In addition to our Title IX Coordinator and Civil Rights Investigator certifications, ATIXA offers a number of additional certifications.

PreK-12 Certifications

We offer many of our core certifications tailored to the needs of PreK-12 professionals including

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504 Coordinator

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights provides the compliance oversight of disability based discrimination under 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. OCR requires that each institution appoint a 504 Coordinator. If you are the Title IX Coordinator, this may be you. The 504 Coordinator does not generally serve as your institutional Disability Services Coordinator; rather, the 504 Coordinator provides oversight of compliance with Section 504/ADA and oversees a grievance processes…[Read More]

Title IX Hearing Officer & Decision-Maker

“Nobody trains a jury, so why does a hearing panel need training?” The analogy to a jury is only partially correct. College and school hearing panels have a fact-finding role, like juries, but also an investigative responsibility that juries do not have. That added responsibility enhances the training needed to perform the role well. And, of course, panels must be trained per VAWA Section 304. If Congress thought training was necessary, it must have realized that the jury analogy is imperfect. Or perhaps Congress recognized that the premise is wrong…juries are trained. One of the primary functions of the lawyers, judges, expert witnesses, and jury instructions is to provide guidance to the jury on how it should analyze a case. That’s training.[Read More]

Hospital Title IX Coordinator

As you know, hospitals have long been tasked with Title VII Compliance, but now Title IX has been added to the mix as well. That said, an appeals court recently applied Title IX to a hospital residency program for the first time, and now you are wondering what you need to do as a result. Fortunately, we can guide you.

This recent case holds that hospitals with medical residency programs that accept federal funds are subject to the same requirements as educational institutions with respect to Title IX. This means that hospitals will need to designate a Title IX Coordinator, have equitable investigation and resolution procedures in place, comply with detailed OCR guidance, offer training to hospital staff and employees on Title IX, conduct Title IX investigations in a fair and timely manner, and remedy sex/gender discrimination in accord with OCR’s precepts.[Read More]

Campus Victim/Survivor Advocate and Campus-Serving Victim/Survivor Advocate

This course is designed as the first level of Campus Advocate training. It covers material essential for all campus-based advocates working with survivors of dating/domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault. This training is designed to complement and not replace each state’s victim/survivor advocate certification. Campus Advocate training is focused specifically on the unique role of survivor/victim advocates on college and university campuses, including federal requirements under Clery Act, the Violence Against Women Act, and Title IX.[Read More]

OCR Title IX Regulations Training & Certification Course

Enhanced due process protections, particularly for the responding party, are a focus of OCR’s Proposed Title IX Regulations. Participants will explore the procedural and substantive elements of the proposed regulations and recent relevant case law against the backdrop of an exploration of ATIXA’s approach to best-practice procedural and substantive protections. Case studies and procedural analysis will enhance the ability of participants to see the due process deficits on their own campuses and offer sound approaches to curing those deficits. Discussion on effective and efficient procedures, potential pitfalls, and best practices in organizational structure will also be included.[Read More]

Title IX Compliance and Athletics Training & Certification

Are you a Title IX Coordinator with limited to no athletics experience? Do you understand the compliance aspects of funding, travel, per diems, training table, access, marketing, and how to count your opportunities? Do you know how to spot and address the culture and climate issues of your athletics department? This all-day session will touch on issues of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and culture in athletics, and will also do a deeper dive into Program Equity compliance. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of not only why the issues exist, but how to spot red flags and address them. The presenters will draw from the courts, the news, and from their experiences working with athletics departments of all types across the country.[Read More]