K-12 Title IX/Civil Rights Training & Certification

August Courses

September – December Courses

 

K-12 Title IX Coordinator & Administrator Level One

Description of the Course
Who Should Attend
Prerequisites
Upcoming Training Opportunities
How is this different from other Certification courses from ATIXA?
What does my certification mean?

Description of Course

This two-day immersive course is developed specifically for PK-12 administrators and will provide a strong core foundation to understand their school’s obligations under Title IX and to promote gender equity in school settings. After we understand the legal foundations, we will shift to practical skills on how best to manage compliance, policies, procedures, investigations, and special topics.

Attendees will follow a comprehensive curriculum on how to do the job and do it well. All training days will be intense, practical, and full of case studies and opportunities to apply the skills imparted in the training. You will not only spend these days with trainers who are some of the most knowledgeable experts on the topics, but also who are engaging and dynamic enough to hold your interest, keep you entertained, and take you from theory to practice with compelling case studies and relevant activities that take the content off the page and onto the campus.

Your trainers are not just topic experts, but practitioners. Members of the faculty for this event have negotiated with OCR on behalf of colleges and universities, conducted investigations, run athletics programs, litigated Title IX cases, served as experts and submitted amici in Title IX cases, trained investigators, and have published extensively on this topic. We know it inside out, and after this training, so will you. This course will place you in the best possible position to respond to and defend district-wide competence on discrimination grievances. As this is the only event of its kind, you can’t get this training anywhere else.

As the leading source for Title IX expertise, ATIXA has now trained and certified more than 4,000 Title IX Coordinators across the country.

Click here for a 2-Day Sample Course Agenda.

Who Should Attend?

  • Title IX Coordinators
    • Both Institution-based & School-based
    • District Level Coordinators
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinators
  • District-based Title IX Personnel
  • All Title IX Investigators
  • Superintendents, Principals & Assistant Principals
  • Human Resources Personnel, General Counsel Personnel
  • Athletic Directors
  • School Board Members
  • Any K-12 School Personnel

Prerequisites

None

Upcoming Training Opportunities

K-12 Civil Rights Investigator Level One

Description of the Course
Who Should Attend
Prerequisites
Upcoming Training Opportunities
How is this different from other Certification courses from ATIXA?
What does my certification mean?

Description of Course

This two-day immersive course will provide PK-12 school leaders with a strong core foundation to understand their school’s obligations under Title IX and to promote gender equity in school settings. After we understand the legal foundations, we will shift quickly to practical skills on how best to build an effective investigation strategy, properly documenting civil rights violations, determining sanctions and remedies, and addressing future safety planning. Our case-study approach will allow participants to roll up their sleeves and practice utilizing these practical skills. Will also explore managing the many stakeholders in our processes, including: parents and families, instructional staff, school resource officers and law enforcement.

Attendees will follow a comprehensive curriculum on how to do the job and do it well. All training days will be intense, practical, and full of case studies and opportunities to apply the skills imparted in the training. You will not only spend these days with trainers who are some of the most knowledgeable experts on the topics, but also who are engaging and dynamic enough to hold your interest, keep you entertained, and take you from theory to practice with compelling case studies and relevant activities that take the content off the page and onto the campus.

Your trainers are not just topic experts, but practitioners. Members of the faculty for this event have negotiated worked with an in school districts, conducted investigations, ran athletics programs, litigated Title IX cases, served as experts and submitted amici in Title IX cases, trained investigators, and have published extensively on this topic. We know it inside out, and after this training, so will you. This course will place you in the best possible position to respond to and defend district-wide competence on discrimination grievances. As this is the only event of its kind, you can’t get this training anywhere else.

As the leading source for Title IX expertise, ATIXA has now trained and certified more than 6,000 Title IX Investigators across the country.

Click here for a 2-Day Sample Course Agenda.

Who Should Attend?

  • Title IX Coordinators
    • Both Institution-based & School-based
    • District Level Coordinators
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinators
  • District-based Title IX Personnel
  • All Title IX Investigators
  • Superintendents, Principals & Assistant Principals
  • Human Resources Personnel, General Counsel Personnel
  • Athletic Directors
  • School Board Members
  • Any K-12 School Personnel

Prerequisites

None

Upcoming Training Opportunities

K-12 Title IX Administrator Advanced

Description of the Course
Who Should Attend
Prerequisites
Upcoming Training Opportunities
How is this different from other Certification courses from ATIXA?
What does my certification mean?

Description of Course

This two-day immersive course is designed to build upon the K-12 “Basics” curriculum; however, it can also be a good entry-point for senior school leaders who are focused on big-picture compliance for their district or school.  Our program will begin with core foundational concepts in Title IX (which will serve as a framing device for newcomers or a refresher for individuals who have taken BASICS).

Click here for a Sample Course Agenda.

Who Should Attend?

  • Title IX Coordinators and Deputy Coordinators
    • Both Institution-based & School-based
    • District Level Coordinators
  • Superintendents & Assistant Superintendents
  • Principals & Assistant Principals
  • All Title IX Investigators
  • HR Staff
  • Athletic Directors
  • School Board Members
  • School Attorneys
  • Any K-12 School Personnel

Prerequisites

None

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Please note the registration form can be submitted to ATIXA prior to board approval to hold your spot at the rate you submit the form. We can invoice you and/or you can pay online after you receive board approval.

K-12 Title IX Compliance and Athletics

Description of the Course
Who Should Attend
Upcoming Training Opportunities
How is this different from other Certification courses from ATIXA?
What does my certification mean?

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, as well as the Olympic movement. This course will be good for Title IX Coordinators with little or no athletics experience, but is also good for Athletics compliance staff. 

Specifically, this course will include:

  • Title IX Equity Compliance Requirements
  • The Prongs
  • The Laundry List
  • Red Flags
  • Sexual Misconduct & Hostile Environments
  • Understanding when we “know” about harassment in Athletics with examples
  • Responsibilities and reporting requirements for coaches and staff
  • Coaches, Trainers, Staff, Medical Staff
  • The Risks of Social Media and the Changing Law in This Area
  • Understanding Title IX Retaliation in Athletics
  • Q&A

Who Should Attend?

  • Title IX Coordinators
  • Title IX Deputy Coordinators in Athletics
  • Faculty Athletics Liaisons
  • Student Affairs administrators/Athletics liaisons
  • Equity & Compliance Directors
  • Athletics Staff – K-12 or College

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Please note the registration form can be submitted to ATIXA prior to board approval to hold your spot at the rate you submit the form. We can invoice you and/or you can pay online after you receive board approval.

K-12 Title IX 504/ADA Coordinator

Description of the Course
Who Should Attend
Prerequisites
Upcoming Training Opportunities
How is this different from other Certification courses from ATIXA?
What does my certification mean?

Description of Course

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?

Click here for a Sample Course Agenda.

Who Should Attend?

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

Prerequisites

None

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Please note the registration form can be submitted to ATIXA prior to board approval to hold your spot at the rate you submit the form. We can invoice you and/or you can pay online after you receive board approval.


How is this different from our other certifications?

Are you a K-12 Title IX Coordinator or Administrator with limited to no experience? This newly developed course offers a comprehensive look at Title IX Administration, Coordination, Compliance, Athletics and Investigations at the K-12 level. The primary focus is ensuring you are up to speed with all aspects of Title IX in your district.

What does my Certification mean?

To obtain Certification from ATIXA, you will need to attend the whole event. It is our expectation that you are present for the entire duration of your training course.

Please allow 14 business days following the completion of the course and then log-into or create an account with our Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) program system. Please follow the instructions on the webpage to obtain your certification. Our CCC program allows those certified by ATIXA to track, maintain, and extend their professional development through our programs. Learn more about our program here.

Digital Badging

ATIXA has partnered with Accredible to add digital badging to its ability to recognize and honor the 12,500 professionals who have sought certification training since 2012.

Digital badges are an increasingly popular tool for employees to denote their achievements, illustrate skill accumulation, and convey professional competence and excellence. A digital badge is an indicator of accomplishment or skill that can be displayed, accessed, and verified online. The badge includes information on who earned the badge, what the badge represents, how it was earned, when it was earned, and who issued it. Digital credentials allow employees to present a rich and trustworthy record of their professional development, easily shared on social platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, as well as inclusion in email signatures.

Attendees of any Certification Course will now be able to expand their current options for verifying certification in a more public, visual, digital, and social, displaying badges for each certification so that colleagues, students, and potential employers can recognize your training and professional development. Attendees will receive notification following completion of the training on how to access their badge.

K-12 Title IX Decision-Maker

Description of the Course
Who Should Attend
Prerequisites
Upcoming Training Opportunities
How is this different from other Certification courses from ATIXA?
What does my certification mean?

Description of Course

“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, decision-makers 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, it just happens on the job, in the courtroom. ATIXA’s approach provides the key skills decision-makers need to serve this role proficiently in a college hearing environment.

This training will benefit K-12 decision-makers, too, especially in schools and districts where hearing models are used (and for suspension/expulsion, all public K-12 schools must provide hearings). Some of the content on live cross-examination won’t likely be applicable in every district, but most of the other content about questioning, relevance, and solid decision-making will be very beneficial.

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

Prerequisites

None

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Please note the registration form can be submitted to ATIXA prior to board approval to hold your spot at the rate you submit the form. We can invoice you and/or you can pay online after you receive board approval.


How is this different from our other certifications?

Are you a K-12 Title IX Coordinator or Administrator with limited to no experience? This newly developed course offers a comprehensive look at Title IX Administration, Coordination, Compliance, Athletics and Investigations at the K-12 level. The primary focus is ensuring you are up to speed with all aspects of Title IX in your district.

What does my Certification mean?

To obtain Certification from ATIXA, you will need to attend the whole event. It is our expectation that you are present for the entire duration of your training course.

Please allow 14 business days following the completion of the course and then log-into or create an account with our Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) program system. Please follow the instructions on the webpage to obtain your certification. Our CCC program allows those certified by ATIXA to track, maintain, and extend their professional development through our programs. Learn more about our program here.

Digital Badging

ATIXA has partnered with Accredible to add digital badging to its ability to recognize and honor the 12,500 professionals who have sought certification training since 2012.

Digital badges are an increasingly popular tool for employees to denote their achievements, illustrate skill accumulation, and convey professional competence and excellence. A digital badge is an indicator of accomplishment or skill that can be displayed, accessed, and verified online. The badge includes information on who earned the badge, what the badge represents, how it was earned, when it was earned, and who issued it. Digital credentials allow employees to present a rich and trustworthy record of their professional development, easily shared on social platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, as well as inclusion in email signatures.

Attendees of any Certification Course will now be able to expand their current options for verifying certification in a more public, visual, digital, and social, displaying badges for each certification so that colleagues, students, and potential employers can recognize your training and professional development. Attendees will receive notification following completion of the training on how to access their badge.

PLEASE NOTE: Certification refers to attendance at a qualifying event; TNG cannot speak to individual attendees’ knowledge, expertise, or command of the material.