Equity, diversity, and inclusion are foundational values embraced by ProDoula Certification, LLC. These are the tenets on which the organization relies on for cultivating programs that recognize, honor, and respect cultural and personal differences. As the leading edge doula certification organization for birth workers, ProDoula Certification, LLC holds itself, its owners, its employees, and its membership accountable to these values through our Standards of Professionalism.
ProDoula’s certification process includes a thorough exploration of cultural competency as it believes strongly in knowledge being the path to new and improved understanding. Ongoing education and immersion in conversations both publicly and within the training environment on inclusivity, implicit/explicit biases, diversity, and equity are a point of accountability by which ProDoula Certification, LLC holds itself.
As an organization trusted with the responsibility of providing education and holding certifications for our diverse global membership, each individual is accepted and treated equally and respectfully regardless of race, religion, education, gender, sexual orientation, or social/economic status. ProDoula Certification, LLC believes that the doula profession is a viable career choice for people of all backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations, cultures, and ethnicities. Through our people and our programs all members are encouraged, supported, and celebrated as they thrive and prosper as birth professionals.
Ongoing education, a mindfulness for when to listen and when to speak and act, as well as our ability to recognize when we are wrong, is what makes ProDoula Certification, LLC the leading edge certification organization for birth workers.