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The Sexual Misconduct Policy Institute: Training on Title IX, Investigations, and Response Protocol

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Monday, April 17, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Graduate Student Registration. Rate goes to $35 after March 15.
Valid student id must be presented at check-in. Includes materials and dinner.
Apr 17, 2017 $35.00 $2.74
Adult/Professional Registration. Rate goest to $65 after March 15.
Includes materials and dinner.
Apr 17, 2017 $65.00 $4.24
Online resource portal access for school with up to 200 students.
Curricula, discussion guides, activity planners, and more to address sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating abuse, and healthy relationships at your school. For institutions with 200 or fewer students. Must purchase prior to conference to receive this discounted rate.
Apr 17, 2017 $100.00 $5.99
Online resource portal access for school with 201-1000 students.
Same as above for schools with up to 1000 students.
Apr 17, 2017 $175.00 $9.74
Online resource portal access for school with over 1000 students.
Same as above for schools with over 1000 students.
Apr 17, 2017 $250.00 $13.49

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Event Details

A one-day interactive training on campus safety and sexual misconduct.

Best practices for Policy, Response Protocol, Disciplinary Procedure, and Prevention Education.

 Current climate: Instagrams as evidence, Dropboxes full of selfies, athletic program leaders held accountable for mishandling sexual assault reports, the White House demanding more accountability. Get up to speed with best practices and sound policies.

 Who should attend? Administrators and senior staff from PK-12, colleges, and universities of all kinds: public and private; religiously affiliated and nondenominational; commuter and residential; large and small; urban and rural; two year and four year. This training is inclusive for all educational institutions.

Obtain best practices and learn how to implement them.

Thorough.  Current.  Practical.  Portable.

 Send a team.  Train three or more administrators on policies, procedures, protocols, and prevention education.  Critical updates on legal mandates, research, standards, and best practices.  We address federal and state laws, confidentiality, men’s role in prevention, bystander intervention, faculty sexual misconduct, athletic programs, international students, male victims, same sex sexual assault, responding to the accused, and more.   

 Spend one intensive days on getting caught up and then staying ahead.

 Concurrent Event: Respect Red Training Institute for Prevention and Upstander Education Certification

 Institute Learning Outcomes

  1. Learn how laws and definitions have changed over the last decade.
  2. Understand Dear Colleague, Title IX, Mandated Reporters, and more guidelines and prescriptions from the national and state levels.
  3. Understand “actual notice,” “fundamental fairness,” “providing notice,” and “deliberate indifference”.
  4. Know how to craft a comprehensive sexual misconduct policy, including technology-related sexual misconduct. 
  5. Understand technology-related sexual misconduct, consent, incapacity and sexual exploitation.
  6. Learn how to properly process complaints parallel with criminal and civil proceedings. 
  7. Understand the rights of an accused student and an alleged victim.
  8. Obtain strategies to best educate faculty and staff on sexual misconduct and response protocol.
  9. Understand research supported methods to educate students, including integration into existing curricula, survey instruments, learning outcomes and developmentally appropriate content for students of all ages, genders, religious affiliations, socio-economic backgrounds, and sexual orientations. 

Take-Away Resources and Materials 

  1. Model handbook policy
  2. Model response protocol
  3. Training curricula for employees and students
  4. Disciplinary training manual
  5. Year-long use of online training program


Policy Institute Faculty and Presenters


Monday, April 17, 2017


1:00-1:15pm: Opening Remarks and Institute Orientation

Katie Koestner, President of COS; Senior Administrator from Kutztown University, Senior Leader from the Pennyslvania Department of Education

1:15-2:00pm: Interactive Case Study:  He Said-She Said

Listen as two students describe a night of partying and sexual interaction.   This case serves as the day’s foundation. 

Grab a Light Snack.  Conference divides into two groups for Policy Institute and Respect Red Leadership Training.

2:10pm-2:40pm: Title IX: What You Need to Know

Understand these three crucial mandates as related to sexual misconduct policy and prevention. Has your school met all necessary requirements? Is your administration fully versed?

 2:40pm-3:20pmPolicy Fundamentals for Employee and Student Handbooks

What must handbooks include about sexual misconduct?  How is the term defined?  Understand coercion vs. consent and intoxication vs. incapacitation.  What rights, if any, should be stated in the handbook? 


  • Criminal vs. civil vs. school definitions
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Sexual assault vs. rape
  • Same-sex sexual assault
  • Technology-related sexual misconduct (sexting)


3:30pm-4:20pm: Procedures for Doing Discipline Well

What are best practices for addressing policy violations to successfully balance punishment, education, contract compliance, risk management, legal compliance, and most importantly institutional mission?  Learn when to involve parents, legal counsel, and criminal authorities.


  • Philosophical approach:  Education vs. Discipline
  • Investigation process
  • Burden and standard of proof
  • Jurisdiction

4:20pm-5:15pmResponse Protocols for Incidents and Victimology

Checklist of practical response when someone knows or reasonably should know that an incident has occurred. Compliance with mandated reporting for K-12, Clery, VAWA, and state laws for school administrators.


  • Reporting obligations
  • Responding to the accused
  • Rape-Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • 3rd party reports
  • Interactions with media and parents

5:15pm-5:50pm: Prevention Education and Employee Training Best Practices

Understand the ways to impart school policies during training for all members of your community to increase adoption and ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines that, in turn, can reduce liability. 

Topics Addressed:

  • Educating males vs. females
  • Cultural sensitivity and international student issues
  • Developmental models for all ages
  • Peer leadership and bystander intervention
  • Education for adults

5:50pm-6:00pm: Application of Training to “He Said – She Said” Case

Analyze the case study again applying the skills and knowledge from the day.  Recap of the “Four P’s” and consider how they apply to your institution.

 6:00-7:00pm: Dinner with New Friends

Optional Dinner Workshop for Additional Training: Interview Technique and Mandated Reports

Using the case study, become the adjudicator and ask questions of the students. If you are hearing the case at your institution, what information is relevant to decide your course of action? How can you ask questions without bias?

 7:00-8:00pm: Keynote: “No-Yes: The Empowering Story of Katie Koestner”

Katie Koestner was on the cover of TIME Magazine as the first woman in history to publicly speak out about being a victim of date rape. She has shared her personal story with over 5 million students. She addresses sexual assault, respect, consent, healthy decision-making, and alcohol, while inspiring students to become active bystanders in your community. To both educate and inspire at the same time can be a challenge, but this is exactly what Katie accomplishes with her program. Katie shares her story as she weaves in key information about sexual assault and stories from survivors and upstanders as she has traveled the country. Katie shares a message of courage through her personal story that goes well beyond the hour after her program. Her audiences remember her words, her strength and her conviction. They incorporate her examples into their next steps in life.

 8:00-9:00pm: Workshop Choice

How to Help a Survivor: From Hurt to Healing

What should you say or do to help someone who confides in you about their victimization? What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? What have hundreds of survivors said that helped them the most?

 Activism for Any Age and Any Stage

What can you do to foment change within your community? What are options and success stories. Learn about how social justice works and doesn’t work depending on the strategy and deployment. This workshop is for those who seek to make things better at any age.

Policy Institute Resource Kit Access

The Policy Institute Resource Kit will be made available to those who purchase it online as a password protected link. The link will be sent electronically to the email address you provided during your Eventbrite registration for the Policy Institute. At this link you will find the complete Policy Institute Manual (over 100 pages of best practices, models, explanations and definitions), templates, training webinars, curriculum guides and much more. The link will be active for 30 days.


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Kutztown University Schaeffer Auditorium
15200 Kutztown Rd.
Kutztown, PA 19530

Monday, April 17, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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Since 1994, Campus Outreach Services has provided pin-drop programs, superlative curricula, and high-engagement parent and professional development education on today's top wellness and safety issues. COS has over 5000 clients around the world including K-12 schools, institutions of higher education, corporations, government agencies and military bases. 

We believe respect should be the stardard.  Our programming is brain-heart:  backed by research and emboldened by the heart.  Our presenters and researchers thrive in helping others and making a daily difference in lives of others.  We scale our work to accommodate small groups of 20 to audiences of 250,000. 

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