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2022 Agenda


8:30 | Welcome and Board Update

9:30 | Keynote Presenter | Lori Hauge

The positive impact of collaboration of a provider organization workforce

10:45 | Breakout Sessions

  • "Hello Life! I'm Talking to You!" | Betty Dewit, Rose Johnson, Shaunte Martin, Joan Decker | Nicole's Zoom Room
  • Person Centered Cultural Humility | Tanya Richman and L. Danyetta Najoli | Claire's Zoom Room
  • Using Implementation Science to Integrate PCT and Other Positive Supports into Your Organization | Rachel Freeman, Jennifer Jeffery-Pearsall, Garrett Petrie | Mark's Zoom Room
  • Relationships and Sexuality | Lindsay McPeckLindsay McPeck, Beacon Specialized Living | Brittany's Zoom Room

12:00 | Learning Marketplace Sessions | Email MN Gathering at to lead a session of your interest. Learn More

  • Wellness in the time of scarcity | Mark Olson and group | Mark's Zoom Room

1:15 | Breakout Sessions

  • The Cross Carried Me | Linda Hood, Ms. Wheelchair Minnesota 2022 | Nicole's Zoom Room
  • Informed Choice and the Whole Person | Laura Harrington, Jim Moore, Meghan Molumby, Andrew Johnson | Claire's Zoom Room
  • Supporting staff & improving services using culture of safety and person-centered practices | Aric Gregg (DHS, DSD); Nicole Lind (Residential Services Inc) | Mark's Zoom Room
  • Person-Centered Practices & PBS Cohort Team Training Updates for 2022-2023 | Rachel Freeman, Jennifer Jeffrey-Pearsall | Brittany's Zoom Room

2:30 | Breakout Sessions

  • Rights - Understood, Advocated and Exercised | Jen Billington | Nicole's Zoom Room
  • Bridging People with Disabilities and Businesses | Ryan Anderson | Claire's Zoom Room
  • Trauma-Informed Person Centered Self Care | Tanya Richmond and Karyn Harvey | Mark's Zoom Room
  • Meeting the need for diversity in person centered planning in MN | Betsy Gadbois, Galen Smith, Jailon Berry, Andreea Grochowski, Tria Her | Brittany's Zoom Room

3:45 | Closing Panel Discussion


8:00 | Learning Marketplace Sessions | Email MN Gathering at to lead a session of your interest. Learn More

  • Trainer's Session | Board Update and Workbook | Claire's Zoom Room

9:00 | Welcome Back by Natasha Merz | Minnesota Department of Human Services | Main Room

9:30 | Keynote Presenter | Rick Amado

Effective Behavioral Health Crisis Reduction Through Double Loop Thinking

10:45 | World Café | Brittany Wood and others from MN Gathering Committee

Staffing Shortage and how that impacts the services and supports for people. What are your creative strategies you are trying?

12:00 | Learning Mini-Marketplace Sessions| Email Claire Benway to lead a session of your interest. Learn More

  • Introduction to Disability Hub MN | Marcy LaCroix and Lauren Gower Disability Hub MN Community Capacity Builders | Marcy's Zoom Room

1:15 Breakout Sessions

  • Journey to Center On Me: A virtual platform for Person Centered Planning that puts the person in control | Jamie Markey | Nicole's Zoom Room
  • Supporting Developmentally Disabled Individuals in Jail | Macey Tesmer Olmsted County ADC Operations | Claire's Zoom Room
  • How DHS is incorporating PC Practices | Janine M. Brady MSW LICSW & Brenna Slabaugh | Mark's Zoom Room
  • An Open Discussion with Gathering Participants regarding morning keynote presentation | Richard S. Amado, PhD, LP, NADD-CC | Brittany's Zoom Room

2:30 Final Session

From Gathering to Action

Reflect and share what you learned from the last two days of engaging conversations, presentations, networking and activities. Discuss your takeaways and how you will use what you’ve learned in the future.