Summer Online Training Series

Offering certification courses to meet the growing demand for new and unique professional development opportunities, including all courses updated to the 2020 Title IX Regulations. ATIXA offers a wide range of topical courses available to you, divided into three tracks: Coordinator Certification, Investigator Certification, and Special Topics. Many attend a variety of courses over time, diversifying their knowledge base, and hold multiple certifications from ATIXA. Select from the options below or go to the Event Schedule to learn more about our individual courses.

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Certification Course Schedule

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Civil Rights Investigator Level One Training & Certification Course

August 10-11, 2020
10am-5pm ET

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Level One is our most basic training offering for civil rights investigators, deputies and Title IX Coordinators looking to acquire the fundamental skills necessary to conduct investigations of sexual misconduct in schools and colleges. This training meets the required training mandates of Title IX and VAWA Section 304 for participants, whether you are a full-time investigator or have investigation responsibilities on top of other duties. No one likes to think of themselves as needing basic training, but we generally find that our registrants self-select into trainings that are a level too high for their current understanding. Good practice rests on solid foundations, and you need those fundamental elements. Attend this training if you are either an inexperienced investigator, have not been trained before, or want to solidify your fundamentals.

Click here for a Sample Course Agenda.

In this course you will learn:

  • Legal Basis for Title IX Liability
  • Intersection of Title VII and Title IX in Investigations
  • Due Process Myopia as a Legacy of Dixon vs. Alabama
  • Title IX Era – Equity By and Through the Process
  • Overview of The Civil Rights Investigation and Grievance Model – 10 Steps
  • Title IX Coordinator Oversight
  • Standard of Proof
  • The Force, Capacity, Consent Construct
  • Basic Interview Skills

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for those working directly with Title IX Investigations and Sexual Misconduct Grievances. Specifically those working in this capacity in the following fields:

  • Campus Title IX Coordinators
  • Deputy Coordinators
  • Training and Prevention personnel
  • Investigators
  • Human Resources personnel
  • Student Conduct personnel
  • Student Affairs administrators
  • General Counsel and outside attorneys
  • Athletics administrators, Senior Women’s Administrators and compliance administrators
  • Campus law enforcement
  • AA/EEO/Diversity personnel

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Civil Rights Investigator Level Two Training & Certification Course

August 10 & 11, 2020
10am-5pm ET

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Level Two investigator training is an intermediate level of training that builds on your skill set with more nuanced questioning techniques, a strong focus on questioning, record keeping and note-taking, managing complex investigations, and a topical exploration that broadens beyond the sexual misconduct focus of Level One. This training builds strong skills with frequent exercises and case studies that allow for high levels of interaction, analysis and the application of various civil rights investigation techniques.

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In this course, you will learn:

  • Investigation Process Overview
  • Components of an Investigation
  • Investigation Strategies
  • Elements of Investigation Reports
  • Basic Understanding of Evidence
  • Basic Understanding of Credibility
  • Basic Understanding of Sanctions
  • Case Studies

Who Should Attend?

These courses are designed for seasoned professionals, with a basic understanding of Title IX, the Investigations process and its oversight, in the following fields:

  • Title IX Administration
  • Training and Prevention
  • Investigations
  • Human Resources
  • Student Conduct
  • Student Affairs
  • General Counsel/Law
  • Compliance
  • Law Enforcement

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Title IX Coordinator & Administrator Level One Training & Certification Course

August 13-14, 2020
11:00am-6:00pm ET

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This comprehensive course is focused broadly on the role of Title IX Coordinators, all aspects of Title IX and VAWA/Clery compliance, oversight of investigations, and more. Two of the nation’s leading Title IX experts serve as faculty to convey what every campus Title IX Coordinator needs to know to do that job and do it well.

Coordinator and Administrator Level One remains the foundational course for all of ATIXA’s other Coordinator-based trainings. ATIXA recommends that all Title IX Coordinators and Administrators – whether new or more seasoned – complete this course, which is focused broadly on the role of Title IX Coordinators, as well as an understanding of foundational law, case law, regulations, and regulatory guidance.

Even those who have completed Level One previously will find this revised course to be of value, given the substantial changes to Title IX that have taken place since the course was designed originally.

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K-12 504/ADA Coordinator Training & Certification Course

August 17, 2020
9am-5pm ET

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Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”) guarantees equal opportunities in education and employment for all people with disabilities. The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) under guidelines of the Department of Education enforces Section 504, which prohibits public entities and agencies, including school districts which receive federal funds from discriminating against otherwise qualified individuals on the sole basis of a disability. The law calls for federal funds to be withheld if discrimination does occur. This one-day course will review the in-depth role of a 504 Coordinator so that your district is prepared for any situation. The trainer will review who is protected, specific accommodations processes, and special case with accompanying case studies.

Under Section 504, each school district is responsible to designate a Section 504 Coordinator. Who is your 504 Coordinator?

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Who Should Attend?

  • 504 Coordinators
  • Superintendents & Assistant Superintendents
  • Principals & Assistant Principals
  • Counselors
  • Disability Service Coordinators
  • Equity & Compliance Directors

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Title IX Hearing Officer & Decision-Maker Training & Certification Course

August 19-20, 2020
11am-6pm ET

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Training is necessary to help decision-makers recognize and overcome bias, to understand the scope of their role, to apply policy with analytical precision, and to be sure that their determination is reliably based on the evidence. This certification is perfect for hearing chairs, panelists, single decision-makers, administrative hearing facilitators, and party advisors, as well as appeal decision-makers. Training is required by VAWA Section 304 and the 2020 Title IX regulations. This two-day ATIXA course satisfies the training requirements of both laws.

All over the country, more than 625 lawsuits have attacked the decisions of college panels in sexual misconduct allegations. This training is designed to shore up hearing process skills so that your decisions are sound, supportable, and much harder to challenge in court. Plus, we’ll explore many of the new regulatory requirements to ensure your formal hearing process is compliant.

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In this course you will learn:

  • Structural aspects of the hearing
  • Questioning and cross examination
  • Due process components
  • Neutrality and objectivity
  • Models of proof
  • Factual and credibility analysis and decision-making
  • Hands-on case studies
  • Mock hearings, questioning role plays, and virtual deliberations

Who Should Attend?

This training is valuable as direct training for those who make fact-finding decisions, but is also essential for those who support the fact-finding process, including:

  • Hearing/Process Advisors
  • Hearing Facilitators
  • Hearing Chairs
  • Decision-Makers
  • Hearing Panelists
  • Appeals Officers
  • Coordinators and Investigators

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Mock Hearing Training One-Day Training

August 21, 2020
11am-6pm ET

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Participants all play a role in this online live event! This day-long event requires registrants to prepare for their role in advance, learn their part, and prepare to testify, question, rule, or deliberate. The roles include a hearing facilitator, a voting chair, two decision-maker panelists, two parties, two advisors, and two witnesses. Then, facilitators take the participants through the hearing script per the regulations, and then facilitate deliberations. This is an excellent hands-on way to get a feel for how hearings will work under the new Title IX rules.

Click here for a Sample Agenda

Who Should Attend?

  • Hearing/Process Advisors
  • Hearing Facilitators
  • Hearing Chairs
  • Decision-Makers
  • Hearing Panelists
  • Appeals Officers
  • Coordinators and Investigators

 

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Title IX Hearing Chairs One-Day Certification

August 26, 2020
11am-6pm ET

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The Chairs certification course is a full-day online live training covering in depth the topics of pre-hearing procedures, exchanges of investigation materials, understanding the difference between relevant evidence and directly-related evidence, assessing credibility, controlling questioning (with exercises), managing cross-examination, facilitating deliberation, and outcome rationale writing exercises.

Click here for a Sample Agenda

Who Should Attend?

  • Hearing/Process Advisors
  • Hearing Facilitators
  • Hearing Chairs
  • Decision-Makers
  • Hearing Panelists
  • Appeals Officers
  • Coordinators and Investigators
  • Legal Counsel

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Event Speakers

TANYKA M. BARBER, J.D.

Senior Associate, TNG

Tanyka M. Barber is a Senior Associate with TNG and has over 10 years of experience in civil rights/equal employment opportunity law. Tanyka’s key areas of competency include employment discriminati...

W. Scott Lewis, J.D.

Partner, TNG & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

W. Scott Lewis, J.D. is a Partner with TNG, LLC. He is a co-founder and advisory board member of ATIXA, the Association for Title IX Administrators and NaBITA, the National Behavioral Intervention Tea...

Matt Medeiros

Chief Compliance Officer & Title IX Coordinator

Matthew Medeiros is the Chief Compliance Officer & Title IX Coordinator for the Office of Executive Vice President and Provost for National University. I believe it is imperative for me to be an a...

Leslee Morris, J.D.

Senior Associate with TNG & ATIXA Advisory Board

Leslee Morris, J.D., is a Senior Associate with TNG and Advisory Board Member of ATIXA. She received her juris doctorate degree and mediation training from the University of Colorado (CU) School of La...

Kim Pacelli, M.Ed., J.D.

Partner, TNG & ATIXA Advisory Board

Kim Pacelli is a Partner with TNG and Advisory Board with ATIXA who is quite familiar with the day-to-day challenges facing colleges, universities, and schools. She provides practical advice that empo...

SAUNDRA K. SCHUSTER, J.D.

Partner, TNG & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

Saunie Schuster is a Partner with TNG, a national risk management legal consulting firm. Ms. Schuster is a recognized expert in preventive and civil rights law for education, notably in the fields of...

Daniel Swinton, J.D., Ed.D.

President, TNG & Vice President, ATIXA

Daniel Swinton is the President of TNG and Vice President of ATIXA. Daniel consults frequently with colleges, universities and K-12 on issues of Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act and sexual vio...

Joe Vincent, M.L.S.

Senior Associate Consultant, TNG

Joe Vincent is a Senior Associate Consultant with TNG. He works with colleges and universities to ensure compliant and well-developed sexual misconduct policies and procedures and serves as an externa...

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Early Bird Pricing

Standard: $1599
Member: $1499

Regular Pricing

Standard: $1699
Member: $1599

Please contact Megan Birster for group rates for five or more attendees for the same training.

Absolutely! Now is the time to take advantage of the ability to receive a certification while you are working remotely. If your institution instated travel restrictions or you are required to work remotely, this may be an ideal opportunity to continue your education! Registration is limited but still open for all events.

Yes! ATIXA is working diligently to ensure each training includes multiple Q&A sessions, polls to assess attendee input, and an assigned moderator who will work one-on-one with the consultant.

No, once you register for a training, you will receive a specific link that allows you access to the training. This link will allow you to sign-in each day. The link will activate for the person assigned to the email address provided at registration.

Yes, ATIXA is currently reviewing applications to host for dates beyond August of 2020. Additional details can be found by clicking here.

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