- Title IX Investigations In General
- Title IX Investigations Related To Sexual Discrimination
- Title IX Investigations Involving Sexual Harassment
- Case Studies And Compliance Audits
Earn an advanced certification in Title IX investigations. Learn the latest regulations and how to adapt your practices.
The new Title IX regulations related to sexual harassment became effective on August 14, 2020. When conducting investigations, you must follow prescribed steps and prepare an investigation report that meets legal requirements.
Investigations under Title IX are not limited to claims of sexual harassment. They may also include claims of discrimination based on sex, including within athletics or during pregnancy. You need to adapt the process to address all issues before you as a Title IX investigator.
The Title IX Investigator Certification program will enable you to:
- Conduct all types of Title IX investigations
- Prepare necessary investigation reports
- Protect your school district from potential legal liability
- Prove your expertise to colleagues, students, parents, and regulators with your Title IX Investigator Certification
Four engaging webinars will provide detailed insights that you can apply immediately to fulfill your investigation obligations.
Webinar 1: Title IX Investigations In General
- History, purpose, and scope of Title IX
- Procedural requirements, including designating a Title IX Coordinator, adopting grievance procedures, and disseminating a notice of non-discrimination
- Role of the Title IX investigator
- Who can serve as a Title IX investigator and potential conflicts of interest
- Initial steps and investigation techniques
- Restrictions on retaliation and confidentiality
Webinar 2: Title IX Investigations Related To Sexual Discrimination
- Policies related to discrimination
- Grievance procedures for sexual discrimination
- Athletics, pregnancy, employment, and LGBTQ students
- Complaints and investigations related to sexual discrimination
- Role of the Title IX Investigator in gathering information, conducting interviews, and remaining impartial
- Examples of outcomes of investigations, including investigation reports and written determination of sexual discrimination
Webinar 3: Title IX Investigations Involving Sexual Harassment.
- Policies related to sexual harassment
- Grievance process for a formal complaint of sexual harassment
- Requirements related to addressing sexual harassment before any formal complaint, including providing supportive measures
- Role of the Title IX Investigator once a formal complaint is filed, including issuing notices to a complainant and respondent
- Requirements for Title IX investigations, including remaining impartial, interviewing witnesses, and gathering evidence
- Assessing credibility and considering issues of relevance to create an investigation report
- Examples of outcomes of investigations, including investigation reports and written determination of sexual harassment
Webinar 4: Case Studies And Compliance Audits
- Cases studies involving different common issues presented for Title IX Investigators, including on-campus sexual discrimination, off-campus social media sexual harassment, and sexual assault involving minor students
- Working with law enforcement and school resource officers
- Recordkeeping requirements
- Compliance review, including a records audit and knowledge of investigators
- Other legal issues, including First Amendment and student records concerns
Who Should Attend?
Richard F. Verstegen
- Partner with Boardman & Clark, LLP of Madison, Wisconsin
- School Law Practice Group and Labor and Employment Group
- Represents educational institutions in a variety of education law matters
- Published many articles regarding education and employment law
- Former president of the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association
- Current member of the State Bar of Wisconsin
- JD degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School
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