Districts around the world are working hard to help their members achieve success in the Pathways learning experience. For example, eight Districts in Region 7 (eastern United States) recently banded together to present a day of informative Pathways-related webinars. The Zoom event drew more than 700 attendees. The 10-hour marathon event in May featured five consecutive webinars—presented as courses taught by members with substantial Pathways experience. The courses included “Basic” (Pathways terminology and Base Camp); “Intermediate” (program concepts and features); and “Advanced” (Pathways mentoring program and how to earn a DTM). The other courses were “Pathways for Base Camp Managers” and “Dispelling Myths About Pathways.” Each webinar included a Q&A session.
The region-wide Pathways training was the brainchild of Iris Taylor, DTM, District 27’s Program Quality Director at the time. Jeanna Lee, District 27’s Public Relations Manager, says the daylong event produced a positive “ripple effect.”
“Region 7 will now have more informed and effective Toastmasters who will be able to navigate Pathways much more proficiently, and in turn, those members can then share their knowledge and train additional members within their clubs,” says Lee.