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January 23-27, 2023
2023 January Title IX Training & Certification Courses Hotel Event

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  • Date
    January 23-27, 2023
  • Location
    Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
  • Speakers
    16 Professional Speakers

ATIXA is pleased to announce the dates for our training and certification event in Orlando, FL! Join us from January 23-27, 2023 for the opportunity to engage with colleagues and presenters while receiving valuable in-person training. In addition to multiple training sessions and networking opportunities offered, ATIXA has partnered with The onePULSE Foundation in Orlando, FL. The onePULSE Foundation was established to create a sanctuary of hope following the tragic day in American history – Sunday, June 12, 2016 – to honor the 49 Angels that were taken, the 68 others who were injured, and the countless first responders and healthcare professionals who treated them. Please see below for further details.

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Conference Schedule

  • ATIXA Workshop
  • K-12 Certifications
  • Higher Ed. Certifications

ADA/504 Coordinator

Monday only 1/23: 8:30am-4:30pm ET

In this one-day course, ATIXA faculty will provide a comprehensive overview of disability laws and guidelines regarding accommodations. Additionally, participants will explore the elements required for a well-developed grievance process and grievance forms and discuss best practices in organizational structure.

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NPRiMer: Preparing for the 2023 Title IX Regulations: Training and Certification Course for Higher Education

Monday only 1/23: 8:30am-4:30pm ET

This full-day course will explore the procedural and substantive elements of the proposed Title IX regulations against the backdrop of ATIXA’s best practices approach for institutional sex-based discrimination and harassment grievance procedures, as well as more specific requirements for non-discrimination on the basis of pregnancy or related conditions. Title IX professionals will leave this course with a solid understanding of the proposed requirements for the various phases of the Title IX Grievance Process; training and reporting; awareness and response requirements for pregnant and parenting students and employees; protections for LGBTQIA+ individuals; and the scope and applicability of Title IX.

Click here to view more information about this course.

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Solutions for Managing Intake, Jurisdiction, and Dismissal in the Title IX Grievance Process Workshop

Monday only 1/23: 8:30am-12:30pm ET

In this interactive half-day workshop, participants will spend 90 minutes learning best practices with respect to (1) managing intake more effectively; (2) using an initial assessment to inform jurisdictional determinations; and (3) how to document the results of an initial assessment, including the dismissal decisions, referrals, and appeals that can result. The next 75 minutes will be spent in small group breakout sessions, where attendees will work through a set of short case studies that challenge participants to apply the practices discussed in the first part of the workshop. The workshop will wrap up with 75 minutes of interactive group discussion of the case studies, advanced techniques, and pitfalls to avoid.

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NPRiMer: Preparing Your K-12 School or District for the 2023 Title IX Regulations: Training and Certification Course

Monday only 1/23: 1:30pm-5:30pm ET

This half-day course will explore the procedural and substantive elements of the proposed Title IX regulations against the backdrop of ATIXA’s best practices approach to institutional sex-based discrimination and harassment grievance procedures, as well as more specific requirements for non-discrimination on the basis of pregnancy or related conditions. Title IX professionals will leave this course with a solid understanding of the proposed requirements in the various phases for the Title IX Grievance Process; training and reporting; awareness and response requirements for pregnant and parenting students and employees; protections for LGBTQIA+ individuals; and the scope and applicability of Title IX.

Click here to view more information about this course.

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K-12 Coordinator One: Foundations

Tuesday only 1/24: 8:30am-4:30pm ET

K-12 Title IX Coordinator One: Foundations is the first training in a series for K-12 administrators responsible for Title IX compliance and will provide a strong core foundation to understand their school’s obligations under Title IX and to promote gender equity in school settings. This training meets the minimum required training mandates under the 2020 Title IX regulations for participants, whether you are a full-time Title IX Coordinator or have Title IX responsibilities in addition to other duties.

Click here to learn more information about this course.

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Investigation Report Writing

Tuesday only 1/24: 8:30am-4:30pm ET

In this hands-on session, topics covered will include managing sensitive information, integrating quotations, addressing unavailable information, using footnotes, incorporating feedback from the parties post-report review, writing credibility assessments, and more. Faculty will review the most common errors they see in investigation reports and how to prevent them. Training participants will have the opportunity to critique sample investigation report excerpts with the faculty to evaluate both clarity and content.

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Title IX Compliance & Athletics for Higher Education

Tuesday only 1/24: 8:30am-4:30pm ET

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.

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Title IX Coordinator One: Foundations

Tues. 1/24 & Wed. 1/25: 8:30am-4:30pm ET Both Days

This course focuses on an understanding of foundational law, case law, regulations, and regulatory guidance. ATIXA recommends that all Title IX Coordinators and Administrators – whether new or more seasoned – complete this course. Even those who have completed Coordinator One previously will find this revised course to be of value, given the substantial changes to Title IX that have taken place since the course was designed originally.

Click here to view more information about this course.

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Civil Rights Investigator One: Foundations

Tues. 1/24 & Wed. 1/25: 8:30am-4:30pm ET Both Days

This 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.

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Title IX Coordinator Five: Bias and Cultural Competencies

Tues. 1/24 & Wed. 1/25: 8:30am-4:30pm ET Both Days

This is a two-day course focused on developing an understanding of bias, cultural competency, and intersectionality in Title IX work. Participants will engage in a variety of individual and group activities to explore their own biases and the potential impacts on Title IX work. ATIXA recommends that all Title IX team members – whether new or more seasoned – complete this course.

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K-12 Coordinator Two: Advanced

Wednesday only 1/25: 8:30am-4:30pm ET

K-12 Title IX Coordinator Two is the second training in a series for K-12 administrators responsible for Title IX compliance. This course builds upon the foundational concepts covered in the Coordinator One course to provide a deeper dive into the scope of the role of a Title IX Coordinator and the requirements under the 2020 Title IX regulations. Through the use of a case study, attendees will apply the concepts required to spot Title IX-related issues and conduct an initial assessment to ascertain how to respond to an incident. This course will also focus on general compliance oversight responsibilities to include a discussion of navigating First Amendment protections and considerations when dealing with complaints involving employees.

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Consent Workshop

Wednesday only 1/25: 8:30am-12:30pm ET

This half-day workshop allows for a deep dive beyond “Yes means yes, and no means no.” Understanding consent and applying it requires an appreciation of the nuances of how consent works. The facilitators will spend the first two hours of the workshop in a detailed discussion of consent including legal and policy constructs, consent communication, implied consent, ratification, incapacitation, and consent withdrawal. Then, participants will work through six to eight short case studies in small breakout groups to apply the lessons of the discussion. For the last hour, the participants will all come back together to discuss the case studies and weave all the course learning together into a cogent consent construct with feedback from the facilitators.

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Violence Risk Assessment with NABITA Endorsement

Wednesday only 1/25: 1:30pm-5:30pm ET

Violence Risk Assessment with NABITA Endorsement is a half-day course that will introduce participants to the VRA process. The Title IX regulations mandate an individualized safety or risk analysis if an institution is going to limit educational access (e.g., emergency removal), which can often take the form of a VRA.

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K-12 Civil Rights Investigator One: Foundations

Thursday only 1/26: 8:30am-4:30pm ET

Foundations is our foundational training for civil rights investigators, Title IX Coordinators, Deputy Coordinators, and/or school-based administrators looking to acquire the fundamental skills necessary to conduct sex- and gender-based misconduct investigations in schools. This training meets the required training mandates under the 2020 Title IX regulations for participants, whether you are a full-time investigator or have investigation responsibilities on top of other duties.

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Title IX Coordinator Two: Advanced

Thurs. 1/26 & Fri. 1/27: 8:30am-4:30pm ET Both Days

Our program will begin with core foundational concepts in Title IX (which will serve as a framing device for newcomers or a refresher for individuals who have taken Foundations). We broke Coordinator One and Two into distinct courses to accommodate trainee schedules, but they are really one four-day comprehensive course and you should have both as a practicing Title IX Coordinator.

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Civil Rights Investigator Two: Advanced

Thurs. 1/26 & Fri. 1/27: 8:30am-4:30pm ET Both Days

This training builds strong skills with frequent exercises and case studies that allow for high levels of interaction, analysis, and the application of various civil rights investigation techniques. 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.

Click here to view more information about this course.

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Title IX Hearing Officer & Decision-Maker

Thurs. 1/26 & Fri. 1/27: 8:30am-4:30pm ET Both Days

Training is necessary to help decision-makers recognize and overcome bias, to understand the scope of their role, to apply policy with analytical precision, and to be sure that their determination is reliably based on the evidence. Training is required by VAWA Section 304 and the 2020 Title IX regulations. This two-day ATIXA course satisfies the training requirements of both laws.
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Civil Rights Investigator Four: Advanced Skills & Strategies

Thurs. 1/26 & Fri. 1/27: 8:30am-4:30pm ET Both Days

Civil Rights Investigator Four is ATIXA’s most advanced investigator training course. It draws on the best available evidence, research, and field-tested practices for effective investigations. Participants will engage the most critical elements of a civil rights investigation, including strategy development, conducting interviews, and developing credibility assessments.

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Title IX Coordinator Four: Advocacy, Prevention & Trauma

Thurs. 1/26 & Fri. 1/27: 8:30am-4:30pm ET Both Days

Coordinator Four: Advocacy, Prevention, and Trauma is a two-day research-based, practitioner-informed course focused on institutional climate evaluation and change, prevention education and programming, understanding trauma, and the practice of victim advocacy.

Click here to learn more about this course.

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K-12 Investigator Two: Advanced

Friday only 1/27: 8:30am-4:30pm ET

K-12 Civil Rights Investigator Two builds upon the foundational investigation concepts covered in Investigator One to provide a deeper understanding of investigation techniques to include interviewing skills, questioning skills, trauma-informed interviewing, credibility assessments, analyzing consent, and post-interview tasks. Through the use of a case study, attendees will engage in an issue spotting exercise to help apply the concepts required to identify Title IX-related issues and develop an investigation strategy. In addition, the course will provide a framework Investigators can be used to draft comprehensive investigation reports.

Click here to view more information about this course.

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Event Speakers

Linda Abbott, L.M.H.C.

Consultant, TNG

Kayleigh Baker, J.D.

Consultant, TNG & Advisory Board Member, ATIXA

Tanyka M. Barber, M.H.S., J.D.

Partner, TNG & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

Alisha Carter Harris, M.S.

Consultant, TNG

Tim Cason, M.Ed.

Consultant, TNG

Mandy Hambleton, M.S.

Director of Content Development, TNG & Vice President, ATIXA

Michelle Issadore, M.Ed.

Executive Vice President, Associations, TNG

W. Scott Lewis, J.D.

Managing Partner, TNG & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

Reid McCormick

Consultant, TNG

Jeanne M. Meyer, M.S., M.S.Ed., J.D.

Consultant, TNG

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

Consultant, TNG

Kim Pacelli, M.Ed., J.D.

Partner, TNG & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

Leah Reynolds, M.S., Ed.D.

Consultant, TNG & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

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

Partner, TNG & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

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

Partner, TNG & President, ATIXA

Joseph Vincent, M.L.S.

Partner, TNG & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

Registration Rates

Schedule

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Sponsorships & Exhibitors

Please view ATIXA’s Annual Sponsor and Exhibitor brochure by clicking here. Contact orlando@atixa.org for more information and to secure your spot at our exclusive events.

 

Training Site Location and Hotel

Training courses will be held at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista- Disney Springs located at 1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, 32830. Contact the hotel directly by calling 1-800-782-4414 and mentioning “ATIXA 2023to book your room today!

Click here to reserve a room at our discounted hotel room rate. Guest room pricing starts at $229. Discounted rates end January 11, 2023 or until sell-out. Please utilize the link above to reserve our block.

ATIXA cannot make special arrangements or assist in capturing discounted room rates post room block sell-out.

We acknowledge that our event is being held on the traditional lands of the Seminole, Moccosukee, and Mascogo People. ATIXA pays our respects and honors the indigenous past, present, and future caretakes of the land.

 

Transportation & Directions

For information on directions and transportation to the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista- Disney Springs, please click here.

Orlando International Airport
Distance from Hotel – 15 miles, Drive Time – 25 minutes

Parking is available at the event hotel at the daily rates of $22 a day for self-parking. Valet Parking is not available at this time, but is subject to change.

Discounted Disney Tickets

To purchase specially priced Walt Disney World® Meeting/Convention Theme Park tickets, CLICK HERE or call 407-566-5600 and provide group code G0826714.

Tickets are valid 7 days before, during, and 7 days after the meeting dates. To enter a park, both a park reservation and valid ticket on the same day are required. To make park reservations, you will need to sign-in to an existing Disney® Account or create a new one and link each ticket. Park reservations are subject to availability – please check the Park Availability Calendar. For details on making a park reservation, please visit Disney Park Pass Experience Updates.

Whether it’s your first visit or your 100th, we recommend reviewing the Walt Disney World® Resort Experience Updates.

Meals & Events

ATIXA will provide continental breakfast each morning, a mid-morning coffee/tea break, and an afternoon snack each day. Lunch and dinner each evening will be on your own.

Dining near Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista – Disney Springs

The Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista – Disney Springs area offers a convenient location directly across from Disney Springs – a truly amazing place with an eclectic mix of unique boutiques, one-of-a-kind eateries and jaw-dropping entertainment.

Dining at Disney Springs

The Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista – Disney Springs offers complimentary transportation to and from all Walt Disney World® Theme Parks.

Attendee Reception

The attendee reception will be held Wednesday, January 25, from 6:30-7:30pm in Palm Patio & Foyer. Travel companions are welcome to attend as well.

Scholarship Information

Scholarships to attend the training & certification event are now open! Click here to apply.

  • The deadline to apply is December 9, 2022
  • Applicants will be notified by December 16, 2023

Scholarships are awarded to attend training & certification courses only. Applicants must be able to provide their own transportation, lodging, and meals. There will be no virtual attendance options.

Local Advocacy

As a civil rights-based organization, ATIXA recognizes the anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation passed in Florida. We are actively working with local Florida organizations to provide opportunities for attendees to demonstrate their support for the LGBTQIA+ community.

View ATIXA’s statement on Florida events.

ATIXA is partnering with onePULSE Foundation in Orlando, FL. The onePULSE Foundation is a 501(c) 3 incorporated by the owner of Pulse nightclub. The Foundation was established to create a sanctuary of hope following the tragic day in American history– Sunday, June 12, 2016 – to honor the 49 Angels that were taken, the 68 others who were injured, and the countless first responders and healthcare professionals who treated them.

Attendees of ATIXA’s Training and Certification Event in Orlando, Florida will be provided the opportunity to tour the Pulse Interim Memorial. Tour date and registration information coming soon. The PulseMemorial is a sanctuary of quiet reflection and love dedicated to honoring senseless loss of innocent life and remembering the horrible attack that occurred in 2016. Transportation will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. In addition, a team from the onePULSE Foundation will be on-site in Orlando to provide information, resources, and support for all attendees. Dates and times will be announced closer to the event. If you would like to learn more about the onePULSE, please visit their website here.

The onePULSE Foundation provides academic scholarships in honor of the 49 angels who tragically lost their lives on June 12, 2016. All recipients of the scholarships must embody love, hope, unity, courage, and unconditional acceptance. For more information, please visit: https://onepulsefoundation.org/scholarships/

 

FAQs / Find Your Answers

ATIXA values the health and safety of our attendees, staff, and surrounding communities. Participants are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear a mask when appropriate.

ATIXA will continue to partner with the hotel on sanitization, social distancing, training room set-ups, and food safety. We will limit high-touch materials.

Training courses will be held at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista- Disney Springs located at 1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, 32830. Contact the hotel directly by registering here or calling 1-800-782-4414 and mentioning “ATIXA 2023to book your room today!

Guest room pricing start at $229. Discounted rates end January 11, 2023 or sell-out. ATIXA cannot make special arrangements or assist in capturing discounted room rates post room block sell-out.

ATIXA will provide continental breakfast each morning, a mid-morning coffee/tea break, and an afternoon snack each day. Lunch and dinner each evening will be on your own.

Dining near Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista – Disney Springs

Yes, discounts for multiple registrations and groups are available. Please contact orlando@atixa.org for more information!

ATIXA understands that circumstances change, and issues may arise that prohibit your ability to attend this event after you have registered. Our cancellation and refund policy is outlined below:

  • Registration cancellation more than 6 weeks prior to registration deadline = 50% refund on the full registration price issued via cheque within 30 days of ATIXA receiving notification
  • Registration cancellation less than 6 weeks prior to registration deadline = no refunds on the full registration price
  • If you opt in for credit instead of a refund, you will receive 100% of the purchase price via a credit that can be used toward future ATIXA trainings.

All credits will expire by December 31st, 2023. Please refer to ATIXA’s event policies for more information.

ATIXA has created downloadable Supervisor Justification Letters to customize and send to your supervisor to attend the in-person training courses

Download the Training Justification Letter Now

Please check your ATIXA Event Lobby to ensure that you see your course name.  You may also contact ATIXA at orlando@atixa.org so that we can provide assistance or use the chat feature in the lower right hand corner of the ATIXA site.

Member-Discounted Rate:

Half-Day Workshop – $349
One-Day Higher Ed. Course – $799
One or Half-Day K-12 Course – $399
Two-Day Higher Ed. Course – $1599

Non-Member Rate:

Half-Day Workshop – $399
One-Day Higher Ed. Course – $899
One or Half-Day K-12 Course – $499
Two-Day Higher Ed. Course – $1699

Multi-course discounts are available, please contact orlando@atixa.org prior to purchase to inquire.

ATIXA Training and Certifications scholarships are available. All attendees are welcome to apply. Please note that your application covers training certification course registration only. Flights, meals, hotel accommodations, and transportation are not included.

ATIXA is committed to giving back!  All proceeds from purchased items from ATIXA’s Swag Store will be reinvested into Title IX professionals through Training Scholarships and Research Awards. Browse the swag store now!

In-person and virtual Sponsorship opportunities are available. School districts, institutions, businesses, and organizations are welcome to apply.

To view more details about sponsor and exhibit opportunities click here. And contact us at orlando@atixa.org for more information!

Those attending training and certification courses will receive a 2-year certification and renew any current certifications. Those attending workshops will NOT receive a certification. Workshop attendees receive 4 CCCs.

Click here to learn more about CCCs.

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