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College Catalogs: Avoid Mistakes and Legal Claims
  • Thursday, November 14
  • Webinar
James Ottavio Castagnera

Please join Dr. Jim Castagnera, Esq., who brings more than 30 years of experience as a university administrator and legal counsel, to this exploration of the legal and practical aspects of a document too many of us often take for granted.

Disciplining Students with Disabilities: Rules for Students with IEPs and Section 504 Plans
  • Thursday, November 14
  • Webinar
Joanne Butler

Please join Joanne Butler as she explains in clear and easy-to-understand terms the process of disciplining students with disabilities, and what to do when you can't.

Title IX and Sexual Violence on Campus: Best Practices for Ensuring a Safe Campus
  • Friday, November 15
  • Webinar
Richard Verstegen

Richard Verstegen will explain the need for colleges and universities to prevent sexual violence, to take interim measures in response to a complaint, to investigate and resolve complaints of sexual violence, and to protect victims of sexual violence.

Truancy Troubles: Understanding the Legal Issues and Dealing with Chronically-Absent Students
  • Tuesday, November 19
  • Webinar
Erin D. Gilsbach

Please join Erin D. Gilsbach, Esq., an experienced school law attorney, as she examines the issue of truancy and its impact on schools and individual students. She will examine the interplay between disability and truancy and provide effective solutions to common issues related to individual student absenteeism. In addition, she will provide best-practice tips and tools for addressing the significant issue of chronic absenteeism on a school-wide basis.

FERPA and Classroom Technology: Avoid the Pitfalls and Stay Compliant
  • Wednesday, November 20
  • Webinar
Kathleen E. Dion

Please join attorney Kathleen E. Dion as she explains how schools can make use of the latest technologies in the classroom without compromising student privacy and FERPA.

Student Mental Health and the Law: Best Practices to Ensure School Safety
  • Thursday, November 21
  • Webinar
Erin D. Gilsbach

Please join school law attorney Erin D. Gilsbach as she provides practical tips and tools for schools regarding establishing legally-defensible protocols, practices, and policies. The session will address issues such as identifying students with potential mental health issues, lawfully addressing students expressing suicidal ideation, dealing with the impact of cyberbullying and social media concerns, supporting students with mental health needs, and more. The session also provides a concrete and detailed look at common school practices regarding student mental health issues, including approaches that have been found to be appropriate under the law as well as those that have been found by the courts to be detrimental to student well-being and/or violative of the rights of students with mental health disabilities.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder: Classroom Management Strategies for Working with Challenging Students
  • Friday, November 22
  • Webinar
Dr. John Jensen

Please join Dr. John Jensen, licensed clinical psychologist and education consultant, for a webinar designed to help teachers and staff manage students with ODD. While geared specifically towards Oppositional Defiant Disorder, the techniques identified in this indispensable session will help even the most experienced educator identify new approaches towards behavior management that can be applied to any difficult student or group dynamic.

Mentoring Students of Color for Success, Retention, and Persistence
  • Tuesday, December 3
  • Webinar
Naomi Sigg

Please join Naomi Sigg as she helps participants assess their campus climate to better understand the experiences of students of color across campus, identify common difficulties faced by students of color, define their understanding of mentorship, and gain skills and tools to best assist students of color.

On Demand

Rape on Campus: Legal Pitfalls Administrators Need to Avoid
  • On-demand
Melissa Fleischer

Please join Melissa Fleischer as she helps college administrators to better understand the potential legal liability that can come from failing to properly respond to sexual assaults on campus.

Title IX Requirements Regarding Pregnant and Parenting Students: What Every College and University Needs to Know
  • On-demand
Richard Verstegen

Please join Richard Verstegen for this discussion regarding the rights afforded to students from discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery from any of these conditions.

Title IX and Athletics: Understanding the Complexities Will Help You Avoid Liability
  • On-demand
Richard Verstegen

Please join Richard Verstegen for this discussion regarding complying with Title IX within athletics, including its application to participation, funding, competition, facilities, and scholarships.

Holidays and Religious Expression in Public Schools: Avoid the Pitfalls This Season
  • On-demand
Erin Gilsbach

Please join attorney Erin Gilsbach as she addresses such issues as the performance of religious holiday songs and stories by school-sponsored groups, First Amendment rights of students to create and display religious-themed artwork in public school forums, the rights of students to express religious beliefs and wear religious holiday-themed apparel and icons, the rights of employees to discuss or display evidence of their religious beliefs within the public school setting, and much more. She will provide a review of well-established caselaw on the issue as well as an update regarding current national litigation trends on the topic.

Dealing with Challenging Parents: Lawful Responses and Strategies for Administrators
  • On-demand
Richard Verstegen

Please join Rick Verstegen for administrative strategies for dealing with parents who may have unreasonable complaints or requests, conduct themselves in a threatening or intimidating manner, or are overly critical of classroom teachers and other staff.

The Role and Responsibilities of the Title IX Coordinator: Protect Your Students and School by Understanding the Many Requirements
  • On-demand
Richard Verstegen

Please join Richard Verstegen for this important discussion regarding the responsibilities for Title IX Coordinators on campus, which will help employees build solid foundations to ensure that their students are protected and their schools avoid liability.

Title IX Coordinator Bootcamp for Colleges and Universities: Comprehensive Training in Four Sessions
  • On-demand

This four-part presentation will provide this training in an engaging and informative way, by using questions and answers, real-world stories, and case studies. The series focuses on important aspects of the Title IX Coordinator’s duties, including Title IX compliance, pregnancy issues, athletics, and sexual misconduct investigations. This course will place you in the best possible position to meet your institutional compliance obligations under Title IX and leave you with practical solutions to address these very difficult and demanding issues on campus.

Managing Your International and Undocumented Student Populations in Uncertain Times
  • On-demand
James Castagnera

Please join Dr. Jim Castagnera, Esq. as he presents strategies and tactics to meet the challenges facing American higher education, where international and undocumented students are concerned.