Regions 6 & 8 Fall Conference

Friday, September 22, 2017

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 & MSSA Update        
                        Christina Zeise, MSW, MPP, MSSA Executive Director

9:30 a.m.        How to Clinically Treat the Increasing Rates of Anxiety
                        Heather Siek, PsyD, LPCC, Outpatient Therapist, The Village Family Service Center, Moorhead

This presentation will focus on the reasons why anxiety is increasing in society. We will discuss how to recognize anxiety symptoms and discover specific tools and interventions for treating anxiety. 

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

12:15 p.m.        Lunch

1:15 p.m.        Courage Precedes Confidence
                         Julian Scadden, VP, Operations, Nexstar Network 

Why do some people move confidently in the direction of their dreams while others seem to be stuck in neutral? A common thought pattern is that others with confidence are simply born that way. In this talk we’ll unpack the simple actions, triggers, and habits that will allow and empower you to act courageously. One of the most courageous acts you can perform is having authentic conversations. What you’ll find is through the application of this discipline you will begin to build the courage that is the foundation of confidence. You will leave this talk with the tools, formula, and awareness of how to speak your truth while creating a space for others to express their position. Join Julian Scadden in this presentation to a more confident, and powerful you!

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

3:30 p.m.          Adjourn

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
McLeod County Social ServicesGlencoe
PACT for Families CollaborativeWillmar
Heartland Girls' RanchBenson
ProWorks Inc.Litchfield
Aveyron Homes Inc.Hutchinson


View the registration brochure /Register
Unfortunately online registration is not available for this regional event. Please print the brochure, complete the form and mail it along with your check.
The first 150 attendees will receive a handy lunch cooler! This practical and stylish item keeps your lunch cool and fresh whether you are in the office or out visiting clients.

Registration Fees
(includes lunch)
Early Bird Registration 
(on or before Sept. 12): $30
Registration (after Sept. 12): $35
Full-time Student: $15 (include copy of student ID)

Receive 4.0 CEUs 
This course is approved for 4.0 clock hours for the MN Board of Social Work.