Title IX/VAWA Hearing Panel Training

Event Details

This training has already occurred. On-Demand viewing coming soon.

Under the current Title IX regulations, institutions are required to hold live hearings with an opportunity for cross-examination. Further, higher education institutions are required to provide specialized training on an annual basis to individuals responsible for adjudicating matters of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking; and the Title IX regulations require decision-makers to receive training on specific topics. Whether live hearings are relatively new for your institution or your institution has been using a hearing model for years, regular training for officials involved in the hearing process is essential for avoiding problems before and after a decision is rendered.

Join us for an in-depth training specifically designed for hearing 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, this training incorporates firsthand, real-world experience and provides practical guidance on navigating the complex issues that arise during the hearing process. This session will also specifically address the impact and challenges of trauma in adjudicating allegations of sexual misconduct. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to put their training into action as they work together to navigate issues that arise in a hearing and to adjudicate a hypothetical complex sexual misconduct case, all while receiving 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
    • Current Title IX regulations
    • VAWA/Clery Act
    • Potential changes in the new Title IX regulations
  • The role and responsibilities of Title IX decision-makers
  • How to serve impartially
  • The effects of trauma
  • Conducting a legally-compliant hearing process
    • Relevance of questions and evidence
    • Best practices for decision-making
    • Drafting a legally-compliant written determination
  • Adjudication of a hypothetical case