2021 GATHERING AGENDA

Date/Time Presenter Title/Description
Day 1 Oct 27th
8:30-9:15 Claire Benway,
Betsy Gadbois,
Amy Hewitt
Welcome and Board Update, Appreciation over the next two days!
     
9:30-10:30 Tanya Richmond Mindfulness Meditation Spiritual Stillness: What it is like for our bodies to be under stress? We will discuss how to move our bodies into a more relaxed state by using on demand relaxation. Including techniques from Qigong and mindfulness practice We will practice some guided sitting relaxation and breathing exercises.
     
Session 1
10:45-11:45 Carrie Jakober Supporting families using Charting the LifeCourse: How Charting the LifeCourse can be used to support families and their children in thinking about and communicate short- and long-term goals in different settings including school, working with physicians and other providers.
  Betty DeWitt;
Joan Decker
Rights and Responsibilities--A Workbook to Start the Journey: Truly understanding and exercising your Rights and Responsibilities can prove to be challenging...and awesomely rewarding! Through side by side learning the journey is shared and new awareness occurs! The more people understand and exercise their rights the more confident and self-directed they become. Self-Advocates will be leaders in this session.
  Angie Hart - Star Services Success Stories - HCBS Provider Customized Support Project: HCBS Providers in MN have been receiving free consulting and training around community access and engagement; person-centered organizational change; person-centered service delivery; promoting competitive employment; transportation; as well as other topics to better support people in Minnesota. In this session we'll share some of the success stories of the past two years and the creative approaches providers have taken to make these changes.
     
Learning MarketPlace
12:00-1:00 Scott Schifsky - DHS Life Sharing
  Kelly Krantz;
Heather Stillwell;
Lauren Gower
Topic: Disability Hub MN My Vault Take a tour of the Disability Hub MN Vault and the person centered activities to support people in living their best lives their way. Charting the LifeCourse tools are included in these activities.
  Michael and Natasha Follow up to informed Choice and pressure.
     
Session 2
1:15-2:15 Tanya Richmond HOLD FOR SECOND SESSION
  Aric Gregg &
Charles Young
Using safety science and person-centered principles to support staff while learning and improving after a critical incident: DHS will briefly share about their Culture of Safety project, give an overview of safety science principles, and have a conversation with participants about how to support and respond to staff when work doesn't occur as expected.
  Anita Raymond Supported Decision Making: How to do it - This session will provide a brief review of supported decision making and it's relationship to guardianship; we will share tools and resources that professionals, families, and individuals can use to use supported decision making in their own situations; finally, we will discuss examples of how individuals and families have used supported decision making to enhance and preserve self-determination.
     
Session 3
2:30-3:30   TBD
  LeAnn Bieber PCP - one house united: No more we vs they when it comes to people supported and the staff that work with them! We will talk about how we can extend the planning process to create an inclusive, complete home that hears everyone's voice for a better relationship all around.
    TBD
     
Closing Session
3:45-4:30 Leanne Bieber Job regarding Smiles
     
Day 2 Oct 28
Learning MarketPlace
8:00-8:45 Mentor The New Curriculum questions and answers: Come with your morning beverage and questions regarding the new curriculum. You will receive this as a calendar invitation from Claire and the MN Mentors.
     
9:00-9:15 Program Committee Welcome Back and Logistics
  Natasha Merz DHS Welcome
9:30-10:30 DJ Fischer,
Brian Heuring,
Amy Jo Piedade
Self-Advocate Speak Out: Come to this session to learn from self-advocates about what's going on in Minnesota self-advocacy. We will share our experiences with how classes, meeting, conferences, and retreats have boosted our skills, knowledge and confidence to live the lives we want and deserve. We will have a conversation with you about the gap between the rights we have and the rights we know about and are supported to exercise. Come to learn from us. We have lots to say!
     
10:45-12:15 Brittany - Lead - Supported by others on committee World Café: What are the hard conversations
     
Lunch Mini Marketplaces
12:15-1:00 Claire and Nicole PCC and supporting your employees with online training
  Aric Gregg,
Angie Hart
Building self-advocacy skills - it can be done through a waiver service
     
Session 2
1:15-2:15 Karyn Harvey Turning the Covid Corner: This session will explore the unique challenges that we have been through together. the trauma and impact of Covid on our day to day lives and the path forward to healing.
  Alva Gardner The Accessibility of the Remote Training: As the only Trainer with a physical disability, I will speak about my experience going through the certification process, the accommodations that I utilize, as well as how I have navigated delivering the training remotely.
     
Closing Session
2:30 – 3:45 Jessica Simacek and
Adele Dimian
Technology Successes and Barriers, A panel conversation with Telehealth UMN team and family member, Star Services, Mains'l
3:45 – 4:00 Gathering Committee Closing Remarks