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, Executive Director, MSSA

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 8 Board 

  • Stephanie Bengtson, Southwest Minnesota Health and Human Services
  • Emilie Potter, Southwest Minnesota Health and Human Services
  • Cortney Ebel, Des Moines Valley Health and Human Services
  • Amy Thier, Des Moines Valley Health and Human Services
  • Pat Baumann, Southwest Minnesota Health and Human Services
  • Stacy Strand, Southwest Minnesota Health and Human Services
  • Sarah Maurice, Southwest Minnesota Health and Human Services
  • Kim Einck,  Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council

Region 8 Agency Members

Des Moines Valley Health and Human ServicesWindom
Southwest Health and Human ServicesMarshall
Southwest Minnesota Private Industry CouncilMarshall
Southwest Minnesota State UniversityMarshall
Rock County Opportunities INCLuverne


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.