Dynamic Leadership
Level 1 Mastering Fundamentals

Icebreaker
This foundational project is designed to introduce you to your club and the skills you need to begin your Toastmasters journey.

Purpose: The purpose of this project is to introduce yourself to the club and learn the basic structure of a public speech.
Overview: Write and deliver a speech about any topic to introduce yourself to the club. Your speech may be humorous, informational, or any other style that appeals to you.
This project includes: 
- A 4- to 6-minute speech

Evaluation and feedback
This project addresses the skills needed to give and receive feedback. You will learn about giving, receiving and applying feedback.
Purpose: The purpose of this project is to present a speech on any topic, receive feedback, and apply the feedback to a second speech.
Overview: Choose any topic for your first 5- to 7-minute speech. After your speech, carefully review your feedback. At a different club meeting, present a 5- to 7-minute speech in which you incorporate feedback from your first speech. You may choose to present the same speech again or a new speech. Your second speech should reflect some or all of the feedback from your first speech. Finally, after you have completed both speeches, serve as an evaluator at a club meeting and deliver constructive feedback about another member's presentation.
This project includes:
- A 5- to 7-minute speech
- Incorporating feedback from your first speech into a second 5- to 7-minute speech
- Serving as a speech evaluator

Researching and presenting
This project addresses topic selection strategies, suggestions for research and methods for producing a well organised speech.
Purpose: The purpose of this project is to learn or review basic research methods and present a well-organised, well-researched speech on any topic.
Overview: Select a topic that you are not already familiar with or that you wish to learn more about. Be sure your topic is narrow enough to be an effective 5- to 7-minute speech. Research the topic and begin organising the information, as described in this project. Practice your speech and continue to refine its organisation. Present your speech at a club meeting.
This project includes:
- Researching a topic
- The Research Worksheet
- The Speech Outline Worksheet
- A 5- to 7-minute speech

Level 2 Learning Your Style

Understanding your leadership style
This project is designed to introduce the different styles of leadership and help you identify your preferred style.
Purpose: The purpose of this project is to identify your primary leadership style or styles.
Overview: Complete the Discover Your Leadership Style questionnaire. Consider how your leadership style impacts the people around you and how you can adjust it to more effectively lead people with styles different from your own. Deliver a 5- to 7-minute speech at a club meeting to share some aspect of your leadership style or leadership styles in general. You may choose to discuss your style preferences when working with others, your style and how you can adapt it to situations, or leadership styles in general and how they impact a group.
This project includes:
- The Discover Your Leadership Style questionnaire
- A 5- to 7-minute speech 

Understanding your communication style
This project focuses on recognising your preferred communication style and understanding how your style impacts your interactions with others.
Purpose: The purpose of this project is to learn about different communication styles and identify your primary style.
Overview: Complete the Discover Your Communication Style questionnaire to help you identify your style. Deliver a 5- to 7-minute speech at a club meeting about your communication style and its impact on your professional and/or personal relationships. If you are uncomfortable discussing your communication style, you may speak about the communication styles you have encountered and how they impact you. Your speech should not be a report of the content of this project.
This project includes:
- The Discover Your Communication Style questionnaire
- A 5- to 7-minute speech 

Introduction to toastmasters mentoring
This project introduces the value of mentorship and the Toastmasters view of mentors and protégés.
Purpose: The purpose of this project is to clearly define how Toastmasters envisions mentoring.
Overview: Write and present a 5- to 7-minute speech about a time when you were a protégé. Share the impact and importance of having a mentor. This speech is not a report on the content of this project.
Note: Every member in Toastmasters Pathways must complete this project.
This project includes:
- A 5- to 7-minute speech 

Level 3 Increasing Knowledge

Negotiate the best outcome
This project focuses on identifying negotiation styles, engaging in mutually beneficial discussions, and finding and building common ground.
Purpose: The purpose of this project is to learn about different types of negotiation and the strategies that can be used when negotiating.
Overview: Develop a 5- to 7-minute speech about a past or upcoming negotiation in your life. The negotiation must be one that you have participated in or will participate in. You may choose to reflect on the strategies you used or those that you believe would be the most beneficial in the future. Your speech can be persuasive, humorous, informational, or crafted in any style that appeals to you and supports your speech content.
This project includes:
- Analysing a past or future negotiation in your life
- The Negotiation Goal Setting resource
- A 5- to 7-minute speech 

Plus TWO electives

Level 4 Building Skills

Manage change
This project focuses on how to plan for change, develop a communication plan, and identify obstacles to success.
Purpose: The purpose of this project is to practice developing a change management plan.
Overview: Create a change management plan for a real or hypothetical situation. You may create a plan that is based on a past change or a future change that is happening in your personal, Toastmasters, or professional life. Share your change management plan with your club in a 5- to 7-minute speech. Your speech may be humorous, informational, or any other style that appeals to you. It is not a report on what you learned from the project, but an overview of your plan and how it will benefit you and the group the change affects.
This project includes:
- Creating a change management plan
- The Prepare for Change Worksheet
- The Write a Communication Plan resource
- A 5- to 7-minute speech

Plus ONE elective

Level 5 Demonstrating Expertise

Lead in any situation
This project focuses on leadership and recognising the need to adapt your style based on the situation and the people you lead.
Purpose: The purpose of this project is to apply the skills needed to successfully lead in a volunteer or other organisation.
Overview: For at least six months, take on a leadership role in Toastmasters (at any level), within another volunteer organisation, or in your career. While serving in your role, ask your peers to complete a 360° evaluation. Present an 8- to 10-minute speech about your experience as a leader. Your speech may be humorous, informational, or any type that appeals to you. The speech is not a report on the content of this project, but a reflection of your experience and/or the impact of the 360° evaluation.
This project includes:
- Serving in a leadership for a minimum of six months
- A 360° evaluation
- An 8- to 10-minute speech

Plus ONE elective

Reflect on your path
This project is designed to give you an opportunity to share your experience at the end of your path.
Purpose: The purpose of this project is to reflect on your growth during the completion of an entire path.
Overview: At a club meeting, present a 10- to 12-minute speech to share your experience completing your path. Use this as an opportunity to reflect on how far you have come, summarize the skills you have learned and developed, and to celebrate your achievements. Your speech can be humorous, informational, or any style that that appeals to you and supports your speech content.
This project includes:
- The Your Toastmasters Journey resource
- A 10- to 12-minute speech