Minnesota Prevention Program Sharing

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MPRC rolls out the red carpet and invites you to the 44th Annual Program Sharing Conference! October 25 – 26, 2018! SACK Coalition Members, are you interested in attending? Contact Patti at patti.miller@co.kanabec.mn.us or 320.679.6321 if you would like to register. 

The conference supports people and organizations from across Minnesota to engage in addressing the root causes of substance abuse.

Hundreds of people from across the state interested in preventing substance abuse in their communities.

Community Coalition Leaders • Prevention Specialists • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Professionals • Parents & Youth • Student Affairs Professionals • Educators • Public Health Professionals • Law Enforcement • Researchers • Faith Leaders

Because the conference is jam packed with many great breakout sessions, we highly recommend you bring as many people from your team as you can. This will enable you to split up and attend more sessions to share with one another as well as take back to your community. Tickets for groups of three or more are discounted 20%.

• More in depth and hands on Power Sessions

• Conference App – we’re going green! For your convenience, ability to connect with others, to organize your schedule, and more. Available for download in October.

• Get to know people in your region at a facilitated session with your Regional Prevention Coordinator

• Interactive Leadership Session. A focused conversation on applying the concepts presented in Day 2 keynote with The Outside

Explore the prevention field and be inspired by the passionate people doing impactful work throughout our state
Discover action steps, skills and learning strategies to provide the building blocks you need to be successful
Utilize the latest data and research to inform your team and community
Experience the only Minnesota conference of its kind with your colleagues
Access highly relevant tools and resources to move your prevention initiatives forward
Connect and reconnect with others doing prevention work to learn, partner, and form collaborations – be part of something BIG!

Day 1 Keynote Speaker: David Mann

WINNING WITH WORDS – Clarifying the Message to Enact Change

With decades of experience as a performer and storytelling specialist, David provides a funny, practical keynote that is rich with immediately applicable skills. He shows how storytelling techniques can be the critical difference between gaining or losing the buy-in of potential stakeholders. With techniques drawn from the world of performance and high-stakes litigation, David illustrates practical ways health professionals can more clearly articulate their message and move people to action. This keynote also illustrates how health professionals can inspire stakeholders to embrace change. David will show the audience how to thrive during change by staying imaginative and flexible, and by seeing potential limitations as possibilities.

Key Takeaways:

Make a lasting impression that wins buy-in
Transform dull information into persuasive stories
Keep the vision of change clear and positive
Minimize resistance to change through clear communication

Gain skills to inspire and enact change with potential stakeholders by clarifying your message.


Day 2 Keynote Speaker: The Outside with Tuesday Ryan-Hart and Tim Merry

SHARED WORK – Working Across Difference

Often the differences between collaborators — different perspectives, backgrounds, ideologies and aspirations — becomes the focus of meetings rather than getting work done together. But there is important work to be done, and we must figure out a way to do it together. In this keynote, Tim and Tuesday will present the Shared Work model, which puts getting to work back at the center of our collaborations and offers up important stances to take and ways to get unstuck in our collaborative work.

The keynote presentation will be followed by an interactive conversation between the participants which will be designed and led by the keynote presenter. This conversation will focus on application of concepts presented in the keynote and will encourage participants to integrate lessons learned into their daily work of collaboration.


For complete details visit the Minnesota Prevention Resource Center website by clicking here.

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