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Preparing for Campus Protests and Civil Disobedience

On-Demand | Originally Aired on March 15, 2017

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Campuses have long been a bastion of free speech and protests concerning many complex social issues. It is critical for campus leaders to be prepared to support the welfare of campus community through continuous updates to processes and procedures. Reacting appropriately to campus protests is a skill that requires many different facets on the campus to collaborate to protect the higher education mission, prevent acts of violence, and maintain academic schedules.

Hear from the executive director of International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administration (IACLEA), also former chief of police at University of Wisconsin Madison, and a campus police chief discuss how the business office can assist in preparing and creating plans that can ease the trauma, and cost of these incidents.

What You Will Learn

After participating in this program, you will learn to:

  • Examine how proactive planning can improve safety and costs of disruptive occurrences.
  • Better understand how to minimize damage and disruption of campus activities.
  • Review who should be involved prior to, during, and after a protest to optimize safety.
  • Evaluate potential financial implications of a protest in labor and equipment.

Meet the Presenters

  • David Mitchell, director of public safety, chief of police, University of Maryland
  • Sue Riseling, executive director,  International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), and former chief of police, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Sally Grans Korsh, director, facilities management and environmental policy, NACUBO

Who Should Attend    

  • Chief business officers
  • Vice presidents of finance
  • Business office staff
  • Budget directors
  • Facilities managers
  • Planning managers
  • Risk managers
  • Health, safety and environmental personnel
  • Security personnel

Course Information

  • Course Level: Intermediate
  • Course Type:  Group internet based training
  • CPE Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge 
  • Length: 60 minutes
  • Prerequisites: none
  • CPE Credits: 1 (each person must register individually to earn CPEs)

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CPE Information


NACUBO is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website

Registration Rates

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