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Walk-in registrations will be accepted at the door as capacity allows, but will close once we're full.
2018 Fall Aging Conference Details
October 25, 2018
7:15am - 4:15pm
Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Dr, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
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This conference has been approved for 6.0 continuing education units for Nursing Home Administrators and Social Workers.
7:15 - 8:00 AM
8:00 - 8:15 AM
Kickoff - Current ‘state of the state’ address from Sen. Amy Klobuchar
8:15 - 9:15 AM
Dr. Joi Lewis, Founder of Joi Unlimited
From Hollering to Healing: Radical Self-Care for Emotional Laborers.
9:15 - 10:15 AM
Craig Bowron, MD, FACP, Internist at Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Thinking it Through: adopting a more reflective, less reflexive
approach to difficult end of life decisions.
10:15 - 10:45 AM
Break and Exhibits
10:45 - 12:00 PM
Dr. Birgit Kelly – Director of Clinical Services, Tubman
No Age Limit: Recognizing and Responding to Trauma
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Lunch and Exhibits
12:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Panel Discussion – Outside the Box Aging Populations – who they are
and how we can better serve them
Panel moderator: Patti Cullen, CEO Care Providers of Minnesota
● Marsha Berry - Training to Serve - LGBT
● Paula St John - Brain Injury Alliance -TBI
● Chris Courtney - MEJC - Domestic abuse
● Birgit Kelly - Tubman- SPMI
● John McDougall - The Retreat - Substance Abuse
2:30 - 3:00 PM
3:00 - 4:00 PM
Old Dogs and New Tricks: A Dog Musher’s Perspective on Supporting
4:00 - 4:15 PM
Thank yous and Prize Drawings
Dr. Joi Lewis
“Dr. Joi” is the CEO and Founder of Joi Unlimited Coaching & Consulting and the Orange Method . Her work is deeply grounded in healing justice as a “body worker” of the collective body (systems) and individual bodies (self), holding space for discovering critical pressure points for transformation.
Dr. Joi completed her doctoral work at the University of Pennsylvania, was a Bush Fellow, conducted research in South Africa, had a 20-year career in higher education and engaged in a year of radical self-care practice through yoga meditation and community healing circles. Dr. Joi’s first book is due out this Fall is called “Healing: The Act of Radical Self-Care”
Craig Bowron, MD, FACP,
Craig Bowron, MD, FACP, is a hospitalist at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. His writing has appeared nationally in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Slate, NextAvenue, Forbes.com, KevinMD, Sojourners, and The Annals of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Birgit Kelly
Birgit Olsen Kelly, MSW LICSW PhD, has over 30 years of experience in the mental health field, working in direct clinical practice and administrative roles, as well as teaching and training. Currently, she is the Director of Clinical Services at Tubman, providing clinical and administrative direction as well as working with clients, supervising and training staff and students. Her clinical and training focus emphasizes trauma and vicarious trauma and collaborates with trauma training programs to ensure staff are trauma informed and trained in the most current treatment modalities for working with complex trauma. In addition to her work at Tubman, she is the local organizer for Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute trauma training and is a community faculty member at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work in the graduate program. She has conducted numerous trainings on vicarious trauma and working with trauma locally and across the state.
Chris Heeter was selected as a Top Ten Speaker of 2014 by MeetingsNet and was the highest rated speaker of Meeting Professional International's 2014 World Education Congress. She is out to create a Wild revolution in the workplace. A wilderness guide since 1984 and professional speaker since 2001, Chris has led and worked with a diverse array of teams, both canine and human! Featured on The Discovery Channel's “National Geographic Today,” she brings decades of leadership experience indoors, to conferences and offices, working with teams and leaders, helping us recognize that leadership and teamwork doesn't have to be so complicated. Combining business expertise with hilarious stories from her sled dog team and from guiding whitewater trips, Chris challenges and inspires organizations and individuals toward Wild leadership, compassionate presence, and daring authenticity.
Questions or Need Help?
Rachelle Lavalier will be happy to help by email
or phone (612-874-3422)