Title IX Training

Conference Pricing

Early Bird Deadline: October 1, 2021

Members (On-Site): $575 per person ($525 Early Bird)
Members (Virtual Via Zoom): $250
Non-Members (On-Site): $775 per person ($725 Early Bird)
Non-Members (Virtual Via Zoom): $500

 

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 & presenters
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)

FOUNDATIONS OF TITLE IX & INSTITUTIONAL OBLIGATIONS TO VALUE HUMAN DIGNITY
Overview: The federal government expects all colleges receiving federal funding to ensure equitable opportunities for students of each gender. This foundational premise has since become the tool for limiting sexual assault and ensuring colleges investigate any incident. 

  • The history of Title IX, and the authority of the Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights
  • Examine how Dear Colleague Letters and corollary compliance have created an industry
  • Do we have religious exemption?
  • How have the courts established legal standards and how will these impact ABHE institutions?

CRAFTING TITLE IX POLICY AND CONDUCTION ANNUAL REVIEW TO STAY COMPLIANT
Overview: Continual changes in legislation, directives from OCR and interpreted guidance of experts in the field of Title IX result in institutions needing to update policy on an annual basis. Whether you are new to Title IX or an experienced coordinator there is always more to learn in crafting our policies and procedures.

  • Components of a well-structured Title IX Policy which informs and directs institutional procedures
  • Making the defining of terms more than information. They shape your training and your process.
  • Building the Title IX team that fits your institutional culture and structure
  • Taking institutional ownership of training to fit your mission and programmatic design

MOVING FROM REPORT OF AN INCIDENT TO THE FIRST STAGES OF AN INVESTIGATION
Overview: Digital messaging is an essential backbone of effective campus communications. Campus communications enhance relationships that strengthen retention and engagement with the campus community. These empower student development leaders with powerful tools for timely, effective, and creative communications that leading institutions are deploying for amazing results. Consider . . .

  • Understanding the benefits of a campus mobile app 
  • How to integrate a campus mobile app into an overall campus communications strategy
  • Inspiring case studies for how a campus app can be successfully deployed
  • Legal structure of jurisdiction, standards of evidence, retaliation, quid pro quo and terms for participants

COMPLETING THE INVESTIGATION AND FINISHING WELL
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

WHAT IS THIS? HOW  TO WORK  THROUGH THE INITIAL REPORT TO DETERMINE TITLE IX RELEVANCE
Overview: Ok, a student has made a report. Is this really harassment? Does this fit under Title IX? Through the reading of multiple short scenarios, we gauge proper Title IX Coordinator response, and whether an incident fits defined terminology of Title IX.

  • What is the test to determine harassing behavior?
  • Can sexual misconduct on campus be a non-Title IX incident?
  • Working through the complexities of VAWA’s (4) core elements
  • Using your campus events to train your community

INVESTIGATOR TRAINING THAT FITS YOUR INSTITUTIONAL POLICY
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

HEARING PANELS: TAKING AN ILL-DEFINED PROCESS AND CONDUCTING A FAIR HEARING
Overview: Introduced in the August 2020 rulemaking, hearing panels are now required for any sexual assault incident. This establishes a legal procedure, yet is led and hosted by institutional employees who are not legal experts. It is possible to do this well even without expertise and experience. This session has much to cover and hopefully allows for a sample hearing (case study) to be started which will highlight what we have covered.

  • Purpose and roles within the hearing
  • Creating a physical space along with the capacity to handle virtual testimony and record the procedure
  • Establishing decorum in an emotionally charged event while maintaining flow of the hearing
  • Cross examination and ruling on evidence without legal expertise

BRING ON THE CASES
Overview: The close of the day will feature several case studies allowing for application and praxis of what has been learned throughout the past two days.

Training Presenter

Scott Cawood

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
david.medders@abhe.org

 

 

Carol DibbleCarol Dibble
Director of Communications & Events
carol.dibble@abhe.org

 

 

Darby BlanchardDarby Blanchard
Digital & Administrative Services Coordinator
darby.blanchard@abhe.org