As a part of the Statewide Developmental Disabilities Staff Training Program, The North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities has organized teleconferences, workshops, and conferences described in this brochure to meet training needs of the direct service staff, managerial and supervisory staff, individuals with disabilities, and their families.
Pre-registration should be completed two weeks prior to the workshop. If space is available when the workshop begins, those who did not pre-register will be allowed to enroll.
Checks should be made payable to Minot State University.
Contact: Vickie Brabandt
Minot State University/NDCPD 500 University Avenue West, Box 36 Minot, ND 58707 firstname.lastname@example.org 1-800-233-1737
Complimentary Social Work CEUs are available for workshops that meet the ND Board of Social Work Examiners criteria for continuing education. All workshops offer Minot State University CEUs based on the number of contact hours. The recording fee for MSU CEUs is $20.00.
Some hotel room blocks are held only until one month prior to the event. At that time, rooms are released to the general public and the hotel may not honor the state rate or hold a room for participants in MSU scheduled events. Please make your reservations early and ask for the MSU room block. In most cases, the name of the workshop will help the reservation clerk find the appropriate room block.
Dates & Location
March 7 & 8, 2017 in Mandan - HIT, Inc.
The registration deadline is February 23, 2017
(Late registration will be accepted if space permits)
Abstract: This two-day workshop is designed as a Train-the-Trainer course to certify
instructors for Therapeutic Responses through Positive Behavior Support. The first day of the presentation will be taught in the same format that instructors will teach staff in their agency. The second day will include supplemental information for instructors, time to practice teaching, and assessment of content and physical intervention techniques.
Who Should Attend? Participants may include staff who previously taught Therapeutic
Intervention or who are new to this role. Participants should be skilled in implementing positive behavior supports, have experience working with individuals with challenging behavior, possess a good understanding of behavior support plans, and know their agency’s policies and
procedures on restrictive measures, crisis response, and abuse and neglect.
Prerequisites: Participants from DD Provider agencies are required to complete Positive
Behavior Supports and Legal Issues module ex-ams and practica prior to attending the class.
Participants from other education and human service sectors are required to know the legal issues related to behavioral supports, abuse and neglect, and the use of physical intervention techniques in their setting. They should also read the Positive Behavior Supports training module which will be mailed electronically upon registration.
Schedule: Both days are required for certification.
Day 1: 8:30-12:00 noon and 1:00pm—4:30pm
Day 2: 8:30-12:00 noon and 1:00pm—4:30pm
Fee: $285 per person (This fee includes the mate-rials (videos, instructors’ manual, student work-book, and assessments).
CEUs: This workshop qualifies for 12 ND Social Work contact hours (no charge) and 12 ND Board of Nursing contact hours (no charge). MSU CEUs are pending approval ($20 recording fee).
31st Annual ND Association of Community Providers (NDACP) Conference
Creating Inclusive Communities
Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center - Bismarck, ND
April 26-28, 2017
This statewide conference offers an opportunity
to share your ideas, skills, programs, and
knowledge with hundreds of people from North
Dakota and surrounding states
Keynote and Featured Speakers include:
• Kit Welchlin, Keynote Speaker,
Business Owner, Public Speaker, Edina, MN
• Dennis McGuire, Consultant,
Global Down Syndrome Foundation,
• Katherine McLaughlin, Speaker,
Consultant, Co-Author, Westmoreland, NH
• Holly Hoffman, Speaker, Author,
Season 21 “Survivor Nicaragua”, Eureka, SD
• Debra McLean, Speaker, Consultant,
Washington Initiative on Supported
Employment, Seattle, Washington
• Kathy Tuckey, Speaker, “Positive Approach
to Care” trainer, Dementia Training
• Michael Smull, Speaker, Chair of “The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices”, Annapolis, MD
• Dionne Spooner, Director-Assistant Professor of Social Work, Speaker, Minot State University, Minot ND
Conference Participants Include:
Direct Support and other Human Service Professionals, CEOs, Program Directors, Case Managers, Nurses, Social Workers, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, Recreation Program Providers, Teachers, Family Members, Consumers, Advocates, agency and independent Qualified Service Providers (QSPs).
Kim Mathwich, Conference Director
Ph. (701)858-4174 (800) 233-1737 FAX: 701-858-3483
Hotel Information: Call the Ramkota at (701) 258-7700 and ask for the NDACP room block. The conference rate will apply until March 24, 2017, however the block may fill before that date.
*The workshop sites are barrier free. Please note on the registration form if any special accommodations are needed.
Minot State University/NDCPD
500 University Avenue West, Box 36
Minot, ND 58707