This is a sample agenda.  Each Institute’s Agenda is located on it’s Registration Page.

9:30-9:45 am Check-in with Coffee and Snacks
10:30-11:30 Welcome and Policy Fundamentals
What must handbooks include about sexual misconduct? How is the term defined? Differentiate between coercion and consent, intoxication and incapacitation, handbook policies and legal standards. Which rights should be stated?

  • Specifics for same-sex, men, and international students
  • Technology-related sexual misconduct
  • Title IX, VAWA, and Dear Colleague Letter
  • Background checks, due diligence, and transfer students
9:45-10:30 Interactive Mock Hearing:
He Said-She Said

Are you prepared to respond appropriately to allegations of sexual assault? Two actors present a night of partying, drinking, and sexual interaction. Practice your interview techniques. Ask questions of the students to analyze the case.
Continued application for the day’s training:

  • What information is relevant to decide your course of action?
  • Can we process complaints in schools parallel with criminal and civil procedures?
  • How can one small difference in response alter the climate of the case?
11:30-12:30 Response Protocols
Develop the concept of consistent, thorough, and quality-controlled institutional response to sexual misconduct. Create a staff of confident, properly-equipped responders able to provide the ideal balance of options and support.

  • Reporting requirements: minors, technology, discrimination, harassment, and more
  • Rape-Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Disclosing reports to the community and parent involvement
  • 3rdparty reports
12:30-1:30 Lunch with Case Studies
Sit with your team or mix it up. Discuss a sexual misconduct case. Propose an appropriate outcome using your expertise and new understandings from the morning.
1:30-2:30 Disciplinary Procedures
Explore optimal practices for successfully balancing punishment, education, contract compliance, risk management, legal compliance, and institutional mission. Determine when to involve parents, legal counsel, and criminal authorities. Understand threat assessment, public relations strategies, and documentation practices.
**Opportunity to submit sections of your handbook for expert review and feedback.

  • Philosophical approach: Education vs. Discipline
  • Evidence, investigation, jurisdiction, and standard of proof
  • Divulging hearing results to the media and the community
  • Rights of the accused and the identified victim
2:30-3:30 Prevention Education
If your school prohibits sexual activity, how do you best educate on sexual misconduct? What should a student who is in 5th grade know about sexual assault, if anything? What skills should college students have to “expect respect” in relationships? Impart school policies during training and education to increase adoption, ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines, and, in turn, reduce liability.

  • Demographic driven prevention strategies
  • Bystander intervention and full community involvement
  • Developmental models for all ages
  • Peer leadership and adult education
3:30-4:00 Synthesis: Application to the Case of Jake and Erica
Utilize new skills and knowledge to re-analyze the morning’s case study. Recap essentials and examine the impact of their use at your institution. How can an unambiguous sexual misconduct policy affect the fate of Jake, Erica, and the entire school community?