"Power Tools" Webinars
The United States Breastfeeding Committee hosts this series of bi-monthly webinars as part of its training, technical assistance, and capacity building support for USBC's network of breastfeeding coalition, national organizations, and community-based organizations across the United States. Webinars are held every two months (in odd-numbered months) on the third Wednesday of the month from 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET.
Access to these webinars is open to all interested breastfeeding coalition members, as well as others involved in forming or leading nonprofit organizations in the breastfeeding field. Topic/speaker details are posted 1-2 weeks before each session on this page and in the Coalitions Learning Connection. The recordings and presentation materials from all past sessions are archived below.
NOTE: To streamline access, these webinars are set up in GotoWebinar as a series. You only need to register for the series once, and you will then receive auto-reminders of each session with the topic/speaker details. Even though you may not be able to attend every webinar session live, the series registration will still send you auto-reminders so that you have easy updates on the topic and links to the live webinar and archives.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 • CANCELLED
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 • 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET
Building Relationships: a Key to the Rise of our Indigenous Breastfeeding Communities
Amber Kapuamakamaeokalani Wong Granite, Breastfeeding Hawai'i Coalition
O ke kahua ma mua ma hope ke kūkulu: First the foundation, then the structure can be built.
This Hawaiian proverb teaches us the importance of building relationships in order to ensure the rise of our people.
Whether we seek to influence fellow learners, patients, or customers, we must get to know them before we can ask them to make change. Once we seek and understand where they come from, what is truly important to them, and then help them unpack their stories, the real work can truly begin. During this session, we will hear an oli, Nā ʻAumakua. This oli acknowledges our ancestors, our land, and our nation. It invites strength, knowledge, and power into our space. We will then learn more about native Hawaiian practices, challenges, and successes of the recent Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor training held in Waimānalo, Hawaii in October.
To search the archives by keyword, speaker name, and more, visit the file library in the Coalitions Learning Connection OR view the public archives to download slides and handouts and access recording links in chronological order.