MAPA Seminar Information

NOVEMBER 18, 2020  

Full virtual day worth up to 5 CEU's!

Since MAPA is Region 6 of MNSWAP, and MNSWAP is an affiliate of NAAP, we are able to use the NAAP Zoom platform for a fee to host our MAPA sessions. It will cost a bit but NAAP will run the meeting, handle all of the logistics, handouts, and anything else that comes along! 😊 

The link to sign up is

8:30-9:30am Session 1 (1 CEU)
Facilitating an Effective Resident Council

This presentation will celebrate your role in honoring resident voices at Resident Council meetings. In addition, Council facilitation tips and practices to educate and empower residents to advocate for themselves and others will be shared.

Speaker:Ann Holme, Ombudsman, RFACE Specialist

Ann Holme is the new Resident and Family Council (RFACE) Specialist at the Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care, a service of the Minnesota Board on Aging. After almost 20 years of Regional Ombudsman work in west-central MN,Ann is excited to undertake this statewide role.

9:30-9:50am MAPA membership meeting

MAPA/MNSWAP updates and Bylaws update vote


10am-12:15pm Session 2 (2 CEUs) (with 15 minute break)

Meaningful Activities Part I & II

Taking the Profession to the Next Level: Meaningful Activity What does the Research tell Us?

This session examines the traditional methods of providing therapeutic activity services in institutional settings. Participants will be exposed to current research, issues, and problem areas in the practice of therapeutic activities. Challenging questions and issues for the baby boomer population and needed changes for the profession will be discussed.

Speaker: Pam Hayle

BAdegreefrom Bethel University in St. Paul, MN, Certified Activity Consultant, ACC. Certified Senior Fitness Personal Trainer., SFPT. Currently serves as the Director of Safety and Quality Support for Cassia Care in Edina, MN with a key focus as thecorporate Therapeutic Activities Consultant for Cassia . She isthe NAAP state contact for Minnesota and serves as the Minnesota Activity Association Education Chair.

Lunch Break

1-3:15pm Session 3 (2 CEUs) (15 minute break)

Skills for Effective Activity Leadership and Management

Activity Leadership; It’s a Crazy Time for Leading!

Successful leaders exhibit skills in many areas and often fill a variety of complex roles. Some skills they are born with while other leadership skills are learned. This session will identify 3 leadership skills; conceptual, interpersonal and technical that contributes to effective activity department management and leadership. They are important elements of a life long journey of learning and refining the activity professional’s leadership skills, especially during this crazy and challenging time.

Speaker: Julie Reginek, MS, ACC, EDU, CADDCT

Julie Reginek is the instructor of the online Activity Director Associate’s program and national MEPAP certification courses at Ridgewater College in Minnesota.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation, a Master of Science degree in Instructional Design and eLearning from St. Cloud State University and has over 36 years of experience as an activity director, consultant and educator. In addition to being a Certified Dementia Practitioner, she is also a Certified Alzheimer’s’ Diseases and Dementia Care Trainer.

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April 20-23, 2021
National Association of Activity Professionals Conference is Coming to Minnesota!
Theme: 10,000 Possibilities

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