The New Toastmaster Education Program
Pathways is Toastmaster International’s program that builds upon changes in online learning and the world of work
Whether you are just starting out with speaking
or an experienced speaker looking for skill development challenges
there is a Pathway for you
Pathways is built around 5 core competencies:
PATH 1: DYNAMIC LEADERSHIP
Build your skills as a strategic leader
The projects on this path focus on understanding leadership and communication styles, the effect of conflict on a group and the skills needed to defuse and direct conflict. These projects also emphasize the development of strategies to facilitate change in an organization or group, interpersonal communication and public speaking.
PATH 2: EFFECTIVE COACHING
Build your skills as a positive communicator and leader
The projects on this path focus on understanding and building consensus, contributing to the development of others by coaching and establishing strong public speaking skills. Each project emphasizes the importance of effective interpersonal communication.
PATH 3:INNOVATIVE PLANNING
Build your skills as a public speaker and leader
The projects on this path focus on developing a strong connection with audience members when you present, speech writing and speech delivery. The projects contribute to building an understanding of the steps to manage a project, as well as creating innovative solutions.
PATH 4: LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Build your skills as an effective communicator and leader
The projects on this path focus on learning how to manage time, as well as how to develop and implement a plan. Public speaking and leading a team are emphasized in all projects.
PATH 5: MOTIVATIONAL STRATEGIES
Build your skills as a powerful and effective communicator
The projects focus on learning strategies for building connections with the people around you, understanding motivation and successfully leading small groups to accomplish tasks.
PATH 6: PERSUASIVE INFLUENCE
Build your skills as an innovative communicator and leader
The projects on this path focus on how to negotiate a positive outcome together with building strong interpersonal communication and public speaking skills. Each project emphasizes developing leadership skills to use in complex situations, as well as creating innovative solutions to challenges.
PATH 7: PRESENTATION MASTERY
Build your skills as an accomplished public speaker
The projects on this path focus on learning how an audience responds to you and improving your connection with audience members. The projects contribute to developing an understanding of effective public speaking technique, including speech writing and speech delivery.
PATH 8: STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIPS
Build your skills as a leader in communication
The projects on this path focus on understanding diversity, building personal and/or professional connections with a variety of people and developing a public relations strategy. Communicating well interpersonally and as a public speaker is emphasized in each project.
PATH 9: TEAM COLLABORATION
Build your skills as a collaborative leader
The projects on this path focus on active listening, motivating others and collaborating with a team. Each project contributes to building interpersonal communication and public speaking skills.
The future of communication learning
The core competencies are expressed in 10 unique learning pathways that emphasize skill combinations
Your journey starts in Base Camp on Toastmasters International. Base Camp is an interactive questionnaire that will you decide which of the ten paths is best suited for your goals and the skill level you are at
All paths start with the first project "the ice breaker"
which is your first speech
PATH 10: VISIONARY COMMUNICATION
Build your skills as a strategic communicator and leader
The projects on this path focus on developing your skills for sharing information with a group, planning communications and creating innovative solutions. Speech writing and speech delivery are emphasized in each project.