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LOCAL EVENTS - November 2017

See what's happening at NJPA and throughout Region 5 for the month of November


 All events are held at NJPA (unless noted otherwise).



Wednesday, Nov. 1

8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  

Reaching & Teaching Students in PovertyThis session will equip educators with the knowledge and practical strategies needed to bolster the learning and engagement of students in poverty. Attendees will learn about the challenges faced by students in poverty and the resiliencies they and their families draw upon. The session will also provide strategies for teaching youth by creating equitable, bias-free learning environments. Learn more:

Thursday, Nov. 9

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

MCPA Peer Support & Outreach Initiative


Spearheaded by the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, this training will focus on how to be proactive in creating resiliency in the areas of physical, mental, and spiritual wellness, as well as how Peer Support can support and prepare law enforcement leaders for times of need. Participants will receive an overview of expectations in choosing and serving in a Peer Support capacity. Worth four hours of POST continuing education credit. Learn more:

Thursday, Nov. 9

12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

MCPA Body-Worn Cameras


One of the recommended tools in the 21st Century Policing Report is the use of body-worn cameras for law enforcement officers. This training will provide an overview of issues to include current MN State law, data practice and policy issues, community support and input, and practical uses and limitations of body-worn cameras. Worth four hours of POST continuing education credit. Learn more:


Tuesday, Nov. 14

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

PRESS: Tier 2 Making Decisions with Progress Monitoring Data

Educators learn to examine literacy data and analyze the impact of interventions. A focus is placed on continuous progress monitoring, both at the skill and grade level. The process of regular examination of student data is explored and reinforced by systematic protocols that guide next steps in intervention decision making. Designed for participants who have implemented tier 2 interventions and collected progress monitoring data. Learn more:


Wednesday, Nov. 15

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

ENVoY Early Childhood


ENVoY, the name given to the system of nonverbal techniques presented in this training, are easy and practical. Those who systematically utilize the full range of these skills are able to reinforce consistent and fair parameters while preserving their relationships with children. Designed specifically for Early Childhood educators and daycare/child care providers. Learn more:

Dec. 8

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Building the 21st Century Workforce ConferenceAn opportunity for school, agency, college, and business staff to share ideas and develop solutions to help students in career preparation. The conference will provide a keynote, regional career updates, breakout sessions, and business roundtables in specific career areas. Learn more by contacting Bart Graves - or 218-895-4152.
About NJPA

Sourcewell (formerly National Joint Powers Alliance) is a self-supporting government organization, partnering with education, government, and nonprofits to boost student and community success. Created in 1978 as one of Minnesota's nine service cooperatives, we offer training and shared services to our central-Minnesota members. Throughout North America, we offer a cooperative purchasing program with over 200 awarded vendors on contract. Sourcewell is driven by service and the ability to strategically reinvest in member communities.