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

The NCHERM Group

THE NCHERM GROUP, LLC (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

The NCHERM Group 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

Announcing VIIAA: The Title VII Administrators Association

A new membership association has been created to help those who address workplace sexual harassment and discrimination. The Title VII Administrators Association focuses on giving professionals of all types the tools needed to effectively create equitable and inclusive workplaces.

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Trauma-Informed Dispute

“We don’t want a trauma-informed approach to get in the way of learning evidence,” [Sokolow] said.

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‘Constant Firefighting’: Greek-Life Staffs Are Underpaid and Overworked.

Top administrators, [McCreary] said, are “laying all the blame at the feet of the couple administrators in charge of thousands of students.”

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Title IX professionals warn colleges to be wary of ‘trauma-informed’ ideology

“[W]e’re not perfect, but we’ve tried early on to recognize trends and issues in the field as they emerge, and to adjust our current trainings and develop new trainings as the field evolves,” [Sokolow] concluded.

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Colleges watching as Michigan State pays big fine in scandal

“DeVos is using MSU as the poster child to teach other institutions what not to do. The fines are becoming more of a compelling tool now that they are reaching into the millions for egregious violations,” said Brett Sokolow.

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Life Inside the Title IX Pressure Cooker

If the best trained professionals continue to leave, “we’re going to be filling positions with those willing to do it, rather than with those who really should be,” said Brett A. Sokolow, who leads NCHERM, a risk-management firm with which the Association for Title IX Administrators is affiliated.Title IX work, he said, is “grinding up […]

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Education Department Hits Michigan State With Record Fine Over Nassar Scandal

“You have to put it in perspective with other Department of Education fines,” said Brett A. Sokolow, the president of the Association of Title IX Administrators, which polices sexual misconduct on campuses. “It’s the largest in history. So while it’s a relatively small number, it is in context the most egregious violation there’s ever been.”

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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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