Title IX Hearing Chairs

A comprehensive one-day training on all things related to the hearing chair role.

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Decision-Maker course or equivalent experience recommended

Explore the intricacies of the hearing chair role.

Title IX Hearing Chairs is a one-day course designed for individuals who will serve as a voting chair of a hearing panel/board and/or a single decision-maker. This course offers an in-depth look at pre-hearing procedures, exchanges of investigation materials, understanding the difference between relevant evidence and directly related evidence, assessing credibility, controlling questioning (with exercises), managing cross-examination, facilitating deliberation, and outcome rationale writing exercises.

This course should be taken in combination with the Hearing Officer and Decision-maker certification course for those who want to address substance (policy definitions and application) in addition to process.

After completing this course, participants will be able to…

  • Identify when they need to recuse themselves from a hearing or appeal review based on bias, a conflict of interest, or any other reason they cannot remain objective
  • Facilitate a Pre-Hearing Meeting with the parties and/or their Advisors
  • Explain the Title IX hearing process
  • Distinguish between relevant and directly related evidence
  • Determine whether cross-examination questions are relevant
  • Assess the credibility of presented evidence
  • Describe the different decision points in the deliberation process

Who Should Attend?

  • Title IX Coordinators
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinators
  • Title IX or Civil Rights Investigators
  • Hearing Facilitators
  • Hearing Chairs
  • Decision-makers
  • Appeals Decision-makers
  • Legal Counsel
  • Student Conduct Professionals

There are currently no scheduled events for this certification, please contact events@atixa.org to inquire about future availability.

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

This course is a great way for Chairs to get up to speed on their role under the 2020 Title IX regulations. Experienced chairs only need this course, whereas new chairs or decision-makers should combine this course with the Hearing Officer/Decision-Maker Certification, and would most logically take this as a one-day add-on course after that two-day experience.

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.