As a Lactation Friendly Workplace Advocate, you will support businesses through the process of obtaining Lactation Friendly Workplace Recognition. This page provides training and tools to support you in this role.
As a Lactation Friendly Workplace Advocate, you:
You will also have the option to join an Advocate Contact List, to be connected with businesses that request support from the coalition.
While anyone who is interested can complete the advocate training, some individuals may work in a role where this can be easily integrated.
To become an advocate, you must be 18 years of age or older and have experience with or an interest in working in breastfeeding advocacy.
To begin the process of becoming an advocate, you will need to complete a training module and review relevant information and materials online. You will then be able to begin volunteering your time as an advocate.
You can also add your name to the contact list maintained by COBFC, if you would like to be connected with businesses who may request assistance.
These steps are intended for those with experience or interest working in breastfeeding support and advocacy. Responsibilities include recruiting and connecting with workplaces, and serving as the primary point of contact when employers have questions or need assistance as they work through the Lactation Friendly Workplace recognition process.
Use the Recruitment Letter Template to recruit existing connections or outreach to businesses.
This form reviews recognition program requirements. It may be utilized to set expectations for the process and establish a timeline for completion of work. A signature is not required, but may be utilized to obtain a more formal commitment between Advocates and Workplaces.
Continue to utilize the Advocate Tracking Form from the Foundations Step to guide each meeting and ensure all recognition program steps are completed. Resources you can use are:
Continue supporting additional workplaces in achieving Lactation Friendly Workplace Recognition.
Join the COBFC Advocate Contact List if you would like to be connected with other interested businesses who may request assistance.