Pathways Learning Experience

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

(The Legacy Two Track - Communications & Leadership program (CC, CL, ACB, ALB, etc.) will be available until June 30, 2020)

The Pathways program offers:

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  • Learning paths tailored to personal and professional goals and relevant to an evolving global marketplace
  • New technical resources to improve speeches and support meeting roles
  • Mobile access to educational materials (smartphones and tablets)
  • Expanded video and digital content to facilitate learning among our global community of members


Ten learning paths:

  • Motivation Strategies: Build motivational leadership and communication skills
  • Presentation Mastery: Build public speaking skills
  • Leadership Development: Build communication and leadership skills
  • Innovative Planning: Build creative project management and communication skills
  • Visionary Communication: Build innovative communication and leadership skills
  • Strategic Relationships: Build networking, leadership and communication skills
  • Dynamic Leadership: Build strategic leadership and conflict resolution skills
  • Persuasive Influence: Build skills to lead in complex situations
  • Effective Coaching: Build interpersonal communication, leadership and coaching skills
  • Team Collaboration: Build collaborative leadership skills

The core competencies in the Pathways program are:

  • Public speaking
  • Interpersonal communicationPathways - Mountain Paths Analogy
  • Leading and managing
  • Leading strategically
  • and building confidence


Pathways Levels

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

The 5 levels are:

  • Level 1: Mastering Fundamentals
  • Level 2: Learning Your Style
  • Level 3: Increasing Knowledge
  • Level 4: Building Skills
  • Level 5: Demonstrating Expertise


Pathways Resources


Path to Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)

  • Completion of two learning paths
  • Serve as club officer for 12 months
  • Serve as Club Mentor or Club Coach
  • Serve as Club Sponsor or conduct Speechcraft or Youth Leadership Program
  • Serve as district officer for one year or Pathways Guide/Ambassador for six months
  • Complete capstone DTM project


Distinguished Club Program (DCP) Education Goals

 Pathways 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

  Transition DCP Education Goals (available through 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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