Title IX Training

Conference Pricing

Early Bird Deadline: October 1, 2022

Members (On-Site): $600 per person ($550 Early Bird)
Members (Virtual Via Zoom): $275
Non-Members (On-Site): $800 per person ($750 Early Bird)
Non-Members (Virtual Via Zoom): $475


Virtual Pricing Includes:

Full engagement in two-day program, including Q&A
Access to video recordings of presentations post-conference
Access to all conference resources

On-Site Pricing Includes:

Full engagement in two-day program, including Q&A
Networking/Fellowship with attendees & presenter
Access to video recordings of presentations post-conference
Three night’s lodging at the nearby Hilton Garden Inn
7 meals & refreshments
Access to all conference resources

Program Overview

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PRESENTER: Scott Cawood, Sr VP for Student Affairs & Administration — Cairn University (PA)


Overview: With the use of two brief assessments, we will explore where you and your respective institution are in Title IX compliance and preparedness.

  • Institutional Title IX Assessment
  • Personal Title IX Assessment
  • Institutional Resource allocation to Title IX
  • Access to and yet independence from leadership


Overview: In Title IX one size does not fit all. Our distinctions as institutions of Biblical Higher Education should dictate your response to Title IX.

  • A “Safe Campus” perspective
  • Components of Title IX that should be present on every campus
  • Building the Title IX team that fits your institutional culture and size.
  • Taking institutional ownership of training to fit your mission and programmatic design.


Overview: Through use of a case study, we will examine the elements of processing a report, engaging supportive measures and commencing appropriate investigation techniques.

  • Engaging the complainant and respondent
  • Documentation, record keeping and use of technology in investigations
  • Initial outcomes: Value each person, be prompt, stop the behavior, and provide support
  • Jurisdiction, standards of evidence, retaliation, quid pro quo


Overview: The case studies continue to guide us through the heart of an investigation and allow us to explore mediation, the depths of the investigative process, equitable communication, the process of sanctions and the possibility for appeals.

  • Hey, what about due process?
  • Informal intake and discovery versus the formal investigative process.
  • What to do next if the incident is not moving to a hearing panel?
  • Aligning your sanctions and appeals within the existing structure of your conduct code.


Overview: This morning starts with a number of brief cases, which will be used to assess how you would respond in your institution. Additional cases will allow us to search for other points of concern and apply much of what was learned yesterday.

  • Is this harassment/discrimination?
  • Investigator depth and training
  • Complications of mediation


Overview: While much of the focus of Title IX is on institutional compliance, policy, and the coordinator, those serving as investigators do the greatest amount of sensitive work. What are the proper techniques to train and empower an investigative team in your institution?

  • Distinguishing between Lead Investigator Model and Team Investigations
  • Knowing the law without a law degree: Consent, capacity and impartiality
  • Core steps of every investigation and wrapping it up with report writing
  • Honing your skills, how to train


Overview: Perhaps nothing is more challenging in the 2020 regulations than the prescribed Hearing Panels. This session will present a Title IX sexual assault case, adjudicated as we study the recommended process.

  • Engaging the investigative record
  • Opening statement and investigative summary
  • Cross examination and the advisor
  • Reaching a decision


Overview: Past training conferences have revealed that there is so much to learn and so much to contextualize in the midst of the sessions that it is helpful to end the training with a comprehensive group led discussion of everything from the simplest question on process to a complicated discussion on an incident at a conference member institution.

Training Presenter

Scott Cawood


Sr. VP for Student Affairs
Cairn University

Frequently Asked Questions

Is lodging included in the registration fee?
YES, for on-site attendees3 nights, including arrival the evening before the conference begins.
Can I request for additional hotel nights?
YES The ABHE group rate is $110/night.  You can qualify for our group rate three days prior and three days post conference.  You can request and pay for your additional hotel nights during the registration process.  All reservations must be made and managed by the ABHE office as it is part of a group reservation.  This includes changes to existing reservations.  Email conferences@abhe.org with any questions or updates to existing reservations.
Is airport shuttle service available?
YES! Complimentary shuttle service is available from the Orlando International Airport (MCO). To request the complimentary shuttle to the Hilton Garden Inn:

  • Call the hotel for shuttle pickup – 407-240-3725
  • Take airport elevator to level 1 – ground transportation
  • Go through the sliding doors
  • Stand at either A4 (A Side) or B4 (B Side) for pickup
Where is the hotel located in relation to the ABHE Conference Center?
The Hilton Garden Inn is directly across the street from the ABHE Weber Center (located in the Citadel I Building – Suite 130).
Are meals included in the registration fee?
YES for on-site attendees, including 7 meals and all snacks/beverages.
Are scholarships available?
YES for on-site attendees – limited scholarships are available.  Please email your request to conferences@abhe.org with an explanation of your financial need.
What is your Cancellation Policy?
In the event of either virtual or on-site registration cancellation, fees paid in advance are refundable – less a $50.00 service charge per person, provided written notice is received by ABHE no later than three weeks prior to the event. No refunds will be granted after that date. E-mail notification will suffice. Please e-mail conferences@abhe.org to request a refund. There are no refunds provided for no-shows.
How do I CANCEL a person on my registration?
You may log back into your registration form at any time with your confirmation number to make any cancellations, or contact conferences@abhe.org to have your registration cancelled.
Hilton Garden Inn

For those attending the Conference On-Site, the ABHE staff will make a hotel reservation for you. Please indicate your room type/preference when you register for the conference.The Hilton Garden Inn is located 1 mile from the Orlando International Airport.

Hilton Garden Inn – Orlando Airport
7300 Augusta National Drive
Orlando, FL 32822
(407) 240-3725


Complimentary shuttle service is available from the Orlando International Airport (MCO) to the Hilton Garden Inn. To request complimentary shuttle service:

  • Call the hotel for shuttle pickup – (407) 240-3725
  • Take airport elevator to level 1 – ground transportation
  • Go through the sliding doors
  • Stand at either A4 (A Side) or B4 (B Side) for pickup

Conference Staff

David MeddersDavid Medders
Executive Vice President



Carol DibbleCarol Dibble
Director of Communications & Events



Darby BlanchardDarby Blanchard
Digital & Administrative Services Coordinator