NDCPD Workshops & Conferences


Training Workshops
Developmental Disabilities

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.

Workshops & Conferences CD Casts/Audio Conferences
Vickie Brabandt
Minot State University/NDCPD 500 University Avenue West, Box 36 Minot, ND 58707 vickie.brabandt@minotstateu.edu 1-800-233-1737

Vickie Brabandt
Minot State University/NDCPD 500 University Avenue West Minot, ND 58707 vickie.brabandt@minotstateu.edu


Continuing Education: 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.


Hotel Reservations: 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.



Registration – two weeks prior



Train-the-Trainer in Therapeutic Responses Through Positive Behavior Supports(pdf)

Sites & Dates:

September 18 & 19, Country Inn and Suites, Fargo
September 30 & October 1 at HIT, Inc., Mandan


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 in the class must have completed Positive Behavior Supports and Legal Issues module exams and practica in the North Dakota Community Staff Training curriculum prior to attending the class. 


Registration: Contact Vickie (701-858-3047) or vickie.brabandt@minotstateu.edu before September 3. Participation is limited to 40 at each site.



*The workshop sites are barrier free. Please note on the registration form if any special accommodations are needed.


Vickie Brabandt
Minot State University/NDCPD
500 University Avenue West, Box 36
Minot, ND 58707