Virtual Training Solutions: T&H Title IX Sexual Harassment Training for Colleges and Universities

Join Thompson & Horton’s experienced Title IX attorneys for a series of training sessions that will bring your college or university’s sexual harassment Title IX team members, including coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, appellate decision-makers, and informal resolution facilitators, into compliance with the current Title IX regulations. These sessions are geared toward the college or university Title IX sexual harassment professional who wants to brush up on the basics and then put that knowledge to the test with fast-paced, real-world exercises. Thompson & Horton’s Title IX sexual harassment training sessions provide the most up-to-date understanding of Title IX compliance in an engaging format.

Register for one or more of our higher ed training sessions here.

Why Title IX Sexual Harassment Training?

The 2020 Title IX rules envision ongoing training for all members of a college or university Title IX team, including Title IX coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, appellate decision-makers, and informal resolution facilitators. At minimum, any person who serves in one of those roles for your college or university must have training on the required topics outlined in the rules. Even team members who were trained when the rules were released should undergo ongoing, additional training to meet the rules’ training expectations.

Thompson & Horton’s Title IX training sessions cover all topics required for each individual team member role. We pride ourselves in going beyond mere compliance to offer training sessions that address best practices for mitigation of legal risk in an engaging and fast-paced format. We help your team solidify their understanding so they are ready to hit the ground running when they receive a Title IX sexual harassment report or complaint.

Sessions Offered

The following sessions will be offered in this series:

Higher Ed Title IX Investigator Foundations & Practicum
October 13, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. [CT]

For the Title IX Investigator or other administrator or attorney who wants to brush up on investigation basics and then put their knowledge and skills to the test in a fast-paced, practical session, join us for the Title IX Coordinator Foundations & Practicum.

In the morning, we will remind you of all the foundations for the Title IX investigator role. What are the requirements for a Title IX sexual harassment investigation? How can investigators complete an effective and defensible investigation despite limitations on evidence, gag orders, and other requirements of the rules? What steps can an investigator take to investigate thoroughly and quickly? After this session, participants will feel confident in the basic requirements for the investigation process.

In the afternoon, we will put your knowledge and skills to the test in a fastpaced, practical session. Collaborate with your peers to work through challenges inspired by realworld situations. Topics covered include relevance determinations, issues of consent, difficult interviews and interviewees, impacts of trauma on investigations, writing credibility in reports, and report writing. Participants will leave ready to tackle whatever challenges the real world brings in an investigation.

Higher Ed Title IX Coordinator Foundations & Practicum
November 3, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For the Title IX Coordinator, deputy coordinator, or other administrator or attorney who wants to brush up on coordinator basics and then put their knowledge and skills to the test in a fast-paced, practical session, join us for the Title IX Coordinator Foundations & Practicum.

In the morning, we will remind you of all the foundations for the Coordinator role. What are the requirements for Title IX sexual harassment? What about the proposed rules we keep hearing about? What other issues should be top of mind for non-sexual harassment issues, including athletics, pregnant and parenting students, and LGBTQIA accommodations? After this session, participants will feel confident in the basic requirements for the Title IX Coordinator role.  

In the afternoon, we will put your knowledge and skills to the test in a fast-paced, practical session. Collaborate with your peers to work through challenges inspired by real-world situations. Topics covered will include the Coordinator role in Title IX sexual harassment complaints, athletics audits, accommodations requests, and more. Participants will leave ready to tackle whatever challenges the real world brings. 

Higher Ed Title IX Decision-Maker Foundations & Practicum
November 17, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For the Title IX Decision-maker or other administrator or attorney who wants to brush up on decision-making basics and then put their knowledge and skills to the test in a fast-paced, practical session, join us for the Title IX Coordinator Foundations & Practicum.

In the morning, we will remind you of all the foundations for the Title IX decision-maker role. What are the requirements for a Title IX sexual harassment decision-making process? What are the rules for the hearing process? What must be included in a legally defensible written determination on the merits? What steps can a decision-maker take to complete the decision-making process thoroughly and quickly? After this session, decision-makers will feel confident in the basic requirements for the decision-making process. Note: This training will also meet requirements for annual training for individuals who conduct proceedings under the Clery Act.  

In the afternoon, we will put your knowledge and skills to the test in a fast-paced, practical session. Collaborate with your peers to work through challenges inspired by real-world situations. Topics covered include relevance determinations in witness questioning, managing difficult advisors and parties during the decision-making process, evaluating and weighing evidence, and written determination writing. Participants will leave ready to tackle whatever challenges the real world brings in the decision-making Title IX process 

Higher Ed Title IX Appeals Foundations & Practicum
December 8, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

For the Title IX Appellate Decision-Maker or other administrator or attorney, brush up on the basics of the appeal process and put your knowledge and skills to the test in this fast-paced, practical session. Collaborate with your peers to work through challenges inspired by real-world situations.

This session will remind you of the requirements for a Title IX appeal process and what must be included in a legally defensible appeal determination. Topics covered will include the process for the appeal, analyzing appellate issues, including when there is a sufficient impact on the decision to justify an appeal, and what happens if an appeal is granted. After this session, participants will feel confident in the basic requirements for the appellate role and will be ready to tackle whatever challenges the real world brings in an appeal.  

Higher Ed Title IX Informal Resolution & Practicum
December 8, 2022 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For the Title IX Informal Resolution Facilitator or other administrator or attorney, brush up on the basics of the IR process and put your knowledge and skills to the test in this fast-paced, practical session. Collaborate with your peers to work through challenges inspired by real-world situations.

This session will remind you of the requirements for a Title IX informal resolution process, including when IR can be offered, the requirements for initiating IR, when parties can back out of IR, and the consequences of an agreement. Topics covered will include helping parties understand whether IR is right for them, skills for difficult IR situations, typical IR pitfalls, and writing a legally defensible IR agreement. After this session, informal resolution facilitators will feel confident in the basic requirements for their roles and will be ready to tackle whatever challenges the real world brings in an IR 

(All times are in Central Time.)

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Attendance for each single, full-day of training is $300. (Those attending only one of the half-day sessions on December 8th will be charged $150 for that half-day training.)

Individual Discount Rates

One individual may attend all training sessions for a discounted rate of $1,000.

Group Discount Rates

An educational institution may send unlimited participants to all training sessions for a discounted rate of $3,000.

To take advantage of discounted group pricing, choose “Client Bill” as your payment option and you will be contacted with further information.

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Texas CLE will be offered for these training sessions. You will receive a form to complete and return at each session. If you would like to receive CLE for another state, please contact Mindy Irvin (mirvin@thompsonhorton.com) for more information.

Register for one or more of our higher education training sessions here.