EduRisk, the risk management division of United Educators (UE), announced dates and locations for Title IX Compliance Training: Investigating Student Sexual Assaults in Higher Education. The two-day workshops are open to all staff involved with Title IX investigations at higher education institutions, including public safety officers, student affairs and human resources professionals, and senior administrators.
The hands-on sessions will be conducted in Santa Clara, Calif., from May 28-29 and Chicago from June 9-10. The workshops will be presented by Gina Maisto Smith and Leslie Gomez of Pepper Hamilton LLP with Robb Jones, UE’s senior vice president and general counsel for claims management. Smith chairs a national practice focused on the institutional response to sexual misconduct and Gomez serves as co-chair of the Child Advocacy Practice Group. Both frequently consult with colleges and universities on Title IX-related issues.
“Colleges and universities are operating in an environment of intense oversight from federal and state governments coupled with close scrutiny from the media, advocacy groups, and pressure from students and parents,” Jones said. “Responding to allegations of sexual assault must be done in a prompt, sensitive manner so that both the complainant and respondent receive fair and impartial treatment. Higher education administrators will come away from this training with the tools and knowledge to establish and carry out effective investigations.”
Participants of the 2013 training requested future sessions to accommodate additional team members. One participant stated: “Almost immediately after the training I was asked to conduct a sexual misconduct investigation. The training was timely and I felt more comfortable being the lead.”
For more information or to register, go to http://www.titleixeducation.com.
About United Educators and EduRisk
United Educators (UE) Insurance, a Reciprocal Risk Retention Group, is a licensed insurance company owned and governed by more than 1,200 member colleges, universities, and K-12 schools throughout the United States. EduRisk™, from UE, offers a comprehensive suite of risk management resources which address such issues as Title IX compliance, athletic injuries, and student mental health. EduRisk’s Interactive learning programs provide students, faculty, and staff with the information they need to change behaviors and reduce risk.
UE members range from small, private schools to multi-campus public universities. Founded in 1987 on the recommendation of the National Association of College and University Business Officers, UE is known as “Education’s Own Insurance Company.” UE is committed to helping educational institutions by offering stable pricing, targeted insurance coverage, extensive risk management resources, and exceptional claims handling.