NDCPD Professional Opportunities



MSU Online - Programs in Developmental Disabilities

NDCPD, through assistance with MSU Online, offers online credited coursework in order to meet training needs of the direct service staff, managerial/supervisory staff, those in pursuit of a career, individuals with disabilities, and their families.






Training Events

As part of the Statewide Developmental Disabilities Staff Training Program, NDCPD organizes teleconferences, webinars, workshops, and conferences to meet training needs of direct service staff, managerial and supervisory staff, individuals with disabilities, and their families. Preregistration should be completed two weeks prior to each event. If space is available, those who did not preregister will be allowed to enroll.



Upcoming NDCPD-Sponsored Training Events


  • Two Day Training - Support Plan Institutes

       January 30 & 32, 2018 and April 4 & 5, 2018, Bismarck, ND

Brochure (pdf). The Support Plan Institute aims at educating direct support providers, program coordinators, program managers, regional staff trainers, and others serving individuals with disabilities, on how to develop and implement a  positive behavior support plan in order to improve the quality of life for the  individuals they serve.  For more information, contact Korie Huettl at 800-233-1737 or korie.huettl@minotstateu.edu.



  • Train-the-Trainer in Therapeutic Responses through Positive Behavior Supports

       March 20-21, 2018 in Mandan, ND

Brochure (pdf); This two-day workshop is designed as a Train-the-Trainer course to certify instructors for Therapeutic Responses through Positive Behavior Support. For  more information, contact Vickie Brabandt at 800-233-1737 or vickie.brabandt@minotstateu.edu.



  • SAVE THE DATE: 32nd Annual North Dakota Association of Community Provider

       May 2-4, 2018 in Fargo, ND

Flyer (pdf) and Brochure (pdf).This two-day training is designed to provide information to support facilities in developing IPPs that are person centered while complying with the regulations; assist in understanding the survey process; provide an overall review of the ICF/IID regulations and review the regulatory focus on the role of the QIDP.  For more information, contact Vickie Brabandt at 800-233-1737 or vickie.brabandt@minotstateu.edu.











Miscellaneous Event Information



Webinars: NDCPD uses WebEx for our distance trainings. Participating sites need a computer with video and audio. Click here for instructions: “Instructions for connecting audio video.” Click here to test your connection: “Meeting test site directions.”   If you cannot connect to the audio on your computer, you may still login to the WebEx site to see the presenter's slides and call in using your phone to hear the speaker (toll call).


Continuing Education: Complimentary Social Work CEUs are available for workshops that meet the ND Board of Social Work Examiners criteria for continuing education. All workshops offer Minot State University CEUs based on the number of contact hours. The recording fee for MSU CEUs is $20.00. Checks should be made payable to Minot State University.


Hotel Reservations: Some hotel room blocks are held only until one month prior to the event. At that time, rooms are released to the general public and the hotel may not honor the state rate or hold a room for participants in MSU/NDCPD scheduled events. Please make your reservations early and ask for the MSU/NDCPD room block. In most cases, the name of the workshop will help the reservation clerk find the appropriate room block.