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NCR 2017 Annual Meeting

NCR Final Conference Gathering 
Chula Vista Resort, WI
October 15-17, 2017

“NCR Innovations:  Past & Future”

Note change of schedule:  Main Conference begins with lunch at noon on Sunday, October 15 and concludes at noon on Monday, October 16 with two subsidized electives that can be done separately or in conjunction with one another Monday afternoon through Tuesday.

Found Below:

  • Meeting Schedule
  • Information about the two subsidized post conference electives
  • Travel Subsidy
  • Directions
  • Meal Information, Choices & Prices
  • Registration Information & Link to Register

Meeting Schedule

Sunday Oct. 15

12:00 pm    Lunch together

1:00 – 4:30 pm   Plenary Session 1

Joys, Concerns & Remembrances shared in Community
Pioneering contributions of NCR:  sub-region & table sharing stories
ACPE responses by Trace Haythorn, new Area Manager & Shawn Mai

4:30 pm               Check into rooms; free time

5:30 – 7:00 pm    Hosted happy hour with appetizers

7:00 pm               Banquet

Distinguished service awards to Dee Brown Daniels & Gary Sartain
Celebration of prior recipients
Blessings for the future

Monday Oct 16

7 – 8:30 am breakfast

8:30 – 11:00 am    Plenary Session II:  “Stepping into the Future w/ACPE”

Trace Haythorn, new Area Manager & Shawn Mai

11:00 am                 Final NCR Business Meeting

12:00 pm                 Conference Ending & Sending Forth

12:15 pm                  Lunch Together

1:30 pm                   Transition to Communities of Practice

Tuesday Oct 16

10:00 am to 3:45 pm  Live Steam of “Partners in Strengthening the Future of Spiritual Care” Symposium


Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice are envisioned to be a core part of how we meet the needs that have previously been met by Regions through their various educational and community building endeavors (sometimes as standing, repeating activities; sometimes as one time events).

At this juncture, the ACPE Redesign Implementation Team has developed a draft of the Communities of Practice guidelines and are working on the financial plan to provide funding for supporting those groups inn 2018 and beyond.

In the meantime, your Regional Board has decided that our abbreviated regional meeting schedule gives us an opportunity for a trial run. It is inviting groups (Communities of Practice) who would like to meet Monday and Tuesday following the conference at the Region’s expense  to submit a request to the NCR Board via Steve Corum, NCR Board President (Steve.Corum@avera.org) with a copy to Regional Director, Gary Sartain (gary.sartain@me.com).  Requests should be submitted asap and by September 15 at the latest so meeting space can be arranged for approved groups.  

Examples of what those groups (Communities of Practice) might look like are:  Symposium for Supervisors of SES, Retired Supervisors group,  Persons interested in CPE Research, Accreditation/Certification Projects, Meeting of Supervisory Education Students, REM Network, Peer review, etc.  (Meetings on the golf course acceptable.)  Be creative–this is your chance!

The Region will cover the costs of Monday lodging (double occupancy), and provide IRS per diem reimbursement for Monday evening dinner ($26.00)and Tuesday breakfast ($13.00) for those who participate.

Communities of Practice may choose to meet Monday afternoon and evening and Tuesday morning or they may choose to meet Monday only and participate in the livestream of the Tuesday Symposium.


Partners in Strengthening the Future
of Spiritual Care Symposium

The leading organizations in the field of Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care have come together to offer a joint symposium “Partners in Strengthening the Future of Spiritual Care.”  This symposium will cover a range of information including partnerships, collaboration and research pertinent for those in the field of Spiritual Care.  In addition, attendees will qualify for 4.5 hours of applicable Continuing Education credits towards their respective certifications.

Hosted by the ACPE: The Standard for Spiritual Care & Education, Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC), National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC). This learning event is geared towards all chaplains, spiritual caregivers, directors of spiritual care, mission leaders, healthcare leaders, and all engaged in or having responsibility for spiritual care in your institutions.

Please join us for a vital program that will leave you informed, inspired, and equipped to strengthen spiritual care in your setting.

Tuesday, Oct 17:  10:00 am – 3:45 pm (CDT)

The symposium, which will be presented from the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) headquarters in Hoffman Estates, IL will be accessible via streaming video to remote audience via high-speed internet. Primary participation will take place online at registered sites, but limited seats will be available for in person attendees. 

Participants will:

• Gain insights into the vital role of spiritual care in current healthcare environment, and the critical partnerships needed to strengthen spiritual care for the future from Dr. Christina Puchalski;
• Hear from the presidents of the five major associations on the key challenges to professional chaplaincy, and the collaborative efforts undertaken by these strategic partners to address these challenges;
• Receive the most recent resources and research for positioning and strengthening spiritual care within one’s place of work.

The program consists of three 90-minute presentations.  The program qualifies for 4.5 CE hours for maintenance of ACPE, BCCI®, CASC, NACC, NAJC Certification. An additional 1.5 CE hours could be added with the use of guided discussions.

Schedule of Presentations

Times listed as Central Schedule – Central Time

• 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.   Session 1- Dr. Christina Puchalski
• 11:30 – 12:30 p.m.   Lunch
• 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Session 2 – Strategic Partner Leaders
• 2:00 –   2:15 p.m.   Break
• 2:15 –   3:45 p.m. Session 3 – Resource Session

10:00 a.m. – “The Challenges and Opportunities in Partnering to Strengthen the Future of Spiritual Care: a National and International Perspective”
Christina M. Puchalski, MD, MS, FACP, FAAHPM ‎- Professor, George Washington Medicine and Health Science ‎Director, George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health ‎Co-Director, MFA-GWU, Supportive and Palliative Care Clinic 

12:30 p.m. – “Common perspectives, core commitments, and collaborative initiatives to strengthen the future of spiritual care.”
Rev. Carlos R. Bell, President, MDiv, ACPE Educator, President ACPE
Rev. Kimberly Murman, MDiv, MBA, BCC, President APC
Philip Weaver MDiv, CSCP, CSCS-E, President CASC
Mary T. O’Neill, DMin, BCC-S, ACPE Educator, Chair, NACC
Rabbi Moe Kaprow BCC, President NAJC

2:15 p.m. – “Resources and research to strengthen spiritual care.”
Diverse staff and members of the Strategic Partners

The Region will cover the costs of Monday lodging (double occupancy), and provide IRS per diem reimbursement for Monday evening dinner ($26.00),Tuesday breakfast ($13.00), and Tuesday lunch ($15.00) for those who participate.


Travel Subsidy

The Region will provide members travel subsidy per past practice:

  • Zone 1 $30.00 – La Crosse, Rockford, Wausau, Madison, Metro Milwaukee, Oshkosh
  • Zone 2 $50.00 – Metro Chicago, Davenport, Iowa City, Rochester, Metro Twin Cities, Eau Claire, Green Bay
  • Zone 3 $80.00 – Urbana, Des Moines, St. Cloud, Duluth
  • Zone 4 $80.00 plus 25 cents per mile travelled in excess of 700 miles round trip – Sioux City, Cherokee, Sioux Falls, Fargo, Grand Forks




4031 River Road
P. O. Box 30
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

RESORT PHONE NUMBERS:      608-254-8366
Fax:  608-254-7653

Web site – http://www.chulavistaresort.com

Using I 90-94:  Take I90-94 to Exit 87 Wisconsin Dells.  After you cross the Wisconsin River bridge, the first stop light is River Road.  Turn left onto River Road.  At the traffic circle in the road, go left  (3/4 around the circle).  Chula Vista is 3 miles north on River Road.  The entrance is on the left.

From the East:  Go to the intersections of Hwy’s 116, 23 and 13.  Go north on 13 for 3 miles.  Turn left at the Rest Area on Golden Court.  Then turn onto River Road.  Chula Vista’s main entrance is on the right.



(no charge for registrants; prices as listed for guests & family)

Sunday lunch: Soup and Salad Bar $16.00  (Children ages 4 – 11:  $10.00)

Crisp garden greens (including Kale), freshly sliced fruits and citrus bar, shredded cheeses, chilled hard eggs, fresh vegetables, ham and turkey. Served with freshly prepared salads & cottage cheese, choice of dressings and toppings, artisan rolls and bread bar (including gluten free).   Creamy Chicken and Rice & Tomato Bisque Soup (Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten Free).   Served with coffee, tea and milk.

Sunday banquet: (All meals include house salad, dinner rolls and beverage: Coffee, Tea or Milk)

Choose from the following:

Bourbon Chicken: seasoned chicken in an Asian bourbon sauce with a hint of ginger and apple cider served over steamed jasmine rice and vegetable of the day  $28.00

Smoked Beef Brisket: braised brisket thinly sliced over mashed potatoes with jus lie and vegetable of the day $30.00
Cranberry Wild Rice Stuffed Pork Loin Roulade; cranberry wild rice stuffing rolled in a seasoned pork loin over rosemary demi  served with smashed potatoes and vegetable of the day $28.00

Cedar Salmon cedar wrapped salmon with tobiko atop dill chardonnay cream sauce, served with saffron wild rice and vegetable of the day $32.00

Grilled Cauliflower: seasoned char grilled cauliflower served with Israeli couscous confetti and vegetable of the day $22.00

Chile Relleno: fire roasted poblano peppers stuffed with queso fresco and Monterey jack cheese, lightly batted and fried to perfection. Served with salsa rojua and salsa verde with Spanish rice  $24.00

 Monday breakfast buffet: $13.95  (children ages 2 – 5:  $5.00; ages 6 – 11: $8.00)

Monday lunch:  Soup, Sandwich & Salad bar: $19.00  (Children ages 4 – 11:  $11.50)

Sliced Turkey and ham, tuna salad, assorted sliced cheeses, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, breads (including gluten free), rolls, pickles, and condiments. Crisp garden greens including spinach, freshly sliced fruits and citrus bar, shredded cheese, hard eggs, fresh vegetables, salad dressings, cottage cheese. Beef &Vegetable Barley Soup and Lentil Soup (Vegan /Vegetarian / Gluten Free)



Registering for this year’s NCR Annual meeting will be slightly different than past years. It will be a two step process similar to what you experience with the ACPE Annual Meeting:

  1. NCR Registration & Meal Choices:  Click here

    Regional Members will be invoiced for a flat registration fee of $50.00 by ACPE which covers lodging (double occupancy) and meals.  They will also receive a travel allowance based on the schedule printed below.  Guests pay no registration fee but do pay for any meals they choose.

  2. Lodging:  Find your own roommate if you desire one and book your rooms with Chula Vista directly:  855-800-3192 – you must note Block ID F42134.


    • Rooms can be booked at the conference rate for several days prior to the conference and for several days following.
    • People looking for roommates can contact the regional office where we will keep a list of others also looking for someone.)
    • Note that your credit card will be charged for the first night’s stay at the time of reservation.  However, if any or all of the cost is to ultimately be borne by the Region, the impacted portion of the charge will be credited back to your card at the time the charges are transferred during the conference, meaning you will see the credit on your bill at the time of checkout.
    • Note for those wishing to share a room:  Only one of you can book the room.  The person booking the room then needs to call oremail Robin Dunham at Chula Vista to add the “share with”:  608-254-1620; robind@chulavistaresort.com
    • The NCR Room Block is guaranteed until September 12th

It is important that you book lodging under the Block ID F42134, as the Region will cover lodging costs for standard rooms for the conference itself and for sanctioned pre and post conference activities per regional guidelines re. shared vs. private occupancy.  (If you choose an upgraded room or condo, only an amount equivalent to the share the Region would pay for a standard room will be credited.)  Those staying extra nights besides Sunday and Monday nights for personal reasons will find those charges remaining on the credit card  that they used to make their registration.   Those choosing private rooms for Sunday and Monday night will find partial charges (1/2 the room cost) remaining on the credit card.

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