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. Our 2022 Pregnancy Help Institute will be July 25-29 in Columbus, OH.
We realize you've been to conferences before, but the Pregnancy Help Institute is different. Organized under three intensive tracks (New Director, Development, and Leadership), 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. (Looking for ultrasound training? Click here!)
(before June 17, 2022)
(June 18 - July 10, 2022)
(July 11, 2022 or later)
The New Director Track - for Directors with less than 3 years of experience
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.
Designed for Directors with less than 3 years’ experience leading a pregnancy help organization.
- Keys to a Healthy Organization
- Strategic Planning
- Board Governance
- Volunteer Recruitment, Retention, & Training
- Core Client Programs
- Development — Raising Friends and Funds
- Staff Growth & Development
- Energizing Tips to Maintain Focus
This year, for the first time ever, we're hosting a specialized housing cohort within the New Director Track. While maternity housing leaders have always been welcome in all tracks, this year, we're taking the opportunity to provide specific training with a housing perspective for those with less than three years of experience directing a maternity home.
The Development Track - for Fundraisers
I am new to this field and have come away feeling equipped to make suggestions and push back on old systems and events that are less effective. I am excited to foster relationships with our supporters and to see where these relationships take us.
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 will join Kirk Walden to provide a foundation and training that goes beyond elementary event planning.
Designed for those whose role includes donor development within a pregnancy help organization.
- Donor dynamics
- Giving strategies
- Revenue evaluation
- Relationship building with prospective funders
The Leadership Track - for Seasoned Leaders
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.
Created for seasoned leaders, the Leadership track contains concepts developed by Built to Lead, 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. Alumni are welcome to return for this track at any point for more training and refreshment!
Designed for seasoned leaders who want to invest in their ministry through leadership development.
- Personal Leadership Development
- Goal Setting
- Team Building
- Leadership Growth (Leading Leaders)
All Training Tracks will have prerequisite work that must be completed prior to attending the Pregnancy Help Institute. The list of prerequisites will be included in your registration confirmation
5 reasons you need to come to Pregnancy Help Institute
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.