Leading and Strategizing as a New Title IX Coordinator Bootcamp


Leading and Strategizing as a New Title IX Coordinator Bootcamp


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Gain confidence in your ability to lead your campus community through a proactive approach to Title IX compliance.


Effectively serving your campus as a Title IX Coordinator requires you not only to manage the day-to-day caseload, including responding to allegations of sexual harassment, but it also requires attention to long-term, institution-wide gender equity objectives and strategy. You need to translate complex and ever-changing laws into campus policies and practices, develop strategic relationships with campus partners to bring visibility to your work, and position yourself to leadership as the go-to expert for gender equity initiatives and Title IX compliance. This work can feel high stakes, and it can take months—or even years—to establish the credibility, confidence, and expertise you need to be successful in the role.

This bootcamp has been designed specifically for new Title IX Coordinators and Deputy Coordinators who want to shorten the learning curve and elevate their essential position on campus from the get-go. Over the course of seven hands-on sessions, you will develop a customized Title IX campus leadership strategy, which identifies and documents the following:

  • Strengths and gaps in your current Title IX processes
  • Solutions for how to proactively manage your Title IX processes and gender equity initiatives into the future
  • Strategies for how to train and build the capacity of critical campus partners

Writing your leadership strategy will also encourage you to reflect on ways you can intentionally plan your time, focus on your most important work, and apply your unique leadership qualities to best position yourself as your campus’ Title IX Coordinator.

You will also have the unique opportunity to get feedback from your instructors and peers as you define your leadership strategy so that no perspective is overlooked. This cohort-style bootcamp experience will help you develop a professional network of Title IX Coordinators who have shared experiences in their roles.


A Highly Personalized Experience

Your registration for this bootcamp includes the opportunity to receive feedback from peers and instructors on your customized Title IX campus leadership strategy, which you will have an opportunity to create during this bootcamp. To preserve the intimate and interactive nature of this training, the bootcamp is limited to 24 participants. Register early to reserve your spot!


What You Will Get

  • Seven, 2-hour live online sessions with interactive discussions and activities with your instructors and peers.
  • Practice navigating complex conversations and initiatives as a new Title IX Coordinator in small and large group circles with debriefing sessions afterwards.
  • A collection of worksheets, letter templates, checklists, and case studies to help you address many aspects of your role.
  • A short hiatus during the program, which will provide you with the time and space to focus on creating your own Title IX campus leadership strategy.
  • Feedback from instructors and peers to help you navigate or interpret your campus’ Title IX policies, procedures, and practices.
  • The opportunity to extend your network and dialogue with other new Title IX (Deputy) Coordinators who are experiencing similar challenges and opportunities.


Who Should Attend

This bootcamp is specifically designed for Title IX Coordinators and Deputy Coordinators who have served in this professional role for three years or less. Participants who register for this bootcamp should understand that Title IX covers many aspects on-campus, beyond sexual harassment. This bootcamp is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding on how to manage all aspects of their role, including federal requirements under the law.

Those Title IX (Deputy) Coordinators with more than three years of experience may also find this bootcamp beneficial as a refresher training.

Regardless of years of experience, if you’re looking for tools to re-establish your reputation as a credible, vision-driven leader on campus, this bootcamp is for you.


Follow Through With Success Coaching

Have you ever gone to a training only to find that you came back with great ideas but don’t have the time, support, or skills needed to make the changes?

Academic Impressions has produced thousands of trainings and we have learned that utilizing a coach after attending a training helps provide accountability and bridges the training with the on-the-ground work of getting the job done.

As a result, we are now offering success coaching on select trainings.

  • Purchase this training + 3 one hour follow up success coaching calls
  • Work with an assigned coach who has extensive experience in higher ed.
  • Get individualized support to help you follow through on what you’ve learned.
  • Workshop your plans, run your ideas by someone and get additional help/practice.

To get success coaching, simply purchase the Bootcamp and add Success Coaching during registration.

Learn More About Success Coaching

Hear About the Bootcamp Experience

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January 26 – March 23, 2022
Individual sessions: January 26, February 2, 9, 23, March 9, 16, and 23, 2022


Session 1: Establishing Yourself as the New Title IX Coordinator

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022 - 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
To begin your exploration of how to be an effective Title IX Coordinator, we will start the bootcamp by reviewing the critical components of your role. You’ll discuss the legal requirements that define your role, as well as how that translates into your daily practice. More importantly, you will explore how your unique experiences, characteristics, and leadership skills can position you for success in your role. Specifically, you will discuss the following:

  • Responsibilities that are directly and indirectly in your purview.
  • The qualities and skills necessary to establish integrity and reliability in your role.
  • How to establish relationships with critical campus partners and stakeholders who can support your job functions.



Session 2: Foundational Federal Legal Requirements

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022 - 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
Now that you better understand the breadth and depth of your responsibilities and you’ve explored your unique leadership characteristics, we will discuss the foundational federal legal requirements that you must specifically interpret and translate into your own campus’ policies and procedures. This includes understanding when and how Title IX, the Clery Act, and VAWA intersect and inform practices for your campus community as well as state regulations that you are obligated to follow, if applicable. In small groups, you will review and discuss sections of these laws to understand:

  • The application of each law as it relates to higher education, your campus community, and your role.
  • How to integrate these legal requirements into current policy and procedures.



Session 3: Sexual Harassment Grievance Process – Part I: Intake to the Formal Complaint and the Informal Resolution Process

Wednesday, February 9th, 2022 - 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
As a Title IX Coordinator, one of your major responsibilities is to ensure that your office is upholding your policy and procedures when it comes to managing reports of sexual harassment and sex discrimination, which includes sexual harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. This session will introduce the intake process and includes the necessary disclosures that must be made to the parties, including a discussion of supportive measures, emergency removals, and an explanation of the formal grievance process. We will also discuss mandatory and discretionary dismissals and the availability of informal resolution. Using a fact pattern, you will:

  • Review the components of a formal complaint and review options for informal or formal resolution.
  • Ascertain your specific role when providing oversight of any selected resolution process, including informal remedies and potential dismissal of formal complaints.
  • Identify areas that you are doing well, not so well, and items that need your immediate attention for improvement.



**Note: There will be no live session on Wednesday, February 16, 2022.



Session 4: Sexual Harassment Grievance Process – Part II: From Investigation to Appeals

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022 - 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
The grievance process for sexual harassment formal complaints requires an investigation, live-hearing, and an appeal process. You, as the Title IX Coordinator, have ongoing responsibilities throughout the formal grievance process, including the continual jurisdictional assessments and whether specific circumstances arise that prevent the gathering of evidence sufficient to reach a determination of responsibility. This session will provide you with important considerations on how to navigate your role within the grievance process using a fact pattern. In this session, you will:

  • Effectively manage the inquiries and needs of the parties and their advisors, investigators, and decision-makers.
  • Identify areas that you are doing well, not so well, and items that need your immediate attention for improvement.



**Note: There will be no live session on Wednesday, March 2, 2022.



Session 5: Building the Capacity of Your Campus Stakeholders

Wednesday, March 9th, 2022 - 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
As a Title IX Coordinator, it is your responsibility to ensure that any designee under your purview, such as deputy coordinators, facilitators of informal resolution, investigators, and decision-makers, must be professionally trained in their respective roles including how to effectively execute all aspects of their designated role. Additionally, there are other critical campus stakeholders, such as general counsel, officials with authority, faculty and staff, and students who indirectly benefit from having an established relationship with you. In this session, you will explore the following training considerations for members of your Title IX team and other campus stakeholders:

  • Establish how often you should conduct your required and aspirational training for your various stakeholders while identifying resources to facilitate their training.
  • Identify ways to provide ongoing support, in your leadership role, to these critical campus partners and stakeholders.



Session 6: Leading with Integrity and an Equitable Mindset

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022 - 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
As a Title IX Coordinator, an important aspect of your role is to ensure that you and your Title IX team members understand what it means to be truly equitable in how you roll out your policies, processes, and procedures. This also means training yourself and your team regularly on how to serve impartially, including avoiding prejudgment of the facts of any report, conflicts of interest, and bias. Through case studies and discussion, you will explore how to:

  • Have conversations with and feedback for members of your Title IX team who rely on sex stereotypes or any other personal biases related to a person’s actual or perceived social identities.
  • Manage actual or perceptions of conflicts of interest – either with parties or with members of your Title IX team.
  • Identify and provide ongoing training and development to ensure that your team understands the value of mitigating bias and conflict of interest and how to prevent or address it.



Session 7: Finalizing Your Campus’s Title IX Leadership Strategy

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022 - 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
In this final session, we will use our time in small groups to reflect and share unique insights that you discovered about yourself as a new Title IX Coordinator during our time together in this bootcamp. We will explore what resonated with you, including critical takeaways that surfaced for you and how you plan to lead your Title IX compliance efforts intentionally and strategically for your campus community. Our expert faculty will provide you with their advice as you reflect and discuss so that you will leave this bootcamp experience feeling more equipped and empowered to lead your Title IX initiatives for your campus community.


Portrait of Jeanine Bias-Nelson

Jeanine Bias

Director, Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion / Title IX Coordinator, Sam Houston State University

Jeanine Bias has spent her entire professional career in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs. Currently, she serves as a resource for advisement and consultation on issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Her responsibilities include providing leadership to investigations into allegations of discrimination, harassment, and other civil rights violations as well as develop and facilitate university wide training programs and activities related to Title IX, Title VII, and other Equal Employment Opportunities/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) laws and regulations.

Read Jeanine's Full Bio.

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Cara Hardin, J.D.

Title IX Deputy Coordinator, Marquette University

Cara Hardin is an attorney serving as Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Cara helps coordinate and monitor Marquette’s compliance with Title IX of the Higher Education Act of 1972 and all associated regulations. She is the lead investigator of formal complaints alleging sexual harassment and the lead investigator and adjudicator of formal complaints alleging sex discrimination and other sexual misconduct filed by Marquette students, faculty, and staff.

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Questions About the Event?

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Rabia Khan Harvey
Senior Learning & Development Manager
Academic Impressions

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