Regions 6 & 8 Fall Conference

Friday, September 21, 2018

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
301 North Lincoln Street
Redwood Falls, MN 56283


8:30 a.m.          Registration/Check-in Opens

9:00 a.m.         Welcome
Beth Wilms, Director of Health and Human Services, Southwest Heath & Human Services

9:15 a.m.         MSSA Update 
                        Christina Zeise, MSW, MPP, MSSA Executive Director

9:30 a.m.        Ethics for Social Services
                        Speaker: Kevin Hansen, Ph.D., J.D., LL.M., FACHCA 
Ethics has been described as the study of morality, and requires the pursuit of objective reasons for the moral standards we use to guide behavior and decisions. While moral standards are not always clear, a better understanding of ethics allows individuals to resolve murky situations when two “good” choices are in conflict. In this session, participants will learn about the five main ethical theories for decision-making, as well as ethical principles to keep in mind while making decisions. The session will also cover relevant ethical standards from professional codes of ethics.

11:30 a.m.        Awards Ceremony and Region 6 & 8 Meeting

12:15 p.m.        Lunch Buffet

1:15 p.m.        Living a Life of IMPACT
                         Speaker:  Annie Meehan, Author/Certified Life Coach, AM Speaking
Our words, actions and personal stories are powerful and impactful. Life will reflect back to us what we create. Is your powerful, impactful life one of intention or one of default? Annie teaches about being purpose-driven, intentional and adaptable to change with an easy 6-point acronym IMPACT (Intentional living, Make it happen, Purpose, Adaptability, Commitment, Tools).

3:15 p.m.          Evaluations/Door Prizes
(must be present to win)

3:30 p.m.          Adjourn

This conference is approved for 4.0 clock hours for the MN Board of Social Work. MSSA is provider # CEP-9. A certificate of attendance will be included with the program materials.

Region 6 Board

  • Julie Aalfs, Chippewa County 
  • Sheri Hansen, Lac Qui Parle County
  • Nancy Hanson, Yellow Medicine County
  • Lacey Scheierl, Meeker County
  • Valerie Honebrink, West Central Industries
  • Karen Kohler-Nelson, McLeod County
  • Bonnie Lund, Renville County
  • Mikaela Zierden, Swift County

Region 6 Agency Members

Big Stone County Family ServicesOrtonville
Chippewa County Family ServicesMontevideo
Kandiyohi County Health and Human ServicesWillmar
Lac Qui Parle County Family ServicesMadison
McLeod County Social ServicesGlencoe
Meeker County Social ServicesLitchfield
Renville County Human ServicesOlivia
Swift County Human ServicesBenson
Yellow Medicine County Family ServicesGranite Falls
Prairie Lakes Youth ProgramsWillmar
PACT for Families CollaborativeWillmar
Heartland Girls' RanchBenson
ProWorks Inc.Litchfield
Aveyron Homes Inc.Hutchinson



Click here to download  the Regions 6&8 Fall Conference registration form.

Early Bird Registration
(on or before 9/12/18): $35
Late Registration (after 9/12/18): $40
Student: $15

Online registration is not available for this conference. Please download the brochure to register.