Controversial speakers on campus are not new. However in this era of student activism and openly hostile environments, campus administrators are faced with the dilemma of whether or not to support certain events. Ensure that your policies and procedures protect you and your community.
Your ability to de-escalate and manage these events will determine whether you are able to protect your institution’s academic integrity — and avoid major headaches and potential lawsuits.
Are you prepared for the disruption controversial speakers cause to you and your staff?
Do you have the support of your President and legal counsel to address these situations?
Does your campus have a reserve budget to cover unforeseen expenses as a result of hosting a controversial speaker and its aftermath?
Join our expert presenters, Jacob A. Appelsmith (UC Davis) and Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough (Dillard University) on Thursday, May 25, 2017 and in just 90 minutes you will learn how to mitigate controversial speakers on your campus so you can spot a potential problem and de-escalate it. Alleviate a problem prior to it occurring — ensure your policies and procedures are followed and avoid negative press, disruptive protests, and costly expenses.
Jacob A. Appelsmith currently serves as the Chief Campus Counsel at the University of California, Davis. (Click here for full bio)
Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough currently serves as the 7th President of Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Click here for full bio)
As a result of this webinar, participants will learn how to:
Assemble the right planning team including student affairs, communications, public safety, legal counsel, students, and subject matter experts — to manage events involving controversial speakers and minimize institutional risk.
Prepare a family of communication materials — public relations, social media, statements from the administration and appropriate timeline of when and how to communicate your messages — create allies and partners of your students, staff, parents, general public and media sources rather than enemies.
Real-life campus examples associated with the spectrum of escalating controversial speakers that will help you identify resources, tools and strategies you can use to manage challenging interactions — plan ahead to be proactive rather than reactive by giving your staff the tools they need to de-escalate problems.
Revise or create speaker request policies that outline clear expectations — ensure the safety and security of your community, protect academic freedom and support the values of your institution.
Assess the aftermath and how best to plan for and give consideration to, future events consistent with the mission of the institution.
What You Get:
Convenient Access to the 90-minute Live Event:
Thursday, May 25, 2017 | 2-3:30 PM ET
Webinars are handled like a large interactive conference call, but in a more controlled, radio-program-like environment. Simply copy/paste the link* into your browser, log in, turn up the volume on your computer and follow along! Gather your staff around your conference table’s computer — then sit back, listen and watch the presentations and join the lively Q&A session.
*The link and login information will be available in a PDF download immediately following check out.
Event Recording & Materials on CD:
You'll receive two multimedia discs* containing the full audio presentation, PowerPoint and handouts provided by the presenter(s) and recording of the question and answer session facilitated during the live event. Add the webinar recording to your professional library for use in future campus training and development initiatives.
*CDs will arrive 7-10 business days after the live event date.
Certificate of Completion for Each Participant:
After attending this webinar, each participant will receive a printed certificate of completion.
Invite your entire staff to participate for this one low price! (one location)
Order includes the event recording and all materials on CD.
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Campus License Option:
Click here to purchase this webinar with one-year unlimited distribution and use on your institution's internal network/server.