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Public Health Summer Institute 2022 

July 18—22, 2022 Double Tree - Billings

Instructions to register for Summer Institute 2022

Invitation Code - PHSDSI2022 (not case sensitive)

Web address to start registration - https://whova.com/portal/registration/summe2_202207

  • Select ticket type – Options below
    • Early Bird Registration is for Monday – Friday and includes lunch on Monday (Make sure you select this ticket plus Monday luncheon ticket). Early Bird Registration ends on June 10th and is $125. After June 10th, the full week fee will be $200, which includes the luncheon. Early Bird Registration is only available for in-person attendance.
    • Monday Only – Select appropriate luncheon ticket (includes everything for that day).
    • Partial week (Monday – Wednesday) – Select Monday luncheon ticket PLUS partial week ticket.
    • Virtual attendee – Select this option if you are only going to be attending virtually. This includes all courses for the week.
  • Hit next on the bottom, fill out next page with your information
  • Confirm everything and hit next finalizing your selections

You will receive an email with your confirmation. After receiving your tickets and confirmation, you will receive an email from PHSDSI@MT.GOV with the link for payment.  If you are unable to attend, a full refund will be available for the first 7 days. After 7 days, the refund amount will be reduced to 50%.

If attending in person, please follow step 1

If attending virtually, proceed to step 2

Step 1: Download the Whova App on your mobile device to select your courses

  • Search for the event name “Summer Institute” in Billings
  • Enter the invitation code (PHSDSI2022)
  • Select agenda at the bottom and pick the courses you would like to attend

OR

Step 2: Signing in to Whova to select courses on your computer – Web address to register - https://whova.com/portal/webapp/summe2_202207/

  • Click “Don’t have account? Sign up here” option
  • Fill out name, email, password and confirm password fields
  • Confirm by hitting sign up button
  • Enter invitation code (PHSDSI2022)
  • Follow prompts to complete registration

After you have completed these steps, you can select your courses by clicking on Agenda and selection sessions. You will be able to add/remove courses on the app or computer by logging in, clicking the (+) to add to agenda, or clicking the checkmark to remove it.

If the course is spread out over multiple days/times, please make sure to register for both times (ex: Tuesday Verbal Judo 8-12 and 1-5).

If you have any questions, please email phsdsi@mt.gov. Thank you

Hotel Information: Group block rate is $96/night plus tax with a cutoff date of July 1, 2022. 

Double Tree in Billing; Address:  27 N 27th St, Billings, MT 59101, Group Name - Public Health Emergency Preparedness: Group Code - PHE
Booking Link:
 https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=BILDTDT&groupCode=CDTPHE&arrivaldate=2022-07-17&departuredate=2022-07-22&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT [hilton.com]Phone: (406) 252-7400

July 18th

Time

Title

Description

8:00 AM – 12:00

Registration

 

10:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Feminine Leadership

Participants will learn about the different qualities of the feminine leadership model and how these qualities can help boost morale and efficiencies in the workplace, while helping with retention and general work satisfaction.  Participants will explore communication, resiliency, inclusion, and emotional intelligence and how to bring one’s whole self to the office.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Luncheon

 

1:00 PM –5:00 PM

Keynote Speaker/Secondary Trauma Activates Resilience

The content of the training is a cutting-edge integration of trauma theory, attachment theory, neurobiology, and embodiment work. The training explains predictable impacts on the body, mind, and emotion of human service workers who do trauma-engaged work. The training builds recognition of this process, which impacts the most important resource in human service work, the human who does the work. The training teaches practical skills to build strength or resilience in the face of the chronicity of trauma in the human service setting. It has been demonstrated to be effective to build capacity in both individual workers and to build new strength in human service team structures.  

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Meet and greet

Skyview room on the 20th floor – appetizers provided with a cash bar will be available.

Tuesday, July 19th

 

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Registration

 

 

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Verbal Judo

Verbal Judo is a gentle approach to being in control of situations without creating stress and frustration. This de-escalation training offers practical solutions that work when people are under pressure and teaches techniques to skillfully handle verbal conflict with professionalism. Please register by July 5th to ensure to ensure that a workbook will be available for you.

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Health Assessments and Data Analysis

Various public health professionals will share their experiences in conducting assessments (CHA, CHIP, local and state assessments) and how the information collected helped create action items to enact change. Participants will work with a statistician to offer various means of interpreting and quantifying data after samples are collected to help complete the assessment and illustrate specific needs based on the numbers.

Wednesday, July 20th

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Registration

 

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Around the World of Communicable Disease

This course takes learners through a variety of infectious diseases while reviewing concepts integral to public health.  Topics include case investigation, outbreak identification and management, public health reporting and MIDIS, using technology in public health investigations, and a brief after action report of the COVID-19 pandemic in Montana. 

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Public Health Assessments and Data Analysis

Nicolas Coombs - Various public health professionals will share their experiences in conducting assessments (CHA, CHIP, local and state assessments) and how the information collected helped create action items to enact change. Participants will work with a statistician to offer various means of interpreting and quantifying data after samples are collected to help complete the assessment and illustrate specific needs based on the numbers.

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 

Social Media Workshop (tentative)

Course description pending.

 

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Meet and greet

Skyview room on the 20th floor – appetizers provided with a cash bar will be available.

Thursday, July 21st

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Registration

 

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

The World of Communicable Disease

See Course Description Above

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Social Media Workshop (tentative)

See Course Description Above

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

EICS Training

This training course is designed to provide performance-based education about Juvare’s eICS solution for Emergency Management staff who write emergency management plans, implement emergency management practices, and/or provide emergency management training for their organization. 

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Understanding Across Political and Ideological Divides

Constructive engagement often falters because of unwarranted certainty about the world and other people. This unwarranted certainty frequently takes one of three forms (aka the three barriers). Understanding them is essential for growing a culture where a wider range of viewpoints can coexist. Recognizing these barriers—becoming comfortable with a little more uncertainty—is what enables us to see that there are often multiple morally legitimate ways to view controversial topics. And moral legitimacy is the recognition that, in many cases, someone can see the same issue differently—have the same information and come to a different conclusion—and still be a good person. 

Friday, July 22nd

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

HAN Notification System

This onsite training session provides participants with the knowledge and skills to utilize the profile, registration, alerting, and administrative features of the Montana CORES HAN site as well as management of users through organization management.  After completing this session, participants will be able to access the MT CORES HAN site, add/edit information to their account, search for users, register users, send, and receive alerts via multimedia devices, manage organizations, manage recipients, manage groups, and generate reports

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Understanding Across Political and Ideological Divides

See Course Description Above

12:00 – End of Summer Institute

See you in Missoula July 17 – 21, 2023


This activity has been submitted to Montana Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Montana Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

For more information regarding contact hours, please contact Neva Loney @ neva.loney@mt.gov for more information.

Contact hours will be awarded per course of the Summer Institute.  To earn a certificate, learners must attend all sessions of the course and submit a digital contact hour claim form. 

 Contact hour totals per course are listed below:

Course Title

Total course contact hours

Feminine Leadership

2

Organizational Resiliency - Surviving through incremental change and sudden disruptions (Activate Resiliency)

3.5

Verbal Judo

6.5

Public Health Assessments and Data Analysis

9.5

Around the World of Communicable Disease

9.5

Social Media Workshop

6.5

Connecting across Political and Ideological Divides

6.5