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

Save the Date for 2020!

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 18 and Saturday, September 19, with a pre-conference day on Thursday, September 17.

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

Ann Dillard

The Daring Way!
Presented by Ann Dillard


Ann Dillard is the founder of KIPP Consulting Services, and is passionate about instilling hope and empowering individuals and families to live their best lives. She is also a credentialed trainer through the Minnesota Center for Professional Development and has served as an online instructor for Eager-to-Learn for over 15 years. Ann holds a master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University and a bachelor’s in Business Operations from DeVry University. She is also trained in foster care and adoption competency and is a certified Daring Way facilitator through Dr. Brene Brown’s organization.


"I was so thrilled to get to attend and present at the Summit this year! I love this event so much! Most rewarding opportunity ever! Thank you for all your work on this, Elsa Carlson and Matt Evans!" - Raelene O.


"It's the most wonderful time of the year!" - Christy B.


"The Summit was amazing again! Bravo to the committee! Loved getting some fresh air by the lake during lunch! Thanks for adding this pause for us." - Karlene D.


"I had such a wonderful time talking to other trainers, hearing more about the coaching side of things, and learning in the sessions. Thank you to everyone who attended, and especially those who helped me grow as a trainer, an early childhood educator, and as a person." - Jen R.