2022 Virtual IHE Summer Safety Symposium


This NO COST virtual symposium brings together campus safety professionals; including administrators, mental health staff, law enforcement, security, emergency management, prevention and advocacy specialists, Title IX Coordinators, facilities, and IT professionals responsible for protecting campuses. This symposium was initially designed for staff of Institutions of Higher Education (IHE), but faculty from K-12 schools and districts will also benefit, as the topics are directly relevant to their work.

Shiwali Petal


Presenter: Shiwali Patel

Presentation Topic: Title IX: Today & Tomorrow

Date/Time: Thursday June 2, 2022 | 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM (MST)


Shiwali’s presentation will address civil rights protections addressing sexual harassment in education and the Department of Education’s regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX). Her presentation will cover developments in Title IX in light of the Biden administration’s actions.


Presenter: Lt. John Weinstein

Presentation Topic: Dealing with Difficult People: How to Avoid or Defuse Toxic Situations

Date/Time: Thursday June 2, 2022 | 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (MST)

Lt. John Weinstein


Words matter!

What we say and how we say it can result in voluntary compliance or an argument. Our words tone, pitch, volume, and non-verbal cues can help improve our communications and, if necessary, defuse a toxic situation.  

This entertaining class covers: Phrases you should never use, Why others do not hear what you say, How to build rapport, Obstacles to effective communications, How to end a rant and What to do when words fail. 

This class is applicable to any person in a service capacity. It is also relevant for dealing with family, friends, and colleagues.


Presenter: Jenny Presswalla | Dr. Maria Vukovich & Dr. Ryan Rogers

Presentation Topic: Strengthening Colorado's Capacity to Prevent Targeted Violence

Date/Time: Thursday June 2, 2022 | 10:45 PM - 11:45 PM (MST)


University of Denver’s Resilience Collaborative exists to strengthen prevention of targeted violence, identify-based violence, and hate. By offering extensive training, professional mental health consultation, and educational resources, our aim is to build the capacity of agencies, professionals, and communities to identify and respond to concerning behaviors related to targeted violence and hate. Our team includes experienced licensed providers, educators, and researchers who tailor prevention resources and recommendations to each referral. This presentation will offer an overview of our mission, goals, and approaches, and considerations for prevention and intervention based on recent trends observed in education, health service, and community based settings.

Adam Dodge

Presenter: Adam Dodge

Presentation Topic: Navigating Intimate Image Abuse

Date/Time: Thursday June 2, 2022 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (MST)


In this interactive session, Adam Dodge of EndTAB will break down the current intimate image abuse landscape and highlight emerging issues facing students such as deepfakes and fake nude images.  Attendees will also learn practical and relatable steps to identify, prevent and respond to nonconsensual pornography, pressure for nude images, sextortion and unwanted nude images - along with a primer on safer sexting best practices and informed conversations about intimate images that students can have with a partner.


Brad Stiles Headshot



Presenter(s): Brad Stiles & Ron Lee (CSSRC Staff)

Presentation Topic: Crisis Response Guidelines for IHE and K-12 Schools

Date/Time: Thursday June 2, 2022 | 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM (MST)


The CSSRC staff will be presenting on a new set of Guidelines developed over the last several months by the Statewide Crisis Response Working Group. These Guidelines do not replace district and IHE’s Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs) but are an effort to help K-12 and institutions of higher education prepare for large-scale emergencies, assist during the events, and provide suggestions to help in the aftermath based on previous critical incidents. 

No two crises are the same and therefore it is impossible to anticipate all situations. However, knowing what worked previously and what educators had wished were in place before an emergency, can help others before tragedy strikes.

Who Should Attend:

Campus Safety Professionals, Administrators, Mental Health Professionals, Law Enforcement and anyone who works in Institutions of Higher Education.

Faculty from K-12 Schools and Districts will also benefit, as the topics are directly relevant to their work.

Campus Safety Professionals, Administrators, Mental Health Professionals, Law Enforcement and anyone who works in Institutions of Higher Education.

Faculty from K-12 Schools and Districts will also benefit, as the topics are directly relevant to their work.

Date & Time

Thursday June 2, 2022 | 8:00 am -  3:45 pm

Thursday June 2, 2022 | 8:00 am -  3:45 pm




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*** Colorado Department of Public Safety (CDPS) is committed to the full inclusion of all individuals. As part of this commitment, CSSRC will ensure reasonable accommodations are provided to enable all people to engage fully in our trainings, meetings and events. To request accommodations, please send an email directly to Isaac.Baah@state.co.us at least two weeks before the event. Please make sure also to let the Center know if you need any of the materials in an alternative format. Thank you! ***