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Advanced Title IX Investigator and Coordinator Workshop

February 29 - March 1, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

In light of heightened awareness, shifting guidance 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 and your institution have laid the groundwork with policies, programs and basic training on compliance with 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. The Advanced Title IX Investigator Workshop digs into the practical skills needed to conduct effective sexual misconduct investigations. The Advanced Title IX Coordinator Workshop focuses on the challenges and issues involved in investigation, resolution and remediation of sexual misconduct on (and off) campus.

The workshops are taught by experienced higher education attorneys who focus on sexual misconduct investigations and compliance guidance under Title IX, VAWA and the Clery Act. The courses will include traditional presentations, videos and interactive sessions with up-to-date information on responding to sexual misconduct in a manner that ensures fairness, accuracy and compliance.


Advanced Title IX Investigator Workshop (February 29)

  • Investigation planning  
  • Interview techniques: structure, process, questioning and nuance
  • Reluctant complainants, difficult witnesses and challenging support persons
  • Sexual violence, domestic/dating violence and stalking:  heightened procedural requirements and trauma considerations
  • Collection and organization of evidence
  • Credibility determinations and weighing of evidence
  • Recordkeeping
  • Creating accurate and meaningful investigation reports
  • Due process

Advanced Title IX Coordinator Workshop (March 1)

  • Pregnancy discrimination
  • Gender identity discrimination and gender stereotyping
  • Freedom of speech/academic freedom and sexual misconduct
  • Advanced issues in consent, including incapacitation
  • Sexual misconduct in third-party settings
  • Reciprocal accusations
  • Working with local law enforcement
  • Overview of Title IX and gender equity in athletics
  • Responding to Office for Civil Rights investigations

Date and Time
Investigator Workshop
Monday, February 29, 2016
8:00 a.m. – Continental breakfast & registration
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. – Program

Coordinator Workshop
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
8:00 a.m. – Continental breakfast & registration
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. – Program    

Maryville University
650 Maryville University Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63141
Gander Hall, President''s Conference Center

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

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

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

Business casual

Registration is requested by February 22. Space is limited; please register early.

We encourage you to forward this invitation to interested colleagues at institutions of higher education.

Contact Shana Hoy at 816.983.8809.