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Advanced Title IX Investigator and Coordinator Workshops - Des Moines, IA

May 16 - 17, 2017
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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In light of heightened awareness, shifting guidance, multiplying state laws and a rise in investigations, institutions of higher education must train their Title IX professionals to effectively investigate and resolve alleged incidents of sex and gender discrimination, sexual harassment and interpersonal violence. You have laid the groundwork with policies, programs and general training on Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Clery Act.

We invite your Title IX investigators and coordinators to join Husch Blackwell’s Higher Education team for full-day courses that go beyond the basics to include enhanced learning formats and nuanced information to build depth of understanding.

  • The Advanced Title IX Investigator Workshop digs into the practical skills needed to conduct effective sexual misconduct investigations.
  • The Advanced Coordinator Workshop focuses on the challenges and issues involved in investigation, resolution and remediation of sexual misconduct on (and off) campus.

The workshops are led by experienced higher education attorneys who focus on sexual misconduct investigations and compliance under Title IX, VAWA, the Clery Act, and evolving state law and expectations. Courses include new videos and interactive sessions, traditional presentations and up-to-date information on responding to sexual misconduct in a way that ensures accuracy and compliance.


Advanced Title IX Investigator Workshop (May 16, 2017)

  • Trends in evolving Title IX guidance and enforcement
  • Balancing needs in responding to complaints
  • Notice and documentation best practices
  • Interview techniques: structure, process, questioning and nuance
  • Consent and trauma-informed practices
  • Navigating mental health issues in investigations
  • Credibility and report-writing

Advanced Title IX Coordinator Workshop (May 17, 2017)

  • Intersection between Title IX and the ADA/Section 504 
  • Gender identity discrimination and gender stereotyping
  • Reluctant complainants
  • Advanced issues in consent, including incapacitation
  • Historic allegations 
  • Office for Civil Rights enforcement and policy update 
  • Due process for respondents

Date and Time
Investigator Workshop
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
8:00 a.m. – Continental breakfast and registration
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. – Program

Coordinator Workshop
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
8:00 a.m. – Continental breakfast and registration
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. – Program

Drake University
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311

Who Should Attend
College and university sexual misconduct investigators, Title IX coordinators and other Title IX team members.

Workshop Cost
The fee of $350 for one day or $600 for both days includes:

  • Full-day program
  • Written presentation materials
  • Template forms for investigators
  • Continental breakfast
  • Lunch

Business casual

Contact Shana Hoy at 816.983.8809.

Clery Compliance Toolset
Satisfying the myriad mandatory reporting requirements of the Clery Act can be a challenge. Our Clery Compliance Toolset  (CCT) streamlines the process. For more information about the CCT, contact Husch Blackwell Director of Clery Act Compliance, Ben Irwin.


Derek T. Teeter