Pathways

Education level designations under Pathways

First Last, CL, ACB
ABove is how education level achievements are listed with members’s names in rosters

That is changing a bit since Pathways does away with all traditional education award labels except DTM

In Pathways, the education award level/recognition change to:
the most recent path and level they completed

And they will not accumulate over multiple paths, only the most recently completed level in whatever path that was

EXCEPT: DTM, once a member achieves DTM, “DTM” stays after their name and is never replaced.

From the TI Pathways Guide Q&A log:

For example, Yolanda Gonzalez is working on the Presentation Mastery and Effective Coaching paths. When she completes Level 2 of Effective Coaching, her credentials display as EC2. Soon after, she finishes Level 3 of Presentation Mastery. Her credentials
then update to PM3. In club meetings, she could be introduced as Yolanda Gonzalez,PM3.
When a member completes a path, they also earn the Proficient designation. For example,when Yolanda completes the Effective Coaching path, she is considered Proficient in Effective Coaching and could be introduced as Yolanda Gonzalez, Effective Coaching Proficient.

Should I stay or should I go?

“If I go, there will be trouble …”
with apologies to the Clash

TI has provided some guidance to help members decide on moving immediately to Pathways or continuing to work on traditional education awards during the 2 year overlap period….

The official document from TI seems to be basically about your progress on the leadership track.

Personally, I believe the decision can best be made considering in addition to the above:

  • What are your goals – both in terms of learning and awards you plan to achieve
  • WHat speeches have you accomplished, exactly
  • Hw long do you plan to stay in Toastmasters

If you need individual advice – just ask!

try Pathways online now! (even before your rollout…)

Curious about what a Pathways project is like online ? – try the iceBreaker here #PathwaysMK
https://www.toastmasters.org/websiteApps/Pathways/tm100101_SCORM12_20151004/tm100101/index.html

Note: you will notice that the “Directions” section expands automatically on many pages of the project – this only happens in Level 1 projects….

Pathways – when is a speech evaluation *not* required?

Yes, it is true…
The club/VP Ed has some leeway here…

In traditional education program, the TI manuals and FAQ are clear:
From the FAQ:
Can I give speeches outside of my club for credit?
Yes. You are allowed to do up to two speeches per manual outside of the club environment for credit toward an educational award, as long as you receive prior approval from your vice president education. You must receive a written and oral evaluation from a Toastmaster, although the Toastmaster does not need to be in the same club as you.

But, according to Pathways Guide training …
….An evaluation can be skipped if that is deemed appropriate by the club and club leadership.

This is an answer a question about “external training” done outside the home club…
And it seems the VP Ed can approve a Pathways level as done if a project has a reason why no evaluation could be done.

So that is new!

Pathways insights – yes some meeting roles are required

Although the Competent Leader (CL) manual is dropped in Pathways … a member must perform several meeting roles to complete a path

These roles include

  • AhCounter (optional)
  • General Evaluator (optional)
  • Grammarian (optional)
  • Timer (optional)
  • Speech Evaluator – required before level 4
  • Toastmaster (meeting chair) – required before level 4
  • TopicsMaster – required before level 4

NOTE 1: th bottom *three* roles are *required* for a member to advance from Level 3 to Level 4 in each path. The member must nter a date for each of those three roles (Speech Evaluator, Toastmaster, TopicsMaster)

NOTE 2: Clubs *may* have a policy that requires a dual member to complete these roles in their club for the VP Ed/BaseCamp Manager to approve completion of Level 3. CLubs may make various local policies of course.

NOTE 3: no written nor oral evaluation is required for these roles, the member must enter the date each role was performed on their “Account” Page … not in their educational transcript…