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Upcoming events

    • 27 Oct 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    CNG Virtual Meeting

    Ways to Approach and Develop Your Organization’s Value Proposition

    Sponsored by:

    Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)


    For voluntary certifications, sponsoring organizations need to demonstrate and substantiate why their certification matters, why it is important for those in the profession to have it, and why it is important for employers to hire those who’ve earned it. 

    For licensure organizations, the importance of the license is a given. So much so that the government has mandated that practitioners be licensed in order to practice and that having the license is critical for the employer and public. All the while, the consumer benefits because there is accountability and recourse should a licensed practitioner not perform to the expected standard.

    How can certification organizations create the argument and perhaps urgency that a voluntary certification is just as important as a licensure? This is where a finely tuned and substantiated value proposition can help. This session will address ways to develop your organization’s value proposition for your certification program.


    Jason D. Way, PhD, Senior Research Psychologist, ACT

    Jason Way is a senior research psychologist on the Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning Research team. His research interests include the assessment and development of behavioral and psychosocial skills, including their relevance to important academic and work outcomes.

    Usma Mohamed, Vice President of Brand, Experience and Marketing, CFPR

    Usma Mohamed serves as the Vice President of Brand Experience and Marketing at the Council for Professional Recognition, responsible for the overall marketing results of the organization, oversees the integrity of the brand, communications, and marketing strategies as well as efforts to strengthen the organization’s market position to achieve the desired mission, objective, and goals. 

    Usma brings more than 20 years of brand and marketing experience in commercial and international not-for-profit organizations. Prior to joining the Council, she was the Global Head of Marketing and Communications at the International Baccalaureate (IB), a leading global education nonprofit. She has led various international change management initiatives and branding and marketing campaigns in various languages and international settings. She has spoken at multiple international conferences and events worldwide, including the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Her academic credentials include an advanced level education from the U.K., a Bachelor of Science degree in International Marketing Management, and a Master’s in Nonprofit and Association Management from the University of Maryland.

    Ty Kenworthy, Manager, Research Services & Business Development, Certiport

    Ty Kenworthy oversees Pearson VUE’s research efforts in the IT certification market in addition to working as a Business Development Manager in that same space. Ty’s educational background is in qualitative research methods and Cultural Anthropology. He has been with Pearson VUE and their Certiport business since early 2010.

Past events

22 Sep 2021 September 22, 2021 CNG Virtual Meeting
29 Jun 2021 June 29, 2021 CNG Virtual Meeting
05 May 2021 May 5th, 2021 Chicago CNG Virtual Meeting
25 Mar 2021 Welcoming Environments® In The Association World: A Data Driven Assessment of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
21 Jan 2021 Getting the Most Mileage Out of Your Social Media Content
15 Dec 2020 Building Championship Caliber Board Teams
07 Oct 2020 How Credentials Can Close the COVID Divide
31 Jul 2020 Managing a Crisis—Lessons Learned from COVID-19
17 Jun 2020 Managing During Disruption: How Certification Organizations are Retaining and Growing Business
26 Feb 2020 Planning and Facilitating Your Credential Program Meetings
19 Feb 2020 The Future of Work - (Event is not affiliated with CNG.)
04 Dec 2019 New and Small Certification Programs
13 Nov 2019 Chicago Quarterly Meeting: Maintenance of Credentials
11 Sep 2019 CNG September Washington, D.C. Event: Maintenance of Certification Panel Discussion
07 Aug 2019 Micro Credentialing: The whats, the hows and the future
12 Jun 2019 CNG June Washington, D.C. Event
15 May 2019 Luncheon Announcement: Special Invitation for the CNG Member
15 May 2019 The Life-Cycle of Exam Items from Conception to Retirement
27 Mar 2019 CNG March D.C. Event
27 Feb 2019 Certification Network Group (CNG) Chicago Quarterly Meeting
05 Dec 2018 CNG Roundtable Event
14 Nov 2018 CNG Open Space
12 Sep 2018 How the Shortage in Qualified Workers is Impacting Credentialing
08 Aug 2018 Mini-Learning Sessions on Credentialing Program Security
20 Jun 2018 CNG D.C. Event: A Robust Update on Legal Topics Concerning Certification Programs
16 May 2018 Opportunity in Adversity: How Challenges in Healthcare Certification Fuel Innovation
21 Mar 2018 How the Shortage in Qualified Workers is Impacting Credentialing
28 Feb 2018 Contextual Assessment: Games as evidence of competency

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