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About our theme: Partnerships for Progress: Collaborating Across Sectors

Welcome to the MCA Fall Training Institute, where we are dedicated to exploring the transformative power of collaboration across sectors. Our theme for this year's conference is "Partnerships for Progress: Collaborating Across Sectors," highlighting the crucial role of partnerships in driving meaningful change and innovation.

In today's interconnected world, addressing complex challenges requires a multidimensional approach. No single organization, sector, or individual can solve these issues alone. It is through strategic partnerships and collaborations across sectors that we can achieve sustainable progress, create lasting impact, and drive positive change in our communities and beyond.

We invite you to join us for a dynamic exchange of ideas, insights, and experiences at the MCA Fall Training Institute. Let's come together to explore how partnerships across sectors can drive progress, inspire innovation, and create a better future for all.

About the Artwork

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About Art from the Inside


Antonio served as a correctional officer at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater for 19.5 years. He started this project as a way to foster transformation, healing, and forgiveness after his friend and fellow correctional officer, Joseph Gomm, was killed by an inmate. After this tragic death in the facility, everything and everyone changed within the walls of MCF-Stillwater. Something needed to happen to bring this entire community together to rebuild.

Antonio started by working with the administration and the broader community outside the facility to bring in educational, cultural events. These proved to be successful for both officers and the incarcerated. What else could be done? Soon after, he started looking at other ways to help bring the community together and Art from the Inside (AFTI) was born.


Conference Code of Conduct

MCA is dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive, and respectful environment for all participants. We expect all attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers to abide by the following code of conduct. By participating in the MCA Fall Training Institute, you agree to adhere to these guidelines at all conference venues and related social events.

Expected Behavior:

  • Treat all participants with respect and consideration.
  • Be kind, welcoming, and inclusive towards others.
  • Respect personal space and boundaries of fellow participants.
  • Engage in discussions and debates with an open mind and constructive attitude.
  • Follow the schedule and guidelines of conference events and sessions.

Unacceptable Behavior:

MCA has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment, discrimination, or any form of disrespectful behavior. Unacceptable behaviors include, but are not limited to:

  • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form.
  • Offensive comments, jokes, or imagery related to race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or other personal characteristics.
  • Verbal, physical, or sexual harassment.
  • Deliberate disruption of talks, workshops, or other conference events.

Reporting Procedures:

If you experience or witness any violations of this code of conduct, please report it immediately to a MCA staff member, volunteer, or by using one of the following methods:

  • Visit the Information Desk to report in person.
  • Email us at mca-mn@hotmail.com with "Code of Conduct Violation" in the subject line.

All reports will be handled with confidentiality and will be promptly addressed by the conference organizers. We are committed to taking appropriate actions to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for all participants.

Alcohol and Substance Use:

Please consume alcohol responsibly at conference social events. Illegal drug use is strictly prohibited at all conference venues.

Thank you for helping us create a positive and welcoming environment for all participants at the MCA Fall Training Institute.

MCA Office 

PO Box 261

Wyoming, MN 55092


Phone: 651-515-3254

MCA Office 

PO Box 261

Wyoming, MN 55092

Phone: 651.462.8320

Email: mn-ca 

Fax: 651.717.6137

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