Special Topics

September – December 2020 Courses

Title IX Hearing Advisors 1/2 Day Training & Certification Course

A training for those who will serve as advisors to parties throughout the resolution process, including hearings, where advisors conduct cross-examination. This topic will address the scope and function of advisors, understanding resolution procedures, post-investigation expectations, pre-hearing expectations, bias and conflict of interest concerns, questioning rules, strategy of cross-examination, effective and respectful cross-examination techniques, and interacting with the hearing chair. This course will be helpful to advisors chosen by the parties as well as advisors appointed by the institution.

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Want to take this course at your own pace? Available for purchase as recorded modules HERE

 In this Course You will Learn:

  • Understanding who plays what roles
  • Decorum
  • Intake role for advisor
  • Advisors in the investigation
  • Advisor role post-investigation
  • Pre-hearing communications
  • The Hearing
  • Instructions to disregard evidence, testimony, sections of report
  • Understanding what statements cannot be admitted if a party or witness does not testify
  • Late introduction of evidence
  • Expert witnesses testimony
  • Closing statements
  • Impact statement submission
  • Post-hearing role
  • Appeals
  • Remedies

Who Should Attend?

  • Hearing/Process Advisors
  • Victim Advocates
  • Hearing Chairs
  • Title IX Coordinators
  • Legal Counsel

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504 Coordinator

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights provides the compliance oversight of disability based discrimination under 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. OCR requires that each institution appoint a 504 Coordinator. If you are the Title IX Coordinator, this may be you. The 504 Coordinator does not generally serve as your institutional Disability Services Coordinator; rather, the 504 Coordinator provides oversight of compliance with Section 504/ADA and oversees a grievance processes. [Read More]

2020 Title IX Regulations Implementation Training & Certification Course

Enhanced due process protections, particularly for the responding party, are a focus of OCR’s Proposed Title IX Regulations. Participants will explore the procedural and substantive elements of the proposed regulations and recent relevant case law against the backdrop of an exploration of ATIXA’s approach to best-practice procedural and substantive protections. Case studies and procedural analysis will enhance the ability of participants to see the due process deficits on their own campuses and offer sound approaches to curing those deficits. Discussion on effective and efficient procedures, potential pitfalls, and best practices in organizational structure will also be included. [Read More]

Title IX Compliance and Athletics Training & Certification

Are you a Title IX Coordinator with limited to no athletics experience? Do you understand the compliance aspects of funding, travel, per diems, training table, access, marketing, and how to count your opportunities? Do you know how to spot and address the culture and climate issues of your athletics department? This course will touch on issues of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and culture in athletics, and will also do a deeper dive into Program Equity compliance. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of not only why the issues exist, but how to spot red flags and address them. The presenters will draw from the courts, the news, and from their experiences working with athletics departments of all types across the country. [Read More]

Violence Risk Assessment Training for Title IX

Add a NaBITA Violence Risk Assessment (VRA) Endorsement to your ATIXA Certification via this training, where you will learn from Scott Lewis, Jeff Solomon, and Brian Van Brunt as they share best practices for violence risk assessment (VRA) within the new Title IX regulations. Our expert panel will draw from their expertise in Title IX, law enforcement, psychology, and violence risk assessment to help those tasked with this work to better understand the process. As Title IX staff continue to be stretched thin against the massive expectation to understand the new regulations and put them into practice, there is a pressing need to understand the VRA process. This program will describe key factors required to complete a VRA in an easy to use, consistently applied process that reduces bias, mitigates legal exposure, and provides clear direction for next steps in an evidenced-based way. Those who attend the training will receive instructions on how to vet those conducting a VRA, how the VRA differs from a psychological assessment, how to work collaboratively with your counseling and BIT, CARE, and/or threat assessment teams and apply these skills in your daily practice. Participants will receive a detailed training guide, several case examples involving social media and text-based threats, and a practical flowchart overview of a VRA process.

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Who Should Attend?

  • All members of the Title IX Team
  • BIT/CARE teams
  • Counseling center directors
  • Clinical counselors (psychologists, social workers, drug counselors, marriage and family counselors
  • Non-clinical counselors
  • Conduct officers
  • Legal counsel
  • Law enforcement
  • K-12 Principals
  • K-12 guidance staff
  • K-12 special ed
  • School resources officers

Hospital Title IX Coordinator

As you know, hospitals have long been tasked with Title VII Compliance, but now Title IX has been added to the mix as well. That said, an appeals court recently applied Title IX to a hospital residency program for the first time, and now you are wondering what you need to do as a result. Fortunately, we can guide you.

This recent case holds that hospitals with medical residency programs that accept federal funds are subject to the same requirements as educational institutions with respect to Title IX. This means that hospitals will need to designate a Title IX Coordinator, have equitable investigation and resolution procedures in place, comply with detailed OCR guidance, offer training to hospital staff and employees on Title IX, conduct Title IX investigations in a fair and timely manner, and remedy sex/gender discrimination in accord with OCR’s precepts. [Read More]

Campus Victim/Survivor Advocate and Campus-Serving Victim/Survivor Advocate

This course is designed as the first level of Campus Advocate training. It covers material essential for all campus-based advocates working with survivors of dating/domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault. This training is designed to complement and not replace each state’s victim/survivor advocate certification. Campus Advocate training is focused specifically on the unique role of survivor/victim advocates on college and university campuses, including federal requirements under Clery Act, the Violence Against Women Act, and Title IX. [Read More]