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 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



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.