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LIVE NAAP Webinars

NAAP provides LIVE and PAST webinars that you can receive CEU credit for.  Here is a menu of choices to help you achieve your learning goals:

  1. Our Current Live Webinar Schedule
  2. Upcoming Live Education 

Also, all Webinars will be available on-demand for all NAAP members.  You can view past education sessions directly from our website by accessing the “Online Education” area.  



June Webinar Schedule

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 10AM PST/12PM CST/1PM EST  

Topic: At The Intersection of Nature & Poetry: Wellness Strategies

Speaker: Nancy Richards ADC/EDU/MC, Approved NCCAP instructor for the MEPAP



Nature heals, soothes, connects, and restores calling us to receive these good “gifts”. Studies show people are less depressed after going for a walk outside; blood pressure lowers after viewing forest landscapes, and rates of healing increase when facing a window versus a wall. However, we often become disconnected from nature due to work demands, living situations and other barriers. Come explore color and light, texture, and patterns in nature and reconnect as we become “keen observers” of the earth, as poet Mary Oliver said. Session will share several practical nature and poetry projects for exploration and tips to support wellness for residents and yourself.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the overlap between connectedness with nature and a general sense of general connectedness with friends or community.
  • Identify at least 3 ways to make poetry accessible.
  • Describe how to cultivate a sense of curiosity, awe, and wonder.

July Webinar Schedule

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 10AM PST/12PM CST/1PM EST  

Topic: Reset Refresh!

Speaker: Tia Hovatter MPH, NHA, ACC, CDP, CADDCT

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Need a reset? After the last couple years, we all need a new perspective on how to reflect, reset and refresh activity programming. Now more than ever, our residents need us to provide fresh, new programming to promote their quality of life. Join us for this session to be reenergized professionally and learn from our Refresh Toolkit to give your activity department a reboot!

Learning Objectives:

  • Techniques that will reboot and jumpstart their activity programming.
  • Practical implementation tools from our Refresh Toolkit to reenergize their current activity programming.
  • Fundamental core leadership skills including strategic thinking, planning and delivery, people management, change management, communication and influence.


Wednesday, July 27, 2022 10AM PST/12PM CST/1PM EST  

Topic: True Relationships Build Engagement/Empowerment – The Value of Finding Your Tribe

Speaker: Carmela Mulroe Activity Professional

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“Loneliness does not come from not being around people but rather from not being able to communicate what is important to us” Carl Jung

Coming off of a time when we were actually encouraged to separate, our residents, staff and communities need to be given opportunities to reconnect in small groups where true relationships provide the sustenance to not only survive but also to thrive.  In our session you will learn about the success of a TRIBE program held in a Long-Term Care setting pre-pandemic 2016 to 2020. The positive outcomes included 1. New residents acclimated to LTC more quickly with genuine friendships, 2. Residents gained a sense of connection to the facility as a whole, 3. These connections gave residents the opportunities to live out of their own giftings, 4. Residentleadership and volunteer inclinations were at an all-time high.

You will learn how to start these small groups in regard to selecting / forming groups with intention of positive outcomes. You will learn to assess what will work best for your facility and residents, how to choose group facilitators, and create a consistent format which allows for simplicity and true connection.

Learning Objectives:

  • Create a relationship-based activity program which empowers and engages residents and staff.
  • Give introverted personalities the opportunity to connect closer to their ‘home base’ and without crowds.
  • Develop a culture in which residents become more empowered to speak up about the things they want to do as they plan out their weekly activity to take place in their own small groups.
  • Learn how to integrate this format into your culture as a whole with the possibility of including other department members as group leaders.
  • Review the basic components of group facilitation and dynamics.


August Webinar Schedule

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 10AM PST/12PM CST/1PM EST  

Topic: American Parkinson Disease Association (APCA MN)

Speaker: Anushka Shiell BS, MS

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This session will provide a detailed summary of the resources and services offered by the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Minnesota Chapter. APDA Minnesota Chapter provides extensive supports for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), their family members, and the professionals who work with the Parkinson’s population. Some resources include a financial support program for people with PD, connection with support groups and exercise programs throughout the state, a phone and email helpline, free informational literature, and free Parkinson’s educational programs throughout the year. Resources that we offer professionals include education about the many symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and how to manage them, and training on how to better serve the Parkinson’s population. page1image41031872 page1image41033216 page1image41030336 page1image41035136 

Learning Objectives:

  • Increased understanding of Parkinson’s disease symptoms and treatment options.
  • Increased understanding of the community resources for patients and professionals offered through the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Minnesota Chapter.
  • Increased understanding of the resources for patients and professionals offered through the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) National Office.
  • Knowledge of volunteer opportunities within APDA Minnesota Chapter.


Wednesday, August 24, 2022 10AM PST/12PM CST/1PM EST  

Topic: Effective Resident Councils

Speaker: Alisa Tagg BA, ACC/EDU, CADDCT, CDP, CDCS

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Federal reform laws guarantee individuals living in community settings residents a number of important rights to enhance their community living experience and improve community wide services and conditions. Residents in the community can join together to form an unified voice which is commonly referred to as a Resident Council. Resident councils play a crucial role in voicing concerns, requesting improvements, supporting new residents, and supporting community efforts to make care and life in the community the best it can be. Communities must provide a meeting space respond to the council’s concerns. This session will give guidelines and supportive measures on how to organize and hold effective resident council meetings. The participant will also understand the beneficial relationship between Resident Council and Quality Assurance reporting.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to create and organize effective resident council groups.
  • Understand the CMS federal regulations for resident rights.
  • Recognize how the resident council plays a role in quality assurance reporting.


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