BIT Master Class Certification Course

Join us for the first of its kind – a two-day advanced Certification course that brings together all of the advanced BIT concepts, including:

  • Marketing and advertising advanced practices
  • Obtaining administration buy-in
  • Team communications challenges
  • Legal and ethical concerns
  • Managing faculty and staff referrals
  • Threat assessment practical applications
  • Quality assurance/audits
  • Developing end of semester reports
  • BIT leadership and team management

Built from the ground up, with a mixture of lectures and case studies, this course is designed to move quickly through advanced topics and focus on practical application of skills. Supplemental materials include a threat assessment rationale document to present to administrators, sample end of semester reports, marketing templates, essential checklists, and video training demonstrations.  There are several opportunities throughout the training to work collaboratively through case studies with colleagues.

This course, unlike the BIT Foundations, BIT Best Practices, Case Management and Intervention, or Advanced Violence Risk Assessment Certification courses, has the following prerequisites in order to register*:

  • Team must be in existence for more than 3-4 years
  • Strong familiarity with the NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool
  • Certification and experience using the SIVRA-35 or similar risk assessment measurement (WAVR-21, HCR-20, MOSAIC)
  • Completion at least of one of the following certification courses: BIT Foundations, BIT Best Practices, or Case Management and Intervention

*In the event that these prerequisites are not met in entirety, a prerequisite waiver form may be completed based on your content knowledge and experience. The final decision regarding eligibility will be determined by NaBITA.

DAY ONE 

9:00am to 11:00am – Team Construction (Grounding and Overview)

  • Implementing three phases of the BIT: Data gathering, Rubric/Analysis, Intervention
  • Addressing Team Size
  • Addressing multiple teams (threat, bias response/hate, sexual assault, suicide)
  • Obtaining buy-in from campus decision makers/administrators
  • Case study and discussion: reducing team bloat

11:00am to 11:15am – Break

11:15am to 12:30pm – Team Leadership, Cohesion, Conflict and Communication

  • Window Into BIT 2.0 leadership demonstration
  • Discussion of personality traits, communication preferences, and navigating conflict
  • Review of supervision approaches and corrective action
  • Managing conflict between BITs and student conduct/Title IX investigations
  • Breaking down existing silos

12:30pm to 1:30pm – Lunch

1:30pm to 3:00pm – Understanding Bias and Microaggressions

  • Impact on team process, campus culture
  • Impact on interviewing and assessment
  • Addressing protests and closed communities/marginalized populations
  • Case study and discussion: addressing a firestorm

3:00pm to 3:15pm – Break

3:15pm to 5:00pm – Special Populations and Applications

  • Managing faculty and staff cases within the existing BIT and HR
  • BIT and admission screening
  • BIT and Title IX threat assessment
  • BIT in International Contexts and managing challenges with study abroad
  • Online BIT
  • Case study and discussion: Title IX threat

DAY TWO 

9:00am to 11:00am – Advanced Interviewing Skills

  • Building rapport and establishing documentation and informed consent
  • Detecting deception, assessing truthfulness, and impression management
  • Report writing examples and information sharing
  • Case study and discussion: assessing the defensive student

11:00am to 11:15am – Break

11:15am to 12:30pm – Ongoing Management of Risk

  • Parental notification and interaction: challenges and opportunities
  • Addressing low, moderate, and high risk from threat assessment interview
  • Structured Professional Judgment (SPJ) in action
  • Practical case management skills and intervention with suicidal and harm to others risk
  • Case study and discussion: working with a parent

12:30pm to 1:30pm – Lunch

1:30pm to 3:00pm – Addressing Legal Risk

  • Safely navigating the direct threat standard (harm to others) and the legitimate safety risk (harm to self) provisions in disability law
  • Process consistency and rubric utilization
  • Review of NaBITA code of ethics and standards of practice
  • True threat vs direct threat, differentiating feeling threatened and being threatened for faculty and staff
  • Social media and free speech legal cases and implications (Elonis, Tatro v. University of Minnesota and Keefe v. Adams and Oyama)
  • Accommodations, suicide, medical leave cases and implications (Shank v. Carleton College, Brown v. Purdue University North Central, Pierce v. Fordham University, Sacchetti v. Gallaudet University, Quinones v. University of Puerto Rico)
  • Developing a quality assurance plan and review plan for documentation
  • Case study and discussion: OCR requirements following a finding

3:00pm to 3:15pm – Break

3:15pm to 5:00pm – Developing and Improving an End of Semester/Year Report

  • Developing a report with practical examples
  • Conducting the Core Q10 self-audit on your team
  • Practical examples of training schedules
  • Case study and discussion: end of the year report to build a budget