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SPEAKING AND TRAINING

2019

"Ensuring Equity and Due Process in Title IX Hearings"

Three separate day-long presentations attended by representatives from over twenty-five institutions

Hosted by John Carroll University (Cleveland, OH), Central Michigan University (Mt. Pleasant, MI), and Eastern Kentucky University (Richmond, KY)

"Title IX Training"

A full-day intensive investigations workshop with Title IX leadership.  Sessions included setting up complaint intake and documentation systems, mandatory reporting, and investigation skills. Intrinsic Schools (Charter school for grades 7-12)Chicago, Illinois

"Evidence and Credibility Assessments in the Title IX Interview"

and

"Investigation Organization and Interviewing Fundamentals"

Title IX Investigation Conference

Grand Valley State University (host)

Attended by Title IX staff from numerous institutions

Grand Rapids, Michigan

"Title IX Investigations:  

A Multidisciplinary Approach"

Livingston County (MI) Community Response Team

Brighton, Michigan

"Hearing Panel Certification Training"

University of Alabama at Birmingham (host)

Attended by Title IX staff from seven different institutions

Birmingham, Alabama

"Training on Title IX and VAWA"

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan

 

"Conducting Title IX Investigations"

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan

2018

"Title IX Investigations of Campus Sexual Assault" 

Campus Sexual Assault Conference

Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council

Phoenix, Arizona

"Title IX Investigations" 

Michigan Universities Self-Insurance Corporation
Risk Manager/General Counsel Meeting

East Lansing, Michigan

 

"Square Peg, Round Hole:  The (Sometimes) Misfit Between Campus Title IX Processes and Claims of Interpersonal Violence" 

Co-Facilitated with Holly Rider-Milkovich, Vice President of Prevention Education, EVERFI

2018 ATIXA Annual Conference

Philadelphia, PA

"Aligning Campus Title IX Processes to Address Reports of Intimate Partner Violence" 

Co-Facilitated with Holly Rider-Milkovich, Vice President of Prevention Education, EVERFI

National webinar hosted by EVERFI

“Title IX Training”
Two half-day workshops on conducting investigations pursuant to Title IX (and corresponding VAWA requirements), including sessions on the relevant legal framework, preparing for the investigation, the investigative process, assessing credibility, and writing investigation reports
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

“Conducting Sexual Misconduct Investigations”

An intensive two-day workshop on conducting investigations pursuant to Title IX (and corresponding VAWA requirements), including sessions on pre-investigation considerations, interviewing parties and witnesses, weighing the evidence, and writing investigation reports

Penn State University

State College, Pennsylvania

 

“Spring Lecture:  Preventing Child Sexual Abuse in Youth Sports”

Co-Facilitated with Dr. Lisa Markman, M.D. (Board-Certified in Child Abuse Pediatrics)

Fer de Lance Field Hockey Club

Ann Arbor, Michigan

“Title IX Training”
A full-day workshop comprised of modules including conducting effective investigations under Title IX (and corresponding VAWA requirements) for staff who investigate sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and stalking; introduction to Title IX and VAWA for campus partners; and sexual harassment as a civil rights issues for institutional leadership
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, Michigan

“Sexual Misconduct Review Panel Training” 
A day-long training for campus personnel who serve on the University’s review panel, including separate modules on the introduction to Title IX and VAWA, the role of the investigator, understanding the role of the review panel, sanctioning, and interactive workshops implementing review panel skills. 
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan

“Title IX Training”
A full-day workshop comprised of several modules on Title IX (and corresponding VAWA requirements) for institutional leadership, campus security, and faculty.  
Walsh College
Troy, Michigan

“Title IX Training for Deans and Faculty”
Two separate sessions of Title IX training for school deans and faculty.  
Intrinsic Schools (Charter school for grades 7-12)
Chicago, Illinois

“Title IX Training”
A full-day intensive investigations workshop with Title IX leadership.  Sessions included setting up complaint intake and documentation systems, mandatory reporting, and investigation skills. 
Intrinsic Schools (Charter school for grades 7-12)
Chicago, Illinois

 

“Sexual Misconduct Systems Training”

A day-long individually-tailored training focusing on establishing Title IX-compliant sexual misconduct complaint intake, investigation, and adjudication systems.  

Chicago State University

Chicago, Illinois

“Sexual Misconduct Investigation Training”

A full-day interactive workshop designed to train Title IX staff.  Sessions included complaint intake and initial assessments, interviewing parties and witnesses, and documentation/compliance.

Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo, Michigan

2017

“What's Trending in Title IX: The Rescission of the 2011 DCL, The Latest in Title IX Litigation and a Close Look at Specific Title IX Issues Currently Facing Colleges and Universities" (Moderator)

Panel at CLE "University Compliance Programs: Succeeding in an Era of Change"

National Association of College and University Attorneys

Washington, D.C.


"Understanding Title IX and Its Intersection with the Criminal Process" and  "Best Policies and Practices:  Sexual Assault on College Campuses"

Symposium on Campus Sexual Violence

Louisiana District Attorneys Association

New Orleans, LA

“What Law Enforcement Needs to Know About Title IX in K-12 Schools”

Ingham County (Michigan) Multi-Disciplinary Team Meeting

Hosted by Small Talk Children’s Assessment Center

Lansing, Michigan

“Title IX Investigator Training"

A half-day interactive workshop for Title IX investigators.  Topics included interviewing techniques, identifying relevant evidence, assessing credibility, and analyzing evidence. 

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan

 

"Beyond Compliance: In Search of Effective, Fair and Trauma-Informed Campus Sexual Misconduct Investigations” 
2017 Let’s End Campus Sexual Assault
First Lady of Michigan Summit
Ypsilanti, Michigan

“Title IX Training"
A full-day interactive workshop designed to train multi-campus Title IX staff.  Sessions included identifying relevant evidence, assessing credibility, and writing investigation reports. 
Indiana University
Indianapolis, Indiana

 

"Investigating Sexual Misconduct in Schools:  What You Need to Know About Title IX and K-12 School Districts"
2017 Dallas Crimes Against Children Conference

Dallas, Texas

"A Guide to the Successful and Effective Coexistence of Title IX Investigations and Criminal Prosecutions of Campus Sexual Assaults"
2017 International Conference on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

End Violence Against Women International

Orlando, Florida

"Blurred Lines:  Lessons From the Field About Sexual Assault"

University of Detroit Mercy

Audience:  Male members of University of Detroit Mercy athletic teams

"Last Friday Night:  Lessons From the Field About Sexual Assault"

University of Detroit Mercy

Audience:  Female members of University of Detroit Mercy athletic teams

"Sexual Misconduct Review Panel Training”

A day-long training for campus personnel who serve on the University’s review panel, including separate modules on the introduction to Title IX, the role of the investigator, understanding the role of the review panel, sanctioning, and interactive workshops implementing review panel skills

Eastern Michigan University

"Campus Sexual Assault:  The Intersection of Prosecutors, University Title IX Staff, Victims and Survivors"
Victims' Rights Conference

National District Attorneys Association

 

"Men of the Highest Type:  Leading the Way to a Chapter Free from Sexual Misconduct"
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Leadership Institute 2016

"Sing as One:  Coming Together to End Sexual Assault"
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Leadership Institute 2016

"First Responder Training and Title IX for Law Enforcement"

"Working Effectively with Law Enforcement and Other Advanced Title IX Issues"

"Title IX Issues for Student Conflict and Student Services Staff"

Three separate training presentations

South Texas College

"Understanding and Preventing Campus Sexual Assault--For Sororities"
Webinar hosted by Holmes Murphy
Audience:  Members of sororities nationwide

"Understanding and Preventing Campus Sexual Assault--For Fraternities"
Webinar hosted by Holmes Murphy
Audience:  Members of fraternities nation-wide

"A Conversation About Culture:  How People Who Don't Rape Can Stop Rape"
Indiana University Men Against Rape and Sexual Assault and Indiana University Safe Sisters

Audience:  Members of fraternities and sororities at Indiana University


“And, Or, Both, Neither:  A Guide to the Effective and Successful Coexistence of Title IX Investigations and Criminal Prosecutions of Campus Sexual Assaults”
North Carolina Campus Sexual Violence Symposium
North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys

"Introduction to Title IX"
"What is Sexual Harassment"
"Understanding Mandatory Reporting"

Three separate training presentations
The John Marshall Law School

“Culture of Brotherhood:  How Men Who Don’t Rape Can Stop Rape” (keynote address)
“Prevention in Theory:  Learning the Who, What, and When of Campus Sexual Assaults and
the Why, How and When You Can Prevent Them” (breakout session)
“Title IX:  Schools, Students and Campus Sexual Assaults” (breakout session)

National peaker at five separate regional conferences
Delta Tau Delta
Audience:  Fraternity student leaders and professional staff (approx. 1,000 total)

2016

2015

“Title IX Compliance—Investigations” and

“Interpersonal Violence Among Athletes—What Every Administrator Needs to Know”

National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association 

2015 National Athletic Directors Conference

 

“When Bullying Becomes Sexual Harassment:  

Title IX Concerns for Primary and Middle School Administrators"

Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association Annual State Conference

 

Title IX Training"

Two days of  lessons, workshops, and interactive scenarios designed to train Title IX investigators and hearing panel memebers.  Sessions included how to conduct Title IX-compliant investigations, trauma-informed interviewing, assessing credibility, and writing investigation reports. 

Eastern Michigan University

 

"Title IX Training"

A two-day intensive training comprised of customized segments covering policies for pregnant and parenting students, lessons from recent OCR resolution agreements, responsible employee education, VAWA compliance, and how to conduct Title IX-compliant investigations

South Texas College

 

"Title IX for Prosecutors"

Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association Summer Workshop

"Train the Trainer:  Sexual Assault Prevention for Fraternities"​

An intensive four-hour interactive training discussing the research on campus sexual assault,

identifying the factors and conditions that contribute to the perpetration of sexual assault, 

and providing the skills and vocabulary to implement prevention conversations at the individual chapter level.

Durward W. Owen Risk Management College

Audience:  Professional staff from national fraternal organizations (approx. 80)

 

"Train the Trainer:  Sexual Assault Prevention for Sororities"

An intensive four-hour interactive training discussing the research on campus sexual assault,

identifying the factors and conditions that contribute to the perpetration of sexual assault, 

and providing the skills and vocabulary to implement prevention conversations at the individual chapter level.

Durward W. Owen Risk Management College

Audience:  Professional staff from national sororities (approx. 35)

 

"Swimming Upstream:  How People Who Don't Rape Can Stop Rape"

Durward W. Owen Risk Management College

Audience:  Professional staff from national fraternities and sororities (approx. 100)

 

"Title IX for Forensic Nurses"

Webinar hosted by International Association of Forensic Nurses ("IAFN")

"Investigating Sexual Misconduct"

Comprehensive two-day training for institutional staff who handle student sexual misconduct

Indiana State University

"Improving the Prosecutions of Campus Sexual Assaults"

Virginia Commonwealth's Attorneys' Services Council Spring Institute 2015

"And, Or, Both, Neither:  A Guide to the Effective and Successful Coexistence of Title IX Investigations and Criminal Prosecutions of Campus Sexual Assaults"

Keynote Speaker

2015 Campus Safety and Violence Prevention Forum

Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services

"Blurred Lines:  Lessons From the Field About Sexual Assault"

IU Men Against Rape & Sexual Assault and members of Pi Lambda Phi, Sigma Alpha Mu, Delta Chi and other Indiana University fraternity chapters 

 

“Blurred Lines:  Lessons From the Field About Sexual Assault”

Audience:  Members of multiple fraternities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (approx. 250 attendees total in three separate presentations)

 

“Blurred Lines:  Lessons From the Field About Sexual Assault”

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Michigan Iota-Beta chapter at the University of Michigan 

 

"Campus Sexual Assault Prevention:  What Can the Jewish Community Do?"

University of Michigan Hillel

2014

"Understanding the University of Michigan's Sexual Misconduct Policy and Taking Action"

Audience:  University of Michigan student residence staff 

 

"Understanding the University of Michigan's Sexual Misconduct Policy and Taking Action"

Audience:  University of Michigan's student residence staff

 

"UM Student Sexual Misconduct Policy and Reporting Requirements of Responsible Employees"

Audience:  University of Michigan Learning Communities Housing Leadership

 

"Training on Identifying and Reporting Sexual Harassment"

Audience:  University of Michigan Residence Education hall directors 

 

“Training on Responding to and Reporting Sexual Harassment”

Audience:  Housing Security Officers, University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security 

 

“Understanding New Federal Guidance Regarding Institutional Handling of Campus Sexual Misconduct and Conducting Effective Title IX Investigations”

Western Michigan University

“Training on Sexual Harassment”

Audience:  Incoming University of Michigan freshmen in MSTEM program

 

“UM Policies on Sexual Harassment”

Audience:  Visiting summer faculty and teaching assistants at University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research 

 

“Training on Sexual Harassment and the UM Student Sexual Misconduct Policy”

Audience:  University of Michigan Summer Camps Staff 

 

“UM Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures: What are They and What are Your Responsibilities?”

Panel Discussion

Audience:  University of Michigan graduate student advisors 

 “Title IX Investigations on the University of Michigan Campus”

Audience:  University of Michigan Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center volunteers 

2013

“Last Friday Night:  The Truths, Myths and Laws of Sexual Assault”

Audience:  Indiana University fraternity and sorority members (series of 5 presentations, approx. 820)

 

“Last Friday Night:  The Truths, Myths and Laws of Sexual Assault”

Audience:  Indiana University fraternity and sorority members (series of 3 presentations, approx. 500)

2011-2012

"Best Practices in Sex Crimes Investigations"

Indiana University Law Enforcement Academy

Indian

“Introduction to Sex Crimes Cases”

Indiana University Campus Judicial System Hearing Examiners 

 

“Q and A Regarding Sexual Assault Prosecutions”

Bloomington Hospital  (IN) sexual assault nurse examiners 

 

“Sexual Assault”

Theta Chi, Indiana University chapter 

 

“Law Enforcement Collaboration with SANE Nurses in Sexual Assault Cases”

Indiana University Police Department

 

“Sexual Assault and Rape Culture”

Phi Gamma Delta, Indiana University chapter

 

“Sex Crimes Investigations”

Indiana University Law Enforcement Academy 

 

“Blame it on the Alcohol? The Truths, Myths and Laws of Sexual Assault”

Indiana University Groups Program 

 

“Improving Inter-Agency Communication”

SART quarterly direct service providers meeting

“Blame it on the Alcohol? The Truths, Myths and Laws of Sexual Assault”

 Indiana University fraternity and sorority members (9 separate presentations; approx. 900 attendees)

 

“What to Expect From the Criminal Process,”

Panel Discussion for Indiana University First Year Experience Conference

2010

 

“Immigration Issues and Prosecuting Cases of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault”

September, 2010

Audience:  Southern and Central Indiana region domestic violence prosecutors and staff (approx. 30)