June 10, 2015
Customizing Your Lamaze International Directory Profile - A Quick and Easy How To Guide
By: Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD/BDT(DONA), CLE | 0 Comments
On Monday, I shared the news that Lamaze International has just released a new mobile app "Pregnancy to Parenting" that families can download from the Google Play or Apple App store for their smart phones. With this app, they can receive valuable tips and tools, and useful evidence based information that will take them from pregnancy, through labor and birth, and well into the first weeks of parenting. Families can also search for a local Lamaze class in order to receive the gold standard in childbirth education. You can get all the details on the mobile app by reviewing the blog post "Lamaze International Launches Free Pregnancy to Parenting Mobile App to Support Families" and then clicking over to the mobile app information page on our website where you can find a mobile app resource kit for your use.
As more and more families continue to download and access the app, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators can expect that more families will utilize the "find a local class" feature and contact you to register for your Lamaze childbirth program. You will want to be sure that your profile information is current and up to date on the Lamaze International website.
When you set up your profile, there is some information that is required and other information that is optional. Additionally, you can set the parameters for the information that parents see when searching the Lamaze directory. The more information that you complete, the more information will display in your directory listing. Today on Science & Sensibility, I will walk you through the steps on how to control what is listed and visible in the "find a local class" feature and the overall directory.
Modifying your Lamaze International directory profile
1. Log in to your lamazeinternational.org account by using this link.
2. Select edit profile on the right.
3. Please note that the following profile fields are optional:
- Job Title
- Personal Website
- Languages you teach
A full profile in the directory will look like this:
4. If you fill out the Languages you teach and add a picture to your profile, they will appear when hovering over the "i" (information) box.
5. You can add your picture by clicking on the 'My Picture' link on the right side bar of your profile page, and uploading an image.
6. When editing your profile, you can also use the following checkboxes to control certain aspects of your directory listing:
- You can exclude yourself from the directory entirely by checking either the 'Exclude from LCCE Directory' or 'Not Currently Teaching'checkboxes.
- You can hide your street address from the directory by checking the 'Hide Street Address from LCCE Directory' checkbox.
Here is an example of a directory listing with the street address "hidden."
Consider how you would like your profile to appear in the Lamaze Directory and in the "find a local class" feature on the parents' Lamaze.org website, the professional LamazeInternational.org website or in the "Pregnancy to Parenting" mobile app. Go ahead and make any changes using the directions above and save by selecting "hit ok" at the bottom left of the webpage. When the database is refreshed, your information should appear as you have selected. Check it out for yourself. Should you have any questions about these instructions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org with "directory assistance" in the subject line and your email will be directed to a staff member who will be happy to help. Alternately, you can contact the Lamaze office by phone at 202-367-1128 or Toll-free: 800-368-4404.
With the new mobile app roll-out, now is a great time to verify that your directory information is:
- accurate, and
- as you wish it to appear
Go ahead and take a few minutes to take care of this small detail and you will be helping families to be able to find and contact you for your Lamaze class offerings.
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