The target for club visits by our Pathways Guides was exceeded, therefore Pathways will be rolled out across District 91 today. A huge thanks to all our Pathways Guides and Ambassadors, and to all the clubs, for the fantastic effort in getting those visits completed.
Every member will receive an email from Toastmasters International at 8pm today, announcing that Pathways is live and including details of how to get started. For those who are super eager, Pathways will actually be live from 2pm and you can access it here once you have logged on to Toastmasters Central. Members are encouraged to take the assessment and select their first Learning Path straight away, although not required. It will be beneficial to have a number of current members familiar with Pathways so that they can support new members who will only have access to Pathways and not the old programme.
Alignment – What it is
Alignment is when districts review and amend, if necessary the alignment of the clubs, areas, and divisions within their boundaries.
This provides us with the structure and the capacity for our district to grow and for District Leaders, – Area Directors, Division Directors and the District Leadership Team – to best serve our Clubs and Members.
I have waited so long for it to arrive! Pathways will launch on the 20th March in District 91! I was not initially chosen as a Learning Master, but 3 years ago I became a Revitalised Education Program (REP) Ambassador, as Pathways was called then. Since then I have become the K59 Pathways Ambassador, but often referred to as the “D91 Chief Pathways Guide” because of my experience and passion.
It was difficult to speak about Pathways all those years ago as not a lot of information was available. The first information came from F. Daniels at the Division B Conference, where we all cheered when he told us “no more CL manual and you will have access through internet in all your devices”.
The new Pathways education program is nearly here! With a planned launch date of 20th March now is the time to start your preparations so that you are ready to take advantage of the many wonderful new opportunities that will be available to you.
Every club in the District is being visited by a Pathways Guide who will explain the new program to members and tell them about the support available after roll-out. To see a schedule of the club visits go to our website page.
Your first action is to make sure you have logged in to the Toastmasters International website and have your password, or you will not be able to access Pathways. Simply go to the login page. If you don’t have a password yet or have forgotten it simply click on “forgot password?”.
Pedro Casillas (DD)
Recently the DEC (District Executive Committee), made up of DLT (District Leadership Team) Division and Area Directors, met to discuss and review the District Success Plan (DSP). And as you may already know, the purpose of the district executive committee is to ensure that district leaders work to achieve the district mission:
- the district executive committee reviews and approves the District Success Plan;
- approves the budget and oversees the financial operation of the district;
- recommends the assignment of clubs to areas and divisions;
- reviews recommendations and reports of district committees, including those of the audit committee;
- performs any duties assigned by the district council.