Job Description

The VP of Pathways (VPP) is an elective club office. As such, the VPP will not receive club officer credit for DTM, and training will not count toward club DCP credit. As the VPP, you will work closely with your club’s VPE and VPM to support Pathways adoption, training, and troubleshooting. If you are the VPE for a small club, you may find that it works best to incorporate the work of the VPP into your role and have your club declare you their VPP. Our District 7 goals are as follows:

  • 100% member Pathways adoption for 100% of the clubs in D7.
  • 75% of D7 clubs achieve at least 5 of the 6 educational goals of the DCP.

Responsibilities

As your club’s VP of Pathways, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Orient new members to Pathways—NOTE: Relative to Pathways, a new member may also be a longtime member who is transitioning into Pathways after having earned a traditional DTM or having otherwise worked the traditional program exclusively. You will help each new member select a path and get started on the new path. If you are not also the VPE or VPM, you will assist your club’s VPE and/or VPM efforts to find mentors for new members. You will also coach, guide, and encourage each new member to finish Level 1 in what the new member deems to be a timely manner.
  • Train club members on the basics of how to use Pathways—i.e., Base Camp, evaluation forms, and submission of awards.
  • Assist the efforts of your club’s VPE and VPM to monitor club progress on Pathways (Member Pathways adoption rates and achievement of educational awards on Pathways)
  • Troubleshoot challenges.

Metrics

  • Pathways Adoption Rate
  • VPP_Score (copied from District 57; edited on October 28, 2020, after correction of arithmetic error discovered by Dave Bones):
    • The score is designed to earn points for each level completed, with a 10x bonus for each path completed.  It also rewards clubs for having more members earn Pathways awards, as opposed to a few members earning the same number of awards, and normalizes scores so that small clubs have the same chance to do well as large clubs.
    • Formula: [(Levels + 10 x Paths) / Base] x [Earning / Base] x 1000 where Levels = levels completed, Paths = paths completed, Earning = number of members earning awards, and Base = membership base as of July 1, 2020
      • Example: The Pathways Pioneers Club has 5 members finish Level 1, and one of those members also finishes Level 2. 2 members finish Level 3, and 1 member finishes Level 5. The club started the year with a membership of 20.
        • 5 Level 1’s = 5 points
        • 1 Level 2 = 1 point
        • 2 Level 3’s = 2 points
        • 1 Level 5 = 1 point for finishing a level + 10 points for finishing a path = 11 points.
        • 5 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 10 = 19
        • 5 + 2 + 1 = 8 members earning awards. (Remember that one of the 5 members who finished Level 1 also finished Level 2, so that member is counted only once.)
        • (19 / 20 x 8 / 20) x 1000 = VPP Score of 380
      • Incentive: Standings updated weekly on D7 website. Final standings reported on D7 website on July 1, 2021.
        • First place winner earns large trophy and $100 Toastmasters gift certificate for the club.
        • Second place winner earns medium trophy and $75 Toastmasters gift certificate for the club.
        • Third place winner earns small trophy and $50 Toastmasters gift certificate for the club.
        • Fourth and fifth place winners earn $25 Toastmasters gift certificate for each of their clubs.

Support

  • Pathways Chair: Dr. Gwendolyn Avington
  • Pathways Proponents Committee
  • Other VPPs
  • Regular meetings of VPPs with Pathways committee to share best practices

VPP Contest Standings (1 point minimum)

RankDivisionAreaClub IDClub NameVP PathwaysMembership BaseLevels CompletedPaths CompletedMembers Earning AwardsVPP Score
1A242931Unified Toastmasters Club510062400
2G849235New Beginnings ToastmastersJerry Phillips49042250
3C456525Communicators PlusCheri Redgrave15202111956
4H921451910Liberty TalkersNate Woods813151797
5G81610Totem Pole ClubJames Wright13240101420
6G843091Professionally SpeakingJerry Carr24223141264
7B333880Yaquina ToastmastersLarry Lehnerz86151250
8E637102562Toast Of Tualatin, Lam ResearchMichael Rosenberg1419181184
9H952714463Downtown Lunchbunch ToastmastersPaul Fanning9914938
10E633346Mentors Of Focus ClubTamsen Corbin14826857
11G819527Clark County Toastmasters ClubDavid Shehorn131515740
12E645642364Wagon Tongues8513703
13G823045535Salmon SpeakersPriya Kudva131309692
14B327900Toast of Corvallis Toastmasters ClubLisa Schupp131209639
15E651007407WE Toasted ToastmastersRocky Savage201128620
16G81678Evergreen ClubMichole Branch91005617
17E62875188Portland ProgressivesKaren Semprevivo111007579
18F731492Sunrise Toastmasters Club #1492191418532
19B318430Siuslaw Tale Spinners ClubVickie Kennedy12914528
20E631360New Horizons Toastmasters ClubJennifer Baker291539482
21H969459Feedbackers Toastmasters Club201119473
22E615588Marylhurst ToastmastersTed Takamura211319469
T23H91866853Walker Talkers Toastmasters Club111005413
T23E64977380Buckaroo ToastmastersEmilie Taylor14723413
T25C422397Bootstrappers ClubLyle Schellenberg141014408
T25B335249117MIME Speaks141008408
27H943756318Nano-Mated SpeakersNathan Beste17916394
28C456856Bend Chamber ToastmastersFredrick Rydiun11322380
29A22827361Roseburg Speakers and StorytellersSieana Chandra201116315
T31H934428Wallmasters International Club2814110306
T31B318553Gateway ToastmastersJenness Howery141006306
32F742978Portlandia Club12805278
33C458523Toastmasters of RedmondCheri Redgrave22917275
34B33395Corvallis Evening Group16614250
35F714287NoonTime Club13706249
36G81353Vancouver Toastmasters ClubKevin Kaatz191108244
37C42693720Capital Toastmasters ClubSirGiogio Clardy381846241
38H947103538SpeakUp!8511234
39G834777Encouraging Words ClubTeresa Wentworth14513230
40H964519550PMI Portland ToastmastersBeth Pinchot20815225
41E65605Lake Oswego Toastmasters ClubBella Nissen12804222
42D526869Tell Me A StoryLeanna Lindquist201108220
43F759474At The River's Edge Club14706214
44B322997349Lebanon Toastmasters141004204
45H923797086Sporty SpeakersEmily Meyers271117202
T46A22158Myrtlewood Hootowlers ClubRenee Taylor9404198
T46C415915Toasting Excellence ClubLyle Schellenberg18614198
T48C44589207Sherwood Town Criers ClubSteve Davis15706187
T48D53608093Babble-On Toastmasters ClubScott Strickland301118187
50H949654Speakeasy ToastmastersJesus Cuallo-Amador21615181
51A21856839Smooth Talkers Club8111172
52F732472905Tower Toastmasters10404160
53A245840Southern Oregon SpeechmastersKevin Wood14412143
T54H957499Tualatin Valley Toastmasters ClubKat Iverson19905125
T54F736643148CareOregon281407125
56H929579Silicon Forest Club17705121
57E61390Oregon City ToastmastersCharles Hale10111110
58G82959680Banfield BarkersJanna Cody20706105
59F756570266Yammertime21513102
60H96751Cedar Hills Club19904100
61A21927Rogue Communicators ClubDan GaRey860194
62D531235Blue Ox ClubLakeitha Ruffin1240383
63H916129West Beaverton Club2880771
T64C413548Top DOTs820263
T64C431448802Dallas ToastmastersMichael Welsch820263
66G833657Early Words ClubSuzanne Loeb1570262
67H957501158Waffle ToastersKyle Rolfson2270458
68E613697Clackamas Stepping Stones Tm ClubLinda Smith1330353
69C44588Newberg Toastmasters ClubJanet Cesarin1631151
70D5431Portland Club2221250
71D546222Civil Tongues Club830147
T72A22604Roseburg Club720141
T72B31595492Downtown Public Speakers Club1440241
T74F724379Pearl District Toastmasters Club1530340
T74E644105973Clackamas County ToastmastersTamsen Corbin1530340
76D534999Tabor Toastmasters Club1630335
77F752265Essayons Club3880633
78F713446Washington Street Club1430231
T79H919387Sage Beaverton Toastmasters2021130
T79G81741873Speakers With Spirit ClubDavid Moeglein2040330
81D519777The Dalles Toastmasters ClubButhiana Hassan1020120
82B317093University of Oregon ClubMychal Smigley810116
83D529521Moser Community Toastmasters3340415
84E627450Noon TalkersKamala Wymore2130214
85D541421367Swan Island Toastmasters910112
T86H934421Timber Talkers1010110
T86C418617Flying Toasters ClubBarbara Winn1010110
88F745443129Columbia Square Squawking Heads212029
T89F7587AAA Towsters222028
T89B322658342NuScale Toasters232028
T91H941567Talk-In-Tel121017
T91H922039Daylighters ClubKen Coomes121017
T91F713964Electric Toasters Club121017
T91F731105462The Standard Speakeasy Toastmasters121017
T95C42469Creative Communicators171013
T95D52783Gresham Toastmasters Club191013
T97H911877656Toastmasters For Speaking ProfessionalsAllison Bennett231012
T97E657510642Coachmasters Toastmasters ClubJill Anderson211012