The ATIXA Title IX Webstream Series
An Online Training & Professional Development Opportunity
12 MONTHLY TRAINING TOPICS FOR 2013
ATIXA is excited to announce the new Title IX Webstream Series, featuring key sessions from the 2012 ATIXA Inaugural National Conference. The Inaugural Conference celebrated the 40th anniversary of Title IX by bringing together the nation’s foremost law and policy experts, practitioners and influential leaders to provide engaging and expertise-filled sessions, centered on critical issues, national trends and best practices.
ON DEMAND AVAILABILITY
For those of you who missed the 2012 ATIXA conference (or those who want to see the sessions again), we professionally recorded the presentations and are making them available for you to order and view on demand. All of the sessions are available on our site now, but we are also featuring one each month in 2013 to encourage training on these important topics.
HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM A WEBINAR?
Webinars are losing popularity because they aren’t very engaging and aren’t available on your schedule. How are our web streams different? Well, our web streams show full video of the presenters, not just audio, giving you a whole different experience. We’ve edited the slides from the presentations into the speaker’s oral presentations, giving you a very engaging format to watch, read and hear with digital clarity. But, that’s not all. Our web streams are yours to view once you purchase them, over and over, on demand, whenever the timing is good for you. You download them to your computer, so you don’t have to worry about having the bandwidth for viewing video online. Unlike webinars, you don’t have to participate in a live event, but you can still submit your questions to our presenters via email during the month that the topic is featured, and you are welcome to show the web stream for a group on your campus just as you would a webinar. One price. On demand. All the time.
FEATURED TOPICS AND Q&A
While all of the topical areas featured in the Webstream Series are both relevant and important to Title IX, the featured topic for the month provides an added bonus – Q&A. Attendees may submit questions anytime during the month of the Featured Session. Please send questions to Marianne@atixa.org. Responses to questions will be disseminated via email to all webstream registrants 14 days after the completion of each viewing.
UPCOMING FEATURED TOPICS
The Global Human Dignity Resolution Model
Presented by Brett A. Sokolow, Esq.
What is the Global Human Dignity Model? It is a groundbreaking new model for colleges and universities that allows resolution of ALL forms of discrimination, harassment and retaliation complaints under one policy and via one process, for all faculty, students, staff and administrators. Imagine how simplified the Coordinator task would be if you didn’t have to oversee three different processes (faculty, students and staff) and those times when our processes intersect (e.g., faculty-on-student complaints)? Consider how much sense it might make for all discrimination complaints to be subject to the same well-developed civil rights- based investigation and resolution process, whether based on age, race, religion, gender or any other protected class? You will learn more about how this model works, and how it may help you to more effectively address grievances on your campus.
PREVIOUS FEATURED TOPICS
Understanding the Law Behind the Law and Effective Crisis Management When Things Go Wrong
Presented by Gregg Clifton, Partner, Paul Kelly, Partner, Doug Smith, Managing Partner, Bethany Swaton, Associate, Jackson Lewis, LLC
Everyone is aware of the responsibilities under Title IX and the potential liability a school faces if found to be in violation of Title IX, but do you understand the law behind the law and how to translate Title IX obligations into day-to-day operations? What happens if it’s too late, and you’re faced with a potential Title IX crisis? In the context of Title IX, crisis may come in various forms – an allegation of sexual assault by a student that has already been reported to local law enforcement; a call from a local reporter about to publish an unflattering article about a college team, coach or the athletic program in general; or notice of impending investigation by a federal agency. These are just a few examples. The key questions are “how does your school avoid such crises in the first place” and “is your school prepared to deal with such situations and ready to take the proper initial steps?” The panelists are experienced attorneys from the national law firm of Jackson Lewis LLP who will offer a “best practices” approach, discussed in the context of real life issues and examples.
Title IX Case Law Review
Presented by W. Scott Lewis, J.D., Saunie Schuster, Esq., Brett Sokolow, Esq
Every year, a number of Title IX lawsuits are litigated to a conclusion or a settlement. ATIXA tracks these cases, and this panel of ATIXA’s founders has selected some standouts to make sure you know about them, their significance, and their implications for your campus and school practices. Highlighted cases this year will include: John Doe v. the University of the South; McGrath v. Dominican College; and Jane Doe v. the University of the Pacific, amongst other notable resolved and ongoing cases.
Issues of Title IX and Pregnancy
Presented by Nancy Hogshead‐Makar, J.D., Senior Director of Advocacy, Women’s Sports Foundation & Professor of Law, Florida Coastal School of Law
Educators have been exploring the meaning of “pregnancy discrimination” throughout an institution, including student recruiting, student aid, medical care and make‐up work, whether in a public, private or religious institution. In addition to a discussion of Title IX protections, this session will review policies designed to retain students and enable them to continue their academic work. Title IX’s prohibitions on pregnancy discrimination also applies to athletics. In 2007, ESPN’s Outside the Lines ran a story describing how female athletes were regularly forced to have abortions or were kicked off the team. Other teams report parenting rates as high as 80% for some teams. The NCAA has published Pregnant and Parenting Student‐Athletes, Resources and Model Policies, that provide clarity for pregnancy and parenting discrimination within the unique setting of athletics.
The Title IX Coordinator: Best Practice Advice from Practitioners
Presented by Jody Shipper, J.D., Executive Director of the Office of Equity and Diversity for the University of Southern California, Joni Baker, Ph.D., Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity for The Texas A&M University System, and Belinda Guthrie, M.A., Executive Director of Development for Eye to Eye
Sweeping changes have occurred in the education field since the Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) was issued on April 4th, 2011. While a Title IX Coordinator requirement existed in the regulations since 1980, it took 31 years for the Department of Education to give a wider breadth of content, meaning and expectation to the role. In the year since the DCL was issued, a field has formed around a profession – that of the Title IX Coordinator. It has become a full‐time job in many K‐12 districts and on college campuses. In this session, you will have a chance to learn from long‐time Coordinators as well as new Coordinators as to how they have given content and meaning to the expectations laid out by the DCL.
$249.99 per Webstream
A 15% discount is available for all ATIXA members. Please contact Marianne Price at Marianne@atixa.org to receive your membership discount code.
Webstream purchase includes a downloadable file for on-demand viewing.
PURCHASE A WEBSTREAM
For a registration form and information on payment by cheque, please email Marianne Price at Marianne@atixa.org.
For more information on the ATIXA Webstream Series, please contact Marianne Price, ATIXA Director of Educational Programs, at Marianne@atixa.org or 610-644-7858.
The ATIXA Webstream Series is co-sponsored by The NCHERM Group, LLC.