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Kent State to Host The Policy Institute Seminar on Sexual Misconduct Policy

Posted Oct. 28, 2013

Update 10/28: This seminar has been postponed to April 2, 2014.

Kent State University will host The Policy Institute on Nov. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Studio A of Beall/McDowell Hall, with a focus on creating and updating sexual misconduct policies for institutions ranging from kindergarten to higher education.

The seminar is designed specifically for local communities and school administrators of all levels. A team of three can attend for $675, which includes lunch and a $300 institute toolkit. Individual registrations are $100, not including the toolkit. There is no deadline to register for this event.

Katie Koestner is the lead faculty for all Policy Institute locations across the country and will be speaking at the seminar. Koestner also is the lead consultant for the U.S. Campaign about Violence against Women and has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, Good Morning America and more. She was the first survivor of date rape to speak out nationally and had an HBO documentary made about her story.

“Sexual misconduct unfortunately occurs in all educational environments, and we have an obligation to do the right thing. But sometimes the right thing isn’t always so simple or easy,” says Todd Kamenash, director of the Office of Student Conduct at Kent State. “The Policy Institute is an affordable way to gather a set of tools that you can fit to your school’s needs so you can carry out a respectful, appropriate and compliant response.”

The four main objectives that The Policy Institute teaches are policy, protocol, procedure and prevention. During the seminar, faculty members will talk about each of these objectives in depth and will provide an opportunity to test what was learned at the end of the seminar. At the end of the seminar, participants will receive a certificate of completion. 

To register for this seminar or for more information on The Policy Institute, visit http://schoolpolicyinstitute.org or call 1-866-966-9924.