yy Terry Mencke, ACS, ALB
On our way to dinner, my husband (Chuck) and I were talking about Toastmasters, including the differences between Pathways and the traditional program. Chuck is on Pathways. I am still working the traditional program. All I really know about how it works I learned from the ambassador visits. I recently did a Pathways evaluation, and luckily, the speaker I was evaluating brought the Pathways evaluation form for their speech. As Chuck and I were talking, I began wondering how someone like me, on the traditional program, could evaluate someone on Pathways, if the speaker doesn’t bring a copy of their evaluation.
In the traditional program, we have manuals with all the projects with evaluation forms. If the speaker forgets their manual, someone else in the club usually had one and you could at least get the objectives and do an evaluation on blank paper. Under Pathways, what do we do if the speaker forgets their evaluation form? I know everything is online now, within Base Camp, but I usually don’t bring my laptop to a meeting. That could be a problem. There is a solution, you can log onto Basecamp and download a specific Evaluation Form. All Pathways Evaluations are available in Basecamp for downloading. If your club really wants to be prepared, have a member volunteer to grab a copy of each evaluation form. You can even store them on a club accessible drive.