Civil Rights Investigator Certification Course
Level One Training
May 27 & 28, 2020 in Clinton Township, MI
Hosted by Macomb Community College
Early Bird Registration deadline is Monday, April 13, 2020.
Regular Registration deadline is Monday, May 18, 2020.*
Questions? Contact ATIXA at 610-644-7858.
At ATIXA, the health, safety, and well-being of our members, attendees, staff, and colleagues is of primary concern, and we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation very closely. After careful consideration and in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, ATIXA has made the decision to reconfigure all in-person events through April 30, 2020 to an online format. The trainings will now be offered virtually so attendees can still receive the training and certification as planned but without leaving home! The appropriate format for events scheduled after April 30, 2020 will be assessed as additional details become available.
As updated information becomes available, we will communicate to you and post updates to the events page on https://atixa.org/events/training-certification/.
DESCRIPTION OF TRAINING
1 person: $1,491.60 ($1,491.60 per person)
2 people: $2,386.56 ($1,193.28 per person)
3 people: $2,535.72 ($845.24 per person)
4 people: $3,356.11 ($839.03 per person)
5 people: $3,430.68 ($686.14 per person)
6 people: $4,027.32 ($671.22 per person)
7+ people: $596.64 per person
Members will receive 10% discount off pricing.
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 2020 trainings include access to regularly updated electronic training materials, including the full deck of training slides, a 200-page materials packet, and our 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.
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) program system. 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.
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.
All registrations for 2020 trainings include complimentary one-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.
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.
*Faculty could change prior to the training.*
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.
Location & Training Facility
Macomb Community College
44575 Garfield Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Parking will be available for all attendees in specified lots.
Detroit Metro Airport
9000 Middlebelt Road, Romulus, MI 48242
Approximate distance from campus: 50 miles
Ground Transportation: Car rental, Taxi, Uber, Lyft, Metro Cars
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 is business casual with an emphasis on casual. Room temperatures may vary; layers are encouraged.
Internet access will be available upon arrival to campus. Attendees will have full access to the on-campus network and a password. 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.
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.
Towneplace Suites by Marriott Detroit Sterling Heights
14800 Lakeside Circle, Sterling Heights, MI 48313
Approximate distance from campus: 1 mile
Hyatt PLace Utica
45400 Park Avenue, Utica, MI 48315
Approximate distance to campus: 2 miles
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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.
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.