Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification

Level One Course

December 15th & 16th, 2015
Hosted by St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, FL

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Registration deadline: Friday, December 4th, 2015*

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.

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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.

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Leslee Morris, J.D., is an Associate with The NCHERM Group, LLC.  She serves on the ATIXA Advisory Board.  She received her juris doctorate degree and mediation training from the University of Colorado (CU) School of Law.  She was admitted to the Colorado bar in 2000 and served as an associate in the Office of University Counsel at CU, specializing in employment discrimination cases.  She also served for nine years as an investigator in the Student Conduct Office at CU, specializing in civil rights-based grievances.  Most recently, Leslee was the Title IX Compliance and Grievances Coordinator for National University in San Diego, California.  Prior to law school, Leslee was a Policy Analyst for a nonprofit organization in New York City where she specialized in child welfare and juvenile justice issues.  She is a co-author of Youth Involvement in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems: A Case of Double Jeopardy? She is always looking for a running partner.



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


St. Thomas University
16401 NW 37th Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL 33054


Training Facility: Mimi Dooner Hall, Room 201 (1 on campus map)

Campus Map

Directions & Parking

Complimentary parking is available as a courtesy from the host institution in Lots 9, 10, & 11. Public Safety will provide a parking pass upon arrival at the Main Gate House. The pass will need to be displayed in the car dashboard.

*Only park in spaces designated for students. Do not park in spaces reserved for Faculty and Staff.


St. Thomas University is located at 16401 NW 37th Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida 33054

Two airports are available to serve Miami Gardens.

  • Miami International Airport (MIA)
  • Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL)

Both airports have connections to the Tri-Rail, which can bring you to the Opa Locka Station, which is 2.6 miles from 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. A list of local eateries will be provided on-site.


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.


Shula’s Hotel and Golf Club – located 4.6 miles from campus
6842 Main St, Miami Lakes, FL 33014
(305) 821-1150
St. Thomas University rate: $112/night (delux room), $172/night (junior suite)

Courtyard Marriott Miami Lakes – located 6.2 miles from campus
15700 NW 77th Ct, Miami Lakes, FL 33016
(305) 556-6665

Visiting Miami Gardens

Learn more about visiting Miami Gardens, please 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.