Pathways Learning Experience

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Pathways Learning Experience

After extensive research and member surveys Toastmasters International has revitalized our education program.

Note: Toastmaster who were members prior to March 20, 2018 - the Legacy Two Track (Communications & Leadership program - CC, CL, ACB, ALB, etc.) will be available until June 30, 2020.

The Pathways Learning Experience Offers

Learning paths - tailored to personal and professional goals andPathways Learning Experience logo relevant to an evolving global marketplace

New technical resources - to improve speeches and support meeting roles

Mobile - anytime, anywhere access to educational materials (including smartphones and tablets)

Expanded video and digital content - to facilitate learning among our global community of members

The Pathways learning experience has been designed to both challenge and inspire you to reach new heights.

Members choose from 10 unique learning paths and work through five different levels of increasing complexity. 

Choose a Path that will challenge and stretch you.  Get the most out of the Path by diligently working through each of the five levels.

Each Level increases in complexity with two or three projects per level - for a total of at least 14 projects per path.

Each Project focuses on a single theme that will help you improve your communication and leadership skills in that particular area.


Ten Learning Paths

  1. Motivation Strategies - Build motivational leadership and communication skills
  2. Presentation Mastery - Build public speaking skills
  3. Leadership Development - Build communication and leadership skills
  4. Innovative Planning - Build creative project management and communication skills
  5. Visionary Communication - Build innovative communication and leadership skills
  6. Strategic Relationships - Build networking, leadership and communication skills
  7. Dynamic Leadership - Build strategic leadership and conflict resolution skills
  8. Persuasive Influence - Build skills to lead in complex situations
  9. Effective Coaching - Build interpersonal communication, leadership and coaching skills
  10. Team Collaboration - Build collaborative leadership skills


Five Core Competencies

  1. Public speaking
  2. Interpersonal communication
  3. Leading and managing
  4. Leading strategically
  5. Building confidence


Five Progressive Learning Levels

Each path has five levels, each increasing in complexity.  The Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) will remain the highest achievement.  To be awarded a DTM requires that you complete of two paths.

Level 1: Mastering Fundamentals

Level 2: Learning Your Style

Level 3: Increasing Knowledge

Level 4: Building Skills

Level 5: Demonstrating Expertise


Requirements to become a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)

  1. Completion of two paths

  2. Serve as club officer for 12 months

  3. Serve as Club Mentor or Club Coach

  4. Serve as Club Sponsor or conduct Speechcraft or Youth Leadership Program

  5. Serve as district officer for one year

  6. Complete capstone DTM project


Distinguished Club Program (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

  During the transition (ends June 30, 2020)

  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



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