Engage Protest Leaders & Minimize the Threat of Violence & Disruption
Whether it’s to stand against political views related to current events, hate incidents, offensive interactions that took place in a classroom, or a speaker slated to come to campus, protests continue to happen on campuses nationwide. We have seen time and time again that the intensity of the student voice is much greater today because of social media.
Administrators continue to grapple with how to manage and respond to student protests and demonstrations. Balancing First Amendment protections with campus and protester safety is of paramount importance. Campus leaders need to be prepared with plans to address unrest and protests in a proactive manner. Campus police and safety officers need to be cautious about how people are engaged and how problems are addressed.
You must continually work to engage with student groups, offer pro-social options for peaceful demonstration and protest, and minimize the threat and chaos of mass violence and major disruption on your campus.
In just 90 minutes our expert presenters will engage you in a discussion that will include strategies for planning and implementing a team approach to managing protests and demonstrations for your campus in a strategic and tactical way.
You’ll gain strategies for planning an effective protest and demonstration support and management program. Instill confidence that your campus can assess and manage protest and demonstration activity and minimize the likelihood of mass violence.
You’ll gain crucial, actionable takeaways that will help you:
- Address protest leaders and help keep order on campus – minimize the threat and chaos of violence and major disruption.
- Identify and develop an approach to forming and using an interdisciplinary team for proactive interaction with groups and collaborative responses to protest and demonstration activities – support healthy free speech and lawful and peaceful protest, while minimizing the potential for violence and preventing violence from occurring.
- Determine when protected speech becomes unprotected speech.
- Engage proactive strategies for interacting and engaging with protesters – work with student protestors toward a mutually beneficial relationship/experience.
- Discuss and plan student protester safety plans that will work for your unique campus – explore proactive planning and ideas for response procedures that keep panic to a minimum.
Dr. Grant L. Azdell currently serves as the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, and is a Professor at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia.
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Tony Callisto recently retired as the Senior Vice President for Safety & Chief Law Enforcement Officer for Syracuse University, managing law enforcement, security, fire safety, environmental health, emergency management, risk management, regulatory compliance, and parking and transit services. He serves as the principal consultant with Callisto Consulting.
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Included When You Purchase
- 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
- Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
- Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
- Certificate of completion for each participant
- Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus
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