Tuesday, February 18, 2014

You're Invited: Argosy University Fifth Annual Sustainability Conference

Proud of the contributions of their alumni to the local community, Argosy University invites you to their Fifth Annual Sustainability Conference as part of The Spotlight Series: Where Alumni Shine. Perspectives on Human Trafficking will raise public awareness as well as provide insights for identification, reporting, and taking action. Special afternoon training sessions for human services, law enforcement, community and nonprofit organizations, and business will be held. There is no charge for the conference, but attendees can order a box lunch through the registration site.

Fifth Annual Sustainability Conference: Perspectives on Human Trafficking - featuring The Spotlight Series: Where Alumni Shine

Argosy University, Twin Cities

Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CST)

Eagan, MN


Fifth Annual Sustainability Conference: Perspectives on...

The Fifth Annual Sustainability Conference: Global, National and Local Perspectives on Human Trafficking - Taking Action to Support Minnesota’s Safe Harbor Law
featuring
AUTC Spotlight Series:  Where Alumni Shine
AGENDA
 LocationEagan Community Center, 1505 Central Parkway. Eagan MN 55121
8:45- 9:00   Conference Opening
The session explores the impact of human trafficking on our daily lives, economy .and communities. The panel speakers bring expertise and experience from a global, national, and local perspective.

  • Scott Tjaden, President, Argosy University Twin Cities 
  • Senator Amy Klobuchar (video)
9:00 - 10:30 The Global and National Context of Local Human Trafficking Issues
The session explores the impact of human trafficking on our daily lives, economy .and communities. The panel speakers bring expertise and experience from a global, national, and local perspective.

Panel Speakers: 
  • Alice Kimani, H. H. Humphrey fellow, University Of Minnesota Law School (formerly of International Organization for Migration, Nairobi, Kenya);
  • Sir Patrick AtkinsoniTEMP Founder;
  • John Choi, Ramsey County Attorney  
10:40- 12:00 The AUTC Spotlight Series: Human Trafficking in Public Policy and Law
This session examines the impact of human trafficking public policy, public resources, and law on communities and individual behavior.

Panel Speakers:  
  • Shelia Brandt, Psy.D ,LP Director, Stakeholder Relations, MN Department of Health and Human Service; Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, 1998 Alumna
  • Karie Gibson Madsen, PsyD, LP, FBI Special Agent; Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, 2002 Alumna
  • Katie Koeth, FBI Special Agent, Human Trafficking Taskforce
  • Sergeant Ray Gainey, St. Paul Police Department, Gerald D. Vick Human Trafficking Unit

12-12:15 Break

12:15 – 1:15  Legal and Ethical Aspects of Human Trafficking for Organizations and Communities
This working lunch focuses on the reliance of anti human trafficking efforts on business and community support, awareness of labor and sex trafficking, and understanding of public policy.
Lunch Speakers:   
  • Linda Miller, Executive Director, Civil Society
  • Chad Weinstein, Ethical Leaders in Action

1:15 – 3:30 Taking Sustainable Actions: Training Sessions for Stakeholders
Session A: Training for law enforcement and human services professionals. Participants will practice interpreting signs of trafficking and identifying red flags, and gain sensitivity in talking with victims/survivors. (MN POST continuing education credit pending)
Facilitators: 
  • Pat Fee, Mall of America Security and intern at Minneapolis Police Department Crime against Children Task Force; Argosy Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology, 2013 alumnus
  • Patti Hecht-Kressly, President, Pro-Crisis
  • Steve Norton, PhD, LP, Adjunct Faculty, Argosy University
  • Annie Baumgart, Ray Gainey & Sue Hartnett, Members of St. Paul Police Department,Gerald D. Vick Human Trafficking Unit

Session B: Training for business professionals and other stakeholders on recognizing and reposrting trafficking by foreign and domestic outsource vendors. The focus of this session will be the legal and ethical responsibilities of businesses, as well as bottom line considerations.

  • Facilitator: Sir Patrick AtkinsoniTEMP founder

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