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July 29 - August 2, 2024
2024 Summer Workshop Series

  • Date
    July 29 - August 2, 2024
  • Location
    Virtual

Join ATIXA’s virtual Summer Workshop Series, focusing on higher education and K-12 schools and districts. Equip yourself and your team with the tools and knowledge to tackle critical concerns. This focus week offers dynamic and engaging 4-hour-long workshops, including:

  • Applying Policy in Investigations & Determinations Workshop
  • Establishing a Violence Risk Assessment Process Workshop
  • Investigating Sex/Gender Discrimination & Disparate Treatment Workshop
  • Managing Intake, Jurisdiction, and Dismissals Workshop
  • Managing Retaliation Complaints Workshop
  • Protecting Gender Diversity in Education Workshop
  • Supporting Pregnancy, Parenting, & Related Conditions Workshop
  • Understanding Consent Workshop Writing Outcome Rationales Workshop
  • Writing Outcome Rationales Workshop

Please take advantage of these shortened virtual workshops and learn wherever you are this summer. Don’t miss this opportunity to increase your knowledge and gain an edge in your institution.

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Learn About Multi-Registration Discounts

Registering for multiple courses or multiple participants is a great way to save.

Register yourself or your team for two to four courses and receive a 15% discount; register for five or more and receive a 25% discount. Contact events@atixa.org ​to learn more about multi-registration discounts.

Schedule

Protecting Gender Diversity in Education Workshop

11:00am-3:00pm ET

This workshop offers practical skills for navigating complex and emerging landscapes related to gender identity and expression in educational environments, including complaints of misgendering, mispronouncing, and deadnaming.

ATIXA’s expert faculty members will discuss best practices to comply with relevant federal laws and court decisions, including when state or local laws conflict. There is a lack of consensus among courts when Title IX/Equal Protection rights intersect with First Amendment freedoms, whether inside or outside the classroom. This workshop is designed to assist Title IX administrators in managing these complex matters.

They will present best practices for a school or institution to support gender diversity and offer recommendations to ensure a supportive and inclusive educational community while protecting religious and academic freedom. Click here to learn more.

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Managing Retaliation Complaints Workshop

11:00am-3:00pm ET

Nearly all Title IX practitioners will have to respond to retaliation complaints during their careers. They’re materially different from other Title IX complaints concerning analysis and assessment of intent, and retaliation is generally more complex and challenging to address.

Counter-complaints are increasingly common, posing challenges regarding timing, appropriate charges to file, how many procedures are required, and ensuring counter-claims are not retaliatory. These difficulties are further compounded by the sophisticated multi-step analysis needed to determine whether conduct meets the retaliation standard and the distinct definition of retaliation in Title IX regulations.

This workshop is designed to provide practitioners with a deep dive into core concepts for evaluating the merits of a retaliation allegation, managing retaliation complaints amidst continuing resolution of the underlying complaint, and how to minimize the risk of cat’s paw liability.

ATIXA’s expert faculty members will highlight considerations specific to responding to retaliation allegations, including conducting retaliation investigations. Click here to learn more.

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Supporting Pregnancy, Parenting, & Related Conditions Workshop

11:00am-3:00pm ET

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the Title IX regulatory requirements and ATIXA’s recommended best practices for accommodating pregnant students, employees, and individuals with pregnancy-related conditions.

Participants will define pregnancy and related conditions, including non-medical childcare needs, lactation, fertility treatments/IVF, adoption, abortion, and miscarriage.

The workshop will cover reasonable accommodations versus appropriate adjustments, how to support pregnant student-athletes and non-birthing parents, and case studies designed to enhance participants’ knowledge and confidence.

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Writing Outcome Rationales Workshop

11:00am-3:00pm ET

Proficiency in writing precise rationales is essential for both investigators and decision-makers during the formal grievance process. Rationales are intricate and require significant analytical and writing abilities to effectively convey the practitioner’s thoughts. This includes analyzing all relevant facts, applying policies, assessing credibility, applying the standard of proof, making a final determination, elaborating on sanctions, and providing reasons for the decision.

While understanding the rationale is important, articulating it in writing can be challenging. This workshop helps attendees find their voice, decide how much to say, and the best way to convey it. Click here to learn more.

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Investigating Sex/Gender Discrimination & Disparate Treatment Workshop

11:00am-3:00pm ET

As a sex/gender equity law, Title IX prohibits discrimination. This workshop sharpens participants’ skills in investigating discrimination complaints that fall into categories commonly termed disparate treatment (intentional) or disparate impact (unintentional) by the courts. Such complaints often involve investigating the impact of climate/culture, policies, and practices.

Intentional discrimination may include investigations of pay equity issues, favoring or disfavoring by sex, LGBTQIA+ exclusion, facilities disparities (housing, locker rooms, etc.), and program exclusion. These types of investigations require different skills and methodologies from harassment investigations and are predicated on other policies.

ATIXA’s expert faculty members will guide participants through ATIXA’s recommended investigation process for sex/gender discrimination complaints, sharing practical knowledge and tips to prepare participants to investigate complex complaints. Click here to learn more.

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Managing Intake, Jurisdiction, and Dismissals Workshop

11:00am-3:00pm ET

This workshop is designed for individuals who want to improve their skills at managing compassionate intake, making jurisdictional determinations, and documenting the results of an initial assessment, including any dismissals, referrals, or appeals that may arise.

Attendees will participate in small group breakout sessions where they will work through a set of brief case studies that challenge them to apply the ATIXA practices. In addition, the workshop includes an interactive group discussion of the case studies, advanced techniques, and common mistakes to avoid. Click here to learn more.

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Applying Policy in Investigations & Determinations Workshop

11:00am-3:00pm ET

Title IX team members must deeply understand the Title IX policy-based offense definitions of their district, school, or institution. This includes complex legal constructs and terms of art. Deconstructing an offense definition into its component elements (parsing) is critical to effectively serving as an investigator or decision-maker, roles that must understand the process of converting policies into models of proof.

Participants will practice breaking down policy language into critical elements and using those elements to guide their analysis. ATIXA’s expert faculty members will demonstrate how to use policy deconstruction tools to provide clear insights into the tasks required during each phase of the formal grievance process.

Participants can practice using policy interpretation tools for case studies covering investigations and decision-making in large-group, small-group, and individual settings. Click here to learn more.

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Understanding Consent Workshop

11:00am-3:00pm ET

Understanding and analyzing consent requires an appreciation of the nuances of how consent really works. ATIXA’s expert faculty members will lead a detailed discussion of consent, including legal and policy constructs, consent communication, implied consent/reciprocation, ratification, incapacitation, conditions on consent, and withdrawal of consent.

Attendees will participate in small group breakout sessions to apply these lessons to short case studies. Following this, participants will share their findings and consolidate their learnings into a coherent consent construct with guidance from ATIXA faculty. Click here to learn more.

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Establishing a Violence Risk Assessment Process Workshop

11:00am-3:00pm ET

The Title IX regulations mandate an individualized safety or risk analysis before an institution can limit educational access, such as emergency removal. This analysis often can and should take the form of a Violence Risk Assessment (VRA).

This workshop aims to assist practitioners in implementing an evidence-based process that reduces bias, mitigates legal risk exposure, avoids disability discrimination, and ensures consistency in determining (1) if a VRA is necessary, (2) who should conduct the VRA, and (3) what to do after receiving the VRA results report.

Participants will learn how to vet who conducts a VRA, how the VRA varies from other types of assessments, and how to work collaboratively with behavioral intervention, CARE, and threat assessment teams to ensure an efficient and thorough process. Click here to learn more.

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Event Speakers

Linda Abbott, L.M.H.C.

Consultant, TNG

Erin Agidius, J.D.

Consultant, TNG

Aaron L. Austin, Ed.D.

Consultant, TNG

Kayleigh Baker, J.D.

Consultant, TNG; Advisory Board Member, ATIXA

Amelia Barbadoro, J.D., Ph.D.

Consultant, TNG

Tim Cason, M.Ed.

Consultant, TNG & Vice President, NABITA

W. Scott Lewis, J.D.

Managing Partner, TNG; Advisory Board Member, ATIXA

Reid McCormick, M.L.S.

Consultant, TNG

Mikiba Morehead, M.A., Ed.D.

Consultant, TNG

Kimberly Pacelli, M.Ed., J.D.

Partner, TNG; Advisory Board Member, ATIXA

Makenzie Schiemann, M.S., Ph.D.

President, NABITA & Partner, TNG

Saundra K. Schuster, M.A., J.D.

Partner, TNG; Advisory Board Member, ATIXA

Brett A. Sokolow, J.D.

Chair of the Board of Directors, TNG; Management Committee, TNG; Advisory Board Chair, ATIXA

Lauren Starnes, J.D.

Consultant, TNG

Daniel C. Swinton, J.D., Ed.D.

Partner, TNG; President, ATIXA

Joseph Vincent, M.L.S.

Partner, TNG; Advisory Board Member, ATIXA

FAQs / Find Your Answers

Multi registration discounts are provided on a sliding scale based on the applicable registrations on the same order.

Individualized discounts are as follows:

  • 1st registration – full price of registration
  • 2-4 registrations – 15% discount per line item
  • 5+ registrations – 25% discounted per line item

Please create your order, click the ‘Pay Later’ option upon checkout, and reach out to events@atixa.org for the discounts to be applied.

There are scholarships available for the Virtual Summer Workshop Series. Scholarships must be submitted by June 31, 2024 for which course you would like to apply for.

If your application is approved, you will be notified via email 2 weeks prior to your course start date. To apply, click here.

Those attending workshops will receive 4 recertifying credits (CCCs) for each current certification. All workshops will receive a digital badge denoting completion.

Once you register, you will have access to the ATIXA Event Lobby. The lobby contains all materials for your course.

The zoom link and course slides will be accessible 3 days prior to the start of your course. Please note you have access to the ATIXA Event Lobby from the point of registration through 3-months post-course and workshop.

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