Event Details

 

2014 PATH Intl. Region 04 Conference

Mar 27, 2014 01:00pm - Mar 30, 2014 02:00pm
Event Type: Conference

Description

 

 

PATH Intl.

 

 

Region 4 Conference

March 27-30, 2014

 

Ann Arbor, MI

 

Hosted by:
Therapeutic Riding Inc. of Ann Arbor

 

 

CONFERENCE LOCATIONS:

Conference Tracks:

 

Courtyard by Marriott Ann Arbor

3205 Boardwalk Dr.

Ann Arbor, MI 48108

(734) 995-5900

Mention the PATH Intl. Regional Conference and book by March 6 to secure a discounted rate of $109/night.

Barn Track:

 

Therapeutic Riding Inc. of Ann Arbor

3425 E. Morgan Rd.

Ann Arbor, MI 48108

(734) 677-0303

 


REGISTRATION:

Online registration will be available through March 13, 2014.  After March 13, 2014, registration will need to be completed onsite.

 

Registration Fees:

Registration through March 13:

 

Full Conference -

$125 members

$150 non-members

 

Friday Only -

$85 members

$100 non-members

 

Saturday Only -

$85 members

$100 non-members

Registration Onsite:

 

Full Conference -

$150 members

$175 non-members

 

Friday Only -

$100 members

$115 non-members

 

Saturday Only -

$100 members

$115 non-members

 

Refund Policy:
Full refunds are given only if a written cancellation request is received at the PATH Intl. office by March 5 2014. A 50-percent refund is given if a written request is received at the PATH Intl. office March 6-13, 2014. Individuals who do not submit a written request to PATH Intl. prior to March 13, 2014, will not receive a refund. There will be no refunds for cancellations due to weather unless the conference is canceled.

 

 

 

AGENDA:

Thursday, March 27

1 to 8 p.m.                   Registration Open (at the Courtyard Marriott)

4 to 5 p.m.                   State Chairs Meeting (by invitation only at the Courtyard Marriott)

6 to 8 p.m.                   Reception (at Therapeutic Riding Inc.  of Ann Arbor)

 

Friday, March 28

(All events at the Courtyard Marriott)

7:30 to 9 a.m.                          Registration Open

7:30 to 9 a.m.                          Breakfast

9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.                  Silent Auction Open

9:15 to 10:30 a.m.                   Session A

o   A1, Making Your Board Work for You
How do you choose your board of directors? What strategic people do you need to run your program? What does your program need from your board of directors? How do you get them to work for you? 
Jody Glancy-Scott received an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BA from Hamilton College. She is currently the COO of Renaissance Financial Group and was a founder and vice president of Kinderstreet Corporation. She is in her second term serving as the president of the board of directors of Therapeutic Riding, Inc., and has served on many area boards, including the Humane Society of Huron Valley. 

o   A2, Innovative Arena Games
Learn new and helpful game ideas and how arena games can be a valuable part of a lesson.
Linda Bolton is a PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor and has taught therapeutic riding for more than 19 years. She has been with Therapeutic Riding Inc. of Ann Arbor for more than 10 years. She retired after more than 30 years working with special needs children as a ParaPro in Wayne and Monroe schools.

10:30 to 10:45 a.m.                 Break

10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.         Session B

o   B1, Kim’s Excellent South Korean Adventures
Kim Henning has more than 20 years of experience in the field of therapeutic horseback riding. In the field of EAAT, she has held leadership positions at the state and regional levels, presented at national and international conferences and served as both a PATH Intl. Mentor and Evaluator for countless therapeutic riding instructors.

o   B2, Pasture Management
This presentation will discuss the components of a rotational grazing system, including sacrifice/dry lots, managing pasture plants, soil fertility, selection of plant species, forage availability and managing paddocks for better forage utilization.
Tom Guthrie, B.S. animal science and forestry, M.S. animal science with a nutrition emphasis, is a statewide equine extension educator for MSU. Based in the MSU extension office in Jackson County, his role is to develop and provide statewide accessibility to educational programming in equine management, including horse farm environmental management.

12:15 to 1 p.m.                        Lunch

1 to 2 p.m.                               Region 4 Meeting, State Meetings, Standards Hearing
and Region Reorganization Rollout

2 to 3:15 p.m.                          Session C

o   C1, Crisis Management: Surviving Crisis in Your Program
In March 2013, the team at Offering Alternative Therapy with Smiles (O.A.T.S.) found itself faced with a circumstance they never planned for - the unexpected loss of their beloved founder and executive director. Join O.A.T.S. team members as they walk you through how they worked to overcome this challenge and ensure the program thrived. Learn about preparing for the unexpected and tips to ensure that your program can continue to “Walk On.”
Claudine Hildreth, PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor, has more than 18 years of experience in therapeutic riding, being part of the O.A.T.S. team for 14 years and board president. Beth Pellerito, executive director, has been with the O.A.T.S. program for more than 17 years. She is a PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor and brings an in-depth knowledge and expertise to the program as a parent of a special needs son.

o   C2, Equine Chiropractics
This presentation will give you an overview of possible signs, symptoms, and causes of chiropractic problems associated with therapeutic riding horses.
Dr. Moree
is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA.  She completed a 300-hour post-graduate certification program in animal chiropractic. She has been adjusting animals for 22 years, and was the 10th person certified in animal chiropractic in the United States.  She was an international instructor for the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association both here and in Australia. Dr. Moree taught for the University of Sydney School of Veterinary Medicine continuing education department and was on the steerage committee and professor for the animal chiropractic masters degree program of  Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Australia.

3:15 to 3:30 p.m.                     Break

3:30 to 4:45 p.m.                     Session D

o   D1, Creating Sustainability Through Program Diversification
Many centers struggle to be sustainable for the long term. This interactive session will cover strategies to become more self sustainable through diverse programming, focusing on the design philosophy of innovative programming, brainstorm new markets, reposition existing programs and creating community collaborations.
Blair McKissock, MSEd is a PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor and ESMHL, chair of the EFL and co-chair EFP communities for PATH Intl. Community Connections and EAGALA certified and certified wellness coach. Currently she works at Strides to Success as a recreation therapist hosting professional development workshops and publishes resources on equine assisted activities.

o   D2, Introduction to EAP/EAL
The presentation will cover the basic principles of an EAP/EAL program and help individuals determine if it is appropriate to use at their facility. 
Maureen Marunczak, LMSW, ACSW, IMH-E(II) works at Lapeer County Community Mental Health as psychotherapist and emergency services worker. She has worked with people of all ages, from infants to the elderly, and uses a variety of modalities including attachment-focused therapies, EMDR, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning in her practice. Maureen is EAGALA certified. Jessica Moore is program director at Banbury Cross TEC in Oxford, MI.  She is a PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor, as well as an Equine Specialist certified through EAGALA.

5 p.m.                                      Dinner on Your Own

 

 

Saturday, March 29

(all events at Therapeutic Riding Inc. of Ann Arbor)

7:30 to 8:30 a.m.                     Registration Open

7:30 to 8:30 a.m.                     Breakfast

8:45 to 10 a.m.                        Session E

o   E1, Therapeutic Riding Ethics 101
This session will explore the basics of ethical issues, how to detect them, and where and how ethics and ethical issues can affect a therapeutic riding program.
Bill Lavin, PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor, has been a PATH Intl. member for more than 10 years and currently serves as the PATH Intl. Region 4 Representative. Currently the deputy administrator for a Cuyahoga County agency, he is a retired attorney and has taught various business law classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels (MBA courses) at several Cleveland area colleges. Bill has also served as a teacher for the legal sections of the Becker CPA review courses.

o   E2, Getting on the Same Page: Creating Consistency in Horse Handling
This session will discuss horse handling, from teaching and training to building and maintaining consistency among horses and handlers within a therapeutic riding program.
Jan Vescelius has been involved in therapeutic riding since 1987 and a PATH Intl. Certified Advanced Instructor since 1995. She has been a professional horsewoman since 1974 working with 4-H, Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association and involved with the hunter/jumper industry. She is currently executive director at Therapeutic Riding Inc. of Ann Arbor, MI.

8:45 to 11:30 a.m.                   Silent Auction Open

10 to 10:15 a.m.                      Break

10:15 to 11:30 a.m.                 Session F

o   F1, Preventing Burnout
This session will address the issue of burnout of staff, volunteers and horses in the field of EAAT. Learn the warning signs and some ways to avoid it.
Kim Henning has more than 20 years of experience in the field of therapeutic horseback riding. In the field of EAAT, she has held leadership positions at the state and regional levels, presented at national and international conferences and served as both a PATH Intl. Mentor and Evaluator for countless therapeutic riding instructors.

o   F2, Saddle Fitting for Therapeutic Riding Program Horses
This session will offer strategies for fitting and finding appropriate saddles for therapeutic riding horses. We will also cover how saddles influence rider position and discuss strategies for acquiring suitable tack.
Before becoming a therapeutic riding instructor Jennifer Beyer rode hunters, jumpers and dressage. She assisted several saddle fitters and repair experts with both English and Western saddles, while developing an eye for finding the right saddle for each horse.

11:30 a.m.                               Silent Auction Closed

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.                Box Lunch at Therapeutic Riding Inc. of Ann Arbor

1 to 2:30 p.m.                          Pick Up Silent Auction Items

1 to 2:30 p.m.                          Session G

o   G1, Keeping Your Therapeutic Riding Herd Healthy
Geriatric medicine has become increasingly important with our aging equine population and utilizing various therapeutic modalities such as nutrition, nutriceuticals, cold laser, PEMF, acupuncture, massage, homeopathy and physical therapy can help to maintain the quality of life of your heard.
Dr. Burbary-Muston completed veterinary medical studies at Michigan State University in1985. Shortly thereafter, she served as Racing Commissioner's Veterinarian at Michigan racetracks. As time passed, her private practice developed with an emphasis on preventive care, traditional as well as alternative medicine. Dentistry has been and still remains a special interest of her practice.

o   G2, How Showmanship Helps Your Therapeutic Riding Program
This presentation will cover the basic principles of showmanship and how you can work with students and volunteers to add showmanship as an effective addition to your ground program. Showmanship provides new mental exercises for therapy horses, preventing boredom, and it encourages volunteers to participate in the mental well-being of the program's horses, which in turn will translate into their work with students.
Ashleigh Holden has worked with and shown Quarter Horses and Paints in most Western disciplines, for nearly 15 years. Under the tutelage of a nationally ranked trainer, she primarily competed in fitting and showmanship with her young Paint, Santo. Since graduating from Kalamazoo College this past spring, Ashleigh has been on staff at the Cheff Center in Augusta, MI., working as the barn manager and instructing.

o   G3, Tour Therapeutic Riding Inc. of Ann Arbor

2:30 to 2:45 p.m.                     Break

2:45 to 4 p.m.                          Session H

o   H1, Tracking All That Paper
Learn effective approaches to common administrative hang-ups. In order to run a successful business you need a commitment to customer service as well as organization to deliver information in a concise and effective manor.
Sandi Culver
achieved her Associates degree in accounting at Davenport University and has more than three decades of business and accounting experience in both nonprofit and for-profit arenas. She started and managed her own business focusing on office organization, Qu;ickbooks training and bookkeeping. Currently she is the business manager for Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center. 

o   H2, EAP/EAL Demonstration
This demonstration is a follow up bringing ideas from the previous day’s presentation into a hands-on experience.
Maureen Marunczak
, LMSW, ACSW, IMH-E(II) works at Lapeer County Community Mental Health as psychotherapist and emergency services worker. She has worked with people of all ages, from infants to the elderly, and uses a variety of modalities including attachment-focused therapies, EMDR, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning in her practice. Maureen is EAGALA certified. Jessica Moore is program director at Banbury Cross Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Oxford, MI. She is a PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor, as well as an Equine Specialist certified through EAGALA.

4 p.m.                                      Dinner on Your Own

 

 

 

Sunday, March 30

(at Therapeutic Riding Inc. of Ann Arbor)

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.                       PATH Intl. Standards Course

Attendees must pre-register with PATH Intl. and bring a copy of the 2013 PATH Intl. Standards for Certification and Accreditation manual.
Kim Henning, Faculty

 

 

Thanks for coming. Have a safe drive home!


Early registration ends on Feb 05, 2014.
Regular registration starts on Feb 06, 2014 and ends on Mar 13, 2014.
Late registration starts on Mar 14, 2014.
All times are 12:00am (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).