Lamaze International has been developing a collaborative planning process called “Lamaze Ahead” to shape the future of our organization. We are using feedback from our broader community and the volunteer leaders of Lamaze councils and committees to inform this new process and to ensure it's reflective of our diverse, global community we are looking to serve. Lamaze Ahead will help us further our mission to advance safe and healthy pregnancy, birth and early parenting through evidence-based education and advocacy.
The following informational graphic was created to help our community visualize this planning process.
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The Lamaze Ahead approach is comprised of four key elements:
- Future Factors: Factors that could impact Lamaze and childbirth education over the next five years
- Critical Questions: Questions that will bring our vision for the future of Lamaze into focus
- Directional Goals: Goals that will allow us to set a direction and path forward as an organization
- Annual Imperatives: Plans to help Lamaze reach its directional goals
We used these key elements to then develop our 2022 annual imperatives (i.e., action items) to further the following directional goals for Lamaze International:
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Examine, define, establish, and commit to goals and measures.
Generate and promote evidence demonstrating that Lamaze education improves birth outcomes.
Leadership and Governance
Adopt and curate best practices for Lamaze leadership development and succession.
Evolve to a more diversified revenue model that reduces future risk and enables future mission impact.
As we continue to utilize this process to shape our organization’s future, we are committed to sharing Lamaze Ahead major milestones and opportunities for community feedback. Every step forward is made with our mission and future in mind. Thank you for your contributions!