H igh profile incidents and crises at higher education institutions have highlighted the need for colleges and universities to be prepared for such incidents whenever possible. When such incidents occur, institutions need to be ready to quickly address and manage them before they escalate and result in significant financial and reputational damage. The General Counsel’s office will often have a central role both in ensuring institutional preparedness and guiding institutional response.

Preparation and response require effective communication and cooperation with a wide range of institutional personnel and constituencies, including the governing board, the president, the faculty, administrators at all levels, students and alumni. No institution can immunize itself from a serious crisis, but every institution can take proactive steps to try to minimize the possibility of such a crisis, including advance review of necessary policies and procedures, and preparation of response plans. Of particular importance is helping the board, the president and high level administrators understand and agree on their responsibilities to the institution and to each other and therefore about how such events will be handled.

This program is designed to assist counsel any other administrators in preparing for major institutional crises. Topics will include:

  • •  Attributes and early recognition of incidents with large financial and/or reputational risks
  • •  Policies and procedures that should be in place
  • •  Immediate incident response
  • •  Organizing and conducting necessary investigations
  • •  Communication with key constituencies
  • •  Special governance issues

This two hour program will include thirty minutes for questions from registrants. Please join two experienced university General Counsel for a thorough and thoughtful discussion of counsel’s role in preparing client institutions for serious and high profile incidents and in helping to navigate through such incidents when they occur. Register today!


Presented in cooperation with: