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    • 08/18/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • DOC Central Office - Afton Room - 1st Floor
    • 31

    This 3-hour workshop will help participants learn about Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance and the goals of this organization has with in the state of MN.

    Participants will be provided with resources available to those who seek counseling with a gambling related issue, family members who seek support and professionals who seek assistance with a client who may struggle with gambling or is actively gambling.  This course covers basics of gambling 101, dual addiction and problem gambling as a co-occurring disorder, how a rule 82 (gambling assessment can be administered) and the risks all social gamblers have of developing a problem with gambling by having a "Big Win."

    Objectives

    • Learn to identify signs and symptoms of a problem gambler and describe how they relate to co-occurring disorders.
    • Discuss the nature of the "BIG WIN' and how the "BIG WIN" can trigger CD relapse and it's effects on brain.
    • Learn to identify available resources in MN for a rule 82 assessment and problem gambling treatment available that is connected to state funding available to all people living in MN.
    • Learn to identify positive relapse prevention strategies and why prevention is so important for long term recovery when discussing co-occurring disorders, cross addiction and multiple addiction. 

    Presenter:   John Von Eschen has been working at Pathways Counseling Center in St. Paul as a compulsive gambling therapist for the last 12 years.  He is a state certified LMFT and is a Certified Problem Gambling Therapist.  He also works for Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance as a trainer and speaker. 

    Date:        Friday, August 18, 2017

    Time:       9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Location:   DOC Central Office Afton Training Room, 1450 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul (West Entrance, First Floor)

    This training is being offered FREE for the first 40 MCA Members to register. 

     If you are not currently an MCA member


    You must be a current, paid, MCA member
    to attend at no cost.

    • 10/25/2017
    • 10/26/2017
    • Grandview Lodge, Nisswa, Minnesota
    • 25

    We invite you to exhibit your products, programs, and services to federal, state, and county employees who are institution, community and a variety of corrections professionals at our annual Fall Training Institute. 

    The 2017 conference will take place at the historic Grand View Lodge on Gull Lake in beautiful Nisswa, Minnesota October, 25, 26, 27, 2017.  The resource fair will take place on Wednesday, October 25 and Thursday, October 26, 2017. All exhibitors are invited to stay for the final day of the conference which will be a training session on Friday morning.  

    Conference Highlights:

    Click here for program sessions and details .

    Andre Koen – “All Trumped Up” – Diversity in work culture and working with justice involved individuals.

    Mark J. Lundquist – “Passion! (8 Steps to Reignite Yours)” – A keynote that is as entertaining as it is enlightening as he sends you out the door on fire.

    Untouchable Documentary – Documentary and Panel – Registration and restriction of Sex Offenders.  Both sides of the controversy.

    Kat Perkins - From record deals to finals on NBC's THE VOICE, she lives a FEARLESS life and inspires audiences coast to coast.  She has given over 300 presentations in the past 18 months alone, sharing her message of living a Fearless life, the pursuit of dreams, and making a positive impact on the world. 

    Kat will be presenting on Wednesday, October 25th and be sure to join us Wednesday evening at the Hospitality Night to hear her perform.


    Resource Fair

    The Resource Fair exhibit fees include an eight-foot black-skirted table, two chairs, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a fantastic vendor space!  The registration fee is for 2 exhibitor attendees and includes conference attendance and meals (breakfast after overnight stay and lunch on Wednesday and Thursday as well as the dinner and entertainment on Thursday evening). The cost is $550 (if paid for by August 1, 2017).  Rate increases to $650 if paid after August 1st.  Electric is available if needed for $25.

    You will receive an invoice with payment instructions. If your agency has a purchase order (PO) payment processing system, MCA does not need your PO information because an invoice is generated automatically upon registration.  Please give the invoice to your agency for payment.  The invoice is sent directly to you.  The invoicing system does not have the capability to copy anyone else on the invoice.  

    Registrations must be paid by August 1st to take advantage of the discounted rate.

    *****EARLY RATE SPECIAL*****

    REGISTRATIONS PAID BY AUGUST 1, 2017
    RECEIVE EARLY RATE OF $550

    RATE INCREASES TO $650 FOR PAYMENTS
    MADE AFTER AUGUST 1, 2017

    LATE REGISTRATION WILL BE $700
    AFTER SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

    Registration and full payment need to be received no later than September 1, 2017, to hold your exhibit space.

    Wednesday Vendor Hospitality Night:
    Along with the Resource Fair, an exciting vendor hospitality/networking event will take place at the Grand View Lodge’s Norway Center on Wednesday evening. Special musical performances by Kat Perkins will take place in the Norway Center Wednesday evening also. More details will be forthcoming. Indicate your interest in taking part in this event when you register.   

    Thursday Evening Event:  
    We have an exciting evening planned at Zorbaz on the Lake with a dinner buffet and musical entertainment.  There is no additional charge to attend this event. 


    Sponsorship Opportunities:
    MCA has sponsorship opportunities.  Contact Mark Groves at mark.groves@state.mn.us. 

    If anyone else in your organization is interested in attending our conference programs, individual conference registration is now open.  Click here for conference attendee registration. 

    Grand View Lodge hotel reservations* are $60.31 per person per night for double occupancy or $98.57 per person per night for single occupancy (rates are inclusive of all taxes and service charges).  Click here for Grand View reservation link.

    * Hotel reservations:
    Single Occupancy/person/night
    Private bedroom/Private bathroom-May be contained in multiple Room Structure (ie. Shared kitchen and living room)

    Double Occupancy/person/night:  Shared bedroom (2 beds)/Shared Bathroom May be contained in multiple room structure (ie. shared kitchen and living room)

    Grand View Lodge is a resort that provides multiple lodging options within many of its on-property cabins. Conference attendees are encouraged to submit lodging registration forms in groups of 2 or more, indicating their cabin-mate choices, to ensure suitable accommodations can be provided within the multi-unit cabins. Preferred on-site lodging will be given to those individuals that are registering in groups of 2 or more. Single Occupancy will be assigned based on the availability of individual units, once the conference registration deadline passes.

    We look forward to seeing you at the MCA Fall Training Institute!

    If you have any additional questions, please contact:
    Kurt Heideman at kurt.e.heideman@state.mn.us   or

    Raul Sanchez at raul.sanchez@co.ramsey.mn.us

    Cancellations must be e-mailed to the MCA office at mca-mn@hotmail.com.  
    100% refund before 9/1/17
    50% refund           9/2/17 to 10/08/17
    No Refund            10/09/17 and after

    MCA Vendor Number for the State of Minnesota SWIFT System: 202784
    MCA E.I.N. 41-1449704

    • 10/25/2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 10/27/2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Grand View Lodge, Nisswa, MN

    Please log into the MCA website into your account before registering to avoid creating a duplicate profile.  Your e-mail is your log-in.  

    If you believe you have logged into the website before and/or had a membership and you cannot log-in, please email the MCA office for assistance at mca-mn@hotmail.com
    THANK YOU!

    Join us at the MCA Annual Training Institute at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa, Minnesota October 25-27.

    Join us for great programming at this 2 1/2 day event! 

    The Annual Training Institute Committee has put together cutting edge training at the front of the latest trends in corrections; will connect resources/vendors with agencies to meet their needs; and also provide a great location for networking with fellow peers in corrections from all over the state!!

    Conference Highlights:

    Click here for program sessions and details .

    Andre Koen – “All Trumped Up” – Diversity in work culture and working with justice involved individuals.

    Mark J. Lundquist – “Passion! (8 Steps to Reignite Yours)” – A keynote that is as entertaining as it is enlightening as he sends you out the door on fire.

    Untouchable Documentary – Documentary and Panel – Registration and restriction of Sex Offenders.  Both sides of the controversy.

    Kat Perkins - From record deals to finals on NBC's THE VOICE, she lives a FEARLESS life and inspires audiences coast to coast.  She has given over 300 presentations in the past 18 months alone, sharing her message of living a Fearless life, the pursuit of dreams, and making a positive impact on the world. 

    Kat will be presenting on Wednesday, October 25th and be sure to join us Wednesday evening at the Hospitality Night to hear her perform.

    Conference Fees 
    $250 Early Rate for full 2-1/2 day conference, (Must be paid by 9/1/17.  Rate increases to $300 if not paid by 9/1).
    $300 Registrations being paid after 9/1/17
    $350 Registrations being paid after 10/1/17

    Conference fee includes lunch and evening activities on Wednesday and Thursday.  Breakfasts included the morning after your overnight stay.

    Conference fee does not include your lodging (see lodging information below).

    Annual Awards 
    MCA will also hold the annual Awards Ceremony.  It's an opportunity to recognize
    those individuals, programs, resources, or facilities for outstanding contributions in the field of corrections across the state.  Remember to submit your award nominations by July 15th to Steve King, MCA President-2016. Click here for a nomination form.  An Award Ceremony social hour being hosted by 180 Degrees.


    Evening Events
    Wednesday Evening
    Vendor Hospitality Night
    Kat Perkins will be performing

    Thursday Evening
    Dinner buffet at Zorbaz
    Musical entertainment


    Membership

    Membership is required to attend the conference.  If you register for the conference and you do NOT have a membership or your membership will lapse by October 31, 2017, MCA will send you an invoice for the new membership or a membership renewal. 

    Registration

    • ALL REGISTRATIONS COMPLETED ON-LINE. 
    • NO PAPER FORM IS NECESSARY.  
    • INVOICE IMMEDIATELY SENT TO ATTENDEE. ATTENDEE MUST GIVE INVOICE TO AGENCY. (A SEPARATE INVOICE WILL NOT BE SENT TO YOUR AGENCY FOR PAYMENT.)
    • MCA DOES NOT NEED A COPY OF YOUR AGENCY PO AS THE INVOICE IS IMMEDIATELY SENT.

    If you will be paying by credit card, it is done through PayPal (the State Purchasing Cards do not work through PayPal).


    Fall Conference Sponsors
    Thanks to our Fall Conference Sponsors
    180 Degrees, Inc. - Awards Ceremony Social Hour &

       MCA Past President Breakfast

    MINNCOR Industries - Conference Printing
    Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge - Registration Bags
    RS EDEN/RSI Laboratories - Lanyards

    Your name could be listed here - contact MCA office for sponsor opportunity information.

      
    Overnight Accommodations
    • Overnight accommodations will be at Grand View Lodge.  
    • Click here for the on-line reservation link.  There is no paper registration form.  All reservations will be done through the link. You will receive an e-mail with your confirmation number within 48 hours.
    • Be sure to have your roommate chosen when you make your Grand View Lodge reservation if you are choosing the double occupancy rate.
    • Each person must register independently and list your roommate.
    • E-Mail lodging purchase orders for Grand View Lodge to: tinab@grandviewlodge.com. 

    $98.57* - Single Occupancy/per person/per night
    Private bedroom/Private bathroom-May be contained in multiple Room Structure (ie. shared kitchen and living room)

    $60.31* - Double Occupancy/per person/per night
    Shared bedroom (2 beds)/Shared Bathroom May be contained in multiple room structure (ie. shared kitchen and living room
    )

    All bedrooms have individual key card access.

    * Note:
    All rates are inclusive of a 8% Service Charge and 7.375% State Sales Tax. Resort check-in time is 4:30PM.

MCA Office 
PO Box 261
Wyoming, MN 55092

Phone: 651.462.8320 
Fax: 651.717.6137

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