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Protecting Gender Diversity in Education Workshop

Explore First Amendment and Non-Discrimination Laws that Impact Gender Inclusivity

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Recommended Prior Learning: 

Gender Equity Foundations for Higher Education or Coordinator Foundations for K-12 Education


Workshop Coming Winter 2024

Diversify Educational Programs and Activities at your School, District, or University

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.

ATIXA’s expert faculty members 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.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction and Terminology
  • Applicable Federal Law and Case Law
  • Applied Topics and Identifying Training Needs
  • Small Group Case Studies and Faculty-Led Group Discussion

Key Takeaway

Recommend program modifications at your institution that promote Title IX’s protection of gender identity and expression and enhance inclusive practices.

After completing this workshop, participants will…

  • Define terms that are used by individuals who identify along the gender spectrum and use them appropriately in context
  • Identify areas of education programs or activities within which to develop and enhance inclusive practices
  • Recommend program modifications to promote Title IX’s protection of gender identity and expression
  • Understand how First Amendment issues intersect with non-discrimination laws
  • Identify training needs in your institution, school, or district to support inclusion goals

Who Should Attend?

  • Title IX Coordinators
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinators
  • Training and Prevention Professionals
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Legal Counsel
  • Compliance and Risk Management Professionals (Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, ADA/Section 504, AA, EEO, Clery)
  • Law Enforcement/Campus Safety/School Resource Officers
  • Victim Advocates
  • Athletics Liaisons
  • Athletic Directors & Administrators
  • Athletic Coaches
  • Student Affairs Administrators
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Professionals
  • School Board Members
  • Superintendents, Principals, & Assistant Principals
  • Ombudspersons
  • Academic Affairs Administrators & Deans
  • LGBTQIA+ Resource Center Professionals
  • Behavioral Intervention & Threat Assessment Team Members
  • Case Managers

This workshop is tailored to be applicable for Higher Education Institutions, K-12 Schools and Districts, as well as Dual Enrollment programs.

Please note, Workshops do not offer certifications or digital badges. Attendees will earn re-certifying credits toward any currently held Certifications. Please click here to view our Continuing Certification Credits (CCC) FAQs.

There are currently no scheduled events for this certification, please contact to inquire about future availability or to bring an ATIXA trainer to your school or campus for an individualized training on this topic.