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Cole Workshops & Programs

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

Upcoming Workshops & Programs

Education

2017-2018 School Year

Provides professional development and training to build skills and apply strategies for school and district leaders, faculty, staff, parents, students and school resource officers to promote a positive school climate and culture, build positive race relations, protect disability rights, address sexual assaults, and prevent and respond to bullying, cyberbullying and discriminatory harassment based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability and religion.

October 16, 2017

Workshop Instructor, "Addressing First Amendment and Civil Rights Challenges in Schools in the Current Political Climate," Massachusetts Secondary Schools Administrators' Association; Franklin, MA. Not yet open for Registration.

December 5, 2017

Workshop Instructor, "Building Positive Race and Ethnic Relations in Diverse Schools and Schools with Changing Demographics," Massachusetts Secondary Schools Administrators' Association; Franklin, MA. Not yet open for Registration.

 

Equal Justice

No programs at this time.

First Amendment

October 16, 2017

Workshop Instructor, "Addressing First Amendment and Civil Rights Challenges in Schools in the Current Poltical Climate," Massachusetts Secondary Schools Administrators' Association; Franklin, MA. Not yet open for Registration.

Law Enforcement

No programs at this time.

Parents

No programs at this time

 

Examples of Prior Workshops & Programs

Equal Justice

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 MA Trial Court; Trial Court Learning Center, Worcester, MA.

 

First Amendment

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.

November 16, 2011

Legal Panel Moderator and Presenter, "Current and Emerging Individual Rights Issues Regarding Occupy Boston," sponsored by Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section, Massachusetts Bar Association; Boston, MA.

 

Education

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.

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.

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.

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.

September 24, 2015

Program Chair and Presenter, Addressing Sexual Assault Allegations in K-12 Schools, Colleges and Universities," sponsored by Massachusetts Bar Association and Massachusetts 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.

October 25, 2013

Presenter, Three of Four Sessions, 2013 NEW ENGLAND CONFERENCE ON BULLYING: Current Legal and Best Practice Issues in School Climate & Learning;" including "Creating an Effective System for Triaging Disciplinary Referrals and Incident Reports for Bullying and

Discriminatory Harassment that Meets Legal Requirements," sponsored by Massachusetts Bar Association and School Climate Consulting, LLC; Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.

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.

November 17, 2011

Co-presenter, National Teleconference on “Effective Racial Harassment Remedies,” for National and Regional Offices of Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, and its 'National Racial Harassment Network.' On 12/13/11, OCR presented Cole with "Certificate of Appreciation" for his civil rights presentations to OCR attorneys and investigators on 5/19/11 and 11/17/11.

July 18-22, 2011

Instructor for Education Course, Northeastern University, College of Professional Studies, "Meeting the Challenge of Making Schools Safe: Successfully Combating Bullying and Harassment in Schools and Cyberspace," Summer Institute Series 2011, for re-licensure and satisfying credit requirments; Boston, MA.

February 2, 2011

Session Presenter, "School Safety," National Association of Attorneys General's 2011 Civil Rights Conference, Training and Research Institute, National Association of Attorneys General; Washington D.C.

 

Mental Health, Youth, and Education

March 12, 2011

Moderator and Presenter, 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.

 

Athletics

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.

 

Employment

April 29, 2011

Presenter, Conference on Bullying, "Understanding and Preventing Bullying at Home, at School, and at Work," sponsored by Massachusetts School of Law; Andover, MA.

 

Law Enforcement

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,"  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 the Worcester Sheriff's Office; Worcester Technical High School, Worcester, MA.

 

Parents

November 13, 2012

Speaker, "Protecting Children with Disabilities 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; Groton-Dunstable High School, Groton, MA.

 

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