"ASK: Always Seek Knowledge"
45th Annual
MFSRC Annual Conference
September 30 - October 3, 2018
Best Western Kelly Inn, St. Cloud

Final Conference Program 2018

Click here to register online today!

Please consider attending this year’s conference. Talk to your supervisor about funds that are available in your organization’s training budget and please encourage your county to send as many people as possible. This conference is one of the most affordable conferences that you will find with exceptional speakers and presenters and the opportunity to gain knowledge that will assist you in all aspects of your job duties.

MFSRC’s online registration makes it easier than ever to register!  You can review the Program at a Glance, you can get a quick overview of the various sessions being offered. The full program will be posted at a later date. Please select the sessions you would like to attend and print the handouts in advance. Handouts will be posted by September 28, so please check back to make sure you have the handouts for your desired sessions. You are not bound by your choices, but by doing so, it will help us with session room assignments based on the projected attendance to help prevent overcrowding in the most popular sessions.

Some highlights of this year’s conference:

  • Sunday night- Child Support Experiences from a Father’s Voice followed by networking and free appetizers at Green Mill
  • Monday’s keynote speaker- H. Adam Harris: "R.E.C.T.I.F.Y."
  • Monday breakout session- Cultural Awareness in Child Support Practices- an interactive session with limited seating
  • Monday night- Dance party with Chopper!
  • Tuesday’s keynote speaker- Jack Stahlmann: "The Intangible It"
  • Tuesday breakout session- Federal Prison Reintegration Simulation- an interactive session
  • Tuesday night- Happy Hour with light snacks
  • Wednesday keynote speaker- Dr. Jane Venohr: "Behind the Curtains: The Economics of the Minnesota Child Support Guidelines and 2018 Parenting Expense Adjustment"

As in prior years, hotel room charges and attendance fees are separate. The hotel cost is $91+tax per night regardless of how many occupants are in a room (maximum 4). You will need to contact the Kelly Inn to make your own hotel reservations if needed- http://www.bestwesternstcloud.com or directly at (320) 253-0606. The attendance fee is $35.00 per day for Monday and Tuesday. This fee covers meeting room rental fees, breaks, lunches and Monday’s dinner. The MFSRC organization is picking up any costs that occur on Wednesday. These fees are in addition to the registration fee for the conference.

I am looking forward to meeting new people, catching up with old friends, making new ones, and acquiring new knowledge to help handle the complex area of child support and collections. I hope you are able to join us!

Valisa McKinney
MFSRC- Vice Chair, Conference Program Coordinator 651-231-0529

The Minnesota Family Support and Recovery Council (MFSRC) is an association of child support and collection professionals.

Our mission is promoting the well being of children and families through the professional development of members, legislative advocacy, public awareness, and collaboration with government and community agencies.

MFSRC provides training to child support staff, attorneys and legal staff, collection workers and others working in the support area.

annual training conference is held each fall and is a working conference with training held on current issues including legislative updates, case law, program administration, job skill enhancement, and computer skills. 

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