The education program is an important part of every Toastmaster’s journey and a critical aspect of every club meeting around the world. The Toastmasters Education Program is based on a proven curriculum that enables you to develop your communication and leadership skills one step at a time. The program is built on four guiding principles:

  • Experiential Learning: we learn by doing; by giving speeches and fulfilling leadership roles, we practice and improve

  • Self-Paced Program: we learn best at our own pace and comfort level

  • Peer Feedback: through honest and supportive peer evaluation, we grow and improve

  • Mentoring: experienced members encourage, guide and support us on the road to achieve our goals and help us to accomplish more than we thought possible

Pathways is the Toastmasters education system. It is designed to help you grow as a speaker and a leader. You begin by logging onto Toastmasters International and completing an assessment. This assessment will give you a suggested Path for you to follow.

As you progress through Pathways, you will:

  • Practice and improve your communication and leadership skills.

  • Give speeches in your club based on assignments in Pathways.

  • Challenge yourself to build and refine competencies and skills.

  • Complete a range of projects that include persuasive speaking, motivating others, creating a podcast, and leading a group in a difficult situation.