Toastmasters has the unique education programs, which are critical foundations of all club meetings around the world. Participating in Toastmasters’ education programs allows you to gain the valuable practice needed to develop your public speaking, communication, and leadership skills. The safe and supportive environment clubs provide allows you to learn at your own pace in a curriculum that has helped millions meet their personal and professional goals. Since Toastmasters was founded in 1924, our education programs have been driven by four guiding principles:
- Experiential Learning: we learn by doing; by giving speeches and fulfilling leadership roles, we practice and improve
- Peer Feedback: through honest and supportive peer evaluation, we grow and improve
- Mentoring: experienced members encourage, guide and support us on the road to achieve our goals and help us to accomplish more than we thought possible
- Self-Paced Program: we learn best at our own pace and comfort level.
“Pathways” is a unique and practical Online Education Program.
Members choose from 11 unique learning Paths depending on their needs and interests, and work through five levels of increasing complexity with two to three projects per level for a total of at least 14 projects per path. Each project focuses on one theme to help improve communication and leadership skills in a particular area.
(cf. the former educational program is here.)
Our mentoring program pairs an experienced person (mentor) with a less experienced person (mentee). In a mentor-mentee relationship, the mentee is learning a skill, while the mentor is demonstrating and learning leadership.
An intensive public speaking course, offered to non-Toastmasters or to new members of Toastmasters, focusing on the fundamentals of public speaking, communication, and leading meetings. It teaches basic skills: speaking, listening, introducing a speaker, evaluating, giving feedback, and meeting roles.