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Training & Events

On Campus Training and Events

Below is a list of University training and events since 2017. 

To schedule a training session, contact the Office for Equity & Inclusion (OEI) at 716.286.8324 or Send Us an Email.

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New Title IX Regulations Compliance Training

September 2, 2020 
9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Presenters: Julia Green, Esq. & Theresa Conroy, Esq. Partners at Harter, Secrest & Emery 
Participants: Megan Altman -Cosgrove 

New-Title-IX-Compliance-Training-9.02.20.pdf
Certificate-of-completion-9-2-Title-IX-Training-Megan-Altman-Cosgrove.pdf

Live@Distance Title IX Training
August 8/10, 8/11, 8/13
8 hours total 
Presenters: Chantelle Cleary, Esq. of Grand River Solutions, Abby Marr, and Adam Wolkoff of SUNY SCI 
Open to: All SUNY SCI members
Participants: Diane Halm, Derek Puff, John Sauter, Megan Altman-Cosgrove 

Materials available. 

Trained all new students for the Fall 2020 semester 

Online only via Zoom recording 

Partnership with YWCA of Niagara Frontier and the NYSP Sexual Assault Victims Unit

Training with the President's Cabinet 
February 27, 2020 
1:00-2:30 pm 
Presenters: Ryan Thompson, Esq. and Theresa Conroy, Esq. 
Open to: Cabinet members

April 2, 2020 

5:30-8:00 PM 

Event cancelled due to COVID-19 closures. 

February 7, 2019 (12:40-1:40 p.m.)
Sports Policy & Governance Class Title IX Lecture
Niagara University, St. Vincent’s Hall, Room 315
Organized by: NU Athletics
Open to: Sports Policy & Governance students
Attendance: 26
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

April 4, 2019 (6-8 p.m.)
Take Back The Night IV
Niagara University, Gallagher Center gymnasium
Organized by: NU Criminal Justice Department, Counseling/Education Department
Open to: public
Attendance: 400+
Trainers: Resource table event

May 17, 2019 (10-11 a.m.)
College of Hospitality Study Abroad Harassment/Discrimination training
Niagara University, St. Vincent’s Hall, Dean’s Office
Organized by: Office for Equity & Inclusion (OEI)
Open to: Italy study abroad students, staff, and faculty
Attendance: 12
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

June 4, 2019 (1-2 p.m.)
Niagara Power Baseball Team Title IX training
Niagara University, Bobo Field dugout
Organized by: NU College of Hospitality
Open to: Niagara Power baseball players and coaches
Attendance: 30
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

July 1, 2019 (1:30-2:30 p.m.)
NU Opportunity Program (NUOP) Title IX Training
Niagara University, Golisano Center, Room 100
Organized by: NUOP
Open to: NUOP students and staff
Attendance: 45
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

July 9, 2019 (11-11:40 a.m.)
Summer Orientation Leader (OL) Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training
Niagara University, Lower Level Gallagher Center, Multipurpose Room
Organized by: NU Campus Activities
Open to: all Summer Orientation Leaders
Attendance: 25+
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

July 10, 2019 (11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)
Center for Conference & Events Non-Discrimination/Title IX Student-Worker Training
Niagara University, O’Shea Hall, Room B27
Organized by: NU Office for Equity & Inclusion  
Open to: all Center summer employees
Attendance: 5
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

August 21, 2019 (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)
Residence Life Community Advisor (CA) Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training
Niagara University, Golisano Center, Room 101
Organized by: NU Residence Life
Open to: all Residence Life Community Advisors (CA’s) and Residence Directors (RD’s)
Attendance: 50+
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator, Thomas Gibbons – NYS Police Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit Sr. Investigator; Rachel Sandle-Sacco – YWCA Prevention Educator and Victim’s Advocate; Amber Solomon– YWCA Prevention Educator and Victim’s Advocate

August 23, 2019 (4-6:30 p.m.)
Walk to the Whirlpool – Office for Equity & Inclusion Resource Table
Whirlpool State Park, Niagara Falls, NY
Organized by: NU Campus Activities
Open to: all incoming freshmen and student leaders
Attendance: approx. 800+
Trainers: Resource table event

August 24, 2019 (10-11 a.m.)
New Student Orientation: Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training
Niagara University, Gallagher Center Gymnasium
Organized by: NU Campus Activities
Open to: all incoming freshmen
Attendance: 300+
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator, Thomas Gibbons – NYS Police Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit Sr. Investigator; Amber Solomon– YWCA Prevention Educator and Victim’s Advocate;

August 29, 2019 (3-4 p.m.)
ROTC Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training
Niagara University, Depaul Hall, Room 128
Organized by: NU ROTC  
Open to: ROTC cadets and cadre 
Attendance: 50+
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

September 4, 2019 (2:30-3 p.m.)
College of Hospitality & Tourism Management OEI Training
Niagara University, St. Vincent’s Hall, Room 407
Organized by: College of Hospitality
Open to: all Hospitality students, staff and faculty
Attendance: 120+
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

September 6, 2019 (1:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.)
Nursing Department Non-Discrimination/Title IX Training
Niagara University, Academic Complex, Room 220
Organized by: Office for Equity & Inclusion (OEI)  
Open to: Nursing Department faculty and staff
Attendance: 18
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

September 10, 2019 (9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.)
Residence Director Non-Discrimination/Title IX Training
Niagara University, O’Shea Hall, Room 108
Organized by: NU Residence Life Department
Open to: Residence Directors and Residence Life Directors
Attendance: 7
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

October 3, 2019 (5-8 p.m.)
Domestic Violence Red Flag Campaign
Niagara University, Castellani Art Museum
Organized by: NU Criminal Justice Department, Counseling/Education Department
Open to: public
Attendance: 200+
Trainers: Resource table event

November 6, 2019 (7:30-8 p.m.)
Club Management Association of America (NU Chapter) OEI Training
Niagara University, St. Vincent’s Hall, Room 407
Organized by: Office for Equity & Inclusion (OEI)
Open to: CMAA students and advisors
Attendance: 22
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

November 6, 2019 (10-10:30 a.m.)
Athletics Staff OEI Discrimination/Harassment Reporting Procedures
Niagara University, Bisgrove Hall, Room 350
Organized by: NU Athletics
Open to: all NU Athletics staff
Attendance: 40+
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

November 19, 2019 (10:15-11:00 a.m.)
New Employee Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training
Niagara University, St. Vincent’s Hall, Statler Dining Room, 4th Floor
Organized by: NU Human Resources
Open to: new NU employees
Attendance: 28
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

January 10, 2018 (9:30-10:15 a.m.)
Athletics Staff Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training
Niagara University, Bisgrove Hall, Room 351
Organized by: NU Athletics
Open to: all NU Athletics staff
Attendance: 29
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

January 22, 2018 (4:30-5 p.m.)
Women’s Softball Team Title IX/Reporting Discussion
Niagara University, Kiernan Center
Organized by: NU Athletics
Open to: women’s softball team players and coaches
Attendance: 28
Trainers: Simon Gray – Director of Athletics; Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

January 24, 2018 (12:30-2:30 & 2:30-4:30)
One Love Dating/Domestic Violence Prevention Training
Niagara University, St. Vincent's Hall, Room 407
Organized by: NU Athletics, Criminal Justice Department, Counseling/Education Department
Open to: NU Women’s Lacrosse, Men’s Hockey teams
Attendance: 35+ athletes and 12 coaches/staff
Trainers: Thomas Gibbons – NYS Police Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit Sr. Investigator; Dr. Dana Radatz – NU Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice; Dr. Jennifer Beebe – NU Assistant Professor of Counseling; Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

February 8, 2018 (12:40-1:40 p.m.)
Sports Policy & Governance Class Title IX Lecture
Niagara University, St. Vincent’s Hall, Room 315
Organized by: NU Athletics
Open to: Sports Policy & Governance students
Attendance: 23
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

April 4, 2018 (6-8 p.m.)
Take Back The Night III
Niagara University, Gallagher Center gymnasium
Organized by: NU Criminal Justice Department, Counseling/Education Department
Open to: public
Attendance: 400+
Trainers: Resource table event, with keynote speaker Kathleen Neville, author and expert on sexual harassment in the workplace

April 26, 2018 (12:40 p.m.-2 p.m.)
#MeToo Movement Brown Bag Discussion
Niagara University, Bisgrove Hall, Room 351
Organized by: NU Office of Senior Vice President for Operations, NU Human Resources
Open to: campus
Attendance: 7
Trainers: brown bag discussion

June 15, 2018 (3-4:45 p.m.)
Implicit Bias, Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (NY CLE)
Niagara University, Academic Complex, Room 129
Organized by: Harter Secrest & Emery LLP; NU Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality, and Mission; and the NU Office for Equity & Inclusion  
Open to: public ($35 fee)
Attendance: 35+
Trainers: John G. Horn, Esq.; Sheldon K. Smith, Esq.; Adam W. Braveman, Esq.; Anna S.M. McCarthy, Esq – Harter Secrest & Emery attorneys

June 20 & 26, July 5, 2018
Center for Conference & Events Non-Discrimination/Title IX Student-Worker Training
Niagara University, O’Shea Hall, Room B27
Organized by: NU Office for Equity & Inclusion
Open to: all Center summer employees
Attendance: 9
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

June 23, 2018 (8:30-10 a.m.)
Summer Orientation Leader Title IX Training
Niagara University, Gallagher Center, Multipurpose Room
Organized by: NU Campus Activities
Open to: all Summer Orientation (SumO) Leaders
Attendance: 32
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

August 1, 2018 (12-1 p.m.)
Campus Safety Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training
Niagara University, St. Vincent’s Hall, Room 209
Organized by: NU Campus Safety  
Open to: all Campus Safety staff
Attendance: 10
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator; Thomas Gibbons – NYS Police Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit Sr. Investigator; Rachel Sandle-Sacco – YWCA Prevention Educator and Victim’s Advocate

August 22, 2018 (10 a.m.-11 a.m. & 1-3:30 p.m. scenario simulations)
Residence Life Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training
Niagara University, Location TBD
Organized by: NU Residence Life
Open to: all Residence Life Community Advisors (CA’s) and Residence Directors (RD’s)
Attendance: 90
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator, Kerri Winston – Residence Director & Victim Advocate 

August 24, 2018 (4-6:30 p.m.)
Walk to the Whirlpool – Office for Equity & Inclusion Resource Table
Whirlpool State Park, Niagara Falls, NY
Organized by: NU Campus Activities  
Open to: all incoming freshmen, transfer students and student leaders
Attendance: 750+
Trainers: Resource table event

August 25, 2018 (10 a.m.-11:15 a.m.)
New Student Orientation: Enough Is Enough: Combating Harassment, Discrimination & Sexual Violence
Niagara University, Gallagher Center gymnasium
Organized by: NU Campus Activities, Office for Equity & Inclusion  
Open to: all incoming freshmen and transfer students
Attendance: 250+
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator, Thomas Gibbons – NYS Police Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit Sr. Investigator; Mary Brennan-Taylor – YWCA Vice President of Programs

September 7, 2018 (1-2 p.m.)
Reporting Sexual Harassment and Misconduct: A Title IX Workshop for Departmental Chairs
Niagara University, Our Lady of Angels Library, Rare Book Room
Organized by: NU Academic Affairs, NU Library  
Open to: academic department chairs
Attendance: 9
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Henrik Borgstrom – Associate Provost & Deputy Title IX Coordinator

October 3, 2018 (10-10:40 a.m.)
Athletics Staff OEI/Sexual Harassment Reporting Procedures
Niagara University, St. Vincent's Hall, Room 407
Organized by: NU Athletics
Open to: all NU Athletics staff
Attendance: 30+
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

October 25, 2018 (5-8 p.m.)
Domestic Violence Red Flag Campaign
Niagara University, Castellani Art Museum
Organized by: NU Criminal Justice Department, Counseling/Education Department  
Open to: public
Attendance: 200+
Trainers: Resource table event

November 7, 2018 (3-4:30 p.m.)
NU Counseling Services OEI Discrimination Training
Niagara University, Seton Hall, Lower Level
Organized by: NU Counseling Services
Open to: Counseling services staff and counselors
Attendance: 8
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

November 8, 2018 (10:15-11:00 a.m.)
New Employee Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training
Niagara University, Bisgrove Hall, Room 350
Organized by: NU Human Resources
Open to: new NU employees
Attendance: 31
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

March 23, 2017 (2:10-3 p.m.)
Diversity Topic Thursday: Consent
Niagara University, Gallagher Center, Multipurpose Room
Organized by: NU Office of Multicultural Affairs
Open to: campus
Attendance: 15+
Trainers: Kimberly Fenton – Director of Residence Life

March 30, 2017 (7-9 p.m.)
Take Back The Night II
Niagara University, Gallagher Center gymnasium
Organized by: NU Criminal Justice Department, Counseling/Education Department
Open to: public
Attendance: 350+
Trainers: Resource table event

April 4, 2017 (7:15-9 p.m.)
Leadership Over Violence Domestic Violence Presentation
Niagara University, Clet Hall Dining Commons
Organized by: NU Student Affairs, NU Athletics
Open to: public
Attendance: 200+
Trainers: Troy Vincent – former NFL player and domestic violence activist

May 2, 2017 (12:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. & 3:30-4:15 p.m.)
NU Beginnings Faculty Non-Discrimination/Title IX Training
Niagara University, Dunleavy Hall, Room 127
Organized by: NU Beginnings, Criminal Justice Department, Counseling/Education Department
Open to: all NUB Beginnings faculty
Attendance: 40+
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

June 7, 2017 (11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)
Social Work Camp/NU Public School Collaborative Counselor Discrimination Reporting Training
Niagara University, Academic Complex, Room 320
Organized by: NU Social Work Department
Open to: camp counselors/mentors
Attendance: 10+
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

June 23, 2017 (8:30-10 a.m.)
Summer Orientation Leader Title IX Training
Niagara University, Gallagher Center, Multipurpose Room
Organized by: NU Campus Activities
Open to: all Summer Orientation Leaders
Attendance: 20+
Trainers: Thomas Gibbons – NYS Police Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit Sr. Investigator; Mary Brennan-Taylor – YWCA Vice President of Programs; Rachel Sandle-Sacco – YWCA Prevention Educator and Victim’s Advocate

July 31, 2017 (3:30-5 p.m.)
Campus Safety Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training
St. Vincent’s Hall, Room 301
Organized by: NU Campus Safety
Open to: all Campus Safety staff
Attendance: 14
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator, Mary Brennan-Taylor – YWCA Vice President of Programs; Molly Maigret – Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Coordinator at Eastern Niagara Hospital; Rachel Sandle-Sacco – YWCA Prevention Educator and Victim’s Advocate

August 22 & 23, 2017 (11 a.m.-12 p.m. & 9:30-10:30 a.m.)
Residence Life & Summer Orientation Leader Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training
Niagara University, St. Vincent’s Hall, Room 407 & Dunleavy Hall, Room 127
Organized by: NU Campus Activities and NU Residence Life
Open to: all Residence Life Community Advisors (CA’s), Residence Directors (RD’s), and Summer Orientation Leaders
Attendance: 80+
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator, Thomas Gibbons – NYS Police Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit Sr. Investigator; Rachel Sandle-Sacco – YWCA Prevention Educator and Victim’s Advocate

August 25, 2017 (4-6:30 p.m.)
Walk to the Whirlpool – Office for Equity & Inclusion Resource Table
Whirlpool State Park, Niagara Falls, NY
Organized by: NU Campus Activities
Open to: all incoming freshmen and student leaders
Attendance: approx. 800+
Trainers: Resource table event, w/ YWCA and NYS Police Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit

August 26, 2017 (11 a.m.-1 p.m.)
New Student Orientation: Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training
Niagara University, Dunleavy Hall, Room 127 & Gallagher Center Multipurpose Room
Organized by: NU Campus Activities
Open to: all incoming freshmen
Attendance: 500+
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator, Thomas Gibbons – NYS Police Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit Sr. Investigator; Rachel Sandle-Sacco – YWCA Prevention Educator and Victim’s Advocate; Christopher Sheffield – NU Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs

September 6, 2017 (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)
ROTC Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training
Niagara University, Dunleavy Hall, Room 127
Organized by: NU ROTC
Open to: ROTC cadets and cadre
Attendance: 50+ cadets and cadre
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

September 6, 2017 (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)
Residence Director Non-Discrimination/Title IX Training
Niagara University, O’Shea Hall, Room 108
Organized by: NU Residence Life Department
Open to: Residence Directors and Residence Life Directors
Attendance: 6
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

September 19, 2017 (4-5 p.m.)
Citi Diversity Jobs Panel Discussion
Niagara University, St. Vincent’s Hall, Room 407
Organized by: NU Career Services, Office for Equity & Inclusion
Open to: all students and alumni
Attendance: 12

October 5, 2017 (5-8 p.m.)
“Surviving…Thriving: A Journey of Healing through Art” Domestic Violence Red Flag Event
Niagara University, Castellani Art Museum
Organized by: NU Criminal Justice Department, Counseling/Education Department
Open to: public
Attendance: 200+
Trainers: Resource table event

December 1, 2017 (1-1:30 p.m.)
Study Abroad Student Orientation/Title IX Training
Niagara University, DePaul Hall, Room 25
Organized by: NU International Relations
Open to: Spring ’18 semester study abroad students
Attendance: 12
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

December 5, 2017 (11-11:30 a.m.)
New Employee Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training
Niagara University, Bisgrove Hall, Room 351
Organized by: NU Human Resources
Open to: new NU employees
Attendance: 13
Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator