Title IX Hearing Chairs

The Chairs certification course is a full-day online live training covering in depth the topics of 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.

Sample Course Agenda

Prerequisites: 

Decision-Maker course or equivalent experience recommended

Explore a day of procedural deep-dive into what chairs need to know.

Some colleges and schools will use a panel approach, and our Hearing Officer/Decision-Maker two-day event is the right training for panel members. But, other schools and colleges will appoint a voting chair of this panel, or will use a single decision-maker, who is both the hearing officer and the chair. This course is for those chairs/decision-makers, and should be taken in combination with the Hearing Officer certification for those who want to address substance (policy definitions and application), not just process.

The Chairs certification course features a full-day online live training covering in-depth the topics of 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.

In this course, you will learn:

  • The Role of the Chair Pre-Hearing
  • The Role of the Chair During the Hearing
  • The Role of the Chair Post-Hearing
  • Post-Investigation Review of Evidence
  • The Three Buckets of Evidence
  • Pre-Hearing Meetings, Reviews, and Problem-Solving
  • Finalizing the Delineation of Relevant Evidence and Directly Related Evidence
  • Pre-Hearing Orientation for Advisors
  • Pre-Hearing Management
  • Parties and Witnesses Who Don’t Show Up for the Hearing
  • Liaison with the Hearing Facilitator/Case Manager
  • Virtual Hearing Technology
  • Appointing Advisors at the Last Minute or During the Hearing
  • Managing Questioning by the Chair/Panel/Advisors
  • Making Relevance Determinations at the Hearing
  • Following the Hearing Script
  • Evidence Rules for the Hearing
  • The Effect of Failing to Testify/Answer Questions – Admissibility and Inferences
  • Addressing Disruption
  • Addressing Disruption
  • Expert Witnesses
  • Exhibits, Investigation Reports, and Hearing Materials Management
  • Managing Deliberations

Who Should Attend?

  • Hearing/Process Advisors
  • Hearing Facilitators
  • Hearing Chairs
  • Decision-Makers
  • Hearing Panelists
  • Appeals Officers
  • Coordinators and Investigators
  • Legal Counsel

Virtual
Instructor-Led

Live, Interactive Online Training

  • $799 Member
  • $899 Non-Member

View Details & Schedule

Details:

Registration Fee includes the Training & Certification Course, course slides, supplemental materials, ATIXA/TNG whitepapers, flowcharts, Regulations Rapid Response (R3) publications and webinars, HRCI pre-approved credit, SHRM pre-approved credit, and a 2-year Certification from ATIXA.

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

Schedule:

  • December 17
    11:00am - 6:00pm ET
  • January 21
    11:00am - 6:00pm ET
  • February 15
    11:00am - 6:00pm ET
  • March 30
    11:00am - 6:00pm ET
  • April 29
    11:00am - 6:00pm ET

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 attend the whole event. It is our expectation that you are present for the entire duration of your training course.

Please allow 14 business days following the completion of the course and then log-into or create an account with our 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. Learn more about our program here.