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What’s New in Pathways Resources?

What do you need right now to help other club members to:

  • enrol in a Path
  • assist other members to enrol in a Path
  • master your own journey through Base Camp
  • assist other members to master their journeys
  • improve your ability to plan ahead and track progress
  • assist another member to plan ahead and progress
  • add Pathways one pagers to your New Member Kit
  • add Pathways one pagers to your New Executive Kit

I have been harvesting the best resources available from the desks of Pathways Champions around the globe.

So many Toastmasters have seen a need for learning tools, promotional tools and information tools and have gone ahead and produced them and shared them with others.

Thank you to those Champions.

Newest Resources for your enjoyment this month include:

District 57 shares the Pathways Paths and Projects Catalog V3, which includes Mentoring and DTM projects, and the new Path, Engaging Humor.

Pathways Paths and Projects Catalog V3

District 57 Pathways leader, George Marshall, provides a selection of valuable Pathways Resources at their website.

D57 Pathways Learning Zone.

 

District 62 shares these one pagers: Basics of Pathways, Pathways for Officers, and Short Path Descriptor.

D62 Pathways – Pathways Basics 1.10.19

D62 Pathways – Officer Roles 1.10.19

D62 Pathways – Short Path Description 2.13.19

D62_Pathways Tracking File

District 62 Pathways leader, Lori Haynes, provides further user friendly Pathways Resources at their

D62 Pathways Resources Index.

D73 Team Pathways is developing a package of support materials, downloadable resources and online training opportunities.

Their resources are downloadable from the D73 Website

D73 Pathways Learner Guide

D73-Learner-Guide-Tips-worksheet-for-training

D73supportforpathways-abookendapproach

D73 Base Camp Basics – Dashboard and Transcript

D73 Pathways – Best Practice for Online Class Navigation

D73 Provides online education workshops in Pathways from the D73 Zoom room.
https://zoom.us/j/5333799282
The schedule for this season includes:

D73 Pathways New Learner Guide : Recording from February 28th
Base Camp Made Easy : Vignette Recordings (10-15 minutes) from April 27th here soon
DCP for Pathways : May 25 https://timeanddate.com/s/3uvy (Featuring Lorie Haynes: D62 Guest Speaker)
BCM Training : June 22  https://timeanddate.com/s/3uw0 (Featuring Cajetan Barretto : D17 Guest Speaker)

What else do you need?

How about strategies for displaying Pathways Resources directly on your club website?
Here’s an example of Pathways Tutorials from Leadership South Australia Toastmasters conveniently displayed on their FreeToastHost site.

What else can you contribute from your District?

Thank you to Kent Barnes (President: Last Chance Toastmasters, Helena, Montana US, D78) for this helpful two page Path Information Sheet.

Send to D73 Pathways Coordinator
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Stage Four: Pathways Support with VSS

During the months of December, January and February, I will be supporting my assigned clubs in their journeys into Pathways with a series of Virtual Support Sessions.

The VSS are all scheduled in my Zoom room and the Events and Links to recordings of each will be posted for my followers in the generic Facebook group I am using for my Area.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/AreaN29/ Feel free to apply to join this group.

The slidedecks that I will use in each VSS will be uploaded immediately after each session to my Slideshare.net account at: https://www.slideshare.net/CoachCarole/ 

base camp vss 1

Virtual Support Session 2 EVENT header
VSS 3 Its all about Evaluation event header

Here is my December schedule of VSS for your reference! Join me at these times if you like in my Zoom room: https://zoom.us/j/5886309612

December 7 VSS 1: Base Camp Explored 7:30 PM AEDT
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Slide Deck

December 10 VSS 2: Following Your Path 6:00 PM AEDT
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Slide Deck

December 16 VSS 3: Its all about Evaluation 2:00 PM AEDT
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Stage Three: Virtual Support Sessions

Reflections of a Pathways Guide

I have been in planning mode for the Virtual Support Sessions!

These are a whole new learning curve for me and for those who attend! I wanted to approach this with all of my knowledge and strategies for preparing the learner for the learning process. It is a journey! The beginnings are an important part of the journey – just as we do for any travel – we gather our maps, prepare out itinerary, and pack our items to take with us. The following is a set of preparation tasks for my journey into VSS!

1. How to prepare for sessions

First, communicate with the Base Camp Managers about their needs for support for themselves and their club members. This can be done immediately after the club visit presentations, or at a scheduled time separate to the visits.

Second, schedule the Virtual Support Sessions with attention to our own time availability, the likely best days and times for attendees, and in a sequential manner. Prepare the schedule and send to the Base Camp Managers.

My VSS schedule is now in place, with capacity for flexibility. Some Base Camp Managers and club members who want to attend will want to know in advance and plan their own availability.

My followup after the club visit presentations has been to email out to the Base Camp Managers in each of the clubs in my Area. This emails contains the invitation to attend, details of online location and support for new users of Zoom, along with instructions on where to find and RSVP to the events in a Facebook Group for the Area.

I prefer to use an existing Facebook group that I setup some years back when I was the Area Director. Many of the Club Base Camp Managers were already members of this group.

I simply added the rest and notified them all by Messenger.

Note: not all are on Facebook, so Google calendars and emails are also necessary for sheduling and notifying.

2. What to include in sessions

I have also begun to map out the content for a series of VSS, that are sequential in content and focus! These are for the moment under the banner of Base Camp Exploration and Base Camp Management!

I am keeping this process flexible and enable ‘user choice’ – I want to ensure that the Base Camp Managers want to attend – being mindful of the What’s In It for Me approach!

Base Camp Exploration is a series of five sessions focused on Base Camp Mastery:

  • Getting Started in Base Camp
  • Gaining Confidence with Education Transcripts
  • Navigating a Path
  • Completing a Level
  • Completing a Path

This segment is intended for their own learning within their chosen path and levels prior to helping others.

Base Camp Management is a series of five sessions focused on Base Camp Management:

  • Base Camp Manager responsibilities overview
  • Evaluations and Eportfolios unpacked
  • Base Camp Dashboards explored
  • Projects and Level Completion verification
  • Materials and Support strategies

This segment is intended as a train the trainer to empower them to help members in their own clubs.

3. How to facilitate the sessions

During the open segment of your VSS, do the following:

  • be the logistics manager and
  • steer attendees through use of on screen tools
    eg chat panel, video, microphone, hand raiser

Some strategies to keep in mind for the actual facilitation within a VSS include attention to engagement for the attendees. These are:

  • Prepare your virtual meeting “room” – have your slides open on the desktop ready to share
  • Keep your participants involved – ask questions of them and pause for their responses
  • Manage common dysfunctions in virtual meetings – ensure that attendees know when and how to use chat panel and microphone (eg: use the tools and permissions afforded to the Host to Mute All)
  • Focus your meeting with virtual engagement strategies – provide stimuli for interactions in voice eg Q & A, Panel Discussions, Round Robins, Table Topics.

4. Follow up process

Each of the VSS will be recorded and links provided in the Facebook group as well as emailed out for others!
Some sets of slides already seen by those club members who were in attendance at club visit presentations, will be narrated and stored in my Slideshare account. Notification of those will be sent out to the Base Camp Managers for sharing with those members who were unable to attend.

You comments are welcomed!