Foundations of Title IX Investigations: Institute and Certification

Foundations of Title IX Investigations: Institute and Certification

December 4 - 6, 2017
Phoenix, AZ

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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:

  • Review written Title IX complaints
  • Design an overall methodology for the entire investigation
  • Use different interview tactics depending on the witness and his/her role
  • Note-taking techniques
  • Analyzing the facts and report writing

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.

 

Certificate of Completion

After completing this conference, you will receive a certificate of completion to show that you have participated in our Title IX investigation training.

 

Full Day Pre-Conference Workshop: Busting Myths on Gender-Based Violence

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!

 

Half Day Post-Conference Workshop: Improving Your Investigatory Report and Factual Analysis Writing Skills

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.

 

Who Should Attend

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:

  • Title IX Investigators
  • Title IX Coordinators
  • Campus Safety Officers
  • Student Conduct Officers
  • Student Affairs Leadership

Agenda

Monday, December 4, 2017

 

Pre-Conference Workshop: Busting Myths on Gender-Based Violence

 

Registration and Continental Breakfast for Workshop Attendees (included in workshop registration fee)
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

 


 

Pre-Conference Workshop: Busting Myths on Gender-Based Violence (includes break)
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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:

  • How these training topics for investigators meet White House training recommendations
  • Summary of rape culture
  • Overview of dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault
  • Effects of trauma/neurobiology of sexual assault and how this might play a role in investigations

 


 

Lunch for Workshop Attendees (included in workshop registration fee)
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

 


 

Pre-Conference Workshop: Busting Myths on Gender-Based Violence Part II (includes break)
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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:

  • Cultural factors that may influence gender-based violence
  • Breakdown of consent

At the end of the discussion, you will spend time role-playing and creating an outline for training on your campus.


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

 

Main Conference

 

Main Conference Registration and Continental Breakfast (included in registration fee)
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

 


 

Introduction
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
During this session, you will be introduced to a case-study scenario, complete with facts, sample testimonials, and policies, to help guide you through the investigative process throughout the conference.

 


 

Title IX and the Role of the Investigator
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Who should be your investigators? What qualities and skills should they have? What are the differences and main responsibilities of preliminary versus a full investigation? How many investigators do you need, and how will they work in conjunction with your campus Title IX coordinator? This session will help you answer these questions to ensure you are using the most appropriate investigative model for your campus.

 


 

Break
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

 


 

Fundamentals of a Civil Rights Investigation
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
It is critical for every institution to fully understand the differences between a criminal and civil rights investigation before investigators can be properly trained. This session will thoroughly outline the differences between civil rights and criminal investigations, potential “investigative” issues, important considerations (policy driven, bias and stereotype, credibility), policy analysis, and standard of proof to help you develop a framework for your investigative practices.

 


 

Lunch (included in registration fee)
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

 


 

Conducting the Investigation: Planning/Pre-Investigation/Strategizing
1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Investigations must be thoroughly planned before they can be conducted properly. This session will provide an overview of the planning process, including:

  • What to look for when reviewing written complaints or available information
  • Understanding the layout and location
  • How to identify the potential type(s) of sexual misconduct
  • Organizing information on the named witnesses, their roles, and the order of questioning
  • Designing a plan to interview witnesses

 


 

Break
2:15 - 2:30 p.m.

 


 

Conducting the Investigation: The Investigation
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

This session will address the specifics of the actual investigation, including:

  • Setting the right tone and being aware of verbal and nonverbal cues
  • Types of questioning (open vs. closed, knowing which questions to ask and which to avoid)
  • Note-taking techniques

 


 

Networking Reception (included in registration fee)
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

 

Continental Breakfast (included in registration fee)
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

 


 

Putting the Facts Together and Working Time
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (includes break)
Apply what you’ve learned and complete an analysis of the facts for a formal investigative report. This session will train you on how to do a credibility assessment, policy analysis (gridding), and fact analysis. We will then discuss how to write a report, including what sections to include and difficult sections to write.

 

Post-Conference Workshop: Improving Your Investigatory Report and Factual Analysis Writing Skills

 

Lunch for Workshop Attendees and Registration (included in workshop registration fee)
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

 


 

Refining Your Factual Analysis
1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

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:

  • Undisputed vs. disputed facts
  • Refining your factual analysis organization
  • Personal bias writing evaluation
  • Identifying policies relevant to facts

 


 

Break
2:15 - 2:30 p.m.

 


 

Advancing your Credibility Assessment
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

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:

  • Very Brief Review of Credibility
  • Quantity vs. Quality
  • Rule of Three
  • Credibility Assessment Individual and Group Activities

 


December 4 - 6, 2017
Phoenix, AZ

Hotel

Hyatt Regency Phoenix
122 N. Second Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Room Info: $185 + tax.
Rate available until November 10, 2017

Please book early - rooms are limited and subject to availability.

Transportation

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) to the Hyatt Regency:

  • SuperShuttle: Approximately $13, per person, one-way. Advanced reservations are required.
  • Lyft: Approximately $15 one-way.

To Book Your Hotel Room: Use the link below or call 602.252.1234. Please indicate that you are with the Academic Impressions group to receive the group rate. Group rate is available Dec 3-5, 2017.

Speakers

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Bev Baligad

Director of Compliance/Title IX Coordinator
University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu

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.ti.

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Rabia Khan Harvey

Director of Equity Issues and Title IX Coordinator
Columbia College Chicago

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.

Pre-Conference Workshop Only

$895 through Nov 17$995.00

This full-day workshop will teach you about the role rape culture plays in sexual misconduct incidents.

Main Conference Only

$1,095 through Nov 17$1,195.00

Learn to conduct a Title IX civil rights investigation using the provided resources and tools.

Post-Conference Workshop Only

$395 through Nov 17$495.00

Learn to refine your factual analysis abilities and advance your credibility assessment skills.

Can't Attend? Buy the
Conference Binder
$295

Purchase the conference binder, which includes all presentation slides, worksheets, action plans, and additional resources.

Note: Conference attendees do not need to purchase materials separately.

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Tunde Brimah
Director of Program Development, Academic Impressions

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