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Trainings

Online Modules
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Live Trainings

Online Modules

These modules can be accessed on the SCI Web Platform
Foundations of Student Conduct
CAS Standards: Sexual Violence Related Programs and Services
CAS Standards: Student Conduct Programs
Decision-Writing Basics for Conduct Hearings
Disability Law in Student Conduct Proceedings
Due Process Part One: Theory and History
Due Process Part Two: Practical Application
Evidence in the Student Conduct Process
FERPA Fundamentals Four Part Series
Fundamentals of Incident Report Writing
Introduction to Restorative Justice
Mock Hearing Three Part Series
What is Affirmative Consent?
Student Conduct Practice Series
Collecting and Understanding Specialized Evidence
Dating Apps – Bumble
Dating Apps – Grindr
Dating Apps – Her
Dating Apps – Hinge
Dating Apps – Tinder
Effective Interviewing of Parties and Witnesses
Introduction to Marijuana for Practitioners of Student Conduct: Abuse; Effects; and Legality
Online Harassment
Recognizing and Responding to Stalking: Trauma Informed Best Practices
Social Media Part 1: Apps
Understanding the Potential Impact of Illicit Substances on College Students
Higher Education Employment Investigations
California Law Regarding Sexual Misconduct (Employees)
Conducting Higher Education Employment Investigations
Employment Lawsuits: Title VII & Title IX
Fundamental Issues in Higher Education Employment Investigations
Labor Law Implications of the Title IX Regulations
What does Title VII require?
What does Title IX say about Title VII?
State-Specific Compliance Training
Student Conduct Quiz Game: New York Edition
Arkansas State Law Considerations for Student Conduct in Higher Education
California Law Regarding Sexual Misconduct (Students)
Connecticut State Law on Campus Sexual and Interpersonal Violence
Florida Law & Student Conduct in Higher Education: Private Institution Edition
Florida State Law Considerations for the Conduct Process: Public Institutions
Illinois State Law & Sexual Harassment and Violence in Higher Ed
Louisiana’s Campus Accountability and Safety Act
Maine State Law and Sexual Misconduct in Higher Ed
Maryland State Law & Sexual Assault in Higher Education
Massachusetts Law and Guidance
Minnesota State Law and Sexual Misconduct in Higher Ed
New Hampshire Chapter 188-H and Sexual Misconduct in Higher Ed
New Jersey State Law Basics
New York Education Law 129-B
North Carolina State Law and Student Conduct in Higher Ed
Pennsylvania State Law Basics
South Carolina State Law and Student Conduct in Higher Ed
Student Conduct, Disciplinary Process, and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Ed
Tennessee Public Institutions & Sexual Misconduct: Focus on the Student Due Process Protection Act
The New York Human Rights Law and Sexual Harassment in Higher Ed
Vermont State Law, Harassment, and Institutions of Higher Ed
Virginia State Law and Guidance
Washington State Law and Misconduct in Higher Ed
Title IX and the 2013 Violence Against Women Act Amendments
Accountability
Appeals in Student Conduct Proceedings
Cultural Relevance and Inclusiveness, and Responding to Sexual and Interpersonal Violence on Campus
Exploring the Current State of Affairs Regarding Respondent Services and Interventions
Framing a Comprehensive Approach to Working with Students Who Engage in Harmful Sexual Misconduct
The Neurobiology of Sexual Assault Trauma Three Part Series
Pre-Hearing Preparations
Privacy, Confidentiality & Privilege in Disclosures of Sexual and Interpersonal Violence
Respondents - Foundational Elements Regarding What’s Know, What Works, and What Can Be Done to Enhance the Efficacy of Interventions
Sexual Harassment: Legal Definitions
Title IX Liability for Deliberate Indifference
Trauma-Informed Practice - Legal Compliance Basics
Why Utilizing Specialized Providers for Assessment and Treatment is Important and How to Find Them
Title IX Final Regulation Compliance Updates (2020)**
Cross-Examination in a Title IX Hearing
Determining Relevance in Title IX Hearings
Legal Framework for Understanding Conflicts of Interest and Bias
Law & The Hearing Panel
No Contact Orders, Emergency Removals, and Interim Suspensions
Relevance and Decorum in a Title IX Hearing
Title IX Final Rule Basics
Title IX Final Rules Quiz
Supportive Measures in Response to Reports of Sexual & Interpersonal Violence
Understanding the Investigative Report Template for Investigations of Title IX Sexual Harassment
Virtual Hearing Technology
What is Severe, Persistent, and Objectively Offensive Title IX Sexual Harassment?

Live @ Distance

SCI Members Only

 

Basic Compliance Training

Description: This training is designed for all employees and students involved in the student conduct process, including conduct officials, law enforcement, student affairs practitioners, residential life staff, and Title IX officials. Topics covered include due process, the Clery Act amendments to the 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, Title IX, and state-specific compliance requirements. Participants will examine a case study of sexual misconduct and learn best practices for addressing each stage of the disciplinary process.

Training Location: Zoom link will be sent via email one week prior to all registered participants.

Attendance: Each cohort meets four times over the course of two weeks. It is an expectation that participants attend each training date in its entirety.  Cohorts are region specific.

Training Topics: Upon completion of this training you will earn 8 hours and fulfill all SCI required training topics, including all of the Title IX Final Rule topics. This credit will be listed on your transcript and you will be able to download your annual certificate directly from your online dashboard. 

Level: Basic

Presenters: Joseph Storch, Esq.; Gemma Rinefierd, Ed.D.; Abbey Marr, Esq.; Adam Wolkoff, J.D./Ph.D.

Basic Compliance Training
Summer Cohort

July 20, July 22, July 27,
July 29
2:00 - 4:00pm ET
- Open to all SCI members -
– Registration Closed –

Basic Compliance Training
Fall Cohort #1

Sept 21, Sept 23, Sept 28 &
Sept 30
10:00am – 12:00pm ET
Registration closes 11:59pm EST on 9/3/21
- Registration Closed -

Basic Compliance Training
Fall Cohort #2

Oct 12, Oct 14, Oct 19 &
Oct 21
1:00 - 3:00pm ET
Registration closes 11:59pm EST on 10/1/21
- Registration Closed -

Basic Compliance Training
Fall Cohort #3

Nov 1, Nov 3, Nov 8 &
Nov 10
1:00 - 3:00pm ET
Registration closes 11:59pm EST on 10/22/21

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Basic Compliance Training
Fall Cohort #4

Dec 7, Dec 9, Dec 14 &
Dec 16
1:00 - 3:00pm ET
Registration closes 11:59pm EST on 11/26/21

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The Clery Act in a Changing Environment Training

Description: As the Clery Act arrives at its 30th anniversary, compliance obligations are in flux, with significant expansions, contractions, modifications, and guidance issuance and withdrawals, all in the last decade. At its base, the Clery Act obligates colleges to maintain and publish certain policies, gather and share certain statistics, and take other actions to notify students and community members in a way that can help them stay safe and be aware of certain dangers. While separate from Title IX, there are overlapping areas, leading to some compliance challenges. In October 2020, the Department of Education withdrew its Clery Act Handbook, replacing it with a 13-page appendix, a brief document that does not include many of the obligations in the Regulations. This has led to confusion among those tasked with compliance.

This training will cover the basics of the Clery Act as established in the statute (Higher Education Act) and Regulations, and then dive deeper into the requirements and their application. We will also look at some of the findings of recent audits for the compliance lessons they yield. Topics covered will include: Geography, Crime Identification, Counting, Reporting and Response Requirements of the VAWA Amendments to Clery, Hate Crimes, Timely Warnings, Emergency Notifications, Missing Persons, Fire Safety Reporting, Required Educational Programs and Campaigns, Notes on Preparing the ASR and AFSR, and Audit Experience and Lessons Learned. Note that this training will not cover Title IX or Clery Act conduct response to violations (these are well covered by other SCI trainings). This Clery Act training is equally appropriate for Clery Act newbies and the most grizzled Clery Act veteran. We will leave time for questions and provide access to helpful resources where available. 

Training Location: Zoom link will be sent via email one week prior to all registered participants.

Attendance: This training takes places over the course of two days. It is an expectation that all participants attend both days of training. 

Training Topics: Attorneys who attend will be eligible for continuing legal education credits (SUNY is a NYS CLE provider) at no extra cost. Attendees will also receive 6 hours of SCI annual compliance obligation credit in the area of Law, Policies, & Procedures.

Level: Intermediate

Presenters: Joseph Storch, Esq.

Summer Clery Training Series

Description: This is a multi-session training series offered in partnership with the Clery Center.

  • Part I - Clery Primer: Clery Act in a Changing Environment. *SCI members who already completed this training in December or January do not need to repeat this session. This training, led by Joseph Storch, will cover the basics of the Clery Act as established in the statute (Higher Education Act) and Regulations, and then dive deeper into the requirements and their application. We will also look at some of the findings of recent audits for the compliance lessons they yield. Topics covered will include: Geography, Crime Identification, Counting, Reporting and Response Requirements of the VAWA Amendments to Clery, Hate Crimes, Timely Warnings, Emergency Notifications, Missing Persons, Fire Safety Reporting, Required Educational Programs and Campaigns, Notes on Preparing the ASR and AFSR, and Audit Experience and Lessons Learned.
  • Part II - Annual Security Report Training Webinar with the Clery Center. Annual security reports (ASRs) are a critical component of Clery Act compliance. Through providing summaries of existing policies and procedures, ASRs illustrate a campus’ philosophy and strategy in preventing and responding to violence. This webinar, led by the Clery Center, will provide a comprehensive overview of the components of an ASR by explaining the elements of required policy statements, descriptions/general statements, and statistics. This overview ill include aspects specific to institutions with on-campus student housing facilities. Join us for this primarily lecture-based format where there will be the opportunity to ask questions of the facilitator throughout. 
  • Part III (optional) - Virtual ASR Workshop. For those who want to participate in a deep-dive interactive workshop on ASRs, we are offering Virtual ASR Workshops. These workshops, led by the Clery Center, will provide information and tools to use to analyze an institution’s ASR and its compliance with Clery Act requirements. Facilitators will first address commonly misunderstood policy statement areas and highlight gaps frequently seen in published ASRs. They will then guide participants in using Clery Center’s ASR checklist to examine their own ASRs determining how well policy statements align with Clery Act required elements. Clery Center instructors will facilitate small and large group discussion to guide attendees through engaging campus partners to make any needed changes and craft accurate policy and procedure descriptions for their respective areas.

Training Location: 
Zoom links will be sent via email one week prior to all registered participants.

Attendance:
This training takes place over the course of multiple days. It is an expectation that participants attend each day as each session serves as a pre-requisite for the next.

Training Topics:
Upon completion of this entire training series, attendees will earn either earn 7.5 hours or 11.5 hours (with workshop) of SCI credit.

Level: Intermediate

Presenters: 
Joseph Storch, Esq., SUNY;
Abigail Boyer and Laura Egan, Clery Center

Clery Training Series
Multi-session training series in partnership with the Clery Center
All sessions are included in your registration. Please review the course description above before registering.

Part I - Clery Primer: Clery Act in a Changing Environment
July 19 & July 21 | 1:00 - 4:00pm ET
Part II - ASR Training Webinar with the Clery Center
July 26 | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET
Part III - (optional) Virtual ASR Workshop
August 2 | 1:00 - 5:00pm ET - OR - August 9 | 1:00 - 5:00pm ET
- Registration Closed -
Title IX Investigator Training

Description: This training provides a detailed overview of best practices for law enforcement, student affairs and Title IX professionals charged with investigating and adjudicating reports of sexual and interpersonal violence. It addresses the practical application of trauma informed principles when conducting fair, neutral, and thorough sexual and interpersonal violence investigations. It is tailored for higher education professionals and campus law enforcement with direct and ancillary obligations to investigate and adjudicate sexual and interpersonal violence on college campuses.

Training Location: Zoom link will be sent via email one week prior to all registered participants.

Attendance: This training takes places over the course of three days. It is an expectation that all participants attend each day of training. 

Training Topics: Upon completion of this training you will earn 7 hours and fulfill all annual and Title IX Final Rule training topics with the exception of three topics: Cultural Awareness, Consent, and Title IX: Technology.

Level: Intermediate

Presenters: Chantelle Cleary, Esq., Grand River Solutions

Title IX Investigator Training
Three-Part Series

August 3
1:00 - 2:30pm ET
August 4 & 5
1:00 - 4:00pm ET
- Registration Closed -

Title IX Investigator Training
Two-Part Series

Oct 4 & 5
1:00 - 4:30pm ET
Registration closes 11:59pm EST on 10/1/21
- Registration Closed -
Title IX Investigator Training for Human Resources

Description:
This two-part training is geared towards professionals involved in the investigation and adjudication of Title IX-related cases involving employees, including allegations of employee-employee and employee-student misconduct. The training will first cover legal requirements, including the interplay between employment law and Title IX and Due Process in investigations and adjudications of sexual misconduct. Attendees will also leave with an understanding of important considerations for unionized and nonunionized workforces, and best practices for handling each step of the disciplinary process.

Training Location:
Zoom link will be sent via email one week prior to all registered participants.

Attendance:
This training takes places over the course of two days. It is an expectation that all participants attend both days of training. 

Training Topics:
Upon completion of this training you will earn 6 hours and fulfill several training topics (TBD).

Level: Intermediate

Presenters:
Valerie J. Ayers, Esq., Assistant Vice Chancellor for Employee Relations, SUNY;
James L. Jarvis, Associate Counsel, SUNY

Title IX Investigations for HR Training
Two-Part Series

July 14 & 15
1:00 - 3:00pm ET
- Registration Closed -

Title IX Investigations for HR Training
Two-Part Series

Dec 1 & 2
1:00 - 3:00pm ET
Registration closes 11:59pm EST on 11/29/21

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The Neurobiology of Sexual Assault Training: Experience, Thinking, and Behavior

Description: Traumatic experiences have immediate, powerful, and potentially long-lasting effects on the human brain. This presentation explains, in very accessible ways, how stress and trauma can alter brain functioning during sexual assaults and other traumas. Participants will learn about the key brain circuitries impacted by stress and trauma, including the prefrontal cortex and defense and memory circuitries. Participants will gain increased understanding of brain-based experiences, behaviors, and memory characteristics and learn important implications for their work with victims of sexual assault and other violence. This presentation provides a critical foundation for learning and applying trauma-informed responses with people who have been assaulted.

Training Location: Zoom link will be sent via email one week prior to all registered participants.

Attendance: This training takes places over the course of two days. It is an expectation that all participants attend both days of training. 

Training Topics: Upon completion of this training you will earn 6 hours of SCI annual compliance obligation credit in the area of Trauma Informed Practice. This training is intended as a deep dive into the area of trauma-informed practice and neurobiology of trauma and not intended to complete all of your annual training requirements.

Level: Intermediate

Presenters: Jim Hopper, Ph.D.

Neurobiology of Trauma
Two-Part Series

Oct 26 & 27
1:00 - 4:00pm ET
Registration closes 11:59pm EST on 10/24/21

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Restorative Justice in Higher Education Student Conduct Processing Training

Description: Restorative justice is a long-standing method of conflict resolution that focuses on repairing the harm done to members of a community. Guided by a trained facilitator, the parties involved in a misconduct incident engage in a structured, collaborative process to create a resolution that aims to fulfill the needs of the harmed parties, provide opportunities for respondents to accept responsibility for harm, and restores the community’s trust in the responsible party. A growing trend across student affairs, Title IX offices and offices of institutional equity and inclusion, restorative justice offers an alternative to traditional investigative/adjudicative resolution processes and creates opportunities for education and growth. This training, led by attorneys Scott Schneider and Paige Duggins-Clay, will include development of the fundamentals of restorative justice as applied in the Title IX setting, including opportunities to practice facilitation skills through real-world scenarios.

Training Location: Zoom link will be sent via email one week prior to all registered participants.

Attendance: This training takes places over the course of two days. It is an expectation that all participants attend both days of training. 

Level: Intermediate

Presenters: Scott Schneider, Esq. and Paige Duggins-Clay, Esq., Husch Blackwell

Restorative Justice
Two-Part Series

Sept 8 & 9
1:00 - 3:00pm ET
Registration closes 11:59pm ET on 9/6/21
- Registration Closed -
Codes Under Construction: Code Revision Workshop

Description: This is a hands-on, high-level workshop for Directors of Conduct, Associate Vice Presidents, and others with significant responsibilities related to the drafting and administration of a Code of Conduct.  This training will provide a full overview of the fundamentals of planning a review and revision of your Code of Conduct.  In this two part series, we will introduce attendees to best practices in reviewing and updating Codes, including identifying goals and priority changes and engaging important stakeholders. Attendees will be provided sample language options and be guided through the process of identifying gaps and ensuring their Codes are student-centered.  We will also highlight aligning Code language with institutional practice. In part two of the workshop, attendees will be guided in small group discussion to determine priority language edits and develop plans for drafting new language. We will also build out specific timelines working toward proposal dates.  Group discussions will be divided into institutional types and will consult directly with attorneys from the Student Conduct Institute.

Training Location: Zoom link will be sent via email one week prior to all registered participants.

Attendance: This training takes places over the course of two days. It is an expectation that all participants attend both days of training. 

Training Topics: Upon completion of this training you will earn 4 hours of SCI annual compliance obligation credit. This workshop is intended as a deep dive into the codes of conduct and not intended to complete all of your annual training requirements.

Level: Intermediate

Presenters: Gemma Rinefierd, Ed.D., Abbey Marr, Esq., and Adam Wolkoff, J.D./Ph.D.

Codes Under Construction
Two-Part Series

Nov 16 & 18
1:00 - 3:00pm ET
Open to SCI Campus Super Users

Registration closes 11:59pm ET on 11/5/21

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Live Trainings

Live trainings currently postponed


Basic Compliance Training

This full-day training is designed for all employees and students involved in the student conduct process, including conduct officials, law enforcement, student affairs practitioners, residential life staff, and Title IX officials. Topics covered include due process, the Clery Act amendments to the 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, Title IX, and state-specific compliance requirements. Participants will examine a case study of sexual misconduct and learn best practices for addressing each stage of the disciplinary process. Attendees will receive a certificate showing compliance with all training requirements for the year.

Title IX Investigator Training

This full-day training provides a detailed overview of best practices for law enforcement, student affairs and Title IX professionals charged with investigating and adjudicating reports of sexual and interpersonal violence. The training will address the practical application of trauma informed principles when conducting fair, neutral, and thorough sexual and interpersonal violence investigations. The training will be tailored for higher education professionals and campus law enforcement with direct and ancillary obligations to investigate and adjudicate sexual and interpersonal violence on college campuses.

Title IX Human Resources Training

This full-day training is geared towards professionals involved in the investigation and adjudication of Title IX-related cases involving employees, including allegations of employee-employee and employee-student misconduct. The training will first cover legal requirements, including the interplay between employment law and Title IX and Due Process in investigations and adjudications of sexual misconduct. Attendees will also leave with an understanding of important considerations for unionized and nonunionized workforces, and best practices for handling each step of the disciplinary process.

For more information, contact:
Student Conduct Institute The State University of New York
H. Carl McCall SUNY Building
Albany , NY 12246
Email: studentconductinstitute@suny.edu