Student-Athlete Symposium--FREE!

Save the Date--March 1--for Bochicchio Initiative Event

Creating a Safe & Supportive,Bully-Free Culture in Athletics

The March 1, 2016 event, hosted by the Bochicchio Sports Character Initiative, will offer professional speakers who will provide information on bullying, hazing, cheating, disrespect, sexual assault, as well as positive and proactive strategies. We have a special Keynote Address by Coach Randy Nathan, international speaker, conference-facilitator, and author.

The Bochicchio Sports Character Initiative believes that coaching our youth is a privilege. We are thus committed to: providing access to nationally-recognized instructional resources; designing, staffing, and hosting state-of-the-art workshops for coaches, athletes, and parents; and connecting the sports public to cost effective on-line courses for coaches, players, and parents in all forms of sport.

Creating a Safe & Supportive, Bully-Free Culture in Athletics

Tuesday, March 1st, 8:30am-2pm

The University of Scranton DeNaples Center, Moskovitz Theater, 4th Floor

FREE and Open to Coaches, Teachers, Administrators, Counselors, Athletes, and anyone who works with student-athletes. Hear from a variety of professionals with experience on the field and in the classroom. Lunch vouchers are available for purchase.

RSVP to:


Questions? Email Dr. Jack O'Malley at

Conference Agenda At-A-Glance*

7:45-8:30 Registration

8:30-9:20 Keynote Speaker: Bullying in Sports: The Injuries We Don't See by
Coach Randy Nathan, President/CEO of
Project NextGen

9:30-10:20 Cheating: How to Combat the
New Social Norm by Pamela Murray, Principal,
Abington Heights High School & Dr. David Black,
Professor of Philosophy, The University of Scranton

10:30-11:20 Sexual Harassment and Sexual
Misconduct in Athletics: Be a Game Changer
by Jennifer LaPorta, Executive Director and Title IX
Coordinator, The University of Scranton

11:30-12:20 The Athlete as a Role Model and
Champion: One School's Approach to Student-
Athlete Leadership and Success Training
by Carl Patton, Assistant Head of School &
Erin O'Malley, Dean of Student Services,
Bishop O'Connell High School, Arlington, VA

12:20-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:00 Panel Discussion, Q&A

*Detailed Agenda Below

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