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TWAW Shooting Chapters Launch Instructional Standards & Development Program

U.S.A. –-( The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapters leadership has completed the development of the TWAW Shooting Chapters Instructional Standards and Development (ISD) Program. The program supports the volunteer chapter leaders in their efforts to continually improve as instructors and educators for The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter membership.

Implementing techniques and curriculum based on industry best practices, the TWAW ISD Program enhances the Chapter Leader’s instructional methods by providing defined goals with a clear roadmap for continued growth and achievement as instructors. Highly qualified Regional Trainers will guide and mentor chapter leaders, providing a clear pathway of success for them to meet the measurable standards and to meet their instructional goals. This investment in the continued growth of shooting chapter Leaders, in turn, promotes high levels of safety and education for all TWAW Shooting Chapter members.

Twenty Two Regional Trainers have been selected from within the organization through a lengthy interview and testing process. All Regional Trainers have extensive experience along with numerous firearms instructor certifications including Training Counselor certifications from either the NRA or the USCCA or both.

“I can’t tell you how excited I am about this new program,” says Carrie Lightfoot, Founder, and Chairman of the Board. “We have such a dedicated and passionate group of women leading our chapters, the ISD Program gives us the ability to support them and their growth as instructors in a significant way. This will result in not only the empowering of them, but together, we will provide the highest level of fundamentally sound training and holistic education possible for our members.”

Phase I will begin December 1, 2018, with an organization-wide assessment of Chapter Leader Instructor skills and knowledge. Once completed, individual goals and mentoring training plans will start. “Standards and goals without measurement are pointless. We all must understand where we are before we can set goals for ourselves. Then, we must measure how we are progressing toward those goals. We surely are poised to make an even bigger impact on women gun owners throughout the country.” shares Lightfoot.

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TWAW Shooting Chapters, Inc. is a 501 c 3 Non-profit organization with almost 400 chapters across the country. It exists to educate and empower women in a safe and non-threatening environment for their effective and responsible self-defense with firearms.

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9 thoughts on “TWAW Shooting Chapters Launch Instructional Standards & Development Program

  1. Melanie Thorwall says:

    There is an article about a chapter starting in Holland/ Zeeland, Michigan. Can you give me a contact number, name and e-mail. I saw the article but the contact was for this site. The chapter does not show up yet on the web site. I am very much interested.

    1. Carrie Lightfoot says:

      For Chapter information please visit as we are two separate organizations 🙂

  2. william bias says:

    Do you have a chapter near 14411, Albion NY ?

    1. Carrie Lightfoot says:

      Hi William,
      you will need to contact the TWAW Shooting Chapters for that question –

  3. Nan Edmonds says:

    I want to find a local chapter to join and get training on my Glock 19 gen4. Near or in Arlington, Texas.

    1. Carrie Lightfoot says:

      Wonderful Nan, here is a link where you can search to find the chapter closes to you 🙂

    2. Charlene Fogerty says:

      .I would like to find a chapter in North east Tennessee

      1. Carrie Lightfoot says:

        Hi Charlene, you can contact the Chapters directly for Chapter information.

  4. Retrax Tonneau says:

    Now that’s an early achievement of the organization to prepare more women into preparedness. Congratulations

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