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Title IX Decision-Making for K-12 Education (2020 Regulations)

The Importance of Due Process, Neutrality, and Impartiality

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Title IX Compliance Essentials for K-12 Education (2020 Regulations)

Achieve Sound, Defensible, Unbiased Decision-Making in Your School or District

Using a case study fact pattern only offered in this ATIXA training, this course helps K-12 practitioners serving in decision-making roles to understand the scope of their position, apply policies with analytical precision, and check biases to ensure that determinations in Title IX complaints are reliably based on evidence, and will stand up to appeal and review by the courts.

ATIXA’s expert faculty members teach decision-making skills that are sound, supportable, and more difficult to challenge in court by closely tracking policy, correctly applying the standard of proof, following fair procedures, producing cogent rationales, and perceptively assessing credibility.

This course is particularly beneficial for investigators also serving as decision-makers, single or panel decision-makers, appeal decision-makers, and administrators who oversee them. Additionally, this course supports individuals acting as decision-makers in expulsion hearings.

Topics Covered

  • Decision-Making Mission/Role
  • Bias, Conflicts of Interest, and Recusal
  • Due Process and Parties’ Rights
  • Review of Policy Definitions
  • Overview of the “Title IX Process”
  • Understanding Evidence and Admissibility
  • Making a Determination
  • Recordkeeping and Documentation
  • Considerations for Student Expulsions that Intersect with Title IX
  • How to Assess Credibility Accurately and Explain Your Credibility Assessment in Writing
  • Considerations for Employee Sanctioning that Intersects with Title IX

Key Takeaway

Understand relevant questions and admissible evidence by substantively exploring policy applications on sexual harassment and assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking under the Title IX grievance procedure.

After completing this training, participants will be able to...

  • Understand the steps of a Title IX grievance process that occur leading up to and prior to a final determination
  • Explain the role of due process in Title IX decision-making, including the role of neutrality and impartiality in the decision-making phase of the resolution process
  • Distinguish relevant questions and evidence from those that are impermissible or not relevant
  • Develop questions that seek relevant evidence
  • Assess the credibility of parties, witnesses, and presented evidence
  • Determine whether policy was violated and compose a rationale that uses specific evidence to support the determination

Who Should Attend?

  • Title IX Coordinators
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinators
  • Title IX or Civil Rights Investigators
  • Decision-makers
  • Appeal Decision-makers
  • Hearing/Process Advisors
  • Attorneys Serving as Advisors
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Legal Counsel
  • Compliance and Risk Management Professionals (Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, ADA/Section 504, AA, EEO)
  • Victim Advocates
  • School Board Members
  • Superintendents, Principals, & Assistant Principals


Live, Interactive Online Training

  • $419 Member
  • $529 Non-Member

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  • August 29: 11:00am - 6:00pm ET Register
  • December 3: 11:00am - 6:00pm ET Register


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

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

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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