ICM Member Associations spoke, and we listened. Through its bi-annual member survey, MAs representing every ICM region called out the need for improved and accessible professional development opportunities. ICM responded by creating and launching the new ICM eLearning Platform, which is now available to all midwives, midwives’ associations, midwife educators, regulatory authorities and other ICM stakeholders. The free-to-access platform currently features five modules:
- Orientation to ICM
- Respectful Maternity Care
- Financial Strengthening of Midwives’ Associations
The eLearning Platform is a forever-evolving professional resource. ICM plans to work with partners, including its Members Associations and experts in digital learning to continually create new modules relevant and responsive to the evolving midwifery landscape.
“ICM firmly believes that by strengthening the skills of midwives and their associations, we can strengthen the midwifery profession and the health and prosperity of future generations,” said ICM Chief Executive, Dr. Sally Pairman, in speaking about the platform and professional midwives’ association needs.
For the past three weeks, ICM staff and Board Members, together with representatives from several midwives’ associations have tested the platform to ensure its readiness for use by all ICM stakeholders.
“ICM firmly believes that by strengthening the skills of midwives and their associations, we can strengthen the midwifery profession and the health and prosperity of future generations.”
We encourage our global midwife community to visit the platform and begin their e-learning journey today! Our goal is to ensure that learners have a seamless experience within the platform and that the content of the modules is relevant to their professional needs. Once you have created your free account, you will find information on how to submit feedback about your experience.