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MNA Continuing Education Forum

#MNAStrong Advocate – Educate – Represent

Thursday, October 10th
Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Falls, MI


12:00 pm Box lunches and sign-in
1:00 pm Judith Arnetz, PhD, MPH, PT
2:15 pm Kyle Arnone
3:30 pm Documentary-“Heather Booth: Changing the World”
4:35 pm Heather Booth

The registration form is below.

;Heather Booth: Changing the World

Tracing the ongoing legacy of activist and community organizer Heather Booth, this documentary is a manual on how to become an organizer. The goal is for Heather Booth: Changing the World to serve as a tool for community organizing, through education and awareness, and as a guide for mobilizing that inspires activism and ignites change.


Workplace Violence in Healthcare: Risk Factors, Consequences, and Prevention Strategies
Judith Arnetz, PhD, MPH, PT, Michigan State UniversityDr. Arnetz is a nationally recognized researcher who has studied workplace violence in health care for more than 20 years. Dr. Arnetz is a professor and Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Family Medicine at Michigan State University. Her research focuses on stress in health care work and its implications for worker health and safety and the quality of patient care. Dr. Arnetz was Principal Investigator on a recently-completed NIOSH-funded study that was the first large-scale randomized controlled intervention shown to be effective in reducing violent events and violence-related injury among hospital workers.
Being David: Bargaining Better with Goliath Healthcare Systems
Kyle Arnone, Center for Collective Bargaining, AFTKyle Arnone manages the Center for Collective Bargaining at the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). His team provides bargaining support to AFT state and local affiliates in K-12, health care, higher education, and the public sector. Through an annual national conference and a partnership with Cornell University, the Center for Collective Bargaining provides training to AFT leaders and members in the art and science of collective bargaining. Prior to his current role at the AFT, Kyle was the National Research Coordinator at the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions, supporting negotiations for a national agreement that covered 130,000 healthcare professionals.
If We Organize, We Can Change the World!
Heather Booth, Midwest AcademyHeather Booth is one of the leading strategists about progressive issue campaigns and driving issues in elections in the United States. She was the founding director and is now Chair of the Midwest Academy, training social change leaders and organizers. She has been involved in and managed political campaigns and was the Training Director of the Democratic National Committee. From a politically conscious college student who began her career in 1964 registering voters in Mississippi at the height of the Civil Rights movement, Heather has became the go-to strategist for causes ranging from child care to women’s rights to immigration reform and adviser to leaders including Julian Bond and Senator Elizabeth Warren. She has been a consultant to many organizations including the Voter Participation Center, the Center for Community Change, and MoveOn.


Cost: FREE for MNA members. $75 for non-members includes 1-year Associate membership.

CE Outcomes

Workplace Violence in Healthcare: Risk Factors, Consequences, and Prevention Strategies

  • Increased understanding of root causes and risk situations for violence.
  • Improved awareness of how workplace violence can impact nurse health, performance, and quality of patient care.
  • Knowledge of individual and organizational strategies that can help to prevent workplace violence.

Being David: Bargaining Better with Goliath Healthcare Systems

  • Increased understanding of how large health systems are minimizing the health needs of patients.
  • Determine how nurses can react to cost-cutting measures regarding patient care and safety.
  • Develop ways to address large health systems so nurses can be heard effectively.

If We Organize, We Can Change the World!

  • Determine why nurses should be pro-active in order to ensure that conditions are improved for patients, the community, and nurses, and the care they want to provide.
  • Discuss why nurses should engage with community members to improve health care conditions.

Reserve your room at Boyne Mountain Resort

You are responsible for making your own hotel reservations. Reserve your room at Boyne Mountain Resort online here or call 800-462-6963 and identify yourself as attending the MNA Convention to receive the discounted rate. Discounted rooms are available at the Boynehof, Clock Tower and Mountain Grand Lodge. Two and three bedroom condominiums are also available at Mountain Villa and Disciple’s Ridge. A free shuttle is available to take you to the Civic Center. Refer to the site map to see the room locations.

September 18, 2019

A deposit of one night’s room rental is required to confirm a reservation. Failure to arrive on the confirmed reservation date will result in forfeiture of the total deposit amount. Cancellations received seven (7) or more days prior to arrival date will allow a refund of the deposit minus a $10 administrative fee. Cancellations received within seven (7) days of arrival require forfeiture of the entire deposit.

4.0 contact hours will be awarded to RNs who are in attendance for the entire event and complete the evaluation.. The Michigan Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.