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Title IX Investigator Foundations for K-12 Education

Combine with the Title IX Compliance Essentials to follow our K-12 curriculum path!

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Title IX Compliance Essentials for K-12 Education

Lay the Groundwork for Sound Title IX Investigations

ATIXA’s Investigator Foundations for K-12 Education is designed to give K-12 investigators the complete foundational training needed to understand the investigation process under Title IX, which can also be applied to complaints under other civil rights laws.

This course focuses on the investigator’s specific responsibilities at each distinct phase of an investigation. Participants will learn the fundamental skills necessary to plan and promptly complete investigations of sex- and gender-based misconduct in schools. ATIXA experts will lead participants through a comprehensive review of the investigation process, providing step-by-step guidance and advice, using a case study to provide an opportunity to practice each phase.

Topics Covered

  • Title IX Refresher
  • Title IX Grievance Process: An Overview
  • Steps Prior to the Formal Investigation
  • Notice to the Parties
  • Investigation Strategy
  • Formal Investigation
  • Documenting the Investigation
  • Parties’ Review of the Investigation and Evidence
  • Finalizing the Investigation
  • Report Writing
  • The Consent Construct
  • Cultural Competency in Investigations

Key Takeaway

Develop the tools and confidence necessary to plan and promptly complete trauma-informed investigations of Title IX complaints accurately, professionally, tactfully, and sensitively. With this knowledge, you will be equipped with the skills you need to complete thorough investigations that are fair to all parties involved.

After completing this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose and function of an investigation, how it will be used, and the professional standards that are applicable to the investigation process and work product
  • Describe due process components of investigations, including how to implement an adequate, reliable, and impartial investigation
  • Explain the main stages of an investigation
  • Discuss strategies to identify, evaluate, and authenticate different types of relevant and permissible evidence
  • Identify key considerations in developing an investigation strategy
  • Conduct interviews and ask questions skillfully
  • Understand documentation requirements in Title IX investigations
  • Discuss how to explore key issues like consent and unwelcomeness in sexual misconduct investigations

Who Should Attend?

  • Title IX Coordinators
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinators
  • Title IX or Civil Rights Investigators
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Legal Counsel
  • Compliance and Risk Management Professionals (Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, ADA/Section 504, AA, EEO)
  • Law Enforcement/Campus Safety/School Resource Officers
  • Superintendents, Principals, & Assistant Principals

In-Person Training

Live, In-Person Training

  • $399 Member
  • $499 Non-Member

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  • June 5: 8:30am - 4:30pm MDT Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center Register


*Effective July 1st, ATIXA training & event pricing will increase by approximately 5%. We invite you to register early to lock in our current pricing.

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

Multi registration discounts are provided on a sliding scale based on the applicable registrations on the same order. Individualized discounts are as follows:

  • 1st registration – full price of registration
  • 2-4 registrations – 15% discount per line item
  • 5+ registrations – 25% discounted per line item

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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.

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