Conference Schedule

Friday, November 3, 2017 

8:00am - 4:00pm 

Schedule of Events

Check out specific session descriptions and speaker profiles!

8:30am Opening Session (Barber Auditorium)


9:00am Breakout Sessions

Mabee Aud.

Room 231

Room 225

Room 234

Officer Safety: Below 100 Program 

Kevin McCullough, Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group

Recognizing the Eight Signs of Terrorism

Kim Edd Carter, OK Office of Homeland Security

Developing the Skill Set for Leadership 

Jennifer Takagi, State of OK certified presenter

Interview Do’s and Don’ts When Hiring

Pam Mulvaney, 
OK Dept of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services


10:00am Breakout Sessions

Surviving & Thriving in a Law Enforcement Career

Kevin McCullough, Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group   

Using Social Media to Fight Crime

Captain Adam Flowers, Canadian County Sheriff’s Office

Managing Confrontation & Conflict

Jennifer Takagi, State of OK certified presenter 

Workplace Investigations: Understanding Your Obligations as an Employer

Rosangela Miguel and Kristin Elsenbeck, Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES), OK 


11:00am Breakout Sessions

Ethical Drift & Decision Making Biases 

Steve Emmons, OK Executive Director of CLEET

MPA Research Presentations

MPA Faculty, Randall University

Surviving with Challenging People  

Jennifer Takagi, State of OK certified presenter 

Strategies for Cutting Government Agency Budgets 

Dr. Ken Berchenbriter, Randall University


11:50am Exhibit Tour (door prizes available!)

12:15pm Luncheon and Keynote Address

"From Dog Catcher to City Manager"

Bob Wade, City Manager of Noble, OK


1:30pm Breakout Sessions

Mabee Aud

Room 231

Room 225

Room 234

Building a Positive Organization, Strength-Based Leadership 

Steve Emmons, OK Exec. Director of CLEET

Surviving Mental Health Crisis Calls for Law Enforcement

Capt. Jeff Pierce and Sgt. Corey Nooner, OK City Police Department

Disciplining Employees: A  Nightmare or an Opportunity 

Scott Lange, Human Resources, OK Dept. of Transportation

Build an Effective Cross-Generational Team 

Rhonda Knight Boyle, Yellow Sub Group, Coaching and Consulting


2:30pm Leadership Panel: Leading in a Crisis of Confidence (Barber Auditorium)

  • Chief Phil Cotten, State Director - Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Tricia Howell - Oklahoma Department of Human Services
  • Brooks Mitchell - City Manager of Moore, Oklahoma
  • Carrie Towery - Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES), Oklahoma
  • Dr. Paulette Jones - Moderator; Director of MPA Program, Randall University

3:30pm Door Prize Drawings and Close of Conference (immediately following Panel)


The M&E Conference is presented by 
Randall's Master of Public Administration Department.

Earn credit for attending! 

Conference sessions have been approved by CLEET for 6 hours of Continuing Education Credit, and approved by The State of Oklahoma (OMES) for 6 hours of CEU Supervisory Credit. In addition, college credit is also available (details will be provided at the conference).