FIVE CORE COMPETENCIES
The Toastmasters Pathways learning experience was developed around the following five core competencies:
- Public Speaking
- Interpersonal Communication
- Strategic Leadership
Confidence is unique because it cannot be taught, but is gained in every path.
Within Pathways, members will be able to choose from 10 Learning Paths:
- Dynamic Leadership
- Effective Coaching
- Innovative Planning
- Leadership Development
- Motivational Strategies
- Persuasive Influence
- Presentation Mastery
- Strategic Relationships
- Team Collaboration
- Visionary Communication
The primary core competencies represented in each path, and the projects included, are listed in the document Paths and Core Competencies. A brief description of each of the projects, listed alphabetically, is provided in the document Project Description Reference Guide.
Details of the first project, The Ice Breaker, are also available to download.
The introduction to Pathways is provided by a new document, The Navigator. In addition to information about Pathways, it provides details on meeting roles and Club Officer roles for example. It also contains useful guidance on evaluations, awards and mentoring.
When choosing your first Learning Path, in addition to using the online assessment I recommend reading the Pathways Paths and Projects Catalogue for more detail. In particular, look at the required projects for each Learning Path as you can chose the optional projects later. One of my club members has also prepared a summary matrix of the required and optional projects which you may find useful.
Following are the links to the information indicated above :
To benefit from all the new opportunities available through Pathways, members will need to log on to the Toastmasters website at https://www.toastmasters.org/login Why not do that now and be ahead of the game?
For more information, contact the D91 Chief Ambassador, Andy Hammond at: