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Training

The United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released new regulations under Title IX effective August 14, 2020. All materials used to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators and decision-makers must be publicly available.

Title IX Coordinator

1-Course: 2020 Title IX Regulations: Policy Implications and Practical Application

The new Title IX regulations have been released, and the expert Title IX team at NACCOP and DSA (D. Stafford & Associates) have developed a live class (12 hours of instruction) to guide practitioners through the new regulations and help them understand the institutional and operational impacts. The NACCOP/DSA team, comprised of seasoned practitioners, has analyzed the changes and is poised to help attendees understand the implications to their existing Title IX Sexual Misconduct Policies and how to practically apply the new regulations through both a Title IX and Clery/VAWA lens. These live, virtual classes will use technology to facilitate the presentation of the course material and small group exercises to enhance learning through active participation. Topics will include an overview of the requirements, hearing process; selection and training of decision-makers; in-person vs. virtual hearings; building and facilitating a hearing agenda; managing hearing participants; considerations in selecting institutional advisors; bias, questioning, and cross-examination; evaluating relevant evidence; making a finding; specific considerations regarding employee cases; and the appeal process.

2-Course: Title IX Coordinator and Investigator Training

The training is two three-hour sessions on Wednesday, July 8th: morning and afternoon. The morning session will be given by Jeff Nolan, Senior Counsel, Holland & Knight LLP, and run from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The afternoon session will be given by Chantelle Cleary, Senior Title IX Consultant, Grand River Solutions, and run from 1:30 -4:30 p.m. They will cover what investigators need to know about their obligations under the new Title IX regulations, addressing the training requirements for investigators that are outlined in the regulations, and trauma-informed investigation approaches in a manner that is fair and impartial, as required by the new regulations. Chantelle Cleary will cover best practices in conducting Title IX Hearings that are fair, impartial, thorough, and compliant with state and federal requirements, including the final Title IX regulations. She will cover the critical role of the hearing chair, advisor examination/cross-examination, and evidentiary considerations.

Chantelle Cleary Jeff Nolan Title IX Regulations
Conduct, Hearing Officers and Adjudicators

1-Course: Constructing the Live Hearing Process

Director, Student Conduct: The new Title IX regulations have been released, and the expert Title IX team at the National Association for Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals and D. Stafford and Associates has developed a virtual, live class to guide individuals on campuses who oversee the implementation and management of the hearing process for both students and employees. Topics will include an overview of the requirements related to the hearing process; selection and training of decision-makers; in-person vs. virtual hearings; building and facilitating a hearing agenda; managing hearing participants; considerations in selecting institutional advisors; bias, questioning, and cross-examination; evaluating relevant evidence; making a finding; specific considerations regarding employee cases; and the appeal process. This 14-hour class will be held for four consecutive days from 12-3:30 p.m. Eastern Time OR two consecutive days from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern Time. The NACCOP/DSA team, comprised of seasoned practitioners, has analyzed the changes and is poised to help attendees apply the hearing process in new 2020 Title IX regulations.

Investigator(s)

Title IX InThe training will take place in two three-hour sessions on Wednesday, July 8th: morning and afternoon. Training facilitated by Jeff Nolan, Senior Counsel, Holland & Knight LLP, and Chantelle Cleary, Senior Title IX Consultant, Grand River Solutions

Trained by Jeff Nolan will cover what investigators need to know about their obligations under the new Title IX regulations, addressing the training requirements for investigators that are outlined in the regulations, and trauma-informed investigation approaches in a manner that is fair and impartial, as required by the new regulations.

Trained by Chantelle Cleary will cover best practices in conducting Title IX Hearings that are fair, impartial, thorough, and compliant with state and federal requirements, including the final Title IX regulations. She will cover the critical role of the hearing chair, advisor examination/cross-examination, and evidentiary considerations.

All Team Training

1-New Title IX Regulations

OCR released a webinar, New Title IX Protections Against Sexual Assault, on July 7, 2020. View The Webinar.

2-Sexual Harassment

OCR released a video webinar on July 27, 2020, providing an overview of how to report sexual harassment under the Department’s new Title IX Rule, effective on August 14, 2020. The webinar explains a school’s responsibilities once it learns someone is alleged to be a victim of sexual harassment. View The Webinar.

3-Due Process and Hearings

OCR released video webinars highlighting due process protections and conducting hearings contained in the Department’s new Title IX Regulations.

Due Process Protections under Title IX Webinar

Conducting and Adjudicating Title IX Hearings: An OCR Training Webinar

4-Anti-Discrimination Laws and Regulations

OCR released a new webinar explaining how colleges and schools can comply with the Department’s anti-discrimination laws and regulations, including OCR’s new Title IX Rule, while fully safeguarding constitutionally protected speech. We expect that this will be a helpful resource for educators, administrators, and organizations. View The Webinar.