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June Region Forum tour converted to virtual opportunity

Patti Cullen, CAE
By Patti Cullen, CAE  |  May 22, 2020  |  All members

As predicted, the much-anticipated Care Providers of Minnesota June Region Forums will now be a virtual opportunity—to be held twice in order to accommodate any conflicting appointments members may have—on June 9 and June 18, from 10:00 AM–12:15 PM. Unlike the weekly COVID-19 webinars, our regional virtual meetings will offer two CEUs for attendees. Because of the CEUs, it is important that members register in advance for the event. Both dates will be similar content, so you should only register to attend one of those two dates/times. You can register HERE.

While we already have general topics outlined, if there are any specific topics you would like us to cover, please send your suggestions to Patti Cullen at the Association office. The event agenda includes the following presenters:
  • Paula Rocheleau, Chair, Care Providers of Minnesota Board of Directors 
  • Patti Cullen, President/CEO, Care Providers of Minnesota 
  • Nicole Mattson, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Care Providers of Minnesota

  • 10:00–10:45 AM: Check in on how members are weathering the COVID-19 storm: lessons learned, greatest fears, and hopeful messages 
  • 10:45–11:00 AM: Discussion on how the state will phase back to “normal”—social distancing, large events, visitation for congregate settings, end of waivers 
  • 11:00–11:30 AM: Workforce discussions: refilling the pipeline, working with schools, mental health resources for workforce 
  • 11:30–11:45 AM: Updates on what the rest of 2020 will look like for Association events and activities, revised strategic goals 
  • 11:45 AM–12:15 PM: Status report on state issues that have NOT been COVID-19-related: 
    • Assisted living licensure/assisted living director
    • AHCA/NCAL quality awards/AL report card
    • Blue Ribbon Commission savings proposals 
    • MDH surveys: what surveys should be underway; how survey cycles are adjusted; when will “regular” surveys commence
    • LNHA renewals and education options

Patti Cullen, CAE  |  President/CEO  |  |  952-851-2487


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