Combatting Bias in Education: Strategies to Avoid Discrimination and Foster Inclusivity

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Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter: Megan Farrell, attorney at law
Price: $299.00 On-Demand includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides.
Who Should Attend? Faculty, administrators, legal counsel, human resources, student services
Best For: Higher education, K-12

Whether it is an administrator disgruntled over a lost promotion, a minority group feeling excluded at the holidays, lack of diversity, concerns over campus-wide microaggressions, or even just a student challenging a classroom grade, educators face allegations of discrimination, unfair treatment, and favoritism that require confronting bias. Because of its unique nature, education has been at the forefront of addressing how bias impacts decision making across the industry.

Please join Megan Farrell for a practical, issues-focused discussion of the challenges educators face in addressing bias throughout the sector. This session will highlight key areas of concern and discuss how to implement change, as necessary. Aside from discussing change, we will also explore mechanisms to track the results of your intervention to assist in funding initiatives in the future.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • Examine the benefits of an inclusive culture at educational institutions
  • Distinguish between discrimination, diversity, and bias (conscious and unconscious)
  • Pinpoint areas where bias impacts students, teachers, and staff
  • Develop strategies to address bias at educational institutions
  • Evaluate the ability to track problems, develop intervention and track results
  • AND MUCH MORE!

YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER

Your conference leader for “Combatting Bias in Education: Strategies to Avoid Discrimination and Foster Inclusivity” is Megan Farrell. Megan is an attorney licensed to practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Megan currently serves as the Title IX coordinator for Palo Alto Unified School District and provides consulting/mediation services to educational institutions.

Over the course of her career, Megan has served the education community in a variety of positions. She has been an administrator, in-house counsel, and a full-time faculty member, as well as Title IX coordinator. Aside from her in-house experience, she has also served as an external advisor to educational institutions on compliance matters. Megan provided Title IX support and training to educational clients across the country with T9 Mastered and the Hirschfeld Kraemer, LLP law firm.

Megan began her education/legal career with United Educators Risk Retention Group where she provided assistance to colleges, universities, and K12 institutions across the country on employment and student claims and litigation. She also served as the education practice leader for DC-based offices of Marsh, Inc.

Megan is a recognized expert in education compliance and frequently speaks at education conferences nationally, including the Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference, University Risk Management Insurance Association Annual Conference, and the National Ombudsman Association meetings. She provides training on topics such as internal investigations, diversity and bias in education, and restorative justice in Title IX actions and frequently serves as a mediator of education-related disputes.


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CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION

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