pathways Mentoring Program
Thanks to Mark Snow, from District 69, find a condensed view of Pathways Mentoring Program.
Mentoring is one strong characteristics in Toastmasters’ method.
Thus Mentoring is present in 4 stages through Pathways.
In Level 2 all members complete the “Introduction to Pathways Mentoring” project. After completing Level 2, all members receive an optional curriculum “Pathways Mentor Program” which contains three sections: Prepare to Mentor, Mentoring and Advanced Mentoring.
In the following video, learn how to merely access the Pathways Mentor Program:
Resources for Officers
1. Base Camp Manager duties (Clubs)
In each Club, the Vice-President Education (VPE) will serve as the Base Camp manager, with support from the Club President and Secretary.
The VPE is responsible for conducting several tasks in Base Camp to ensure Members are fully supported on their Pathways journey.
The document by Toastmasters available here will walk you through each of the main tasks.
In addition, here is a video tutotial explaining in details, again step by step, BCM’s tasks, by Mark Wiltshire for District 91:
2. The Distinguished Club Program (DCP) in Pathways
The Distinguished Club Program is the annual program – from July 1st through June 30th – following the Clubs, Areas, Divisions, Districts, etc. progression in their education achievements. It is Toastmasters barometer to measure the health of the different entities composing Toastmasters organization.
The DCP consists of 10 goals for your Club to obtain.
Following the necessary transition from former education program to Pathways, it has been updated to include Pathways educations goals.
What does the DCP look like? Find out here!
3. Level Completion email notification
When a Member completes a level, a Base Camp Manager – VPE, Pdt or Secretary – needs to approve it.
Then a Member can proceed to the next level.
Note the email notification is sent about level completion, to the email address of the Club, not to the personal email address of the Base Camp Managers.
More details to complete your knowledge on this point, available here.