The 10 Paths in Pathways

February 4, 2018

 

It's official! On February 13, Pathways will launch at Central Austin Toastmasters. Today, we will cover the 10 paths and the elective projects, so that you are ready to embark on your new Toastmasters journey. If you are a member, please check Member Resources for additional information.

 

 

1. Motivational Strategies

 

You will learn to build connections with people around you and understand their motivation. At the end of this path, you will create a team-building project.

 

Skills Highlights:

  • Listen actively

  • Understand emotional intelligence

  • Motivate others

  • Build effective teams

 

 

2. Presentation Mastery

 

You will learn how the audience responds to you and how to connect with them. At the end of this path, you will deliver an extended speech.

 

Skills Highlights:

  • Build effective body language

  • Speak persuasively

  • Manage a difficult audience

  • Speak professionally

 

 

3. Leadership Development

 

You will focus on managing time and developing and executing a plan. At the end of this path, you will create an event that focuses on applying your leadership skills.

 

Skills Highlights:

  • Manage time effectively

  • Plan and implement

  • Lead your team

  • Create successful events

 

 

4. Innovative Planning

 

You will examine the steps to manage a project and create innovative solutions. At the end of this path, you will develop a High Performance Leadership (HPL) project.

 

Skills Highlights:

  • Connect with your audience

  • Present a proposal

  • Manage projects successfully

  • High Performance Leadership

 

 

5. Visionary Communication

 

You will develop skills for sharing information and planning communications. At the end of this path, you will launch a long-term personal or professional vision.

 

Skills Highlights:

  • Develop a communication plan

  • Communicate change

  • Master speech writing and delivery

  • Execute your vision

 

 

6. Strategic Relationships

 

You will champion diversity through personal and professional connections and develop public relations strategies. At the end of this path, you will lead a volunteer organization.

 

Skills Highlights:

  • Understand culture and diversity

  • Make connections through networking

  • Build public relations strategies

  • Lead a volunteer organization

 

 

7. Dynamic Leadership

 

You will understand various communication and leadership styles and learn to resolve conflicts. At the end of this path, you will build a project that focuses on applying your leadership skills.

 

Skills Highlights:

  • Know your style

  • Negotiate the best outcome

  • Manage change

  • Lead in any situation

 

 

8. Persuasive Influence

 

You will build strong interpersonal and communication skills needed to lead a group to a positive outcome. At the end of this path, you will develop a High Performance Leadership (HPL) project.

 

Skills Highlights:

  • Listen actively

  • Resolve conflicts

  • Lead in difficult situations

  • High Performance Leadership

 

 

9. Effective Coaching

 

You will develop strong interpersonal communication to arrive at consensus and coach others. At the end of this path, you will create a High Performance Leadership (HPL) project.

 

Skills Highlights:

  • Know your style

  • Reach consensus

  • Be a positive coach

  • High Performance Leadership

 

 

10. Team Collaboration

 

You will learn to listen actively, motivate others, and collaborate as a team. At the end of this path, you will create a project focused on applying your leadership skills.

 

Skills Highlights:

  • Listen actively

  • Collaborate successfully

  • Motivate others

  • Lead in any situation

 

 

Elective Projects

 

In each path, you will complete 4 elective projects out of a list of many. Almost all projects are common to the 10 paths, but keep in mind that each path may consider different objectives.

 

Level 3 (choose 2):

  • Connect with your audience

  • Deliver social speeches

  • Make connections through networking

  • Prepare for an interview

  • Listen actively

  • Use presentation software

  • Create effective visual aids

  • Connect with storytelling

  • Use effective body language

  • Use descriptive language

  • Understand vocal variety

  • Focus on the positive

  • Inspire your audience

 

Level 4 (choose 1):

  • Manage projects successfully

  • Build a social media presence

  • Manage online meetings

  • Manage a difficult audience

  • Lead a Q&A Session

  • Create a podcast

  • Write a compelling blog

  • Build public relations strategies

 

Level 5 (choose 1):

  • High Performance Leadership

  • Moderate a panel discussion

  • Build ethical leadership

  • Lead a volunteer organization

  • Prepare to speak professionally

  • Examine lessons learned

 

So... What path will you choose?

 

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