Educational Program

Pathways Learning Experience

Designed to provide members improved opportunities to learn and grow, Pathways Learning Experience offers:

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  • Learning paths tailored to personal and professional goals and relevant to an evolving global marketplace
  • New technological 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

There are ten paths for learning:

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

These areas of learning are based on the core competencies in the program which are:

  • Public Speaking
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Management
  • Confidence

Pathways Levels

Individual learning paths will have five levels, each increasing in complexity. Distinguished Toastmaster, DTM, will remain as highest achievement and will require completion of two learning paths. The levels are:

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

To assist you in selecting your Path, an overview of each is provided on the Paths and Projects page. The information is also available for download as PDF files:

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 for six months
  • Complete DTM project

Pathways Resources

Educational Program

Getting Started

Overview Material

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

  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

Members Share Their Pathways Experience

Welcome to Pathways

Pathways Learning Experience