Live Webinars

WIC uses interactive, participant-centered webinars to enhance your learning experience. Our webinars feature presentations from expert health and social service consultants and provide top-of-the-line learning opportunities that transcend distance. The webinar technology includes fully integrated audio and streaming options, which makes it easy for you to join the webinar and contribute, regardless of technical capabilities.

Registration Process:

Per the instruction of central office we will now have a new webinar process for registering and receiving certificates. As we know many agencies have multiple staff members view a live webinar together on the same computer. To accommodate this and allow each person to get a certificate, we’ve created the following registration plan:

  1. Each staff member intending to view the webinar must register individually through GoToWebinar. 
    1. (please be sure to carefully enter your e-mail address when registering, as that is the address that the link to join the webinar will be sent to)
  2. Staff can view the webinar as a group on the same computer or individually on their own device.
  3. Following the live webinar CAI will send an e-mail to every person who registered through GoToWebinar, with a link to the evaluations and certificates.
  4. Each staff who viewed the webinar will complete the evaluation, individually, then be taken to a screen to print their certificate.
    1. (please be sure to carefully enter your first and last name when printing your certificate)
  5. For staff who may have missed a live webinar, please note all webinars will be archived on our website under the On-Demand page, which can be found here 

1.) Our Team Needs Help: What is “my role”?

June 20, 2019  9:30-11:30AM

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Description: For an agency to provide high-quality participant centered services, each and every person on the team needs to contribute to this goal. However, in the day to day work, a variety of issues might emerge that get in the way of a strong team. It could include blurred roles and responsibilities, work styles, poor communication skills, struggles with change and much more. This webinar is designed for each and every staff member in the WIC program to examine how they contribute to or sabotage the team.

Presenter: Michelle Gerka

Target Audience: All WIC Staff, VMA Staff

Continuing Education: 2 CPEUs, 2 CEUs

As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Define the characteristics of an effective team
• List the barriers and challenges to team work
• Examine individual work styles as they relate to the team
• Utilize strong communication skills to provide feedback to colleagues when issues emerge
• List strategies each staff member should utilize to strengthen the team

2.) Federal Updates from the National WIC Association
June 27, 2019 2:00-4:00PM

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Description: The National WIC Association’s public policy team will provide updates on critical legislative and regulatory issues that will impact the WIC program. The webinar will address WIC funding, opportunities to expand or improve the program, and new policy challenges that affect the ability of WIC families to access services.

Presenter: Brian Dittmeier, Esq., Senior Public Policy Counsel

Target Audience: All WIC Staff, VMA Staff

Continuing Education: 2 CPEUs, 2 CEUs 

As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Explain the immediate status of WIC funding and longer-term trends that impact WIC funding
• Assess pending legislative proposals that could affect WIC’s statute/regulations, including through the Child Nutrition Reauthorization process
• Apply current immigration updates to participant conversations
• Evaluate opportunities to engage in the Dietary Guidelines and food package review processes
• Express how challenges to other programs like SNAP, Medicaid, and school meals affects WIC families


*We record all of our webinars, so if you are unable attend or who wish to view it again, you can stream the recording directly from our website. Visit our On Demand Webinar Library to view our selection of on demand webinars. On-Demand webinars can be found here.