Managing Legal Risks of Service Learning/Civic Engagement

Protect Your School from Unexpected Legal Problems

Service learning and civic engagement programs can create several legal risks at your university or college.

Some hazards, such as possible physical injury to students traveling off campus, are clear.

Others, such as a confidentiality breach, are easier to miss.

However, most legal problems are avoidable.

Tools to Reduce Your Risk Exposure

Rob Jenkins and Deborah Gonzalez show you how to protect your service learning/civic engagement programming from legal liability.

You learn how to:

  • Recognize the key hazards on your campus
  • Minimize legal threats for students and personnel
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Conduct background checks
  • Prepare permission slips, waivers, and consent forms
  • Incorporate crucial wording in course syllabi.

They walk you through the process of crafting a comprehensive risk management plan for your school while enhancing your service learning initiatives.

Take Action Now to Prevent Problems Later

The best way to guard against legal hassles is to avoid them.

This seminar on CD contains essential information on how to:

  • Address existing safety concerns
  • Understand your insurance requirements
  • Protect your community partners
  • Write appropriate student agreements.

After viewing this seminar, you will be prepared to safeguard your service learning/community engagement programs and to train others on your campus how to protect themselves.

Who Should View

Professionals at any higher education institution will benefit from viewing Managing Legal Risks of Service Learning/Civic Engagement.

This seminar is specifically recommended for:

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Department chairs
  • Academic deans
  • Anyone wishing to avoid liability related to service learning/civic engagement.

About the Presenters

Deborah Gonzalez, Esq. is the founder of Law2sm LLC, a new consulting firm focused on helping clients navigate complex legal problems. A graduate of New York Law School, she joined the University System of Georgia in 2007. Gonzalez delivers presentations worldwide on higher education and digital/social media law.

Rob Jenkins, M.A. brings a diverse background of 25 years of experience at five different institutions. Having served as a faculty member, department chair, academic dean, and program director, he understands higher education issues from many vantage points and is a popular speaker on topics of concern to college professionals.

This intermediate level seminar includes real-life case studies to test your understanding of complicated service learning/civic engagement situations, and lecture.

Nobody wants a lawsuit. Protect your entire institution from preventable legal risks associated with service learning and civic engagement initiatives.

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Recorded: 3/22/2012
Running Time: 75 minutes
Audio with PowerPoint


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2. Mail/Fax in form
3. Phone: 800-433-0499 ext. 2

Bonus Materials on your seminar CD:
  • Seminar CD with handouts
  • Supplemental materials
  • Complete transcript
  • Free shipping within US and Canada

What people are saying about this online seminar:

"It's a great opportunity to minimize legal risks to yourself and your institution. Good practical information."

"Topical information presented by knowledgeable professionals."

Rob Jenkins, M.A.
Deborah Gonzalez, Esq.

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