Register Now for Thompson & Horton’s Virtual Training Courses for Higher Ed Title IX Personnel – Essential Training Even in States Where Courts Have Put the New Rules on Hold

Title IX training is critical regardless of whether your institution is located in a state where courts have entered injunctions blocking the 2024 Title IX Rules. Thompson & Horton has you covered with engaging and practical courses that satisfy requirements under the 2024 Rules and the 2020 Rules and highlight case management fundamentals. Even in jurisdictions without an injunction, the 2020 Rules will continue to apply to all incidents that occurred prior to August 1, 2024.

The Director’s Cut: Title IX Coordinator Certification Course for Higher Education
(2-day course; 12 hours of training)
August 5, 2024 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT
August 6 2024 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT

Register here: thlaw.com/DirectorsCutHigherEd


Nine’s Out:  
Sifting through the Clues and Conducting Thorough Title IX Investigations
(1-day course; 6 hours of training)
August 12, 2024 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT

Register here:  thlaw.com/NinesOut


Anatomy of a Title IX Determination: Strategies for Sound Decisionmaking in Higher Education Grievances
(1-day course; 6 hours of training)
August 15, 2024 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT

Register here: thlaw.com/Anatomy


Informal Resolution: Equipping Your Title IX Superhero

(1-day course; 3.5 hours of training)
August 27, 2024

Register here:  thlaw.com/TitleIXSuperhero

 

ABOUT THE TRAINING

The Director’s Cut: Title IX Coordinator Certification Course for Higher Education

This two-day Title IX Coordinator Certification Course provides all the training that Title IX Coordinators, deputy coordinators, and their designees are required to receive annually under the 2024 Title IX Rules. This program also addresses the required training under the 2020 Title IX Rules by highlighting the key changes between the 2020 and 2024 Title IX Rules. A refresher on the 2020 Rules is essential in all jurisdictions. Even in states where the new rules have not been blocked, the 2020 Rules will continue to apply to all incidents that occurred prior to August 1, 2024.

Our approach to Title IX training ensures that Title IX Coordinators can operate lawfully and effectively regardless of which version of the Title IX regulations your institution must follow in the 2024-2025 academic year.

The training covers all major stages of the Title IX grievance process with a keen focus on fundamental skills that apply under both the 2024 and 2020 Rules. We also take a deep dive into the Title IX Coordinator’s broader duties to ensure your institution complies with Title IX’s non-discrimination mandate. Upon completion of this virtual training course, attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion of Title IX Coordinator Training under the Title IX Regulations.

This training is designed for Title IX Coordinators, deputy coordinators, and designees, but it will also be helpful for any of your institution’s Title IX personnel including investigators, decisionmakers, informal resolution facilitators, and internal legal counsel, as well as student services administrators or other staff who support students throughout the grievance process.

The 2024 Title IX Rules require training on an array of topics for these Title IX administrators—all of whom play a critical role in preventing and responding to sex discrimination and harassment in your institution’s education programs and activities. This course covers all required content, provides substantive and informative slides for later reference, and includes interactive scenarios to engage participants in working through real-world situations.

The training covers the scope of prohibited sex discrimination, including sex-based harassment, disparate treatment, disparate impact, retaliation, and failure to accommodate pregnancy and related conditions, and provides practical tips for complying with employee reporting and notification duties. The training examines the Title IX grievance processes and addresses legal concepts such as relevance, impermissible evidence, and serving impartially—all in a clear, accessible, and engaging manner.

Finally, The Director’s Cut training covers the specialized training needed by Title IX administrators, including how to respond to employee notifications of potential sex discrimination; offering and coordinating supportive measures; providing program modifications for students who are pregnant or have related conditions; complying with Title IX recordkeeping requirements; complying with requirements relating to sex-separate programs and facilities, athletics, and confidentiality; and monitoring for barriers to reporting.

The Certification Course will help your Title IX team hit the ground running in the 2024-2025 school year regardless of legal developments in your state.

 

Nine’s Out: Sifting through the Clues and Conducting Thorough Title IX Investigations

Sharpen your skills with this full-day course which provides the basic training Title IX investigators and other persons responsible for implementing your institution’s Title IX grievance processes are required to receive annually under the 2024 Title IX Rules. Like The Director’s Cut training, this training will highlight all key changes between the 2020 Title IX Rules and 2024 Title IX Rules to ensure your Title IX investigators are able to lawfully and effectively perform Title IX investigations regardless of which rules your institution must follow in the 2024-2025 academic year. Participants will receive tips and guidance for best practices in investigations – tips that are also helpful to conduct other types of civil rights investigations. Upon completion of this virtual training course, attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion of Title IX Investigator Training under the Title IX Regulations.

This training is designed for Title IX investigators, but it will also be useful for any of your institution’s Title IX personnel including Coordinators, deputy coordinators, designees, decisionmakers, appeal officers, advisors, informal resolution facilitators, and internal legal counsel, as well as any individuals who investigate other potential civil rights violations.

In addition to covering Title IX fundamentals regarding the scope of conduct prohibited by Title IX and employee reporting and notification duties, the training covers the Title IX grievance processes and all required training topics, such as relevance, impermissible evidence, and how to serve impartially.

Sifting through the Clues and Conducting Thorough Title IX Investigations covers:

  • Developing an investigation plan
  • Communicating with the parties, law enforcement, witnesses, and advisors
  • Gathering evidence
  • Preparing for and conducting interviews
  • Analyzing conflicting evidence
  • Maintaining an organized investigation file
  • Writing an effective investigation report.

 

Anatomy of a Title IX Determination: Strategies for Sound Decisionmaking in Higher Education

This full-day course provides the basic training Title IX decisionmakers (including hearing officers and appeal officers) and other persons responsible for implementing your institution’s Title IX grievance processes are required to receive annually under the 2024 Title IX Rules. Like our other trainings, we guide you through all key changes between the 2020 Title IX Rules and 2024 Title IX Rules. This approach will prepare your Title IX decisionmakers to lawfully and effectively reach reliable Title IX determinations regardless of which rules your institution must follow. Participants will receive practical tips and guidance for best practices in decisionmaking and decision writing, including dealing with challenging evidentiary issues. Upon completion of this virtual training course, attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion of Title IX Decisionmaker Training under the Title IX Regulations.

This training is designed for Title IX decisionmakers, but it will also be helpful for any of your institution’s Title IX personnel including Coordinators, deputy coordinators, designees, investigators, advisors, informal resolution facilitators, and internal legal counsel.

In addition to covering Title IX fundamentals regarding the scope of conduct prohibited by Title IX and employee reporting and notification duties, Anatomy of a Title IX Determination covers the nuts and bolts of Title IX determinations and hearings, including:

  • Understanding what it means to serve impartially
  • Objectively evaluating the evidence
  • Understanding the concepts of relevant evidence and impermissible evidence
  • Making proper relevance and other evidentiary rulings
  • Evaluating credibility
  • Analyzing conflicting evidence and determining issues in dispute
  • Conducting an effective hearing and maintaining decorum
  • Communicating with the parties and their advisors
  • Reaching and writing a reliable, effective determination
  • Evaluating and reaching effective determinations on appeal.

 

Informal Resolution: Equipping Your Title IX Superhero

Regardless of whether your institution must comply with the 2020 Title IX Rules or the 2024 Title IX Rules in the coming academic year, your institution has the option to use informal resolution where available and appropriate, and all parties voluntarily consent. Many institutions did not make the most of this powerful and effective tool under the 2020 Title IX Rules.

This 3.5-hour course provides training about what the 2020 Title IX Rules and 2024 Title IX Rules require regarding informal resolution. More importantly, it provides tips regarding informal resolution processes your institution can use to maximize this valuable option for resolving Title IX complaints. Our Title IX attorneys will be joined by our colleague Carlos Lopez, a former state judge and prolific and effective mediator and arbitrator. Mr. Lopez will provide guidance and tips for informal resolution facilitators that can make this powerful tool work for your institution in a manner that creates a win-win for all parties and for the institution.

Contact your Thompson & Horton attorney or email us at titleix@thlaw.com to register for any or all of the trainings or with any questions you may have about the training options.