North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities

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  or CD Casts/Audio Conferences

Contact: Vickie Brabandt

Minot State University/NDCPD 500 University Avenue West, Box 36 Minot, ND 58707 1-800-233-1737



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.



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



JoLynn Anderson-Lacis

Heather Dutenhafer

Karen Horan

Dixie Larson

Pam Mack

Kim Mathwich

Blake Peterson

Ruth Soderstrom

Christina Tosseth

Cody Wagner


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


Brochure (pdf)


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,
  Denver, CO

• 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
  Specialist, Georgia

• 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).


Contact Information:

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.


Vickie Brabandt

Minot State University/NDCPD

500 University Avenue West, Box 36

Minot, ND 58707



NDCPD   Memorial Hall   500 University Ave West   Minot, ND 58707   1-800-233-1737



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