2017  Keynote & Breakout sessions
Monday, September 25th
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Morning Keynote Speaker

Faith in a Seed

Carlo Davila

Every day we wake, we are gifted with an opportunity to make a difference. We must have faith in ourselves taking on challenges that help us grow. From our growth we can affect change. Change that builds confidence to "know our why", change that gives us the courage to grow others around us, and change to not be comfortable with mediocrity.  Henry David Thoreau wrote, "Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up when no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders." So today, we wake up and enjoy our present.  A gift, to build, maintain and grow our gardens and have faith in a seed.

Carlo Davila has been with the Milwaukee Police Department for almost 22 years and a Detective for 16 years.  He started his career as a patrol officer and then was moved over to the Vice Control Division where he worked in an undercover capacity.  Carlo continued various roles working in the narcotics field and was then accepted to the (HIDTA) High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, Drug Gang Task Force.  As a Task Force officer, he worked with the FBI, DEA, ATF and US Marshals to identify, disrupt and dismantle violent drug gangs.  This was done by  way of wire taps, surveillance, counter surveillance and the use of grand jury’s in the Federal Court system. 

After 11 years in the narcotics field, he moved over to the Criminal Investigation Bureau assigned to our Violent Crimes Investigation Unit.  In this role, Carlo investigated shootings, robberies and stabbings.  In 2011, he was assigned to the Intelligence Fusion Center and led the Social Media Intelligence Unit.  In 2013, Carlo completed the Protective Service Operations Program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Academy and became the lead for the Milwaukee Police Department’s Dignitary Protection Unit.  In that role, he is assigned to the United States Secret Service as a Protective Intelligence Counterpart.  Carlo is also a liaison with other Dignitary Protection Units for various local, national and international Dignitaries. 

He is currently still overseeing this unit as well as recently being assigned to the Southeastern Threat Analysis Center as the Outreach and Training Coordinator.  In this role, Carlo is tasked with developing partnerships in public and private sector groups to establish statewide collaborative information sharing, with the mission to prevent, detect, deter, and respond to acts of terrorism.      
 
 

Breakout Session #1
10:00am - 11:30am

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Description

How a dog can change an institution

Brenda Cirricione, President and Lead Trainer,
Journey Together Service Dog Inc

Rex Smith, Corrections Unit Supervisor,
Oshkosh Correctional Institution

Inmates rehabilitating rescue dogs or raising service dogs can change the dynamics of an Insitution. Five years ago we set out to train dogs at Oshkosh Correctional Institution and little did we know that what we really were doing was changing lives.  This session will focus on the dogs, inmates, staff and volunteers that work together to place service dogs with WI residents. *Service dogs will be present at this session.* 

Folk Nation: Highlighting the Gangster Disciples

Jason Wilke, Captain, Redgranite Correctional Institution


This session will cover origins, history and assist attendees in identifying the signs and symbols of the Gangster Disciples to include other “Folk Nation” affiliates. The Gangster Disciples are the largest midwest security threat group originating in Chicago, Illinois. The Gangster Disciples / Folk Nation were one of the first threat groups to cross racial barriers including Hispanic and Caucasian membership, expanding numbers drastically.

Personal Safety and Awareness

Carlo Davila, Detective, Intelligence Fusion Center

This session will review the 8 signs of terrorism and how to report suspicious activity. In addition, attendees will learn how to effectively develop techniques for situation awareness for safety at work and home.

Managing Manipulative Inmates in a Correctional Setting

Rory Thelen, Administrative Captain,
Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution

Catherine Francois, Program Supervisor,
Green Bay Correctional Institution


How will I know if I am being conned or manipulated? What happens to me if I fall for a con game? Who do I tell if I think I am being conned or manipulated? Statics have shown that a person’s intelligence level, education, intellect, profession or job classification, rank or years of service, age, race, sex or life experiences are not protectors when it comes to being manipulated by an inmate. This session will present a plan for you to utilize when establishing and maintaining appropriate professional boundaries. You will be given tools to protect yourself from becoming a victim and understand exactly why inmates attempt to manipulate the people that keep them safe.

Ask the DOC Secretary

Jon Litscher, Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Corrections

This session will serve as an open forum for staff to have the opportunity to ask DOC Secretary, Jon Litscher, questions regarding DOC policies and procedures and any other pertinent topics.
Breakout Session #2
1:30pm - 3:00pm

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West Coast Hispanic Gangs infiltrate the Midwest

Jason Wilke, Captain, Redgranite Correctional Institution

This session will identify cities in Wisconsin and the midwest that have been affected by Sureno and Norteno migration. It will also review how and why West Coast Hispanic threat groups, like the Mexian Mafia and Neustra Familia, are blending with our midwest based gangs. The session will also assist attendees in identifying Sureno and Norteno graffiti and tattoos and the recent trends with these groups.

Personal Safety and Awareness

Carlo Davila, Detective, Intelligence Fusion Center

This session will review the 8 signs of terrorism and how to report suspicious activity. In addition, attendees will learn how to effectively develop techniques for situation awareness for safety at work and home.


Responding to an Institution Disturbance

Hans Kuster, Captain, Oshkosh Correctional Institution

This session will be an overview of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Emergency Response Unit Tactical Team operations and equipment. Presentation will include a team movement demonstration and equipment display.

Managing Manipulative Inmates in a Correctional Setting

Rory Thelen, Administrative Captain,
Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution

Catherine Francois, Program Supervisor,
Green Bay Correctional Institution


How will I know if I am being conned or manipulated? What happens to me if I fall for a con game? Who do I tell if I think I am being conned or manipulated? Statics have shown that a person’s intelligence level, education, intellect, profession or job classification, rank or years of service, age, race, sex or life experiences are not protectors when it comes to being manipulated by an inmate. This session will present a plan for you to utilize when establishing and maintaining appropriate professional boundaries. You will be given tools to protect yourself from becoming a victim and understand exactly why inmates attempt to manipulate the people that keep them safe.

Ask the DOC Secretary

Jon Litscher, Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Corrections

This session will serve as an open forum for staff to have the opportunity to ask DOC Secretary, Jon Litscher, questions regarding DOC policies and procedures and any other pertinent topics.
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Afternoon Keynote Speaker

Speak Up to Slow Down
Trauma and Resilience

 Jim Berg and Bonnie Berg
Father and Mother of Katie Berg

Mark and Candy Stahl
Father and Mother of Sabrina Stahl

Tim and Jelaine Scannell
Father and Mother of Caitlin Scannell


When faced with any traumatic incident, everyone responds differently. During this keynote, you will come to learn how these families found a way to turn their horrific tragedy into a positive message for all of us to share and benefit from. To survive the loss of a child and turn that trauma into something that may help thousands or millions of people- what could be more positive than that?


Our families will speak from the heart about life without our daughters after their deaths on February 4, 2012. We will show a video that will show why Speed Kills.  It is a video where the interviewer speaks to the victim's families at their daughter's gravesites, survivors of the crash, a police officer, and a first responder that was at the crash scene.


 
 

Tuesday, September 26th
Michael McGowan

Morning Keynote Speaker

What Really Matters

Michael McGowan

In a culture that seems increasingly less personal, more sarcastic and more detached, human engagement is still one of the keys to happiness and success.  In order to realize our full potential personally and professionally, we need healthy boundaries, tactful communication skills, conflict resolution skills and problem solving abilities.  Working collaboratively and respectfully with clients and other professionals with differing personalities is paramount.
In fact, it's all the matters.

Michael McGowan is President of McGowan and Associates, a training and consultation firm specializing in school, workplace and family issues. He works with helping agencies, companies, schools, parent groups, and students as a trainer, consultant and motivational speaker.

Mr. McGowan has spent the last twenty-five years working with families and children. He worked as an educator, a family counselor, an addiction counselor, an administrator and trainer. He had directed state certified training programs and rehabilitation programs. During the last twenty years, he has given presentations to tens of thousands of people each year and has trained thousands of social service workers, educators, students, coaches and administrators worldwide.

Additionally, he has worked with social service agencies, the Department of Corrections, professional athletes and teams from the NFL and MLB and dozens of private companies as a trainer and consultant. His experience also includes numerous published articles and guest appearances on radio and television.  Mr. McGowan is a renowned speaker whose presentations are personal and inspirational.

Breakout Session #3
9:15am - 10:45am

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Presenter

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The Summit Comes
After The Mountain

Michael McGowan

You can’t reach the summit without going up the mountain. Climbing takes time and may be hard, but the journey is where we discover our true gift. The mountain matters.

I am 

Teri Jendusa Nicolai

" and there I was, 34 years old, hiding in a box on the basement floor in fear of my life...in fear of what my husband would do to me.” Teri was born and raised in the burbs of Southeastern Wisconsin. She lived with her loving family who taught her about love and being a respectful human being. But something went wrong during her marriage - something she had never known before. She was emotionally and physically abused. With a lot of help from family and friends, she got out of the situation only to find herself being beaten and almost murdered at the hands of her ex-husband five years after she left him. She survived, and for the past 14 years, has been traveling the country speaking to high school groups, college groups, middle school groups, judges, DAs, church groups, and anyone else who will listen about her story in order to save lives. She has been featured on ABC's 20/20, the Oprah Winfrey show, the Biography channel, the Discovery channel, and most recently on the Doctor Oz show. Teri will go over the warning signs of unhealthy relationships, talk about self-esteem issues, and inspire you to take charge of your happiness!

A Residential Treatment Approach to Addiction

Serah Muinde, Marketing & Business Development,
Nova Counseling Services

Tom Becker, Clinical Director,
Nova Counseling Services

This session will outline the services at Nova Counseling. It will give an overview of the profiles of the clients appropriate for residential care and the rationale behind the targeted focus of helping the client increase their acceptance and willingness to commit to a long term approach to their recovery.

Sex Trafficking of Youth in Wisconsin: Policies and Practices

Dr. Joy Ippolito, Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator,
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

This session will give an overview of the state’s ongoing and upcoming efforts to address sex trafficking of youth in Wisconsin. Dr. Ippolito will explain how these efforts connect to the emerging literature on how to prevent, intervene, and treat suspected and confirmed cases of youth who have been sex trafficked.

Resilience in Practice

Scott Rubin-Asch, Psy.D., L.P., Pyschologist Supervisor, Wisconsin Secure Program Facility and Captain in the US Army

Trina Kroeining-Skime, Program Director, Wisconsin Secure Program Facility and WCA President Emeritus

This session will focus on the practical aspects of resilience. Attendees will develop an understanding of resilience and ways it can be utilized to bolster mood and overall functionality in a variety of settings. Critical components contributing to the development and sustainment of resilience will be identified and described in detail.
Breakout Session #4
11:00am - 12:30pm

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Presenter

Description

The Summit Comes
After The Mountain

Michael McGowan

You can’t reach the summit without going up the mountain. Climbing takes time and may be hard, but the journey is where we discover our true gift. The mountain matters.

I am 

Teri Jendusa Nicolai

" and there I was, 34 years old, hiding in a box on the basement floor in fear of my life...in fear of what my husband would do to me.” Teri was born and raised in the burbs of Southeastern Wisconsin. She lived with her loving family who taught her about love and being a respectful human being. But something went wrong during her marriage - something she had never known before. She was emotionally and physically abused. With a lot of help from family and friends, she got out of the situation only to find herself being beaten and almost murdered at the hands of her ex-husband five years after she left him. She survived, and for the past 14 years, has been traveling the country speaking to high school groups, college groups, middle school groups, judges, DAs, church groups, and anyone else who will listen about her story in order to save lives. She has been featured on ABC's 20/20, the Oprah Winfrey show, the Biography channel, the Discovery channel, and most recently on the Doctor Oz show. Teri will go over the warning signs of unhealthy relationships, talk about self-esteem issues, and inspire you to take charge of your happiness!

A Residential Treatment Approach to Addiction

Serah Muinde, Marketing & Business Development,
Nova Counseling Services

Tom Becker, Clinical Director,
Nova Counseling Services

This session will outline the services at Nova Counseling. It will give an overview of the profiles of the clients appropriate for residential care and the rationale behind the targeted focus of helping the client increase their acceptance and willingness to commit to a long term approach to their recovery.

Sex Trafficking of Youth in Wisconsin: Policies and Practices

Dr. Joy Ippolito, Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator,
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

This session will give an overview of the state’s ongoing and upcoming efforts to address sex trafficking of youth in Wisconsin. Dr. Ippolito will explain how these efforts connect to the emerging literature on how to prevent, intervene, and treat suspected and confirmed cases of youth who have been sex trafficked.

Well Wisconsin: What's Your Reason?

Molly Heisterkamp, Program Manager, Well Wisconsin

What’s your reason for living well? To take a trip, have more energy, be around for your family, to improve the safety and security of corrections’ staff, institutions, and our communities? The list can go on and on. Whatever, or whoever your reason, the Well Wisconsin Program is here to help you accomplish your overall health and well-being goals. Join us for an in-depth review of the improved Well Wisconsin Program and new StayWell wellness portal so you can utilize the many resources and tools to accomplish your goals, including how to earn the $150 Well Wisconsin incentive and a look into our new Mindfulness Collection available to support you in gaining clarity and perspective as you go throughout your days and manage overall stress. (To be eligible for the Well Wisconsin Program, including accessing the StayWell wellness portal, you must be an employee, retiree, or spouse/domestic partner enrolled in the State of Wisconsin or Wisconsin Public Employers Group Health Insurance Program.).
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