Certifications are a unique offering of Minnesota and United States Women of Today Programming. They offer an opportunity to focus on personal growth and be recognized for it. The certifications can be completed once each Women of Today year (May 1- April 30) and are due prior to the Annual Awards convention in May (but can be submitted earlier). Most certification forms can be found in the Book of Forms on the MNWT website. A link to each form is included below, just click on the certification name in blue text.
STEP I is designed to promote the orientation and activation of the new member. All steps of the program must be completed during the member’s first 120 days (date from when dues are paid). By participating in the required activities, the new member becomes familiar with all levels of the organization.
STEP II is designed for the member who has been a member for 12 months or less. By participating in this program the member will become activated on all levels of the organization.
STEP III is designed for the member who has been a member for 1 through 5 years and for any past member in good standing that leaves the organization for any length of time and then rejoins the organization at a later date. This program is for continual activation of those members in all areas of the organization.
STEP IV is designed for the member who has been a member for 6 years or more and for any past member in good standing that leaves the organization for any length of time and then rejoins the organization at a later date. This program is for continual activation of those members in all areas of the organization.
This certification is offered through the Health and Wellness USWT Programming Area. This certification recognizes a member for participation in health and spiritual enrichment activities such as having a physical, certifying in CPR, and attending a spiritually orientated program. This form is completed annually.
This certification is offered through the Personal Development USWT Programming Area. It recognizes a member for developing themselves in a variety of ways. Areas on this certification include speaking, writing, and attending courses. This form is completed annually.
This certification honors a member who has certified in all US Women of Today areas (Health and Wellness, Personal Development, and STEP). Additional requirements include participation in the USWT External Programming area, another programming area, and a competition on the State or National level.
The Living & Learning Certification consists of four areas: self growth, civic growth, spiritual growth, and growth through friends and family. You must complete two requirements in each section plus two additional requirements during each Women of Today year (May 1- April 30).
There are a variety of Personal Enrichment Courses (also known as PEP Courses) offered by the Minnesota Women of Today. A list of PEP Courses can be found on the MNWT website. The courses are self guided manuals or videos/DVDs.