Interested in Shaping IBLCE’s Second Credential Pilot Programme?

Deadline to Apply Extended by Request to June 20, 2022

IBLCE’s mission is serving the global public interest by advancing professional practice in lactation consulting and support through credentialing. As announced previously, including in the IBLCE Strategic Plan 2021-2025, IBLCE is developing and piloting a lactation support credential.

IBLCE is seeking volunteers from around the world and from a variety of backgrounds (e.g., breastfeeding support counsellors, peer-to-peer counsellors, lactation researchers, childbirth education; healthcare workers) interested in lactation support and in joining the IBLCE Second Credential workgroup charged with the development of this pilot programme. Due to current events and the consequent time demands on lactation support professionals in some parts of the world, IBLCE has received requests to extend the deadline to apply for the Second Credential Workgroup, and therefore has extended the deadline to June 20, 2022.

As a member of this workgroup, there will be opportunities to:

  • work both individually and collaboratively as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to develop programme materials, programme policies, and develop assessment items;
  • contribute approximately 8 hours per month (depending upon precise volunteer role(s)) in online meetings or assignments in-between meetings; and,
  • commit to serve on the IBLCE Second Credential Pilot workgroup for a one-year term.

To apply please send your current curriculum vitae (C.V.), a letter of interest, and a writing sample together with a signed copy of the Conflict of Interest Form to international@iblce.org by June 20, 2022.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience working with breastfeeding families in a lactation support role
  • Experience with peer-reviewed or collaborative work
  • Strong written communication skills including experience in developing manuals, policies, presentations, programme development, etc.
  • Fluent in English

Preferrable Qualifications

  • Experience in public speaking and presenting at conferences or similar events