Keys to Effectiveness Training

October 16, 2017 @ 10:00AM — October 18, 2017 @ 4:00PM

A regional training event for housing and homeless service providers in North Dakota and Minnesota.

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Keys to Effectively Ending Homelessness

Thank you for your interest in this event. If you are interested in registering AFTER October 10 for the first two days of this event, please contact for availablity. Thank you!

Registration for the Oct 18 Motivational interviewing event ends October 13. If you are interested in a last minute registration after that cut off, please contact to inquire about availablity. Thank you!

Join us for this major regional training event focusing on providing you with the keys to effectively be part of ending homelessness in your community.

Please read description and all registration info below BEFORE choosing your ticket option(s).

October 16-17:

  • Ending Rural Homelessness
  • Housing Focused Case Managment
  • HMIS's Role in Ending Homelessness
  • Coordinated Entry/CARES User Training (required for funding)

October 18:

  • Motivational Interviewing
  • This is a no cost stand alone training or additional third day of training to the above.


  • Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, 3333 13th Ave. S, Fargo, ND
  • Special room rate: $75.00 (must reserve before October 2)
  • Room special qualifies for the pre-training evening of Oct 15 as well as Oct 16 & 17.
  • Call 701-235-3333 and mention the FM Coalition hosted training to receive the special rate - no online reservations.


  • Zach Brown - OrgCode Associate and Executive Director, West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness
  • Amanda Sisson - OrgCode Associate and Assistant Director, West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness
  • Jeff Standell, OrgCode Senior Associate
  • OrgCode Consulting

This event is brought to you by:

  • FM Coalition for Homeless Persons
  • Fargo VA Health Care System - Programs for Homeless Veterans
  • Homeless to House Task Force (Northwest & West Central MN Continua of Care)
  • North Dakota Coalition for Homeless People
  • North Dakota Department of Commerce Division of Community Services
  • Presentation Partners in Housing
  • United Way of Cass Clay


  • Please DO NOT pay with credit card when registering. Register with the special CoC ticket option.
  • After registration, please send $200 per participant to the FM Coalition for Homeless Persons, PO Box 5653, Fargo, ND 58105
  • Upon completion of the training requirements/participation in the event, you will be reimbursed fully for the registration.
  • If you do chose to pay by credit card, chose regular registration. However, your refund will be minus 5% processing fees.
  • (This offer is availabe to North Dakota, Northwest Minnesota, West Central Minnesota CoCs, or a North Dakota State partners ONLY.)


  • If you are NOT a part of the North Dakota, Northwest Minnesota, West Central Minnesota CoCs, or a North Dakota State partner, please register regular
  • This is a non-refundable training event.
  • Cost of hotel and 1-2 meals are not part of registration.

Additional Training Opportunity: SPDAT TRAIN THE TRAINER, October 19

  • Training to be come a SPDAT Trainer DETAILS HERE
  • This training is for those who have used the Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (full SPDAT not the VI-SPDAT) for 3 or more months and would like to become certified to instruct others on use of the tool.
  • DO NOT REGISTER for this training if you are not qualified to do so -- contact with any questions.
  • You must register seperatly for this event. For registraiton and more info CLICK HERE.

Monday, October 16
9:00-10:00am :: Registration
10:00-Noon :: Ending Rural Homelessness Session 1
Noon-1:00pm :: Lunch Provided
1:00-4:00pm :: Ending Rural Homelessness Session 2
4:00-5:00pm :: Break
5:00-7:00pm :: Social and Food Trucks and Pizza @ Front Street Taproom
Evening free to explore Downtown Fargo!

Tuesday, October 17
8:30-11:30am :: Housing Focused Case Management Session 1
11:30-Noon :: Lunch provided
Noon-1:30pm :: Coordinated Entry and HMIS (meets funding requirements)
1:30-4:00pm :: Housing Focused Case Management Session 2
4:00 :: Depart (or Break for those staying for day 3)
5:00 :: Social Hour @ Proof Artisan Distillers

Wednesday, October 18 (Motivational Interviewing - Stand Alone Event)

8:30am - Registration for those not attending the first two days)
9am-Noon :: Session One
Noon-1:00pm :: Break for lunch
1-4pm - Session Two

Event Location

Ramada Hotel
3333 13th Ave S
Fargo, ND 58102