"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

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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TNG Appoints Martha E.M. Kopacz as Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Directors of TNG is pleased to announce the appointment of Martha E.M. Kopacz (Marti) as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer, effective January 28, 2020. She will be responsible for leadership of all TNG business verticals, reporting to the Board Chair.

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TNG Appoints Martha E.M. Kopacz as Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Directors of TNG is pleased to announce the appointment of Martha E.M. Kopacz (Marti) as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer.

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MSU to hold annual Legal Issues Conference April 22-24

Mississippi State will hold its 9th annual Legal Issues Conference April 22-24 on the Starkville campus. This year’s keynote speakers include W. Scott Lewis, partner at NCHERM Group, a legal and consulting firm that serves K-12 schools and university campuses.

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Some lawyers worry about proposed DOE rule that would remove restrictions on religious institutions

“The thing that worries me are claims that this proposed rule would allow for faith-based institutions to be treated equally and on the same terms as secular institutions. But what it actually means is that there would be more religious exemptions from otherwise neutral rules,” says Erin Buzuvis, a law professor at Western New England […]

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We’re Listening: Introducing Newly Revised and Updated ATIXA Certifications

ATIXA has revamped and updated its certification offerings with revised content, streamlined schedules, more venues, and added certification training courses. ATIXA’s goal for 2020 is to offer modular training options, so that you can find more trainings, more often, and pair trainings to match your specific needs.

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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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