Pathways Updates and Maintenance Schedule
Pathways, the Toastmasters education program, is designed to help members build public speaking, communication, and leadership skills. Members access educational materials digitally through Base Camp, the online system where Pathways lives.
Toastmasters is dedicated to continually improving the Pathways learning experience. Our teams regularly receive suggestions and feedback for how Pathways and Base Camp can be enhanced and improved.
Feedback is carefully reviewed by our teams as we determine what comes next for Pathways. Addressing some of the more complex elements of the user experience will take time. However, as we create new plans and materials, they will be posted here, along with any planned Base Camp outages.
The goal of this page is to share what is being worked on and ensure you can plan your personal education or trainings around enhancements and outages on Base Camp. Below, you will find current or future Pathways updates.
October 2021 — Base Camp Outage
[Maintenance] Base Camp will be down for scheduled maintenance from 6 to 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time on October 29, 2021. During this time, members will not be able to log into Base Camp or purchase paths.
Quarter 4, 2021—New Level 1 Projects
Two new projects will be added to the Ice Breaker and Evaluation and Feedback to make up an all-new Level 1 in Pathways. Writing a Speech with Purpose and Introduction to Vocal Variety and Body Language will help teach new members basic public speaking skills right away and set them up for success on their Toastmasters journey. The Researching and Presenting project will become an elective in Level 3. Please note that these changes will only be in English for the time being and will only be available in paths assigned after the launch of the new projects. Paths in progress or already completed will continue with the previous Level 1 projects.
Quarter 4, 2021—Level 1 Navigation Updates
Toastmasters’ Education Team is currently reviewing Pathways projects based on feedback regarding the user experience navigating and marking projects complete. Updates to address navigation feedback will be applied to the Level 1 projects in the last quarter of 2021.
Quarter 4, 2021—Polish District Translations
Polish Pathways projects will soon be available as part of the new District Translations program pilot. This program allows Districts to translate Pathways projects and other Toastmasters materials into both supported and unsupported languages. Members translating these items work closely with Toastmasters’ Translations Department related to the standards, process, and guides for using Pathways materials. Members working in Polish or other approved languages (currently Hindi, Italian, and Romanian) will track their progress and credit using an official digital path but can work out of these PDFs in their desired language.
Quarter 1, 2022—The Navigator in Additional Languages
The online version of The Navigator is currently available in English, Korean, and Tamil. Members can access The Navigator from their profile page on the Toastmasters website. Those working in other Toastmasters supported languages are currently able to access the PDF version. In the first quarter of 2022, The Navigator will be made available in all remaining Toastmasters supported languages: Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Traditional Chinese. (Previously expected Quarter 4 of 2021).
Quarter 1, 2022—Six More Tamil Paths
Currently, four paths are available for members working online in Tamil. In 2022, the following six paths will be made available in Tamil, for a total of ten paths: Dynamic Leadership, Innovative Planning, Motivational Strategies, Persuasive Influence, Strategic Relationships, and Team Collaboration. Additional information regarding the timing of this release will be available in early 2022.
August 2021 - District Translations
A new District Translations program pilot was launched that allows Districts to translate Pathways projects and other Toastmasters materials into both supported and unsupported languages. Languages currently available include Hindi, Italian, and Romanian. Additional languages will be added. Members translating these items work closely with Toastmasters’ Translations Department related to the standards, process, and guides for using Pathways materials. For approved languages, Pathways projects are available on the Tutorials and Resources page on Base Camp. Members will track their progress and credit using an official digital path but can work out of these PDFs in their desired language.
July 2021 - Base Camp maintenance
Base Camp was down for scheduled maintenance from 6 to 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time on July 30, 2021. Following this maintenance, Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge Legacy are no longer be supported on Base Camp. While members may be able to access Base Camp using these browsers, it is recommended to use a supported browser, as some features may not function as expected, or loading times may be slower. Supported browsers include the latest version of: Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome.
April 2021 - Base Camp maintenance
Base Camp was down for scheduled maintenance from 6 to 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time on April 30, 2021.
March 2021 - New Base Camp tutorials
An additional five Base Camp tutorials were made available on Base Camp and YouTube in mid-March.
March 2021 - Tutorial transcripts
Transcripts of the Base Camp tutorials were made available on the Tutorials and Resources page on Base Camp in late March. These transcripts serve as companion pieces for those who are hard-of-hearing and/or would like to read along with the tutorials.
February 2021 - Base Camp maintenance
Base Camp was down for scheduled maintenance from 6 to 11:59 Mountain Time to February 19, 2021.
December 2020 - Path Deployment updates
Bug fixes were implemented to path deployment to ensure all members receive their Pathways paths in a timely manner.
December 2020 - Base Camp tutorials
Fifteen new Base Camp tutorials, featuring the new Base Camp home page, were made available on Base Camp and YouTube between June and December, 2020.
October 2020 - Base Camp maintenance
Base Camp was down for scheduled maintenance from 6 to 11:59 Mountain Time to October 30, 2020.
August 2020 - Base Camp maintenance
Base Camp was down for scheduled maintenance from 6 to 11:59 Mountain Time to August 7, 2020.
May 2020 - Base Camp homepage redesign
The new Base Camp homepage, designed to be easier to find your Paths, was released on May 28, 2020.
May 2020 - Base Camp maintenance
Base Camp was down for scheduled maintenance on May 8, 2020. This maintenance included an improvement that members will notice when launching tutorials or resources. These items continue to open in a new tab or window, but the primary tab or window remains on the Training Details page for the item.
April 2020 - Additional paths in Tamil and Korean
Effective Coaching and Visionary Communication were made available in Tamil and Korean on April 29, 2020.
December 2019 - First two paths in Tamil and Korean
Leadership Development and Presentation Mastery were made available in Tamil and Korean. The digital Navigator was also made available in these languages.
December 2019 - New look for path selection
Selecting a path from the Toastmasters profile was given a refreshed, streamlined, and more intuitive look.