# toastmasters pathways – how to see what your members are up to – part 2

I had written up how to interpret the % Pathways give you to know how far your member are. This changed in September 2019 now what members can do projects in any order.

In Pathways, three Toastmasters officers are able to access Base Camp Manager. They can view individual progress. For example, this bar chart shows how many members my club has currently working on level 2. (If you don’t see anything in your bar chart, refresh.)

You can click the little arrow and view details (in a browser) or export to Excel to see which members are on which paths. You can now see which projects they have started (In Progress status) or finished (Completed status)

Additionally, on the second tab of reports, you can look at the path progress report and export a %. When you log in as a member, you see two percentages:

1. The percentage complete within a level.
2. The percentage complete within a path (aka across all six levels) – This is the % that shows up in the report base camp manager shows.

Pathways now has six levels. The five you are accustomed to plus the “Path Completion” level.

What do the percentages mean? (If you don’t like math, skip to the table at the end)

Ok, so what does this mean? Each of the six levels is worth a sixth of 100%. That’s 16.66667%. Each level has a certain number of projects. The 16.66667% is equally distributed across those projects.

Let’s start with a simple example. Suppose a member has gone in order and completed all of levels 1 and 2. That member has completed 33.333333% of Pathways which rounds to 13%

Now, suppose a member has completed the Icebreaker and Evaluation/Feedback projects in level 1. This member has two projects remaining in level 1 (Research/Presenting and Level Completion.) That means the member has credit for half of level 1 which is 8.333333%. Toastmasters appears to round up giving us a status of 9%.

But what if members don’t go in order

Now suppose a member completed the Icebreaker and Evaluation/Feedback projects in level 1 *and* the Understanding your Leadership Style in level 2. This member will get the same 8.33333% from level 1 as in the previous example. The member will get an additional 4.16667% for the level two project. Bringing the member to 13%.

For members who go in order (no math)

Note that percentages in italics are ones that I derived mathematically but haven’t yet seen in practice.

PercentageWhat it means
0%Signed up for a path, but didn’t do the icebreaker yet
5%Completed the icebreaker
9%Completed two projects in level 1
13%Completed all the projects in level 1 but needs to submit the level completion (or have it approved)
17%Completed level 1, but hasn’t yet done any projects in level 2
21%Completed one level 2 project
25%Completed two level 2 projects
29%Completed all level 2 projects but needs to submit the level completion (or have it approved)
33%Completed level 2, but hasn’t yet done any projects in level 3
37%Completed one level 3 project
41%Completed two level 3 projects
45%Completed all level 3 projects but needs to submit the level completion (or have it approved)
50%Completed level 3, but hasn’t yet done any projects in level 4
56%Completed one level 4 project
61%Completed all level 4 projects but needs to submit the level completion (or have it approved)
67%Completed level 4, but hasn’t yet done any projects in level 5
73%Completed one level 5 project
78%Completed all level 5 projects but needs to submit the level completion (or have it approved)
83%Completed level 5
92%Completed Reflect on Your Path, but needs to submit level completion
100%Path completed

For members who don’t go in order (a little math)

• For each level the member completed, add 16.67%
• For each project in a non completed level, add the number for that level from this list
• Round up

Finally, thank you to Toastmasters phone support for letting me know the percentage was changed to accommodate out of order and the 16.67%. That gave me enough to figure out the rest.

# Pathways 2019 changes

There have been a number of changes to Toastmasters Pathways in 2019. This is one of the benefits of an electronic program.

Some highlights:

• The Engaging Humor path is new. I’ve updated the Presentation comparing paths to include it.
• The “Reflect on your Path” project is no longer part of level 5. It is now a separate “Path Completion” level. This means that level 5 is now one required project and one elective.
• You can now both view and give speeches in any order. This is great news. It makes the 90 day option to change a path useful as you can browse. (Just don’t mark any projects complete until you are sure you want the path.) Additionally, you can give a “later” speech to work on a skill you need now.

# toastmasters pathways – how to see what your members are up to

Sept 2019 update: The percentage is now on report 2 (the level progress tab). The percentages have changed slightly as well. See the updated post:

toastmasters pathways – how to see what your members are up to – part 2

In Pathways, three Toastmasters officers are able to access Base Camp Manager. They can view individual progress. For example, this bar chart shows how many members my club has currently working on level 2. (If you don’t see anything in your bar chart, refresh.)

I knew you could click the little arrow and view details (in a browser) or export to Excel to see which members are on which paths.

However, I didn’t realize you could tell how many projects they did within that level until yesterday. A big thanks to Cambria Heights Toastmasters for saying “what’s that” when I was demoing.

1. The percentage complete within a level.
2. The percentage complete within a path (aka across all five levels)

What do the percentages mean? (If you don’t like math, skip to the table at the end)

Ok, so what does this mean? Suppose a member has completed the Icebreaker and Evaluation/Feedback projects in level 1. This member has two projects remaining in level 1 (Research/Presenting and Level Completion.)

Therefore the member is 50% done with level 1. The member is also 10% done with the path. (Completing the full level would mean being 20% done with the path since one of five levels would be complete. Since the member completed half of level 1, the member completed half of 20%. Which means the member is 10% done with the path.)

Let’s try another example

In the screenshot above, we have three members at 20% done with the path. These members completed level 1 but did not complete any level 2 projects. We also have one member 25% done with the path. This member completed one level 2 project. (Remember 20% means completed level 1 and 40% means completed level 2.)

Can i just have a reference without doing math?

Sure

Percentage What it means
0% Signed up for a path, but didn’t do the icebreaker yet
5% Completed the icebreaker
10% Completed two projects in level 1
15% Completed all the projects in level 1 but needs to submit the level completion (or have it approved)
20% Completed level 1, but hasn’t yet done any projects in level 2
25% Completed one level 2 project
30% Completed two level 2 projects
35% Completed all level 2 projects but needs to submit the level completion (or have it approved)
40% Completed level 2, but hasn’t yet done any projects in level 3
45% Completed one level 3 project
50% Completed two level 3 projects
55% Completed all level 3 projects but needs to submit the level completion (or have it approved)
60% Completed level 3, but hasn’t yet done any projects in level 4
66% Completed one level 4 project
73% Completed all level 4 projects but needs to submit the level completion (or have it approved)
80% Completed level 4, but hasn’t yet done any projects in level 5
85% Completed one level 5 project
90% Completed two level 5 projects
95% Completed all level 5 projects but needs to submit the level completion (or have it approved)
100% Completed level 5; path complete!