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Dear Customer, Supporter and Friend:
Welcome to our website! We hope you find what you need for yourself, your organization or company and your department or team. As the # 1 training provider in central Minnesota, Resource Training & Solutions represents a daily promise of quality, lifelong learning experiences to consumers in central Minnesota and beyond. What sets Resource apart as a nonprofit training organization is its robust training opportunities as well as its wide array of solutions.
We hope that you take the time to review what we have to offer you for your own personal and professional development. Thank you for visiting our website and I hope you will take advantage of our economically priced offerings and programs.
Happy learning,
Robert C. Cavanna, Ed.D.
Executive Director/CEO
"We build meaningful relationships that enrich our members and equip them with tools for success."
"We are a passionate team committed to excellence and quality member services. All our energy and efforts are directed at strengthening our relationships, interactions and services."

Rob Cavanna explains the benefits of PaySchools

34th Annual Customer Appreciation 

October 2, 2012

You are invited to the 34th Annual Customer Appreciation Celebration & Awards Social Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Spectacular array of Hors d' oeuvres, desserts and refreshments. Program includes a special keynote from Dr. JoAnne Owens-Nausler.

Join us in honoring members from our region as we head TOGETHER TOWARDS TOMORROW. Click Here for more information or to register or call Susan Brix at (844) ED LEARN.

Valuing Diversity in the Workplace

August 31, 2012

Thursday September 13th 2012 (12:00pm-1:00pm)

Diversity in the workplace is a reflection of our changing area and marketplace. In this session we will learn a few tools that some organizations have used to understand diversity and ultimately benefit from it. This session is for front line managers, supervisors, HR personnel and others interested in workplace diversity.

Diversity refers to human qualities that are different from our own and those of groups to which we belong; but that are manifested in other individuals and groups.  Dimensions of diversity include but are not limited to: age, ethnicity, gender, physical abilities/qualities, race, sexual orientation, educational background, geographic location, income, marital status, military experience, parental status, religious beliefs, work experience and job classification. To find out more, click here.

Rob Cavanna Announces the 2013 Summer Catalog

Executive Director Rob Cavanna explains Resource's upcoming series, Take it in Thursdays, a lunchtime professional development series.

Sleepless in America - Family Education Workshop

April 13, 2012

April 19, 2012 • 7:00-9:00pm

An estimated 70 million American children suffer from lack of sleep. The latest research is demonstrating a scientific link between children's lack of sleep and their behavioral problems! Poor quality of sleep in children has an impact on their body, mind, and emotions.

We will cover:

  • The many symptoms and behaviors children may exhibit such as emotional/social, physical or problems with attention and the ability to focus.
  • Practical tools & real-life examples to help children and parents get the sleep they so desperately deserve and need!
Click here for more information or to register!

[Based on the enormously popular book, Sleepless In America, by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka (also author of Raising Your Spirited Child)].

OfficeMax Gift Card Giveaway - Winners Announced!

February 27, 2012

Rob Cavanna shares the names and school districts of the award recipients from the OfficeMax Gift Card Giveaway! Ten members will each receive a $250 OfficeMax Gift Card to enrich their classroom, school, or office.

Their stories are very powerful, make sure to watch the website in the coming days as we share what each of them will do with the OfficeMax Gift Card. The winners are:
  • Stacy Louis
    • St. Cloud  Madison Elementary School
  • Rebecca Rauch
    • Stride Academy  Elementary School
  • Wendy Acker
    • Foley  Foley Intermediate School
  • Judy LaTour
    • Crosslake Community School
  • Erin Shermak
    • Sauk Centre School District  Sauk Centre Secondary School
  • Addie Mucha
    • Howard Lake Waverly Winsted School District  Middle School
  • Bonnie Spohn
    • Eden Valley Watkins School District  Secondary/High
  • Kimberly Kragt
    • Elk River School District  Vanden Berg Middle School
  • Barb Aanstad
    • West Central Education District
  • Diane Schultz
    • Sauk Rapids-Rice School District  Mississippi Heights Elementary School

Summer Survey Winners Announced

February 13, 2012

Rob Cavanna announces the 4 lucky winners of the Summer Workshop Survey Submissions! 1 of 4 - $25 OfficeMax Gift Cards were drawn on Friday, February 10th. Watch the video to hear who won the Gift Cards around our region.

Resource is planning for another scorching hot line up of Summer Workshops. What professional development umbrella will you find yourself under this summer? Technology? Leadership? Assessment? Creativity? Instruction?

Gift Cards Courtesy of the Resource Cooperative Purchasing Program & OfficeMax.

Paraprofessional & Title 1 Conference

January 3, 2012

This conference is filled with 14 useful and practical topics presented by teachers for paraprofessionals and teachers working in Title 1 settings, primary classrooms, and/or special education. Each participant will attend the keynote address and closing session and then choose two other sessions from the list of 14, found in our brochure here. Click here to register for the conference on January 17th, 2012.

ScienceRocks! Conference at SCSU

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Science Rocks is a conference designed to introduce 5th and 6th grade students to a variety of science and natural elements through presentations and hands-on learning. ScienceRocks! Conference will be at SCSU on January 5th!

The halls of the Wick Science Building on the campus of St. Cloud State University are filled with 5th and 6th grade future naturalists, mathematicians, geologists and computer programmers as over 600 students and educators participate in the annual Science Rocks! Conference (SR!).


Critical Thinking at the Helm: Teaching Maritime Studies
with Technology and Primary Sources

December 12, 2011

Rob Cavanna interviews Alex Ames about an exciting new opportunity for teachers in Central Minnesota! Mystic Seaport, The Museum of America and the Sea, is partnering with Resource Training and Solutions, Pine City Public Schools, and Central Minnesota teachers to offer primary-source, skills-based curriculum and virtual field trips to regional students. This exciting opportunity sets sail on January 16, 2012.

Mystic Seaport, Resource Training and Solutions, and Pine City School District are seeking intermediate, upper elementary gifted and talented, junior high, and senior high school teachers, media specialists, or teams of educators interested in working with Mystic Seaport. Teachers in all disciplines are welcome. Social studies, language arts, science, and art teachers will find the project particularly applicable. Click here for more information. Click here for the agenda or to register.

Media Center - FREE Resources

November 11, 2011

The Media Center is a hidden treasure available to you to use at Resource Training & Solutions. The word is out and information is awaiting you! Media of all forms in a wide variety of topics can be borrowed from Resource at no cost to you. Take advantage of the huge selection of resources available to you in our media center. Click here to explore what's available.

We're moving!

In this installment, Executive Director Rob Cavanna explains how our impending move will affect you.  Also see http://www.resourcetraining.com/Page/Location.


Family Education - Adventures of Superhero Parents

August 22, 2011

Resource Training & Solutions is committed to investing in the communities we serve. We are proud to offer programming to help people meet the challenges of parenthood - no matter how epic.

Classes offered include: Becoming a Love and Logic Parent, ADHD and Children, Transforming the Angry Child, Helping Children When Families Experience Change, A Look at Anxiety and Anxiety Issues in Children, Setting Limits and Boundaries, and more. Click here to find out more.

Meeting Rooms

June 24, 2011

Resource Training & Solutions offers the best in meeting room facilities. Ideal Setting for Meetings, Training or Retreats. Conveniently located in St. Cloud, our three rooms can easily accommodate anywhere from 10-80 people, has wireless internet capability, optional catering of meals, free parking, and is centrally located to major highways.

Meeting rooms offer a peaceful distraction-free setting with an unsurpassed view making it the perfect place for your next meeting or corporate retreat.

Technology Offerings

June 10, 2011

Rob focuses on MSC Student Online Learning and the benefits it brings to member districts. Teachers are able to attend training to become online teachers - an opportunity for additional revenue. Ryan Cox teaches technology at Resource Training & Solutions this summer with a wide variety of software and tools to integrate into your classroom.