Date

June 8th - June 12th, 2020

Location

Embassy Suites Denver Downtown, CO

Speakers

11 Professional Speakers

Denver 2020 Training & Certification Courses/ Denver, CO

ATIXA is pleased to announce that registration is now open for ATIXA’s Annual Summer Certification Training. See the full course training schedule below. Register today for ATIXA's 2020 Title IX Training & Certification Courses at the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown. We look forward to seeing many of you in Denver in June!

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Scholarships

In service to the field, ATIXA welcomes the submission of scholarship applications for this event. These scholarships aim to assist our colleagues in their professional development and commitment to their chosen profession.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Scholarship applications must be submitted by midnight on Friday, April 24th, 2020. Submitters will notified by Friday, May 8th, 2020.

All those who do not receive a scholarship will be provided with an Early Bird Registration discounted rate if they would like to attend.

Event Schedule

Timothy Dunn, J.D. & Saunie K. Schuster, J.D.

504 Coordinator Training & Certification Course

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights provides the compliance oversight of disability based discrimination under 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. OCR requires that each institution appoint a 504 Coordinator. If you are the Title IX Coordinator, this may be you. The 504 Coordinator does not generally serve as your institutional Disability Services Coordinator; rather, the 504 Coordinator provides oversight of compliance with Section 504/ADA and oversees a grievance processes. These grievance processes are designed to address circumstances of challenge by an individual – faculty, staff or student – dissatisfied with your institution’s disability-based process or response. OCR engages in investigations following a 504-based complaint similar to Title IX investigations. One common requirement that follows the investigation is that the 504 Coordinator provide documentation of training related to Section 504 and ADA, as well as provide a developed policy and grievance process to respond to internal complaints or challenges.

W. Scott Lewis, J.D. & Joseph Vincent, M.L.S.

Title IX Compliance & Athletics Training & Certification Course

Are you a Title IX Coordinator with limited to no athletics experience? 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.

Saunie K. Schuster, J.D., & Joseph Vincent, M.L.S.

Title IX Coordinator & Administrator Level One Training & Certification Course

This introductory course is focused broadly on the role of Title IX Coordinators, Title IX compliance, investigations, athletics equity, and 504 disability compliance. Attendees will follow a comprehensive curriculum conveying what every campus Title IX Coordinator needs to know to do that job and do it well. Because of our deep involvement in litigation and OCR complaints, ATIXA trainings are designed to empower risk management for your school or college. Through our unmatched understanding of the legal landscape, our team is best positioned to help attendees provide a fair, impartial and equitable resolution of discrimination allegations that will reduce the risk of an OCR complaint or lawsuit by either party. Our goal is to help you ensure their rights, maximize your compliance, and respect the equal dignity of all participants in your process.

Michelle Issadore, M.Ed., & Makenzie Schiemann, M.S.

Trainer Training: What Title IX Coordinators Need to Know About Advocacy, Prevention & Trauma: Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Level Four Training & Certification Course

The Trainer Training Course is a topically-focused, train-the trainer event. This two-day event offers a heavy emphasis on practical skills that Title IX Coordinators, Administrators, and Deputies need to fulfill their duties to their campuses, and take their expertise to the next level. This course training will include: -Prevention Practices -Trauma-Informed Practices -Victimology -Role of the Victim’s Advocate -Intake & Advocacy -Advanced Notice-related Topics

Kim Pacelli, M.Ed., J.D., & Daniel C. Swinton, J.D., Ed.D.

K-12 Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Level One Training & Certification Course

This two-day immersive course is developed specifically for K-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. Suggested Attendees: Title IX Coordinators and Deputy Coordinators (at both the District-level and School-level), Superintendents, Asst. Superintendents, Principals, Asst./Vice Principals, any staff who conduct investigations, HR staff, athletic directors, school board members, school attorneys, and any other school-personnel who would like to learn more about the role of Title IX in their school.

Leslee Morris, J.D., & Brett A. Sokolow, J.D.

Civil Rights Investigator Level One Training & Certification Course

Level One is our most basic training offering for civil rights investigators, deputies and Title IX Coordinators looking to acquire the fundamental skills necessary to conduct investigations of sexual misconduct in schools and colleges. This training meets the required training mandates of Title IX and VAWA Section 304 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 we generally find that our registrants self-select into trainings that are a level too high for their current understanding. Good practice rests on solid foundations, and you need those fundamental elements. 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 and VAWA Section 304, as well as useful templates, practical rubrics and the key tools of the professional civil rights investigator. ATIXA expects that professional investigators will attend 2-3 of our two-day courses over time to achieve full competence.

Tanyka M. Barber, J.D., Timothy Dunn, J.D., & W. Scott Lewis, J.D.

Advanced Interviewing Skills and Strategies: Civil Rights Investigator Level Four Training & Certification Course

Information forthcoming!

Timothy Dunn, J.D., & Daniel C. Swinton, J.D.

Pressures, Politics, Sanctions, Minors, & MOUs: Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Level Two Training & Certification Course

The Level Two Course is a topically-focused, train-the trainer event. This two-day event offers a heavy emphasis on practical skills that Title IX Coordinators, Administrators and Deputies need to fulfill their duties to their campuses, and take their expertise to the next level. These courses are designed for seasoned professionals, with a basic understanding of Title IX, the Coordinator role and its oversight, in the following fields: -Title IX Administration Training and Prevention -Investigations -Human Resources -Student Conduct -Student Affairs -General Counsel/Law Compliance -Law Enforcement

Kim Pacelli, M.Ed., J.D., & Saunie K. Schuster, J.D.

Compliance and Case Management: Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Level Three Training & Certification Courses

The Compliance & Case Management Coordinator Level Three Course is a topically-focused, event. This two-day event offers a heavy emphasis on practical skills that Title IX Coordinators, Administrators and Deputies need to fulfill their duties to their campuses, and take their expertise to the next level. This course training will include: -Managing Complex Cases -Outside Investigators -Multiple Victim or Perpetrator Situations -Case Law Review and Application to Professional Practice -Detailed review of recent and key Caselaw (over 15 cases) -Q&A on Title IX and Sexual Violence White House Task Force Report -Proposed Legislation -Train the Trainer: VAWA Section 304 Compliance

W. Scott Lewis

K-12 Civil Rights Investigator Level One Training & Certification Course

This two-day immersive course will provide K-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. Suggested Attendees: Title IX Coordinators and Deputy Coordinators (at both the District-level and School-level), Superintendents, Asst. Superintendents, Principals, Asst./Vice Principals, any staff who conduct investigations, HR staff, athletic directors, school board members, school attorneys, and any other school-personnel who would like to learn more about the role of Title IX in their school.

Leslee Morris, J.D., & Joseph Vincent, M.L.S.

Civil Rights Investigator Level Two Training & Certification Course

Level Two training in an intermediate level of training for those who have some experience as investigators, or who have taken the ATIXA Level One training, previously. This training meets the required training mandates of Title IX and VAWA Section 304 for participants, whether you are a full-time investigator or have investigation responsibilities on top of other duties. In this training, you’ll build on your skill set with more nuanced questioning techniques, a strong focus on record keeping and note-taking, managing complex investigations, and a topical exploration that broadens beyond the sexual misconduct focus of Level One, as the skills of investigating sexual harassment, stalking, and intimate partner (domestic and dating violence) violence are learned. Trauma-informed interviews and addressing pattern/predatory behavior are special topics of focus for this training. There will be a legal update on any new mandates that are timely, but this training is not as law-focused as the Level One training. This training builds strong skills with frequent exercises on questioning, an emphasis on analysis by investigators, and case studies which allow for high levels of interaction and the application of various civil rights investigation techniques.

Tanyka M. Barber, J.D., & Brett A. Sokolow, J.D.

Title IX Hearing Officer & Decision-Maker Training & Certification Course

The proposed regulations focus heavily on hearings, and while certain aspects of the mandated hearing structure may change, the current administration has made its fondness for hearings well known. One thing that’s crystal clear? The need for training. Unlike judges and attorneys, who learn on the job, in the courtroom, individuals who facilitate administrative hearings in the educational context do not have this training – and why would you? But more than 200 lawsuits have been filed, criticizing college panel actions and decisions. Hearing officer training will provide you and your institution with a significant advantage as the regs make their way down the pike. Join us and do a deep dive into the efficacy and efficiency of hearing processes to ensure your procedures are at the vanguard of the industry and are able to withstand scrutiny from the courts.

Hotel Information & Logistics / Denver, CO

TRAINING SITE LOCATION AND HOTEL

Training courses will be held at the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown located at 1420 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80202. Contact the hotel directly at 303-592-1000.

Discounted room rates for the hotel room block is $229/night, plus taxes and fees, and are available until May 8th, 2020 or until the group block is sold out. Attendees will be required to provide a first night’s deposit, refundable up to 5 days in advance of arrival.

ATIXA cannot make special arrangements or assist in capturing discounted room rates post room block sell- out. Any reservations made after the group block has closed will be accepted on a space and room-type availability and at prevailing room rates. Please Note: ATIXA does not work with third-party travel agents or companies. Please book directly with the hotel.

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EXHIBITORS

Thank you for your interest in becoming a training course exhibitor. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to get your brand and services in front of more than 300 Title IX administrators and prevention educators as they come together to “bridge the gap” between prevention, action, and response.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AS AN EXHIBITOR

Please click here to view the Exhibitor Brochure, and contact us if you are interested! Email our team at caryn.luethe@tngconsulting.com for interest and inquiry next steps.

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Event Speakers

Tanyka M. Barber, J.D.

Senior Associate, TNG

Tanyka M. Barber is a Senior Associate with TNG and has over 10 years of experience in civil rights/equal employment opportunity law. Tanyka’s key areas of expertise include Title IX, sexual miscond...

Timothy Dunn, J.D.

Associate, TNG

Timothy Dunn is an Associate with TNG who brings extensive higher education, risk/crisis management, and organizational development experience to his work for TNG clients. Timothy has served as a camp...

Michelle Issadore, M.Ed.

Vice President for Association Management, TNG

Michelle Issadore, M.Ed. is the Vice President, Association Management for TNG, the former Senior Associate Executive Director for the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA), and the former Ex...

W. Scott Lewis, J.D.

Partner, TNG & ATIXA Advisory Board

W. Scott Lewis, J.D. is a Partner with TNG, LLC. He is a co-founder and advisory board member of ATIXA, the Association for Title IX Administrators and NaBITA, the National Behavioral Intervention Tea...

Leslee Morris, J.D.

Senior Associate, TNG

Leslee Morris, J.D., is a Senior Associate with TNG, LLC. She received her juris doctorate degree and mediation training from the University of Colorado (CU) School of Law. She was admitted to the Co...

Kim Pacelli, M.Ed., J.D.

Senior Supervising Associate, TNG

Kim Pacelli is the Senior Supervising Associate with TNG who is quite familiar with the day-to-day challenges facing colleges, universities, and schools. She provides practical advice that empowers in...

Makenzie Schiemann, M.S.

Associate Consultant, TNG & NaBITA Associate Executive Director

Makenzie Schiemann is an Associate Consultant for TNG and the Associate Executive Director for the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA). Makenzie started her professional career ...

Saunie K. Schuster, J.D.

Partner, TNG & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

Saunie Schuster is a Partner with TNG, a national risk management legal consulting firm. Ms. Schuster is a recognized expert in preventive and civil rights law for education, notably in the fields of...

Brett A. Sokolow, J.D.

Chair, TNG & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

Brett Sokolow is the Chair of TNG (TNG, LLC), a national multidisciplinary risk management consulting and law firm with more than 3,000 education-sector clients, 35 executive and support employees, an...

Daniel Swinton, J.D., Ed. D.

President of TNG & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

Daniel Swinton is the President of TNG, LLC. Daniel consults frequently with colleges, universities and PreK-12 on issues of Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act and sexual violence, alcohol and o...

Joseph Vincent, M.L.S.

Associate Consultant, TNG & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

Joe Vincent is an Associate Consultant with TNG. He works with colleges and universities to ensure compliant and well-developed sexual misconduct policies and procedures and serves as an external trai...

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Early Bird:

One-Day Early Bird Rate: $549
Two-Day K12 Course Early Bird Rate: $995
Two-Day Early Bird Rate: $1,495

Regular Registration:

One-Day Rate: $695
Two-Day K12 Course Rate: $1,195
Two-Day Rate: $1,795

Early Bird Rates end at midnight on Friday, April 24th, 2020.

For information on directions and transportation to the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown, please click here.

The Denver International Airport is the closest airport to the hotel and conference location. The distance from Hotel is 26 miles with a drive time of 35 minutes.

Parking is available at the event hotel at the rates of:
0-4 hours: $20.00
4-8 hours: $24.00
8+ or overnight: $44.00

ATIXA will provide continental breakfast each morning, a mid-morning coffee/tea break, and an afternoon snack each day. Lunch and dinner each evening will be paid by the participants.

ATIXA will host a complimentary welcome reception on the evening of Wednesday, June 10th for all attendees. Partners, accompanying family and travel companions are welcome to join us at the reception.

Attire is business casual. Please note that meeting room temperatures may vary and the mornings can be quite chilly. Layers are encouraged!

Training & Certification Course registration fee includes attendance for one or two days of training, and extensive training materials. Continental breakfast, a mid-morning coffee/tea break, and an afternoon snack are all included. Lunch and dinner each evening, lodging and transportation costs will be paid by the participants. Registration fees apply to all attendees, including Super Members and retainer clients. Certification included. Registration fees reflect all types of pricing. No additional discounts are available.

Training and Certification registrations include a one-month Individual Membership* with purchase. Information on membership registration and access will be provided 7-10 business days following completion of registration.

*Limit one membership per person, even if attending multiple courses. Membership is non-transferrable. Membership with registration cannot serve as a renewal to current members. Membership with registration only available to current, non-members. Membership cannot be retroactively applied.

Additional policies related to membership with registration can be found here.

Yes, in service to the field, ATIXA welcomes the submission of scholarship applications for all four hotel-based events. These scholarships aim to assist our colleagues in their professional development and commitment to their chosen profession. Scholarships will be awarded to applicants based upon written responses to the application questions. A limited amount of scholarships will be awarded, and submission of the application does not mean a scholarship will be awarded.

The Scholarship application section of the website is above the FAQ section of the page. The deadline to complete the application for our Denver 2020 Training and Certification Courses is Friday, April 24th and all recipients will be notified by Friday, May 8th, 2020.

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