Speaking Engagements & Workshops
As student advocates, we understand that students struggle with developing, understanding, and maintaining healthy relationships. When it comes to sexual experiences, students often misunderstand the concept of consent, which can vary from school to school. The absence of a “no” is not necessarily a “yes” depending upon a school’s sexual misconduct policy. Many students have unintentionally jeopardized their academic futures due to the flawed perceptions about consent that pervade the “hook-up” culture so common among young adults. Moreover, additional complications arise when students “hook-up” while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. We also address the various types of sexual discrimination impacting students, including transgender and gender-nonconforming students. Given the significant rise in Title IX complaints on college campuses around the country, we believe there is a need to educate and prepare young adults for the complex social issues that they will surely face as college students.
Members of our Education Practice Team are available for high school and college speaking events and workshops. By presenting case studies, our goal is to help prepare students to respond appropriately to warning signs and real-life scenarios so that they do not jeopardize their academic careers. Our belief is that the best way to promote safety is to educate students about sexual misconduct, consent, and drug and alcohol abuse before problems arise. Our interactive program will engage students of all ages and is suitable for members of athletic teams, Greek organizations, and student groups.
Topics that can be covered include:
- Sexual assault
- Sexual harassment
- Drug & alcohol abuse
- Navigating the Title IX process
- Responsible social media use
- Social communication disabilities
Please contact Education Practice Group Leader Susan C. Stone to find out more about how our speaking engagements and workshops can benefit you.