Month: January 2018

Pathways Mentoring program explained

Toastmasters Pathways programs bring more emphasis on mentoring. It is

  • not a path
  • has one project of it required in Every path
  • Earns an educational award PWMENTORPGM which does not count towards club DCP credit

There are 6 parts to the Pathways mentoring program

  1. Introduction to Toastmasters Mentoring – required in Level 2 of EVRY path (yes, you will do it every tie you do a new path) a 5-7 minute speech about a time when you were a protégé.  Very specific content is specified.
  2. “Prepare to Mentor” – a project with no speech required
  3. Mentoring – being a mentor to a Toastmasters member for less than 3 months long + a 5-7 minute speech about that experience
  4. Advanced Mentoring – being a mentor to anyone (not required to be a Toastmasters member) for 6 months + a 5-7 minute speech about that experience
  5. The checkbox to mark the program complete


Another (easy) way to get to Pathways Basecamp

Some members have had concerns and confusion on “How to use Pathways”

Here is a very easy – one click way to get back to Basecamp once you have started using Pathways … from your Toastmasters Profile page!

  1. Login to Toastmasters
  2. Click on your name (in yellow) at the top of the screen
    which takes you to your Profile page
  3. Click on “Go to my transcript” in the Pathways section

How different are Pathways Paths (focus: Level 2)

In Toastmasters Pathways, each path includes 14 projects:
10 required projects and 4 electives =  15 speeches (with few exceptions)

Level 1 is 100% exactly the same in all 10 paths.  3 projects and 4 speeches

  • 8101 Ice Breaker
  • 8100 Evaluation and Feedback
  • 8102 Researching and Presenting

Level 2 is the first place paths diverge a bit.
Level 2 has 3 projects with 3 speeches.

  • All 10 paths include the project “8204-Introduction to Toastmasters Mentoring”.
  • All 10 paths include at least one of the “Understanding your style projects”
    (3 paths have both “Understanding your… style” projects
  • 8 of 10 paths include “8207 Understanding Your Leadership Style”
  • 5 of 10 paths include “8206 Understanding Your Communication Style”

For 3 paths a project called “8200L3 Active Listening” is required and involves serving as Table TopicsMaster. It is an elective in Level3 of all other paths.

Similarly, in  2 more paths the third project is a Level 3 elective other paths:  

  • 8203L3 Effective Body Language (path:
  •  8201L3 Connect with Your Audience

In the remaining 2 paths, there is a unique required 3rd project that is not available anywhere else in Pathways, required or elective. If you want to do either of these level 2 projects you must select these paths:

  • 8202 Cross Cultural Understanding (in Strategic Relationships path)
  • 8205 Managing Time (Leadership Development path

A future article will look at Levels 3/4/5: 4 required and 4 elective projects.


Uploading Evaluations … and other Files in Pathways

Each member has an online file storage system provided by Pathways BaseCamp called the “e-Portfolio”.
it is accessed by:

  1. Login to BaseCamp
  2. click on “Education Transcript” tile
  3. Click on “E-portfolio”

Once in the E-portfolio, a member can upload files of many types and see all of their e-Badges.
To upload documents, the member selects Documents:

Then navigate to any of the folders: one for each Level (1-5) + “My documents”
One cannot add to, delete or rename these 6 folders.

Any files uploaded are for the individual member’s use. Not for sharing.
No one else can see them
No one else can upload files to another member’s E-portfolio.

Maximum document size: 20 MB
Document /Files types allowed:  Most office, image, audio and video file types including zip files
ONLY: “ppt”, “pdf”, “png”, “txt”, “zip”, “xls”, “xlsx”, “pptx”, “doc”, “docx”, “jpg”, “mp3”, “avi”, “csv”, “psd”, “eps”, “css”, “mpeg”, “htm”, “html”, “wav”, “mp4”, “gif”, “bmp”, “mov
The only other restriction is the numbecharactersaters in the file name, limited to around 44 characters – I will verify this…

Click on “Add File”,

A pop-up window will appear select the file on your local device and click on “Add’ button – that is it!