Title IX Hearing Officer and Decision-Maker

Training is necessary to help decision-makers recognize and overcome bias, to understand the scope of their role, to apply policy with analytical precision, and to be sure that their determination is reliably based on the evidence.

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Prerequisites: 

None

This certification is perfect for hearing chairs, panelists, single decision-makers, administrative hearing facilitators, and party advisors, as well as appeal decision-makers.

Training is necessary to help decision-makers recognize and overcome bias, to understand the scope of their role, to apply policy with analytical precision, and to be sure that their determination is reliably based on the evidence. Training is required by VAWA Section 304 and the 2020 Title IX regulations. This two-day ATIXA course satisfies the training requirements of both laws.

All over the country, more than 625 lawsuits have attacked the decisions of college panels in sexual misconduct allegations. This training is designed to shore up hearing process skills so that your decisions are sound, supportable, and much harder to challenge in court. Plus, we’ll explore many of the new regulatory requirements to ensure your formal hearing process is compliant.

This level of training is good for your school, good for the parties, and good for the integrity of the process. The principals behind ATIXA have been training hearing decision-makers for more than 20 years, and now your decision-makers, chairs, hearing facilitators, and party advisors can benefit from their expansive expertise in an interactive ATIXA certification training environment where practical skills, including case studies and questioning exercises, are the primary focus.

“Nobody trains a jury, so why does a hearing panel need training?” The analogy to a jury is only partially correct. College and school hearing panels have a fact-finding role, like juries, but also an investigative responsibility that juries do not have. That added responsibility enhances the training needed to perform the role well. And, of course, decision-makers must be trained per VAWA Section 304. If Congress thought training was necessary, it must have realized that the jury analogy is imperfect. Or perhaps Congress recognized that the premise is wrong…juries are trained. One of the primary functions of the lawyers, judges, expert witnesses, and jury instructions is to provide guidance to the jury on how it should analyze a case. That’s training, it just happens on the job, in the courtroom. ATIXA’s approach provides the key skills decision-makers need to serve this role proficiently in a college hearing environment.

In this course, you will learn:

  • Structural aspects of the hearing
  • Questioning and cross examination
  • Due process components
  • Neutrality and objectivity
  • Models of proof
  • Factual and credibility analysis and decision-making
  • Hands-on case studies
  • Mock hearings, questioning role plays, and virtual deliberations

Who Should Attend?

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

In-Person Training

Live, In-Person Training

  • $1,599 Member
  • $1,699 Non-Member

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Schedule:

  • January 27-28: 8:30am - 4:30pm ET Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista - Disney Springs Register

Details:

*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. Discounts will be applied at checkout starting for groups of 2-4 attendees and increasing for groups of 5 or more attendees. Please contact events@atixa.org with questions.

Virtual
Instructor-Led

Live, Interactive Online Training

  • $1,599 Member
  • $1,699 Non-Member

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Schedule:

  • March 3, 10, 17: 12:00pm - 4:00pm ET Register
  • June 9-10: 11:30am - 6:00pm ET Register

Details:

*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. Discounts will be applied at checkout starting for groups of 2-4 attendees and increasing for groups of 5 or more attendees. Please contact events@atixa.org with questions.

The training allows participants to substantively explore application of policies on sexual harassment, sexual assault (including incapacity), domestic/dating violence, and stalking, using case studies not offered in any other ATIXA training.

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 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.