The Best Practices approach is designed to provide members with an opportunity to learn and master skills that are valued in business today. ABWA's Best Practices Approach requires members to use their knowledge and skills in a collaborative way to identify opportunities and solve challenges impacting their league. This gives members the chance to plan, budget, practice time management, set goals, public speak, and negotiate.

Chapters must complete a Best Practice submission in order to be considered for Level I, Level II, Level III, or Striving. The chapters that are awarded Best Practices will be recognized yearly at the National Women's Leadership Conference (NWLC) in October at the Best Practices Ceremony.

All eight chapters of the Eastern Michigan Council achieved some level of Best Practices for the 2018-2019 Award Year!

LEVEL III Best Practices Award

Novi Oaks Charter Chapter

Striving For Best Practices Award

Cass River Charter Chapter

Lake Shore Charter Chapter

Greater Oakland Charter Chapter

Maia Chapter

Nu-Lite Chapter

Tipacon Charter Chapter

Suburban Connection

Charter Chapter

Brillance Unleashed Award

At the NWLC Best Practices Ceremony in October 2019, we were surprised by the announcement of a new award! The Executive Director of ABWA, René Street, announced that 11 chapters out of over 100 Best Practice submissions will receive the Brilliance Unleashed Award. This was awarded to the top 11 chapters with the most outstanding Best Practice submissions. Congratulations to Novi Oaks Charter Chapter and Tipacon Charter Chapter for receiving this award!

Novi Oaks Charter Chapter

Brilliance Unleashed Award

Tipacon Charter Chapter

The mission of the American Business Women’s Association is to bring together business women of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.

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