October 10-12, 2018 – Holiday Inn St. Cloud
Schedule of Events
Wednesday, October 10
2:30–5:30 p.m. Registration Open
3:30–5:30 p.m. Meaningful Life and Engagement/Enriching Connections Through Non-Pharmacological Approaches presented by Theresa Thorland
3:30–5:30 p.m. Exercise as an Elixir presented by Nikki Carrion
5:30–7:30 p.m. Vendor Exhibit Opening / Lucky Buck Auction / Poster Board Session / Appetizer Buffet / Cash Bar Poolside
Thursday, October 11
7:30 a.m. Registration Open / Exhibits Open Poolside
7:15–8:30 a.m. Breakfast Atrium
8:45–10:00 a.m. Conference Welcome and Opening Keynote: Silent Impact presented by Joe Schmit
10:00–10:20 a.m. Beverage Break Poolside
10:20–12:20 p.m. The Nine Behaviors of Leading With Courage Part 1 presented by Lee Eisenstaedt
10:20-12:20 p.m. Connections and Impact Equal Significance presented by Joe Schmit
10:20-12:20 p.m. De-escalation Strategies for the Activity Professional and the Behavioral Health Resident Part 1 presented by Anthony Vicari
12:20-1:45 p.m. Lunch and Annual Meeting
2:00-4:30 p.m. The Nine Behaviors of Leading with Courage Part 2 presented by Lee Eisenstaedt
2:00-4:30 p.m. Evidence Based Functional Fitness Assessment Practices presented by Nikki Carrion
2:00-4:30 p.m. De-Escalation Strategies for the Activity Professional and the Behavioral Health Resident Part 2 presented by Anthony Vicari
6:00 p.m. Cash Bar
6:30–8:00 p.m. Banquet & Awards Ceremony
8:00 p.m. Musical Entertainment by Tim Eggebraaten
Friday, October 12
7:15 a.m. Registration Open / Exhibits Open Poolside
7:15–8:30 a.m. Breakfast Atrium
8:15-9:45 a.m. Choosing Your Attitude to Find Your Rhythm of Life presented by Tim Eggebraaten
9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Beverage Break
10:00–12:30 p.m. Creating and Maintaining A+ Quality Teams presented by Anthony Vicari
10:00–12:30p.m. Regulatory Update: Documenting for Compliance presented by Dawn Worsley
10:00–12:30 p.m. Building Effective Wellness and Community Life Programs for Individuals with Dementia presented by Theresa Thorland
12:30 p.m. Closing Comments & Announcements
Handouts / Materials
Session handouts will be available at mnswap.org to download and print after September 29, 2018. Handouts will not be available at the conference.
- Full Conference Fee $210.00
- 1-Day Fee $125.00 (Thursday or Friday)
MNSWAP is unable to invoice organizations. We are now accepting online payments through PayPal.
ScROLL DOWN….. ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM IS BELOW.
The conference includes 13 different sessions ranging from 1 to 2.5 hours.
If you attend all session times you will receive 11.5 CEU’s total. Sessions have been designed to meet the needs of individuals working in all types of senior care services and communities. All sessions have been submitted for pre-approval from both NCCAP and the University of Tennessee professional development department. The content and objectives of each session also meet the requirements for Therapeutic Recreation Specialists, transcript applications from the University of Tennessee will be available for an additional $25.00 fee.
MNSWAP is excited to bring back the poster session exhibit of what you do best in your activity program to the conference. At the Wednesday night grand opening/vendor exhibit participants will have the opportunity to learn and share fun and exciting activity ideas. Do you have a unique program or event? Why not share what you do best during the poster session. Details on how to participate will be available on the MNSWAP website. www.mnswap.org
“Share What You Do Best” Poster Session Information: Click here for MNSWAP Poster Session Information and Registration
A great way to kick-off our conference, the opening of the exhibit area with a appetizer buffet, beverages and a cash bar. There will be drawings for door prizes, plus a grand prize finale not too be missed! The Lucky Buck Auction which has now become an annual event, will also be happening at this time. This is also a great time to visit the Poster Board displays and see all the great ideas. The grand opening event will take place pool side from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Whether in front of the camera or on the stage at professional conferences Joe Schmit delivers memorable and impactful presentations. A winner of 18 Emmys from the National Television Academy, Joe has interviewed more than ten thousand athletes and covered every major sporting event from the Super Bowl to the World Series. Joe will open the conference with his keynote presentation “Silent Impact” This high energy, high presentation teaches you the profound power of your influence and how to become an “Impact Player” in your workplace. Joe has been telling stories on television for over 3 decades but until you hear him in person you have not seen his magic. He will inspire, entertain and leave a positive impact on any audience.
The Thursday evening banquet includes our annual awards ceremony, election speeches and reflections on the past MN SWAP year. Following dinner and the awards ceremony please join us for musical program entitled Finding Your Rhythm of Life, by Tim Eggebraaten. Tim will also be our opening keynote on Friday morning as he shares life lessons he learned as a Police chief and First Responder.
Tim Eggebraaten presents a riveting and emotional story of how transforming from Chief of Police to professional speaker and entertainer has provided the spiritual and emotional health he has always been seeking to fulfill his life journey. Tim will talk and sing about keeping harmony in our lives and finding balance so that we can truly be successful in all aspects of our lives.
To receive the MNSWAP conference rate your reservation must be received by Monday September 11. Make hotel reservations directly with the Holiday Inn, St. Cloud and mention you want the MN SWAP rate.
1 Queen or 2 Dbl. Beds $91.00
Poolside Kids Zone $91.00
2 Room Suite $110.00
Plus 12.375% tax
Mail, Phone or Fax your reservations directly to the:
Holiday Inn St. Cloud, 75 37th Ave South
St. Cloud, MN 56301
The Holiday Inn St. Cloud is easy to find coming from any direction. It is located at the intersection of Highway 15 and 23, just off Interstate 94
- Full conference – All meals, all days included
- Thursday Only – Lunch only on Thursday
- Friday Only – No meals provided
Extra or Guest Meal TicketS will be available to purchase on site
- $16 – Wednesday Social
- $12 – Thursday Breakfast
- $18 – Thursday Lunch
- $30 – Thursday Banquet
- $12 – Friday Breakfast
Refunds: Partial refunds will be given in emergency situations only.
Notification of refund requests must be made before October 1, 2018.
Requests can be made by email, or fax service only. Send formal requests with all pertinent information to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by FAX to 612-333-7323. (Attention Pam Hayle)
Approved Refunds Amounts:
- Full conference – $80.00 refund
- 1-day conference – $50.00 refund
- Please do not send hotel payment to Mn SWAP–see hotel info.
- Payment MUST accompany registration, please do not send separately, we do NOT invoice facilities for the registration fees.
- All payments must now be made online through Paypal- follow the link under the registration form below.
Please read before registering….
Before beginning registration, please note that MNSWAP is unable to invoice organizations or take checks. We are now accepting online payments through PayPal or credit/debit card.
- Please have your credit/debit card ready for conference payment
- Paypal will allow you to sign into an existing Paypal account. If you do not have a Paypal account, choose pay with a credit/debit card option
- If using Paypal, please ensure your address entered into Paypal matches your billing address on your credit or debit card
- Upon selecting the button Proceed to Paypal, there may be a delay in Paypal opening in a new window to finish registration- be patient!
- Be sure to print your receipt for your records