Training & Certification from ATIXA

ATIXA is the premier association for Title IX Training, offering a number of Certification courses to
meet the growing demand for new and unique professional development opportunities. You will find an in-depth overview of current Certification offerings from ATIXA, descriptions of our courses and a location-by-course calendar below.

If you do not see the training you are looking for, contact us for upcoming locations, to inquire about hosting on your campus, or to talk with an ATIXA team member about additional training offerings.

What Makes Earning Certification with ATIXA Unique

Level One Certification Courses        Level Two Certification Courses        Level Three Certification Courses
Level Four Certification Courses        Level Five Certification Courses

Additional Certifications:
Title IX Compliance and Athletics
Campus Victim/Survivor Advocate and Campus-Serving Victim/Survivor Advocate Training
Title IX Policies & Procedures
Student Conduct Hearing Board Training

What makes earning certification with ATIXA unique?

There are a lot of courses out there, and many will teach you compliance. We do more than that, preparing you for the compliance challenges of tomorrow, not just today. We speak OCR fluently. Our certifications are regularly updated to stay fresh, and are developed and presented by the foremost leaders of the field. Our constant refinement of the courses enables us to carefully define and hone best practices to ensure that our attendees fully understand how to get Title IX right. 

Our certifications are taught by faculty who are nationally-recognized experts and field-leading practitioners who guide participants though an unparalleled professional development experience across fourteen different courses. Using case studies, Q&A and illustrative stories, ATIXA trainings are never dull.

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.

Level One Training & Certification Courses

Title IX Coordinator
Certification 
Training
Civil Rights Investigator
Certification 
Training
Climate Surveys, VAWA Compliance & Strategic Prevention Training 504 Coordinator Certification Training
 Level One –
Two trainings currently available.
Level One –
Eight trainings currently available.
 Level One –
One training currently available.
Level One –
Three trainings currently available.

Level One – Four Days

Description:

This course provides foundational knowledge and insight on the role of Title IX Coordinators; topics include all aspects of Title IX and related VAWA Section 304/Clery Act compliance, oversight of investigations, and more. Participants will leave with a deep understanding of their role as Title IX Coordinators, Administrators or Deputies and how to excel in these positions. Learn more.

Who Should Attend

Pre-requisites: None 

Locations:

June 4th-7th, 2018
Columbus, OH

October 8th-9th & October 12th-14th, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

Difference from other courses:

This course is designed as the first level of basic Coordinator Training essential for all Coordinators. To further hone skills and understanding, Four Advanced Coordinator Two-Day training options are listed below. Advanced trainings enhance and deepen a Coordinator’s understanding of critical and targeted special topics.

Level One – Two Days

Description:

This course provides foundational knowledge and skills for civil rights investigators, deputies and Title IX Coordinators/Administrators who perform and/or oversee campus investigations. The primary focus is mastering investigation of campus sexual misconduct and sexual harassment. Learn more.

Who Should Attend

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. Attend this training if you are either an inexperienced investigator, have not been trained before, or want to solidify your fundamentals. ATIXA expects that professional investigators will attend 2-3 of our two-day investigator courses over time to achieve full competence.

Pre-requisites: None

Locations:

May 22nd & 23rd, 2018
Saint Bonaventure, NY
Hosted by Saint Bonaventure University

June 4th & June 5th, 2018
Columbus, OH

June 20th & 21st, 2018
Des Plaines, IL
Hosted by Oakton Community College

July 9th & 10th, 2018
Cheney, WA
Hosted by Eastern Washington University

July 19th & 20th, 2018
Galloway, NJ
Hosted by Stockton University

July 26th & 27th, 2018
Boulder, CO
Hosted by Naropa University

September 27th & 28th, 2018
Jacksonville, FL
Hosted by Jacksonville University

October 8th & 9th, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

Difference from other courses:

Provides basic skills and knowledge requisite to performing Title IX investigations for both full-time and part-time investigators. It also meets the required training mandates of Title IX and VAWA Section 304. Subsequent trainings provide deeper insight into investigation of stalking, intimate partner violence, complex investigation management, report writing, analysis and decision-making.

Level One – Two Days

Description:

This course is designed to provide Title IX Coordinators, Administrators and Prevention Specialists the necessary skills and theory needed to comply with and implement the training and prevention-based requirements of Title IX and VAWA 2013 Section 304. This course highlights research-infused strategies and programs, providing participants with detailed implementation materials, opportunities to ask questions and identify programming for immediate application on your campus. Special focus will be on how to develop an effective climate survey to better understand and plan for your culture’s needs. Learn more.

Who Should Attend

Pre-requisites: None

Locations:

June 6th & June 7th, 2018
Columbus, OH

Difference from other courses:

This course offers a unique and specialized type of training from ATIXA, focusing on how to implement and maximize the strategic prevention practices of a campus. A focus is given to the development and design of climate surveys and how to successfully achieve VAWA compliance.

Level One – One Day

Description:

In this one-day course, the 504 Coordinator Training & Certification, ATIXA Faculty will provide a comprehensive overview of disability laws and guidelines regarding accommodations. Additionally, participants will explore the elements required for a well-developed grievance process and grievance forms and discuss best practices in organizational structure. Learn more.

Who Should Attend

Pre-requisites: None

Locations:

June 3rd, 2018
Columbus, OH

June 11th, 2018
Portland, OR
Hosted by the University of Portland

October 8th, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

Difference from other courses:

This course offers a comprehensive overview of disability laws and guidelines regarding accommodations, explores the elements required for a well-developed grievance process and grievance forms, and discuss best practices in organizational structure.

Level Two Certification Courses

Title IX Coordinator
Certification 
Training
Civil Rights Investigator
Certification 
Training
Climate Surveys, VAWA Compliance & Strategic Prevention Training 504 Coordinator Certification Training
Level Two –
Two trainings currently available. 
Level Two –
Five trainings currently available.
 Level Two –
No trainings currently scheduled.
 

Level Two –
No additional training levels.

Level Two – Two Days

Description:

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. Learn more.

Course Track: 

Structures, Pressures, Politics, Sanctions, Minors & MOUs

This course training will include:

  • Minors
  • Sanctioning
  • Structuring Your Title IX Team
  • Managing the Media
  • Appeals
  • Managing Politics and Pressure (Presidents, Boards, Faculty, Athletics)
  • Leveraging and empowering Title IX Coordinator authority
  • MOUs
    • Local Law Enforcement
    • Advocacy Organizations
    • Local Schools (K-12)
  • The Intersection of Title IX and:
    • ADA 504
    • Pregnancy
    • Athletics
  • The Collective Intersection of Title IX, Pregnancy & Athletics

Who Should Attend

Pre-requisites:

There are no pre-requisites required, but this training curriculum builds on the skills and content of the four-day ATIXA Title IX Coordinator Level One Certification Course.

Locations:

June 4th & 5th, 2018
Columbus, OH

October 8th & 9th, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

Difference from other courses:

The Level Two Coordinator and Administrator certification courses build on the Level One course with a deep-dive into key topics, providing participants with greater intentionality and skill building through case study and scenario discussions. The four levels of advanced training are not given in a particular order or progression, despite their labeling as levels. They offer topic-based opportunities for training depending on your needs and interest in the topics offered.

Level Two – Two Days

Description:

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. Learn more.

Who Should Attend

Pre-requisites:

Level Two training is an intermediate level of training for those who have a detailed understanding of Title IX and a moderate level of investigative experience, or for who have completed ATIXA Level One investigation training.

Locations:

June 6th & 7th, 2018
Columbus, OH

June 28th & 29th, 2018
Berkeley, CA
Hosted by Berkeley Student Cooperative

August 21st & 22nd, 2018
Sturtevant, WI
Hosted by Gateway Technical College

October 12th – 14th, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

October 22nd & 23rd, 2018
Seattle, WA
Hosted by Seattle Colleges

Difference from other courses:

This training is more hands-on, practice and application-based than the Level One training. Participants are expected to already have a working understanding of Title IX, equity and investigation requirements – gained through Level One or on-the-job experience. Case studies and exercises focus on investigating sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner (domestic and dating violence) violence, including trauma-informed interviews and addressing pattern/predatory behavior.

Level Two – Two Days

Currently Under Development 

 

Level Three Certification Courses

Title IX Coordinator
Certification 
Training
Civil Rights Investigator
Certification 
Training
Climate Surveys, VAWA Compliance & Strategic Prevention Training 504 Coordinator Certification Training
Level Three –
No trainings currently available.
Level Three –
Two trainings currently available.
 Level Three –
No additional training levels. 
Level Three –
No additional training levels.

Level Three – Two Days

Description:

The Level Three 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. Learn more.

Course Track: Compliance

This course training will include:

  • Train-the-Trainer – Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Section 304/Campus SaVE Act
  • Managing complex cases, outside investigators and multiple victim or perpetrator situations

Who Should Attend

Pre-requisites:

There are no pre-requisites required, but this training curriculum builds on the skills and content of the four-day ATIXA Title IX Coordinator Level One Certification Course.

Locations:

None currently scheduled.

Difference from other courses:

The Level Three Coordinator and Administrator certification courses build on the Level One course with a deep-dive into key topics, providing participants with greater intentionality and skill building through case study and scenario discussions. The four levels of advanced training are not given in a particular order or progression, despite their labeling as levels. They offer topic-based opportunities for training depending on your needs and interest in the topics offered.

Level Three – Two Days

Description:

Level Three is our most advanced investigation training. This training is clinical in nature, focusing on your ability to deploy advanced civil rights investigation techniques with the comfort and excellence of a skilled professional.  Working in teams and groups, investigators will hone all of the key techniques of investigation by working with difficult witnesses, lawyers, and cases with hidden smoking guns. Learn more.

Who Should Attend

Course Types:

Level Three A – Sexual Violence

Level Three B – Sexual Harassment

Pre-requisites:

Level Three is our most advanced training. If you have not attended our Level Two training, this training may be a stretch for you, unless you are a very seasoned investigator already.  The instructors for this course do not entertain basic, structural or foundational questions, because it is assumed that participants will already have those skill sets in hand. Instructors will not let someone hold the group back, and will ask you to pose such questions during breaks or post-training.

Locations:

September 20th & 21st, 2018
Detroit, MI
Hosted by Macomb Community College

September 24th & 25th, 2018
San Jose, CA
Hosted by Evergreen Valley College

Difference from other courses:

This training is clinical in nature, helping seasoned and/or-well-trained investigators focus on advanced civil rights investigation techniques with the comfort and excellence of a skilled professional.

 

 

Level Four Certification Courses

Title IX Coordinator
Certification 
Training
Civil Rights Investigator
Certification 
Training
Climate Surveys, VAWA Compliance & Strategic Prevention Training 504 Coordinator Certification Training
Level Four –
One training currently available.
Level Four –
Five trainings currently available. 
 Level Four –
No additional training levels. 
Level Four –
No additional training levels.

Level Four – Two Days

Description:

The Level Four 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. Learn more.

Course Track:
Critical Understandings 

This course training will include:

  • Prevention Practices
  • Trauma Informed Interviewing
  • Victimology
  • Psychology of the Perpetrator
  • Role of the Victim’s Advocate
  • Intake & Advocacy
  • Advanced Notice-related Topics
  • Mandated Reporting Best Practices

Who Should Attend

Pre-requisites:

There are no pre-requisites required, but training curriculum builds on the skills and content of the four-day ATIXA Title IX Coordinator Level One Certification Course.

Locations:

October 12th – 14th, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

Difference from other courses:

The Level Four Coordinator and Administrator certification courses build on the Level One course with a deep-dive into key topics, providing participants with greater intentionality and skill building through case study and scenario discussions. The four levels of advanced training are not given in a particular order or progression, despite their labeling as levels. They offer topic-based opportunities for training depending on your needs and interest in the topics offered.

Level Four – Two Days
Due Process

Description:

If you’re interested in raising the bar on the procedural and substantive fairness of your sexual misconduct resolution proceedings (or all disciplinary proceedings), this track is for you. This course will show you how to protect your process and manage the risk of lawsuits by enhancing the due process you afford to your community. Learn more.

Who Should Attend

Pre-requisites:

There are no pre-requisites required, though completion of ATIXA Investigator Certification Levels One and Two would be helpful.

Locations:

June 6th & 7th, 2018
Columbus, OH

June 25th & 26th, 2018
Rochester, NY
Hosted by Nazareth College

July 25th & 26th, 2018
San Francisco, CA
Hosted by the University of San Francisco

August 1st & 2nd, 2018
Baltimore, MD
Hosted by the University of Baltimore

October 12th – 14th, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

Difference from other courses:

Levels One and Two of the investigator certification courses establish the foundation for solid investigation techniques, practices and substantive understanding of policy. Level Three is a clinical exploration of report writing and analysis. Level Four is an advanced course on how due process is evolving, how that evolution should impact policy and procedure, as well as on delivering procedural fairness via the transparency of the investigation process.

 

 

Level Five Certification Courses

Title IX Coordinator
Certification 
Training
Civil Rights Investigator
Certification 
Training
Climate Surveys, VAWA Compliance & Strategic Prevention Training 504 Coordinator Certification Training
Level Five –
No trainings currently available.
Level Five –
No additional training levels.
 Level Five –
No additional training levels. 
Level Five –
No additional training levels.

Level Five – Two Days

Description:

The Level Five 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. Learn more.

Course Track: Bias & Cultural Competencies

Who Should Attend

Pre-requisites:

There are no pre-requisites required, but training curriculum builds on the skills and content of the four-day ATIXA Title IX Coordinator Level One Certification Course.

Locations:

None currently scheduled.

Difference from other courses:

The Level Five Coordinator and Administrator certification courses build on the Level One course with a deep-dive into key topics, providing participants with greater intentionality and skill building through case study and scenario discussions. The four levels of advanced training are not given in a particular order or progression, despite their labeling as levels. They offer topic-based opportunities for training depending on your needs and interest in the topics offered.

 

 

Hosting a Training Event

If you do not see the training you are looking for, contact us for upcoming locations, to inquire about hosting on your campus, or to talk with an ATIXA team member about additional training offerings.