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Over many years, Richard Cole has trained, advised, and assisted many thousands of educators, police officers, housing officials, bankers, attorneys, civil rights advocates, and other professionals on a broad array of civil rights and discrimination related issues. Here’s a sampling of what professionals say about his uniquely successful workshops and high quality services.

"I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoyed Richard Cole’s investigations workshop. It was truly one of the best, most informative workshops I've ever attended. The skills I learned changed the way I investigate and respond to harassment, bullying, and discrimination in my school district. Thank You!"

~Laurie Singer,

Director of Student Services,

New Hartford Public Schools, CT

"Richard Cole provided extraordinarily effective practical assistance and training to the Marlborough Public Schools and to me as its Superintendent. In offering his services, he combines an unparalleled expertise in civil rights, race relations, and violence prevention with a genuine commitment to making schools safe for all students and staff."

~Rose Marie Boniface, Retired Supeintendent,

Marborough Public Schools

Marlborough, MA

“Richard Cole is a valuable civil rights and safe schools resource for our police association. We also enthusiastically sponsor his training programs. Through his legal expertise and practical experience he provides juvenile and school resource officers the knowledge they need for working effectively with schools in promoting student, staff, and community safety.”  

~Detective Scott Camilleri, Concord Police,

President, Massachusetts Juvenile Police Officers’ Association, Inc. (MJPOA)

"Richard Cole’s investigations training program is one of the most engaging and valuable programs that school administrators will ever take. Through its uniquely interactive design, the program successfully teaches educators the skills they need to investigate complaints of sexual, racial, and other forms of harassment and bullying in schools and in cyberspace."

~Dr. William A. Howe,

Connecticut State Department of Education

"Richard Cole led an outstanding workshop series that several members of my staff and I attended. As an administrator of a large elementary school, I found his program, "A Comprehensive Approach to Transforming School Climate," inspiring and incredibly useful. Richard empowered us to more skillfully address incidents of bullying and harassment in our school (and to know the difference between the two)! We can now more effectively work with students and families about these troubling issues."

~Ronda Brenner, Assistant Principal,

Columbus Elementary School,

Medford, MA

"Every school adminstrator can greatly benefit from Richard Cole's vast practical experience in and knowledge about successful educational and school safety strategies when students with disabilites are either victims or perpetrators of harassment or bullying in schools or in cyberspace."

~Carla Jentz, Executive Director,

Massachusetts Administrators for Special Education

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