Event date: 4/24/2020 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Export event
NASWMN Chapter
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Spring Workshop Day

NASW-MN's Spring Workshop Day Friday, April 24, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  




Connect with social work colleagues across practice areas and refresh your practice!


NASW-MN has put together an array of incredible workshops on a wide range of topics most requested by social workers in MN. Our Workshop Day will permit you to attend your choice of half-day workshops on the topics most interesting or relevant to your practice and passion. Whether you're in clinical practice or a macro practitioner, new to social work or a seasoned professional, supervising or in supervised practice, there are workshops for you! 



Attend a workshop in the Morning or the Afternoon, or attend the full day - it's your choice!



Scroll down for workshops, presenter information, and pricing.


Any workshop marked "Clinical" will include a post-test.




Morning Workshop Choices - 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (3 CEUs)


Plugging In to the Unplugged: The Role of Animals and Nature for Social Work Practitioners and Clients (Clinical or Generalist CEUs)

Presenter: Tanya Bailey, MSW, LICSW, Ph.D Candidate

Animals and nature are gaining recognition in the mental health field because these modalities use hands-on and experiential activities to teach concepts such as empowerment, cooperation, communication, and diversity, and encourage individual growth and development. Come and learn more about how animals and nature can enhance your work.



Elder Justice and the State of the Field: Opportunities for Prevention and Response (Clinical or Generalist CEUs)

Presenter: Marit Anne Peterson, JD

This session will explore elder justice themes: abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. We’ll discuss screening tools, risk factors such as housing insecurity, and protective tools built into our decision-making infrastructure. Come learn about developments in the elder justice field, and share your perspective on effective early intervention and prevention.



What’s Your Ethical Perspective? (Clinical or Ethics CEUs)

Presenter: Frances (Fran) E. Lyon-Dugin, Ph.D

Ever wonder why you and your peers or clients see an ethical situation in a completely different way? Join us as we raise the awareness of our own ethical perspectives and how they differ from those of others. Work with real examples to resolve ethical dilemmas that arise in your practice. Leaders and organizations will gain a greater understanding of others’ viewpoints and values.




Afternoon Workshop Choices - 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (3 CEUs)


Educative Supervision: How to Support Staff Learning (Supervision or Generalist CEUs)

Presenter: John Lukach, LGSW

As a supervisor, you have advanced-level practice knowledge. It is important for you to be able to disseminate this knowledge in a way that is effective. In this workshop, you will gain an understanding of adult learning principles and learn best practices for training delivery to maximize the comprehension and retention of information. 



Purple State Social Work: Best Practices for Sustainable Advocacy and Engagement in Turbulent Political Times (Clinical or Generalist CEUs)

Presenter: Katharine Hill, MPP, MSW, Ph.D

How can we, as social workers support our clients and ourselves in healthy, ethically rooted political engagement in our current stressful political environment? This workshop will use an empowerment and engagement framework to assist social workers in finding a path to healthy political engagement for themselves, their clients, and their organizations.



Integrating the “Work of Aging” into Your Life and Practice (Clinical or Generalist CEUs) Presenter: Sarah Brown, RN, LNHA, BS

How intentionally do we account for the realities that come with aging – for ourselves and those we serve? “Work of Aging” (WOA) describes conversations or actions that support one in reaching wisdom in matters of living and dying, beginning when people start to confront their own mortality. This experiential session will cover WOA’s seven domains, and help us integrate them purposefully in our practice and our own lives.





About the Presenters



Tanya Bailey, MSW, LICSW, Ph.D Candidate

Tanya brings over 25 years’ of experience developing and providing Animal-Assisted Interactions (AAI), has developed and taught several graduate courses in AAI at UMN, and in 2013, developed UMN’s Pet Away Worry and Stress (PAWS) program, the first university-based AAI program that operates four days a week throughout the academic year. Tanya currently works with her registered therapy chickens and has extensive experience with multiple species including dogs and horses. She is completing her PhD at UMN’s School of Social Work with a focus on how AAI programs offer an opportunity for college students to develop a sense of belonging, a key component to overall well-being.



Sarah Brown, RN, LNHA, BS

Sarah Brown is both a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and Registered Nurse.  She has served in a variety of health care roles in the long term, transitional care, and clinic settings. Her passion has always been in serving those in need and continuous improvement to better healthcare outcomes.  As Executive Director, Sarah oversees the development and deployment of Empira’s quality improvement programs, as well as the ongoing pursuit of applied evidence-based research. She presents Empira’s work at state and national conferences. With broad experience in healthcare and performance improvement, Sarah has held a variety of roles and knows senior care from the inside out. She has worked in direct patient care, leadership, education, and consulting in a variety of settings, including long-term care, transitional care, clinics, large health systems, and partnerships. 



Katharine Hill, MPP, MSW, Ph.D

Katharine Hill, MPP, MSW, Ph.D, is a national thought-leader on Voting as Social Work and is committed to educating social workers - and others - to become leaders, advocates, and change agents in their communities. Dr. Hill is an Associate Professor at the Morrison Family College of Health, University of St. Thomas.



John Lukach, LGSW

John is the founder of Standard Four, a learning solutions company that exclusively serves human service agencies. He is also a curriculum coordinator for the MN Child Welfare Training Academy. His experience includes various roles in training as well as direct social work practice as a foster care licensor and adoption recruiter. 



Frances (Fran) E. Lyon-Dugin, Ph.D

Dr. Lyon-Dugin has an extensive career made up of experience in both for-profit and non-profit organizations, holding executive and senior leader roles in operations, business process, IT, and fund development. She is a professor in the Augsburg University MBA program, a consultant with Ethical Leaders in Action, and holds a BS in Education from Iowa State University, an MBA from Marquette University, and a Ph.D from Tilburg University in The Netherlands.  



Marit Peterson, JD

Marit Peterson is the Program Director for the Minnesota Elder Justice Center.  Prior to joining the Elder Justice Center, Marit practiced estate planning and elder law with a Minneapolis metro-area law firm. Marit currently chairs the governing council of the Minnesota State Bar Association's Elder Law section, and is an adjunct faculty member at Augsburg University in the Philosophy Department, where she teaches ethics and bioethics in the adult undergraduate program. She has served on the Minnesota Olmstead Specialty Committee for the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect; and serves on the steering committee for Minnesota’s Working Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship Stakeholders.














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Optional $12 lunch available; includes sandwich choice, chips, cookie, and beverage. Make your selection during Registration process.


Call the NASW-MN Office at 651-293-1935 or e-mail admin.naswmn@socialworkers.org with any questions




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