Helping Mothers Become La Leche League Leaders
The Leader Accreditation Department (LAD) helps mothers who are interested in leadership develop necessary skills and expand their understanding of breastfeeding management so that they will be well-prepared to answer a wide range of questions and concerns about breastfeeding.
As of 2010, the Alliance LAD consists of 60 LAD representatives: 37 Associate Coordinators of Leader Accreditation (ACLAs), 18 Coordinators of Leader Accreditation (CLAs -- one for each Area), four Regional Administrators of Leader Accreditation (RALAs) who provide support for the CLAs and ACLAs, and the Administrator of Leader Accreditation (ALA). Each Applicant is assigned a LAD representative who will work with her one-on-one to customize leadership preparation to best suit the Applicant’s learning style and level of help needed. The LAD maintains international criteria for accreditation, so that Leaders around the world are required to meet the same standards to apply and become accredited.
Materials and resources for leadership application: