Path to DTM under Pathways Program

The Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award represents the highest level of educational achievement in Toastmasters.

Pathways Commitment Skills Gained
Club Leadership 1 year (can be two 6-month consecutive or non-consecutive terms) Leadership, opportunities for collaboration and decision making
Youth Leadership or Speechcraft Workshop 6 months to 2 years (depending on role) Leadership, mentorship, training, collaboration with fellow contributors and participants, and providing effective feedback
District Leadership 1 year High-level leadership, consistent opportunities for collaboration, project-driven environment and demonstrable decision-making responsibilities
Club Sponsorship, Mentor, or Coach 6 months to 1 year Leadership, mentoring individuals and a team, and collaboration
Education 2 to 4 years Self-directed course of study, over 300 communication competencies, large-scale and small-scale leadership opportunities, collaboration, cooperation, self-direction, and receiving and providing effective feedback
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DTM 2 to 4 years Communication and leadership


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