September 16 – 17, 2021

Register Here

Please contact melissa@wi-don-council.org with questions.

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Event Schedule

7 am Registration Open
7:30 – 9 am Continental Breakfast Buffet for attendees
8 – 11 am Exhibitor Registration and Setup
8:30 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:45 – 9:45 am Coping with the Workforce Stresses Dr. Maria Olex, Froedtert & MCW Palliative Psychologist
9:45 – 10 am Break
10 – 11 The Dignity of Risk – Empowering Choice
11 – Noon Strategies for Your LPN Wound Nurse. Joey Pettis BSN, RN
Noon – 2 pm
11:30 am Exhibitor Showcase and Buffet Lunch
Relaxation Chair Massages for Attendees – Sponsored by Koeppel Healthcare Solutions
Exhibitor Lunch Available
2 – 3 pm Staffing Lesson Learned Panelist: Mindy Meehean, BSN & Pete Hietpas Nurses PRN. Moderator by Emily Alessi, BSN
3:15 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 4:30 Transitional Care Concepts and the Blue Envelope Process
6 pm Bonfire and Smores Networking Event Sponsored by Thrifty White Pharmacy

7:30-8:00 am Morning Focus: Meditative Breathing and Beginner Yoga to Bring Relaxation, Focus and Clarity
7:30 – 8:25 Breakfast Buffet
8:25 – 8:30 Welcome and Open Remarks
8: 30 – 9:30 Building Self-Esteem and Communication Katy Ainsle-Wallace, LPC-IT, SAC-IT. Behavior Consulting Services, Inc.
9:30 – 9:45 Break
9:45 – 10:45 Protective Documentation Bob Lightfoot RN, J.D.
10:45 – 11 am Break
11 – Noon From Burned Out to Joy at Work: The Burnout Doctor Method Jessica Louie, PharmD, APh, BCCCP is the CEO of Clarify, Simplify, Align and Host of The Burnout Doctor Podcast
Noon -12:30
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch
Lunch Session: Facing Leadership Challenges Post Pandemic
Lisa Thomson, CEO of Pathway Health Services
1:40 – 2:40 pm

Hotel Reservations

We are meeting at the beautiful, Blue Harbor Conference Center. (Their waterpark is not open Monday-Thursday. Friday hours are 4-8 pm)

The room block for WI DON Fall Workshop 2021 is ready for guests to make their reservations. I wanted to give you some instructions for online booking. The cost for one person room is $129 plus taxes and fees, if applicable. Other rooms options may be available at different pricing.

1. Go to https://www.blueharborresort.com
2. Click on Book Now ( red box on top right corner)
3. Pick the first option – ROOM
4. Choose a venue to reserve your room- Condos or Resort
5. Reserve a room screen will open up.
6. Scroll down and enter WIDON in Show Group Booking box
7. Click Continue
8. On the next screen, all room types within the group will display in blue, click on the one that you prefer, exact dates of your stay and enter number of adults and children and hit continue
9. Booking summary will open up to take you to the guest profile and payment option
10. Rates in booking summary include taxes and resort fee, but not added services (such as spa, etc.)
11. Click Pay Now and follow the prompts

Guests can also call the resort at 1-866-701-2583 and refer to their group WI DON Fall Workshop 2021. The cutoff date for making reservations is August 25, 2021. Once the rooms have been filled or after the cutoff date, we will not be able to guarantee the discounted rate you have been offered.

Member Full Conference $269
Non-Member Full Conference $299
Thursday or Friday $149 Member/$169 Non-Member
Cancellation Policy

Please follow the hotel cancellation policy for your accomodations.

All refund requests must be made in writing via email to the attention of Melissa Montgomery at melissa@wi-don-council.org. Individual registration fees, less a $25 processing fee, will be refunded for cancellations received before September 10, 2021. Cancellations received after this date, and no-show registrants, will not receive a refund. Refunds are issued within six weeks following the conference.

Substitutions: If individuals registered to attend this conference, but unable to attend one or more days may send an alternate in their place. Please contact WDONC via email at melissa@wi-don-council.org with the first and last name, title, and facility/company of both you and your substitute. Visit our website for full policy.

WDONC prorates regisration if survey is occuring on the day(s) of the event. Cancellations within 10 days of the event can not be refunded. Refunds prior to this deadline and for survey may take 3 weeks to process. Verification of survey may be required.

Nursing Contact Hours and Administrator Credits
Nursing Contact Hours
The Wisconsin Director of Nursing Council – Education Forum, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP17120, for 10 Contact Hours.

Nursing Home Administrator Participant Hours
The Wisconsin Director of Nursing Council – Educational Forum, Inc. is a Certified Sponsor of continuing education with the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB). This program has been approved for Continuing Education for XX total participant hours by NAB/NCERS.

DNS-CT, WCC, DWC or Other Credential Renewal
Please verify with your credential accrediting body the renewal process and what sessions would provide CE credits based on your credentials and the above mentioned accrediting bodies.

Safety in Meeting
In coming together, we understand we will need to take precautions. We will follow local public health and CDC precautions for meeting.

The Blue Harbor also has safety protocols that can be found here https://www.blueharborresort.com/stay/the-healthy-blue-program/

We will provide accommodations to have a safe meeting together… while socially distanced. We want you to feel comfortable in attending. As the situation with the pandemic shifts, we will work to provide attendees with important health and safety information. We will mask indoors and be spaced 6 feet apart. We will be meeting in person at the Blue Harbor Resort on the beach of Lake Michigan in Sheboygan, WI.

In keeping with health and safety guidelines that have been successfully implemented across the state at public events, we will follow the following guidelines for attending Workshop as an attendee, speaker or exhibitor.

We will ask that we mask when inside, practice social distancing and conduct frequent hand hygiene.
* Provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or Negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours (3 days) of attending
* An original vaccination card OR a printed copy of a valid vaccination card
* Documentation may also be presented in digital form, such as a screenshot or photo on a phone
* Negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours (3 days) of attending – Printed copy of negative result will be accepted –
* Documentation may also be presented in digital forms, such as a screenshot or photo on a phone

Attendees and exhibitors should not attend if they have symptoms of COVID-19, including but not limited to: fever, cough, stuffy or runny nose, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, or other alignments. As healthcare professionals, we are all very familiar with COVID-19, so please follow the CDC guidelines for isolation and quarantine after testing positive, exposure, or close contact. Even if you are vaccinated, please don’t attend in person if you have symptoms.

Please report any positive COVID-19 within ten days of leaving the event so we can notify other attendees.

We will email you soon with details on how to submit this information at the conference. Please do not submit this information directly to me through email.

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we work through these details to meet in person once again safely.

We are very excited to see you. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Melissa@WI-DON-Council.org

Please check back regularly for updated safety procedures. We’ll send emails to attendees as we get closer.

Please feel to ask questions prior to the meeting. We will send out more specific information as we get closer to the event.

Exhibitors wishing to register for Workshop Exhibitor Showcase please click HERE.