Benefits of Membership in MRA
Membership in the Minnesota Rehabilitation Association (MRA), with simultaneous membership in the National Rehabilitation Association (NRA), offers many excellent opportunities to further develop your professional skills, knowledge and relationships. MRA provides comprehensive information about the issues, practices, and ethics affecting vocational rehabilitation in Minnesota.
The benefits and rewards of membership include......
Networking, Representation and Advocacy
Through MRA and NRA you belong to an organized network of professional colleagues. You are represented locally and in Washington D.C. with an effective voice on rehabilitation-related issues, concerns and priorities.
Statewide training conferences feature leading educators, planners, practioneers, policymakers, and presenters of all types of topics, concepts and issues pertinent to rehabilitation in Minnesota.
Education and Training Credits
Additional training opportunities are offered by several divisions of MRA as either a pre-conference", or as separate one-day training sessions.
CRC/CEU Credits are available at all MRA conferences and training events.
MRA provides direct access and many opportunities for involvement in local, statewide, regional and national conferences, committees and professional leadership forums.
Newsletters and Professional Publications
MRA's' quarterly newsletter the "Spotlight" provides informative articles, training announcements, conference registration materials, and is "the source" for rehabilitation resources and contact information. Members also receive "Contemporary Rehabilitation", NRA's bi-monthly newsletter covering national and regional activities, resources and job opportunities. You also receive The Journal of Rehabilitation, NRA's scholarly publication on cutting edge rehabilitation research.
Students gain an introduction to the larger rehab community by attending conferences, at bargain rates. There are many opportunities to network with potential employers and to socialize with the "Who's Who" of vocational rehabilitation. There are also Student Representatives who attend MRA Board meetings, and several scholarships available annually.
This scholarship fund is set up by the Minnesota Rehabilitation Association with the vision of helping current and active MRA members access more training opportunities.
Scholarship dollars are available to support MRA or NRA sponsored event/training, or Governmental Affairs event/training. The applicant must meet the minimum criteria listed below. Scholarship recipients represent MRA and its membership and do so in a manner which positively reflects the association.
Peer Review Compliance
Members of MRA's MASPPR Division ( MN. Assn. of Service Providers in Private Rehabilitation) meet the states' requirement for membership in a professional organization that offers a peer review process.
Professional Liability Insurance
Affordable professional liability insurance, and Health Care Benefit packages are available to members through NRA/MRA.
Through NRA/MRA members enjoy discounted rates on hotel reservations and auto insurance.
NRA Credit Card
Members are eligible for a special "NRA Platinum Master Card".
MRA has a number of "Divisions" offering affiliation with your areas of professional interest. See our website for a list of Divisions, and check the last page of any "SPOTLIGHT" for who to contact regarding Divisional membership and current activities.
For more information on membership contact:
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
6043 Hudson Road, Suite 170
Woodbury MN 55128