Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification

Level Two Course

September 17th & 18th, 2015
Hosted by Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, IL

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 Two CourseOther 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.


Saundra K. Schuster, J.D. is a partner with the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management. She was formerly General Counsel for Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, and Senior Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio in the Higher Education Section. Saunie is a recognized expert in preventive law for education, notably in the fields of Sexual Misconduct, First Amendment, Risk Management, Student Discipline, Campus Conduct, Intellectual Property and Employment Issues. Prior to practicing law, Saunie served as the Associate Dean of Students at The Ohio State University. Saunie has more than twenty-five years of experience in college administration and teaching. She frequently presents nationally on legal issues in higher education. Saunie holds Masters degrees in counseling and higher education administration from Miami University, completed her coursework for her Ph.D. at Ohio State University, and was awarded her juris doctorate degree from the Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University. She is a past-president of the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA).



Training is from 9:00AM to 5:00PM each day


Waubonsee Community College
Academic and Profession Center (APC) Event Room
Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove, IL 60554

Campus map

Virtual Tour

Directions & Parking

Driving Directions

Free parking will be provided to all training attendees just outside the training location (APC).


  • O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
    • Approximately 45 miles from airport to campus
  • Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
    • Approximately 50 miles from airport to campus
  • Metra Amtrak-Aurora Train Station: Approximately 10 miles to campus

Breakfast, Lunch & Snack Breaks

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

Please refer to campus map for on-campus dining options.

Local Restaurants Near Waubonsee Community College

Fireside Grille
49 Sugar Ln
Sugar Grove

495 N State Route 47
Sugar Grove

King Wok 47
495 N State Route 47
Sugar Grove

Jimmy John’s
472 N State Route 47
Sugar Grove

523 N State Route 47
Sugar Grove

Genoa Pizza
44 E Cross Ct
Sugar Grove

Rosati’s Pizza
495 N State Route 47
Sugar Grove

Open Range Southwest Grill
1 Golfview Ln
Sugar Grove


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.


There are several hotels near the campus. Registrations must be made with the hotels, and cost and availability vary.

Hampton Inn & Suites – 7 miles from campus
2423 Bushwood Drive, Aurora, Illinois 60506
(630) 907-2600

Holiday Inn – 7 miles from campus
2424 W Sullivan Rd, Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 806-7400

Comfort Suites – 10 miles from campus
111 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505
(866) 896-2888

Baymont Inn North Aurora – 10 miles from campus
308 South Lincolnway, North Aurora, IL 60542
(630) 897-7695

Super 8 Yorkville – 11 miles from campus
1510 A North Bridge St, NE Corner Of Rt 34 and 47, Yorkville, IL 60560
(630) 553-1634

Visiting Sugar Grove

For information on things to do and see in Sugar Grove, click here.


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.