2013 PATH Intl. Region 06 Conference

Mar 08, 2013 12:30pm -
Mar 10, 2013 10:00am

 

Event Description

 

PATH Intl.

 

 

Region 6 Conference

March 8-10, 2013

 

St. Cloud, MN

 

Hosted by:
Project Astride

A PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center

 

Most educational opportunities at the 2013 PATH Intl. Region 6 conference will be presented by panels of your region’s experts. Their experiences and specialties cover many areas of equine-assisted activities and therapies. The panels will do short mini-presentations with time reserved for attendee questions, sharing and interacting on the topic being presented. The panel format will strive to integrate new and established programs as well as those who practice varied specialties. Attendees are encouraged to send us your program paperwork that you wish to share with other attendees related to the presentation topics. Please send them electronically in PDF format to info@astride.org no later than February 28. Note “Region 6 library” in the subject line and limit attachments to 10MB per email. Registrants will receive electronic access to the library of items collected. We also encourage you to bring a silent auction Item. Please email us ahead of time with your item description, price and donor name so bid sheets may be prepared in advance.                                                

 

Thank-you, Project ASTRIDE 

 

CONFERENCE LOCATIONS:

Best Western Plus Kelly Inn

100 4th Ave S,

St Cloud, MN 56301

Reservations: (320) 253-0606

Rate: $85 per night

Rooms will be held at this rate until February 15 and you will need to mention “Path Intl Region 6” to secure the reduced rate.

 

Barn Track

Avon Hills, Home to Project ASTRIDE

32553 County Rd 50

Avon, MN 56310

 


REGISTRATION:

Online registration has been extended through February 22, 2013.  After February 22, 2013 registration will need to be completed onsite.

 

Registration Fees:

Full Conference Through February 15           $100 members/students; $120 non-members

Saturday Only Through February 15              $75 members/students; $95 non-members

Full Conference Onsite                                   $120 members/students; $140 non-members

Saturday Only Onsite                                      $95 members/students; 105 non-members

 

Refund Policy:
Full refunds are given only if a written cancellation request is received at the PATH Intl. office by February 10, 2013. A 50-percent refund is given if a written request is received at the PATH Intl. office by February 15, 2013. Individuals who do not submit a written request to PATH Intl. prior to February 15, 2013, will not receive a refund.  There will be no refunds for cancellations due to weather unless the conference is canceled.

 

 

 

AGENDA:

Friday, March 8, 2013

12:30 to 7 p.m.            Conference Registration Open and Silent Auction Items Drop Off

1 to 7 p.m.                   PATH Intl. Standards Course (Formerly CAT).

Attendees must pre-register with PATH Intl. and bring the current version of the PATH Intl. Standards for Certification & Accreditation manual.
Marsha Anderson

7 to 9 p.m.                   Welcome  Reception
Enjoy appetizers, beverages and the opening of  the silent auction.

8 p.m.                          The Many Impacts Equine-Assisted Activities Have Made On Our Lives
EAA participants and their parents will share their stories.

 

 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

7 to 8 a.m.                   Breakfast

7 a.m. to 10 a.m.         Conference Registration Open and Silent Auction Item Drop Off

7 a.m. to 5 p.m.           Silent Auction Open                                                   

8 to 9 a.m.                   Session A

o   A1, Pervasive Developmental Disabilities: Part 1
Gwen Marshall, OTR/L, and Dr. Greg Schlosser, MD

o   A2, Adding New Programs and Instructor Acquisition
Molly DePrekle, MA, LP (EFP), and Cathy Johnson, PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor and Driving Level 1 Instructor, Dena Duncan, PATH Intl. Certified Advanced Instructor and Susie Bjorklund, PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor, works with veterans and women’s programs.

o   A3, Out of the Saddle
Learn non-mounted activities for EAA participants.
Laurel Theis, COTA/L, and Marti Marrinan, Educator

9 to 10 a.m.                 Session B

o   B1, Pervasive Developmental Disabilities: Part 2
Learn how to integrate what you learn in part 1 into an EAA session
Gwen Marshall, OTR/L, and Dr. Greg Schlosser, MD

o   B2, Participant Evaluation and Assessment
Marsha Anderson, MA, PATH Intl. Certified Advanced Instructor and ESMHL,  and Erika Berg, PhD, NDSU and a PATH Intl. Certified Advanced Instructor

o   B3, Volunteer Coordination and Education
Marti Marrinan and Shellie Kremers

10 to 11 a.m.               Session C

o   C1, Pervasive Developmental Disabilities: Part 1
Gwen Marshall, OTR/L, and Dr. Greg Schlosser, MD

o   C2, Participant Evaluation and Assessment
Marsha Anderson, MA, PATH Intl. Certified Advanced Instructor and ESMHL,  and Erika Berg, PhD, NDSU and a PATH Intl. Certified Advanced Instructor

o   B3, Volunteer Coordination and Education
Marti Marrinan and Shellie Kremers

11 a.m. to noon           Session D

o   D1, Pervasive Developmental Disabilities: Part 2
Learn how to integrate what you learn in part 1 into an EAA session
Gwen Marshall, OTR/L, and Dr. Greg Schlosser, MD

o   D2, Fun and Games For Classes and Organizing Center Competitions
Heather Kraft, CTRS,MS, is a PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor. Clare Palmquist is a PATH Intl. Certified Advanced Instructor and USDF competitor.

o   D3, Out of the Saddle
Learn non-mounted activities for EAA participants.
Laurel Theis, COTA/L, and Marti Marrinan, Educator

noon to 1 p.m.             Lunch and PATH Intl. Update

1 p.m.                          Silent Auction Closes (bidding ends)

1 to 4:30 p.m.              Hotel or Barn Track:

(choose either the hotel or barn track for the afternoon. The barn track will include a stop at a special tack shop on the way back)

                                    Hotel Track:

o   (1 to 2:30 p.m.)  H1, Finding Diversified Revenue Streams
Learn how to use programs, events, grants and more to diversify your revenue streams!
Anita Hollenhorst, BA EQS, is a business management marketing and communications manager with Central MN Initiative Foundation

o   (2:30 to 3 p.m.) H2, Communications and Marketing: On the Fly, On a Dime
Learn how to make the most of marketing your non-profit with limited resources and time.
Anita Hollenhorst

o   (3 to 4:30 p.m.) H3, Managing Growing Pains and Burnout
For centers new and established.
Anita Hollenhorst          

Barn Session (dress appropriately)   

o   (1:30 to 2:30 p.m.) B1, Lifts and Mounts
Learn safe handling and participate in a Sure Hands lift training demonstration. (Hands on opportunities as time and batteries allow.)
Heather Kraft, CTRS,MS and Shellie Kremers are both PATH Intl. Registered Instructors.

o    (2:30 to 3:30 p.m.) B2, The Doctors Are In
Two local program veterinarians and an equine chiropractor will discuss issues they see specific to equines in EAA.
Dr. Nicole Eller-Medina, DVM, Dr. Colleen Carter, DVM, and Dr. Melissa Loidolt, DC

o   3:30 to 4:30 p.m. B3, Horse Acquisition, Evaluation and Re-evaluation
Marsha Anderson, MA, PATH Intl. Certified Advanced Instructor and ESMHL. Clare Palmquist is a PATH Intl. Certified Advanced Instructor and USDF competitor. Dena Duncan, PATH Intl. Certified Advanced Instructor. 

o   4:30 p.m.   Return to hotel (passing tack shop offering special hours for Region 6 conference attendees)

1:30 to 5:30 p.m.         Silent Auction Item Pick-Up (at hotel)

5:30 p.m.                     Supper on your own

 

 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

7 to 8 a.m.                   Breakfast

7:30 a.m.  to 8 a.m.     Region 6 Meeting - while you eat!
Facilitated by Erika Berg, PATH Intl. ND State Chair          

8 to 8:30 a.m.             State Meetings

8:30 to 9 a.m.              Standards Hearing and PATH Intl Updates

9 to 10 a.m.                 Session E: Forums

o   E1, Mental Health Forum
Molly DePrekle

o   E2, Instructor Forum
Marsha Anderson

o   E3, Administrator/Higher Education Forum
Erika Berg 

10 to 11 a.m.               Session F

o   F1, Established Programs Transitioning From Non-paid to Paid Staff
Come share your experiences and advice with others contemplating that leap.

o   F2, Start Up Pprograms: the Basics.
Come ask questions and get input from established programs members.

 

 

Thanks for coming. Have a safe drive home!


Event Type:Conference
Early registration ends on Jan 22, 2013.
Regular registration starts on Jan 23, 2013 and ends on Feb 24, 2013.
Late registration starts on Feb 25, 2013.