Summer Online Training Series

Offering certification courses to meet the growing demand for new and unique professional development opportunities, including all courses updated to the 2020 Title IX Regulations. ATIXA offers a wide range of topical courses available to you, divided into three tracks: Coordinator Certification, Investigator Certification, and Special Topics. Many attend a variety of courses over time, diversifying their knowledge base, and hold multiple certifications from ATIXA. Select from the options below or go to the Event Schedule to learn more about our individual courses.

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Certification Course Schedule

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K-12 Civil Rights Investigator Level One Training & Certification Course, Tuesdays in July

Tuesdays in July
10am-1pm ET

This 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.

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

Tuesdays in July
2pm-5pm ET

“Nobody trains a jury, so why does a hearing panel need training?” The analogy to a jury is only partially correct. College and school hearing panels have a fact-finding role, like juries, but also an investigative responsibility that juries do not have. That added responsibility enhances the training needed to perform the role well. And, of course, panels must be trained per VAWA Section 304. If Congress thought training was necessary, it must have realized that the jury analogy is imperfect. Or perhaps Congress recognized that the premise is wrong…juries are trained. One of the primary functions of the lawyers, judges, expert witnesses, and jury instructions is to provide guidance to the jury on how it should analyze a case. That’s training, it just happens on the job, in the courtroom. Training is necessary to help panelists recognize and overcome bias, to understand the scope of their role, to apply policy with analytical precision, and to be sure that their determination is reliably based on the preponderance of the evidence.

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Title IX Coordinator & Administrator Level One Training & Certification Course

Thursdays in July
10am-12pm. ET

This comprehensive course is focused broadly on the role of Title IX Coordinators, all aspects of Title IX and VAWA/Clery compliance, oversight of investigations, and more. Two of the nation’s leading Title IX experts serve as faculty to convey what every campus Title IX Coordinator needs to know to do that job and do it well.

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

Thursdays in July
2pm-5pm ET

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.

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2020 Regulations Implementation Training & Certification Course

Fridays in July
10am-1pm ET

The 2020 Title IX Regulations are here. Enhanced due process protections, particularly for the responding party, are a focus of OCR’s paradigm-shifting new rules. Participants in this course will explore a detailed review of procedural and substantive elements that schools, districts, and colleges will need to change before OCR’s implementation/enforcement deadline.

We’ll have a special focus on group problem-solving and case studies that highlight complexities and challenges posed by the new rules. Deep regulatory analysis will enhance the ability of participants explore effective and efficient procedures, potential pitfalls, litigation vulnerability, and best practices in organizational structure going forward.

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Title IX Coordinator & Administrator Level One Training & Certification Course

July 14-15, 2020
10am-5pm ET

This comprehensive course is focused broadly on the role of Title IX Coordinators, all aspects of Title IX and VAWA/Clery compliance, oversight of investigations, and more. Two of the nation’s leading Title IX experts serve as faculty to convey what every campus Title IX Coordinator needs to know to do that job and do it well.

Register Here

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2020 Regulations Implementation Training & Certification Course

July 14-15, 2020
10am-5pm ET

The 2020 Title IX Regulations are here. Enhanced due process protections, particularly for the responding party, are a focus of OCR’s paradigm-shifting new rules. Participants in this course will explore a detailed review of procedural and substantive elements that schools, districts, and colleges will need to change before OCR’s implementation/enforcement deadline.

We’ll have a special focus on group problem-solving and case studies that highlight complexities and challenges posed by the new rules. Deep regulatory analysis will enhance the ability of participants explore effective and efficient procedures, potential pitfalls, litigation vulnerability, and best practices in organizational structure going forward.

Register Here

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Civil Rights Investigator Level One Training & Certification Course

July 21-22, 2020
11am-6pm ET

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.

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Civil Rights Investigator Level 3B: Sexual Harassment Case Processing & Resolution Training & Certification Course

Wednesdays in July
10am-5pm ET

Fully process and resolve a sexual harassment complaint, processed from start to finish, with expert guidance and feedback from the presenter along the way, and an opportunity for the group to debrief their findings and process together at the end of the day. This training will have participants model the entire process of resolution in a clinical setting with feedback from the presenters and audience. The team(s) will conduct interviews, gather evidence, assess and analyze and recommend a finding. The training is based on a fully scripted case study where multiple individuals will play roles as intake personnel, the Title IX Coordinator, investigators, witnesses, parties and advisors. In addition, the training will include a report writing clinic. Working from the sexual harassment case study script, participants will write report sections and share for group editing with input from other participants and gentle critical feedback from the expert facilitator. Participants will receive sample template reports for a variety of Title IX covered behaviors as part of the materials for this training.

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K-12 Title IX Administrator Advanced Training & Certification Course

August 3-4, 2020
9am-5pm ET

This two-day immersive course is designed to build upon the K-12 “Basics” curriculum; however, it can also be a good entry-point for senior school leaders who are focused on big-picture compliance for their district or school.  Our program will begin with core foundational concepts in Title IX (which will serve as a framing device for newcomers or a refresher for individuals who have taken BASICS).

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

August 5 & 6
10am-5pm ET

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.

Register Here

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Civil Rights Investigator Level One Training & Certification Course

August 10-11, 2020
10am-5pm ET

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.

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Civil Rights Investigator Level Two Training & Certification Course

August 10 & 11, 2020
10am-5pm ET

Level Two investigator training is an intermediate level of training that builds on your skill set with more nuanced questioning techniques, a strong focus on questioning, record keeping and note-taking, managing complex investigations, and a topical exploration that broadens beyond the sexual misconduct focus of Level One. This training builds strong skills with frequent exercises and case studies that allow for high levels of interaction, analysis and the application of various civil rights investigation techniques.

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K-12 504/ADA Coordinator Training & Certification Course

August 17, 2020
9am-5pm ET

Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”) guarantees equal opportunities in education and employment for all people with disabilities. The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) under guidelines of the Department of Education enforces Section 504, which prohibits public entities and agencies, including school districts which receive federal funds from discriminating against otherwise qualified individuals on the sole basis of a disability. The law calls for federal funds to be withheld if discrimination does occur. This one-day course will review the in-depth role of a 504 Coordinator so that your district is prepared for any situation. The trainer will review who is protected, specific accommodations processes, and special case with accompanying case studies.

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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 competency include employment discriminati...

W. Scott Lewis, J.D.

Partner, TNG & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

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 with TNG & ATIXA Advisory Board

Leslee Morris, J.D., is a Senior Associate with TNG and Advisory Board Member of ATIXA. She received her juris doctorate degree and mediation training from the University of Colorado (CU) School of La...

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

Partner, TNG & ATIXA Advisory Board

Kim Pacelli is a Partner with TNG and Advisory Board with ATIXA who is quite familiar with the day-to-day challenges facing colleges, universities, and schools. She provides practical advice that empo...

SAUNDRA 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...

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

President, TNG & Vice President, ATIXA

Daniel Swinton is the President of TNG and Vice President of ATIXA. Daniel consults frequently with colleges, universities and K-12 on issues of Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act and sexual vio...

Joe Vincent, M.L.S.

Senior Associate Consultant, TNG

Joe Vincent is a Senior 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 externa...

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Early Bird Pricing

Standard: $1599
Member: $1499

Regular Pricing

Standard: $1699
Member: $1599

Please contact Megan Birster for group rates for five or more attendees for the same training.

Absolutely! Now is the time to take advantage of the ability to receive a certification while you are working remotely. If your institution instated travel restrictions or you are required to work remotely, this may be an ideal opportunity to continue your education! Registration is limited but still open for all events.

Yes! ATIXA is working diligently to ensure each training includes multiple Q&A sessions, polls to assess attendee input, and an assigned moderator who will work one-on-one with the consultant.

No, once you register for a training, you will receive a specific link that allows you access to the training. This link will allow you to sign-in each day. The link will activate for the person assigned to the email address provided at registration.

Yes, ATIXA is currently reviewing applications to host for dates beyond August of 2020. Additional details can be found by clicking here.

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