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





  • Active Support Training

       May 21-26, 2018 - Friendship in Fargo

       September 10-14, 2018 - HIT in Mandan

       September 24-28, 2018 - Community Living in Fargo

An in-depth, in-person training on how to provide active supports to persons with high intensity support needs. This training is designed for service providers who want to support people to be actively and consistently engaged in their own lives.  For more information, contact Cathy Haarstad at 800-233-1737.



  • Writing Goals and Objectives

       August 6-10, 2018 @ the NAQ Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

A presentation designed to support providers in writing meaningful goals and objectives in support of persons with high intensity support needs due to an intellectual disability. For more information, contact Cathy Haarstad at 800-233-1737.



  • ND Power Up Health Conference

       September 21, 2018, Event Center, Bismarck

The purpose of the conference is to inform people with disabilities, families and providers about fun and exciting ways to enjoy good health throughout the life-span. We will NOT tell you what you can or can’t eat. This is an opportunity to hang out with people like you who are trying to live healthy and wish that wasn’t so hard to do. For more information click HERE or contact Susie Mack at 800-233-1737.


  • Suicide Prevention safeTALK workshop

       September 11, 2018, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Zion Lutheran Church, Minot

       October 9, 2018, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Zion Lutheran Church, Minot

       Attend the half-day safeTALK training program and quickly learn four basic steps

       to connect people at risk of suicide to life-saving resources. Both professionals and

       members of the general public save lives using safeTALK training. Anyone 15 or

       older can attend. Click here for more information or contact Christine Brigden

       at 800-233-1737 or christine.brigden@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.