By attending the Student Conduct Institute, participants will engage in an intensive four-day program focused on developing skills and enhancing knowledge. An emphasis will be placed on applying fundamental skills related to student conduct investigations and adjudication, while gaining a deeper understanding of contextual factors related to the practice of student conduct, including due process, complex cases, and various pathways to resolutions. Throughout the institute, there will also be opportunities for conduct professionals to share experiences, explore current issues in the field, and learn about the impact of their work on post-secondary campuses.
As a result of attending this institute participants will be able to:
- Apply fundamental skills related to student conduct investigations and adjudication,
- Differentiate an administrative conduct process from civil or criminal processes
- Identify the various formal and information resolutions pathways available within a SCP
- List guiding documents and influential bodies that contribute to student conduct research and emerging practices.
- Differentiate applicable policies, procedures and the responsibilities thereof
- Recognize the purpose of threat assessment and case management within SCPs
- Discuss 3 emerging topics in student conduct administration
- Examine due process as it applies to student conduct administration and procedural fairness,
- Use procedural fairness when managing an incident
- Recognize one's own bias, skills, and conflict of interest that may affect process
- Differentiate between various approaches/pathways of student conduct administration,
- Identify the investigative scope of an incident
- Use gathered evidence to develop appropriate questions to pose sequentially during an investigation
- Determine the role and sequencing of the witness within the student conduct process
- Describe the role of advocates, representatives and supports within the student conduct process.
- Evaluate information based on the balance of probabilities and defend findings
- Formulate effective learning strategies for students involved in the student conduct process
- Summarize investigative process and adjudication
- Select assessment strategies within student conduct administration
- List the steps of an appeal proceeding and examine the various appeal hearings models
- Describe the process to approach complex cases,
- Arrange the incident management process within a student conduct process
- Determine when aggravating factors may be present within the student conduct process
- Identify appropriate considerations in an investigation with a trauma informed lens
- Identify skills to manage their own self-care and mitigate compassion fatigue.
- Discuss objectivity and unconscious bias within an investigation
- Recognize self-care strategies and stress management skills
With experience in both the university and college post-secondary sector, Lara has become a recognized professional working in student conduct administration since graduating from the University of Guelph in 2002. Prior to arriving at Mohawk College in September of 2019, she worked at four post-secondary institutions, most recently, Humber College as the Manager for the Office of Student Conduct. There, Lara served as the primary investigator for incidences of sexual violence. She is regarded among her peers for her understanding of the practice and procedural fairness. In her current role as the Director, Student Rights & Responsibilities Office, she oversees the college's behavioural intervention team, the Sexual Violence Taskforce and sexual violence prevention initiatives.
Lara has been an asset in building a strong community of student conduct practitioners in Canada and has served as a Co-Chair, Student Conduct Community of Practice (CoP) with the Canadian Association of College & University Student Services (CACUSS) for several years. Throughout her career, Lara continues to facilitate training workshops, serve as a guest speaker, contributes to various publications, and curates a social media platform for CACUSS members. Most recently, Lara has started her own consulting firm, Hof & Associates.
Chris has worked in student services positions for over 20 years and currently serves as the Director - Student Success at the British Columbia Institute of Technology where he overseas the student affairs divisions. Previously, Chris has held a variety of leadership roles with responsibility for student conduct in departments such as Residence Life and the Office of Conduct and Academic Integrity. He has a strong background in policy development and administration in a variety of types of institutions from small private college, research university, and large polytechnic.
Chris has a background in student crisis management, threat assessment, and behavioural intervention teams at multiple institutions and has extensive training in threat assessment and violence risk assessment practices and tools. He holds an MA in Leadership Training, with a specialization in justice and public safety as well as a Doctorate in Education in Higher Education Leadership. Chris’ doctorate work focused on the use and effectiveness of Behavioural Intervention Teams in Canada.
Kyle is the Director of Student Life & Development at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, BC. Starting in student housing, he has been doing conduct work in some capacity for close to twenty years at Canadian and American institutions ranging from small-private liberal arts, to mid-sized public universities. Kyle approaches this work with a developmental framework informed by restorative practices. He holds a MA from Centenary University (Hackettstown, NJ, USA) and is currently a doctoral student at the University of Kansas (Rockchalk!). Outside the office, he and Ali enjoy skiing, biking and being parents to their fur-kid, Fergus.
Location: British Columbia Institute of Technology
3700 Willington Ave, Burnaby, BC
Hotel: We have secured a preferred rate at the Delta Burnaby Hotel & Conference Centre, which is directly across the street from BCIT (4331 Dominion St., Burnaby). The rate for a King room is $179 plus applicable taxes. You can book your room with the hotel directly by calling (604) 453-0755 or book online through this link.
DAY ONE: Understanding Student Conduct Administration, Your Campus Climate and the National Landscape
DAY TWO: The Importance of Due Process in the Investigative Process
DAY THREE: Decision Day: Adjudications & Appeals
DAY FOUR: The Next Level: An Overview of Sexual Violence, Threat Assessment and Case Management; How to Bring it All Together.
Check back for a detailed schedule.
Early Bird Registration is now open! Register before September 27, 2019 to get early bird savings!
Early Bird Registration: August 1 - September 27, 2019
Member: $799 + tax
Non-member: $899 + tax
Regular Registration: September 28 - November 1, 2019
Member: $849 + tax
Non-member: $949 + tax
There are a limited number of spaces - register now to avoid missing out!
Registration includes all institute materials, four days of immersive content delivered by experienced Student Conduct professionals. Lunch, nutrition breaks, and one social event are included.
Cancellation Policy: Event cancellations must be received in writing (via email to firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than Friday, October 19, 2019. No refunds will be issued if the request is received after Friday, October 19, 2019. Cancellations received prior to Friday, October 19, 2019 will receive a refund minus a $75 administration fee. Your event registration can be transferred to another delegate. Transfer requests must be received in writing (via e-mail to email@example.com). Transfers are subject to a $20 administration fee.