12 January, 2018


Continue your journey of personal and professional development through Pathways, Toastmasters’ new education program! As the foundation of your Toastmasters experience, Pathways is designed to help you build the skills you need to communicate and lead. You have 10 paths to choose from, developing skills in Speaking, Leadership, Management, Interpersonal Communication and Confidence.

Check out the Welcome to Pathways information on the Toastmasters International homepage for:
The 10 Paths

  • An overview of the new learning program
  • The “Welcome to Pathways” video
  • Details on each of the 10 Learning Paths
  • Access to the first project in Pathways – the “Ice Breaker”



A very useful resource is The Navigator (pdf, 24 pages), your introduction to Toastmasters and Pathways. In it you will find information such as:

  • General meeting structure
  • Club Officer and Meeting roles
  • Getting started with Pathways
  • Evaluating speeches



Path Information

For information on each Path and Project, take a look at:

  1. Pathways At-A-Glance (pdf, 1 page) provides a one-page overview of the 10 Paths, 5 Competencies and 5 Levels.
  2. Required Project Matrix (pdf, 1 page) maps the required projects for each Path.
  3. Paths and Core Competencies (pdf, 11 pages) – A mapping of the 10 Paths, 5 Competencies and 59 Projects. One Path per page.
  4. Project Description Reference Guide v2 (pdf, 66 pages) – Detailed information on the Projects. One Project per page.



Choosing a Path

One of the first things you’ll need to do, perhaps along with your Mentor, is select the Path you would like to follow.  The following process might help:

  1. Use the resources above to familiarize yourself with what is available in Pathways.  Pay particular attention to the required projects. The elective projects in each Path are almost identical; it’s the required projects in Levels 3-5 that distinguish one Path from another.  Select the Path(s) that interest you based on their description and required projects.
  2. Take the official Pathways Assessment: Log into your Toastmasters International account, select Pathways / Take the assessment from the menu. The results will give you three suggested Paths.
  3. Compare the top paths from activity (1) with the results from activity (2) to make your decision.
  4. Order your Path while logged into your Toastmasters International account. Each member receives one Path as part of their membership.

Do keep in mind that you are welcome to select any Path that you wish – the steps above are simply one way of analyzing your options.



Level 1 Project Resources

For quick access to resources which are also available on Base Camp

For further information, please don’t hesitate to talk to the club’s VP of Education or your Toastmasters Mentor.  We’d be more than delighted to help you along your way.

Enjoy your journey!