Who attends?

Government

Local, state and federal government staff

Nonprofits

Associates who partner with public groups

Higher Education

Professors, researchers and students

Agenda


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration / Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Conference Welcome

Dr. Trevor Brown, Dean, John Glenn College of Public Affairs
9:30 AM – 10:15 AM

Opening General Session

Moderator, Stacy Rastauskas, Vice President of Government Relations, The Ohio State University
Congressman Steve Stivers, 15th District of Ohio
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Concourse Activities

New this year! Three stations to enhance your personal professional development. Stations are first-come first-serve and intended to be quick resources for all attendees.
  • Resume Review – Meet with an OSU career advisor or HR professional for a ten-minute consultation of your LinkedIn profile.
  • Social Branding – Meet with an OSU HR professional or career advisor on the various social media platforms and best practices for positioning yourself on them.
  • Portrait Studio – Update your online photo with a professional portrait. Portraits will be available on the Glenn College Flickr site shortly after the conference.
  • 10:45 AM - Noon

    Breakout Session 1: The Careers and Public Policy of Regulating “Sin”

    The State of Ohio, like most states, has a long history of levying “sin taxes” and providing oversight on products or services seen as vices, such as alcohol, tobacco and gambling. In addition to being important revenue sources, these vices offer job opportunities for public policy professionals in the area of oversight and regulation. Our panel will discuss their careers in regulating “sin”, and the public policy balance of discouraging individuals from partaking in such vices through careful regulation and taxation, without making the use of the products and services illegal.


    Moderator: Greg Browning, President, Capital Partners
    Matt Schuler, Executive Director, Ohio Casino Control Commission
    Rep. Kirk Schuring, District 48, Ohio House of Representatives

    Resource:
    House task force members
    Enacted Medical Marijuana Bill
    Ohio’s Official Resource for the Medical Marijuana Control Program

    Breakout Session 2: Pay for Success

    In an environment of declining resources, public sector professionals must be innovative in identifying new ways of funding much needed programs. Pay for Success Bonds offer a new and creative way to provide funding tied to the success of the funded program. Cuyahoga County, the Gund Foundation, Third Sector Capital Partners and others have collaborated to fund Cuyahoga County’s Partnering for Family Success Program. Participants will learn about this initiative, and have an opportunity to engage in conversations about how this model can be applied to other policy issues, and their own work.


    Marcia Egbert, Senior Program Officer for Human Services, The George Gund Foundation
    David Merriman, Administrator, Cuyahoga Job and Family Services
    Tim Pennell, Director, Third Sector Capital Partners, Boston

    Resource: Developing the Cuyahoga County Partnering for Family Success Program

    Breakout Session 3: Workplace/Public Safety Policy

    This session is for public, private and non-profit sector individuals who are responsible for creating a safety plan or drafting workplace safety policies for their organization. Led by members of the OSU Department of Public Safety, Police Division, the session will incorporate an interactive demonstration component and incorporate additional elements to consider when drafting an organizational safety policy. The session will also provide resource referrals to participants.


    Carrie Jarka, Special Events Coordinator, Department of Public Safety, The Ohio State University
    Eric Whiteside, Captain, The Ohio State University Police Division
    Noon – 1:30 PM

    Luncheon General Session

    Dick Celeste, 64th Governor of Ohio
    Bob Taft, 67th Governor of Ohio
    1:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    Concourse Activities / Break

    Three stations to enhance your personal professional development. Stations are first-come first-serve and intended to be quick resources for all attendees.
  • Resume Review – Meet with an OSU career advisor or HR professional for a ten-minute consultation of your LinkedIn profile.
  • Social Branding – Meet with an OSU HR professional or career advisor on the various social media platforms and best practices for positioning yourself on them.
  • Portrait Studio – Update your online photo with a professional portrait. Portraits will be available on the Glenn College Flickr site shortly after the conference.
  • 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM

    Breakout Session 4: Spotlight on Ohio’s Policy Rock Stars

    This session will feature a panel of Ohio's most experienced and respected public policy leaders who have worked through some of our state's greatest policy challenges and opportunities. Panelists will share their experiences, lessons learned and thoughts on leadership in policy-making.


    Jennifer Boswell, Reentry Coordinator, Ohio Adult Parole Authority
    Larry Long, CEO, Ohio Projects Group
    Douglas Lumpkin, Deputy Director, Office of Human Services Innovation, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

    Breakout Session 5: Community Engagement Success in the Age of Disengagement, Information Overload, and Priority Overwhelm

    Community engagement seems like a simple thing to do—until you are responsible for doing it. When it comes to engaging the disengaged, reaching those who do not want to be reached, and keeping their attention over time, our panelists have much to share. They will discuss the merits of embedding staff in communities, using social media to build positive buzz (and not damage your brand), working through intermediaries such as schools to reach your target audience, and hosting broad-based digital engagement through teletown halls. Join us for a lively group discussion about strategies and tactics that work in combination to achieve community engagement success.


    Moderator: Sandra Puskarcik, Director of Community Relations, City of Dublin
    Ericka Clark Jones, Director of Community Strategies, CelebrateOne
    Donna Zuiderweg, Senior Vice President of Community Engagement, Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

    Breakout Session 6: Keeping Things Flowing: Water and Transportation Needs in the 21st Century

    Ohio, like the rest of nation, is experiencing an infrastructure crisis. The American Society of Civil Engineers grade the state’s infrastructure as a “D” overall with 43 percent of our roads in critical, poor, or fair condition. The U.S. EPA estimates that Ohio needs to make investments of $26 billion over 20 years to address drinking water and wastewater infrastructure needs. Reluctance to confront the true scale of the problem is leading to delays and deferred maintenance that drive costs even higher. This panel will feature two experts who will discuss examples of state and local infrastructure needs, strategies to address them in two critical infrastructure areas and will also discuss road and railway infrastructure.


    Jon Honeck, Senior Policy Fellow, Greater Ohio Policy Center
    Thea Walsh, Director of Transportation Systems & Funding, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
    3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

    Snack Break

    3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

    Closing Session

    Public service professionals can be champions for diversity, inclusion, and equity.

    Moderator: Keena Smith, President, National Forum for Black Administrators, Central Ohio Chapter
    Senator Charleta Tavares, District 15, Ohio Senate

    Location


    The Ohio Union at Ohio State University

    Address: 1739 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210
    Phone: 614-688-4636
    Website: ohiounion.osu.edu
    Building Map


    Accessibility

    Guests with questions about access and accessible parking when visiting the Ohio Union should contact Adrienne Gladish at 614-247-7467 or gladish.2@osu.edu.

    Disability Access Map

    Parking

    Ohio Union South Garage
    The Ohio Union South Garage is located immediately adjacent to the north side of the building with access from High Street and College Road. This garage offers 800 visitor-only spaces, including accessible parking and main campus disability permit access.

    South Garage Map

    Sponsors


    Legend Sponsor


    Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing

    Leader Sponsor


    The Center for Community Solutions

    Champion Sponsors


    City of Dublin
    County Commissioners Association of Ohio
    Crowe Horwath
    Ohio Telecom Association
    Metcalf & Associates
    The Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers
    The Success Group



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