In the legacy program, those of us could only submit 1 type of educational award per club per year (ie. 1 CC or 1 CL) for club DCP credit. How does that translate in Pathways?

To further clarify, I used this example:

If I submit a Level 1 for Leadership Development then later in the year, I submit a new Level 1 for Strategic Relationships to the same club, will that club get credit for both?

Here is the response verbatim I received from TI:

The DCP goals now do incorporate the Pathways goals. This is depicted in The Distinguished Club Program and Club Success Plan on page 7 it states:

“….Note: The Toastmasters Pathways learning experience is gradually being rolled out to all regions, and the DCP has been modified to accommodate all clubs during this transitional period — whether members are participating in the current program, the new program or both.

Clubs that have members participating in either program may obtain any six of the twelve educational goals as follows:

1. Two Competent Communicator (CC) awards

2. Two more CC awards

3. One Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB), Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS) or Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG) award

4. One more ACB, ACS or ACG award

5. One Competent Leader (CL), Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB), Advanced Leader Silver (ALS) or Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award

6. One more CL, ALB, ALS or DTM award

P1. Four members complete Level 1

P2. Two members complete Level 2

P3. Two more members complete Level 2

P4. Two members complete Level 3

P5. One member completes Level 4

P6. One member completes Level 5″

However, Traditional awards and Pathways awards can be mixed and matched with each other. For example, if your club achieves goals 1 and P1 your club will have two DCP points. Further, if a member earns a level 1 award and a Competent Communicator (CC) both will count towards the clubs DCP.

Members can complete as many education awards as they would like; however, to receive DCP credit the rule is as follows:

Clubs receive credit for only one type of educational award per member per year. For example, Bill Smith receives a CC award in July. His club receives credit towards their DCP goal. Later in the year, he earns ACB, ACS and/or ACG awards. His club receives credit for these too. If he also earns a second CC, ACB, ACS and/or ACG award during the same program year his club will not receive credit towards their DCP goals.


This encourages all members to progress in the educational program, not just a few. Credit for an award may be given to only one club. Members who belong to more than one club must choose which one club will receive credit for an award.”

This information can also be found in the Distinguished Club Program and Club Success Plan manual.

This above mentioned rule does also apply to level awards. For example, if a member submits two level 1 awards the club will only receive credit for one of those awards.

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