Toastmasters International

UK and Ireland, District 71

We empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders

United Kingdom and Ireland Toastmasters, District 71

Pathways

Pathways Teeshirts

Pathways

The way to effective communication and leadership. Pathways is a proven education programme that comprises two tracks, Communication and Leadership. The programme allows members to choose one track or both and each features a series of projects that can be completed at one’s own pace.

  • New members get a chance to learn speaking, communication and leadership skills.
  • Existing members get a chance to focus on aspects of learning more tailored to their personal needs.
  • Club officers get a way to achieve a higher Distinguished Club Program status for their clubs.

 

 

Pathways to effective Communication and Leadership

Pathways gives you:

  • The opportunity to build  up to 300 unique competencies
  • 11 specialized learning paths to choose from
  • Online content, so that you can learn anytime, anywhere
  • Real-world, transferable skills
  • Content available in Arabic, English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Traditional Chinese, with select paths available in Korean and Tamil

To start, you’ll take an online assessment to help you decide which path is right for you.

11 paths that are available to members:

Visionary Communication
Visionary Communication
Team Collaboration
Team Collaboration
Strategic Relationships
Strategic Relationships
Presentation Mastery
Presentation Mastery
Persuasive Influence
Persuasive Influence
Engaging Humor
Engaging Humor
Leadership Development
Leadership Development
Motivational Strategies
Motivational Strategies
Innovative Planning
Innovative Planning
Effective Coaching
Dynamic Leadership
Dynamic Leadership
Brenda Lannon

Brenda Lannon, Program Quality Director

It is important for all committee members in a club to understand what it is the other members are trying to achieve, why they are doing it and how they can support each other.

This incentive supports the Club’s Success Plan by providing clubs with a better chance of achieving their goals under the Distinguished Club Program (DCP)

Elizabeth Jordan
Elizabeth Jordan, DTM, Club Growth Director

Elizabeth Jordan, Club Growth Director

Many clubs experience a loss in membership at September renewals as existing members leave the club for lots of different reasons. This incentive rewards clubs which renew 80% or more of their membership base at 30th June 2021. Having a good base of experienced members is important to offer mentoring to new members and stability to the club. 

It’s a good idea to follow up with members who do not renew to help club officers to understand the reason for not renewing and to extend an invite to rejoin at a future stage. They may be happy to stay on the club’s email list with this in mind.

James Finnegan

James Finnegan, Public Relations Manager

Good PR attracts new guests, invites discussion and improves the reputation of the Club and Toastmasters generally.

Elizabeth Jordan
Elizabeth Jordan, DTM, Club Growth Director

Elizabeth Jordan, Club Growth Director

Many clubs experience a loss in membership at September renewals as existing members leave the club for lots of different reasons. Recruiting in the early months helps to maintain the membership based upon the number of members at 30 June.

Maintaining a healthy membership number (25+) gives the club a much better opportunity to hold quality meetings with enough members to avoid double roles. Quality club meetings attract new members. Healthy club growth is an important part of Club Success.