Level One – Two Days

Description | Who Should Attend | Prerequisites | How is this different from other Certification courses from ATIXA? | What does my certification mean?

Description of Course

This course provides foundational knowledge and skills for civil rights investigators, deputies and Title IX Coordinators/Administrators who perform and/or oversee campus investigations. The primary focus is mastering investigation of campus sexual misconduct and sexual harassment.

Level One is our most basic training offering for civil rights investigators, deputies and Title IX Coordinators looking to acquire the fundamental skills necessary to conduct investigations of sexual misconduct in schools and colleges. This training meets the required training mandates of Title IX and VAWA Section 304 for participants, whether you are a full-time investigator or have investigation responsibilities on top of other duties. No one likes to think of themselves as needing basic training, but we generally find that our registrants self-select into trainings that are a level too high for their current understanding. Good practice rests on solid foundations, and you need those fundamental elements. Attend this training if you are either an inexperienced investigator, have not been trained before, or want to solidify your fundamentals. You’ll walk away from this training with an understanding of the legal underpinnings of Title IX and VAWA Section 304, as well as useful templates, practical rubrics and the key tools of the professional civil rights investigator. ATIXA expects that professional investigators will attend 2-3 of our two-day courses over time to achieve full competence.

In this course you will learn:

  • Legal Basis for Title IX Liability
  • Intersection of Title VII and Title IX in Investigations
  • Due Process Myopia as a Legacy of Dixon vs. Alabama
  • Title IX Era – Equity By and Through the Process
  • Overview of The Civil Rights Investigation and Grievance Model – 10 Steps
  • Title IX Coordinator Oversight
  • Standard of Proof
  • The Force, Capacity, Consent Construct
  • Basic Interview Skills

Click here for a Sample Course Agenda.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for those working directly with Title IX Investigations and Sexual Misconduct Grievances. Specifically those working in this capacity in the following fields:

  • 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
  • AA/EEO/Diversity personnel

No one likes to think of themselves as needing basic training, but we generally find that our registrants self-select into trainings that are a level too high for their current understanding. Attend this training if you are either an inexperienced investigator, have not been trained before, or want to solidify your fundamentals. ATIXA expects that professional investigators will attend 2-3 of our two-day investigator courses over time to achieve full competence.

Prerequisites: None

Upcoming Training Locations

February 5th & 6th, 2020
Everett, WA
Hosted by Everett Community College
Faculty: W. Scott Lewis, J.D.

March 30th-31st, 2020
San Diego, CA

April 22nd & 23rd, 2020
Boiling Springs, NC
Hosted by Gardner-Webb University
Faculty: Daniel C. Swinton, J.D., Ed.D.

April 27th & 28th, 2020
Oakland, CA
Hosted by Holy Names University
Faculty: W. Scott Lewis, J.D.

May 27th & 28th, 2020
Clinton Township, MI
Hosted by Macomb Community College
Faculty: Saundra Schuster, J.D.

June 25 & 26, 2020
Denton, TX
Hosted by North Central Texas College
Faculty: W. Scott Lewis, J.D.

July 21 & 22, 2020
Davenport, IA
Hosted by St. Ambrose University
Faculty: Joseph Vincent, M.L.S

July 30 & 31, 2020
Pasadena, CA
Hosted by Pacific Oaks College
Faculty: Brett A. Sokolow, J.D.

How is this different from our other levels of training?

This course provides basic skills and knowledge requisite to performing Title IX investigations for both full-time and part-time investigators. It also meets the required training mandates of Title IX and VAWA Section 304. Subsequent trainings provide deeper insight into investigation of stalking, intimate partner violence, complex investigation management, report writing, analysis and decision-making.

What does my Certification mean?

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.