OSROA has opened up the registration process for our 2024 School Safety Conference in Seaside. Click the BIG BLUE BUTTON on our conference info page to sign up.
Note - We have made some website improvements and streamlined the registration process a bit. Gone are the days of the person who registers several people manually enter contact information for each attendee. That person will now only need to put the name and email address for each person. We will send a follow-up email to each attendee with a link to enter their own contact information.
This is going to be an amazing conference, folks. Check out our keynote presenters below and then sign up to join us in Seaside July 28-31.
INTRODUCING OUR 2024 OSROA SCHOOL SAFETY CONFERENCE KEYNOTE PRESENTERS
In June 2019, Max’s vision became a reality when President Trump created the Federal School Safety Clearinghouse at SchoolSafety.gov. In July 2022 Max attended the White House ceremony where President Biden announced the most significant gun safety legislation in 27 years, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which made SchoolSafety.gov permanent and law. Max has also worked to improve the safety and security of Florida’s 2.4 million students through his appointment to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School Public Safety commission. The MSD commission, established by former Governor Rick Scott, was tasked with leading the statewide investigation into the Parkland school shooting and developing recommendations to protect Florida’s children. Max has advised the Federal Bureau of Investigation Behavioral Threat Assessment Center, the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office on threat assessment policies and procedures. He is a member of the National Sheriffs’ Association School Safety and Security Committee and the International Association of Chiefs of Police Mass Violence Peer-to-Peer Advisory Team. In June 2019, Max was awarded the U.S. Department of Justice Attorney General Citizen Volunteer Service Award by Attorney General William Barr. Max has been interviewed by many local and national media outlets including CNN, MSNBC, Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, and Dr. Phil. He has given keynote presentations to many school districts, law enforcement organizations, and local, state, and federal agencies detailing the lessons learned and best practices developed in the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting along with his journey from anguish to advocacy.
Dr. Bernard James
Bernie James is a Professor of Law at Pepperdine University. He joined the Pepperdine faculty in 1984, after serving in Michigan as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Judge Myron Wahls for the Court of Appeals. Professor James is the author of the textbook, "Education Policy and the Law: Cases and Commentary" (Vandeplas Publishing 2009). Bernie also serves as a senior consultant to the US Department of Justice where he published, "Sharing Information: A Guide to FERPA and Participation in Juvenile Justice Programs" (DOJ Programs 1997). He is the contributing legal editor to the NASRO Journal of School Safety and comments on constitutional issues in North America and Europe. Dr. James teaches School Law and Policy annually at the NASRO conference and has been an horored guest of OSROA multiple times. His interactive presentation will provide you with the most updated information regarding the legal issues facing schools today. We are excited to welcome Bernie back to Oregon!
Executive Director - NASRO
Mo is a former lieutenant with the Hoover Police Department in Alabama. The last twelve years of his law enforcement career were spent as the supervisor of the School Services Division. After 25 years of service, he retired from Hoover PD in 2011 and was appointed as the executive director for NASRO. Under his leadership, the organization has become the premiere training agency for SROs across the country and around the world. With his guidance, NASRO’s Basic SRO Course became the only SRO course to receive national certification and to be recognized by the federal government as the gold standard of training for SROs. Canady’s expertise as a school safety expert is sought after by many major news outlets, and he has testified before the Federal Commission on School Safety and the United States House Committee on Education and the Workforce. He is widely recognized for his advocacy of carefully selected, specifically trained, and properly equipped school resource officers and is a respected voice in the school safety arena.
Dr. Christy Kane
Dr. Christy Kane, a distinguished Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a Doctorate in Psychology, is a leading advocate for positive mental health. With a passion for promoting well-being, her work has touched countless lives, establishing her as a renowned figure in clinical psychology. As a published author, Dr. Kane has shared her expertise through three influential books: Cognitive Resilience Mental Health Manual, Fractured Souls Splintered Memories: Unlocking the Boxes of Trauma, and Shell-cracking: Leaving the Past Behind, offering valuable tools for navigating mental health challenges and trauma. Through hundreds of presentations, she engages audiences with brain-based research and storytelling, making complex topics accessible and fostering an environment where mental health is embraced. Dr. Kane also leads successful business ventures, providing mental health corporate consulting and professional development training for school districts. Her implementable tools offer hope and guide individuals toward healing. Recognized by esteemed organizations like TEDx and NASRO, Dr. Kane inspires individuals to care for their mental health, take steps towards healing, and find peace with their past. Through her unwavering commitment, she leaves an indelible mark on the individuals and communities she serves. Dr. Kane's presentation will focus on the effects of Social Media on the Adolescent Mind.
OSROA is comprised of dedicated professionals committed to providing service, training, and support to our school communities by fostering safe, secure, and healthy learning environments for our youth.
2023 SCHOOL SAFETY CONFERENCE SPONSORS
Verkada is the leader in cloud-based enterprise building security. By building high-end hardware on an intuitive, cloud-based software platform, modern enterprises are able to run safer, smarter buildings across all of their locations. More than 5,000 organizations, including 28 Fortune 500 companies, use Verkada to protect people and assets, secure facilities, and gain new insights that improve the efficiency of their operations. Verkada’s vision is to be the operating system that runs every building in the world. www.verkada.com
Verkada is a 2023 PLATINUM level sponsor
âÂÂREECE Complete Security Solutions partners with clients as trusted security advisors, providing extensive industry knowledge and expertise. They offer a proven system called the REECE Security Trio: Access Control, Video Surveillance, and Intrusion Detection. REECE maintains strong relationships with the world's leading security manufacturers to deliver world-class technology solutions. REECE serves clients across Oregon and Southwest Washington. rcss.us
REECE is a 2023 GOLD level sponsor
PACE was formed in 2006 by the Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) and the Special Districts Association of Oregon (SDAO). These organizations work together to keep Oregon students safe, reduce risks and conserve member resources. No one can match the expertise and decades of experience that OSBA and SDAO bring to property-casualty coverage for local public entities, and their property and liability risk pool of school entities in the state - the largest in Oregon, with more than 200 education organizations. pace.osba.org
PACE is a 2023 GOLD level sponsor.
Oregonians Credit Union is a team of individuals who live and work in the same communities as you do, and they exist to serve you. They're not a bank. They are a member-owned not-for-profit financial co-op. Every dollar invested by members is reinvested in members in the form of lower loan rates, higher deposit rates, low fees, and great service. oregonianscu.com
Oregonians Credit Union is a 2023 Bronze level sponsor.
TC Chevy is a locally-owned dealership in Ashland. The full-service dealership, which has been operating since 1985, offers a no-pressure hassle-free shopping experience, selling both new and pre-owned vehicles, and they are one of the leading Chevrolet dealers in Southern Oregon. OSROA is excited to welcome TC Chevy as a partner and we appreciate their commitment to safer schools and safer kids! www.tcchevy.com
TC Chevy is a 2023 BRONZE level sponsor
OSROA is proud of our continuing partnership with the National Association of School Resource Officers. As a chartered state organization under the NASRO banner, we share their vision of safer schools and safer kids and believe we can accomplish that with law enforcement officers who are carefully selected, specifically trained and properly equipped for the SRO position. NASRO is supporting our conference with a generous grant. www.nasro.org
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