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2019 Professional Growth Institute

We StaND United: Supporting Healthy Communities

We StaND United: Supporting Healthy Communities

North Dakota United is proud to present our 3rd annual Professional Growth Institute Conference!  The Institute is open to anyone interested in attending, and the focus will be on Community Health.  North Dakota communities form the core of our lives; the health and well-being of its members is crucial to survival and success.  From the health of our students, to our workplaces and schools, to our community as a whole, and to ourselves, we all must take part to ensure our success.  North Dakota United stands united in Supporting Healthy Communities, and this conference will look at all pieces of the health puzzle.

Featured Keynotes:

  • June 10th: Melanie Carvell – Finding the Heart of Health and Happiness
  • June 11th: Mike Geiermann – Workplace Safety
  • June 12th: Cara Mund – Standing Up for Yourself in the Workplace

Break-out sessions will include topics that focus on student mental health and the effects of trauma; personal health and fitness; workplace safety; and general education topics.

North Dakota United will also be offering a free pre-conference session (NDU members only) on National Board Certification, PRAXIS testing, Retirement-PERS, and Compassion Fatigue. The pre-conference will begin at 1 p.m. on June 10th.

The cost for the PGI includes 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 breaks, Monday night social, and conference attendance. One credit will be available through the University of North Dakota – registrants will need to register and pay for the credit on-site at the conference  ($50 for 1 credit).

Online registration opens March 15, 2019 and closes on June 1, 2019.  On-site registration will be available at an increased cost.

The Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center is the host hotel; however, a list of hotels in Bismarck and Mandan is available for your convenience. Participants are responsible for making all of their own hotel reservations. Please click on these documents for more information: PGI Hotels GridPGI Hotels Full Description

Celebrating its 26th Anniversary, Buggies and Blues will take place the weekend before the conference on June 8-9 in Mandan.  For more information on the Bismarck/Mandan area, please visit,

2019 PGI Registration

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