K-12 Investigator One: Foundations

A primary focus on developing skills to master the investigation of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct within K-12 schools/districts.

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Foundational knowledge and skills for K-12 civil rights investigators, Title IX Coordinators, and Deputy Coordinators who perform and/or oversee investigations.

Foundations is our most basic training offering for civil rights investigators, Title IX Coordinators, and Deputy Coordinators looking to acquire the fundamental skills necessary to conduct investigations of sexual misconduct in schools. This training meets the required training mandates under the 2020 Title IX regulations 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 given the new requirements under the 2020 Title IX regulations, everyone needs to be sure you are resting on a solid foundation. Attend this training if you are either an inexperienced investigator, have not been trained before, or want to solidify your fundamentals. You’ll walk away from this training with an understanding of the legal underpinnings of Title IX, the requirements under the new Title IX regulations, as well as practical skills and tools you will need to be a professional civil rights investigator.

This training allows participants to engage with ATIXA experts and other K-12 colleagues to hone your skills in an interactive training environment through the use of case studies and questioning exercises.

In this course, you will learn:

  • Title IX overview
  • Intersection of Title VII and Title IX investigations
  • Due process requirements
  • Neutrality and objectivity
  • Civil rights investigation and grievance process
  • Title IX Coordinator oversight
  • Standard of proof
  • Basic interview skills and strategies
  • Questioning skills
  • Trauma-informed interviewing
  • Dealing with challenging witnesses
  • Investigation documents and reports

Who should attend?

  • Title IX Coordinators
  • Deputy Coordinators
  • District-level administrators
  • Investigators
  • School-based administrators
  • Human Resources personnel
  • Athletics administrators
  • School Resource Officers
  • Student Conduct personnel
  • General Counsel and outside attorneys
  • AA/EEO/Diversity personnel
  • Ombudsperson

Virtual, Instructor-Led

Live, Interactive Online Training

  • $599 Member
  • $699 Non-Member

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Registration Fee includes the Training & Certification Course, course slides, supplemental materials, ATIXA/TNG whitepapers, flowcharts, 2020 Regulations publications and webinars, HRCI pre-approved credit, SHRM pre-approved credit, and a 2-year Certification from ATIXA.

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


  • August 2-3
    11:00am - 6:00pm ET

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.