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.
What kind of participation can I expect?
In this training, we assign participants roles in the Title IX process, and you will participate in your assigned capacity.
What kind of pre-work do participants need to complete?
You will need to study the case materials and prepare for your assigned role, which could include preparing questions or answers, reviewing the script, and reading the investigation report and evidence file.
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
- 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)
There are currently no scheduled events for this certification, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about future availability.
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.