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Investigation Foundations for Higher Education

The Critical Competencies for a Full- or Part-Time Investigator

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Conduct Comprehensive Title IX Investigations Fairly and Equitably

This course equips individuals with the essential skills to carry out investigations of sex- and gender-based violence, harassment, and discrimination complaints. It also includes a comprehensive examination of the Title IX Formal Grievance Process and the role that the investigation, investigator, and investigation report play in it. Participants can easily customize the concepts and investigation framework to investigations under other civil rights laws, such as Title VI, Title VII, the ADA, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

In addition, the course offers the Title IX Fundamentals online pre-learning experience that satisfies both Title IX and VAWA Section 304 training requirements for participants.

Topics Covered

  • Federal Regulatory Compliance Requirements Specific To Title IX
  • Title IX Formal Grievance Process
  • Intersection of Title IX and Title VII
  • Formal Investigation Process and Strategy
  • Potential Policy Violations
  • Interviewing Approaches

Key Takeaway

With a focus on trauma-informed, culturally competent, and professional investigations of sexual violence, harassment, and discrimination on campus, you will be a proficient resource for assisting in the response to a formal complaint.

After completing this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and uphold federal regulatory compliance requirements specific to Title IX investigations
  • Understand the value of the investigation and report within the overall Title IX grievance resolution process
  • Discuss the intersection of Title IX and Title VII for complaints involving employees
  • Explain the steps of a formal investigation
  • Develop an investigation strategy after receiving a formal complaint
  • Recognize potential policy violations and the need for updating a NOIA
  • Articulate strategies for managing a variety of investigation-based challenges and obstacles
  • Differentiate interviewing approaches based on the needs and demeanor of the interviewee
  • Describe how the Investigator and Title IX Coordinator roles work together during the investigation process

Who Should Attend?

  • Title IX Coordinators
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinators
  • Title IX or Civil Rights Investigators
  • Decision-makers
  • Appeal Decision-makers
  • Intake/Case Coordinators
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Student Conduct Professionals
  • Legal Counsel
  • Law Enforcement/Campus Safety/School Resource Officers
  • Compliance and Risk Management Professionals (Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, ADA/Section 504, AA, EEO, Clery)
  • Hearing/Process Advisors
  • Attorneys Serving as Advisors
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Professionals

In-Person Training

Live, In-Person Training

  • $1,690 Member
  • $1,790 Non-Member

Hide Details & Schedule


  • October 8 - 9: 8:30am - 4:30pm ET Philadelphia, PA Register


*You must attend all dates in your session to receive credit for attendance.

Group discounts are provided on a sliding scale based on group size and applicable on registrations for the same training or event. Please contact for questions.

Individualized discounts are as follows:
1st grouped individual - full price of registration
2-4 grouped individuals - 15% discount on registrations
5+ grouped individuals - 25% discount on registrations

If you are interested in registering a large group, exploring Super Membership, or consulting options, please contact for personalized assistance.

To obtain certification from ATIXA, you will need to sign-in to your Event Lobby each day of training and attend the whole event. It is our expectation that you are present for the entire duration of your training course. Certification will only be provided once ATIXA has verified attendance through the Event Lobby.

Please allow 7-10 days following the completion of the course and then log in on our website and visit the My ATIXA page to access the 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Certification refers to attendance at a qualifying event; TNG cannot speak to individual attendees’ knowledge, expertise, or command of the material.

Training & Certification Course registration fees include:
  • Attendance for each day of training or access to eTraining course for three months
  • An extensive course-specific selection of articles, customizable forms and templates, case studies, videos, and more
  • Instructional slides or transcript for eTraining
  • Access to ATIXA content experts
  • Ability to interact with faculty and attendees via course discussion and activities
  • Certification upon corresponding course completion