CNG held a virtual event on June 17, 2020 that was received with great enthusiasm. We were not able to accommodate everyone who wanted to join us live and offer a link to the recording for those who were not able to attend. Due to the size of the recording it has been uploaded to YouTube.  Click on this link to view the June 17, 2020 virtual event:

The CNG Board and Planning committees will continue to support the CNG membership community while giving special consideration to the impact the pandemic will have on future events. Information will be posted to our website as it becomes available.

CNG offers members a variety of events in Chicago, Illinois and Washington D.C. that present topics related to the certification/credentialing industry. Click here to view upcoming events presented by CNG and CNG Sponsors. 

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Upcoming events

    • 15 Dec 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Online: WebEx link will be emailed separately

    Building Championship Caliber Board Teams

    Virtual Event



    Session Description:

    Building an organization that consistently performs at the highest level, one that can “compete for championships,” requires a sincere commitment to board development. It requires well-defined competencies for board members, a strong board-staff partnership, and a culture of excellence. This presentation will introduce a framework for building a championship caliber board team.


    Denise Fandel, President of Breakthrough Growth

    Denise is a leader and builder of strong, people-centric organizations. Her work is founded on a core belief that the rich experiences and passions of board members can, through the work of their organizations, change people’s lives for the better.

    Denise has extensive experience working with boards of directors whose members include leaders of educational institutions, CEOS of national and international professional societies, healthcare executives, and governmental and community leaders. With over 35 years of experience, Denise excels at knitting together coalitions and alliances, building foundations of trust and respect among groups with sometimes conflicting viewpoints.

    Denise is a recognized leader in the certification industry having served as chair of both the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) board as well as National Commission for Certifying agencies, the accreditation arm of ICE.

    Denise was the founding executive of the Board of Certification’s national headquarters. The BOC is a national organization with the only accredited certification program for athletic trainers in the United States and over 50,000 certified athletic trainers. Under her leadership of 22 years, the organization grew, developed and gained the respect of the entire athletic training community.

    Denise has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Athletic Training from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota; a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha; and an MBA in Business from the University of Phoenix. She is also a Certified Association Executive and Certified Conversational Intelligence Coach.

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