October 9-11, 2019 – Holiday Inn – St. Cloud
Schedule of Events
Wednesday, October 9
2:30–5:30 p.m. Registration Open
3:30–5:30 p.m. Ask the Experts Panel Facilitated by Pamela Hayle, Panel Members: Cat Selman, Vanessa Emm, Theresa Thorland, and Julie Reginek
5:30–7:30 p.m. Vendor Exhibit Opening / Lucky Buck Auction / Poster Board Session / Appetizer Buffet / Cash Bar Poolside
Thursday, October 10
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: Are we Having Fun Yet? presented by Bruce Christopher
10:00–10:20 a.m. Beverage Break Poolside
10:20–12:20 p.m. Bambi vs Godzilla: Dealing with Difficult People presented by Bruce Christopher
10:20-12:20 p.m. Elder Bullying: What Should We Do? presented by Cat Selman
10:20-12:20 p.m. Customer Service The Activity Way presented by Vanessa Emm
12:20-1:45 p.m. Lunch and Annual Meeting
2:00-4:30 p.m. CMS Phase 3 Requirements: Competencies for Activities presented by Cat Selman
2:00-4:30 p.m. Resilience is in Your Own Hands: A holistic Approach presented by Barbara Schommer and Tami Briggs
2:00-4:30 p.m. Living Legacies presented by Vanessa Emm
6:00 p.m. Cash Bar
6:30–8:00 p.m. Banquet & Awards Ceremony
8:00 p.m. Entertainment, “A Touch of Magic” performed by Laverne and Lucy
Friday, October 11
7:15 a.m. Registration Open / Voting Open Poolside
7:15–8:20 a.m. Breakfast Atrium
Friday Morning Intensives 8:30-12:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – CMS Phase 3 Requirements Cultural Competencies presented by Cat Selman
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Unleashing The Power Your Full Voice – Part 1 Who Are You going to Be While Yo do What You do? Five Simple and Powerful Ways to Sustain Energy and Humanity in the Midst of Chaos – Part 2 presented by Barbara McAfee
10:00 – 10:20 a.m. Beverage Break
12:30 p.m. Closing Comments & Announcements
Handouts / Materials
Session handouts will be available at mnswap.org to download and print after September 27, 2019. Handouts will not be available at the conference.
- Full Conference Fee $220.00
- 1-Day Fee $130.00 (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 10 different sessions ranging from 1 to 4 hours.
If you attend all session times you will receive 11 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.
Thursday Opening Keynote “Are We Having Fun Yet?”
Psychologist and humorist, Bruce Christopher is America’s foremost “Enter-Trainer” today. He has earned this distinction because of his high-energy style and humorous presentation of his material. His mission “Laugh till you cry… Learn “till you change!”
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.
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 a musical variety program entitled “A Touch of Magic” by Laverne and Lucy.
To receive the MNSWAP conference rate your reservation must be received by Tuesday September 10. Make hotel reservations directly with the Holiday Inn, St. Cloud and mention you want the MNSWAP rate.
1 Queen or 2 Dbl. Beds $91.00
Poolside Kids Zone $91.00
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 September 30, 2019.
Requests can be made by email, or fax service only. Send formal requests with all pertinent information to Pam.Hayle@cassialife.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 MNSWAP–see hotel information above
- All payments are 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
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