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January 24-28, 2022
Title IX Training & Certification Courses in Orlando, FL

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  • Date
    January 24-28, 2022
  • Location
    Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
  • Speakers
    9 Professional Speakers

ATIXA is pleased to announce the dates for our training and certification event in Orlando, FL in January! Join us January 24-28, 2022 for the opportunity to engage with colleagues and presenters while receiving valuable in-person training. In addition to multiple training sessions being offered, attendees will have the chance to participate in multiple networking opportunities.

ATIXA values the health and safety of our attendees, staff, and surrounding communities. Participants are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated. ATIXA will continue to partner with the hotel on sanitization, social distancing, and food safety, as well as limit high-touch materials and provide masks. Please click here to learn more about the Hilton’s COVID protocol.

Conference Schedule

  • ATIXA Workshop
  • K-12 Certifications
  • Higher Education Certifications

ADA/504 Coordinator

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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Title IX Compliance & Athletics

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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Investigation Report Writing

8:30am-4:30pm ET

In this one-day course, ATIXA Faculty will review the most common errors they see in investigation reports and how to prevent them.

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Rationale Writing Workshop for Decision-Makers and Investigators

8:30am-12:30pm ET

The 2020 Title IX regulations require hearing and appeal rationales (as well as rationales for dismissals and emergency removal decisions). As a result, rationales are under more scrutiny than ever, and it is now easier to litigate against a college or school’s stated rationale, because all the reasoning and analysis is now laid bare for all participants to see and scrutinize. Are your investigators and decision-makers ready to write clear, defensible rationales? If not, ATIXA is here to teach rationale-writing skills and increase the proficiency of your trainees.

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Gender Identity on Campus

1:30pm-5:30pm ET

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Violence Risk Assessment with NABITA Endorsement

8:30am-12:30pm ET

Join us as we share with you the best practice approach to violence risk assessments (VRA) as a requirement of 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 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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Single-Sex Workshop

1:30pm-5:30pm ET

While sexual harassment and sexual assault tend to dominate conversations about Title IX, this four-hour ATIXA workshop instead focuses on issues of sex discrimination that are critical to compliance for all Title IX offices, and that have become the subject of increasing complaints to OCR (at least 300) against colleges and universities.

Attendees will explore the topics below in an engaging format that will provide 90 minutes of teaching by an expert facilitator. Then, the audience will be placed into small groups to work on a set of case studies for 75 minutes. The workshop will end with all participants reconvening as a group for 75 minutes to discuss each case study, share solutions, problem-solving techniques, and priorities. Two short breaks will be provided.

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Title IX Coordinator One: Foundations

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.

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Civil Rights Investigator One: Foundations

8:30am-4:30pm ET Both Days

Investigator One: Foundations 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 Four: Advocacy, Prevention, and Trauma

8:30am-4:30pm ET Both Days

This course focuses on the ways that Title IX personnel should focus, program emphasis on prevention and advocacy. It teaches what is good about trauma-informed programs while also addressing the limits of the science and how it can be misused.

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Civil Rights Investigator Four: Advanced Interviewing Skills and Strategies

8:30am-4:30pm ET Both Days

The course will train participants to plan and conduct cognitive interviews, revealing more accurate and reliable evidence and information. The course is equal parts expert instruction and practical application, drawing from ATIXA’s stable of top-tier practitioners and providing ample opportunities for participants to hone their skills. Participants will benefit from direct interaction and observation with the instructors, as well as mock interviews with co-participants and strategic implementation simulations.

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Informal Resolution One: Foundations

8:30am-4:30pm ET Both Days

Informal Resolution One: Foundations is designed to introduce attendees to ATIXA’s Informal Resolution Framework and the foundational elements that need to be considered when determining if and how to offer informal resolution within an institution’s Title IX grievance process.

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Gender Identity on Campus

Tuesday Only - 8:30am-12:30pm ET

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Consent Workshop: A Comprehensive Understanding of Consent Theory and Practice

Tuesday Only - 1:30pm-5:30pm ET

Consent can be understood superficially or deeply. 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 course in a detailed discussion of the bulleted topics below. Then, participants will work through six to eight short case studies in small breakout groups for an hour to apply the lessons of the morning 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.

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K-12 Coordinator One: Foundations

Wednesday Only - 8:30am-4:30pm ET

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 on top of other duties.

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Title IX Coordinator Two: Advanced

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

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.

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Title IX Coordinator Five

8:30am-4:30pm ET Both Days

This course focuses on timely content such as understanding of, opportunities to address, and ways to mitigate bias; cultural competency; intersectionality. This course takes programing to new levels of inclusion for many marginalized populations.

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Title IX Hearing Officer & Decision-Maker

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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K-12 Civil Rights Investigator One: Foundations

Thurday Only: 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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K-12 Title IX Decision-Maker

Friday Only - 8:30am-4:30pm ET

K-12 Title IX decision-makers have a fact-finding role, but also an investigative responsibility. This expanded role mandated by the 2020 Title IX regulations will be new for most K-12 decision-makers. Also, throw in the fact that the parties now have the right to have an advisor of their choice to assist them throughout the process which may necessitate decision-makers having to navigate working with attorneys, parents/guardians, and/or others in addition to the parties during the process. Thus, training is not only mandatory, but it will be essential to ensuring that decision-makers have the key skills needed to proficiently and confidently serve in this role.

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Event Speakers

Brett A. Sokolow, J.D.

Chair of the Board, TNG & President, ATIXA

W. Scott Lewis, J.D.

Managing Partner, TNG & Advisory Board, ATIXA

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

Partner, TNG & Advisory Board, ATIXA

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

Partner, TNG; Vice President, ATIXA

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

Partner, TNG & Advisory Board, ATIXA

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

Senior Supervising Consultant, TNG & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

Joseph Vincent, M.L.S.

Senior Supervising Consultant, TNG and Advisory Board, ATIXA

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

Consultant, TNG & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

Makenzie Schiemann, M.S.

President, NABITA; Vice President, Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment, TNG

Registration Rates

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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 407-827-4000 or clicking here. Guest room pricing starts at $229.

To view other hotels near the training site location, click here.

ATIXA cannot make special arrangements or assist in capturing discounted room rates post room block sell-out. Any reservations made after the group block has closed on January 8, 2022 will be accepted on a space and room-type availability and at prevailing room rates.

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 Disney Meeting/Convention Theme Park tickets, please call 407-566-5600 or click here.  Tickets are valid 7 days pre, during, and 7 days post meeting dates.  Please note the cut-off date for advance purchase savings is January 27, 2022.

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 paid by the participants.

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.

Scholarship Information

In service to the field, ATIXA welcomes the submission of scholarship applications for its upcoming Title IX Training & Certification courses in Orlando. These scholarships aim to assist our colleagues in their professional development and commitment to their chosen profession. Scholarships will be awarded to applicants based upon written responses to the application questions. A limited amount of scholarships will be awarded, and submission of the application does not mean a scholarship will be awarded.

Click here to apply!

Local Advocacy

As a civil rights based organization, ATIXA recognizes the anti-trans sports 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.

Become a Sponsor!

If you are interested in exhibiting or becoming a sponsor, please email us at orlando@atixa.org.

FAQs / Find Your Answers

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 at 407-827-4000 or click here to book your room today!

Guest room pricing start at $229. Any reservations made after the group room block has closed on January 8, 2022, will be accepted on a space and room-type availability and at prevailing room rates.

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 paid by the participants.

Dining near Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista – Disney Springs

Please note, it is not a requirement to stay at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista. To view other hotels near the training site location, click here.

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

In service to the field, ATIXA welcomes the submission of scholarship applications for its upcoming Title IX Training & Certification courses in Orlando. These scholarships aim to assist our colleagues in their professional development and commitment to their chosen profession. Scholarships will be awarded to applicants based upon written responses to the application questions.  A limited amount of scholarships will be awarded, and submission of the application does not mean a scholarship will be awarded.

Click here to apply!

At Hilton, guests will find disinfecting stations with wipes and hand sanitizer available throughout the property. Additionally, both public and Team Member areas are cleaned at scheduled intervals, including hourly maintenance of high-touch areas like elevators and bathrooms. Masks are now optional for guests and Team Members who are fully vaccinated. Hilton asks that those who are unvaccinated continue to wear a mask indoors and practice social distancing. To find out more about Hilton’s CleanStay program, please click here.

 

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