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Network Certification Program

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INTRODUCTION:
Women’s Council Network certification recognizes and rewards the most active local and state networks that achieve five key benchmarks of network excellence and exceeds basic charter requirements per its national affiliation and provides outstanding member service.

WHO is Eligible to Apply:
All Networks in good standing are encouraged to apply. The current President of the network must submit the application.

WHEN:
The application period is August 1, 2021 to October 1, 2021, and networks are recognized and awarded at the National  Conference. 

WHERE and HOW:
Networks will fill out an application, which serves as a self-assessment tool to determine whether the network is meeting (and exceeding) basic benchmarks that adhere to both the network model and completion of tasks and achievements that meet and exceed standards. It is recommended that networks begin the certification process early in the year and meet benchmarks by the application submission period (August to October), which provides a 7-month window to achieve benchmarks. 

Watch our training videos

Network Certification Roll Out - Local 

Network Certification Roll Out - State (Part 1)

Network Certification Roll Out - State (Part 2)

WHY
Participating certified Networks are entitled to the following benefits:

  • Recognition at the awards ceremony at National Conference in November.
  • Electronic badge for display on microsite and other network materials/publications.
  • Acknowledgment on wcr.org and noted as a certified Network.
  • Press release created by National for Network distribution to media outlets.

Sample Local Network Certification Application

Sample State Network Certification Application

Do not use the PDF application, this is for your use only. We will post Google Forms prior to the opening of the application period.

QUESTIONS
It is National’s goal to assist you in achieving certification. Staff is on hand to assist. The key staff person to contact is Jamie Saltman, jsaltman@wcr.org.