Region 9 Fall Conference

Friday, September 28, 2018

8:15am - 4:30pm
Up to 5.0 CE clock hours with the Minnesota Board of Social Work 

View Full Agenda and Register Online Here

Keynote: Our Moment of Zen: Mindfulness for Helping Professions, Andrew Archer Minnesota Mental Health Services

•  Lunch/Membership/Legislative Meeting/Awards 
•  Three breakout sessions offered

Lunch Included in Registration Cost 
Early bird rates (by 9/14/18): Member $40 | Nonmember $45 | Student $20
After 9/14/18: Member $45 | Nonmember $50 | Student $25
Exhibit: $50 (includes lunch + table top exhibit space + conference registration)

Exhibitors: Please choose the Exhibit Registration option when registering online .

South Central College
1920 Lee Blvd.
North Mankato, MN

Cancellation and Refund Policy

MSSA does not refund individual or agency member dues.

MSSA does not refund registration fees, unless MSSA receives written notification of cancellation 3 weeks prior to the event. No-shows will be billed. There is a $25 processing fee for all refunds.

Event registration fees can be transferred to another person.

In some circumstances, refunds may not be available, in these cases the specific refund policy will be listed on the registration information. 

Region 9 Agency Members

CompanyState ProvinceCity
Brown County Family ServicesMNNew Ulm
Le Sueur County Human ServicesMNLe Center
Nicollet County Health and Human ServicesMNSaint Peter
Sibley County Public Health & Human ServicesMNGaylord
Watonwan County Human ServicesMNSaint James
Leo A. Hoffmann Center, Inc.MNSaint Peter
Wellcome Manor Family ServicesMNGarden City
MSU MankatoMNMankato
MN Valley Action Council IncMNMankato
Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging IncMNMankato
EON, Inc.MNNew Ulm
Aging Services for CommunitiesMNMontgomery
Sioux Trails Mental Health CenterMNNew Ulm

Region 9 Board

  • Bill Anderson , Chair (Retired MSU Mankato)
  • Jodi Thomas, (Nicollet County)
  • Rhonda Hiller Fjeldberg, Treasurer (Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging)
  • Jade Blekestad-Kral, Secretary (Sibley County)
  • Kathering Droog (Habilitative Services Inc.)
  • Andrea Loken-Schmidt (MN DHS)
  • Jill Grace (Watonwan County)
  • Tami Simonson (Nicollet County)
  • Jennifer Parker (MSU Mankato)
  • Laura Benesch, Awards Chair (MSU Mankato)
  • Ric Nelson (MBW Company)
  • Linda Fischenich (Le Sueur County)
  • Roaslie Grams


Online Registration
•Full Agenda
•Conference Brochure

Exhibitor Information
Register to Exhibit Here 

(includes lunch + one tabletop exhibit space + one conference registration) $50

Exhibit Hours: 8-3:30pm
Tear down: 3:30 - 4:30pm

Exhibit at the conference!
MSSA offers a unique opportunity for your organization to connect with health and human service professionals - including social workers, child and adult protection, mental health professionals, case managers, county and DHS staff and others. This conference will attract 200 decision makers as well as direct service staff from public and private agencies in the greater southwestern Minnesota area. 

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please contact MSSA at or 651.789.4331 to discuss options.

Up to 5.0 Continuing Education Hours possible. 
MN Board of Social Work Provider # CEP-9