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2016 Program

Please note that the full program for the 2016 Heartland Campus Safety Summit can be found here. All speakers and topics are listed below. The Summit will begin at 1:00 PM on November 16th, with a film screening the evening of the 16th, and will continue for a full day (with lunch provided) on November 17th.


Sexual Assault; Naming the Unnamed Conspirator– Anne Munch, J.D., Former Prosecutor and Gender-Based Violence Subject Matter Expert

The influence of societal attitude ranks high among the many challenges we face in sexual assault cases.  Commonly held beliefs about victims, offenders and the meaning of consent all play important roles in how sexual assault cases are understood and handled in our culture.  This interactive and high spirited session will examine the influences at work on children, jurors and members of our communities as they consider the question of rape and what it means.  Specific examples of law, criminal cases and jury decisions will be highlighted.  This course will offer a common sense approach and provide learning opportunities that everyone can take back to their work. 

The Evolving Landscape of Campus Safety & Security: Implications for Risk – Steven J. Healy, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Margolis Healy Solutions for Safe Campuses

Steven J. Healy is Managing Partner of Margolis Healy, a professional services firm specializing in campus safety, security, and regulatory compliance for higher education and K-12. This keynote “The Evolving Landscape of Campus Safety & Security: Implications for Risk.” will cover three topics: 1) How the Landscape Has Changed and Continues to Change, 2) Exploration of Key Risk Areas, and 3) Promising Practices of Addressing Challenges.


Clery Compliance: How Your Institution Can Avoid the Most Common Clery Fines – Hayley Hanson, Husch Blackwell, LLP

New Developments in Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts: Why Primary Prevention and Risk Reduction Matter – Dr. Mellisa Holtzman and Dr. Chadwick Menning, Ball State University

Maximizing Your Bystander Efforts on Campus –  Dr. Alan Heisterkamp and Dr. Michael Fleming, University of Northern Iowa

Approaching Prevention Progressively – Dr. Kimberly Dickman, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Analyst, United States Air Force Academy

Sexual Assault Investigations and their Intersection with Title IX – Mary Howell Sirna and Aaron DeLashmutt, Iowa State University

Intersectionality of Changing the Culture on Multiple Rural Community College Campuses – Christopher Waddle, David Clark, Jessica Sorge, and Jason Davis, Central Community College

Taylor’s Story: Sexual Assault and its Aftermath from a Survivior’s Perspective – Taylor Hirth

Outreach and Communication Campaigns: Are You Sending the Right Message? – Jennifer Jacobsen, Grinnell College

Working Together to Prevent Sexual Assault on the College Campus: Creating an MOU with your Local Rape Crisis Center – Brandi Fischer, Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault, Kansas City

Trauma Stewardship for Anti-Violence Educators – Victoria Pickering, Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault, Kansas City

Trauma Informed Response for Professionals – Jen Brockman, University of Kansas

Sex Offender Typology – Jen Brockman, University of Kansas

Single Investigator Versus a Review Board Investigation – Pamela Foster, Washburn University

Getting It Right: A Roundtable Discussion on How to Successfully Serve and Educate College Students – Leila Jacobs and Mindy Kinnaman,  Johnson County Community College

For Students By Students: Using Peer to Peer Techniques to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence – Monica Phinney and Mary Stafford, Safehome Kansas

Strangulation, What You Thought You Knew…. – Jennifer Johnson and Shannon Leeper, Mission Medical Center and Lexena Police Department

“Good Guys” Do Rape: Misconceptions of Campus Sexual Assault – Taylor Martinez, Jacquelyn D Wiersma, and Kristen Jozkowski, University of Arkansas

A Community In Need: Uncovering Domestic Violence Issues On Community College Campuses – Teresa Taylor, Northwest Arkansas Community College


Advanced Title IX Coordinator/Investigator Training on November 16, 2016

*Please note this is a related but separate workshop from the Heartland Campus Safety Summit. Registration is separate following the link below, and coordinators can be reached at the phone number below.

Advanced Title IX Investigator Workshop
In light of the heightened awareness, shifting guidance and a rise in investigations, education institutions must train their Title IX coordinators and investigators to effectively investigate and resolve alleged incidents of sex and gender discrimination, sexual harassment and interpersonal violence. You and your institution have laid the groundwork with policies, programs and basic training on compliance with Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Clery Act. Now dig deeper into the practical skills needed to conduct effective sexual misconduct investigations. Training includes traditional presentations, videos and interactive sessions with up-to-date information on responding to sexual misconduct in a manner that ensures fairness, accuracy and compliance. Training topics include Techniques: structure, process, questioning and nuance; Reluctant complainants, difficult witnesses and challenging support persons; Collection and organization of evidence; Credibility determinations and weighing of evidence; and Creating accurate and meaningful investigation reports.

Registration is open at: https://secure.touchnet.com/C20110_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=22190&SINGLESTORE=true

Individuals can also call our registration department at 913-469-2323 and ask for CRN 24182.