Civil Rights Investigator Certification Course
Level One Training

February 27th-28th, 2019 in Boiling Springs, NC
Hosted by Gardner-Webb University

Register Online | Register by Cheque
Early Bird Registration deadline is Wednesday, January 30th, 2019.
Regular Registration deadline is Monday, February 18th, 2019.

Questions? Contact ATIXA at 610-644-7858.

REGISTRATION & MATERIALS | CERTIFICATION | TRIAL MEMBERSHIPS
FACULTY | LOGISTICS | ACCOMMODATIONS | POLICY

DESCRIPTION OF TRAINING

Civil Rights Investigator Level One Course | Other ATIXA Trainings and Certifications

REGISTRATION & MATERIALS

Early Bird Registration Rates (Register by January 30, 2019)

  • Standard registration
    • $2,500 per campus group of up to 7 attendees
    • $2,000 per campus pair of attendees
    • $1,500 per attendee
  • Member registration
    • $2,200 per campus group of up to 7 attendees
    • $1,775 per campus pair of attendees
    • $1,350 per individual

Regular Registration Rates (After January 30, 2019)

  • Standard registration
    • $2,875 per campus group of up to 7 attendees
    • $2,300 per campus pair of attendees
    • $1,725 per attendee
  • Member registration
    • $2,530 per campus group of up to 7 attendees
    • $2,000 per campus pair of attendees
    • $1,555 per individual

To register a campus pair or group at discounted Member Rates, the anticipated attendees must have an active Institutional Membership or each registrant must be an active Individual Member. For more information on membership please contact ATIXA at 610-644-7858.

All registrations for 2019 trainings include access to regularly updated electronic training materials, including the full deck of training slides, a 200-page materials packet, and our newly published Investigation in a Box Kit — a 230-page compilation of key guidance, regulations, and resource materials, timelines, flowcharts, and other supplemental resources that your team needs to complete a thorough, reliable and impartial investigation of potential discrimination.

Attendee contact information is not required at time of registration; ATIXA will reach out 7-10 days prior to the training to collect each attendee’s name, professional title, institutional affiliation, email address, and phone number. Access to materials is delivered via email to each attendee 5 days prior to the training.

CERTIFICATION

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) programsystem. 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Certification refers to attendance at a qualifying event; The NCHERM Group cannot speak to individual attendees’ knowledge, expertise, or command of the material.

HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) has pre-approved this activity for 12 HR (General) recertification credit hours. Human Resources professionals requiring recertification credit hours will receive the activity ID upon completion of the event.

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

This program is valid for 12 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.

*NEW* Digital Badging

We are pleased to announce that ATIXA has partnered with Accredible to add digital badging to its ability to recognize and honor the 12,500 professionals who have sought certification training since 2012.

Digital badges are an increasingly popular tool for employees to denote their achievements, illustrate skill accumulation, and convey professional competence and excellence. A digital badge is an indicator of accomplishment or skill that can be displayed, accessed, and verified online. The badge includes information on who earned the badge, what the badge represents, how it was earned, when it was earned, and who issued it. Digital credentials allow employees to present a rich and trustworthy record of their professional development, easily shared on social platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, as well as inclusion in email signatures.

Attendees of any Certification Course will now be able to expand their current options for verifying certification in a more public, visual, digital, and social, displaying badges for each certification so that colleagues, students, and potential employers can recognize your training and professional development. Attendees will receive notification following completion of the training on how to access their badge.

PLEASE NOTE: Certification refers to attendance at a qualifying event; The NCHERM Group cannot speak to individual attendees’ knowledge, expertise, or command of the material.

TRIAL MEMBERSHIPS

All registrations for 2019 trainings include complimentary three-month Individual Trial Memberships for attendees who have no previous membership history with ATIXA. Active trial members have access to the full benefits of the corresponding membership level. ATIXA’s policies provide additional guidance regarding complimentary trial memberships.

FACULTY

Saunie Schuster is a Partner with The NCHERM Group, 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 harassment, discrimination and sexual misconduct and violence, ADA and disability issues.  Ms. Schuster has extensive experience and expertise in, and routinely advises clients on, the First Amendment and campus access issues; risk management and liability; behavior intervention and threat assessment; student discipline and campus conduct; intellectual property and employment issues.  Ms. Schuster provides assistance nationally to both public and private educational entities in policy development, faculty handbooks and employee manuals, and training for state and federal compliance.  She has provided extensive consultation to and training for the U.S. Justice Department, Office of Violence Against Women, the White House Task Force on Sexual Assault and the Futures Without Violence organization.  She also provides litigation consultation, expert witness support, and conducts civil rights-based investigation for educational institutions.  She provided contraceptive support and rape crisis counseling and served on the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood of Butler County.

LOGISTICS

Time

Training is from 9:00AM to 5:00PM each day. Registration will begin at 8:30AM. One hour will be provided for lunch. Two short breaks will be taken throughout the day.

Hosting Institution Location
Gardner-Webb University
110 South Main
Boiling Springs, NC 28017

Day-Of Training Facility
Gardner-Webb University
Tucker Student Center
131 Tucker Drive
Shelby, NC 28152
Map & Directions

Parking & Transportation

Free parking will be available on campus in the lots by Building 22, the Tucker Student Center.  Map

Travel

Airports
Charlotte-Douglas International Airport
5501 Josh Birmingham Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28208
Approximate distance to campus: 45.0 miles

Train Station
Amtrak Gastonia, NC Station
350 Hancock St, Gastonia, NC 28054
Approximate distance to campus: 35.0 miles

Amtrak Charlotte, NC Station
1914 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28206
Approximate distance to campus: 45.0 miles

Lodging

Please note that the below list reflects recommended lodging locations, as provided by our host institution. Room blocks are not available. Please contact the hotel directly for questions regarding cost, availability and reservations.

AmericInn by Wyndham
428 East College, Boiling Springs, NC 28017
Approximate distance from campus: 2.0 miles
*A discounted room block is available, please mention ‘ATIXA’ when booking

Days Inn
1431 W. Dixon Blvd
Shelby, NC 28152
Approximate distance from campus: 8.0 miles

Breakfast, Lunch & Snack Breaks

Your host will provide a light continental breakfast and afternoon snack break each day. Lunch each day will be on your own.

Attire

Attire is business casual with an emphasis on casual.  Room temperatures may vary; layers are encouraged.

Technical Assistance

Internet access will be available upon arrival to campus, please select the network ‘GWUGuest‘. Attendees will have full access to the on-campus network and a password will not be required. If you wish to use a laptop to take notes, please have your computer fully charged and consider bringing a back-up battery, as there are not enough outlets in the room for individual use. Staff on-site will not be available to provide any electrical cords or technological assistance.

Attractions

Explore life around Gardner-Webb University.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Please provide ATIXA with advance notice of any accommodation request, including parking, interpretation services, all-gender bathrooms, lactation room, etc. Specify in your correspondence the location of the training you are attending.

POLICY

ATIXA’s policies provide guidance on cancellations, substitutions, credits, and more.


*Although a registration deadline is outlined above, it is possible that the training may reach capacity before that date. If this happens, registration will be closed earlier than scheduled. Please have registration confirmed before making travel and lodging accommodations.