Title IX Hearing Officer and Decision-Maker: Interactive Mock Hearing

This day-long training event requires registrants to prepare for their Mock Hearing role in advance, learn their part, and prepare to testify, question, rule, or deliberate.

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Advance preparation required

Upskill your hearing officers.

Note: Participants will need to complete substantive pre-work prior to the course date.

This day-long training event provides participants with the opportunity to engage in a formal Title IX hearing simulation by playing the role of a hearing participant (e.g., Complainant, Respondent, Advisor, Panel Member, etc.) during the facilitation of the exercise. Participants are provided with materials in advance of the course and are expected prepare for their assigned role in advance, including learning their role within the complaint and hearing, preparing to ask or answer questions, reviewing the script, and reading the investigation report and directly related evidence file. Facilitator(s) will guide the participants through the formal hearing process from start to finish, including opening statements, questioning and cross-examination, closing statements, and deliberation. They will stop to respond to process and procedure questions throughout the exercise as needed. It is recommended that participants have either attended the Hearing Officer and Decision-Maker and/or Hearing Chairs course or received substantive training on similar topics from their institution prior to enrolling in the Mock Hearing course.

After completing this course, participants will be able to…

  • Identify the steps of a Title IX grievance process that occur leading up to and prior to a hearing
  • Understand the role of due process in Title IX hearings, including the role of neutral and impartial decision-makers
  • Distinguish between relevant and directly related evidence
  • Develop questions for parties and witnesses that seek relevant evidence
  • Assess the credibility of presented evidence
  • Analyze relevant evidence regarding issues of consent in sexual misconduct cases

Who Should Attend?

  • Title IX Coordinators
  • Title IX Coordinators
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinators
  • Title IX or Civil Rights Investigators
  • Hearing Facilitators
  • Hearing Chairs
  • Decision-makers
  • Appeals Decision-makers
  • Attorneys acting as Advisors
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Student Conduct Professionals
  • Legal Counsel
  • Victim Advocates
  • Law Enforcement/Campus Safety
  • Compliance and Risk Management Professionals (Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, ADA/Section 504, AA, EEO, Clery)


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  • $799 Member
  • $899 Non-Member

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  • August 2: 11:00am - 6:00pm ET Register


Effective July 1st, ATIXA training & event pricing will increase by approximately 5%. Please register early and often and note this will go into effect July 1st.

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

Group discounts are provided on a sliding scale based on group size and applicable on registrations for the same training or event. Please contact events@atixa.org for questions.

Individualized discounts are as follows:
1st grouped individual - full price of registration
2-4 grouped individuals - 15% discount on registrations
5+ grouped individuals - 25% discount on registrations

If you are interested in registering a large group, exploring Super Membership, or consulting options, please contact inquiry@tngconsulting.com for personalized assistance.

Please note that this course is a training event only and does not itself provide certification. This is the hands-on application of knowledge opportunity, where participants take what they have learned in the two-day ATIXA Decision-Maker Certification, and operationalize it in a real life case study simulation. There is nothing like applying the skills to cement the learning outcomes hearing officers will attain.