Student Death – On-Demand Training

Sale price$399.00


Comprehensive Crisis Response Protocols

A death of a student on campus is traumatic and tragic. Regardless of circumstances, how a campus responds to the death of a student can make all the difference to the immediate family impacted and the campus community in mourning. Is your institution fully prepared to deal with a variety of possible tragedies, scenarios and responses related to a student’s death? Planning and preparedness allow us to be ready for the unthinkable. Prepare for this possibility before it happens.

Explore best practices for creating a comprehensive response to student death, so you don’t overlook any critical steps.

The impact of losing a student is far-reaching and sometimes impossible to assess. Whether related to physical or mental health challenges, poor decision-making or unexplained circumstances, the loss of any young life is tragic and difficult to prepare for. Walk away with practical tools that will help ensure you are fully prepared to deal with a variety of possible tragedies, scenarios and responses related to a student’s death.

Topics Covered

As a result of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Create a comprehensive student death crisis response protocol – ensure that key stakeholders are trained, prepared and versed in the immediate activation of those protocols to support your community in crisis.
  • Recognize the need for a coordinated response with internal and external constituents impacted by a sudden student death – develop strategies and protocols for managing ALL communication with various groups including family, media, police and others.
  • Examine the differing needs for support, outreach and information throughout the phases of a crisis involving a student death – consider the implications of students’ unique identities and circumstances surrounding their death to ensure an appropriate and compassionate response.
  • Address the need for a formulated post-vention plan for campus communities following a student death – prepare faculty, staff, and students to recognize the signs of a delayed grief response and the potential long-term impact of the loss on the community.
  • Assess how the death of a student can impact your entire community – understand the complexities of dealing with the trauma associated with a student death both on and off campus.


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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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

Instructions for access are available immediately upon checkout. You may share this On-Demand Training with any staff members from your campus community for unlimited viewing. For information about licensing this webinar for unlimited distribution on your institution’s internal network/server, email

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