District 26 - Serving Colorado, Wyoming and western Nebraska

Pathways Resources

The Pathways educational program offers members learning paths to meet professional goals in an evolving global marketplace, technology resources, mobile access, and expanded video and digital content to increase learning in a global community.

Pathways is a competency based program that has eleven specialized learning paths. Each learning path has five levels of achievement that increase in complexity and contain at least fourteen projects with a mix of required and elective projects.

Toastmasters International Resources

District 26 Supplemental Resources

Pathways Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)

1. Complete two paths
2. Serve as a club officer for 12 months
3. Serve as a district officer for 1 year
4. Serve as a club mentor or club coach
5. Serve as a club sponsor, conduct a Speechcraft/Youth Leadership Program
7. Complete DTM capstone project

Upcoming Pathways Trainings

Upcoming Training 091219 (PDF)

Urban Division Pathways Workshop
When: Sat, September 21, 9am – 12pm
Where: 13001 E 17th Pl, Aurora, CO 80045, USA (map)Description:
Set up/Registration – 9 a.m. to 10 am.
Workshop 10 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Hands on with Pathways – navigating the Toastmasters International
Pathways program from basecamp. All attendees need to be registered in
Pathways and have selected their course of study. Attendees should attend
with laptops, tablets, etc. so they can follow on. There will not be time to get
people registered and/or set up in Pathways. If they need assistance in
advance, they should reach out to their club leadership for assistance.
Space is limited to 100 people, so pre-registration will be required. Please
register here. Attendees can email or call
Cheryl Pershey at 303.261.5948 for additional information.

Deep Dive into Pathways: for Area Directors
When: Tuesday, September 24, 7pm – 8pm
Where: (map)
District 26 Toastmasters is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Area Directors, do you have questions regarding Pathways as you interact
with clubs? If so, this is the call for you. The Pathways Team would like to
meet with you to answer your questions and to support you as you support
your clubs. Come with your questions ready. The call is limited to 1 hour
and the call will be recorded.
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Pathways Presentation/Q and A
When: 9-26-19 Thursday 6:55 pm
Where: Ranch Raconteurs Toastmaster’s Club
The Recreation Center at Eastridge
9568 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
(303) 416-6164 (club)
Carol Pace Pathways Support Team Contact,
RSVPS appreciated but not required.


Recorded Videos for Viewing



D26 Pathways Support Team

Contact Pathways Advisor for questions or to request training by a support team member in your area 

Susie Overton

Pathways Toastamonial

“I have to admit: I was a little hesitant about jumping into Pathways at first; it took me a while to build up momentum. But how serendipitous it has been once I did jump in! “


Pathways Toastamonials

“Peak Articulators Pathways specifically zeroes in on what I want to get out of Toastmasters. The tutorials offer me insights that are very poignant and are even more impactful presented via an electronic format. The videos and interactive modules have a definite edge over paper. As a new Toastmaster, Pathways is a modern approach to improving the skills that matter to me!”

Zach T

Pathways Toastamonial

“With the completion of all 5 Levels of each path, my understanding and acceptance of Pathways has become so much more complete. The more paths I do, the better I like Pathways! The combination of the academic research, self-awareness projects, and experiential projects is a huge plus.”

Bonnie Ann

Pathways Toastamonials

“In Pathways, I’ve studied Communication Styles and Emotional Intelligence, These two projects have empowered me with communication skills that go far beyond simply public speaking. I found out that I was a Direct Communicator – who knew?!  I now understand the importance of relaxing, detaching and refocusing when necessary to maintain a connection.”


Pathways Toastamonials

“What I value most about the Pathways program is the focus on specific objectives and skill-building for each speech.  I find the tutorials, project descriptions, and project checklists quite helpful. Each project has been appropriately challenging.  There is incremental growth in skill level and confidence with each speech. I find having frequent benchmarks, such as completion of one level, and acknowledgment from the club upon reaching each benchmark, as very motivating.  With all the various paths, there growth opportunities for years to come!”

Marliss C

Pathways Toastamonial

“In Pathways, I’ve studied Communication Styles and Emotional Intelligence, These two projects have empowered me with communication skills that go far beyond simply public speaking. I found out that I was a Direct Communicator – who knew?! I now understand the importance of relaxing, detaching and refocusing when necessary to maintain a connection.”


Pathways Toastamonial

“I have learned about my communication style, how to manage change, and how to present a proposal. I even learned how my emotions affect my communication! Pathways goes beyond the typical 5-7 minute speech projects; it creates unlimited possibilities for personal and professional growth. I am so glad I decided to jump on the Pathways wagon.”


Pathways Toastamonial

“I like how all of the level 1’s are the same. It’s great to have experienced Toastmasters give an ice breaker as both an introduction and example to newer club members. By having several of the speeches within different paths have the same focus, I get to see how different people approach the same project and can learn from their interpretation.”


Pathways Toastamonial

“Even after completing a level, we have continued access to the prior level projects. I like the expanded project options that gives us. AND it makes the next paths much easier to get through. I can review, and even make use of, the electives and projects I did before. It really helps me with planning and presentation timing.”

Bonnie Ann

Pathways Toastamonial

“Our club functions like an integrated system, with all members contributing to the whole. We apply the synergy of fun supporting learning lesson from Ralph Smedley and have a strong esprit de corps. Having a fun, friendly environment made it natural for all of us to get on board with Pathways – together! – despite our differences. In my humble opinion, that esprit de corps is the reason we’ve achieved 100% adoption of Pathways.”


Pathways Toastamonial

“I have found Pathways to be a highly effective learning tool in my Toastmasters experience. Having the section on giving and receiving feedback early in the curriculum was highly effective. Making me give feedback to more experienced speakers was challenging yet a vital first step in my understanding of Toastmasters.”


Pathways Toastamonial

“The path names are descriptive in that my company can better understand how Toastmasters learnings tie directly to my everyday job responsibilities and help with my career growth.”


Pathways Toastamonial

“For my job, I give a lot of presentations using PowerPoint; I need to be persuasive and motivational at times. I started with the area I needed the most practice: Motivational speaking. In Level 3, there are for 13 ‘elective’ options that I can choose from, giving me the ability to focus on the areas where I need the most work. I only need to complete two of them, but I love the option to select which 2 (or more!) that I work on.“


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