Higher education institutions are legally required to provide specialized training on an annual basis to individuals who conduct appeals of matters involving complaints of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. Further, the 2020 Title IX regulations require decision-makers, including appeal officers, to receive training on specific topics. Given these legal obligations, the recent changes to the legal landscape, including guidance from the Biden Administration, the heightened focus on enforcement of Title IX, and the increasing complexity of sexual misconduct matters, it is more important than ever that your Title IX appeal officers are well trained.
Join us for an in-depth training specifically designed for Title IX/VAWA appeal officers. The benefits of our training extend beyond merely satisfying your annual training requirements. Our training is conducted by higher education attorneys who regularly advise institutions on all aspects of the sexual misconduct process, from policy drafting through the final resolution of sexual misconduct matters. Because these attorneys also have extensive experience investigating and adjudicating sexual misconduct cases for institutions and handling appeals of those matters, this training incorporates firsthand, real-world experience.
This session will also specifically address the impact and challenges of trauma in sexual misconduct matters. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to put their training into action as they work through complex appeal case studies and receive valuable, in-the-moment feedback from higher education attorneys.
Attendees will receive a certificate verifying their completion of the training session.
This training will cover:
- Update on the legal landscape
- Proposed (or Final if released) Title IX Regulations from the Biden Administration
- 2020 Title IX Regulations
- VAWA/Clery Act, including the 2022 reauthorization of VAWA
- The role and responsibilities of appeal officers
- How to serve impartially
- The effects of trauma
- Relevance of questions and evidence
- Best practices for decision-making
- Drafting a legally compliant written determination
- Conducting a legally compliant appeal
- Case studies