From 2014 to May 2020, the USBC hosted this series of bi-monthly webinars as part of its training, technical assistance, and capacity building support for its network of breastfeeding coalition, national organizations, and community-based organizations throughout the United States. Explore the archive of free presentations below.
USBC Constellations: Engagement for Coalitions
As presented in the September 2015 special webinar for coalitions, the USBC’s new Strategic Framework and structural model articulate a pathway for organizations to come together in action-focused work teams (Constellations). “Incubation Sessions” have progressed over the past two years in surfacing opportunities for national collaborative action on 14 different topics. When we chart the 14 topics along the Constellation Formation Pathway, they fall into two broad groups:
- Topics that have both identified priority strategies and a Steward organization to facilitate the group’s collaborative action going forward (Emerging, Organizing, and USBC-Affiliated Constellations)
- Topics that are still engaged in formative steps (Learning Communities & Incubation Conversations)
This webinar will provide an update on the current status/stage of each of the 14 Constellation topics, and especially address where some of the topics have identified strategies that prioritize learning and action at the state level. The webinar will also discuss the various pathways for coalitions to engage in this work, whether in the national Constellation, or in state coalition learning collaboratives that will support state action on some topics.