Title IX/VAWA Investigator Training

Event Details

Kathryn Nash and Stephen Vaughan to Present Training at Gray Plant Mooty.

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Higher education institutions are legally required to provide specialized training on an annual basis to individuals responsible for investigating matters relating to sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.  Given these legal obligations, the heightened focus on enforcement of Title IX, and the increasing complexity of sexual misconduct investigations, it is more important than ever that your Title IX investigators are well-trained on sexual misconduct matters.

Join us for a five-hour in-depth training for Title IX investigators to ensure that your institution is carrying out its responsibilities and satisfying its 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.  Beyond this well-established understanding of the mechanics and implications of the entire process, they also have extensive experience investigating sexual misconduct cases for institutions, which results in trainings that incorporate first-hand, real world experience.

Not only will attendees learn about legal requirements for handling complaints of sexual misconduct, but they will also receive practical guidance on how to navigate complex issues that arise during the process.  Attendees will have the opportunity to put their training into action as they work together to investigate a sexual misconduct case.  This session will also specifically address the impact and challenges of trauma in investigating allegations of misconduct.  Attendees will receive a certificate verifying their completion of the training session.

This training will cover:

  • A legal overview of Title IX and VAWA
  • The role and responsibilities of Title IX investigators and adjudicators
  • Coordination with law enforcement
  • Typical investigation stages
  • Effective investigation strategies and techniques
  • Drafting an investigation report
  • Discussion of the investigation of a hypothetical case