Minnesota Second Chance Coalition



Training & Events Calendar

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Current members may access MCCA trainings free of charge.
If you are not currently a member, a one time fee of $20 will be charged. 

Upcoming events

    • Friday, September 21, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Goodwill Easter Seals, 553 Fairview Ave N., Saint Paul, MN 55104


    Can Professional Ethical Autonomy Survive in the 21st Century?

    • Ethics from a public perspective.

    o How ethical is your profession?

    • Social challenges as ethical questions.

    o What does ethics have to do with social issues?

    • Ethics and the marketplace.

    o Is your profession being subverted by the marketplace?

    • The role of business.

    o How can business make a difference?

    We will look at some of these questions, and more in this interactive workshop, where participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, to share with each other, and perhaps see ethics from a new perspective.

    Presenter(s): Peter Eichten – Metro State Professor

    Peter Eichten has been an administrator in Catholic and Protestant churches for more than 25 years. He teaches in the Masters of Public and Nonprofit Administration program at Metropolitan State University where he teaches two part courses: Public Ethics and the Common Good and Undoing Racism in the Workplace and the Public Arena. He has degrees in History, Education, and Theology, he has been a high school teacher, counselor, and coach, and he has also worked in Catholic Campus Ministry. He has been elected to a public school board and has served on the board of directors of two non-profits. He’s a past president of the Midtown Phillips Neighborhood Association, and serves as a Commissioner on the Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission (NCEC) for the city of Minneapolis.

    Peter, and his wife Jane, are returned Peace Corps Volunteers (Iran 1970-72). They have five adult children, and five grandchildren.


    Friday, September 21,  2018                                   




    Goodwill Easter Seals: 

    553 Fairview Avenue N, St. Paul, MN 55104

    Trainings are free to all current Second Chance Coalition Members.

    If you are currently a Second Chance Coalition member, please go to mnmcca.com to sign in and register for the training. If you are currently not a member, please sign-up at mnmcca.com for a membership, an annual fee of $35 will be owed. This annual investment pays for one year membership to MCCA including free monthly training sessions.  If you are interested in this training only, please email lwoodard@lssmn.org and pay $20 at the door.  Group memberships are also available, email for more info. Online registration will be given priority.

    Questions can be directed to Lauri Woodard – lwoodard@lssmn.org

Past events

Friday, August 17, 2018 Poverty and Implicit Bias: Messy Conversations about Humanity
Friday, July 20, 2018 Breaking the Cycle: Domestic Violence 101 and Engaging Men and Boys in Violence Prevention.
Friday, June 15, 2018 Developing Genuine Relationships: Partnership in Mental and Behavioral Health
Friday, May 18, 2018 African American Historical Trauma
Monday, April 23, 2018 (dis)parity: Conference on Justice Involved Women and Girls 2018
Sunday, April 22, 2018 2018 Second Chances 5k
Friday, April 20, 2018 Relapse Prevention
Friday, March 16, 2018 Women in the Criminal Justice System
Wednesday, March 07, 2018 Minnesota Second Chance Day on the Hill
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 2018 African Heritage Day on the Hill (Hosted by Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage)
Friday, February 16, 2018 Day on the Hill Prep Session: Legislative goals, How politics affect us and How to talk to your Legislator
Friday, January 19, 2018 Minnesota Second Chance Coalition Presents"13th: From Slave to Criminal with One Amendment" Movie Screening and Discussion
Friday, December 15, 2017 Minnesota Second Chance Coalition Presents "Self-Concept & Intrinsic Motivation: How to Strengthen Internal Motivation Factors"
Friday, November 17, 2017 Minnesota Second Chance Coalition Presents: "Motivational Interviewing: Why does it have to be so complex?"
Friday, October 20, 2017 Minnesota Second Chance Coalition & Minnesota Community Corrections Association Present:Brain Injury Basics- An Introduction to Brain Injury
Friday, September 15, 2017 MCCA and MN Second Chance Coalition Present: Our Community and Law Enforcement-How do we stay safe & How do we get in
Friday, August 18, 2017 MCCA and Second Chance Coalition Present: Ethics Can Professional Ethical Autonomy Survive in the 21st Century?
Friday, July 21, 2017 Second Chance Coalition and MCCA Present: Introduction to De-escalation Training: Managing the Mental Health Crisis
Friday, June 16, 2017 Moving Forward: Legislative Update and Discussions Toward Future Progress
Friday, May 19, 2017 From Prison to Ph.D: Hope, Resilience and Second Chances
Friday, April 21, 2017 African American Historical Trauma
Friday, March 17, 2017 Sexual Violence 101 and Prea
Friday, February 17, 2017 Locked Out - The Barriers of Background Checks
Friday, February 17, 2017 Locked Out - The Barriers of Background Checks
Friday, January 20, 2017 Psychological First Aid
Friday, December 16, 2016 Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Friday, November 18, 2016 Hot Topics in Substance Abuse: Naloxone and a Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Update
Friday, October 21, 2016 Sex Offender Treatment
Friday, September 16, 2016 Working with Youth and Adults with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Friday, August 19, 2016 Racial Justice
Friday, July 15, 2016 Trauma-informed Care
Friday, June 17, 2016 First Person Experience in Residential Boarding School
Friday, May 20, 2016 Effective Practices for Working with People in the Criminal Justice System
Monday, April 18, 2016 Girls to Women: Pathways, Interventions and Strategies
Friday, March 18, 2016 Cultural Responsiveness to Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders
Friday, February 19, 2016 Making Effective Referrals to Disability Services and Supports
Friday, January 15, 2016 Youth Firesetting Prevention & Intervention (CANCELED)
Friday, December 18, 2015 Understanding Psychopathy
Friday, November 20, 2015 Hot Topics in Chemical Dependency
Friday, October 16, 2015 Ethical Issues and Boundaries in Counseling Practice
Friday, September 18, 2015 Working with Undocumented Immigrants
Friday, August 21, 2015 Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking in Minnesota
Friday, July 17, 2015 Domestic Violence
Thursday, June 25, 2015 The 7th Annual Community Empowerment through Black Men Healing Conference
Friday, June 19, 2015 2015 Legislative Update and Networking Event
Friday, June 05, 2015 Hybrid Gangs and Security Threat Groups
Friday, May 15, 2015 Mental Health Crisis De-escalation
Monday, April 20, 2015 11th Annual Conference on Women Offenders - Our Clients, Ourselves: Leadership, Resilience, & Renewal
Friday, March 20, 2015 Working with Youth and Adults with an Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Friday, February 27, 2015 Disability Rights
Friday, January 30, 2015 Reclaiming the Narrative: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Historical Trauma
Friday, December 19, 2014 The School to Prison Pipeline
Friday, November 21, 2014 Sex Offense Treatment
Friday, October 17, 2014 Housing Issues and People with Criminal Records
Friday, September 19, 2014 Hybrid Gangs & Security Threat Groups
Friday, August 15, 2014 DSM-V In Corrections
Friday, July 18, 2014 Creating Cultural Competence
Friday, June 20, 2014 Expungements and Beyond
Friday, May 16, 2014 Trauma Informed Care (rescheduled from March)
Monday, April 21, 2014 10th Annual Conference on Women Offenders: (Re)viewing: An Expanded Vision of Domestic Violence
Friday, April 18, 2014 Legislative Update 2014: An MCCA/MCA/MACPO Workshop
Friday, March 21, 2014 Trauma Informed Care (postponed till May 16)
Friday, February 21, 2014 Creating Cultural Competence
Friday, January 17, 2014 Professional Burn-Out: The Importance of Balance and Self-Care
Friday, December 20, 2013 The Long Life of a Juvenile Record: From Arrest to Re-Entry
Friday, November 15, 2013 Minnesota Gangs
Friday, October 18, 2013 Co-Occurring Disorders in the Criminal Justice System Conference
Friday, September 20, 2013 Juvenile Sexual Homicide
Friday, August 16, 2013 Sexting, Texting, and Cyberbullying
Friday, July 19, 2013 Deepening our Understandings of the LGBTA Communities
Friday, June 21, 2013 Responding Effectively to People Who Live with Mental Illnesses
Friday, May 10, 2013 MCCA and MCA Present: Agent Safety: Fighting Complacency: A Shared Responsibility, Steps for Improvement
Monday, April 22, 2013 Annual Conference on Women Offenders
Friday, March 15, 2013 Effective Relationships in a Correctional Environment
Thursday, February 21, 2013 Corrections Capitol Day
Friday, February 08, 2013 Working with the HIV and Hepatitis C Population
Friday, January 11, 2013 Postpartum Depression and Postpartum Psychosis: Understanding Warning Signs and Risk Factors
Friday, December 07, 2012 Ethical Issues and Boundaries in Practitioner-Client Relationships
Friday, November 09, 2012 Adrenal Fatigue: The Modern Stress Syndrome
Friday, October 19, 2012 Leadership in the Criminal Justice System
Friday, September 14, 2012 Synthetic Drugs & Falsifying Drug Screenings
Friday, August 10, 2012 Mental Illnesses and Crisis De-escalation
Friday, June 22, 2012 Changing the System: What a corrections professional can do and how to do it.
Friday, June 08, 2012 Surviving Prostitution & Sex Trafficking: Breaking Free
Friday, May 11, 2012 Office Safety & Crisis Management
Monday, April 30, 2012 Annual Conference on Women Offenders
Friday, March 09, 2012 Tax Fraud - Criminal Prosecution of Selected Minnesota Tax Violations
Friday, February 17, 2012 Sexting, Texting and Cyberbullying in the New Age of Technology
Friday, January 13, 2012 Gangs, Security Threat Groups, Terrorism and Social Networking: How do they all affect you?
Friday, December 16, 2011 Successful Reentry- Tools to assimilate, accommodate and acclimate to change
Friday, November 18, 2011 Ethics and Boundaries: Professional Use of Self
Friday, October 21, 2011 Responding Effectively to Offenders with Mental Illnesses - Presenter: Anna McLafferty
Friday, September 16, 2011 What is Rule 25 & Rule 31?
Friday, August 26, 2011 Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
Friday, August 05, 2011 Pioneers in Corrections: Looking Back (and Forward) at Our History
Friday, June 24, 2011 Current Trends in Drug Abuse and Synthetic Marijuana
Friday, May 27, 2011 Trauma Informed Approaches: Engaging African American Men
Friday, May 20, 2011 Cultural Competence: Deepening Understandings
Friday, April 15, 2011 Resiliency
Friday, March 11, 2011 Forensic Aspects of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Friday, February 18, 2011 Working with Sex Offenders: A Symposium
Friday, January 28, 2011 Ethical Issues and Boundaries in Practitioner-Client Relationships
Friday, December 17, 2010 “To Alcohol! The cause and solution to all of life's problems.” ~Homer Simpson
Friday, November 19, 2010 Exploring the Psychology of Criminal Conduct and an Introduction to the Level of Service Inventory - Revised
Thursday, October 28, 2010 Putting the "X" in Se__ Offender: A Symposium
Friday, August 20, 2010 The Face of the Child Pornography Offender
Friday, July 30, 2010 Creating Cultural Competence by Andre Koen
Friday, June 11, 2010 Hybrid Gangs
Friday, May 28, 2010 Ethical Issues & Boundaries in Practitioner-Client Relationships
Friday, March 26, 2010 Field & Office Safety Training
Friday, February 26, 2010 Responding Effectively to Offenders with Mental Illness
Friday, January 29, 2010 Offender Employment Strategies
Friday, December 18, 2009 Sexting, CyberBullying & Energy Drinks
Friday, November 20, 2009 Pioneers In Corrections - Looking Back (and Forward) at Our History
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 MCF - Shakopee - A Guided Tour
Friday, September 25, 2009 Effective Case Management & LSI-R "Booster"
Monday, September 14, 2009 MCCA Golf Tournament
Friday, August 21, 2009 Conflict Resolution & Restorative Justice
Friday, July 24, 2009 Responding Effectively to Mental Illness
Friday, June 26, 2009 Gangs Workshop
Friday, October 24, 2008 Resiliency for the Tough Times
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