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On-Site Clery Act Training Classes for Individual Institutions, Consortia, or Systems of Higher Education

D. Stafford & Associates provides on-site training classes for individual institutions of higher education as well as consortia or systems that wish to bring Clery Act training to their employees/members.

DSA has several options for classes that can be held at an individual institution, including standard 1 or 2 day classes, depending on the level of detail requested by the client. If an institution or system is having specific challenges in certain areas of complying with the Clery Act and would like the training to focus on those areas, DSA can customize the training to fit the institution’s needs.

DSA can suggest individuals and offices to invite to attend to ensure that all aspects of the Clery Act (including the VAWA and HEOA amendments) are understood by key administrators who are, or will be, involved in the compliance effort.

We also offer on-site training sessions for Campus Security Authorities and we facilitate round-table discussions with the senior leadership, Clery compliance committees, governing board members, and others regarding the key challenges and issues being faced by campuses across the country. DSA is also able to facilitate a ½ day or full day training on the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, which is also being monitored and enforced by the Office of Federal Student Aid (the same Office that monitors and enforces compliance with the Clery Act).

DSA has provided on-site training at more than 100 campuses across the country. D. Stafford also conducts regular national training classes for individuals who need to attend a Clery training class.  Click here to learn more about our national Clery Act Compliance training programs or to register an individual to attend one of the training programs.

On-Site Sexual Misconduct (Title IX) Training Classes for Institutions, Consortia, or Systems of Higher Education

Stafford & Associates provides on-site training classes for individual institutions of higher education as well as consortia or systems that wish to bring Title IX and VAWA training to their employees/members. DSA will suggest the involvement of various campus administrators, depending on the identified needs of the institution.

DSA has numerous options for classes that can be held at an individual institution, as listed below. If a campus is having a specific challenge in certain areas of complying with Title IX and/or VAWA and would like the training to focus on those areas, DSA can customize the training to fit the institution’s needs.

We also offer on-site training sessions for Responsible Employees/Title IX Mandated Reporters and we facilitate round-table discussions with the senior leadership, governing board members, and others regarding the key Title IX challenges and issues being faced by institutions. DSA has provided on-site training at more than 100 campuses across the country. DSA also conducts regular national training classes around the country for individuals who need to attend a Title IX Coordinator or Investigator (criminal or civil rights) training class. Click here to learn more about our national Title IX and Sexual Misconduct training programs or to register an individual to attend one of these programs.

Most Frequently Requested Standard On-Site Class Options:

  • Title IX High Level Overview: 2-4 hour class
  • Title IX/VAWA for Board of Trustees/Regents- Legal Overview: 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Title IX (Detailed Overview): 1 Day Class
  • Title IX Coordinator Training: 2 Day Class
  • Title IX Investigation Training (Sexual Harassment & Violence): 2 Day Class
  • Title IX Investigation Training (Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, & Stalking)): 2 Day Class
  • Title IX Decision Maker Class: New class as of June 2020: Title IX training class for Decision Makers in compliance with the training requirements outlined in the May 2020 Title IX Regulations. 7 Hour Class. (Primarily delivered as a live, virtual class unless our team is already on campus teaching other classes on this list).
  • Title IX Advisor Class: New class as of June 2020: Title IX training class for Advisors in compliance with the training requirements outlined in the May 2020 Title IX Regulations. 4 Hour Class. (Primarily delivered as a live, virtual class unless our team is already on campus teaching other classes on this list).
  • Responsible Employee/Title IX Mandated Reporter Training: 90 minute session
  • Senior Leadership Round Table Discussion: 2 Hour, 1 Hour, and 90 Minute Options Depending on Identified Needs

On-Site or Virtual DFSCA Training Classes for Institutions, Consortia, or Systems of Higher Education

Stafford & Associates provides on-site or virtual training classes for individual institutions of higher education as well as consortia or systems that wish to bring DFSCA training to their employees/members. DSA will suggest the involvement of various campus administrators, depending on the identified needs of the institution.

Training options include a 2 hour, half-day or full-day training. Training can be customized to meet the needs and interests of the institution/system but will generally cover:

  • the content that must be included in each institution’s Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP);
  • requirements and strategies for annually distributing the DAAPP to students and employees; and
  • conducting biennial reviews and preparing biennial review reports.

As part of the full-day training option, participants will have an opportunity to evaluate the adequacy of their institution’s DAAPP and its distribution via exercises facilitated by the instructor. Furthermore, for consortia or systems of higher education that engage DSA to provide a full-day training, a survey of participating institutions will be distributed prior to the session to provide the instructor with insights regarding current compliance practices at participating schools to help inform the training’s content, focus, and/or exercise facilitation (if applicable).

Optional add-on services (for new or existing Maxient clients): 

Service Option 1: On-site review of the Clery Geography pertaining to the institution’s Main Campus location (to include a walking/driving tour of the campus, creation of a draft Clery Map and a corresponding Clery Geography list)

Service Option 2: Assist with the identification (in concert with institutional officials) of state and local laws and ordinances pertaining to the following types of law violations for which institutions must report both arrests and referrals for disciplinary action:

  • Liquor Law Violations
  • Drug Law Violations
  • Illegal Weapons Possession

Following identification of applicable laws, D. Stafford & Associates can assist the institution in identifying appropriate Charge Titles for use in Maxient (in accordance with applicable laws and the institution’s Student Conduct Code).

Service Option 3: Creation of custom incident report forms, such as an online CSA reporting form for institutions that wish to use Maxient to collect crime reports from Campus Security Authorities

Service Option 4: On-site (or virtual) 1-day training tailored for student conduct administrators regarding how to classify and count offenses for Clery Act purposes

Service Option 5: Review and/or documentation of general workflow in Maxient (informed by, but not limited to, Clery Act compliance) to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of the institution’s use of Maxient for the management of student conduct and well-being cases

Service Option 6: Institutions may also place D. Stafford & Associates on retainer (for a nominal fee) following the consultation to address any emergent Clery Act compliance questions, especially those related to use of Maxient for student conduct or Clery Act statistical reporting purposes

Emergency Response Training

D. Stafford & Associates (DSA) can conduct a high-level Emergency Response training class for leaders of a college or university campus. The class can be modified to meet the specific needs of the institution. The class is typically between 5-8 hours in length, depending on the agreed-upon topics to be covered. The class includes key concepts of NIMS (National Incident Management System), ICS (Incident Command System), and developing an all-hazards approach for dealing with critical incidents on campus.

NIMS Training

D Stafford & Associates has certified instructors available to assist an agency in developing a plan to become NIMS compliant and can provide agency specific training in IS300 and IS400, including developing and implementing specific tabletop exercises to enhance the knowledge and understanding of how the concepts in the 300 and 400 level courses apply to the specific response plans developed for a particular campus. NIMS IS100, IS200 IS700, and IS800 are online courses through FEMA. Our consultants can facilitate the completion of those online courses, if necessary.

Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)/ Threat Assessment Team (TAT) Training

Class Description

D. Stafford & Associates offers a 2.5-day Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)/Threat Assessment Team (TAT) training course. This training course is designed for those who are new to a BIT or TAT team, as well as seasoned professionals. Day one will focus on understanding violence by examining mass casualty incidents, targeted violence on campus, risk factors, the “pathway to violence”, and other forms of campus violence. Day two will build upon the knowledge acquired in day one with a focus on practically using threat assessment strategies within campus teams. Specifically, day two will address key considerations in campus safety plans, legal issues in threat assessment, team dynamics, documentation, threat assessment process, and the impact on those who do this work. While each day will involve application of case studies and dissecting lessons learned, a greater emphasis on step-by-step application will be provided in comprehensive case studies that culminate on the final half day.

Who Should Attend

This training course is designed for those who are new to a BIT or TAT team, as well as seasoned professionals. This is particularly beneficial for staff in student conduct, dean of students, residential life counseling, and police.

Certification

Attendees of this class will be certified through D. Stafford & Associates. Certification verifies attendance at this class and can serve as an institution’s documentation that the attendee has received training that addresses issues related to their involvement in behavioral intervention and/or threat assessment teams.

Faculty

This training program will feature expert faculty who serve or who have served as practitioners and/or lawyers serving on college and university campuses throughout the country in the areas of behavioral intervention, threat assessment, student conduct, and student affairs.

Logistics

This class is held in various locations around the country each year. The class is held from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm on days 1-2 and 8:00 am – 11:00 am on day 3.

Additional logistics (airports, hotels, and other location specific information) is available when clicking the “Class Details” button for a specific class. (Note: clicking the “Class Details” button will not automatically register attendees for this class. There is an additional registration button that attendees must click to register at the bottom of the logistics page to complete the registration process).

Planning a Response to an Active Shooter Situation by Armed Campus Agencies

Designed for Command Level Staff Members of Armed Campus Security, Public Safety, or Police Departments

D. Stafford & Associates has developed a training course designed for supervisory and administrative level employees who have responsibility for developing and implementing plans and response protocols and/or who may be leading or overseeing such a response at the tactical or administrative level. Our associates who developed this course have various instructor level certifications, which include being instructors for Active Shooter Response through the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA); Instructors in Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings (IRTB) through DHS; and are trained in Behavioral Threat Assessment.

The planning recommendations for response to an active shooter incident that are presented in this course are based on an all-hazards approach. This 20-hour course will assist an armed department in understanding the basics of active shooter response by armed law enforcement agencies including the tactics of an armed response and how the agency can facilitate an appropriate response in cooperation with municipal law enforcement partners, prevent loss of life, and provide intelligence and information to the appropriate stakeholders. This course covers all of the aspects of a response to this type of incident and assists the campus department in developing a response plan that facilitates the stabilization of the incident and can integrate into the response plans of the other responding agencies.

Training for response to an active shooter incident has become a necessity for armed campus agencies, and is predominantly a requirement for municipal agencies where the campuses are located. The training provided by this course will be modular, to allow departments to adapt some or all of the concepts into their existing policies, protocols and training programs.

Use of Force Program Development for Armed and Unarmed Agencies

D. Stafford & Associates can assist your armed or unarmed agency in designing use of force policies and procedures.  DSA can also recommend equipment, review report writing/use of force reporting form protocols and design a customized instructor training program.

Our experienced consultants have a multitude of instructor and trainer certifications that vary from empty hand control tactics to armed tactical applications of force. They have a significant amount of experience in use of force program and curriculum development for multiple agencies and have presented at international training conferences and served as adjunct faculty.

Use of Force Program Development for Armed and Unarmed Agencies

D. Stafford & Associates can assist your armed or unarmed agency in designing use of force policies and procedures.  DSA can also recommend equipment, review report writing/use of force reporting form protocols and design a customized instructor training program.

Our experienced consultants have a multitude of instructor and trainer certifications that vary from empty hand control tactics to armed tactical applications of force. They have a significant amount of experience in use of force program and curriculum development for multiple agencies and have presented at international training conferences and served as adjunct faculty.

Community Policing Assessment and Training

D. Stafford & Associates has experience in evaluating the current community policing philosophy and practices of a campus police or public safety agency. We can assist the institution in developing a community policing plan, including suggested practices, programs, and services that should be offered by the department to enhance or change the current policing paradigm.

The plan that is developed may include enhancements to or new recommendations regarding personnel, training, policies/procedures, and programs/services. D. Stafford & Associates has experience conducting community policing training for agency personnel to enhance the knowledge and understanding of the concepts surrounding the community policing philosophy.

To obtain a scope of work that includes a description and cost of any of these services, or to invite D. Stafford & Associates to respond to a Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide these services, contact dolores@dstaffordandassociates.com or call (302) 544-5809 to discuss any of these services and/or a customized scope of work.