Level Three – Sexual Violence[A]/Sexual Harassment[B] Case Processing & Resolution
Two Days

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

Description of Course

Level Three is our most advanced training. This training is clinical in nature, focusing on your ability to deploy advanced civil rights investigation techniques with the comfort and excellence of a skilled professional. Working in teams and groups, investigators will hone all of the key techniques of investigation by working with difficult witnesses, lawyers, and cases with hidden smoking guns.

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. This training is clinical in nature, focusing on your ability to deploy advanced civil rights investigation techniques with the comfort and excellence of a skilled professional. Working in teams and groups, investigators will hone all of the key techniques of investigation by working with difficult witnesses, lawyers, and cases with hidden smoking guns. PLEASE BE AWARE: The instructors for this course do not entertain basic, structural or foundational questions, because it is assumed that participants will already have those skill sets in hand. Instructors will not let someone hold the group back, and will ask you to pose such questions during breaks or post-training.

Course Types

Sexual Violence A:

Fully process and resolve a sexual violence complaint, processed from start to finish, with expert guidance and feedback from the presenter along the way, and an opportunity for the group to debrief their findings and process together at the end of the day. You’ll have the chance to strongly expand the strategic investigation mindset, and the know-how to operationalize an investigation that will stand up to scrutiny by the courts and OCR. Gang-rapes, sensitive cases involving high-profile athletes, cases of BDSM, counter-complaints, victims who are living with their abusers, lurkers/stalking dynamics and retaliation cases will challenge participants on how to investigate at the highest level of fact-finding proficiency.

Sexual Harassment B:

Fully process and resolve a sexual harassment complaint, processed from start to finish, with expert guidance and feedback from the presenter along the way, and an opportunity for the group to debrief their findings and process together at the end of the day. This training will have participants model the entire process of resolution in a clinical setting with feedback from the presenters and audience. The team(s) will conduct interviews, gather evidence, assess and analyze and recommend a finding. The training is based on a fully scripted case study where multiple individuals will play roles as intake personnel, the Title IX Coordinator, investigators, witnesses, parties and advisors. In addition, the training will include a report writing clinic. Working from the sexual harassment case study script, participants will write report sections and share for group editing with input from other participants and gentle critical feedback from the expert facilitator. Participants will receive sample template reports for a variety of Title IX covered behaviors as part of the materials for this training.

Who Should Attend?

These courses are designed for seasoned professionals, with an advanced knowledge and understanding of Title IX, the Investigations process and its oversight, in the following fields:

  • Title IX Administration
  • Training and Prevention
  • Investigations
  • Human Resources
  • Student Conduct
  • Student Affairs
  • General Counsel/Law
  • Compliance
  • Law Enforcement

Prerequisites

Level Three is one of our most advanced trainings. If you have not attended our Level Two training, this training may be a stretch for you, unless you are a very seasoned investigator already. The instructors for this course do not entertain basic, structural or foundational questions, because it is assumed that participants will already have those skill sets in hand. Instructors will not let someone hold the group back, and will ask you to pose such questions during breaks or post-training.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Level 3A
May 28 & 29, 2020
Moscow, ID
Hosted by University of Idaho
Faculty: W. Scott Lewis, J.D.

Level 3B
July 28 & 29, 2020
Sturtevant, WI
Hosted by Gateway Technical College
Faculty: Saundra Schuster, J.D.

How is this different from our other certifications?

This training is clinical in nature, helping seasoned and/or-well-trained investigators focus on advanced civil rights investigation techniques with the comfort and excellence of a skilled professional.

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.

Digital Badging

ATIXA has partnered with Accredible to add digital badging to its ability to recognize and honor the 12,500 professionals who have sought certification training since 2012.

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.

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.