Monday, June 24, 2019 at 12:30 PM CDT
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 4:30 PM CDT

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Delta Hotels Minneapolis Northeast
30 Industrial Boulevard NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413  

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Megan Unrau 
Join the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault for our 2019 Annual Training Symposium: Minnesota - Here and Now, June 24-26, 2019, at Delta Hotels in Minneapolis, MN.


The theme was selected to lift up the issues, challenges, and strengths specific to our Minnesota community. You can see a preview of Symposium keynote speakers and topics, breakout session topics, and the event schedule here.

Pre-Conference Workshops

MNCASA will be hosting a pre-conference on Monday, June 24, 12:30-4:30 p.m. This half-day pre-conference offers two engaging workshop tracks for attendees to choose from:


Track 1: Racial Equity and Liberation | Nicole Matthews, MIWSAC Executive Director, and Ed Heisler, Men as Peacemakers Co-Executive Director
Are you ready to locate yourself on the path to racial equity and liberation for all? Are you willing to feel uncomfortable as you explore your location? This session will guide participants in an exploration of racial equity and liberation, as it relates to ending gender based violence.

Track 2: More than a Job, More than a Business: Managing Occupational and Organizational Identity | Johnanna Ganz, Ph.D.
Working in anti-sexual violence draws people who are committed, not only to the work, but to the ideas and principles that structure the agency. Yet, few professionals have explored how their sense of self is connected to their work or how the agency’s culture and identity is impacted by the individuals and the movement to end sexual violence. This session is designed to increase participants’ knowledge about occupational identity and its connection to and influence on an organization’s culture and identity. Anyone from direct service roles up to the executive director can benefit from the content presented. Through exploring occupational identity’s connection to mission-driven work and the role that leadership in agencies play in sustaining movements, this session is designed to dig deep into how individuals and leaders can build healthier connections to anti-sexual violence principles. Throughout the 4 hours, participants should come prepared to use tools, discussion, and reflection to identify necessary changes and select strategies to increase competency and responsiveness to the deep connections between occupational identity and organizational culture and identity. 

Registration Costs
Pre-Conference, June 24, 2019
  • MNCASA Member 
    Early Bird (Extended to May 31, 2019): $20.00
    Regular: $50.00 
  • Non-Member
    Early Bird (Extended to May 31, 2019): $35.00
    Regular: $65.00

Symposium, June 25-26, 2019
  • MNCASA Member
    Early Bird (Extended to May 31, 2019): $100.00
    Regular: $175.00
  • Non-Member
    Early Bird (Extended to May 31, 2019): $175.00
    Regular: $250.00
Food Costs

A conference food package should be selected from the "add-ons" section in the registration process. This food package will include breakfast and lunch on both conference days.

If you are able to attend the Awards Banquet Dinner on June 25, please also add this selection and choose a dinner entree from the listed options.

If you have dietary restrictions, please be sure to share that information in the provided registration field so we can be sure to provide suitable options.


Lodging is available at Delta Hotels Minneapolis NE, use the links below to reserve your hotel room by Thursday, May 30 to receive the MNCASA group rate:

Scholarships are being offered to MNCASA members on a needs basis and as funds allow. If you are interested in applying, please complete and submit an application form to Megan McKinnon at megan@mncasa.org by May 21, 2019.

Any cancellations made by Friday, June 14, will be fully refunded. If you need to cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Megan at munrau@mncasa.org.

If you have questions about registration, please contact Megan at munrau@mncasa.org.

If you have questions about symposium programming, please contact Ashley at asturz@mncasa.org.