Event Details

Full-day training with Dr. Clay Cook

  • 13 Mar 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Shooting Star Casino, 777 SE Casino Rd, Mahnomen, MN 56557


  • If you are not a MESPA member, use this registration.


Presented by MESPA and sponsored by MESPA's Northern and Western Divisions.

Join us for a full-day training with Dr. Clay Cook on trauma, social-emotional learning, and behavior supports. More information is coming soon! Lunch will be provided and CEU's will be awarded after the event.

Who can attend this training?
Any MN educator is invited to attend this training for $50 (includes lunch). This training has limited seating. Register soon!

About the presenter:

Dr. Clay Cook (@ClayCook_phd) is the John and Nancy Peyton Faculty Fellow in Child and Adolescent Wellbeing at the University of Minnesota and Associate Professor in the School Psychology Program. He has extensive research and practical experiences involving the implementation of multi-tiered systems of support to promote children’s mental and behavioral health. He co-founded the School Mental Health Assessment, Research and Training (SMART) Center at the University of Washington and is a core faculty member who helps direct the Institute of Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health at the University of Minnesota. He has received over 8.5 million dollars in external grant funding from multiple agencies and foundations. In addition to his research, he consults with several school systems throughout the US to integrate a continuum of social, emotional, and behavioral supports to enhance student academic and life success.

General information:

  • Hotel block: A block of rooms has been reserved at Shooting Star Casino & Hotel for Thursday, March 12. Rooms are $65 under the MESPA Block (typically $99). You need to book your room 10 days before (March 2) to get this rate. Use code #11001 to get this rate. Call 800.453.7827 to reserve your room.

Event Cancellation Policy 

A completed online registration constitutes a bill and a commitment to pay for a full seminar payment. Due to MESPA's incurred costs (i.e. materials, meals, speaking fees, etc.) please know that unfortunately, we are unable to grant refunds within two weeks of the event's start date. Prior to the two-week mark, we are able to issue a refund, less a $50 processing fee.

For Institute Exhibit registrations, please see the Cancellation Policy at mespa.net/exhibit.

Institute 2020 Accommodations

Staying overnight for Institute 2020 at the Bloomington DoubleTree? Click here to book your room for $142/night or call the DoubleTree Bloomington Minneapolis South at 952.835.7800.

Hotel Accommodations - General Twin Cities events

Attending a professional development event in the Twin Cities? Consider booking at the DoubleTree Hotel in Roseville (formerly a Radisson Hotel) at our special rate of $113/night. To make a reservation, call 651.636.4567 and ask for the MN Elementary School Principals' Association rate, or click here and use the corporate code 3231008 to book online.

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