Training is crucial for anyone deemed a “responsible employee” on campus who must report, intervene or investigate Title IX concerns. Customized training that incorporates review of Title IX policies, processes, and protocols is most effective.
We train personnel to conduct Title IX investigations that are prompt, impartial, thorough, equitable, and reliable. Title IX investigations address:
- Sexual Violence
- Sexual Harassment
- Sexual Misconduct (Stalking, Coercion)
- Gender Discrimination
- Domestic or Dating Violence
- Breach of Confidentiality or “No-contact” Orders
- Substantive or Procedural Violations of Policy
Title IX training is offered as a half-day seminar or an extensive two-day program that emphasizes group interaction and a practical approach. Training covers:
- Title IX jurisdiction
- Title IX Coordinator requirements
- Due process and evidentiary standards
- Civil Rights/Investigation Model
- Precautionary/Interim Measures and Confidentiality
- Force, Consent, and Incapacity
- Evidence, Credibility, and Analysis
- Documentation and retention
- Communicating findings and sanctions
The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, the U.S. Department of Education, the Office of Civil Rights, as well as Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act, SaVE, and Cleary Act tell the story. Title IX matters are high priority for educational institutions across the country.
Title IX investigations demand sensitivity to the unique issues involved while demonstrating equitable treatment for all.
- Treat everyone involved with dignity and respect.
- Assist each party in telling his or her side of the story
- Stay vigilant against conscious and unconscious bias
- Coordinate closely with the Title IX Coordinator
- Error on the side of communication with all parties
- Recognize what we do not know – consult outside experts when necessary.