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Region 6 MAPA Education and Meeting

September 25, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm


Different Strokes for Different Folks
9:30 am-11:30 pm

People are different from each other and no amount of getting after them is going to change them, nor is there any reason to change who they are. In the activity profession, we encounter and interact with many different people daily; residents, families, volunteers, staff and community. These people want different things. They have different motives, purposes, aims, values, drives and needs and these differences are good. This session looks at personalities that will help us gain an appreciation for those around us and how we can utilize these personalities to provide quality activity programming.

Session Objectives:

  1.  Identify factors that motivate people
  2. Identify how personalities contribute to balancing activity department staff
  3. Develop strategies for utilizing diverse personalities

Managing Time, Space and People in Activities
1:00 pm -3:00 pm

The secret to dealing with the future is to first define what we have to work with in the present. There’s so much information overload that organizational skills are vital in the success of activity and recreation programs. Minutes spent on planning and organizing can save hours of time spent relocating and reviewing later. For an organizational plan to be effective, it must be continually monitored. In this session, we will look at ways to effectively sort through the information overload and suggest ways to define the future.

Session Objectives:

  1. Assess personal organizational skills
  2. Identify areas for improvement in managing time, space, and people
  3. Identify ways to be effective and productive with time

Speaker Information

Julie Reginek, BS, MS, ACC, EDU, CADDCT

Julie Reginek is the instructor of the online Activity Director Associate’s program and national MEPAP activity certification courses at Ridgewater College.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation, a Master of Science degree in Instructional Design and eLearning from St. Cloud State University and has over 34 years of experience as an activity director, consultant and educator. In addition to being a Certified Dementia Practitioner, she is also a Certified Alzheimer’s’ Diseases and Dementia Care Trainer.

Julie received an Award of Excellence from the National Association of Activity Professionals (NAAP) Board of Trustees in 2018, Ridgewater College Pier-to-Pier Award in 2013, and the Minnesota Statewide Activity Professionals Award of Excellence Activity Professional of the Year for 1997.  Julie serves on the Minnesota Activity Association as the Communication and Website chair and the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals as the state contact and NAAP education liaison.

In addition to teaching, Julie is the Online Curriculum Specialist, D2L Campus Trainer, and Quality Matters Coordinator for Ridgewater College.


September 25, 2019
9:30 am - 3:00 pm


Jane Chagnon


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Lake Minnetonka Shores – Presbyterian Homes
4515 Shoreline Dr
Spring Park, MN 55384
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