​Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Seminar

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2016 Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Seminar

Policy Options to Address Excessive Drinking


October 20, 2016

9:00 a.m. - 4:35 p.m.


Kalahari Resort and Conference Center

1305 Kalahari Dr

Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

​A specialized session on alcohol policy for local officials, law enforcement, coalition leaders, and advocates offering 13 alcohol policy topics in 16 workshops. Both experienced community leaders and new advocates will benefit from this one-day session that outlines the proven policies and practices Wisconsin communities can implement to reduce alcohol related disorder, harm, and expense in their community.

A one-day event focused on evidence-based policies, practices and their enforcement to prevent and reduce excessive or illegal alcohol consumption.

Registration Fee: $100 (includes all sessions, materials, breakfast, lunch, and snack)

Registration is closed.

Alliance for Wisconsin Youth Coalitions may be eligible for registration waivers. Please contact your Regional Prevention Resource Centers for more information. Contact information for Regional Centers is located at: http://www.allwisyouth.org/organizational-chart/

Community Health Improvement in Action funded partners, a project of the Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards, may be eligible for registration reimbursement. Please contact project administrator, Sara Jesse at: sara@badgerbay.com

If you require assitance to register, please call UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education Customer Service at 715-346-3838.

Lodging Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Kalahari Resort for the evening of October 19, 2016. The room block will be available until September 18, 2016. Please call 877-525-2427 to make your reservation.

Seminar Schedule:

7:30-9:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast Buffet
​9:00-10:00 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Session with Brian Kringen and Chief Shane Mikkelson
10:10-11:10 a.m. Workshop Session #1 (choose from 4 options)

1A. POLD in Wisconsin
Michelle Enderle, Specialist, City of Waukesha Police Department
Lieutenant Dan Furseth, De Forest Police Department

1B. Framing Alcohol-Related Stories for Impact
Julie Swanson, MPH, What's Possible Now

1C. Navigating a Community through Social Host: from Adversity to Passing to Promotion
Jennifer Braun, Building a Safer Evansville (BASE) and Meagan Farrell, Coalition Coordinator, Healthy Edgerton

​1D. Alcohol License Conditions
Jennifer Zilavy, JD, Assistant City Attorney, Office of the City Attorney, Madison, WI

​11:15 a.m-12:15 p.m.

Workshop Session #2 (choose from 4 options)

​2A. OWI Treatment Courts:  Addressing the Addiction
Tonya Ramsey, AODA and Mental Health Therapist, Rock County Human Services, Treatment Court Services

2B. Alcohol License Conditions - (repeat of 1D)
Jennifer Zilavy, JD, Assistant City Attorney, Office of the City Attorney, Madison, WI
​2C. Community Festivals:  Making a Change in Community Culture
Tracy Herlitzke, Director, CESA #4 and Brenda Rooney, PhD, Epidemiologist, Gunderson Health Systems

2D. Scope of Municipal Authority
Matthew Dregne,  JD, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP

12:25-1:10 p.m. Lunch - Ignite Presentations
​1:20-2:20 p.m. Workshop Session #3 (choose from 4 options)

3A. Healthiest Brown County - Connecting Beyond Health Care
Thomas Doughman, MA, Asst. Dir. of Counseling & Psychological Services, St. Norbert College
Patricia Finder Stone, MS,RN, De Pere Board of Health, LWV WI, Alcohol Task Force Laura Hieb, CNO, SVP and CEO of Bellin Health Oconto Hospital

3B. Safe Serving: An Alternative Sanction for Selling/Serving Alcohol to Youth for Servers & Managers
Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff's Department
Sarah Turner, Prevention Specialist, Barron County Community Coalition

​3C. Changing the Landscape Through Licensing
Lisa Rasmussen, Council President, City of Wausau

3D. Environmental Scan
Megan Harshbarger, Drug Free Communities Youth Coordinator of Fond du Lac County Ellen C. Sorensen, Drug Free Communities Grant Coordinator of Fond du Lac County

​2:25-3:25 p.m. Workshop Session #4 (choose from 4 options)

4A. My Data Said What?! The First 45 Days Campus Initiative
Reonda Washington, MPH, CHES Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention Specialist, University of Wisconsin, Madison

4B. Framing Alcohol-Related Stories for Impact - (repeat of 1B)
Julie Swanson, MA, What's Possible Now 
​4C. Alcohol Age Compliance Checks:  Effective, Economical Prevention
Officer Jacob Chittum, Wausau Police Department and Sergeant Patrick Reese, Evansville Police Department
​4D. Scope of Municipal Authority - (repeat of 2D)
Matthew Dregne,  JD, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP
​3:35-4:35 p.m. General Session with Bruce Lee Livingston
​4:35 p.m. ​Conference Concludes

For full session descriptions, click here.  

Registration form:

A printable registration form can be downloaded here or register online by clicking here. 

CLE Credit

The seminar has been approved for 7.0 hours of Continuing Legal Education.
The Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Seminar is accepted by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services as 7.5 hours of training required to receive or retain Certified Prevention Specialist certification.
The Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Seminar is a program of the University of Wisconsin Law School, Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project through support by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

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