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State Network Model Resource Page

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Note: the state network model is effective on January 1, 2021.

This page is dedicated to providing you all of the information and resources about the new state network model, approved at the national governing board meeting on November 10, 2019, in San Francisco. 

Background: the WHY

In 2016, the local network model was approved, and in 2018, all networks became fully compliant. Networks have successfully embraced the newmodel which includes brand standards, streamlined governance, organization nimbleness, and added value for REALTORS®.

Untouched in this process were the state networks and redefining their purpose. A Presidential Advisory Group was convened to study the state model in 2019 and included three live sessions and numerous virtual meetings with various stakeholders to study the proposed transformation of state networks, taking into account the various sizes and unique organizational nuances of the 23 state networks. Throughout the process, it was asked that the model be supportive of local networks, collaborative, flexible, scalable and straightforward.

The result is the proposed state model, structured as a set of minimum standards that all State Networks must follow in key operating areas to ensure a baseline of support to local networks, consistency in member value and experience, and the integrity of the Women’s Council brand. Scalable options are suggested for larger networks to accommodate the difference in capacity. Under the proposal, state leaders are free to operate above these standards based on the needs and desires of local networks and members, but must at a minimum meet each standard as a baseline of operation. Guidelines are also provided for states without networks.

  • FAQ Sheet will further address the “whys” behind this model.  
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  • A one-hour Zoom call held in fall 2019 outlines the rationale and addresses questions from state network leaders.  

Resources and Key Documents

The Model  
An accompanying powerpoint also outlines the model and provides an overview.

State Network Model Bylaws
The state model bylaws, standard for each state, will go into effect on January 1, 2021. This redlined version illustrates the changes in model bylaws.   

Leadership & State Networks

Job Descriptions      Oversight Responsibilities

Training Requests

In 2020, Women's Council National can offer training to state networks to assist you and your leadership team to prepare for the transition. Note that each request will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may include training via electronic means such as Zoom, WebEx, and/or conference call if appropriate. Please fill out the request form to initiate the process.  

State Network Training Request Form