2022 Trainer and RBPD Specialist Symposium

Look for 2023 Trainer Symposium information this winter!

Saturday, May 21, 2022
9:00 am to 3:30 pm / Online via Zoom / 5 clock hours (KCF: VI – Professionalism)

A free, online, live, and Develop-approved event

The annual Trainer & RBPD Symposium is a special professional development opportunity for early childhood trainers and coaches in Minnesota. Trainers and coaches will connect with one another and attend inspiring and informative sessions on best practices in adult education. Our theme this spring is all about modeling play-based and nature-based learning!


View/download the Symposium agenda.

Intended Audience

Early childhood trainers and RBPD specialists

Keynotes and Sessions

There will be two keynote presentations and attendees can choose between three breakout sessions. You can choose your session on the day of the event. There will also be a Q&A session with Nicky Severson regarding Achieve.

Read more about each keynote and session.


Cost: Free

During registration, choose one of three complimentary books that will be mailed to you along with a toolkit after the event. Please be sure to include your preferred mailing address on your registration.

  • The Nature Fix, by Florence Williams.
  • Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (Or Anyone Who Acts Like One), by Deborah MacNamara.
  • Essentials of Online Course Design, by Marjorie Vai and Kristen Sosulski.

Look for 2023 Trainer Symposium information this winter.


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


Contact Rowie Lund at lund1820@umn.edu.