This annual event provides professional development and networking opportunities for trainers in the state of Minnesota.

2019 Event Details

Join us for the 4th annual Trainer and RBPD Summit, hosted by Child Care Aware of Minnesota’s Trainer and Relationship-Based Support Services (TARSS) program.

The Trainer and RBPD Summit offers professional development opportunities for trainers, RBPD specialists, and leaders in the early childhood field to gain new, relevant information and to network with their peers. It is our goal to provide a variety of topics and unique presentation ideas for trainers, leaders, and RBPD specialists in Minnesota.

Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21, with a pre-conference day on Thursday, September 19.

Breezy Point Resort
9252 Breezy Point Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472

Thursday, September 19 - Pre-Conference (1-4 p.m.) - $75
Friday, September 20 - $125
Saturday, September 21 - $75

We have a room block reserved for attendees, which is currently open for booking. Reservations can be made online through the Breezy Point website. Please use the group ID 260655 when booking.

Registration opens July 1 and runs through August 16.

First-time attendees receive a discount for registering early! All first-time attendees who register during this first week (July 1-7) will receive a 20% discount on registration fees.

Scholarship applications will be available July 1 through 22 and will be need-based. All scholarships will be $300 each.

Katherine (Kat) Kempe
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Katherine Kempe is Senior Director for Professional Recognition and Advancement with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) where she leads the Power to the Profession initiative, a national collaboration to establish a unified framework for the early learning profession. Kat has extensive experience working in Minnesota’s early learning community focusing on community engagement and elevating the voices of parents and early learning professionals at the state Capitol. As Senior Policy Advocate at Think Small, Kat served as the grassroots manager for the MinneMinds campaign from 2012-2015, which successfully increased resources to support high quality early learning. Kat is driven by a passion to create policies and systems that create the optimal environments to support the healthy development of children and the adults who care for them.


Thursday, September 19 (Pre-Conference)

12:00-1:00 p.m. - Registration
1:00-4:00 p.m. - Pre-Conference Session
6:00-8:00 p.m. - Meet & Greet Social Hour

Enjoy appetizers and a cash bar with Matt and Elsa from TARSS. All are invited to come meet and network, especially new attendees! This event is sponsored by Achieve.


Friday, September 20

7:00-8:00 a.m. - Registration & Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Keynote
9:15-11:15 a.m. - Session 1
11:15-1:15 p.m. - Lunch
1:15-3:15 p.m. - Session 2
3:30-5:30 p.m. - Session 3
5:30-7:00 p.m. - Table Talks & Social Hour


Saturday, September 21

8:00-9:00 a.m. - Registration & Breakfast
9:00-12:00 p.m. - Session 4
12:00-1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m. - PechaKucha & Closing

We are bringing back PechaKucha as our closing again this year based on the feedback we received last year! PechaKucha is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each, totaling 6 minutes and 40 seconds. This format keeps presentations quick and concise.