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Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification

Level One – Four Days
Level Two – Two Days
Level Three – Two Days
Level Four – Two Days
Level Five – Two Days

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 – Four Days

Description of the Course
Who Should Attend
Prerequisites
Upcoming Training Locations
How is this different from other Certification courses from ATIXA?
What does my certification mean?

Description of Course

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.

Every college and university in the country is required by the Department of Education to have a campus Title IX Coordinator, and to designate that individual to the  department and the campus community as a contact point for a Title IX communications and grievances. This administrator is responsible for coordination of all your institution’s compliance efforts on gender discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, sexual assault, athletics equity and related civil rights investigations.

Title IX Coordinators all over the country continue to share with ATIXA their lack of clarity on the role, responsibilities and the expectations the Department of Education has for their position. Campus administrators report confusion over whether there is more to the Coordinator role than being a designee for Office for Civil Rights (OCR) communications, who their campus Title IX Coordinator is, and what that person is supposed to do.With legislation, resolution letters and open investigations continuing to effect our work as Title IX administrators, the Title IX Coordinator position continues to grow and develop overtime.  This course will address these questions and the confusion about the responsibilities of a campus Title IX Coordinator. This comprehensive 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. The four days will be intense, practical, and full of case studies and opportunities to apply the skills imparted in the training. You will not only spend four days with trainers who are some of the most knowledgeable experts on the topics, but also who are engaging and dynamic enough to hold your interest, keep you entertained, and take you from theory to practice with compelling case studies and relevant activities that take the content off the page and onto the campus.

Your trainers are not just topic experts, but practitioners. Members of the faculty for this event have negotiated with OCR on behalf of colleges and universities, conducted investigations, run athletics programs, litigated Title IX cases, served as experts and submitted amici in Title IX cases, trained investigators, and have published extensively on this topic. We know it inside out, and after four days, so will you. This course will place you in the best possible position to respond to and defend institutional competence on discrimination grievances. As this is the only event of its kind, you can’t get this training anywhere else.

This event features a multi-disciplinary, engaging faculty with unmatched expertise, who have been writing, researching, litigating, enforcing, training and working in depth on Title IX for many years. As the leading source for Title IX expertise, ATIXA has now trained and certified more than 4,000 campus Title IX Coordinators across the country.

Click here for a Sample Course Agenda.

Who Should Attend?

  • Campus Title IX Coordinators
  • Deputy Coordinators
  • Training and Prevention personnel
  • Investigators
  • Human Resources personnel
  • Student Conduct personnel
  • Student Affairs administrators
  • General Counsel and outside attorneys
  • Athletics administrators, Senior Women’s Administrators and compliance administrators
  • Campus law enforcement

Prerequisites

None

Upcoming Training Locations

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

January 22nd – 25th, 2019
Orlando, FL

How is this different from our other certifications?

This course is designed as the first Level of Basic Coordinator Training. Four Advanced Coordinator Two-Day training options are listed below, which deepen a Coordinator’s understanding of the special topics selected for each Advanced Track option.

 What does my Certification mean?

To obtain a Title IX Coordinator Certification, you will need to attend the whole event. What does this certificate mean? It means that you have tapped into the unparalleled expertise of ATIXA and the other carefully selected experts in the field.

Once the course is completed, you will receive your certification from ATIXA. Certificates for this training event will be provided to you electronically via our Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) program system. A member of our team will be in contact with you via email with instructions on accepting your certification credits in the 7-10 business days following the completion of this course. Learn more about our new program here.

Now you can stay up-to-date! We are excited to announce our online professional development platform called the Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) program. Our CCC program allows clients of The NCHERM Group, including those certified by ATIXA, to track, maintain and extend their professional development through our programs.

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.

Two Day Hospital Title IX Coordinator Certification Training 

Overview

As you know, hospitals have long been tasked with Title VII Compliance, but now Title IX has been added to the mix as well. That said, I am reaching out today because an appeals court recently applied Title IX to a hospital residency program for the first time, and now I am sure you are wondering what you need to do as a result. Fortunately, we can guide you.

This recent case holds that hospitals with medical residency programs that accept federal funds are subject to the same requirements as educational institutions with respect to Title IX. This means that hospitals will need to designate a Title IX Coordinator, have equitable investigation and resolution procedures in place, comply with detailed OCR guidance, offer training to hospital staff and employees on Title IX, conduct Title IX investigations in a fair and timely manner, and remedy sex/gender discrimination in accord with OCR’s precepts.

Like Title VII, Title IX has many nuances to master. It is subject to dual enforcement, by agencies and the courts, but unlike Title VII, there is no EEOC consent to sue requirement under Title IX. The regulations on Title IX can lack clarity and we are already hearing from hospitals looking to engage outside assistance with their compliance efforts. This case encourages those in the health care industry to take the opportunity to review best practices for mitigating the risks associated with sexual harassment, sexual assault, and other hazards of operating medical residency and other educational programs – areas where our team can certainly assist.

We’re already well-schooled in working in health care and hospital environments. We assist medical colleges, university hospitals, and college and university health services throughout the United States on a daily basis to meet their compliance requirements. One of our consultants is a former hospital administrator.

Through ATIXA, The Association for Title IX Administrators, we also offer a professional membership association to support individuals tasked with complying with Title IX which states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

Sample Agenda

Day One

  • Overview & History of Title IX
  • Review of Title IX Legal Standards and Significant Case Law
    • Jane Doe v. Mercy Catholic Medical Center
      • Will this holding be followed outside the Third Circuit?
      • What does this case mean for residency and other educational programs operated within hospital settings?
      • Circumventing EEOC
  • The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) & Title IX
  • Significant OCR Guidance and its applicability to the hospital setting
    • 2001 Guidance
    • April 4, 2011 Dear Colleague Letter
    • 2014 Q&A on Title IX and Sexual Violence
  • Preponderance Standard and Jurisdiction
  • Notice, Reporting, Responsible Employees & Confidentiality
  • The Reluctant Complainant, a unique Title IX Problem
  • Is it a IX? – When does Title IX Apply?
  • Overlap and Intersection of Title IX with Title VII
    • Misconduct by a resident
      • Toward another resident
      • Toward a patient/visitor
      • Toward a hospital employee
    • Misconduct against a resident
      • By another resident
      • By a patient/visitor
      • By a hospital employee
  • Med students, nursing students and the protections of Title I

Day Two

  • Job Responsibilities of the Title IX Coordinator and Administrator
    • Quick List of Responsibilities
    • Point Person for Grievances
    • Creation and Implementation of Appropriate Policy
    • Organizational Charts & Title IX Administrative Structure
    • Training Oversight
  • Essential Competencies for Title IX Coordinators, Deputies and Investigators
    • Integrating with other hospital programs
      • HR
      • Risk Management
      • Employee Relations
    • Creating and Implementing Appropriate Policy
      • What changes are needed to existing hospital policy to assure compliance?
    • Oversight and Coordination of Prompt and Equitable Grievance Procedures
      • What changes are needed to existing hospital procedures to assure equity?
    • Supervisor of Investigations
    • Elements of a Title IX Investigation
    • Assurance of Compliance with Title IX Mandate to Stop, Prevent, Remedy
    • Documentation, Recordkeeping, and Record Maintenance

Level Two – Two Days

Description of the Course
Who Should Attend
Prerequisites
Upcoming Training Locations
How is this different from other Certification courses from ATIXA?
What does my certification mean?

Description of 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.

Course Track: Pressures, Politics, Sanctions and 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?

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

Prerequisites

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.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

October 8th & 9th, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

January 22nd & 23rd, 2019
Orlando, FL

How is this different from our other certifications? 

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.

What does my Certification mean?

To obtain a Title IX Coordinator Certification, you will need to attend the whole event. What does this certificate mean? It means that you have tapped into the unparalleled expertise of ATIXA and the other carefully selected experts in the field.

Once the course is completed, you will receive your certification from ATIXA. Certificates for this training event will be provided to you electronically via our Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) program system. A member of our team will be in contact with you via email with instructions on accepting your certification credits in the 7-10 business days following the completion of this course. Learn more about our new program here.

Now you can stay up-to-date! We are excited to announce our online professional development platform called the Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) program. Our CCC program allows clients of The NCHERM Group, including those certified by ATIXA, to track, maintain and extend their professional development through our programs.

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.

Level Three – Two Days

Description of the Course
Who Should Attend
Prerequisites
Upcoming Training Locations
How is this different from other Certification courses from ATIXA?
What does my certification mean?

Description of Course

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.

Course Track: Compliance

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

Who Should Attend?

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

Prerequisites

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.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

January 24th & 25th, 2019
Orlando, FL

How is this different from our other certifications? 

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.

What does my Certification mean?

To obtain a Title IX Coordinator Certification, you will need to attend the whole event. What does this certificate mean? It means that you have tapped into the unparalleled expertise of ATIXA and the other carefully selected experts in the field.

Once the course is completed, you will receive your certification from ATIXA. Certificates for this training event will be provided to you electronically via our Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) program system. A member of our team will be in contact with you via email with instructions on accepting your certification credits in the 7-10 business days following the completion of this course. Learn more about our new program here.

Now you can stay up-to-date! We are excited to announce our online professional development platform called the Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) program. Our CCC program allows clients of The NCHERM Group, including those certified by ATIXA, to track, maintain and extend their professional development through our programs.

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.

Level Four – Two Days

Description of the Course
Who Should Attend
Prerequisites
Upcoming Training Locations
How is this different from other Certification courses from ATIXA?
What does my certification mean?

Description of Course

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.

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?

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

Prerequisites

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.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

October 12th – 14th, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

How is this different from our other certifications? 

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.

What does my Certification mean?

To obtain a Title IX Coordinator Certification, you will need to attend the whole event. What does this certificate mean? It means that you have tapped into the unparalleled expertise of ATIXA and the other carefully selected experts in the field.

Once the course is completed, you will receive your certification from ATIXA. Certificates for this training event will be provided to you electronically via our Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) program system. A member of our team will be in contact with you via email with instructions on accepting your certification credits in the 7-10 business days following the completion of this course. Learn more about our new program here.

Now you can stay up-to-date! We are excited to announce our online professional development platform called the Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) program. Our CCC program allows clients of The NCHERM Group, including those certified by ATIXA, to track, maintain and extend their professional development through our programs.

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.

Level Five – Two Days

Description of the Course
Who Should Attend
Prerequisites
Upcoming Training Locations
How is this different from other Certification courses from ATIXA?
What does my certification mean?

Description of Course

The Level Five course has 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. A major component of the two-day course will focus on how bias, either conscious or unconscious, can impact our decision-making. The course will include an in-depth exploration of defining and reducing microaggressions, coupled with a train-the-trainer focus, offering attendees practical tools and teaching materials that can be applied to their schools and organizations. Because bias and microaggressions can often lead to heated debates on campus and lead to threats of violence, attendees will be coached on de-escalating a potential crisis.

Course Track: Bias & Cultural Competencies

Sample Agenda

Who Should Attend?

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

Prerequisites

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.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

None currently scheduled.

How is this different from our other certifications? 

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.

What does my Certification mean?

To obtain a Title IX Coordinator Certification, you will need to attend the whole event. What does this certificate mean? It means that you have tapped into the unparalleled expertise of ATIXA and the other carefully selected experts in the field.

Once the course is completed, you will receive your certification from ATIXA. Certificates for this training event will be provided to you electronically via our Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) program system. A member of our team will be in contact with you via email with instructions on accepting your certification credits in the 7-10 business days following the completion of this course. Learn more about our new program here.

Now you can stay up-to-date! We are excited to announce our online professional development platform called the Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) program. Our CCC program allows clients of The NCHERM Group, including those certified by ATIXA, to track, maintain and extend their professional development through our programs.

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.