Wishing You a Happy Holiday Season!

The team at Resource Training & Solutions wishes you peace, joy, and prosperity throughout the coming year. Thank you for your continued support and partnership. We look forward to working with you in the years to come. Happy holidays from your central Minnesota service cooperative!

Honoring Outstanding Service

Resource Training & Solutions is proud to share that our IT Manager, Chris Hoeschen was honored with the “Outstanding Service” Award at the annual Minnesota Service Cooperative’s (MSC) Conference in October.

Chris performs at the highest degree of excellence in a multitude of roles, since October 2006. As a network systems administrator, Chris maintains an active server infrastructure and Google workspace for our organization. Chris single-handedly developed and maintains Resource Training & Solutions customer relationship management (CRM) system. He also fills the role of chief security officer regarding data protection and verification for HIPAA compliance...

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Trauma-Informed Resilient School Training

The bad news is trauma is a fact, but the good news is, so is resilience! We can’t talk about making a school trauma informed without talking about how to make a school resilience-focused. We may not be able to take away toxic stress and trauma that a student has experienced or will continue to experience but we can create new experiences of resilience in our schools.

Become a Certified Trauma and Resilience Specialist in Education (CTRS-E) through a 10 step training that will ensure a trauma-informed, resilience-focused foundation is set for future growth and the betterment of the students you serve. This training is evidenced based...

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NEW - Contract Nursing Program

Resource Training & Solutions is excited to offer contract nursing services across central

Minnesota. This service is offered through a partnership between the Minnesota Department

of Health and the Minnesota Service Cooperatives to build the capacity of school nurses across

our region.

Available Services:

  • Contracted Nursing Coverage
  • Vision & Hearing Screenings
  • Medication Administration Training
  • Emergency Medication Administration Training Diastat/Epinephrine/Glucagon

For more information contact Amanda Lamecker, Regional Licensed School Nurse.

Share our Contract Nursing Program flyer with your district staff!

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We'll See You in January! 

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Join us in January for our annual Spark STEM Conference. 5th - 6th graders from across central MN fill the campus of St. Cloud State University learning from experts in the field as they attend small group sessions.

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Mark Your Calendars for YAYA 2023

Registration opens in March!

Join us May 17th, 18th, and 19th for the Young Authors Young Artists Conference. This conference is open to 3rd - 6th graders and includes opportunities for students to explore their creativity. Click the link below for more information.

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Celebrating Success in Our Schools

Now more than ever, it is essential for us to recognize, encourage, and celebrate the amazing educators and support staff across central Minnesota.

At the beginning of each school year, Resource Training & Solutions honors educators and support staff who are shining examples through two highly attended recognition events celebrating our region's success. In partnership with our member school districts, we celebrate teachers at our Leadership in Educational Excellence (LEEA) award banquet and honor support staff at our Educational Support Staff award ceremony. Resource Training & Solutions’ members nominate award recipients from each of their school districts...

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PBIS SPOTLIGHT - Why Do PBIS? Cohort 19 Application Open!

Why Do PBIS?

Positive School Climate and Academic Achievement

"In a study of 173 schools, it was found that the relationship between higher achievement scores and a positive school environment was stronger than the relationship between higher achievement scores and any of the following: parent support, teacher excellence, student commitment, school leadership, instructional quality, or resource management."

Taylor, M.J., West, R.P., & Smith, T.G. (2006). Indicators of school quality: The link between school environment and student achievement. Logan, UT: Utah State University: Center for the School of the Future.

A lot of times people wonder “why do PBIS” especially as kids get into higher levels.  This research shows the importance of a positive school climate and academic achievement.  This would be great to share with stakeholders. Below is a more recent research study that validates the 2006 research quoted above.

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Cohort 19 Application

If you know of a school interested in implementing PBIS have them check out the application below! Cohort 19 starts in August of 2023.

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For more information contact Erin Engness, PBIS Coordinator

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Five Tips for a Healthy and Balanced Holiday Season from MHC

The holidays only come once a year, but that can result in holding ourselves to standards that sometimes aren’t attainable or healthy. Minimize holiday stress by using the following tips throughout the holiday season.

1.) Acknowledge your feelings. If someone close to you has recently died or you can't be with loved ones for other reasons, it's normal to feel sadness and grief. It's OK to take time to cry or express your feelings. You can't force yourself to be happy just because it's the holiday season.

  • If the holidays are particularly difficult for you, it may help to reach out to a friend, family member, or other types of online or community support group about your concerns.

2.) It’s OK to say “no.” Saying yes when you should say no can leave you feeling resentful and

overwhelmed. Friends and colleagues will understand if you can't participate in every project or activity. Give yourself the gift of self-care.

3.) Stick to healthy habits. Don't let the holidays become a free-for-all. Overindulgence only adds to your stress and guilt. Here are a few tips:

  • Have a healthy snack before holiday meals so that you don't go overboard on sweets, cheese, or drinks
  • Eat healthy meals
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Include regular physical activity in your daily routine

4.) Stick to a budget and plan ahead. Before you do your gift and food shopping, decide how

much money you can afford to spend. Then stick to your budget. Don't try to buy happiness

with an avalanche of gifts. You can also prevent last minute scrambling by choosing specific

days for shopping, baking, connecting with friends, and other activities.

5.) Embrace change. The holidays don't have to be perfect or just like last year. As families change and grow, traditions and rituals often evolve as well. Choose a few to hold on to, and be open to creating new ones.

MHC will be at the 2023 MSBA Leadership Conference!

The 2023 MSBA Leadership Conference is scheduled for Thursday, January 12, and Friday, January 13, 2023, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Stop by booth 121 to learn more about the Minnesota Healthcare Consortium

The Leadership Conference features nationally recognized speakers, workshops on a variety of topics, an Exhibit Hall, a School Excellence Showcase, and a Recognition Luncheon. Early Bird Sessions are provided the evening before the conference. See the Leadership Conference program for more information.

Offered exclusively to members of the MHC / Resource Training & Solutions health insurance pool. For more information contact Brittani Daniel, Insurance & Wellness Manager.

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Special Projects, Testing, and Mitigation

Our highly trained staff can help you with all of your environmental projects. Whether you need testing or mitigation, the Resource Training & Solutions' health and safety team can help. We offer assistance in many areas, including:

  • Asbestos: all AHERA inspections, management planning, surveillances, abatement projects, and testing 
  • Demolition: complete or partial building, site clearance, and compaction testing 
  • Emergency projects: design and management of short notice environmental work 
  • Environmental project design and management
  • Haz-Mat: hazardous material inspections, inventories, removal, and disposal 
  • Indoor Air Quality: assessment, testing, mitigation, clearance, and HVAC services
  • Lead sampling, inspection, surveillance, and abatement projects
  • Mold testing and remediation
  • Radon: monitoring, testing, and mitigation 
  • Storage Tanks: above and below ground tanks, testing, removal, and contamination remediation, including petrofund work and replacement 

Contact Josh Baumann, Project Coordinator to inquire about your specific needs!

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Plan, Protect, Save Lives

Creating an emergency evacuation map for your building sounds simple. However, there are many factors to consider. A strong understanding of fire code compliance, OSHA regulations, and occupation type are all needed to make safe, compliant Emergency Evacuation Maps. Our team of health and safety experts will ensure that if an emergency arises, your students, staff, and visitors would have a clear guide to safety.

Our team can help with:

  • Fire Evacuation Maps 
  • Severe Weather Maps 
  • Campus Maps

Contact Josh Baumann, Project Coordinator for a quote today!

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Let CPC Help with Winter Preparedness

Cooperative Purchasing Connection’s (CPC’s) contracts meet Minnesota’s competitive solicitation requirements so you can move forward on your project without having to go to bid. Leverage our Facilities and Grounds contracts to stay on top of your preparedness as we dive into another Minnesota winter!


Winter is a constant test of your preparedness and burst pipes are the leading cause of property damage from winter weather. With ServiceMaster Recovery Management (SRM), CPC Members are a top priority. Whether you have damage in a single room of your facility or an entire complex of buildings, SRM will respond quickly to get you back on course.

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Best Plumbing Specialties

Having repair parts on hand is vital, Best Plumbing’s catalog includes thousands of items including general repair parts, fittings, drain cleaning equipment, chemicals, tools and more!

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HVAC systems are highly important during the winter all year long but their upkeep is especially critical during Minnesota winters. Freezing conditions can create an unsafe environment for employees and community members utilizing your facilities. Carrier offers solutions in air conditioning, heating, and building controls and their products set the standard for performance, energy efficiency and sustainability, Carrier service offers new equipment start up, preventive maintenance, and comprehensive service and repairs.

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Review all of CPC's Facilities and Grounds contracts at PurchsingConnection.org

Guardian & Conservator Services

Resource Training & Solutions offers Guardianship and Conservatorship in Minnesota. We are court-appointed to provide Guardianship/Conservatorship services to an individual who is unable to make decisions for themselves. Our services are carried out with compassion, ethics, and respect to ensure the highest quality of care for the individuals we serve.

For more information contact Jillian Miller, Guardian & Conservator Program Manager

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