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Cole Workshops & Programs

Richard Cole is speaking at the following workshops and programs. You are invited to register and participate.

Education

2017-2018 School Year

Provide professional development, technical assistance and training to build the skills and strategies needed for school and district leaders, faculty, staff, parents, students and school resource officers to promote a positive school climate and prevent and respond to bullying, cyberbullying and to harassment based on race, color, ethnic background, national orgin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and religion.

July 25, 2017

Workshop Instructor, "Addressing First Amendment and Civil Rights Challenges in Schools in the Current Political Climate," Pre-Conference Workshop, 2017 Summer Institute, Massachusetts Secondary Schools Administrators Association, Hyannis, MA.

July 26, 2017

Session Presenter, "Promoting Student Leadership to Combat Bias and Hate in Schools," Conference Session, 2017 Summer Institute, Massachusetts Secondary Schools Administrators Association, Hyannis, MA.

Selected Equal Justice Programs

November 29, 2016

Plenary Session Presenter for MA state court judges, court magistrates and clerks,“Implicit Bias and Unconscious Stereotypes: Barriers to Equal Justice, Real and Perceived, Joint Fall Conference of the Housing and Land Court Departments of the Trial Court, at the Trial Court Learning Center, Worcester, MA.

Selected Education Programs

March 9, 2017

Workshop Instructor,“Effective Response and Remedies to Bullying and Discriminatory Harassment; Addressing Disciplinary Hearing Challenges” Massachusetts Secondary Schools Administrators Association, Franklin, MA.

October 18, 2016

Workshop Instructor, Building Positive Race and Ethnic Relations in Diverse Schools and Schools with Changing Demographics,” Massachusetts Secondary Schools Administrators Association, Franklin, MA.

July 27, 2016

Session Presenter,“Legally Perilous Practices to Avoid When Addressing Discriminatory Harassment and Bullying,” 2016 MSSAA Summer Institute, Massachusetts Secondary Schools Administrators Association, Hyannis, MA.

July 26, 2016

Workshop Trainer, 2016 MSSAA Summer Institute,

"Investigating Discriminatory Harassment and Bullying; Meeting the Challenge of Disciplinary Hearings and Processes;" Massachusetts Secondary Schools Administrators Association, Hyannis, MA.

March 10, 2016

Workshop Instructor, "Addressing Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assaults of K-12 Students: What's Legally Required, What Works in Schools," Massachusetts Secondary Schools Administrators Association, Franklin, MA.

December 8, 2015

Workshop Instructor, "The Role of Special Education Teams and Schools When a Student with Disabilities is a Victim or Perpetrator of Bullying or Harassment; Meeting the Legal Requirements for Responding." MA Secondary Schools Administrators Association, Franklin, MA.

October 1, 2015

Featured Speaker, Safe Schools Summit: "Addressing Allegations of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assaults in K-12 Schools;" and "Complying with Civil Rights Laws When Applying Student Discipline Under DESE Regulations;" Office of Worcester District Attorney Early; at Worcester Technical HS, Worcester, MA.

September 29, 2015

Workshop Instructor, "Skills and Strategies for Successfully Investigating Complaints and Reports of Bullying and Discriminatory Harassment in Schools and Cyberspace," Massachusetts Secondary Schools Administrators Association, Franklin, MA.

September 24, 2015

Program Chair and Presenter, "Addressing Sexual Assault Allegations in K-12 Schools, Colleges and Universities,"  sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Association and Masachusetts College of Liberal Arts; North Adams, MA.

July 29, 2015

Workshop Instructor, "Complying With Federal Civil Rights Laws When Applying Student Disciplinary Procedures Under DESE's Disciplinary Regulations Under Chapter 222," Summer Institute 2015, Massachusetts Secondary Schools Administrators Association, Hyannis, MA.

December 10, 2014

Program Chair, "Addressing Sexual Assault Allegations in K-12 Schools, Colleges and Universities: What's Legally Required, Key Challenges; Best Practices," Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston, MA. Program webcast available to MBA members.

October 15, 2014

Workshop Instructor, "Understanding and Addressing Sexual Violence and Gender Discrimination: What's Legally Required? What Works?"; Massachusetts Secondary Schools Administrators Association, Franklin, MA.

October 25, 2013

Multiple Sessions Presenter, THE 2013 NEW ENGLAND CONFERENCE ON BULLYING: Keys for Success Regarding Current Legal and Best Practice Issues in School Climate & Learning. Session I: "Ten Keys for Success in Preventing Bullying and Discriminatory Harassment and in Promoting a Positive School Climate;" Session III: "Creating an Effective System for Triaging Disciplinary Referrals and Incident Reports for Bullying or Discriminatory Harassment that Meets Legal Requirements;" Session IV: "Legally Perilous Practices to Avoid in Investigating Bullying and Discriminatory Harassment;" co-sponsored by School Climate Consulting Services, LLC and the Massachusetts Bar Association; Lesley University.

July 24, 2013

Presenter, 2013 Summer Institute Workshop, “Ten Keys for Success in Preventing Bullying and Harassment and in Promoting a Positive School Climate;” annual statewide Conference, Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators' Association; Falmouth, MA.

July 25, 2012

Presenter, Workshop Session,“Legally Perilous Practices to Avoid in Investigating and Responding to Bullying and Discriminatory Harassment,” 2012 Summer Institute, Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators' Association; Falmouth, MA.

November 17, 2011

Co-presenter, National Teleconference on “Effective Racial Harassment Remedies;” presentation for national and all regional offices of U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights; Racial Harassment Network. On 12/13/11, OCR presented Cole with "Certificate of Appreciation" for presentations to OCR staff on 11/17/11 and 5/19/11.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Moderator, Conference Session, "Strategies for Transforming Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges;"  2011 Visions of Community Conference, sponsored by the Federation for Children with Special Needs; Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA.

Law Enforcement

No programs at this time.

Example of Recent Law Enforcement Programs

November 8, 2011

Workshop Instructor, School & Police Workshop: “Practical Tips and Legal Rules for Investigating and Responding to Bullying and Harassment in Schools and Cyberspace,”

Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators' Association; Franklin, MA.

September 28, 2011

Keynote Speaker, "The Ten Keys to Successful School Practices Under Bullying and Harassment Laws,"  The 4th Annual Safe Schools Summit: Real Issues-Real Solutions for Keeping Kids Safe, sponsored by Worcester District Attorney Early's Office, the Molly Bish Center, and Worcester Sheriff's Office; Worcester Technical High School, Worceter, MA.

September 28, 2011

Session Presenter, "Skills and Strategies for Successfully Investigating Complaints and Reports of Harassment and Bullying in Schools,"  The 4th Annual Safe Schools Summit: Real Issues-Real Solutions for Keeping Kids Safe, sponsored by Worcester District Attorney Early's Office, Molly Bish Center, and Worcester Sheriff's Office; Worcester Technical High School, Worceter, MA.

Housing

No programs at this time.

Example of Athletics-Related Programs

July 26, 2012

Presenter; Mandatory Clinic for Pop Warner Football Coaches, "Identifying and Addressing Bullying and Harassment in Pop Warner Football," Hockomock Pop Warner Football League, Taunton, MA.

Example of First Amendment-Related Programs

November 16, 2011

Legal Panel Moderator, "Current and Emerging Individual Rights Issues Regarding Occupy Boston;" Open Meeting program, sponsored by Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section, Masssachusetts Bar Association; for MBA members;

Boston, MA.

Parents

No programs at this time.

Example of Parent Programs

November 13, 2012

Speaker, "Protecting Chlildren with Disabilites from Bullying and Harassment in Schools: What Parents Need to Know to Advocate for their Children," Special Education Parent Advisory Council, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District; 7:00 PM, Groton-Dunstable High School Library.

 

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