"We change lives through proven methods of prevention, education, and training."
-Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., Chair
Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., Chair
"We change lives through proven methods of prevention, education, and training."
-Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., Chair
W. Scott Lewis, J.D., Partner
"We change lives through proven methods of prevention, education, and training."
-Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., Chair
Saundra K. Schuster, J.D., Partner
"We change lives through proven methods of prevention, education, and training."
-Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., Chair
Daniel C. Swinton, J.D., Ed.D., President
"We change lives through proven methods of prevention, education, and training."
-Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., Chair
Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., Partner
"We change lives through proven methods of prevention, education, and training."
-Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., Chair
"We change lives through proven methods of prevention, education, and training."
-Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., Chair

The NCHERM Group

TNG IS A:

CONSULTING FIRM SERVING 3,000 SCHOOLS and COLLEGES,

CORPORATE/INSTITUTIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT FIRM, AND

ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT FIRM

TNG is comprised of several linked organizations that have served the education field for 20 years. As a firm, TNG serves over 400 college, university, and school clients each year, making us one of the largest education-specific consulting practices in the country. TNG's five partners have more than 100 years of combined experience and our 25 additional consultants are the top experts in their fields. TNG has provided services to more than 3,000 school and college clients, providing unparalleled reach and impact on the field. TNG also provides its services for employers and corporate clients, leveraging its proprietary systems-level solutions for risk prevention in the workplace. The TNG Way has become the risk management touchstone for schools, colleges, and workplaces across the country.

Our Expertise

TNG offers expertise for high-risk campus health and safety issues:

  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Campus Safety
  • Classroom Management
  • Clery Act Compliance
  • Conduct Code Development
  • Conduct Board Training
  • Culture Change Initiatives
  • Disruptive Students
  • Emergency Management
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • First Amendment
  • Hazing
  • Investigations
  • Litigation Management
  • Policy/Program/Review
  • Alcohol & Drugs
  • Psychological Distress
  • Red Flags Rule
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Strategic Prevention
  • Student Organizations
  • Student Suicide
  • Threat Assessment
  • Title IX, ADA, and FERPA

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In the News

Regulators slam USC handling of sex abuse allegations as ‘shocking and reprehensible’

“A three-year monitoring period is typical,” said Brett Sokolow, the president of the Assn. of Title IX Administrators. Still, he said, it’s rare for an institution to have been found in violation. “They save that for the schools that are truly asleep at the wheel or stepped over the line.”

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New Title IX regulations on the way?

“If you think you know how to conduct investigations of sexual harassment, sexting, sexualized bullying and even sexual assault, you may be surprised by the requirements for investigation that OCR is poised to impose,” said Brett Sokolow.

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MeToo era slow to arrive at Minnesota State campuses

Saundra Schuster, of the national Association of Title IX Administrators, said even as the MeToo movement has roiled campuses nationally, a lack of national standards persists on handling sexual misconduct by college and university employees. But she said the Minnesota State system is hardly an outlier, as many institutions across the country remain “timid” in […]

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ATIXA Cited in House Oversight Committee Challenge of New Regs

“ED dramatically underestimates the amount of time needed to appropriately train coordinators, investigators, and adjudicators. The estimated cost associated with appropriate training is inestimably higher, even if all training is performed in house.”

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Are Events Really including LGBTQ+ Attendees?

Johnson: “As it becomes more mainstream and more accepted to identify with different subsets in the community, people feel more empowered to be their true authentic selves. They bring that sense of empowerment to work every day, they bring it to conferences, and they continue to foster it through engagement.”

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The Next Wave of #MeToo

“Don’t think for a minute that these are centrist rules that balance rights between the parties,” Sokolow says. “This is a full shift of Title IX priorities to accused students and away from the emphasis in 2011 of protecting reporting parties.”

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Increased Legal Scrutiny for Sexual Assault Policies

Sokolow believes most of the higher education institutions in California already hold a high standard for Title IX processes and will be unsurprised by this “progressive” opinion in the Ninth Circuit. But colleges and universities elsewhere might now look more closely at their admissions policies for “special admits” or transfer students.

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Associations, Certifications, and Trainings

Association of Title IX Administrators

ATIXA provides a professional association for school and college Title IX Coordinators and administrators who are interested in serving their districts and campuses more effectively. Since 1972, Title IX has proved to be an inceasingly powerful leveling tool, helping to advance gender equity in schools and colleges.

The National Behavorial Intervention Team Association

NABITA is an organization for the support and professional development of behavorial intervention team members, commited to providing education, resources, and support to professionals in schools and in the workplace who endeavor every day to make their campuses and workplaces safer through caring prevention and intervention.

The Title VII Administrators Association

VIIAA provides a professional membership association for those who are responsible for compliance with Title VII in the workplace, including Title VII Administrators, Workplace Investigators, Corporate Attorneys, Diversity and Inclusion Officers, and HR Professionals. VIIAA is dedicated to developing best-in-class professional resources, and offers professional development to help our members to deliver on the promise and legal requirement of equitable and inclusive workplaces.

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