Education Sessions

Education Sessions

Education Sessions are 60-minute sessions during which a single topic is presented. Education Sessions are held at Midwifery Works on Friday, October 1, and Saturday, October 2, 2021. Each completed session is worth 1 CE!

Practical Considerations and the Lived Experience of Integrating CPM, CM and CNM Credentials Under One Practice
Assessing Quality in Midwifery Care: Why it Matters and How to Do It

The Agony and the Ecstasy: Successful Onboarding and Retention of New Graduate Midwives

Midwifery Paradox in the US: Nurturing Others but Not Always Each Other  
Accurately Determining a Fee Schedule
Shift Consulting and Midwives of Color Committee Present: Affiliate Anti-Racism Toolkit
The Anatomy of a Difficult Conversation: How YOU can survive (and thrive) through the hard stuff!
Data Collection and Reporting for Midwives: Making Your Numbers Work for You
Employment Trends: Increasing the Value of US Midwives
Alongside Midwifery Units: Creating Space for Normal Birth  
Schedules and FTEs: The Engine That Drives the Practice

 

Practical Considerations and the Lived Experience of Integrating CPM, CM and CNM Credentials Under One Practice (1 CE)

Michelle Palmer | Friday, October 1 | 8:15 – 9:15 AM

An overview of midwifery credentials and how/why this integrative practice was developed based on community need and desire to offer a practice model aligned with practice mission and vision of inclusivity. In addition, a commitment to creating a pipeline for growing midwives and midwife consumers is also described. Practical challenges of call and navigating differences in scope of practice and work life balance will be reviewed. In addition, challenges in regulation and insurance reimbursement and malpractice will be discussed. Examples of community and political engagement designed to educate and raise awareness will be outlined.

Assessing Quality in Midwifery Care: Why it Matters and How to Do It (1 CE)

Caitlin O’Chapo | Friday, October 1 | 9:15 – 10:15 AM

At the end of the session the participant should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge: 1) Discuss the importance of quality assessment. 2) Identify the necessary quality metrics for reporting agencies and insurance reimbursement 3) Identify the type of quality metrics that interest the public and strategies to market that data. 4) Distinguish between the different types of quality measurements. 5) Understand the different sources for data collection and the pros and cons of each type.

The Agony and the Ecstasy: Successful Onboarding and Retention of New Graduate Midwives (1 CE)

Susan DeJoy | Friday, October 1 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Identify the common characteristics and needs of new graduate CNMs/CMs. Identify the advantages and challenges of hiring a new graduate CNM/CM into a midwifery or OB/GYN practice. Outline the components of a recruitment strategy for new graduate CNM/CMs that will maximize job satisfaction and reduce ‘reality shock’. Outline the components of an orientation process that will reduce stress for all parties and increase job satisfaction, practice success and retention. Discuss ways to revise recruitment and orientation approaches to make a practice more attractive to new graduate CNMs/CMs.

Midwifery Paradox in the US: Nurturing Others but Not Always Each Other (1 CE)

Rhonda Johnson | Friday, October 1 | 1:30 – 2:30 PM

At the end of the session each participant should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge: 1) Define bullying and 3 types of bullying found in Midwifery. 2) Explore how bullying behavior affects the seasoned midwife, the new midwife & the student midwife. 3) Discuss 3 actions that address prevention of bullying behaviors. 4) List 3 strategies that can be used in your midwifery career.

Accurately Determining a Fee Schedule (1 CE)

Leslie Cornwell | Friday, October 1 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM

At the end of the session the participant should be able to verbalize the importance of having accurate fee schedules, as well as demonstrate: 1) The ways to calculate an fee schedule. 2) How to do a market analysis of community, competition, and average insurance reimbursement to help determine fee schedule. 3) How to estimate projected services being provided to help determine fee schedule. 4) How to create an income and expense sheet that is utilized to make the fee schedule. 5) How to create multiple fee schedules within practice legally (cash, religious affiliation, insurance processing, and low income families).

Shift Consulting and Midwives of Color Committee Present: Affiliate Anti-Racism Toolkit (1 CE)

Ana Delgado | Friday, October 1 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM

At the end of the session, participants will be able to: 1) State three reasons why the toolkit is helpful for affiliates wanting to engage in anti-racism work. 2) Locate and access the Affiliate Anti-racism Toolkit. 3) Name four components of the toolkit. 4) Describe three ways they can use the toolkit in their affiliate to advance anti-racism.

The Anatomy of a Difficult Conversation: How YOU can survive (and thrive) through the hard stuff! (1 CE)

Elizabeth Munoz | Saturday, October 2 | 8:00 – 9:00 AM

At the end of the session the participant should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge and/or skills: 1) Define clear communication and understand how to clearly communicate the need for a difficult conversation with the involved parties. 2) Understand the key components of a difficult conversation, including what preparation is required, define objective of the conversation, and how to reach the goals you set for the encounter. 3) Recognize three types of difficult conversations within a midwifery practice. 4) Identify strategies for remaining calm during a difficult conversation and recognize when it may be necessary to end the conversation early. 5) Role-play a difficult conversation and practice the hard or awkward moments in advance of the actual conversation.

Data Collection and Reporting for Midwives: Making Your Numbers Work for You (1 CE)

Karen Perdion | Saturday, October 2 | 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Collecting and reporting data is critical to promoting midwifery practice and improving outcomes. But where to start? This session will help you determine what information to collect, which tools are available, and how to create and effectively use reports to benefit your practice. We will also discuss using your data for quality improvement and Benchmarking Project participation, as well as leveraging it when working with administrators. Whether you are just getting started or are looking for new ideas, there will be something for you in this session!

Ginger Breedlove | Saturday, October 2 | 10:30 – 11:30 AM

This session will present findings from over 400 midwife employment contracts reviewed between 2018 and 2021 in order to illustrate wide variances and challenges midwives face related to salary, work, productivity and restrictive covenants. Contrasting data of other advanced practice provider roles will be shared to highlight the urgent need to increase the value of the current and emerging midwifery workforce. Steps to prepare meaningful, effective negotiation strategies will be outlined.

Schedules and FTEs: The Engine That Drives the Practice (1 CE)

Sharon Holly | Saturday, October 2 | 2:45 – 3:45 PM

At the end of this session the participant should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge and skills for the development of a schedule template, how to calculate FTE needs, how to calculate a vacancy factor.

Daring Leadership for Midwives (1 CE)

Suzanne Wertman | Saturday, October 2 | 3:45 – 4:45 PM

At the end of the session, participants will be able to: 1) Define “container building” and “permission slips”. 2) Identify the six myths of vulnerability. 3) Differentiate between the traits of armored and daring leadership. 4) Define shame and identify at least three specific ways shame can show up in organizations. 5) Identify the four skill sets of daring leadership. 6) Define the seven elements of trust using the BRAVING acronym. 7) Describe how empathy and connection lead to trusting and effective work cultures. 8) Discuss the value of vulnerability and identify at least three behaviors that reflect daring leadership. 9) Discuss why embedding the value of courage in midwifery culture and daring leadership skill building will improve health outcomes and strengthen the midwifery profession