Title: Be The Buffalo: What Bison Can Teach Us About Campus Communities and Crisis Leadership
Date: Thursday, March 26 2020
Time: 1PM ET | 10AM PT


Declining enrollment and public trust are calling into question the value and relevance of a college degree, and institutions are struggling to innovate in the face of competition and disruption. Ongoing crises, widespread activism, and heightened accountability are putting unprecedented pressure on campus leaders to address long-standing challenges of safety, well-being, and inclusion.

Just as buffalo have learned that the best way to weather a storm is to run through it, this webinar will put forward a new paradigm that will revolutionize the way we serve and support our communities in the face of crisis-level threats

In this webinar, we will:

  • Deepen understanding of macro-level challenges putting our students and industry at risk, with an emphasis on how issues like sexual assault, student drinking, racism, and mental health intersect with brand, enrollment, student success, and retention
  • Deconstruct the current approach to addressing critical culture and community challenges, correcting misperceptions and misalignments that often undermine impact
  • Share ground-breaking new research findings that demonstrate how to  drive meaningful outcomes for your campus and community by proactively getting ahead of crises

Intended Audience:

  • Senior campus leaders seeking to embrace their critical role as community stewards and apply a proactive approach to driving meaningful outcomes at the institutional and individual level
  • Campus change-makers focused on tracking the shifting landscape, deepening institutional commitment, and maximizing impact on a range of culture and community challenges

Meet Our Speakers:

Rob Buelow: Rob serves as Senior Vice President at EVERFI where he leads our Higher Education practice and Impact team. He is an award-winning public health professional with deep expertise in leveraging social and behavioral science to solve the most pressing challenges facing campuses, companies, and communities. Rob has managed major projects as a researcher and consultant across sectors and has received state and national recognition for his work, including the 2009 Outstanding Prevention Educator award from the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault. He has authored peer-reviewed research on innovative public health initiatives, served as a keynote speaker at national and international conferences, and provided expert testimony on preventing workplace harassment for the EEOC and combating the opioid epidemic for the D.C. Council’s Committees on Health and Public Safety.

Peter F Lake, JD: Peter Lake is Charles A. Dana Chair and Director, Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy is an internationally-recognized expert on higher education law and policy. He teaches and writes in the areas of torts, higher education law and policy, insurance, and jurisprudence, and has won several awards for his teaching and scholarship. He has been quoted or referred to in the New York TimesWall Street JournalUSA TodayChicago Sun TimesThe Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher EdTime,Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, various reported legal decisions including the supreme courts of Virginia, California, Massachusetts and Florida, and the most recent Restatement of the Law of Torts. He has appeared on several major media networks including NPR, ABC and CNN. Professor Lake has authored numerous law review articles and other publications, including five books.