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Handling Hazing: An Ugly Tradition that Continues to Kill and Wound
  • Tuesday, September 17
  • Webinar
Dr. James Castagnera

Please join Dr. Jim Castagnera, Esq., who brings 35 years of higher education administrative and teaching experience, for a timely webinar that will help you prevent and manage hazing on your campus.

FMLA Compliance: Special Rules for Schools
  • Wednesday, September 18
  • Webinar
Melissa Fleischer

Please join Melissa Fleischer, attorney at law, as she explains step-by-step the rules relating to FMLA compliance in general and focuses on the special requirements for schools

Engage Your Online Students by Engaging Your Online Faculty
  • Thursday, September 19
  • Webinar
Ellie Hoffman

Please join Ellie Hoffman for guidance on how to set your online students up for success by better training and engaging your online faculty.

Medical Leaves of Absence: Issues Surrounding Voluntary and Involuntary Withdrawals
  • Tuesday, September 24
  • Webinar
Dr. James Castagnera

Please join Dr. Jim Castagnera for a session covering the essential (and complicated) issues surrounding medical leaves of absence on campus

Vaping in School: Policies and Procedures for Managing the Epidemic
  • Thursday, September 26
  • Webinar
Melissa Fleischer

Please join Melissa Fleischer as she addresses the vaping/juuling epidemic and provide strategies for school administrators to cope lawfully and practically

Leveraging Learning Dispositions to Close Achievement Gaps
  • Friday, September 27
  • Webinar
Dr. Marilee Bresciani Ludvik

Please join Dr. Marilee Bresciani Ludvik to learn about how to apply knowledge of neuroscience to characterize and cultivate previously elusive learning dispositions such as growth mindset, emotion regulation, effortful control, conscientiousness, and many more

eSports: How to Establish and Run a Program on Your Campus
  • Tuesday, October 1
  • Webinar
Chris Haskell

Please join eSports expert Chris Haskell for a webinar exploring every aspect of competitive eSports, from effective programming and staffing all the way to administration and potential benefits for your institution

How to Conduct a Workplace Investigation in a School Environment: Step-by-Step Guidance
  • Wednesday, October 2
  • Webinar
Robert Gregg

Please join Bob Gregg as he takes you through the steps for conducting a thorough and lawful workplace investigation which helps you to decide if a disciplinary action is even warranted

On Demand

Service Animals, Emotional Support Animals and Your Institution's Legal Obligations to Accommodate
  • On-demand
Dr. James Castagnera

Please join Dr. Jim Castagnera for a webinar that will lay out the current laws regarding service and comfort animals on campus; what these legal requirements mean for you; what you should have in your service and comfort animal policies; and what documentation ought to be required of students requesting accommodations.

Suspensions, Dismissals and Expulsions: Good Policies and Procedures Prevent Lawsuits
  • On-demand
Dr. James Castagnera

Please join Dr. Jim Castagnera for a webinar covering the risks surrounding students departing involuntarily, the precautions you should be taking beforehand, and the policies every institution must have in place in order to avoid lawsuits and other associated fallout.

Legally-Defensible Investigations: A Step-by-Step Approach
  • On-demand
Erin D. Gilsbach

Please join Atty. Erin D. Gilsbach as she goes step-by-step through a model investigation process, explaining the legal benefits of specific practices, pointing out common errors and pitfalls, and identifying areas where the process could or should be tailored to suit the specific needs of the school.

LGBTQ Discrimination and Other Tricky Issues for Schools: New Developments
  • On-demand
Melissa Fleischer

Please join Melissa Fleischer for a detailed review of recent case law on these issues, and stay up-to-date on new cases so that you best understand your legal requirements to avoid discrimination and prevent harassment to your LGBTQ students and staff/teachers.

Educating Students with Medical Needs: 10 Essential Accommodation Considerations for 504 Teams
  • On-demand
Erin D. Gilsbach

Please join attorney Erin Gilsbach as she explores the full scope of Section 504 accommodations and identifies a logical, methodical process of considerations that 504 teams can follow to ensure that students’ needs are met comprehensively and appropriately. She addresses such issues as administration of medication, accommodations during extracurricular activities, training of staff, and more. This session is packed full of practical tips and tools that schools can use to bolster the legal defensibility of their Section 504 plans.

Effective Management Practices for Academic Leaders: Strategies to Run Your Department More Smoothly
  • On-demand
Jim Weese

Please join Dr. Jim Weese as he helps you understand and apply effective strategies for leading academic departments. He will introduce you to management best practices (i.e., building the team, establishing a strategic direction, organizing and inspiring colleagues, measuring and celebrating progress, and ensuring sustainability and succession planning) and integrate his rich experience in order to help you run your department more smoothly.

Establishing Effective School-based Volunteer Programs: Opportunities and Challenges You Haven’t Considered
  • On-demand
Lynn Ivey

Please join Lynn Ivey as she shares strategies for building an effective school-based volunteer program with committed partners who can transform your “wish we could” list into your “look what we accomplished” list. You will find ways to unlock the power of volunteerism with a well-structured recruitment, training and support system that supports a wide range of volunteer options. We will also discuss the particular issues that must be addressed when working with youth in a school environment.

Faculty-Led Off-Campus Trips: Keeping Students Safe and Faculty Out of Court
  • On-demand
Dr. James Castagnera

Please join Dr. Jim Castagnera for comprehensive guidance on implementing the appropriate safety nets before students embark on off-campus trips. To avoid both tragedy and liability, your motto must be, “Foresee it and fix… before it happens.”