Addressing and Preventing Sexual Misconduct and Boundary Crossing for Boys’ Schools

Best Practices for Policies, Disciplinary Procedures, Response Protocols, and Prevention

Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 5:00 - 6:30 PM EDT


From the #MeToo dialogue in the U.S. to Ivy League handbook definitions requiring affirmative (not effective) consent for each sexual interaction, expectations and conversations are indelibly changed. Understand the dialogue and its global importance. Obtain best practices to prepare, empower, and embolden boys for this expected communication and behavioral standard. Analyze institutional needs regarding updating handbook policies; employee, student, and family education and training; and improvements for appropriate disciplinary standard and response protocols involving students, employees, and others involved with our schools. Dissect legal liability and scrutiny of actions and decisions. Grapple with perceptions and assumptions that may no longer be viable, advisable, or palatable to many or most.
Join Katie Koestner, international student safety and wellness expert who has worked with over 5,000 educational institutions around the world since her appearance on the cover of Time Magazine at age 18, for this distillation of best practices regarding boys’ schools risk management and proactive practices. Koestner is the architect of U.S. student safety legislation, including the Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights and the Campus Security Act. She is the author of over 500 worldwide campus policies, articles, books, manuals, and other publications pertaining to school sexual misconduct. She has collected data from over 1,000 schools about school climate, knowledge, attitudes, and incidence regarding sexual harassment, misconduct, and professional student-adult boundaries.

Who Should Attend?

Leaders from member schools, including the head of school, associate head of school, CFO, division director, director of security, director of athletics, dean of students, and director of counseling

We encourage teams from schools to attend to allow you to learn together and then be able to create an action plan for your school.


This 90-minute webinar will use the platform GoToWebinar. Watch your email for the link to access the event 24 hours before it starts.

This event will NOT be recorded. Recording is expressly forbidden.

Introduction by David Dini, IBSC trustee and headmaster, St. Mark's School of Texas (United States)


This special event is available exclusively to IBSC members.
Individual from an IBSC member school/organization $99
Group rate per person for 2-4 people from one IBSC member school/organization; you must register together to get the group rate. $80
Group rate per person for 5+ people from one IBSC member school/organization + a complementary Assessment Kit; you must register together to get the group rate. $65

Registration closes April 30, 2021.


Refund Policy 
IBSC will refund 90% of registration fees if a written request is received two weeks prior to the class. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after this time. Schools seeking to register an alternate to replace a participant unable to attend should contact

Please note: Watch your email for login information 24 hours before the event starts.


Katie KoestnerKatie Koestner

Katie Koestner, one of the nation’s most sought-after experts on student safety and healthy relationships, is the first woman in the United States to speak out nationally and publicly as the victim of campus “date” rape at age 18. She has been featured on the cover of Time Magazine, The Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC Nightly News, CNBC Talk Live, CNN, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Later Today, MSNBC, Entertainment Tonight, and other national television programs.
Koestner is the subject of an HBO movie and has lectured for over 5,000 schools and organizations in North America and around the world. Her audiences have included the incoming classes at MIT, Brown University, Dartmouth University, West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, Amherst College, Williams College, the top 200 officers of the U.S. Department of Defense, the men’s Division 1 basketball coaches at the Final Four, and the American Association of School Administrators. Koestner is the architect of a sexual misconduct response system, model school sexual misconduct policies, model acceptable use of technology policies, the National Gender and Sexual Misconduct Climate Survey, and the Respect My Red Leadership Training Program. In 2010, the U.S. ambassador to India invited her to keynote and lead a 19-day campaign in India to raise awareness about violence against women. The Girl Scouts of America selected Koestner, Katie Couric, and a handful of others as honored women to present for their 100th anniversary celebration.
She assisted the U.S. Department of Education in developing and providing programs to women in high-risk communities in India and China. Her testimony on Capitol Hill was instrumental in the passage of federal student safety legislation, including the Victims’ Bill of Rights and the Campus Security Act. Coe College awarded her an honorary doctorate for her extensive work on student safety and public service. The U.S. Department of State chose Koestner to work with a delegation of Chinese diplomates at the United Nations on strategies to reduce sexual and relationship violence. She has served as the executive director of the Take Back the Night Foundation since 2009, expanding the reach of the organization to include over 600 events in more than 30 countries around the globe in the effort to end sexual violence. Koestner’s energy and enthusiasm spur audiences from age eight to 80 to positive action around the globe.