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Investigation Skills and Report Writing for Higher Education

Build on the Concepts from the Higher Education Investigation Foundations Course

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Recommended Prior Learning: 

Title IX Fundamentals for Higher Education
Investigation Foundations for Higher Education

Compose Clear, Cogent, and Compliant Investigation Reports

Investigation Skills and Report Writing for Higher Education focuses on improving interviewing techniques and post-interview tasks such as credibility assessment, information synthesis, and clear report writing.

Participants will review a sample investigation report to guide their understanding of report writing mechanics, format, and structure. Additionally, registrants will engage in various interactive learning activities to practice their skills and receive feedback from ATIXA’s experts.

Topics Covered:

  • Overview of the Investigation Process
  • Trauma and Investigations
  • Investigation Strategy
  • Notetaking and Recordkeeping
  • Parsing the Policy
  • Collecting and Managing Evidence
  • Purpose of the Investigation Report
  • Writing Mechanics
  • Writing Clarity
  • Absent Information
  • Investigation Report Sections

Key Takeaway

Increase your proficiency at identifying bias, prejudice, and conflicts of interest, protect participant privacy, and eliminate problematic language in investigation reports to ensure compliance and professionalism.

After completing this training, participants will be able to:

  • Develop interview questions designed to elicit information that is relevant to a specific allegation
  • Explain how to apply the five factors to consider when assessing credibility
  • Determine the information that should be included in each section of an investigation report
  • Identify problematic language in investigation reports and suggest remedies
  • Integrate different sources of evidence into an investigation report in a clear manner
  • Use best practices for protecting participant privacy through redaction, etc
  • Address the absence of specific evidence in an investigation report
  • Provide examples of how bias, prejudice, and/or conflicts of interest may impact an investigation

Who Should Attend?

  • Title IX Coordinators
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinators
  • Title IX or Civil Rights Investigators
  • Decision-makers
  • Appeal Decision-makers
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Student Conduct Professionals
  • Legal Counsel
  • Law Enforcement/Campus Safety/School Resource Officers
  • Compliance and Risk Management Professionals (Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, ADA/Section 504, AA, EEO, Clery)
  • Hearing/Process Advisors
  • Intake/Case Coordinators
  • Attorneys Serving as Advisors
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Professionals

Virtual
Instructor-Led

Live, Interactive Online Training

  • $1,690 Member
  • $1,790 Non-Member

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Schedule:

  • December 6 - 7: 11:00am - 6:00pm ET Register
  • March 25 - 26: 11:00am - 6:00pm ET Register
  • July 15 - 16: 11:00am - 6:00pm ET Register

Details:

*You must attend all dates in your session to receive credit for attendance.

Group discounts are provided on a sliding scale based on group size and applicable on registrations for the same training or event. Please contact events@atixa.org for questions.

Individualized discounts are as follows:
1st grouped individual - full price of registration
2-4 grouped individuals - 15% discount on registrations
5+ grouped individuals - 25% discount on registrations

If you are interested in registering a large group, exploring Super Membership, or consulting options, please contact inquiry@tngconsulting.com for personalized assistance.

In-Person Training

Live, In-Person Training

  • $1,690 Member
  • $1,790 Non-Member

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Schedule:

  • January 25 - 26: 8:30am - 4:30pm ET Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista - Disney Springs Register

Details:

*You must attend all dates in your session to receive credit for attendance.

Group discounts are provided on a sliding scale based on group size and applicable on registrations for the same training or event. Please contact events@atixa.org for questions.

Individualized discounts are as follows:
1st grouped individual - full price of registration
2-4 grouped individuals - 15% discount on registrations
5+ grouped individuals - 25% discount on registrations

If you are interested in registering a large group, exploring Super Membership, or consulting options, please contact inquiry@tngconsulting.com for personalized assistance.

To obtain certification from ATIXA, you will need to sign-in to your Event Lobby each day of training and attend the whole event. It is our expectation that you are present for the entire duration of your training course. Certification will only be provided once ATIXA has verified attendance through the Event Lobby.

Please allow 7-10 days following the completion of the course and then log in on our website and visit the My ATIXA page to access the 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.

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

Training & Certification Course registration fees include:
  • Attendance for each day of training or access to eTraining course for three months
  • An extensive course-specific selection of articles, customizable forms and templates, case studies, videos, and more
  • Instructional slides or transcript for eTraining
  • Access to ATIXA content experts
  • Ability to interact with faculty and attendees via course discussion and activities
  • Certification upon corresponding course completion