Heartbeat International Academy offers life-affirming leaders, staff members, volunteers, and supporters with access to online webinars and courses on a wide variety of topics. In the Academy, you'll find trainings on our core foundational materials, as well as on topics on everything from the history of abortion in the United States to fundraising basics, and from prenatal diagnostic tests to implementing STI testing in your center.
Essentially, with Academy we hope to offer a one stop shop where pregnancy help leaders can access sector specific training that will help them and their organizations continue to serve their clients and communities with excellence. We recognize the difficulty of trying to research where to go get training on raising funds, leading organizations, serving clients, while simultaneously doing all of those things so our goal is to come alongside you to make it a bit easier. With our new learning plans feature, it’s even easier to identify what you need to know about any given topic and locate those trainings and resources that you need to raise funds, lead your organization, serve clients, etc.
What’s in the Academy?
It doesn’t take much effort in today’s age to find a piece of information or training video online, but what sets Academy apart is our training goes beyond social work, christian counseling, nursing education, instead offering training and information through a Christian worldview specific to our pregnancy help community. With the expertise that we tap into through our faculty we’re able to provide sector specific trainings which means we’re not just training nurses in the physics and technical stuff on ultrasound, but training nurses to perform ultrasound in a pregnancy help organization as part of the process of building a relationship with that client. Not just the latest information chemical abortion, but how best to respond to clients in this shortened window of opportunity. Now with our learning plan feature added in, even if you don’t know where to start, and don’t know what you don’t know you have a built-in guidance system of sorts to help make sure you find the right training for you.
Where does training happen?
When Heartbeat Academy was first launched, we focused on building the online piece, that was what we were missing, but we’ve been working really hard over the last 9 months to bring those virtual and in-person worlds together so that now by completing the surveys offered onsite you can receive credit for the training you’re doing in person with Heartbeat as well as online, recorded all in one place in the Academy. So for example, the individuals who attend the Heartbeat International Annual Conference or attend Pregnancy Help Institute not only receive LAS credit, but also now have progress in their related learning paths to keep track of what they’ve learned so far and other areas to be aware of or look to for future training.
Have you noticed?
With each webinar in the Heartbeat Academy, we now include an affiliate bonus registration for another member of your staff! Each registration gives you access to the live presentation for yourself AND an access for 1 additional person from your affiliated organization to access the recording through Heartbeat Academy! That recording access includes all the benefits of the webinar, including any CEUs offered. Just register for yourself, and when the recording becomes available, you'll have the opportunity to enroll your additional staff member. That's one more reason to affiliate with Heartbeat International today!
January 11, 2023 at 12pm EST
Presented by Heartbeat's Director of Affiliate Services, Beth Diemert and Vice President of Communications & Marketing, Andrea Trudden
In this webinar, you'll learn how to make your message to churches engaging and effective as you speak to congregations about your pregnancy help organization in this post-Roe world. Find out how to best utilize the many resources that are available to you (including free social media shareables!) so that you can create and strengthen relationships between your organization and local churches.
January 24, 2023 at 12pm EST
Presented by Valerie Harkins, Director of Maternity Housing Coalition
Starting an organization of any kind requires you to jump through a lot of hoops. For maternity homes, becoming a legal entity and forming articles of incorporation are two of those hoops. Join Valerie Harkins to walk through the basics of getting started in this webinar.
January 26, 2023 at 12pm EST
Presented by Connie Coleman, PassionLife
Professionally, what you do at a PHO is called “critical incident stress management.” CISM specializes in crisis intervention; defined as helping those facing an obstacle that is, for a time, insurmountable by the use of customary methods of problem-solving, and so stressful that their thinking is disorganized and panic-induced solutions are attempted.
This training will provide you the few, but essential lessons from CISM, that apply to your specialty, helping people in a pregnancy-related crisis.
And remember, you can always access our recorded webinar archives by clicking here.
Use the links below to explore the different ways you can use the Academy to enhance the knowledge and skills of you and your organization.