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



  • Self-Advocates Find Empowerment (SAFE) Training

       January 17, 2019, Carlton Library, Fargo

       March 5, 2019, HIT, Mandan

       NDCPD will offer training for trainers on this sensitive topic in four communities in

       ND. This project shows teachers, providers and parents how to make sure that

       adults with I/DD learn how to have safe and healthy social/sexual relationships.


  • North Dakota Association of Community Providers (NDACP) Conference

       April 23-25, 2019, Ramkota, Bismarck


  • Active Support Training

       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.


  • ND Power Up Health Conference

       September 13, 2019, Bismarck 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.



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.