Pathways Chair

Mikael GatjePathways Chair - Mikael Gatje



 Welcome to Pathways

Toastmasters educational program - Pathways - is an exciting learning experience that is flexible enough to suit you and your needs as you develop your leadership and communication skills.

Pathways is an interactive way to develop your skills as you, through mentorship and helpful evaluations, guide others in your club in developing theirs.

As you progress through Pathways, you will:

  • Practice and improve your communication and leadership skills.
  • Complete Pathways Projects that provide a stimulating mix of speeches and leadership assignments.
  • Have the opportunity to not only practice your skills but also to pay it forward by supporting other members of your club
  • Develop real-world transferable skills in leadership, management, and public speaking

So, my friends, let us all embark on a journey of personal and professional development through Pathways, Toastmasters’ new education program!

See you all on your Path to success


District 86, Pathways Chair

Pathways Links



The next Pathways webinar is planned for April 7th followed by one on the May 12th

  • April 7th, at 17:00-18:00 - I do not know at the moment what the webinar will be about since I've asked you all for suggestions......If anyone has a concern and need help ....or simply just more information reach out and I will see if I can help you out through a webinar. Please email me at for suggestions

All webinars will be held through an online meeting space at see details below

For any future webinars, if you have any requests for what to teach at the next or any future Webinars please let us know and we will do whatever is our power to get it done

Meeting Space

Phone 647 977 2648   Conference ID: 800 443 639#  

Useful links 

Toastmasters Links Enable pop-ups Additional Pathways Documents
Toastmasters International Google Chrome PowerPoint - Pathways Simplified
Club Central Windows Explorer   Where will Pathways take you
  Windows Edge  Transform your Talent
  Firefox  Paths and Core Competencies
 Pathways - Becoming a DTM   Safari Mentorship
 DTM in Pathways    Goal setting
 Questions about DTM  Webinar recordings  Monthly goal check
 Pathways Achievement Chart  Pathways Simplified  
   Finding Your way through Basecamp  
   Evaluating in Pathways  
  Mentoring  - in the transition period  


PATHWAYS – making us change the way we are talking about Education

PATHWAYS is making us change the way we talk about education in Toastmasters. But more than that, it’s making us think about it differently.  Too many people’s surprise not much has changed at our meetings.  So, what has changed?

One thing that is changing is how we talk to our new members about our educational program. We are no longer talking about advancing through the education program speech-by-speech and role-by-role.  Instead, as in the “wild” outside Toastmasters, we are talking about advancing through a series of projects, stacked on top of each other

On the surface, many of these projects seem to be just a series of speeches and tasks but when you look deeper you see another reality, a reality in which the education system has evolved towards a multifaceted, partly online experience

The question is, are you willing to see the potential of Pathways? Are you willing to look beyond first impressions to give the system a chance? Are you willing to stand up for Pathways at each and every club meeting this year?

We are here to help you understand the system better and to help you maneuver smoothly through your PATH. How are we going to accomplish that?

We are getting our own website connected to the District 86 site. Feel free to bookmark this site and give the address to members of your club. Here you will find links to helpful tutorials as well as a blog (much like this article) explaining and discussing concepts in PATHWAYS. What more will you find there you wonder?

You will find;
− Blog entries addressing some of your own concerns with Pathways
− Mini-tutorial for different aspects of Pathways
− Mini-tutorials for BaseCamp Managers
− Links to effective help articles
− Explanation of how to become a DTM through Pathways
− Links to live webinars for Pathways
− Links to recorded webinars if you could not be part of the meeting yourself
− Questions and answers
− Contact information if you still are having issues and need help


Our goal is to help you during this transition and it is our hope this will make it just a little bit easier.

No matter where you are on your journey, I want to help you start down your new PATH with confidence.  Together, we can all use Pathways to reach our goals

Mikael Gatje

District 86, Pathways Chair          

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