Here are answers to some common questions.
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A: Certification courses are typically one-day or two-day intensive trainings. Our 4-hour workshops focus on a specific topic and are interactive. Our two-hour seminars dive deeply into certain issues, with plenty of time and opportunity for group discussion. Our one-hour webinars provide an introduction to a particular topic. Each of our training options provides participants with the tools and resources they need to grow their comfort and confidence with Title IX regulations.
Our recommended trainings are considered foundational to your role, while our optional trainings are topical based on your role. For example, some Title IX Coordinators do not have ADA or athletics responsibilities, so any training in ADA or athletics would be optional.
A: Our current courses will remain updated and aligned with the latest Title IX regulations, OCR guidance, and case law. If you prefer professional development training during the summer of 2023, our current curriculum, led by our trusted ATIXA faculty, will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills you have always received. However, if you prefer to wait until the fall, you can benefit from new case studies, interactive learning opportunities, and a comprehensive curricular path.
Not sure whether to train with us this summer or fall? Contact our team for further assistance with your course placement inquiries.
A: Many of ATIXA’s new courses will debut at the Annual Conference as pre- and post-conference trainings. Those will be taking place Oct. 8-9 and Oct. 12-13 and are open for registration now! The remaining courses that are still being finalized by our content development team will debut in Spring 2024 and be available for registration by Fall 2023.
A: The Office for Civil Rights has announced that they intend to finalize the new Title IX regulations for October 2023, which coincides with ATIXA’s new curriculum and Annual Conference. New practitioners always benefit from starting with foundational concepts and adding our offerings that allow you to prepare for and implement new regulations. ATIXA will also ensure its courses always adhere to the then-current Title IX regulations. Suppose you are starting your role in Summer 2023. In that case, we recommend that new Coordinators start with Title IX Coordinator One: Foundations or K-12 Coordinator One: Foundations or that new Investigators start with Civil Rights Investigator One: Foundations or K-12 Investigator One: Foundations. We also have eTraining formats of the K-12 courses available to access at your convenience.
A: Title IX Coordinator One: Foundations and Title IX Coordinator Two are considered equivalent to the new Coordinator Foundations courses for higher education practitioners. If you would benefit from learning how to respond to sex discrimination complaints that fall outside the current regulations (e.g., salary inequity, discriminatory policies), you would benefit from taking our new offering on Gender Equity Foundations.
If you’re ready to dive deeper into supportive measures or interpersonal violence, consider enrolling in our two-hour seminars or four-hour workshops. Our seminars and workshops are a great way to practice the skills necessary to do this work effectively.
A: For higher education practitioners, Civil Rights Investigator One: Foundations and Civil Rights Investigator Two are considered equivalent to the new Investigator Foundations for Higher Education course combined with the new Investigation Skills and Report Writing for Higher Education course.
Additionally, if you haven’t yet completed the one-day Investigation Report Writing course in the existing curriculum, you can enroll in that course in Summer 2023. Otherwise, you can enroll in Intermediate Interviewing Techniques & Strategies for Higher Education, which combines higher-level interview techniques with guided practice and real-time feedback from our expert faculty members.
For K-12 practitioners, our two foundational courses, K-12 Civil Rights Investigator One: Foundations and K-12 Civil Rights Investigator Two, are equivalent to the new Title IX Investigator Foundations for K-12 Education. You can also enroll in K-12 Investigation Report Writing to gain a profound understanding of effective practice strategies for investigation report writing.
A: Certifications will carry over to the new curriculum, and your training transcript will continue to document all training you have completed with ATIXA.
Each course, workshop, and seminar have a descriptive landing page on the ATIXA website. You will find a course description, intended learning outcomes, a suggested list of roles for who should attend that training, an agenda listing the topics covered, any recommended prior learning, and the dates of all upcoming trainings.
A: Most recommended prior learning suggestions are foundational courses based on role. ATIXA considers its former level one and two courses to be foundational. If you have taken those courses, you should be ready to proceed. Course agendas show the course’s prerequisites, if any.
As always, consider enrolling in our seminars or workshops for a deeper dive into coursework and practical application of the skills necessary to do this work effectively.
If you are unsure whether you’ve received sufficient prior training, our team will help you determine appropriate course placement.
A: These combined workshops, seminars, and courses focus on the covered topic in a way that will benefit both higher education and K-12 audiences.
A: Our Training & Certification page provides a variety of choices for you to determine your curricular pathway. Whether you are interested in becoming a Title IX professional, are new to the field, or have been in your career for some time—our drop-down choices help you navigate and select your upcoming courses.
A: There are several courses from our existing curriculum that match our future offerings, in this case, you can register for those current courses through September 30, 2023. If you would prefer a private training for your institution of any of our courses, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
A: Many advanced courses begin with a brief refresher relevant to content material, but in advanced courses, we expect you to have taken the prerequisite training or have equivalent experience. If you go directly to an advanced course, please note that these underpinnings and nuances will not be discussed and might lead to less productive and effective training.