12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Dr. Amy Acton
, Director, the Ohio Department of Health
Glenn College Alumni Awards
We will recognize the 2019 recipients of the Glenn College Alumni Awards.
- The Distinguished Alumni Award for Career Achievement honors alumni whose work and contributions have been recognized as outstanding in their fields.
- The Young Alumni Achievement Award recognizes alumni, 35 years old and younger, who have demonstrated distinctive achievement in a career or civic involvement or both.
- The Outstanding Alumni Service Award recognizes exemplary leadership and service to the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, its faculty, students, staff and alumni or programs.
1:35 – 3 p.m.
Human Trafficking: It Happens Here
Human trafficking is a tragic crime, defined by the nonprofit Polaris Project, as “the business of stealing freedom for profit.” Traffickers prey upon vulnerable populations through sex and/or labor trafficking. A recent study conducted by the University of Cincinnati, on the prevalence of human trafficking in Ohio, identified 1,032 juvenile human trafficking victims and 4,209 youth who were at-risk for trafficking victimization between 2014 and 2016. Panelists in this session will explain what human trafficking is, how it happens, and who is at risk of victimization through trafficking. They will also provide an overview of how traffickers lure victims and describe recovery programs and support services for rescued victims. Finally, a policymaker will discuss Ohio efforts to shape policy to address this issue - both what has happened historically and what still needs to happen going forward.
Dr. Jacquelyn C.A. Meshelemiah
- Bryttani Debro, Anti-Human Trafficking Program Coordinator, Salvation Army
- Senator Teresa Fedor
Investing in our children: the future of school funding in Ohio
School funding has long been at the center of budget and policy debate in Ohio, and 2019 has proved to be no different. As families and communities seek equity, access and quality in our children's education, policymakers weigh the best funding and governance models to achieve these goals. This panel will feature experts in education policy and their reflections on our state's quest to adequately fund our schools and ensure a bright future for all of Ohio’s children.
Moderator: Barb Shaner
, Advocacy Specialist, Ohio Association of School Business Officers
- Dr. Howard Fleeter, Howard Fleeter & Associates
- Thomas Perkins, Superintendent, Northern Local Schools
Public sector organizations must reimagine and recreate cultures that attract the next generation of leaders. In this session, we will debunk some myths surround millennials and generation Z workers by providing research that shows what they truly want in an employer. This session will also address ways to think differently about recruiting, retention and workplace culture in the public sector.
Moderator: Brandi Braun
- Olivia Adkins, Digital Content Specialist, Ohio Women’s Alliance
- Kristen Treadway, Director, Employment Services, Columbus State Community College
- Sandra Kellam, Director, Human Resources, Ohio Department of Commerce
- Danny O’Connor, County Recorder
Teaching and Training Public Sector Professionals: Does It Deliver Better Government?
There are close to 300 U.S. universities accredited to teach and train public sector professionals, and the number of programs is increasing around the globe. Thousands of students graduate each year with new skills in leadership, public management, policy analysis, research methods, and public budgeting to tackle the challenges of designing impactful public policies and running effective public sector programs. Is this a worthy investment? Does teaching and training public sector professionals delivery better government? Join a panel of current and former deans and directors of schools of public affairs and administration, all with Ohio State ties, to learn of the impact of educating public sector professionals on the quality of government programs and services.
Moderator: Trevor Brown
3:15– 4:15 p.m. U.S. Bank Conference Theater
A WOSU Public Media podcast, Snollygoster takes an in-depth look at politics in Ohio. Each week the hosts dig into the top political stories in Columbus and across Ohio and also explore national stories that impact the state by talking with politicians, reporters and other news-makers. (In case you're wondering, a "snollygoster" is a shrewd and unprincipled politician.) Listen to Snollygoster on the WOSU Public Media mobile app, in iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts.
- Mike Thompson, Chief Content Director, News and Public Affairs, WOSU Public Media
- Steve Brown, News Morning Anchor and Managing Editor, WOSU Public Media