What: Doula Workshop for your Doula Business (Weekend Intensive)
Where: Portland Mama Baby Center located at 5528 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR 97206 [map]
When: Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30th from 9am – 5pm (with an hour for lunch)
Your doula training is done and all the leads you got while working towards certification are gone or dwindling – now what? You have to very quickly get your practice up and running. Portland is a very competitive doula market. Learn how to set up your doula practice, get samples of forms that will save you hours of time, and pick up some tips and tools for being the most effective professional doula you can be and turn your calling into a career that you can sustain and grow in.
I’ve taken the Doula Business Workshops and condensed them and edited them down to fit into a weekend intensive. The dates for the next session are September 29th-30th, 2012 (9am-5pm with an hour for lunch for a total of 14 contact hours) at the Portland Mama Baby Center.
Doula Workshops for Your Doula Business Topics will include:
- How to set up your practice (a holistic view)
- Defining your target client
- Basic marketing materials
- Advertising vs. Marketing vs. Networking
- Social Media and Birth Work
- Creating a simple marketing plan that works
- Contacting companies for samples
- Client Forms
- Charting/Record Keeping
- Client educational materials
- Preparing for the consult, prenatals, and postpartum visits
- Being on call
- Managing difficult clients
- Boundaries and Self Care
- Doula Tricks and Tips
- Working with home birth midwives
Each participant will receive a binder with useful samples/resource lists/and examples, as well as typed notes covering each topic. . Lunch is not included, but Mezza is next door and offers a 10% discount to class participants. (YUM!) We will have snacks and drinks available to you.
There are 12 openings for this weekend intensive, so the time to register and reserve your spot is now. Doing this is very simple, just download the registration form, print it out, fill it in, include your $70.00 deposit, and return it via snail mail to the center or via email if you’re the techy kind. Once I have your deposit, I will forward some reading to you to get you started.
Cost: $140.00 [$70.00 deposit when registering is required, the remainder can be paid on or before September 29th, 2012]
To Register: Download this registration form, fill it out, and mail it to the above address with your deposit. Checks should be made payable to Portland MamaBaby Center or you can opt to pay by debit/credit card. If you would like to pay via PayPal, please email me (Kate) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make it easier.
For more information or to ask questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can always just submit your questions through our contact form.