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Foundations in Title IX

November 3, 2017
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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As institutions continue to build sexual misconduct response teams in this time of shifting regulation and guidance, they must train investigators to respond to complaints while meeting institutional obligations and protecting the rights of all involved. Team members new to investigating complaints of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic/dating violence and stalking need a foundational understanding of the requirements of Title IX and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), as well as opportunities to build important investigation skills.

We invite those on your campus new to sexual misconduct investigation to join members of Husch Blackwell’s Higher Education legal team for a full-day workshop designed to build understanding and experience related to conducting sexual misconduct investigations.


  • Institutional obligations under Title IX and VAWA: Current law guidance and an overview of developing state legislation
  • Investigation planning
  • Interviewing techniques: Structure, questioning and nuance
  • Sexual violence, domestic/dating violence and stalking: Consent, incapacitation, disability and trauma-informed considerations
  • Evidence gathering
  • Weighing evidence and credibility
  • Report-writing and recordkeeping

This training will feature an interactive format, incorporating video, breakout sessions and group discussion in addition to live presentations to develop a depth of understanding on key Title IX/VAWA investigation concepts.

Husch Blackwell
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

8:00 a.m. – Continental breakfast and registration
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. – Program
Lunch will be provided.

Workshop Cost
The fee of $330 per attendee includes full day program, materials, continental breakfast and lunch. 

Who Should Attend
College and University sexual misconduct investigators, Title IX coordinators and other Title IX team members newer to Title IX/VAWA issues and investigations.

Continuing Education Credits
This program is pending approval for Kansas and Missouri continuing legal education credit and HR Certification Institute and Society for Human Resource Management recertification credit. Continuing legal education credit in other states can be obtained; please contact Shana Hoy by October 12 to inquire.  


Contact Shana Hoy at 816.983.8809.