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2018

Events that are happening this calendar year. Unless otherwise noted, our board meetings are open.

Friday, September 21, 2018

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Full board meeting

University of Minnesota Continuing Education & Conference Center

1890 Buford Ave

St. Paul, MN 55108

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Meeting agenda

Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing

Friday, September 21, 2018

8:30 – 9:00 am – Social Breakfast

9:00 am – 4:00 pm – MNCDHH Board Meeting

Location: University of Minnesota – Continuing Education and Conference Center (CECC)

1890 Buford Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108

9:00 – 9:35

I. Call to order, introductions, updates & announcements

II. Oath of Office

III. Board Member Reports J. Valentine, K. Kelley, & A. Paulson

9:35 – 9:50

IV. Consent Agendas: 

a. Board Meeting Minutes May 18, 2018

b. Special Board Meeting Minutes July 2, 2018

c. Special Board Meeting Minutes August 29, 2018

d. Contracts 

i. Christian Vogler to travel to MN to present at a conference Fall 18

ii. Sarah Arana – Additional $5,000 for Outreach Support

iii. Monique Hammond – consultant

iv. DBSM for SSP Support for MNCDHH events

v. MDBA for Thanksgiving Banquet - $5,000

vi. Board Retreat Location RFP Board Chair, J. Valentine

9:50 – 10:05

V. Budget Review M. Hartnett

10:05 – 10:15

10 Minutes Break

10:15 – 10:45

VI. Human Resources Update J. Valentine & M. Hartnett

a) Integrated Conflict Resolution

b) 360 Review

c) Staff leadership training

d) Reclassification of Staff 

e) Software platform for project management and file editing and Office of Continuous Improvement

f) Succession Planning for Staff 

g) Committee to work on HR and Governance Issues

10:45 – 10:55

VII. Goal 1: Education Plan K. Kelley

a) Update on the Education Summit and invitation

b) New hire

11:00 – 11:15

Public Comment

11:15 – 11:25

10 Minutes Break

11:25 – 12:00

VIII. Goal 1: Introduction of Potential Education Policy Proposals

A) PELSB Lead

a) Tier 1 License

b)  ASL Teaching License - Becky Thomas

B) Commission lead in FY 2019

a) School Safety- Melissa Sweetmilk and Anne (best practice for School Boards)

b) Regional Low Incidence Facilitators

c) DHH Specialist Position Description – Michele Isham

C) Commission lead in FY20 

a) Assessment Center- Lead by Susan Lane-Outlaw

b) Interpreter EIPA Level - Lead by Jay Fehrman & Katelyn Wells

12:00 - 12:05

IX. Goal 2 Employment 

a. Executive Order 14-14 and Potential Policy Recommendation for FY19 M. Hartnett

12:05 -12:15

X. Goal 3: Age-Related Hearing Loss J. Wodele & E. David Dively

a) Summary of Task Force Progress

b) Potential Policy recommendations for FY19

12:15 – 1:00

Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:00

XI. Goal 5: Organizational Capacity  Stacy Sjogren, MAD

a. Board training and development of policies and procedures

b. Draft of Executive Committee Responsibilities

2:00 – 2:10

10 Minutes Break

2:10 – 2:40

Goal 5: Organizational Capacity Cont. S. Sjogren, MAD

c. Board staff retreat

d. Potential Impact of Charter Decision on Commission

2:40 – 3:35

XII. Goal 4 Increased Communication Access 

a. Increased access through a stronger DHHSD/DHHSD Redesign – D. Milliken (2:40 – 3:00)

b. Emergency Communication Executive Order – A. Sittner Anderson (3:00 – 3:10)

3:10 – 3:20 - 10 minutes break

c. Chemical Dependency Program

d. Potential Policy Recommendations

3:35 – 4:00

XIII. Goal 6: Build Community Capacity J. Akerman-Frank & E. David Dively

a. Updates about Voter Outreach activities

b. Candidate questionnaires

c. Ideas for how to get more voter participation Nonpartisan forums

4:00 – 4:30

XIV. Board Discussion

4:30 pm

XV. Adjournment

*Please return your empty folder with name tent and a signed vendor invoice to Katy before you leave.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Student Transition Fair

St. Paul College

St. Paul, MN 

Sponsored by MNCDHH, Minnesota Employment Center, LifeTrack Resources, MN Hands & Voices, and MN Dept of Human Services Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division (DHHSD).

Thursday, October 25 - Friday, October 26, 2018

Education Summit for the 50 participant stakeholders of the Collaborative Plan. Members of the public can observe. 

Minnesota Department of Education

1500 Commerce St.

Conference Center A - Rooms 13-14

Roseville, MN 55113

Friday, November 16, 2018

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Full board meeting

University of Minnesota Continuing Education & Conference Center

1890 Buford Ave

St. Paul, MN 55108

2019

Events that are happening next calendar year. Unless otherwise noted, our board meetings are open.

Friday, January 18, 2019

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Full board meeting

University of Minnesota Continuing Education & Conference Center

1890 Buford Ave

St. Paul, MN 55108

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Lobby Day at the Capitol

Rally at 1:00 PM

Minnesota State Capitol

75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

St. Paul, MN 55155

Friday, May 17, 2019

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Full board meeting

University of Minnesota Continuing Education & Conference Center

1890 Buford Ave

St. Paul, MN 55108

Friday, September 20, 2019

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Full board meeting

University of Minnesota Continuing Education & Conference Center

1890 Buford Ave

St. Paul, MN 55108

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