Sponsoring Real Midwifery Workshops
with Lynn Arnold LM, CPM
Real Midwifery Workshops are designed to bring real skills and knowledge to your location. The list of workshops grows by request and they are constantly being updated. These workshops are MEAC approved for continuing education courses. Each is a unique learning opportunity for all levels of providers; physicians, certified nurse midwives, certified professional midwives, licensed midwives, midwifery students, doulas, and parents.
If you are interested in sponsoring any of these or others of your choice in your area, here are some guidelines you should know.
Before you commit to sponsoring a midwifery workshop
- Decide which workshops that you are interested in sponsoring.
- Contact others in your region such as peer groups, regional midwifery groups, midwifery study groups, and doulas, to gather other potentially interested attendees.
- Based on the number of interested attendees find the appropriate tentative location.
- Decide what dates might serve your area best.
- Contact Lynn via phone with the above-mentioned information to confirm class selections & available dates.
Once you have confirmed dates, your work begins
- You should begin calling, emailing, advertising and registering participants for the classes. If there are not enough pre-paid attendees 3 to 4 weeks prior to the scheduled date the workshops may be cancelled with 100% refund to registered attendees.
- You will be provided with a registration flyer to distribute to prospective attendees. The attendee will complete the registration information and return a copy of the form with payment to you. If the attendee uses a credit card or Paypal for payment Lynn will copy you that information.
- If your workshops are linked into a traveling series of workshops the minimum attendance may be adjusted on an individual basis and approved by Lynn.
- You must reserve a suitable site for the workshops, such as midwifery offices, birth centers, real estate offices, law offices, churches, or larger homes. The site should have adequate parking, kitchen type area (food, clean up), restroom, and space as designated for workshops requested.
- Your ‘sponsor’s payment’ will be at least one free workshop. Additional payment may be negotiated depending on attendance and number of workshops scheduled.
- No scholarships, discounts, payment plans or financial arrangements may be given without prior approval including anyone who might be considered as your designated helpers.
- Workshop fees are as stated in overviews, should you need to add other costs for a site or organizational donations please advise Lynn, then you may charge more as long as minimum attendance is achieved.
- Costs for other workshop expenses such as printing, snacks may be reimbursed by Lynn upon approval.
- Lynn will be counting on you, or your designee, to be her liaison during this time, which may include receiving items being delivered, transportation, set up, restocking of supplies, unloading and reloading of supplies.
- Lynn will generally arrive the day before the scheduled workshops. It is important that the workshop space be available for a viewing and possible set up at that time depending on security.
As the scheduled workshop approaches
- At four weeks prior to the workshop, you and Lynn will re-evaluate registrations for attendance requirements.
- You will give weekly updates to Lynn on registrations, fees collected, ongoing preparations for space, water, food, snacks, possible signs for directions, restaurants, hotels, general questions (email or phone).
- On the day before you will make arrangements to meet with Lynn at the site, assist in possible set up.
- On the day of the workshop, you need to arrive 45 minutes prior to the workshop to assist in last minute setups, and greet attendees. At the workshop end you will assist in collecting class materials, evaluations, distributing certificates, assist in breaking down class area, clean up, and repacking of equipment.
Each workshop has different requirements for class occupancy and space, exceptions can be made but must be approved prior to booking. Please see individual workshops for attendee requirements.
Workshop – Title Participants (min – max) – Extras Needed
- Art & Science of Breech, 8 – 15, general, comfortable seating, table for demonstration
- Charting Realities for Midwives Charting Made Simple, 8 – 15, general, comfortable seating
- In’s & Out’s of Venipuncture IV Certification & Blood Draws, 8 – 10, tables, chairs, good lighting (24 to 30 inches per person)
- Intrapartum Fetal Surveillance for Midwives, 8 – 15, general, comfortable seating
- Suturing in A Real Midwifery Practice Part 1, 8 – 10, tables, chairs, good lighting (24 to 30 inches per person)
- Suturing in A Real Midwifery Practice Part 2: 3 & 4 Degree Repair, 8 – 10, tables, chairs, good lighting(24 to 30 inches per person)
- Midwifery Skills Verification NARM Application Signing, 3 – 6, general, comfortable seating (live model & equipment)
Note: Workshop minimums may be flexible depending on the number of workshops scheduled and/or traveling series. All workshops are taught with models, visual aids, projectors and screens. These items need space, tables, and electricity available.
If you have any questions please call Lynn directly at: (915) 449-1025 or LynnArnold@orbitalfrog.net