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Pathways - Toastmasters Education Program

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What Is Pathways?

The Pathways learning experience is an interactive and flexible education program like no other. It was created to help you strengthen your communication and leadership skills as you grow toward personal and professional success—all while having fun with others in the process! Take this journey and partake in:

  • The opportunity to build more than 300 unique skillset competencies

  • 11 specialized learning paths

  • Online content, affording you to learn anytime, anywhere

  • Real-world, transferable skills

Find out more below, or on Toastmasters International.  Sign up for Pathways there too.

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District 55 Training About Pathways

District 55 recorded training programs for both Pathways beginners and Base Camp Managers.  Find out more about using Pathways to begin your speaking and leadership journey by watching Pathways 101 at any time that suits you!  For Basecamp Managers, learn all the tips and tricks!

Pathways 101

The program offers:

  • Navigating Pathways

  • Getting started in Pathways

  • Pathways Tutorials and Resources

  • Completion and Submission of a Pathways Level Award

  • Providing Feedback and Badges

Pathways Training Video
Pathways Q & A Video

Base Camp Manager (BCM)


The program offers:

  • How to Address Level Completion Requests & Submit to TI

  • Pathways Education Recognition - print certificates, give badges

  • External Training - delivering speeches outside the home club

  • Member Progress - finding and viewing individual reports

  • Pathways Extras -  badges, feedback and e-portfolio


Training Deck for BCMs

Pathways BCM Training Video

Have questions on Pathways? Ask them in the Pathways Forum!

Getting Started With Pathways
Before You Start:

​Picking Your Path:

Navigating The Program:

Resources For Basecamp Managers
Path To Distinguished Toastmaster
More Information

Distinguished Toastmaster

Why stop at one path? Journey beyond being Proficient and receive the Distinguished Toastmaster award (DTM). This is the highest individual honor you can achieve in Pathways. Earn your DTM when you fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete two learning paths.

  • Serve as a club officer for two six–month terms or one annual term, participate in the preparation of a Club Success Plan, and participate in a District-sponsored Club Officer Training.

  • Serve a complete one-year term as a District leader.

  • Serve successfully as a club mentor or coach.

  • Serve successfully as a club sponsor or conduct a Speechcraft or Youth Leadership program.

  • Complete the DTM project. (Members are required to create and implement a project of their own design, in which they demonstrate the skills and expertise they have gained.)

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