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Title IX Workshop - Grand Rapids

May 16 - 17, 2019

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Thursday, May 16
Title IX Foundations

Our Title IX Foundations course is an introductory level course tailored for new members of your Title IX team or those seeking a refresher in basic Title IX principles. It provides an overview of your school’s obligations under Title IX and VAWA and training on the various forms of sexual misconduct. It equips attendees with an understanding of basic issues of consent (including incapacitation) and describes the various components of a Title IX investigation. Each module of our training includes a live presentation with break-out activities using realistic scenarios. 


  • Title IX foundations and institutional duties
  • Understanding consent and incapacity
  • Planning investigations
  • Conducting interviews
  • Weighing evidence and assessing credibility
  • Report writing and record keeping

Friday, May 17
Title IX Issues and Trends

Our Title IX Issues and Trends workshop for 2019 goes beyond basic concepts to address issues and trends emerging from regulations and case law. The workshop involves live presentations, realistic scenarios, and engaging exercises where attendees collaborate and discuss.


  • Proposed regulations and case law update
  • Due process and equity
  • “Me too” historic complaints
  • Social media and internet harassment
  • Employee-on-employee cases
  • Addressing inappropriate, but not harassing, conduct

Grand Rapids Community College 
151 Foundation Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Agenda (May 16 & 17)
8:30 a.m. – Registration and breakfast
9:00 a.m. – Program begins
11:45 a.m. – Lunch
12:30 p.m. – Program resumes
4:30 p.m. – Adjourn

Workshop Cost
The fee of $350 per day includes:

  • Full-day program
  • Presentation materials
  • Continental breakfast
  • Lunch

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

Continuing Education Credit
This program is pending approval for Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin continuing legal education credit and HR Certification Institute and Society for Human Resource Management recertification credit.

Questions? Contact Pam Clark at 314.345.6648.

Have a scheduling conflict? To find more of our Title IX programs, please visit our Title IX page.