IBSC Seminar Series

Professional Boundaries, Respectful School Climate, Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response, and Healthy Relationships 

An IBSC Online Program for Boys' Schools Featuring Katie Koestner

November 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11, 2021

campus outreach

Join us for a series of six 75-minute sessions on professional boundaries, respectful school climate, sexual misconduct prevention and response, and healthy relationships. Learn from renowned expert Katie Koestner about best practices in risk management culled from 30 years of international work with more than 5,000 educational institutions worldwide.


Learn policies, procedures, protocols, prevention education, and training for boys’ schools to proactively address sexual misconduct, boundary-crossing, harassment, and gender bias. Tackle hot-button issues like sexting, harassment, pornography, sexual misconduct, abuse, stalking, social media, hook-up culture, alcohol, sexual exploitation, gender and sexual identity, same-sex assault, and more. Stay ahead of negative media coverage by proactively educating our next generation of male leaders.

What You’ll Gain

Handbook Policies: Get employee and family handbook delineations of sexual assault, harassment, stalking, rape, and sexual exploitation, including the distinction between coercion and consent.

Responding to Allegations: Understand the perils of side-taking, liability, rumor mills, publicity, presumptions and retaliation, confidentiality, investigations, hearings, anonymous and third-party report, and victimology.

Risk Mitigation and Liability: Review due diligence, “actual notice,” campus climate, consistency, transparency, jurisdiction off campus, and working with “sister” schools.

Media and Communications: Learn about missteps in media interaction, social media hashtags, defamation, gossip, privacy, and confidentiality.

Training and Prevention Education: Explore developmentally appropriate education from age 5-18, professional development, parent engagement and education, peer education, advisor training, climate surveys, and boundary training.

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, house directors, and director of counselling; we encourage teams from schools to attend to learn together and then create an action plan for your school.


Using the platform GoToWebinar, each 75-minute session includes 60 minutes of content and 15 minutes of participant discussion, so you must attend live. Watch your email for the link to access each session 24 hours before it starts. If you miss the live session, you will receive access to watch the recording once. Local recording and photography by participants are expressly forbidden.


1. Policies: Handbook Essentials on Sexual Misconduct, Sexting, and Gender Discrimination 
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
4:00 – 5:15 PM EDT

2. Policies: Handbook Essentials on Professional Boundaries and Sexual Abuse
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
4:00 – 5:15 PM EDT

3. Procedures: Disciplinary Issues
Thursday, November 4, 2021
4:00 – 5:15 PM EDT

4. Protocol: Support Resources, Comprehensive Response, and Communications
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
4:00 – 5:15 PM EST

5. Prevention: Employee and Student Training and Professional Development
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
4:00 – 5:15 PM EST

6. Prevention: Overnight Care Best Practices and Case Study Review
Thursday, November 11, 2021
4:00 – 5:15 PM EST


One registration fee covers all six sessions.

  • IBSC member rate for an individual: US $595
  • IBSC member rate for a group (up to five people): US $2,700

Available exclusively to IBSC members, registration includes:

Limited Recording Access 
Each attendee gets one view of each recorded session (five views of each recorded session for group registration).

  • Sessions 1-3 available until 11:59 PM EDT, November 5, 2021.
  • Sessions 4-6 available until 11:59pm EST, November 12, 2021.

Risk Assessment Checklist 
Comprehensive master set of assessment questions covering all topics addressed in this seminar series to reproduce and distribute as needed within your school.

Take notes and get the highlights for each session.

Registration closes at 11:59 PM EDT, October 29, 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 IBSC@theibsc.org.

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

Additional Services

IBSC schools registered for this seminar series qualify for discounts on certain services provided by Campus Outreach Services, including surveys, templates, and checklists.



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.