Learn important procedures you can implement to minimize risks for non-student minors on your campus. You will hear from three professionals who coordinate risk management and youth program compliance for minors at their institutions. No matter what department you are a part of, our panel will be able to apply their expertise to your unique context. We will discuss:
- Risks inherent to hosting non-student minors
- Identifying programs that bring minors to your campus
- Solutions to the challenges of hosting minors
- Applying necessary policies to gray areas
Case Studies and Real-Life Examples
This online training highlights real-life situations to help you better understand how the content can be applied to your everyday work. Using case study scenarios, you will receive practical dos and don’ts to help you manage risks for minors on campus.
Who Should Attend
This online training is appropriate for higher education professionals responsible for overseeing, developing, or facilitating programs for non-student minors on campus, including representatives from:
- Conference services and event planning
- Risk management
- Student affairs
- Music program faculty and staff
- Housing and residential life
- Ethics and compliance
- Pre-college programs
- Campus safety
- Parent and family services
- Legal counsel
- Human resources
Share this program with your event management staff and other program directors who invite minors to campus events.
After participating in this online training, you will be able to implement procedures to minimize risks for non-student minors on your campus.
- Why Are We Talking about Minors on Campus?
- Current landscape and trends
- Increased awareness leads to increased scrutiny
- Inherent risks hosting non-student minors
- Taking inventory: Identifying programs that bring minors to your campus
- Finding Solutions to the Challenges of Hosting Minors
- Public spaces
- Residence halls
- Operations and standards
- Tracking youth programs and events
- Applying appropriate policies to gray areas
- Final Q&A
Omar Andujar, MBA, CCEP, Director of the Office of Youth Conference Services – Division of Student Affairs, University of Florida
Omar Andujar is an ethics and compliance professional with nearly a decade of experience in program development and leading compliance efforts within the higher education and non-profit/government sectors. Currently, he is responsible for the operation of a university-wide office that functions as a clearinghouse for youth related activities. He oversees day-to-day matters including registration and tracking of events, implementing risk reduction strategies, developing training and educational resources, and carrying out compliance monitoring activities. Omar is a certified compliance and ethics professional (CCEP).
Dawn Riddle, MS, Director, Protection of Minors – Office of Risk Management and Insurance, Vanderbilt University
Dawn’s role includes oversight and administration of the Protection of Minors Policy and its compliance applications to all University and third party programs interacting with minors. Her office supports programs by providing resources for training and education, advising on and disseminating best practices, and coordinating the response involving perceived, potential, and actual occurrence risks to minors.
She has 15 years of prior experience in roles related to program management, policy, education, and grant administration. She earned her M.S. degree in Criminal Justice at Virginia Commonwealth University, while working at a runaway and placement shelter for at-risk adolescents and holds a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from Texas Christian University.
Ms. Riddle is a member of the University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA), the Youth Protection Network in Higher Education, the American Camp Association, the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Nashville Child Protection Coalition. Dawn has served on the Board of Directors for the Davis House Child Advocacy Center for seven years. Ms. Riddle’s recent related presentations include internal training to research groups, residential education staff, students, and seasonal camp employees. Ms. Riddle has co-facilitated webinars for United Educators Insurance and Academic Impressions, and was a co-author for the recent publication in the ACA Camping Magazine titled “Camps on Campus: Safeguarding Youth Programming in Higher Education Settings.”
Sandy T. Weaver, MS, Compliance Specialist, Youth Programs – Office of Ethics & Compliance, The Pennsylvania State University
Sandy Weaver’s responsibilities include validating and maintaining a comprehensive inventory of all youth activities occurring on Penn State campuses, as well as university-sponsored activities off-campus. She also is responsible for ensuring that youth programs and their participants comply with university policies and procedures, particularly those related to the safety and security of non-student minors.
Sandy’s previous experiences in education and training, children’s services, and compliance bring a unique and significant skill set to this position. Her work in the guardian ad litem program involved the oversight of a group of trained, independent advocates who promoted the best interests of abused, neglected, and dependent children within a state court system. Experiences in compliance, in children’s mental health services at a statewide level and the continuing medical education system at a national level, included oversight of the development and monitoring of policies and procedures.
Additional responsibilities have included working with large corporations and educational institutions in the development and implementation of processes to meet requirements of corporate integrity agreements. When combined, these experiences have created a strong foundation for a long-term commitment to the safety and well-being of children.