Ensure your faculty know the difference between providing personalized attention to your students and their families vs. boundary-crossing, sexual misconduct, and harassment. Empower faculty to establish clear boundaries without seeming inaccessible.
COS trains thousands of teachers and faculty members annually and has done so at over 1000 schools. We provide real-world examples of both boundary-crossing and outstanding strategies for building clarity and confidence in communication and interactions with students.
Goals and Learning Outcomes:
- Learn best practices on electronic communication with students and parents
- Understand appropriate school community boundaries in residence halls, classrooms, locker rooms, cyber-space, and advisor settings
- Develop skills for responding to student-initiated conversations on non-academic topics
- Learn how to demonstrate hands-on instruction without causing misunderstanding about intent when contact is required with another person, such as in athletics, health care, or other training
“I offer our unqualified and enthusiastic support for COS and Katie’s work. We have engaged Katie’s team for faculty training, for targeted class training, and for all school training/conversation. Katie has worked with us to tailor her team’s presentations to our specific needs and to dovetail with our community life and human development programs. We have benefited from Katie’s and her teams’ on-going presence at the front edge of national conversations. Working with Katie and COS has made our school better and our work in this incredibly challenging area easier.”
“As a teacher at Sewickley Academy, I had the pleasure of listening to Katie Koestner for a third time. I was taken by surprise when she began to speak. Katie continues to revise her presentations and they are exponentially more powerful each time. Katie is that valuable speaker and role model that we need to hear.”