Brandon Washington

Brandon Washington is the Senior Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at EverQuote, a Cambridge, Massachusetts based, online insurance marketplace. He leads the company's DEI efforts. Brandon formerly served as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Equal Opportunity and Compliance at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC). Prior to his time at UNC, he served as the Chief Diversity Officer and Title IX Coordinator at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida.Before entering higher education administration, Brandon spent 5 years as an investigator, trainer and mediator with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR). During his time at OCR, he investigated over 170 federal civil rights cases involving sexual harassment in the workplace, race discipline of black males, different treatment of African American students in elementary schools, and sexual assaults on college campuses.He is a licensed attorney in the State of North Carolina.

  • Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at EverQuote Inc., an online insurance marketplace based in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Formerly Associate Vice Chancellor for Equal Opportunity and Compliance at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC)
  • Served as the Chief Diversity Officer and Title IX Coordinator at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida
  • Spent five years as an investigator, trainer, and mediator with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
  • Licensed attorney in North Carolina
  • B.S. in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina
  • MBA from Charleston Southern University
  • J.D. from Florida A&M College of Law
Brandon Washington

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  1. Tools To Identify and Eliminate Bias In The K-12 Classroom
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    Tools To Identify and Eliminate Bias In The K-12 Classroom

    Former OCR investigator Brandon Washington will discuss his experiences investigating discrimination and bias in the K-12 environment. You will learn how to identify and eliminate these problems.

    What You'll Learn

    • What teacher-on-student bias situations often arise in K-12 schools?
    • What new techniques can you use to respond to bias?
    • How should you handle uncomfortable situations that do not rise to the level of discrimination or harassment?
    • How can you identify and check your personal bias?
    • What tough conversations around race, equity, and inclusion should you have?
  2. Tools To Identify and Eliminate Bias In Higher Education
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    Tools To Identify and Eliminate Bias In Higher Education

    Former OCR investigator Brandon Washington will discuss his experiences investigating discrimination and bias at postsecondary institutions. You will learn how to identify and eliminate these problems from your campus.

    What You'll Learn

    • What faculty-on-student bias and student-to-student bias situations often arise in colleges and universities?
    • What new techniques can you use to respond to bias?
    • How should you handle uncomfortable situations that do not rise to the level of discrimination or harassment?
    • How can you identify and check your personal bias?
    • What tough conversations around race, equity, and inclusion should you have?
  3. Title IX: How To Conduct Proper Interviews And Questioning Techniques
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    Title IX: How To Conduct Proper Interviews And Questioning Techniques
    Former OCR investigator Brandon Washington will explain the appropriate process to follow for Title IX investigation interviews. You will learn how to gauge credibility, when to press more, and how to help interview subjects feel comfortable.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the requirements of an investigation interview?
    • What missteps should you avoid?
    • How can you get the information you need from a witness?
    • How can you gain credibility as an interviewer?
    • What are the best strategies for judging credibility?
    • How should you interview people differently but equally?
  4. Practical Tips For Resolving OCR Complaints From A Former Insider
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    Practical Tips For Resolving OCR Complaints From A Former Insider
    Former OCR investigator Brandon Washington will bust myths associated with OCR and discuss common compliance pitfalls. You will learn how to respond to complaints.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the myths about OCR?
    • How should you practically respond to an OCR complaint?
    • What data items are commonly requested?
    • What informal resolution routes can you pursue?
  5. Title IX: A Deep Dive Into How To Conduct Proper Interviews And Questioning Techniques
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    Title IX: A Deep Dive Into How To Conduct Proper Interviews And Questioning Techniques

    Former OCR investigator Brandon Washington will go beyond the basics and shared advanced techniques for Title IX investigation interviews. You will learn how to get more information while building rapport with the individuals whom you interview.

    What You'll Learn

    • What proper advanced interview techniques should you employ?
    • How can you get a derailed interview back on track?
    • What can you do to build credibility as an interviewer?
    • How should you respond when interviewees are not cooperative?
    • How should you deal with statements you know to be inaccurate?

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