Aaron T. Olson of A.T. Olson Consulting, LLC., began as a consultant in August of 2003. His specialization is Human Resources and Training. His company is Certified by the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) as a Verified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB); and the State of Oregon's Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID) as a Service-Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (SDVBE) and Emerging Small Business (ESB).
Mr. Olson uses an effective methodology to identify the needs and measurable outcomes for his clients. He works with individuals, pairs, teams, and large groups as each job dictates. His consulting services are useful for businesses, unions, non-profits and all levels of government.
Conflict Resolution, Mediation and Problem Solving
Employee Coaching, Mentoring and Team Building
Review Employer, Government and Media Investigations
Review Government Policies and Procedures
Review Risk Management Analysis and Procedures
Review Bias, Discrimination, Harassment and all Workforce Policies, Investigations and Reports
Cultural Diversity Awareness and Competency
Customized Training and Curriculum Design
Leadership and Management
Workshops for Immigrants and Refugees
Background Experience: Mr. Olson has over 26 years of police experience managing assignments in communications, recruitment, and patrol. He supervised and evaluated both police and non-police employees. He was a member of the OSP Procedures and Rules Advisory Committee and worked with Oregon's Department of Justice in rewriting and validating OSP's trooper and cadet applicant hiring process. Mr. Olson had the honor of being a member of the first Oregon State Police Affirmative Action Recruiting Team.
As a patrol supervisor, Mr. Olson directed major crime scenes and traffic crash investigations. He reviewed and approved administrative, police, and use of force reports.
Mr. Olson also investigated allegations of police officer misconduct, conducted background checks, and participated in specialized tasks in community policing, dignitary protection with the U.S. Secret Service and other law enforcement agencies.
In reaching out to new immigrants and refugees, Mr. Olson initiated the "Police and Emergency Services" workshops at the Immigrant Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) in Portland, Oregon.
Mr. Olson is a regular adjunct professor at Portland Community College (PCC), Portland, Oregon, and Eastern Oregon University (EOU), La Grande, Oregon. At PCC, Mr. Olson currently teaches cultural diversity online and campus criminal justice classes. He also teaches an online class on civil liability in criminal justice. At EOU, he teaches an online multiculturalism in emergency services course. He established history by designing the first cultural diversity courses and curricula for PCC's criminal justice program in 2001, fire protection program in 2009, and EOU's fire service administration program in 2011.
Clients need to know what an expert witness does in the review of an employer’s handling of a workforce complaint. The complaint could be regarding discrimination, sexual harassment, misconduct, or retaliation, any of which could potentially lead to the accused’s termination. An expert who has the experience of conducting employment investigations will be able to assess if the employer’s handling of the workforce complaint, actions or omissions was satisfactory or unsatisfactory.
A classic text in peacekeeping, cultural awareness, and diversity in law enforcement. It provides practical information and insight to prepare officers for culturally sensitive policing. The content explores the pervasive influences of culture, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation in the workplace and in multicultural communities.
As the fire service becomes a microcosm of American society, this book provides a useful tool to effectively address key issues and challenges of cultural diversity. It offers valuable lessons on cultural competence, the value of cultural differences, and the acquisition of cross-cultural skills to be used in fire science college courses or fire academies at the city, fire-district, state or federal level.
Nata Bolsheva, Ph.D., FABFEI, CFC, FNCCE, FNCPC, CFLC has over 35 years of extensive intimate personal experience in both the public and private sectors of Mental Health and related systems. Dr. Bolsheva willing to travel around USA and Canada. In Home Visit. Dr. Bolsheva consulting people based on her education, knowledge,and experience. Her services are available to public, small business owners, executives, and other professionals. Dr. Bolsheva speaks both English, Ukrainian and Russian.
Litigation Support - As Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant (CFLC) Dr. Bolsheva specializes in Divorce, Parental Alienation, Parenting Coordination and Mediation cases which are commonly among those classified as High Conflict Divorce cases. She provides litigation support to counsel for both Plaintiff and Defense. Her services include support with hearing / trial preparations, review of current evaluations,documentation and support during and after the litigation process.
Hanny Lightfoot-Klein is an acknowledged expert on the topic of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Forced Marriage and Honor Killing of women in Africa. She now devotes a considerable part of her time to making the knowledge and insights she has accumulated over the past 25 years of service as an Expert Witness in Immigration Court (in the United States and Europe.)
Ms. Lightfoot-Klein provides written affidavits, telephonic testimony and/or court appearance for asylum seekers threatened with removal back to their own countries, where they and/or their daughters may be subjected to:
Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Rape and other forms of Physical Abuse
Ms. Lightfoot-Klein has published her research findings in four books an has won an award for "Outstanding Ethnographic Scholarship in Sexology" for her book entitled "Prisoners of Ritual". She was also a finalist for the "June Roth Memorial Book Award for Excellence in Writing on Health and Medicine", presented by the American Society of Journalists and Authors for A Woman's Odyssey into Africa.
Ms. Lightfoot-Klein received her Masters of Arts degree in Social Psychology from the American University in Washington, D.C. in 1959 and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 1950.
Between 1979 and 1984, she spent a total of 32 months of self-motivated, concentrated field research in Sudan, Kenya, and Egypt, studying female genital mutilation (FGM). The geographic area of her most intensive research was northern and central Sudan, where the practices are particularly severe and ubiquitous. A considerable portion of this time was also devoted to researching the practices in Kenya.
Secret Wounds is the long-awaited final segment of Lightfoot-Klein's trilogy. Once again, the subject of her impassioned treatise is the genital mutilation of non-consenting minors, whose practice has not only been culturally embedded in Africa over millennia, but which has been medicalized in the United States on male, female, and intersex children since the mid-eighteen hundreds.
Here is the intriguing story of one woman's mid-life flight from her stultified, middle-class, psychologically crippling, and unfulfilled existence into a world of high adventure, danger, hardship, and endurance, which ultimately leads her to autonomy and recognition. In her new book, A Woman's Odyssey Into Africa, Hanny Lightfoot-Klein chronicles three year-long solo backpacking treks through remote areas of sub-Saharan Africa. In the process, she discovers the mainsprings of strength within herself as she follows her own drummer, finding the courage to face the darkest and most secret convolutions of her own mind.
This unique volume focuses on the psychosexual and social effects of female genital mutilation, an ancient, deeply entrenched custom saturating the larger part of Africa. Over a period of six years, Author Hanny Lightfoot-Klein trekked through outlying areas of Sudan, Kenya, and Egypt, where she lived with a number of African families. What she learned by way of in-depth personal interviews and firsthand observation has enabled her to add a previously unknown and often astonishing dimension to our knowledge of ritual practices and human sexuality.
The object of this book is to give voice to the multitudes of human beings who exist behind the statistics on genital surgery performed on them when they were non-consenting children, and who have long endured their suffering in silence, for reasons of suppression, desperation, or shame. I have endeavored to create an understanding of the connection between genital surgery perpetrated on infants and children too young to be capable of meaningful consent or effective protest, and of the frequently cataclysmic diminution in quality of life that they have suffered as a consequence.
Secret Wounds is the long-awaited final segment of Lightfoot-Klein's trilogy. Once again, the subject of her impassioned treatise is the genital mutilation of non-consenting minors, whose practice has not only been culturally embedded in Africa over millennia, but which has been medicalized in the United States on male, female, and intersex children since the mid-eighteen hundreds. In Secret Wounds, this pioneering author's exciting new book, she interweaves her astute personal insights with the wealth of information she has accumulated over 24 years of intensive study. She explores the tyrannies of custom and societal control, under whose unyielding domination these cruel rituals continue to exit, and why attempts to abolish them have consistently failed in the past.
Geopolitics Foreign Correspondent and Consultant James Dorsey
James M. Dorsey, PhD, is an expert on Geopolitics with an emphasis on China, India, Eurasia, and the Middle East, as well as on Sports Governance and the relationship between sports and politics.
Dr. Dorsey is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, a syndicated columnist, and the author of the blog, The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer.
For several decades, Dr. Dorsey served as a foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and the Financial Times based in Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas, and has been a university-based analyst for the last ten years. He is widely published and consulted by governments, financial institutions, corporations and political risk companies and departments. He is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, as well as a finalist in several other award competitions.
Dr. Dorsey is a member of the Pre-Goals Advisory Council to the Emir of Qatar, a member of the Advisory Conference on Building World Class Stadiums, and a member of the Advisory Board European Water Partnership.
Consulting Services - Dr. Dorsey's ideal client engagement includes consultation with governments, financial institutions, corporations, and political risk companies with respect to geopolitics in his regions of study, and specifically on:
Dr. Dorsey is also available to consult where sports and politics are at issue internationally.
There’s a déjà vu feeling to this year’s wave of protests across the Arab world. It’s not that this year saw the toppling of the leaders of Algeria and Sudan as a result of popular revolts, a harking back to the 2011 protests that overthrew the leaders of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen.
Brinkmanship may be his trademark, but Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is unlikely to provoke the ire of the international community by launching a nuclear weapons program. Yet, his demand that Turkey have the right to do so highlights the fracturing of the rules-based international order as well as changing regional realities.
Fears of a potential military conflict with Iran may have opened the door to a Saudi-Iranian dialogue against the backdrop of a rethink of US military logistics, involving at least a gradual partial relocation to the United States of command and control operations based in the Gulf for almost four decades.
When Sahar Khodayari this week set herself alight in front of a Tehran courthouse, she indicted world soccer body FIFA, its Asian regional group, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and their presidents, Gianni Infantino and Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa.
A bird’s eye view of Asia produces a picture of a continental landscape strewn with minorities on the defensive whose positioning as full-fledged members of society with equal rights and opportunities is either being eroded or severely curtailed.
This book explores China’s significant economic and security interests in the Middle East and South Asia. To protect its economic and security interests, China is increasingly forced to compromise its long-held foreign policy and defence principles, which include insistence on non-interference in the domestic affairs of others, refusal to envision a foreign military presence, and focus on the development of mutually beneficial economic and commercial relations. The volume shows that China’s need to redefine requirements for the safeguarding of its national interests positioned the country as a regional player in competitive cooperation with the United States and the dominant external actor in the region. The project would be ideal for scholarly audiences interested in Regional Politics, China, South Asia, the Middle East, and economic and security studies.
James M. Dorsey introduces the reader to the world of Middle Eastern and North African football - an arena where struggles for political control, protest and resistance, self-respect and gender rights are played out. Politics was the midwife of soccer in the region, with many clubs being formed as pro- or anti-colonial platforms and engines of national identity and social justice. This book uncovers the seldom-told story of a game that evokes deep-seated passions.