A positive approach! Pathways is our Educational system and it provides opportunities and challenges for the experienced and new Toastmasters. I believe that a majority of clubs in Australia have embraced Pathways well and are steaming ahead. We are ensuring that each District has a Pathways 'leader' to help promote and support Pathways experiences, and … Continue reading Shape up for Pathways Excellence
Recently I was asked 'what strategies are employed in your clubs to encourage uptake, progress and completion in Paths among your members'. My response was Mentoring! If you want success in your club and your goal is to build a 100% enrollment base in Pathways, I recommend a Club generated Pathways Mentorship Program. Here's one … Continue reading Mentoring Pathways Champions
No, this is not the name of a new music group! What is RPL? RPL means Recognition of Prior Learning - a method of enabling skilled practitioners in all fields to obtain recognition for those skills acquired prior to starting a course of study or applying for credit transfer. I see a correlation here for … Continue reading RPL and the Electives
Pathways Badges In the Pathways program you receive badges when you reach learning milestones; these are displayed in your Eportfolio in Base Camp. I recently completed another Path and went looking for the new badge. That's great - I can now share these badges in my Personal Eportfolio. This WordPress blog is my preferred site … Continue reading Personal Eportfolio: Pathways Achievements
Are you looking for an easy method of tracking your own Pathways Progress as a club member? Are you a VPE seeking an easy method of tracking the 'actual' Pathways project completion for your members? Consider easy-Speak. I am an easy-Speak user and advocate for its use for Club Management. I like easy-Speak even more … Continue reading Track Pathways Progress in easy-Speak
It began for me, about a year ago. The PQD for District 73 sent out an invitation to Toastmasters who wanted to be Pathways Guides for clubs in areas close to them. Now, my location, spans two Districts - 70 on the NSW side of the border and 73 on the Victorian side of the … Continue reading My Story: where has Pathways led me?
Base Camp Managers! Are you a President, VP Education or Secretary for your Toastmaster club this year? Did you know that with these roles comes the added responsibility of being a Base Camp Manager? Do you know what your Base Camp Manager tasks are? When I became a Pathways Guide, I realized that Base Camp … Continue reading Keep it Basic in your Camp!
Congratulations if you have chosen your Path at Base Camp. You may already be well on the way to completing your first level and happily planning your speeches. The five levels in a Path provide you with sequential development of skills, aptitudes and competencies. This month's post will focus on: Level 1: Mastering Fundamentals What … Continue reading How to succeed in your Path!
I am about to embark on a new project 'Lead in your Volunteer Organisation' from the Strategic Relationships Path. This idea sprang to mind when I became a member of the D70 Team Pathways recently. As I had recently been assigned the role of D73 Pathways Coordinator, the idea of how Pathways Coordination could work … Continue reading Support for Pathways Integration: Team Pathways
Virtual Support Sessions: VSS for Pathways Pathways Guides across the world have been conducting online training for VPEs and others, to help them with their leadership roles. Thousands of hours of volunteer time and effort has been implemented steadily since early last year when the first rollout of Pathways began. The Guides were required to … Continue reading VSS: Club Leadership Training Online