The Residence-Life Issues You Can’t Ignore in AY 18-19: Risks, Liabilities and Prevention

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Download (DL)     $349.00 includes recorded presentation, slides, and Q&A
Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter: Dr. James Ottavio Castagnera, Esq., managing director of K&C HR Enterprises and legal counsel at Rider University
Price: $349.00, DL includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides.
Who Should Attend? Administrators, attorneys, health services staff, student counselors, faculty, residential staff, student services, public safety officials, human resources
Best For: Higher education

Hate speech, substance abuse, sexual assault, and suicidal ideation are, far and away, the most difficult challenges lurking in your residence halls and recreation facilities. They are the crises that lead to lawsuits… wrecked careers… even criminal liability. From the Dean of Students down to the resident directors (RDs) and resident assistants (RAs), no student affairs professional can responsibly wear blinders to any of these couriers of potential catastrophe.

Please join Dr. Jim Castagnera for a webinar that will equip student affairs professionals with plans to prevent and respond to the most serious residence life issues. With campus hate crime, substance abuse, sexual violence and suicide on the rise, your college can’t afford to be ill-prepared this year.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • Policies and procedures aimed at discouraging hate crimes, marijuana, alcohol, sexual assault and suicide in residence halls
  • Crisis management plans for getting out in front of crises precipitated by each of these flashpoints
  • Disciplinary rules and processes for punishing serious residence hall infractions
  • Legal issues impacting public and private university handling of the couriers of campus catastrophe


Your conference leader for “The Residence-Life Issues You Can’t Ignore in AY 18-19: Risks, Liabilities and Prevention” is The Residence-Life Issues You Can’t Ignore in AY 18-19: Risks, Liabilities and Prevention is Dr. Jim Castagnera, Esq. Dr. Castagnera holds a JD and a PhD from Case Western Reserve University. He was a labor/employment and IP lawyer with a major Philadelphia law firm for a decade before becoming legal counsel at a New Jersey university. For the past 22 years in that capacity, his duties have included drafting, reviewing and enforcing labor and employment contracts; internship, affiliation and student-exchange agreements; government grants and contracts, and international memorandums of understanding. He also is an adjunct professor of law in the Drexel University School of Law, and the principal consultant/co-owner of Holland Media Services, LLC. He has published 21 books, most recently Riding the Fifth Wave in Higher Education: A Survival Guide for the New Normal (NY: Peter Lang 2017). QUALITY COMMITMENT

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