Toastmasters rolls out first new education programme in 94 years

first_img Toastmasters International has launched a new education programme, Pathways: its first complete redesign since the organisation was founded in 1924.Toastmasters helps individuals develop and improve their public speaking and leadership skills through local club meetings that offer practice, evaluation and mentoring. The new programme Pathways has been designed to help members develop the competencies they need to communicate and lead in a range of situations.Pathways includes:10 different learning pathsMore than 14 projects in each path5 core competencies (Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Management, Strategic Leadership, and Confidence)More than 300 unique competenciesContent available online and in print materialsSince the Pathways rollout began last year, more than 100,000 unique users from 135 countries have participated in the programme, completing 64,000 projects with another 70,000 projects in progress. The programme’s three most popular paths are Innovative Planning, Presentation Mastery and Dynamic Leadership.Balraj Arunasalam, Toastmasters 2017-2018 International President, said:“Our Board of Directors recognised that it is critical to the organisation’s long-term sustainability to evolve our education programme and deliver an experience that is flexible, competency-rich and meets the demands of a contemporary workforce.”“Pathways delivers this, and more; our members are able to apply the communication and leadership skills they are building in their personal as well as professional lives. Pathways is the most significant change initiative ever undertaken by Toastmasters International, the result is a major increase in the learning opportunities available to our current and future members.” Advertisement Melanie May | 29 June 2018 | News Tagged with: public speaking Training Toastmasters rolls out first new education programme in 94 years AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7center_img  91 total views,  1 views today  92 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more