National WIC Association


We provide valuable educational content for all levels of WIC staff through professional development courses, webinars, and training resources.

Leadership Academy

The NWA Leadership Academy is a customized program designed to

  1. assist WIC organizations in developing leadership skills and attributes for selected new leaders, and
  2. update the skills of current leaders.

Additionally, the NWA Leadership Academy will enable WIC organizations to clarify, communicate and execute their vision, mission, goals and strategic initiatives.

WIC personnel completing the NWA Leadership Academy will possess the leadership skills and attributes necessary to

  • think and act strategically,
  • exhibit critical-thinking skills, and
  • manage results-oriented teams.

Cohort 9 will begin in March 2019. Registration will open in January. Please email if you would like to be informed when registration is open.


We invite our members to explore our various WIC-related webinars through our Online Community. To access the online community, log-in to your account and click "Go To The Online Community".

We offer webinars most Thursdays at 3:00pm ET (unless otherwise noted) and they last one hour. See below for a schedule of upcoming webinars. Webinar archives are available to NWA members only. If you are a member, please log-in to your NWA account on > go to “My Account” > “Go to Online Community” > “Webinar Archives,” which be located on the left menu bar.

CEUs are available for most webinars.

NWA Webinars

  • National Recruitment and Retention Campaign- What's New in 2019 webinar on January 24th, at 3:00 pm ET. The National Recruitment and Retention campaign will begin in full swing in 2019. The NWA team and Meredith Custom Solutions team will present on the elements of the 2019 campaign and answer questions about the campaign elements.

  • Time to Care: Helping Families Access Paid Leave and Paid Sick Days webinar on January 31st, at 3:00 pm ET. At some point everyone will need time away from work to care for their own or their loved ones, yet nearly nine in ten working people in the U.S. don't have employer-provided paid family leave for longer-term care, and nearly one-third cannot even earn a single paid sick day for short-term illness. But local and state governments are taking action: six states and D.C. have passed paid family leave programs, and ten states and dozens of other jurisdictions have passed paid sick days protections. This webinar will provide an introduction to these paid leave and paid sick days policies and the difference they make for low-income families, and previews state and federal progress that may be on the horizon. This webinar is done in conjunction with the National Partnership for Women & Families.

To attend these NWA webinars, you must register in advance. The links below take you directly to registration. Upon completing your registration, you will receive a confirmation email. If you don't see that email, please check your spam/junk mail folder. We strongly recommend you add to your email safe senders list to be sure you get your confirmation and other important emails about the webinar.

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