Title IX Essentials: How to Conduct a Prompt, Thorough, and Equitable Investigation

Title IX Essentials: How to Conduct a Prompt, Thorough, and Equitable Investigation


Under Title IX, colleges and universities are required to have at least one Title IX coordinator responsible for keeping the institution compliant with the law and investigating any complaints that arise. But with no mandatory training for this position, staff members often struggle to find the most effective approach to doing a proper investigation.

If you’re the person responsible for Title IX at your college or university, you know just how big a job it is. There are laws to understand, witnesses to interview, and investigations to be done, all while being sensitive to the needs of the complainant and respondent. You also have to consider your institution’s reputation and how the public might react to news of discrimination or sexual harassment on campus. 

Even if you think you have a first-rate Title IX investigative process, there’s always room for improvement. And if standards aren’t quite what they should be, you could be putting your federal funding in jeopardy.

So what are the basic strategies involved in any Title IX investigation? How do you create an investigative plan that will help you gather facts, interview witnesses, and write a thorough report about the complaints you receive? And where can you find the information you’ll need to make the fairest and most informed decision? 

Get answers to these questions and more when you register to participate in “Title IX Essentials: How to Conduct a Prompt, Thorough, and Equitable Investigation” scheduled for Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Then listen as speaker Julian R. Williams from George Mason University shows you how to properly gather factual information for a Title IX investigation. Using case-study examples, you’ll learn strategies for taking complaints, interviewing witnesses, performing investigations, and writing reports. Find out how to ask the right questions and gather the information you’ll need to come to the most appropriate resolution for everyone involved. Along with techniques to maintain confidentiality, correctly report allegations to the proper authorities, and above all, resolve the matter as promptly and fairly as possible.

You’ll also get details on the proactive steps your institution can take to respond to and eradicate sexual violence on campus, which should translate into a better campus experience for everyone.

Whether you’re a dean of students, student affairs professional, Title IX coordinator or investigator, campus law enforcement—anyone involved in Title IX intake, investigations, or enforcement—this seminar is for you.  

For one low price—just $297—you and your entire team at one location can take part in this insightful seminar and get the latest information on the subject from our expert.


Here is just some of what you’ll learn during this comprehensive 60-minute online seminar:

  • The basic tenets of an equitable Title IX investigation—and how to apply them at your institution
  • How to structure the complaint intake process to make it easy for students and staff to come forward
  • The importance of due process when handling complaints and subsequent investigations
  • How to conduct unbiased interviews with complainants and witnesses and set the most appropriate tone
  • How to weigh the evidence, write reports, and derive conclusions based on the facts of the case
  • How to use trauma-informed interviews with victims of sexual assault

And much more!

Your seminar registration includes the following:

  • The ability to include as many people in one location as you can fit around a computer to attend this seminar at no extra charge.
  • Downloadable PowerPoint presentations from the speaker
  • On-demand access for 30 days after the seminar airs on 8/23/17
  • CD recording of the seminar
  • A written transcript of the audio
  • Supplemental materials, including discussion guide and critical reflection worksheet
  • 100 percent satisfaction guarantee

For the live seminar, you can have as many people participate in the program as you like using the single connection by using a large screen, projector, and speakers.

There is no limit to how many times the live seminar is accessed while available. Additional connections for other locations or branch campuses can be purchased for $100 per additional connection. Contact Magna Customer Service at 800-433-0499 to add additional connections for the rebroadcasted seminar.

Campus Access Liscense

With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License (or Group License when ordering online), registrants may take the contents of the program CD & place the information on to a password-protected network, server, or web site for additional staff use. Without the additional Campus Access License, registrants are limited to viewing the program from the program CD once on-demand access has ended. The Group License option is not for multiple or unlimited staff from an institution to connect & participate in the live online seminar presentation.

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