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what is this programme?

The Pathways Champions Programme is a network of volunteer Toastmasters, led by the Program Quality Director, with three things in common:

  • They see how Pathways has benefitted them
  • They believe it can benefit others
  • They want to share that knowledge

What a Pathways Champion is NOT is an “expert” on Pathways – with the New Zealand launch in late 2017, there are no “experts” yet – we are all learning. Pathways Champions are committed to helping you find answers, and learning themselves as they do.

WHO’s IN the network?

Ultimately, the vision for the programme is that each Division, Area and Club will have its own Champion; currently, there are a lot of gaps. For the full list, please visit the Champions page

If you’d like to be added to the list, please email [email protected] and tell us who you’d like to represent. No experience necessary  as training will be given, but  a little exposure to Pathways, maybe a project or two, would help.

Outside face to face sessions, we will be using the Zoom video conferencing product. We realise that some may need help with setting up and getting started with Zoom; if you need help, including arranging a personal Zoom training session, please contact [email protected] or visit our Zoom page

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The idea behind the programme is to help members engage with Pathways by showing, member by member if need be, how it can benefit them. Its vision is these outcomes:

  • That Pathways Champions are seen as “go-to” mentors who help members in adopting and getting the best out of the Pathways programme
  • That Champions are comfortable in hosting, and members in attending, online sessions
  • That Champions are capable of conducting both training and informational (one to one) sessions directly with members
  • That Champions are seen as having figured out why they have adopted Pathways well enough to take up their role
  • That Champions are seen as being better listeners than talkers
  • That a report of club progress by member become an input for each official Area Director visit (see attachment) to allow Champions to spot issues with uptake
  • That all Club Officers are Pathways enrolled
  • That the average Pathways enrolment time for new members is within a month by June 2021

The mission of a Pathways Champion is

  • District support to ensure Champions are supported by a mentoring network, that they enjoy learning to tell stories, and that they are able to draw out and overcome objections by active listening
  • Ensure that new members understand the basic benefits of Pathways as part of their familiarisation process

what happens next?

You can expect to see Pathways related events, starting in April 2020. These are open to everyone: they will be advertised on the D112 website as blog posts and on the District 112 Calendar (on the website, under “What’s On”). Other media, such as the D112 Facebook page and District Newsletter, may also be used for promotion. A list of events and any resources such as session recordings will be published on the Events page