Virtual Pregnancy Help Institute - August 2020

Not your Typical Ministry. Not your Typical Training.

The Pregnancy Help Institute has provided thousands of pregnancy help leaders with professional training over the years. Over time, this training has been adding key elements vital to the pregnancy help movement as services expand. 

And this year is no different. While global circumstances may hinder our coming together in-person this year, Heartbeat International is adapting to bring Pregnancy Help Institute online. 

We realize you've been to conferences before, but the Pregnancy Help Institute is different. Organized under four intensive tracks spanning four weeks (New Director, DevelopmentLeadershipand Ultrasound), the Pregnancy Help Institute integrates executive-level instruction in a small-group environment, where you'll have the unparalleled opportunity to process information and strategies with experts and fellow front-line pregnancy help leaders. This year is especially exciting because you could potentially take more than one track! See details about which track is offered what week below.

Similar to our Reimagined 2020 Annual Conference, we will host our Pregnancy Help Institute in a virtual setting. Unlike our conference, the entire training will be live, with various opportunities to network within your selected training.

2020 Cost for Pregnancy Help Institute

*A limited number of scholarships are available for up to two people from a Heartbeat Affiliated pregnancy resource center or medical clinic in the U.S. Click here to learn more.

Early Bird: Register by July 15, 2020

Regular: Register by July 28, 2020

Late: Register after July 29, 2020

$699 $799 $899


Exclusive 2020 Affiliate Offer = $200 off

 An intensive training grant is available to all Heartbeat affiliates in 2020. Click the "Affiliate Registration" button below to login and automatically receive $200 off your registration.

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Cancellation Policy:

Full refunds may be issued until 12:00 midnight EST July 15, 2020. A 50% refund is available from 12:01 AM EST July 16 - 28, 2020 12:00 midnight EST. No refunds will be issued past 12:01 AM EST July 29, 2020. Method of payment may require additional transaction fees imposed by the credit card company. All cancellations will be subject to a $25 cancellation fee (per registration canceled) regardless of the situation. If you do not cancel and do not attend the event, you are still responsible for the full payment. Payments may not be applied toward future training or conferences. All refund requests must be submitted in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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5 reasons you need to come to Pregnancy Help Institute

  1. It’s corporate training at non-profit cost.
    Businesses nationwide use Built to Lead to train CEOs, Presidents, and Boards in Leadership Training. We have partnered with these executive coaches to bring you business training at a price you can afford.
  2. It’s far more dynamic and personal than a conference.
    Conferences, specifically the big annual ones, are incredible. There are so many people to meet and so much to learn, but sometimes you need more personalized in-depth training. Pregnancy Help Institute is intentionally sized for an intimate learning environment. Pregnancy Help Institute provides individual interaction and personal feedback to help you grow in your role and increase your effectiveness.
  3. It’s vital to invest in yourself.
    "We must all learn to lead ourselves with excellence before we can lead a team towards excellence. In other words, we believe that excellence achieved individually will spread organizationally." - Built to Lead’s Belief
  4. A burst of training can take you a long way. 
    One week can literally revolutionize your personal leadership as well as grow your knowledge and understanding. Working with trainers and fellow participants over the extended time yields an exponential return on your investment of time.
  5. The relationships you build will be powerful.
    There's nothing more powerful than realizing you're not alone, and at Pregnancy Help Institute, you are surrounded by people not only who share your values, but who are close to you on the same journey.

Pregnancy Help Institute training qualifies for the Life Affirming Specialist (LAS) designation.

The New Director Track - August 4-6, 2020 - 10:30 am to 4:00 pm EDT

I cannot imagine a more fitting training to kick off this new position. I left challenged, inspired, feeling connected to others in the movement. I am humbled and blessed.

If you have less than three years of experience in directing a life-affirming pregnancy center, medical clinic, maternity home, or nonprofit adoption agency, the New Director training is perfect for you. When you combine the wisdom gained from this training with your calling from the Lord, you are truly prepared to navigate effectively, avoid the pitfalls, and increase your effectiveness as a leader. Facilitated by Heartbeat International staff with years of experience in pregnancy help leadership, you'll be in good hands.

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The Development Track - August 11-13, 2020 - 10:30 am to 4:00 pm EDT

Kirk Walden kept us engaged, welcomed discussion but kept us on track, and added a good dose of humor.

Advancing development through a more robust understanding of the nature and ministry of development is at the heart of this track. Anyone with responsibility for donor development and fundraising will benefit from this advanced training. Seasoned pregnancy help leaders provide a foundation and training that goes beyond elementary event planning.

This includes:

  • Donor dynamics.
  • Giving strategies.
  • Revenue evaluation.
  • Relationship building with prospective funders.

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The Leadership Track - August 18-20, 2020 - 10:30 am to 4:00 pm EDT

The leadership track went beyond expectations. For the first time in a long time, I was challenged in the area of strategic thinking, and I learned a lot that I will carry with me through life as a ministry leader, mother, and wife. 

Woven throughout the Leadership track are concepts developed by Built to Lead. Built to Lead is an executive coaching program that has trained CEO’s, presidents, and ministry leaders nationwide. Here, you will learn proven techniques on how to lead effectively both at work and in your personal life and practice those methods throughout the week. 

With the adjustment to the regularly scheduled program (moving completely online), this year's leadership experience will be one to remember and we strongly encourage alumni to return for this Summer's experience!

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The Ultrasound Track - August 25-27, 2020 - 10:30 am to 4:00 pm EDT

This has been personally life changing for me. I will be more prayer focused when I see the clients. Knowing what a spiritual warfare we are dealing with has opened by eyes. And knowing that we have the coverage of prayer through Heartbeat as well.

Designed for the new or beginning nurse or sonographer as well as the nurse or sonographer who routinely performs first-trimester scans, this week-long training presented by our Medical Impact team of experienced sonographers, registered nurses, and HBI general counsel including Bryan Williams RDMS; Tammy Stearns RDMS; Danielle White; Ashley Vance BSN, RN; Lisa Searle BSN, RN; Karen Lawrence RN, and Christa Brown BSN, RN. Didactic sessions, group discussions, and image reviews will sharpen the skills of both the nurse and the RDMS in your pregnancy medical clinic.

This course will include looking at the integration of ultrasound imaging in PMCs, the "hows and whys" of ultrasound physics, identifying artifacts and how to improve images, how to obtain proper measurements, legal and ethical implications and techniques to minimize risk, obstetric fundamentals, nursing accountability, essential quality analysis/control, and more! This course also meets the AWHONN guidelines for ultrasound training.

*Please note, the Ultrasound Training Track is designed solely for participants who are a Nurse Practitioner, RDMS, or Nurse.

Heartbeat International will offer 9 Continuing Education Contact Hours for nurses. Heartbeat International is an approved provider through the California Board of Nursing, Provider Number 16061.

There's simply no substitute for the work you do. And there's no substitute for Pregnancy Help Institute.

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