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A Welcome Message from the MN SWAP President....

The desire to form a state organization initially began during the summer of 1983 with the efforts of many interested activity leaders in the state of Minnesota. In the 30 years of existence, MN SWAP has grown to over 800 members. The annual fall conference draws over 400 activity professionals from around the state and is considered one of the top conferences in the nation for quality education and attendance.

The MN SWAP board is comprised of elected officers, committee chairpersons, conference co-chairs, and seven regional representatives from across the state.  Click on the “Regions” tab to the left and then click on your region on the map to access your region’s educational opportunities, meeting times and contact person.

Using the tabs on the left, you will find information related to activity and recreation professionals.  All those interested in quality of life issues for seniors are welcome to become a member by clicking on the membership tab and download the membership application.  If you have questions or comments related to MN SWAP, please feel free to contact me. 

Cheryl Dinsmore
MN SWAP President

Minnesota Statewide Activity Professional's Mission

  • To provide a source of mutual support and sharing of ideas for all persons in the field of activity programming.
  • To promote and offer educational opportunities that specifically address the Activity Professional and the needs of the people they serve.
  • To work with other professional groups, regulatory agencies and provider representatives to insure the delivery of activity services in a coordinated, client oriented atmosphere.

MN SWAP Spring Seminar

April 28, 2017
9:00 - 3:15
St. Cloud Holiday Inn

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Session Handouts
All handouts are in pdf format

Effective Leadership and the Activity Professional
The Generation Boom
Exercise Fun
The Importance of You: The Activity Professional



Featuring national speaker Alisa Tagg

Topics for the day include:
Effective Leadershp and the Activity Professional
The Importance of You: The Activity Professional
Generation Boom
Exercise Fun


Join us for an
fun-filled day!







Alisa Tagg, BA ACC/EDU AC-BC CADDCT CDP is a certified activity consultant and an activity director working primarily in skilled nursing facilities since 1995. She also works as an independent consultant in various facilities throughout southern Nevada. Alisa writes for and teaches the HCC course with R.O.S. Therapy Systems. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, a provider’s Certificate of Completion specializing in Aging with the Nevada Geriatric Education Center and is a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer and a Certified Dementia Practitioner with the National Certification Council for Dementia Practitioners. Alisa serves as the President of the National Association of Activity Professionals. Alisa enjoys running, hiking, cross-fit training, and spending time with her family.