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HSE Institute: Third Annual Higher Education Conference

August 8, 2018

Building Trust Through Title IX and Enough is Enough Case Management and Compliance

With Additional Half-Day Investigation and Resolution Skill-Building Workshop

Day One—Conference
From the Technical to the Human: Discrimination Case Management and (Re)building Trust

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
8:00 am to 9:00 am - Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 am to 4:00 pm - Program and Lunch

Nazareth College - Shults Center
4245 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618

Trauma-Informed Training on Day One:
An expert in domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking will share with us the prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the direct line to students’ experiences on college campuses, including during conduct processes. Understanding the trauma associated with relationship and sexual violence—whether related to ACEs or not—creates an enhanced ability to build trust with the campus community when carrying out obligations under Title IX, Enough is Enough, and Clery. Equitable response systems depend upon careful communications, as there is always risk of misinterpretation when helping students navigate on-campus processes and access internal and external resources. This session is designed to enrich your communication skills, including predicting when a message can be misinterpreted and impede your efforts to help.

The first day of this year’s conference will focus on compliance and trust.  We will talk about building trust via equitable, transparent, and predictable case management and coordination in matters involving students, staff, and faculty.  For our discussion, case management and coordination includes—

  • Intake
  • Referral
  • Communicating with parties and witnesses
  • Providing and managing ongoing support and interim measures (e.g., no contact orders under Enough is Enough)
  • Identifying and addressing other discrimination allegations (e.g., disability) that may arise during the process
  • Supervising the investigation, hearing, and appeal processes
  • Informing the campus community of policies, procedures, and resources
  • Tracking and reporting on the number, nature, and disposition of allegations of sexual misconduct

In addition to building trust on the front end, we will have an in-depth conversation about rebuilding trust on your campus when members of your campus community question your commitment and challenge your approach and outcomes.  We, along with a college administrator who helped shepherd his campus through the aftermath of a Title IX matter that created a national firestorm, will share the actions we took and the approach we adopted to rebuild trust with the campus community. 

Throughout the day, we will highlight your obligations under Enough is Enough and the Clery Act as well as offer practical lessons from case law and resolution agreements along with best practices in prevention, investigation, and resolution.

Finally, we will discuss the benefits to your campus community of adopting the same case management and coordination process for all reports of discrimination. 

Day Two—Workshop
Investigation and Resolution Skill-Building - SOLD OUT

Thursday, August 9, 2018
8:00 am to 9:00 am - Registration and Warm Breakfast
9:00 am to 1:00 pm - Program and Lunch

Harter Secrest & Emery Conference Center - 13th Floor
1600 Bausch & Lomb PLace
Rochester, NY 14604

Using a report of sexual misconduct, interview summaries, an investigation report, and findings of fact, attendees will dig into conducting investigation interviews, writing investigation reports, making determinations of responsibility, and drafting written notices of outcome.

This highly interactive session will be limited to 30 attendees.

Professional Development Credits

  • Certification of completion will be provided.

  • New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits pending.

  • Day One (August 8): This program has been pre-approved for 5.5 HR (General) by the HR Certification Institute.

  • Day Two (August 9): This program has been pre-approved for 3.75 HR (General) by the HR Certification Institute.

  • New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits pending. CLE Financial Aid Application

Registration Fees 

One attendee from an institution:
Full Program (August 8 and 9): $575
August 8 Only: $375
August 9 Only: $250
Two attendees from an institution:
Full Program (August 8 and 9): $525
August 8 Only: $325
August 9 Only: $225
Three or more attendees from an institution:
Full Program (August 8 and 9): $475
August 8 Only: $300
August 9 Only: $200


Registration is now closed.

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