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One day of learning, two great workshops—Designed just for you!

 By Cheryl Smith |  August 6, 2020  |  All providers

Care Providers of Minnesota is excited to present two very important workshops—both taking place on Tuesday, August 18, 2020. We hope you will join us!

“Nurses as leaders” online workshop
Nurse leadership is more crucial than ever during these challenging times. However, nurses are often promoted due to their clinical and organizing skills into leadership positions with little preparation for the role. You accept leadership positions to offer your gifts and talents to the organization, its staff, and those they care for. One of the foundations for success is building an effective team. In this workshop, we will explore what the transition from clinician to leader looks like and focus on best practices to build an extraordinary team.

Care Providers of Minnesota is pleased to welcome Karolee Alexander RN, RAC-CT, Clinical & Reimbursement Director Pathway Health Services, for another segment of the Clinical Workshop Series! Ms. Alexander has over 25 years of nursing leadership in long-term care, including 12 years as a director of nursing services for various facilities and six years in various MDS and reimbursement positions. She is a strong proponent of person-centered care, having established many programs and processes to bring about the cultural changes to ensure the success of the programs. She has proven success with regulatory turn around, mentoring of nursing management, interim director of nursing roles, as well as systems analysis and implementation of policies and procedures.

Workshop details
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
10:00–11:00 AM
Register online here!

“Grief & mourning: Coping with losses as a long-term care professional” online workshop
Grieving the many losses that long-term care staff experience is hard. It is hard to talk about, hard to listen to, and hard to live with. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the number of losses, reduced the time available to grieve and mourn, and added additional losses with the inability of families to support residents. Recognizing and mourning losses is an essential part of being human, keeping us connected to ourselves, our coworkers, and our families. Acknowledging and processing our individual and collective losses is important for our physical, mental, and spiritual health. This online workshop is sponsored by Vaaler.

Care Providers of Minnesota is pleased to welcome Frank Bennett, founder and program leader of Living Well/Dying Well and is a senior teaching fellow at the Center for Spirituality & Healing, back for the second in his four-part online workshop series. In this August 18 online workshop, you will learn some techniques and ideas for you and your colleagues to share and practice to address the effects these losses are having on you, your residents, and your organization.

Workshop details
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
1:00–2:15 PM
Register online here!

Cost for Care Providers of Minnesota members for each workshop:
  • $75 per connection with unlimited access to recording for 30 days, no CEUs
    • $15 for each additional connection from same SNF/NF/AL/HWS with unlimited access to recording for 30 days, no CEUs*
  • $90 per connection with unlimited access to recording for 30 days, CEUs for one recipient
    • $15 for each additional connection from same SNF/NF/AL/HWS with unlimited access to recording for 30 days, no CEUs*
    • $30 for each additional connection from same SNF/NF/AL/HWS with unlimited access to recording for 30 days, CEUs for one recipient* 

* Only registrants who select the CEU option and participate using the personalized webinar link will meet professional boards’ accreditation requirements.

No-shows/cancellations will receive access to the archived workshop for 30 days. Those who registered for CEUs will be able to earn them in archived version.

Cheryl Smith  |  Director of Education  |  |  952-851-2488


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