Agenda (Two Day Training)
Training: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Lunch: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
This training will provide an overview of the Competent Professional Authority (CPA) role in performing WIC services including risk assessment, food package assignment, nutrition and breastfeeding education, and referrals. It will help the participant to apply WIC policy, based on federal regulations, to CPA functions. The participant will gain skills in client centered services to better serve the clients in their programs and to function as WIC team members.
This training is consistent with Accreditation Management Evaluation (ACME) standards.
Training Capacity: 18 participants
Training Frequency: 4 per year
Past Dates & Locations
March 20-21, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bay City – Riverfront
One Wenonah Park Place
Bay City, Michigan, 48708
November 7-8, 2018
Four Points by Sheraton Kalamazoo
3600 E Cork St Ct
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
August 14-15, 2018
Holiday Inn Muskegon
939 3rd St
Muskegon, MI 49440
July 24-25, 2018
Marriott Auburn Hills
3600 Centerpoint Pkwy
Pontiac, MI 48341
- Properly screen and assess the WIC client and assign appropriate nutrition risk factors.
- Determine appropriate food packages pertaining to clients’ risks and needs while maintaining compliance with regulations and policy.
- Properly assign and change a client’s food package in the electronic record.
- Describe how to properly screen and assess the client’s nutritional status and health concerns and assign appropriate risk factors.
- Develop Nutrition Education Plans incorporating clients’ concerns, needs and goals.
- Describe how to incorporate client-centered and critical thinking skills in nutrition assessment, education and documentation.
- Identify appropriate referrals with the community to meet client’s needs.
- Demonstrate proper food package assignments pertaining to client’s risks and preferences, while maintaining compliance with federal regulations and policy.
- Demonstrate how to properly process common food packages changes and manage benefits.
- Describe the key education points for client food redemption of authorized foods and utilization of benefits.
- Identify ways to support breastfeeding through assessment of the breastfeeding dyad and make appropriate, timely referrals.
- Nancy Erickson, MS, RD, CLE
- Heather Kahn, MS, RD
- CPA (Required within 1 year)
- RD/RDN (Required within 1 year)
- Coordinator (Required within 1 year)
- NE Coordinator (Required within 1 year)
- MI-WIC All Clinic Staff Training
- MI-WIC CPA Training
- MI-WIC One Year Certification and the Child Evaluation Appointment
The full policy is available for you to read during the registration process under "Terms and Conditions" prior to submitting your registration.
Please Note: Due to flu season, we ask that if you experience any symptoms related to the flu, please stay home and do not attend the event. Contact MPHI either by phone or email if you will not be attending. To learn more about the flu and what you can do, please visit www.flu.gov or call (800) 232-4636.