ConCERT: Consultant Continuing Education, Renewal, & Training

ConCERTLogoNEW"I had no idea what to expect. I have never taken a course on-line before and from the experience of this one, would definitely do it again... It was wonderful to share with so many like-minded individuals who live their faith each day and see God's hand at work. I was uplifted by this experience."
- ConCERT Graduate

ConCERT is an advanced distance learning course created by Heartbeat International. ConCERT is appropriate for any individual currently involved in a pregnancy help ministry who wants to gain confidence and take their current skills and knowledge to an even higher level. The next session of ConCERT will cover consulting considerations, fertility, conception, fetal development, sexual integrity, contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, abortion risks, and much more. By the end of this training, you will earn enough CEU's to apply for or renew your Life Affirming Specialist Designation.

 To participate, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have completed Heartbeat International's LOVE Approach training, either online or at your center.
  • Have reliable access to a computer with an internet connection.
  • Be able to devote three to five hours per week to the training.
  • Be self-motivated and comfortable participating in online discussions, completing reading assignments, and weekly activities on your own.

Please note, participants of this training will be able to communicate with the instructors via e-mail and phone. A downloadable student manual is also provided to help students prepare for assessments.

Next Session: The next session of ConCERT begins September 9 and goes through November 2, 2019.

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Previous faculty for ConCERT included Sara Littlefield, LAS and Dawn Lunsford, MA, LAS.

Sara Littlefield became a member of Heartbeat International’s Ministry Services’ team in June 2018. Prior to her work with Heartbeat, Sara served as the Director of the Abortion Pill Reversal program (now known as the Abortion Pill Rescue Network) and was overjoyed to be able to witness its transition into the capable hands of Heartbeat. She has first-hand experience working in pregnancy help organizations as a client services manager, event and volunteer coordinator, and sexual integrity educator. Sara graduated from Franciscan University (‘12) with a Bachelor degree in Social Work.

Dawn Lunsford currently serves as Director of Academy for Heartbeat International, and has been a staff member with Heartbeat since 2010. She spends her time creating interactive training courses and developing curriculum of various topics for pregnancy help volunteers, staff members, and leaders. After graduating with her Masters degree from The Ohio State University, Dawn is proud to be using online learning to put her pro-life values into action by providing greater access to knowledge using exciting and innovative new formats.