july, 2023

thu27jul6:30 pm8:45 pmVirtual EventSpecial training for club officers who are not Pathways enrolledTo help Club Officers on their Pathways journey.6:30 pm - 8:45 pm Event Organized By: Elizabeth Ruiz, DTM, 2023-2024 Program Quality Director Event TagsClub Officer Pathways Training,Member Support,Pathways,Program Quality

Event Details

Are you a Club Officer who joined Toastmasters BEFORE May 2023?

Have not signed up for a Path?

Enrolled but want a Pathways refresher?

This special Pathways training date is for you!

Click Here to Register Now!

This special Pathways Training is for Club Officers who joined BEFORE May 2023. This training will help you select and enroll in a Path. The training will help you on your Pathways journey, meet your goals, and more.

  • Joined May 2023 onward? Register for our New Member & Pathways Orientation. Session dates open for registration through June 2024 on calendar now.


Pathways Training will be via ZOOM on:

July 27: Special training for club officers who are not Pathways enrolled. REGISTER NOW

Dates for any member not enrolled in Pathways or who would like a refresher. Must have joined Toastmasters BEFORE May 2023.

  • August 3
  • August 10
  • August 17
  • September 14
  • September 21

All Pathways sessions begin at 6:30 PM and end at 8:45 PM CDT

Paid membership in a District 56 club prior to May 2023 will be required before approval for participation. 

Click Here to Register Now for this Special Club Officers Pathways Training Session!

Joined May 2023 onward? Register for our New Member & Pathways Orientation. Session dates open for registration through June 2024 on calendar now.


Virtual Event Details

Event has already taken place!


(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm


Elizabeth Ruiz, DTM, 2023-2024 Program Quality DirectorHonored to serve as your Program Quality Director (PQD)! The Program Quality Team will leave no Toastmaster behind. For example, we have planned new member orientations, club officer information sessions for aspiring club leaders to help all clubs have 7 club officers at all times, Pathways training and enrollment for Toastmasters who are not enrolled, speech contest and functionary training well before the season begins to help all clubs plan, prepare and lead a successful and fun club contest, and form a full pipeline of trained speech contest functionaries. The Program Quality Team will include all Toastmasters in recognitions earned; no Toastmaster will be left behind. As the PQD, I am responsible for all aspects of education and training within the District. This includes supporting quality club programming efforts, promoting the Distinguished Club Program, and planning and executing the District conference. Education Goals: I promote all members in achieving education awards and recognizing those achievements. I oversee and promote training for club, area, and division officers. Training Programs: I plan, organize, and direct the district's training programs. District Conference: I am responsible for all aspects of the district conference. I plan, organize and direct the event. Speech Contests: I coordinate and supervise the International Speech Contest at the district level and facilitate a smooth flow of information at speech contests. This is the year to elevate a strong foundation of quality clubs! The PQD Team will help every club meet its educational goals and become a Distinguished quality club. Ready for some FUN? Register now on the District calendar for our fun and exciting events and training in the 2023-2024 year.

Speakers for this event

  • Pamela Williams, DTM

    Pamela Williams, DTM

    VPE Trainer

    Pathways Chair, Distinguished Toastmaster, Pamela Williams, enjoys the learning, teaching, and mentoring experiences in Toastmasters. Pamela is a proud member of the President's Distinguished Club - Clear Lake Communicators going on 16 years. She is currently the VP Education and has served in every officer role in the club. As a Pathways Guide, Pamela has assisted several clubs with the launch of Pathways and continues to train several clubs. She created a Pathways How to Guide for Club Members and Officers that she updates as needed. Pamela has earned 2 Distinguished Toastmaster Awards (DTMs) (one in the Legacy Program and one in Pathways). She has served the District as a Distinguished Division Director once & a Distinguished Area Director twice. Pamela has also facilitated club officer training for many years. Her business experience includes being an Accountant (U of H Cougars), a Corporate Training Consultant and a Self-Development Coach. The skills and knowledge she gained along the way enabled Pamela to make her courses fun and informative.

    VPE Trainer


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