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New Advanced Title IX Investigator and Coordinator Workshops

January 19 - 20, 2017
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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 and your institution have laid the groundwork with policies, programs and general 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 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 taught by experienced higher education attorneys who focus on sexual misconduct investigations and compliance guidance under Title IX, VAWA, the Clery Act, and evolving state law and expectations. The courses will include traditional presentations, new 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 (January 19, 2017)

  • Investigation planning
  • Interview techniques: structure, process, questioning and nuance
  • Reluctant complainants, difficult witnesses and challenging support persons
  • The intersection of sexual misconduct, disability, substance abuse and cross-complaints in investigations
  • 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

Advanced Title IX Coordinator Workshop (January 20, 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
Thursday, January 19, 2017
8:00 a.m. – Continental breakfast and registration
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. – Program

Coordinator Workshop
Friday, January 20, 2017
8:00 a.m. – Continental breakfast and registration
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. – Program

Husch Blackwell
4801 Main Street
10th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64112

Hotel Options
Courtyard Marriott Country Club Plaza
Hotel Sorella

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/coordinators
  • Continental breakfast
  • Lunch

Business Casual

Contact Shana Hoy at 816.983.8809.


Derek T. Teeter