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Title IX Hearing Advisors

The Nuances of Perceptive Questioning and Cross-Examinations

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Advise Parties with Respect and Fairness

This course focuses on the skills needed to serve as an effective hearing advisor during the Title IX resolution process and addresses an advisor’s scope and function, including interacting with the hearing chair. Participants will learn how to raise concerns about procedural issues, reduce bias and conflict of interest, and apply the rules of questioning and cross-examination.

This course is useful for advisors chosen by the parties and advisors appointed by the institution. Participants will hone their questioning skills, including cross-examination of the other party and any witnesses and how to navigate appeals.

Advisors can be involved in the entire resolution process, from initial intake to final appeals. This course explains the advisor’s role at every stage, including supportive measures, dismissals, emergency removals, investigations, informal resolutions, hearings, and appeals.

Topics Covered

  • Advisor Rights and Roles in Title IX Proceedings
  • Procedural Steps, Supportive Measures, and Ensuring Fairness
  • The Advisor’s Role Pre-Hearing
  • The Advisor’s Role at the Hearing
  • The Advisor’s Role Post-Hearing
  • Title IX Team Expectations
  • When Things Don’t Go According to Plan

Key Takeaway

By examining the hearing advisor’s role in every phase of the Title IX resolution process, participants can identify whether their advisee’s rights are being upheld and enhance their ability to serve their advisees well.

After completing this training, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the overall arc of a Title IX resolution process from beginning to end
  • Describe the role of the advisor at each phase of the Title IX resolution process
  • Identify potential impacts of serving as an advisor based on other institutional roles/responsibilities or involvement in a specific complaint
  • Recognize whether their advisee’s rights are being upheld in the Title IX resolution process
  • Conduct questioning in a hearing, including cross-examination of the other party and any witnesses, within the bounds of the Title IX regulations and institutional policy
  • Understand how to navigate the appeal phase in a Title IX resolution process, including raising concerns about procedural issues

Who Should Attend?

  • Title IX Coordinators
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinators
  • Title IX or Civil Rights Investigators
  • Decision-makers
  • Hearing/Process Advisors
  • Hearing Facilitators
  • Hearing Chairpersons
  • Appeal Decision-makers
  • Informal Resolution Facilitators
  • Intake/Case Coordinators
  • Attorneys Serving as Advisors
  • Legal Counsel
  • Compliance and Risk Management Professionals (Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, ADA/Section 504, AA, EEO, Clery)
  • Victim Advocates
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Professionals


Live, Interactive Online Training

  • $475 Member
  • $575 Non-Member

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  • October 8: 11:00am - 4:00pm 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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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