Professional Development Workshop Series

The Professional Development Workshop Series has been designed to meet the needs and interests of a diverse audience. Issues from contemporary society serve as the foundation of these timely topic offerings.

Undergraduate, graduate students and practicing professionals from counseling, psychology, social work, nursing, education, sociology, business and a variety of other fields will find these workshop series to be of professional and personal value. 

Course Description

During this workshop, you will be guided through the L.E.G.A.C.Y® Life Review, an innovative program designed to help you live a purposeful, values-centered and meaning-focused life. Walk away with an “appreciative mindset” and new tools to create a lasting legacy.

Instructor:


Nicole O. Hansen is an occupational therapist and also has earned certifications as a Global Career Development Facilitator, Health and Wellness Coach, and LifeKeys Facilitator. She received her B.A. in Psychology from West Virginia Wesleyan College, Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman's University, and M.S. in Counselor Education/Professional Development from Winona State University. Nicole has a unique depth and breadth of knowledge and experience in personal and career development, health and wellness, and behavioral science as well as a holistic approach toward personal growth and change. She is passionate about inspiring and facilitating self-actualization so that individuals may live a purposeful and meaningful life. Nicole has delivered presentations and workshops on coaching and related topics for the Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association, Olmsted County, the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce, Rochester Athletic Club, and the Rochester Public Schools Community Education Program. Prior to launching True North Career Coaching and Consulting™, Nicole was the Business Development Coordinator for Wellcoaches School of Coaching. In this role, she managed the credentialing of coach education programs and workshop administration at domestic and international venues. She also has worked as an occupational therapist at Mayo Clinic and is the author of Out and About in Rochester: A Guide for Visitors and Residents. Nicole is a lifelong learner who enjoys spending time with her husband and son, conversation with friends, biking, travel, and ziplining.

Dates/Time Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 – 4-9:30pm
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 – 9am-4:30pm
Location: University Center Rochester
859 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904 - Map
Undergraduate and
Graduate Credit
Registration:                 
Registration and fees
Undergraduate – CE495-01,
Course ID 002276
Graduate – CE595-02, Course ID 002277
Non-credit / CEU Registration: 13 contact hours | 1.3 CEU | Cost: $175
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Course Description

Come explore the theoretical framework of the collaborative process, which is so critical in facilitating results in any industry or system. Learn how successful communities and organizations leverage collaboration to make a greater impact through engaging, hands-on activities.

Instructor:

Misun Bormann has her Masters in School Counseling and is a Doctoral Candidate in Higher Education Administration at SCSU, with anticipated graduation date of spring 2018. With over 15 years of experience in school counseling, partnership development, community initiatives, workforce pipeline development, and youth enrichment programs – Misun leverages collaborative leadership skills to create pathways for students to become motivated and inspired to enter into higher education and the healthcare workforce. Misun works closely with K-12, higher education institutions, healthcare industry partners, and non-profit community partners all over Minnesota to develop our future healthcare workforce through collaborative programs and initiatives.

Misun has been involved in numerous boards, councils and advisory committees and currently chairs the Nursing Shortage Solutions Taskforce for the Southern Minnesota Region. She is also a member of the HealthCare Sector Committee of the Regional Workforce Investment Board, an alumni of the Collaborative Leadership Fellows program, and the Leadership Greater Rochester program.


Dates/Time Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 – 4-9:30pm
Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 – 9am-4:30pm
Location: University Center Rochester
859 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904 - Map
Undergraduate and
Graduate Credit
Registration:                 
Registration and fees
Undergraduate – CE495-02,
Course ID 002278
Graduate – CE595-03, Course ID 002279
Non-credit / CEU Registration: 13 contact hours | 1.3 CEU | Cost: $175
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Course Description

Develop wellness strategies using the Indivisible Self Framework(5F-WEL). All participants will take the 5F-WEL assessment, use results to set personal wellness goals, and learn how to help clients and patients set wellness goals. This workshop will be offered in a hybrid format with one face-to-face session March 24, and additional coursework online.

Instructor:


Heather Fye, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in Counselor Education at Winona State University. Her dissertation research was focused on school counselor wellness, stress, satisfaction, coping, and burnout. She has published the findings of her research on counselor burnout and presented numerous times to national, regional, state, and local audiences on the topic of counselor wellness, stress, and burnout.

Mary Fawcett, Ph.D. has been a professor of counseling theory since 1999 and is well versed in various counseling techniques related to theories about wellness and mindfulness. She has been studying mindfulness, meditation and wellness happiness professional conferences, counseling, psychological and self-help literature since 2005.


Dates/Time Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 – 9am-4:30pm
Hybrid; Additional coursework online
Location: University Center Rochester
859 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904 - Map
Undergraduate and
Graduate Credit
Registration:                 
Registration and fees
Undergraduate – CE495-05,
Course ID 002315
Graduate – CE595-05, Course ID 002316
Non-credit / CEU Registration: 13 contact hours | 1.3 CEU | Cost: $175
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Course Description

This interactive workshop will focus on refining the helping adult's skills to fit the young child's cognitive abilities, emotional needs, and developmental stages. Age-adjusted use of language, sensory
considerations, and play are all explored. Practical strategies include a brief, informal assessment for treatment planning and interviewing for trauma.

Instructor:


Neuville is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a BS in Psychology. She has a Masters Degree in Community Counseling from Winona State University in 2001 with additional credits in Play Therapy from St. Mary's University. Neuville has published a book on ADHD. For the past three years she has been Adjunct Professor in the Masters in Mental Health Counseling program at Viterbo University. She has been a youth case manager, crisis coordinator, and family therapist. Neuville's specialty is working with youth and their families. Recently as a private practice therapist, her clientele has primarily been children ages 4-10. She is nationally certified in TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).

Dates/Time Friday, Apr. 3, 2018 – 4-9:30pm
Saturday, Apr. 4, 2018 – 9am-4:30pm
Location: University Center Rochester
859 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904 - Map
Undergraduate and
Graduate Credit
Registration:                 
Registration and fees
Undergraduate – CE495-03,
Course ID 002280
Graduate – CE595-04, Course ID 002282
Non-credit / CEU Registration: 13 contact hours | 1.3 CEU | Cost: $175
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Course Description

This workshop will prepare health and human service professionals to conduct thorough safety assessments related to suicidal thinking and behavior. The focus will be on increasing comfort, knowledge
and skill level in the assessment process, while also gaining a better understanding of individuals who may experience suicidal thoughts. Strategies for self-care while caring for others who are struggling or suffering will also be covered.

Instructor:


Sarah Johnson is a Master’s level therapist with 15 plus years experience assessing and working with individuals experiencing suicidal ideation and behavior. Trained in ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and MI (Motivational Interviewing), Sarah takes a collaborative and person-centered approach in working with fellow humans.

Dates/Time Friday, Apr. 20, 2018 – 4-9:30pm
Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 – 9am-4:30pm
Location: University Center Rochester
859 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904 - Map
Undergraduate and
Graduate Credit
Registration:                 
Registration and fees
Undergraduate – CE495-04,
Course ID 002281
Graduate – CE595-05, Course ID 002283
Non-credit / CEU Registration: 13 contact hours | 1.3 CEU | Cost: $175
Register and pay with credit card online.
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