2022 RBPD Fall Retreat

Reset, reenergize, and reconnect!

Friday, November 4

Maple Grove Community Center

12951 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove, MN

Earn 5 clock hours in KCF VI: Professionalism

Reset, reenergize, and reconnect at the Relationship-Based Professional Development (RBPD) Fall Retreat!

This event is FREE, in person, and Develop-approved. It is designed for coaches, advisors, consultants, and mentors who work with early childhood educators and programs.

This year, our focus is on resetting our coaching mindsets, reenergizing our practices, and reconnecting with each other. You will also have the opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and meet the Trainer And RBPD Specialist Support (TARSS) team at the Center for Early Education and Development (CEED). Learn more about RBPD.

Intended Audience

Minnesota RBPD specialists, coaches, advisors, consultants, and mentors who work with early childhood educators and programs


8:30 am to 9:00 am: Registration, coffee, and light breakfast provided

9:00 am to 11:30 am: Welcome and breakout sessions (see below for descriptions)

11:30 to 1:00 pm: Lunch on your own

1:00 pm to 3:30 pm: Panel discussion with MN RBPD Endorsement organizations

Breakout sessions

You’ll choose one of these three breakout sessions when you register.

“Coaching with Conscious Discipline: Applying the 7 Powers and Skills to your RBPD Practice” with Angela Vierkant
This session will focus on the 7 Powers and Skills from Conscious Discipline by Dr. Becky Bailey, and how they can be applied and used in coaching and RBPD practices.

“From Knowing to Doing: Understanding and Embedding Hmong Culture into Childcare Relationships and Practices” with Julie Li Yang and Zang Vang-Lee
Join this session to gain greater insight into the rich Hmong culture. In it, attendees will gather ideas on ways in which to support weaving this community’s values and practices into childcare environments and their relationships. The session will also provide information on the Hmong Early Childhood Coalition (HECC), a Minnesota nonprofit. Move the needle forward in your cultural humility and knowledge!

“Build Up from Burnout and Emotionally Intense Environments Through Coaching” Elizabeth (Betsy) Peters-Rust
How do you support childcare providers that are experiencing burnout? Burnout is common in childcare providers, often due to long hours, low pay, and a somewhat isolating environment. Come, learn and share some coaching strategies and practices that you can use now to support childcare providers to get fired-up about their very important and much needed work. Explore strategies and practices to help childcare providers that are at risk for burnout and that are feeling big emotions so that they may continue to thrive in their work environments.


Contact Rowie Lund at lund1820@umn.edu.


The RBPD Retreat is sponsored by the Trainer and Relationship-based Professional Development Specialist Support program (TARSS) funded by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.