October 24-25, 2019
Maddens Resort, Brainerd, MN
Thursday, October 24
Breakout 1a: Virtual Dementia Tour
Presenter: Dancing Sky AAA
The Dancing Sky AAA (Regions 1, 2, & 4) offers a window into the world of dementia through evidence-based dementia simulation training. You will undergo a short experiential interaction that will allow you to better understand the behaviors and needs of those living with dementia. It will spread awareness of the impact of dementia on everyday life of seniors and caregivers by allowing you to experience it, and is a game changer in helping people understand what people-centered care actually entails. You will experience an 8-10 minute simulation and be debriefed by DSAAA personnel after the training.
Breakout 1b: Redevelopment Panel
Panelists: Tim Flathers (HRDC), Nicole Griensewic Mickelson & Kristian Braekkan (RNDC), Dawn Espe (R5DC), and Kirk Bustrum (UMVRDC)
MADO partners discuss redevelopment projects, including single-family home redevelopment, downtown Madelia, Saint Peter’s American Legion, Sprout Growers and Makers Marketplace and Food Hub, and an unsuccessful DEED grant becomes part of the Opportunity Zone investment.
Breakout 1c: Branding Panel
Panelists: Corree Stamschror (RNDC), Jessica Welu (SRDC), Angela Anderson (R5DC), Rick Shara (WCI), and Melissa Streich (UMVRDC)
MADO partners discuss the importance of marketing, the power of branding: Style guide/rebranding, marketing your own programs & projects, and outreach to local units of government.
Presentation: Branding PowerPoint
Breakout 2a: Virtual Dementia Tour
See 1a above for description and presenters.
Breakout 2b: Childcare Panel
Panelists: Jill Amundson (WCI), Robin Weis (SRDC), Jordan Zeller (UMVRDC), and Donn Winkler (MMDC)
MADO partners discuss forgivable child care loans, resources guides, examples of technical assistance, case studies and beyond.
Breakout 2c: Technology Sharing Session
Panelists: Amanda Russell (NWRDC), Nicole McKinnon (HRDC), Charlie Moore (ARDC), Angela Anderson (R5DC), Kyle Ten Napel (MMDC), Trish Rydlund (ECRDC), Jay Trusty (SRDC), Shawn Schloesser (RNDC), and Dawn Hegland (UMVRDC)
MADO partners discuss useful technology used in their RDOs.
General Session: Dementia Tour Debrief
Presenter: Dancing Sky AAA
Dancing Sky AAA offers a debriefing session of what participants experienced as part of the Virtual Dementia Tour and discusses the impact of dementia on Minnesota.
General Session: Health and Wellness in the Office
Presenter: Karen Nitzkorski, Parnership 4 Health
Nitzkorski shares best practices and ideas for integrating wellness into the workplace, and facilitates a round-robin sharing session of wellness initiatives used at each RDO. Participants have time at the end of the session to discuss ideas for workplace wellness within their RDOs.
Breakout 3a: Building Staff Capacity
Presenter: Ann Glumac, Blandin Foundation Consultant
Glumac discusses the Cohort Learning curriculum, why it makes a huge difference in the participants’ experience, interactive learning, best practices and sharing of wisdom and experience with classmates through intentional use of tools and exposure to new programs. The purpose of the cohort learning experience is to develop and use the connections between training and daily work, while also establishing a network of alumnae that forms bonds and relationships on a statewide scale.
Breakout 3b: Infrastructure Panel
Panelists: Cam Fanfulik (NWRDC), Laura Ostlie (UMVRDC), Wayne Hurley (WCI), and Nicole Griensewic Mickelson (RNDC)
MADO partners share infrastructure examples, including Fosston’s industrial park with EDA investment; Small Cities Development Program (SCDP), Minnesota Public Facilities Authority, Rural Development, and the city of Clarkfield; partnerships with SHIP and MnDOT for complete streets and Safe Routes to School; and Utilizing EDA Disaster Dollars for a HWY Infrastructure Project.
Friday, October 25
General Session: RDO Showcase
MADO partners showcase recent, current, and/or upcoming programs, projects, and initiatives at each RDO.
Breakout 4a: Housing Panel
Panelists: Ryan Baumtrog, Assistant Commissioner Policy & Community Development (Minnesota Housing); Jonathan Miskavige, President/CEO (Northridge); Levi Haar and Mary Thompson (HRDC)
The housing experts panel discusses various aspects of housing with the intent of providing a better understanding of the wide array of development options, what makes successful projects and the level of risk in various types of development projects. It highlights successful projects that used interesting or unique funding packages or partnerships, how developers determine what makes good locations and what are barriers to development and ways communities can encourage development. The session also provides information on the wide range of housing rehabilitation programs that are available to preserve existing housing stock.
Breakout 4b: ADA Training
Presenter: Olivia Dorow Hovland, MnDOT
Dorow Hovland walks through the why and the how of document accessibility. In this training, participants learn about the benefits of creating accessible documents, as well as what exactly accessibility means. The Minnesota Office of Accessibility advises government entities to create content that is usable by all Minnesotans, including those who rely on adaptive technology in their daily lives. We will focus specifically on accessibility related to documents posted online, using Microsoft Word. Participants are guided through how to create an accessible document using widely-available software.
Breakout 4c: DevelopMN for non-EDA Planners
Presenters: Ryan Zemek (HRDC) and Dave Kruse (MADO Dashboard Consultant)
Zemek introduces and provides an overview of DevelopMN. Kruse joins in via Zoom to discuss the dashboard, the concept behind it, how it is being built, and the importance of a central data source for the RDCs. Kruse also discusses how the dashboard can be used across departments as a point of research, marketing tool, etc. and how the dashboard can continue to be developed going forward to better meet the needs of the RDCs.
Breakout 5a: Facilitation & Engagement
Presenters: Rattana Sensoulichanh and Wesley Durham, City Planner for the City of Minneapolis
Minneapolis 2040, the update to the city’s comprehensive plan, has designed a civic engagement process that is equitable and inclusive for all Minneapolis residents. Learn how city planners Sengsoulichanh and Durham have incorporated creative tools and technology to design engagement activities that engage historically underrepresented communities in the planning process. Attendees learn creative engagement methods to reach audiences that are traditionally underrepresented in public processes; learn how to leverage technology and creative tools to gather feedback around topics such as land use and built form; and participate in an exercise to define engagement goals, and measure success in the community engagement process in order to create strategies to guide engagement.
Presentation: Civic Engagement PowerPoint
Breakout 5b: Cyber Security
Presenter: Terry Ocana, Chippewa County IT Director
Ocana presents Cyber Security vs Cyber Hygiene: Update your thinking to a broader approach; User training: Develop a training plan with employee buy-in; Mobile device data: Securely working on the go; Cloud data: Collaborating and sharing without compromising security; Planning for a cyber-disaster: “If not When” and Does your small office really need a firewall?
Presentation: Cyber Security vs Cyber Hygiene PowerPoint
General Session: Demographics
Presenter: Cameron Macht (MnDEED)
Macht presents the changing demographics across Minnesota.
Presentation: Demographics PowerPoint
General Session: DEI & Welcoming Communities
Presenters: Dawn Espe (R5DC), Neil Linschied and Toby Spanier (MN Extension)
Espe gives an overview of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), the role R5DC has taken and discusses an upcoming training session for RDO staff. Linscheid and Spanier provide an overview of DEI work completed with RNDC and offer tools for DEI training.