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2017 Joint Counselor Training - Partners for Equity

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About the Conference

5th Annual Joint Counselor Training
Partners for Equity
May 17-18, 2017
Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota

The Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and Department of Human Services (DHS) join forces in Partners for Equity, the theme of the 5th Annual Joint Counselor Training. This Training will assist us in developing our skills and managing stress, sharing best practices, building relationships and promoting system and policy changes that make a difference. Please join us as we work to ensure that all Minnesotans have access to economic opportunity that gives hope and results in a stronger future for themselves and their families.

We expect about 600 professionals will attend this year’s collaborative two-day training scheduled for May 17-18, 2017 at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.

Call for Breakout Session Proposals

Concurrent sessions are an important part of this training. The Conference Planning Committee seeks presentations that respond to the needs of attendees and their participants, highlighting areas that will help them continue on a successful path. The committee is seeking proposals for presentations in the following areas:

  • Work/Life Balance 
  • DEED and DHS Policy 
  • Provider's Best Practices
  • Serving Diverse Customers/Diversity
  • Engaging Participants
  • Collaborations/Partners/Partnering

Submitting a Breakout Session Proposal

To submit a proposal, complete the form. The deadline to submit a proposal is March 17, 2017.

Call for Performance Proposals

We are looking for proposals for diverse performances to be programmed into the two days of the 2017 Joint Counselor Training, as the schedule permits. Performances can highlight a wide variety of cultures, traditions and ceremonies to run between 5 and 30 minutes in length. Examples include but are not limited to the following:

  • African
  • African American
  • American Indian
  • Asian American
  • Latino
  • LGBTQ
  • Military

Submitting a Performance Proposal

To submit a proposal, complete the form. The deadline to submit a proposal is March 23, 2017.

Call for Award Nominations

You are invited to submit an award nomination for the 5th Annual Joint Counselor Training – Partners for Equity. The award ceremony will recognize outstanding staff for their contributions and exceptional services to multiple programs.

Submitting an Award Nomination

To submit a proposal, complete the form. The deadline to submit a proposal is March 23, 2017.

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