Title IX

Discrimination based on sex is illegal in education programs. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 solidifies protections for students and staff, spanning almost every aspect of schools, from recruiting to harassment. These sessions provide detailed guidance for interpreting and applying Title IX requirements.

Title IX

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  1. FERPA 102: Deep Dive Into Privacy and Title IX (Higher Ed)
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    FERPA 102: Deep Dive Into Privacy and Title IX (Higher Ed)

    Title IX and FERPA expert Melissa Carleton will walk you through a hypothetical case and the sticky situations involving sharing information between parties, advisors, witnesses, and institution employees outside the Title IX process. You will also learn about the interplay between FERPA’s protections and Freedom of Information Act requests under state public records laws.

    What You'll Learn

    • What records created by a Title IX team are protected by confidentiality laws?
    • When can you share information with individuals involved in the process?
    • When can you share information about sexual misconduct with school officials?
    • What rights do advisors and parents have to access information?
    • Can students review their case files once the Title IX process is over?
    • If a respondent is disciplined and wants to transfer, what can you share with their new institution about their case?
  2.  Title IX and Athletics: How to Self-Audit for Higher Ed
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    Title IX and Athletics: How to Self-Audit for Higher Ed

    Title IX expert Richard Verstegen will show you how to conduct a self-audit of your athletics program to ensure compliance. You will learn how to review participation, funding, competition, facilities, and other areas where higher education institutions often make mistakes.

    What You'll Learn

    • What is the focus of the latest Title IX guidance?
    • What is the three-prong test? How does it apply to athletics?
    • How does Title IX relate to coaches, practices, and facilities?
    • What should your policies include to ensure Title IX compliance?
    • What must you consider before adding or eliminating a sport?
    • What specific areas should you audit? How?
  3. How to Pay Athletes and Coaches: Employment Law You Should Know
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    How to Pay Athletes and Coaches: Employment Law You Should Know
    Scheduled for 75 minutes including question and answer period. Thursday, October 27, 2022; 12:30 PM Eastern

    Education law expert Rick Verstegen will explain the critical employment issues relating to college and university athletics programs. You will learn how to avoid the many legal or political problems that may arise.

    What You'll Learn

    • What legal and employment issues relate to coaches?
    • Can and should you pay student-athletes? What are their rights?
    • What role should conduct play in employment requirements?
    • How should you handle at-will employment in contracts?
    • What are the standards for discipline and discharge?
    • How can you address outside activities and conflicts of interest?
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    How to Pay Athletes and Coaches: Employment Law You Should Know
    Thursday, October 27, 2022; 12:30 PM Eastern
    Richard F. Verstegen
    From $129.00
  4. BREAKING Title IX Regulation Updates (Higher Ed)
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    BREAKING Title IX Regulation Updates (Higher Ed)

    Expert Melissa Carleton will guide you through the major changes and offer considerations for how stakeholders may view each change, to better guide conversations as institutions begin to make plans for what happens if these regulations are adopted as proposed.

    What You'll Learn

    • "Sex Discrimination”
    • "Sex-Based Harassment”
    • Retaliation
    • Pregnancy and Parenting Protections
    • Supportive Measures – A Shifting Balance
    • Sex Discrimination Grievance Procedures
    • Sex-Based Harassment Grievance Procedures where a Student is Involved
    • Changes to Mandatory Reporting
    • Title IX Coordinator Duties and Training
  5. Title IX Investigation Reports In Higher Ed
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    Title IX Investigation Reports In Higher Ed
    Scheduled for 75 minutes including question and answer period. Wednesday, November 9, 2022; 12:30 PM Eastern

    Education law expert Rick Verstegen will show you step-by-step how to write investigation reports for various scenarios involving formal complaints of sexual harassment in colleges and universities. You will learn how to incorporate procedural steps, draft findings of fact, and address inconsistencies in testimony.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the legal requirements for Title IX investigation reports?
    • What steps must your investigation include?
    • What unbiased questions should you ask to gather information?
    • How should you structure reports?
    • How must you consider responses for parties before finalizing a report?
    • What legal issues arise during Title IX investigation report writing?
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    Title IX Investigation Reports In Higher Ed
    Wednesday, November 9, 2022; 12:30 PM Eastern
    Richard F. Verstegen
    From $129.00
  6. Title IX Coordinator Certification (Higher Education)
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    Title IX Coordinator Certification (Higher Education)
    4 Sessions scheduled for 90 minutes including question and answer period. Monday, October 3 - Thursday, October 6, 2022; 2:00 PM Eastern

    Education law expert Rick Verstegen will help you understand the new rules and identify the important implications of Title IX on your institution. You will learn how to adopt appropriate policies, fulfill training requirements, and incorporate effective investigation techniques.

    Benefits of Certification

    • Address all Title IX issues that arise in your college or university
    • Master new regulations and prepare for expected changes
    • Protect your institution from potential legal liability
    • Prove your expertise to employers, colleagues, students, and regulators with your Title IX Coordinator Certification

     

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    Title IX Coordinator Certification (Higher Education)
    Monday, October 3 - Thursday, October 6, 2022; 2:00 PM Eastern
    Richard F. Verstegen
    From $699.00
  7. Title IX Complaints: Walk Through The Process Live With An Attorney (Higher Education)
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    Title IX Complaints: Walk Through The Process Live With An Attorney (Higher Education)

    Education law expert Rick Verstegen will take you step-by-step through how to address reports of sexual harassment and formal complaints of sexual harassment. You will learn how to correctly and effectively investigate and decide these matters.

    What You'll Learn

    • How should you handle reports and formal complaints of sexual harassment?
    • How do scenarios differ?
    • What supportive measures must you provide and document?
    • How should you notify parties of a formal complaint?
    • What common issues do Title IX investigators face?
    • What options do you have for informal resolution or dismissal?
    • How do First Amendment concerns relate to Title IX?
    • What steps must you take to protect student records?
  8. Title IX 101 For Higher Education
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    Title IX 101 For Higher Education
    Former university associate provost and practicing attorney Dr. Jim Castagnera will detail the current status of Title IX. You will learn how to apply the latest regulations and prepare for the expected changes at your institution.
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    Title IX 101 For Higher Education
    Dr. Jim Castagnera
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  9. Title IX: How To Conduct Proper Interviews And Questioning Techniques
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    Title IX: How To Conduct Proper Interviews And Questioning Techniques
    Former OCR investigator Brandon Washington will explain the appropriate process to follow for Title IX investigation interviews. You will learn how to gauge credibility, when to press more, and how to help interview subjects feel comfortable.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the requirements of an investigation interview?
    • What missteps should you avoid?
    • How can you get the information you need from a witness?
    • How can you gain credibility as an interviewer?
    • What are the best strategies for judging credibility?
    • How should you interview people differently but equally?
  10. Title IX: A Deep Dive Into How To Conduct Proper Interviews And Questioning Techniques
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    Title IX: A Deep Dive Into How To Conduct Proper Interviews And Questioning Techniques

    Former OCR investigator Brandon Washington will go beyond the basics and shared advanced techniques for Title IX investigation interviews. You will learn how to get more information while building rapport with the individuals whom you interview.

    What You'll Learn

    • What proper advanced interview techniques should you employ?
    • How can you get a derailed interview back on track?
    • What can you do to build credibility as an interviewer?
    • How should you respond when interviewees are not cooperative?
    • How should you deal with statements you know to be inaccurate?

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