Developing a Risk Management Mindset as a Front-Line Student Services Professional

Developing a Risk Management Mindset as a Front-Line Student Services Professional

Thursday, December 14, 2017

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST

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Help your front-line student services staff integrate basic risk management tools into their daily practice.

Learn how front-line student services staff can use a risk management template to evaluate their everyday work. Throughout this training we will walk through common scenarios and discuss how you can utilize the risk management template to protect both your institution and your students.

Why Do We Need to Pay Attention to Risk Management?

The average student affairs professional may not assess risk when doing key job functions like running a student activity event, having a student conduct meeting, working in campus recreation, or running an athletic event. Even high profile events or protests may not get the rightful attention from frontline student affairs staff. While you don’t need to expect everyone to become a risk manager, there are simple things all of these professionals can do to account for risk.

Risk Management Template Included

Bev Baligad (University of Hawai’i, West O’ahu) created a template document for you to use in your departments and with your teams that will allow you to walk through your risk situations. Key questions, stakeholders, and concerns can be mapped out with this included free tool.

Who Should Attend

VPs and directors of various student services departments should purchase a webcast connection and invite key frontline staff. The webcast will cover scenarios in student conduct, student activities, and several other areas of student affairs.  Student affairs frontline staff, who are regularly engaging in “risk heavier” work, as well as mid and senior level staff, who are assessing and supervising larger risk issues, will find great value in this webcast.  


  • Risk management tool/template
  • Sample scenarios to apply tool/template
    • Student conduct
    • Student activities
    • Protest/student gatherings
    • Athletics



Bev Baligad

Director of Compliance and Title IX Coordinator
University of Hawaii, West O'ahu

Bev remains a licensed attorney in Michigan where she practiced law as a defense attorney for several years before embarking on a career in higher education. Since 2005, she has held various positions in higher education, including executive management, academics (as a faculty), labor relations, and student affairs. Bev has been involved in compliance areas including, but not limited to: Title IX, FERPA, ADA/Section 504, Clery Act, VAWA/Campus SaVE Act, and the DFSCA. She has implemented student sexual misconduct processes (and all ancillary procedures); trained Title IX investigators, hearing panel chairs and board members, students, faculty, and staff; developed programming; and conducted continuous process improvements. She has also assisted many institutions in developing processes to meet compliance issues, implement Behavioral Intervention Teams (BITs), train student conduct boards and Chairs, and review and implement Title IX and ADA/504 Grievance procedures.

Questions About the Event?

Bridget Dattilo
Director of Online Training and Development, Academic Impressions

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