BERWYN, Pa., April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- For almost five years, colleges and universities have been building capacity for civil rights investigations, especially those impacting on Title IX. For many campuses, the capacity to investigate hazing and other acts of group misconduct has not been developed to the same level, and now is your opportunity raise the level of group investigation prowess for your campus.
This training will empower your investigators with the critical skills necessary to investigate hazing and other group misconduct by learning techniques for dealing with group loyalty issues, finding weak links, utilizing group interviews, preventing groups from closing ranks and circling the wagons, cooperating with national headquarters, local alumni representatives and house corporations.
Trainees will learn effective questioning techniques, discuss how to assess evidence, and ways to utilize technology to assist in information retrieval, especially when evidence may be posted to transient social media apps and accounts. Join The NCHERM Group consultant Gentry McCreary, Ph.D., who brings unique experiences as both a scholar and practitioner, allowing him to serve as a valuable resource for campuses and inter/national fraternal organizations grappling with hazing, risk management and substance abuse problems.
Dr. McCreary has worked for over fourteen years in higher education in the areas of Title IX, student conduct and fraternity/sorority life and has devoted a significant amount of scholarly attention to hazing within both Greek and other communities.
Dr. McCreary states, "The ultimate goal for both Greek life and student affairs is, of course, to eradicate hazing from fraternity/sorority culture entirely. However, until that day arrives we must be prepared to approach investigations with appropriate knowledge not only from a procedural perspective, but also with an understanding of the community we are investigating."
- Psychology of Hazing
- Understanding Hazing Rationale
- The Hazing Cycle
- Understanding the Myths Surrounding Hazing
- Understanding Groupthink, Conformity, and Voluntary Participation
- Pre-Investigation Basics
- Process/Protocol – Model Hazing Policy
- Communicating with Stakeholders
- Investigation Timeline
- Investigation Logistics
- The Investigation
- Questioning Strategies
- Cutting through the Clutter
- Questioning Organization Leaders/Officers
- Post Investigation Basics
- The Report
- Working with Stakeholders
- Sanctioning/Sanctioning Case Studies
- Wrap Up
This training is intended for conduct officers, Greek life staff, and chief student affairs officers.
For more information and to register, please visit https://www.ncherm.org/events/regional-seminars/hazing-investigator-training-at-quinnipiac-university/.
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SOURCE The NCHERM Group