Lamaze Councils and Committee
Below is a list of the current Lamaze councils and committees. If you are a Lamaze member and interested in participating in one of the following areas, please contact the contact Lamaze at 202-367-1128 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accreditation Council Governing Body
Purpose: Serves as the standard-setting body for accreditation of Lamaze Childbirth Educator Programs and outside organizations seeking Lamaze contact hours for educational offerings, and makes policy decisions relating to accreditation matters.
Certification Council Governing Body
Purpose: Serves as the standard-setting body for Lamaze certification and makes policy decision relating to certification matters.
Purpose: Plans the educational and social program for the Lamaze International Annual Conference
Contact Hour Committee
Purpose: Responsible for ensuring that a clearly defined process is followed for assessing need, planning, implementing, and evaluating continuing education in accordance with adult learning principles and professional education standards and ethics across Lamaze professional educational offerings, ensuring providerships remain current, and standards are maintained.
Education Council Governing Body
Purpose: Responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating professional education programs that promote childbirth educator training and development and makes policy decisions relating to professional education programs.
Purpose: Makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding the annual budget, selection of financial audit firm and investment manager, financial policies including investment policy and financial transfers.
ITS Steering Committee
Purpose: Guides website content and technology development and makes resource decisions to align ITS initiatives with Lamaze strategic priorities and key initiatives and to maximize return on investment and balance across competing Lamaze program demands for ITS enablement.
Lamaze Institute for Safe and Healthy Birth
Purpose: Supports initiatives that provide credible, relevant and useful information about safe and healthy birth to new and expectant parents and childbirth professionals, engages in collaborative efforts with other organizations, community outreach, media outreach, and consumer education.
Purpose: Provides input and guidance on membership initiatives of the organization, specifically recruitment, retention and renewal activities.
Purpose: Actively seek out leadership candidates for the Board of Directors and other key leadership positions, review their qualifications, and recommend candidates for the election slate or appointment in accordance with procedures established by the Board of Directors.