Conferences, Events, & Training Opportunities

CWA provides this chronological list of in-person workshops, online education, screenings, and conferences addressing a wide range of topics that promote healthy living and support the professional development of WIC employees and other public health professionals. We invite you to email Jodi at CWA to submit information about training opportunities appropriate for the WIC Community, to be added to this list. Please email us information in the body of your email (name of event, date(s), time(s), registration information, link(s), contact info, etc.) along with any additional event marketing materials. 

What you don’t know can hurt you…and your patients. The role of implicit bias in birthing and breastfeeding support. – Webinar @ Webinar
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please join us for a live webinar on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 10:00 AM PST for a timely and informative talk about What you don’t know can hurt you…and your patients.  The role of implicit bias in birthing and breastfeeding support with Nekisha Killings.

Every day, every interaction we have is colored by the inherent and implicit biases that we each carry. We see the world through lenses that are tinted by our own lived experiences, the experiences of those who are dear to us, information we have been exposed to, and systems that we live within. No one is immune. Learn how you can both identify and dismantle the subconscious impressions and beliefs about your patient base to better provide empathic and  impactful care.

Supporting Induced Lactation: Addressing Common Challenges Facing the Lactation Professional – Webinar @ Webinar
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am


Alyssa Schnell, MS, IBCLC

By the end of the webinar, the participate will be able to: 

  1. Have some strategies for clients inducing lactation with complicated health profiles.
  2. Give clients realistic expectations regarding milk production.
  3. Address legal and ethical issues around domperidone.
  4. Suggest alternatives to the Newman-Goldfarb protocols.
  5. Have strategies for managing inducing lactation for clients with a short, unknown or no lead time before baby’s arrival.
  6. Support parents to successfully supplement with a feeding tube at the breast or chest.
Feisty or Calm: Understanding How Temperament Impacts Breastfeeding – Webinar @ Webinar
Mar 10 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm


Andrea Herron, RN, MN, CPNP, IBCLC

By the end of the webinar, the participate will be able to: 

  1. Define nine infant temperament traits.
  2. Describe goodness of fit and it’s impact on the growing baby’s/child’s emotional well being.
  3. Explain ways parents can adapt to difficult temperament traits.
  4. Relate the importance of understanding temperament to successful breastfeeding.
The National WIC Association (NWA) 30th Annual Washington Leadership Conference @ The Capital Hilton
Mar 15 – Mar 17 all-day

The conference will provide a forum to discuss policy and programs related to the health and nutritional well-being of WIC families, as well as service delivery and the effective management of the program. This conference provides training to attendees on effective education and advocacy techniques, and provides participants with the opportunity to attend educational meetings with their congressional representatives.

We invite you to help NWA ensure policymakers at all levels of government appreciate the value of WIC.

Access to this conference is limited to the capacity of the main venue’s general session meeting room, which is currently set at 230. Registration will close when this number is reached.

CA Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Annual Conference & Expo 2020 @ Riverside Convention Center
Apr 16 – Apr 18 all-day
Southern Oregon Lactation Association’s Annual Breastfeeding Conference – Medford Oregon
Apr 17 all-day
Global Employee Health & Fitness Month @ Global
May 1 – May 31 all-day

Global Employee Health & Fitness Month (GEHFM) is an international observance of health and fitness in the workplace. The goal of GEHFM is to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to employers and their employees through worksite health promotion activities and environments.

Join us during the month of May.

2020 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference @ Sheraton Grand Sacramento
May 12 all-day

he 2020 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference marks the tenth conference we’ve held in California. During that time, we’ve covered several hundreds of stories in California health care, and convened leaders across the spectrum of care – from carriers and providers as well as local and state agencies. Through an intensive stakeholder process, one centered on the input from our Convening Panel, we’ll highlight the unique issues California faces and how stakeholders are improving care while reducing costs.

The State of Reform Health Policy Conference is focused on bridging the gap between health care policy and political reality. Too often, those with good ideas for reforming health care don’t have a solid understanding of how the legislative process works. Those who understand politics don’t always comprehend the intricacies of the health care system.

State of Reform pulls together practitioners, thought leaders, and policy makers – each working to improve our health care system in their own way – into a unified conversation in a single place.

With over 400 C-suite executives and policy-makers in attendance, State of Reform is among the largest gatherings of senior health policy makers and health care executives in Northern California.

Join the conversation with other health care executives and help shape reform May 12, 2020.

Other Continuing Education Resources:

For Vaccine information see: Pregnancy & Vaccinations, Weaving a Safety Net (training video in partnership with UC San Diego and CDPH) and the PPT presentation for this training; Recommended websites for science-based vaccine information; Flu Shot Facts in English and Spanish.

For Breastfeeding Education Events throughout California, see California Breastfeeding Coalition’s Events Calendar

Pre-Recorded and Live Webinars: UC Davis Human Lactation Center

Culturally Proficient Professional, Reflective Supervision, and other Strengthening Families Training: Strategies 2.0

Lactation Conferences & Courses: Berkeley. Evergreen Perinatal Education

Lactation Educator Counselor & other courses: UC San Diego Extension

Racial Equity Webinar Series: US Breastfeeding Committee