What is Pathways?

Pathways is the Toastmasters education system which was designed to help you grow as a speaker and leader.

How is it Designed?

There are eleven Paths to choose from.


Each path contains five levels. 

Each level contains a number of projects.


What does a project involve?

A project might be:

  • A speech
  • A number of speeches and an evaluation
  • Completing a role as an evaluator, Table Topics Master or the meeting’s Toastmaster
  • Creating a blog
  • Creating a podcast
  • Moderating a panel discussion

This is just a small sample. There are many electives from which to choose. You will also find that many of the electives are repeated across the Paths so you may encounter the same elective on a second Path if you don’t choose it the first time.

How long will it take to complete my Path?

Each Path comprises around fourteen to fifteen projects.

This can take around two years to complete. If you’re enthusiastic, you might be a member of more than one club, and complete your Path in half that time. Toastmasters is a self-paced program.

What do I do after I complete my Path?

It depends on your own individual goals. Toastmasters is a big organisation with many opportunities. You may want to take on leadership roles in your own club or within your own Toastmasters district.

You may wish to work towards achieving Toastmasters Highest honour – the Distinguished Toastmaster Award. To receive this award, you need to:

  • complete two Paths
  • serve a term as a club officer
  • serve a term as a district officer
  • become a club mentor or club coach
  • be a club sponsor, conduct a Speechcraft Course or Youth Leadership Program

What is in each Path?

For more information about each path, please visit the Toastmasters website.