Moving Beyond Compliance: Webinar Recap

We recently held a webinar highlighting our new compliance-based Sexual Misconduct Prevention Suite and how Kognito is leading the way in helping colleges and universities create safer and more inclusive campus communities using virtual training. The two simulations included in this suite, for both faculty and students, are igniting a culture shift on campuses across the country by ensuring that all members of the campus community have the skills to effectively recognize, report, and prevent misconduct.

In this webinar, Kim Wieland, Product Manager at Kognito, and Ann Todd, Title IX Consultant and subject matter expert, highlight the importance our sexual misconduct training programs have in creating and sustaining a supportive, safe, and inclusive campus culture. Continue reading for more highlights from the presentation or watch the full webinar here.

About Our Sexual Misconduct Prevention Suite

This suite offers two practice-based learning simulations that equip faculty, staff and students with the knowledge and skills to navigate difficult situations related to sexual misconduct, child abuse, neglect and trafficking in a safe, private practice environment.

Sexual Misconduct Prevention for Students offers the following practice scenarios and skills:

  • Title IX compliance
  • Bystander skills practice scenario
  • Consent practice scenario
  • Helping a survivor practice scenario
  • Healthy relationships content

Our complimentary product for faculty, Sexual Misconduct Prevention for Faculty & Staff, provides college and university staff with the following:

  • Title IX and Clery Act compliance
  • Disclosure practice scenario
  • Workplace bystander skills practice scenario
  • Relationships content
  • NCAA and Responsible Employee versions

The goal of these practice scenarios is to teach faculty and staff how to respond effectively to students’ reports of sexual misconduct, refer students to reporting options and on- and off-campus resources and identify and prevent harassment and discrimination through use of bystander skills.

For users that are on the compliance side of this training, our newest offer, Protecting Our Youth, includes the following topics:

  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Human trafficking prevention
  • Two disclosure practice scenarios
  • Employee reporting training

Igniting a Culture Shift

In this webinar, Kim and Ann have an in-depth discussion about each module of our Sexual Misconduct Prevention for Faculty & Staff simulation, highlighting the practice scenarios and what users are expected to learn.

“This is really the area that sets us apart and gives the ability to build self-efficacy around some of these conversations.” -Kim Wieland, Product Manager at Kognito

The first module in this program is the Title IX compliant practice scenario where users, acting as either a professor or a coach, effectively navigate a conversation with a disclosure of possible sexual misconduct. Techniques used in this module include empathic listening, showing support, and knowing when and where to report and refer to support services. Through the practice scenario, learners will also discover the pitfalls that may occur when having these difficult conversations. These pitfalls include stating common misconceptions or judgments, asking too many questions, pushing your agenda, and/or trying to solve the issue by yourself.

The final practice scenario, Sexual Harassment & Discrimination, allows users to effectively navigate a conversation with a peer about harmful language. Techniques in this module include practicing asking open-ended questions, reflections, and the Ask-Tell-Ask technique. Pitfalls that can occur in these conversations, and are taught in the simulation, include asking closed-ended and/or judgmental questions, and sharing opinions, facts, or perspectives without asking.

“There’s no better way to practice this type of conversation except for in this kind of setting where no one is watching, and you are able to do it over and over again and try different ways and see how that felt. I think we can do this [simulation] and come out of it with better ways of having all kinds of different conversations, not just in the workplace but in other aspects of our lives as well.” -Ann Todd, Title IX Consultant and Subject Matter Expert

Experience the power of virtual humans

Our Sexual Misconduct Prevention Suite of evidence-based simulations creates a safer and more connected campus for all. Learn more about this suite at or try an interactive demo of these products today.

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