Membership Benefits

MSSA strives to provide our members with the tools to help them better serve their clients. As an MSSA member, you will gain access to benefits that will help you save time and money, earn CEUs, network with other agencies and peers, and advocate for yourself and your clients.

Membership Benefits
Annual Training Conference and Expo
Earn CEUs
Advocacy
Jobs Bulletin
Networking
Regional Chapters
Tuition Discounts
Scholarships
Awards
Newsletters

Annual Training Conference and Expo
MSSA members receive discounted registration for MSSA’s Annual Training Conference and Expo, the largest, most comprehensive gathering of health and human service professionals in the state. Each year, conference attendees can earn at least 18 CEUs, choose from over 120 workshops, and network with more than 100 exhibitors and 3000 professionals from across the health and human service field. Save the date for the 125th Annual Training Conference and Expo, March 21-23, 2018, at the Minneapolis Hilton.

Earn CEUs
MSSA also offers regional fall conferences around the state to provide opportunities for members to stay up-to-date on current knowledge and best practices in the health and human service field year-round. Continuing education is one of the ways that MSSA provides support to help sustain health and human service professionals in their important and difficult work.

Advocacy
MSSA provides opportunities for members to advocate for themselves and their clients at the capitol through our grassroots public policy program. MSSA helps members understand the legislative process, move their issues forward, and connect with legislators and other stakeholders. Members also receive exclusive legislative updates during the legislative session.

Jobs Bulletin
MSSA helps our members build their careers through our Jobs Bulletin. Every Thursday, members receive an email with new health and human service related job opportunities from a wide range of agencies across the state.

Networking
Connect with other health and human service professionals in your area and around the state through events and conferences.

Regional Chapter Membership
When you become a member of MSSA, you will automatically be connected to your local regional chapter. Regions provide a place for members to focus on issues relevant to specific parts of Minnesota and to network with other local professionals.

Tuition Discounts
MSSA has partnered with Walden University and Concordia University to offer tuition discounts to members. 

Experience the Concordia Partnership Advantage
At Concordia University, MSSA members are eligible for a $2,000 tuition discount and priority admission status upon enrollment into any online, cohort delivered undergraduate or graduate program at the university. Concordia University, St. Paul offers a host of unique benefits for students seeking to complete their degrees:

  • Accelerated courses (seven-week terms)
  • $2,000 tuition discount
  • Online course delivery
  • Dedicated online academic advisor to coach you in meeting your educational goals
  • Generous credit transfer policy with no cap on credits
  • No graduate entrance exam required for our graduate programs
  • Ability to finish your degree in 14-22 months

For more information on the partnership visit http: //online.csp.edu/mssa.

Walden University Tuition Partnership Program
Walden University is pleased to partner with MSSA to support the educational goals of its members. Walden is committed to helping working adults continue their education so they can make even greater contributions in their organizations. Walden University is working to make education even more accessible for hard-working professionals in the health and human service field through a 10% tuition reduction for MSSA members. Walden University offers a fully accredited and online Master of Social Work program, as well as degrees in psychology, counselingpublic healthpublic policy, nonprofit management, and more.  

New students may also be eligible to combine their 10% discount through MSSA with other tuition reduction offers. 
Click here for more information or contact Walden University representative Julie Westcot at 952-381-1538 or julie.westcot@waldenu.edu.

Scholarships
MSSA knows that health and human service professionals value education, but that furthering your education can be a challenge. That’s why we offer four annual scholarships to members seeking to earn a degree in a health and human service related field.

Awards
Health and human service professionals often receive little recognition for the valuable and challenging work that they do every day. Each year, MSSA members recognize the unsung heroes of the profession at the regional and state levels with MSSA’s awards.

Newsletters
Stay up-to-date on the latest news and information relevant to the health and human service profession in Minnesota through MSSA's weekly newsletter and our quarterly publication, the Voice.