Our flagship Title IX training is a must attend for all those involved with investigations on campus.
Gain actionable and translatable skills to advocate for your students and your campus in Title IX investigations. This event allows you to participate in a mock investigation from start to finish to help you build the skills you will actually use during a real investigation. During this program, you will learn and practice how to:
We will provide you with resources and tools to ensure that every Title IX investigator on your campus is prepared to conduct a professional and thorough investigation. After each session, we will take time to ensure that you can apply this information back to your campus and train others.
After completing this conference, you will receive a certificate of completion to show that you have participated in our Title IX investigation training.
It is important for investigators to have an understanding of not only rape culture and the role it plays in sexual misconduct incidents, but also the impact of trauma on a survivor. This full-day workshop will teach you the information you need to train others on your campus.
Bonus Modules: Included with this workshop are three 20-minute modules focusing on gender-based violence and trauma. You and your campus colleagues will have unlimited access to these resources; share them with your entire campus and watch any time you want!
Many Title IX investigators lack advanced skills in writing and analysis. Continue to improve your Title IX skills by attending our post conference workshop on investigative reporting and writing skills. During this workshop you will participate in activities that will help you refine your factual analysis abilities and advance your credibility assessment skills.
This program will provide an excellent opportunity for your team to learn about civil rights investigations in an easy-to-understand and practical format. All professionals responsible for Title IX compliance will benefit from this event, including:
We want you to be satisfied with your Academic Impressions learning experience. If the program you purchased fails to meet your expectations, please contact us within 30 days and let us know. We’ll credit the full amount you paid toward another AI program that may better fit your needs.
Learning Outcome:After participating in the conference, you will be able to conduct a Title IX civil rights investigation using the provided resources and tools.
It is important for investigators to have an understanding of not only rape culture and the role it plays in sexual misconduct incidents, but also the impact of trauma on a survivor. This knowledge aids investigators in gaining a sense of the experience for both complainants and respondents. During the first part of the workshop, our expert will use evidence-based research to guide you through an interactive discussion, including:
Cultural factors may impact complainants’ and respondents’ experiences, and it is important that investigators are aware of this during the investigation/conduct process. This awareness will help investigators to ask appropriate questions and effectively analyze the facts. During the second part of the workshop, our expert will guide you through an interactive discussion, including:
At the end of the discussion, you will spend time role-playing and creating an outline for training on your campus.
Investigations must be thoroughly planned before they can be conducted properly. This session will provide an overview of the planning process, including:
This session will address the specifics of the actual investigation, including:
Writing factual analyses in the final investigative report is an effective strategy for decision makers. In this session, attendees will participate in activities to identify the undisputed and disputed facts from a mock investigation, in an impartial manner, to include in the report, such as:
This session builds upon the introduction of credibility from the Foundations institute earlier this week. Using a mock fact pattern, as well as additional facts, participants will assess information that relates to an interviewee’s credibility and practice writing an appropriate credibility assessment, including:
Bev received her law degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 2003) in Lansing and remains a licensed attorney in Michigan. Previously, she was employed at a large, urban public commuter campus (20,000+). Since 2005, she has worked in various areas in higher education, including but not limited to: Labor Relations, Executive Assistant to the President, Adjunct Faculty, Director of Compliance and Title IX Coordinator. She has extensive experience in the development and implementation of all aspects of the Title IX processes (training, investigations, programming, process reviews, and case management). She has been a consultant and trained (face to face and webinar formats) institutions across the nation in the areas of Title IX, Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT), Clery Act, ADA/Section 504, FERPA, EDGAR Part 86, Student Conduct, Due Process and First Amendment. She served as the Michigan State Coordinator (2009-2013) for the Association of Student Conduct Administrators (ASCA), a nationally known organization dedicated to student conduct issues, and is a current member of the Michigan State Bar, the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) and a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) and currently serves on the 2016-2017 NACUA Notes Editorial Board.
Interviews with Bev Baligad:
Rabia obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Elmhurst College and is a double-alum of Loyola University Chicago with a Master’s in both Higher Education and Human Resources. She has over fifteen years of professional experience in Student Affairs. Rabia has worked closely with Title IX experts to establish new, model Title IX reporting protocols and internal investigation procedures at Loyola and has managed over 300 gender-based misconduct reports and provided oversight to over 40 investigations. At Loyola, Rabia coordinated annual and monthly trauma-informed training for two dozen Title IX investigators and hearing board officers and coordinated ongoing training for Responsible Employees regarding their duty to notify incidents of gender-based violence. As of October 10, 2016, Rabia began her new role as the Director of Equity Issues and Title IX Coordinator at Columbia College Chicago where she has the primary responsibility to prevent and investigate discrimination of all protected classes, including sex and gender under Title IX.
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“Excellent training program. In depth, creative, and informative. Excellent takeaways!”- Phil Riordan, Vice President of Student Affairs, Lynn University
“Loved the training and practical experience gained at this training.”- Betty Whiteman, Director of Human Resources, Stetson University
“The training included the specific ‘how to's’ that some events neglect to address.”- Robin Daniel, Executive Vice President, Greensboro College
“The content and overall experience was absolutely great. Thank for your amazing presentation.”- Matty Orlich, Director of the Office of Community Standards, Stony Brook University
“It's very uncommon to use the word 'excited' in relation to Title IX, but after reviewing the agenda, I was just that. The session provided a great, comprehensive overview of how to run a Title IX investigation and report.”- Jenna Kelly, Associate Director for Student Life, Stetson University
“My experience has taken the fear out of doing Title IX work. Academic Impressions does an awesome job in researching curriculum and offering the information in a comprehensive course. No one is more expert on the topics and more engaging than Bev Baligad!”- Christine Thompson Director, Student Compliance Student Title IX Coordinator, Lansing Community College
“Academic Impressions listened to the voices of the people involved with Title IX and provided a detailed and practical training useful for us all. Thank you!”- Jaray Gillespie, Assistant Dean of Students, Georgia State University
“Excellent and relevant resources! Very much needed in this current Title IX environment!”- Donna Lynch-Cunningham, Human Resources Coordinator, Emory University
“This conference was very informative. The speaker and moderator(s) did a good job with challenging content.”- Marshare Penny, Associate Professor of Health Sciences, California Baptist University
“The information was pertinent and useful. The handouts and takeaways were useful.”- Gene Heppard, Director of Disability Resource Services, Phoenix College
“This program is a must for all new Title IX investigators.”- Osaro Ighodaro, Vice President of Student Development, South Mountain Community College
“I would absolutely recommend attending the Title IX investigator training with Bev Baligad. I feel very well prepared to begin my actual hands-on experience at my institution.”- Lesa Wagner, Assistant Director, Idaho State University, Twin Falls
“Academic Impressions provided excellent training in a beautiful location with an informative and knowledgeable presenter.”- Sally Bell Pitman, Dispute Operations and Title IX Administrator, University of Phoenix
“Very thorough training taught by an expert with many tools to take home.”- Sharon Allen, Assistant Dean of Counseling, Eastern Arizona College
“The Title IX training provided ample background, detail, practice, and templates to allow attendees to become more effective Title IX investigators.”- Stephanie Ferguson, Title IX Coordinator, University of the Southwest
“Highly recommend this course to any educational employee who has any contact with Title IX issues.”- Charles N. Duerre, Director of Campus Safety, Wilmington College
“Very practical information that can be used right away. Definitely worth attending.”- David Okada, Interim Institutional Compliance Officer, University of Guam
“Besides being absolutely necessary, the conference was enjoyable and engaging.”- Rick Cook, Principal, Stockbridge High School
“This is my second Title IX Investigator Training with Bev. She is consistently thorough as a presenter, but she's also a practitioner, herself. She brings that real-life experience that new and seasoned investigators need and that you can easily and quickly apply.”- Clare Iannelli, Dean of Compliance and Judicial Affairs, San Jacinto College
“I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. It was comprehensive, it was action-based research brought by an adaptive leader in the field. Awesome!”- Magdalena Monet, Assistant Student Affairs Dean, Kutztown University
“Provided information I need in a direct and engaging forma.”- Matt Hudson, Water Scientist, Northland College
“The BEST training I've ever attended!”- Gary Guillory, Title IX Investigator, Savannah State University
“This conference was very informative. Bev really explains step by step instruction. Follow her plan and you'll be successful in your role.”- Charles McInnis, Police Services Supervisor, University of Maine
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