Join us for an interactive conference exploring self-care research, strategies and interventions for use with our clients and our professional selves. Select from a variety of interesting sessions, hear from experts familiar with self-care strategies and learn realistic methods to implement self-care in your life in valuable ways. There will be an hour and a half of ethics training devoted to self-care and boundaries during the conference.
Who Would Benefit |
The conference is ideal for anyone interested in gaining knowledge, skills and strategies for incorporating self-care into their professional and personal lives.
Licensed social workers
Social service professionals
Healthcare professionals (including long-term care, hospital & clinic)
Chaplains, pastors, church leaders & church staff
Counselors & school counselors
Therapists (including OT and PT)
Funeral home directors
ND and MN Licensed Social Workers |
9.0 CEUs for full conference attendance (1.5 hours of ethics training on Thursday, May 16 included)
6.0 CEUs for the "Friday only" option
1.0 CEUs for Round Table Breakfast (optional)
Knutson Campus Center | Concordia College Campus
*Other venues will be used for breakout sessions. There will be directions provided during registration.
Dates & Times | Two registration options available!
Attend the two-day conference:
Thursday, May 16 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (followed by an evening social)
Friday, May 17 | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Attend the one-day conference:
Friday, May 17 | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
NOTE | There is not an option to attend only the half-day session on Thursday, May 16
Other Program Details |
May 16 | Registration opens at 1:00 pm ( two-day option)
Refreshments and snacks will be provided during the afternoon program. Join us for a wine social after the final session.
May 17 | Registration opens at 8:00 am (one-day option)
Boxed lunches, refreshments and snacks will be provided during the program.
May 17 8:00 am | Sign up for a hearty breakfast and roundtable discussion prior to the first session! Add to your cart during registration. Topics may include transforming work environments, strategies for successful teams, finding and keeping your professional passion, and how to implement a strong self-care plan.
Vendors | A variety of exhibitors will be set up in the Knutson Campus Center Atrium during both days of the conference. Take time during the conference to visit the booths of area businesses and organizations.
Cancellation Policy |
If you are unable to attend the conference, please submit your cancellation request by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 218.299.3567 on or before April 21. A $25 cancellation fee will be applied to your refund. Cancellations made after that date will not be refunded. You will have the option to transfer your registration to another person. In this case, please contact us with the name and contact information of the person who will attend under your registration.
Photo Policy |
Registrants of the 2019 Social Work Conference agree to allow Continuing Studies at Concordia College and its official photographer to photograph them in the context of the conference. Footage captured by the official photographer may be used in future print and electronic promotional and archival materials. For questions or concerns, please call 218.299.3567 or email email@example.com.
Participant Takeaways |
Identify and manage the general challenges that all hard-working professionals face, such as the potential for stress and burnout or interpersonal difficulties.
Be aware of your own personal vulnerabilities, such as the potential for retraumatization and compassion fatigue
Achieve more balance in your life, by maintaining and enhancing the attention you pay to the different domains of your life in a way that makes sense to you.
Develop a strong, implementable self-care plan
May 16 - 17, 2019
REGISTRATION CLOSES MAY 8!
$125 | Standard (two-day) | Through April 21
$85 | Standard (one-day) | Through April 21
$50 | Current Concordia Student Rate
$15 | Optional Roundtable Breakfast | May 17 8:00 am
Dr. Laurie Dahley - PhD, MSW/LISW | Facilitator
Continuing Studies & Outreach
Old Main, Concordia College