Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification

Level One Course

September 22nd & 23rd, 2015
Hosted by Davenport University in Grand Rapids, MI

The registration deadline for this training has passed. Please contact ATIXA to be put on our waitlist or for information on additional training opportunities. 

Registration & Training Materials | Certification | Faculty | Logistics | Accommodations | Cancellations

Questions? Contact Alisha at 610-644-7858.


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


  • Non-member registration
    • $2,000 per campus, for a group of up to 7 people.
    • $1,500 per two individuals.
    • $1,000 per individual.
  • Member registration
    • $1,700 per campus, for a group of up to 7 people.
    • $1,275 per two individuals.
    • $850 per individual.
  • Non-member registration + Investigation in a Box Kit
    • $3,500 per campus, for a group of up to 7 people.
    • $2,199 per two individuals.
    • $1,699 per individual.
  • Member registration + Investigation in a Box Kit
    • $2,975 per campus, for a group of up to 7 people.
    • $1,869 per two individuals.
    • $1,449 per individual.

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

Investigation in a Box Kit

ATIXA’s Investigation in a Box Kit is a comprehensive resource to provide you with all the tools you need to complete a thorough, reliable and impartial investigation of potential discrimination. All with the highest quality you count on from the experts at ATIXA. The Kit is the ideal supplement to the ATIXA Investigator Training and Certification Course, giving you tools well beyond those already offered with this training. To learn more about purchasing an Investigation in a Box Kit with your registration, click here.


To obtain a Civil Rights Investigator 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.


Brett Sokolow, J.D. is the founder, president and CEO of The NCHERM Group, LLC, a national multidisciplinary risk management consulting and law firm with more than 3,000 clients. He is recognized for his national leadership on systems-level solutions for safer schools and campuses. He serves frequently as an expert witness in all manner of litigation affecting colleges and universities.

Sokolow serves as outside counsel/advisor to sixty-five colleges and universities, and is a risk management consultant, author, editor, and higher education attorney licensed by the PA and NJ bars. In addition, Sokolow serves as Executive Director of both NaBITA (The National Behavioral Intervention Team Association) and ATIXA (The Association of Title IX Administrators), and is the founder and an advisory board member of SCOPE (the School and College Organization for Prevention Educators). He serves in the advisory boards of the National Hazing Prevention Collaborative and the NASPA Enough is Enough Campaign.

Sokolow has been interviewed on CNN, and has been featured in Newsweek, TIME Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, ABC News, The Chronicle of Higher Education, USA Today, the Boston Globe and many other media outlets.

Michael Henry, J.D. is the lead Title IX Investigator and Director of the Student Resolution Center at Texas Tech University.  He investigates and adjudicates cases of sexual assault, sexual harassment, gender violence, and relationship violence. Mr. Henry also investigates incidents of hazing and other forms of organizational misconduct within the University’s Greek community.  He is a graduate of the Texas Tech University School of Law and has experience in civil litigation as well as having worked in the Appellate Division of the Lubbock District Attorney’s Office. He has developed and implemented student-focused Title IX policies and procedures at Texas Tech and provided education and prevention programming to faculty, staff, and students. Mr. Henry has served as a Faculty Fellow at the ASCA Gehring Academy and presented at the Association of Title IX Administrators National Conference. Mr. Henry has authored and revised extensive portions of the university’s conduct policy and procedure, trained University Discipline Committees, and developed online content related to Title IX and sexual misconduct. He has also written institutional and system-wide operating policies related to discrimination, harassment, and Title IX. Mr. Henry has advised other member institutions within the Texas Tech System and has trained several system conduct offices and university discipline committees.  Mr. Henry received his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Texas Tech University.



Training is from 9:00AM to 5:00PM each day. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:30AM.


Davenport University
6191 Kraft Ave
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Training facility: Student Activity Center, 6193 Kraft Ave Grand Rapids MI 49512

Campus map

Directions & Parking

Travel attendees are welcome to free parking on campus throughout training. Parking Lots G and F are the closest lots to the training location (Campus map). PDF parking permit with instructions will be sent to training attendees via email one week before training.

Campus map


Breakfast, Lunch & Snack Breaks

Our host campus will provide a light continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack break each day.


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

Electrical Outlets

If 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.


DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Rapids Airport
4747 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
(616) 957-0100
Shuttle service from airport to hotel available.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Grand Rapids
3930 Stahl Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 940-2700

Comfort Inn Airport
4155 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
(616) 957-2080

Visiting Grand Rapids

Learn more about visiting Grand Rapids.


Special accommodation parking is available and training facility is wheelchair accessible. An ASL interpreter is available with advance notice and request. Hosts require advance notice of any dietary restrictions. Please contact Alisha with any accommodation request(s). Be sure to specify which training you are attending in your correspondence.


Click here for a full list of ATIXA’s policies regarding registration cancellation.


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