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Thursday, April 11 • 9:25am - 10:25am
Strategies for Managing Sexual Harassment Claims – Past and Present – in the #MeToo Era

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(Core Competency #2: Strategic Management) Over the last year and a half, the #MeToo movement has shed increasing light on the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment on campus, as well as how claims are managed – or mismanaged – when an incident is reported. Is your institution prepared? Do you have policies in place to act quickly and responsibly when a member of your community comes forward? This session will explore best practices for receiving, investigating and responding to past and present claims, as well as how the university’s legal, insurance, and communications teams can work effectively and efficiently to minimize exposure and manage risk.

As a result of participating in this session, attendees will:

+Gain a greater awareness of the internal and external challenges associated with managing sexual harassment claims on campus
+Review policies necessary for receiving, investigating, and responding to allegations of sexual harassment
+Understand how the institution can work with its legal, insurance, and communications teams to minimize exposure and manage risk

Moderators
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Jenny Whittington (moderator)

Executive Director, URMIA
Jenny Whittington has worked in the National Office since February 2005, when she was URMIA's first full time employee in the Bloomington location. She served the association as the assistant executive director before becoming executive director in 2007. Jenny acts on behalf of URMIA... Read More →

Speakers
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Samuel D. Daume

Senior Vice President, Fred C. Church Inc.
Sam Daume has been in the insurance industry since 1986 and has worked with educational institutions since 1989. He joined the Fred C. Church Education Team as an Account Executive in January of 2009. His experience includes 29 years as an Account Executive with three insurance brokers... Read More →
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Gail Dyer

Interim Vice President & General Counsel & Risk Manager, Providence College
Gail Dyer is Interim Vice President & General Counsel & Risk Manager at Providence College. She has extensive experience in all areas of higher education law, policy, regulatory compliance, and risk management, including discriminatory harassment. Gail provides training on a variety... Read More →
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Paul Lannon

Partner, Holland & Knight
Paul Lannon is a partner at Holland & Knight where he co-chairs the firm’s national Education Team. Mr. Lannon advises private schools, colleges and universities on a wide range of legal matters, including Title IX sexual harassment, employment discrimination and historical sex... Read More →
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Sandy Lish

Principal, The Castle Group
Sandy Lish is the principal and co-founder of The Castle Group, a 22-year-old women-owned PR and event management firm based in Boston, with offices in Atlanta and Maui. A recognized expert on crisis communications, Sandy has decades of experience leading national high-profile, high-stakes... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2019 9:25am - 10:25am
Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel-Symphony Ballroom A

Attendees (6)