DHS Aging and Adult Services Division offers training throughout the year to support evidence-based best practices and to communicate and support its partners in the Elderly Waiver, Alternative Care, Essential Community Supports and Long-Term Care programs. To better serve our partners, more of our training is being offered via video conference.
How do I receive announcements of upcoming sessions?
A program description and on-line registration link will be emailed before each training event. If you do not currently receive email notices of these events and wish to receive them, you can subscribe to theAging and Adult Video Conferencing mailgroup / contact list.
Pre-registration is required. Aging and Adult Services uses an on-line registration system. Registration is not through TrainLink. There is limited seating at each site and additional registrations will not be accepted once the site is filled. If you register and find that you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration prior to the registration closing to allow others to register. Any site for which there are no registrants one week prior to the event will be cancelled. Please refer to each session announcement for a list of locations. Please use the Materials Only option if you do not plan to attend but wish to receive the handouts.
Another registration option is to register for web-streaming. This option allows you to view the session from your computer when the session is shown or up to 90 days after the session ends. The handouts and a certificate of attendance will automatically be sent for those registering for a site or web-streaming. Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. on the Monday prior to the session. Regretfully, no late registrations can be accepted.
What if I am not able to get access the registration page?
The agency I want to attend is not listed. Can it be added?
We are limited in the number of sites that can be used at one time. Sites are added when possible and are identified on the registration screen. Check the screen to see if the agency was added. If not, contact email@example.com for the agency's availability to be added to the session.
How can I be accommodated to attend a site?
Individuals with a disability who need reasonable accommodations to participate in any of these events should check the “special needs” field when they register and a staff person will email you for more information. You are encouraged to make your request as early as possible. If you know prior to registration, you can call 1-800-882-6262 or (651) 431-2500. TDD users can call through the Minnesota Relay Service at 711 or 1-800-627-3529. For Speech-to-Speech Relay, call 1-877-627-4838.
The Minnesota Age and Disabilities Odyssey Conference is a two-day conference held every other year. The conference has been held on either an annual or biennial basis since 1998 and generally attracts more than 1,000 attendees. Attendees are interested in long-term services and supports. They include advocates, consumers, policy makers, providers, counties, tribes, managed care organizations and state government. Odyssey:
Promotes best practices
Provides training and technical assistance about DHS programs and services
Recognizes and honors excellence at the individual, organization and programmatic level