Title IX Investigator Certification Course
Civil Rights Investigator One: Foundations is a basic training offering for civil rights investigators, deputies, and Title IX Coordinators looking to acquire the fundamental skills necessary to conduct sex- and gender-based harassment, discrimination, and violence investigations. This training meets both the Title IX and VAWA Section 304 training requirements for participants, whether you are a full-time investigator or have investigation responsibilities in addition to other duties.
The presenters will also reference the University System of Georgia policies and procedures for Title IX reporting, investigations, and hearing processes during the training.
In this course, you will:
- Identify and adhere to compliance requirements and best practices specific to investigations from foundational case law and federal regulations
- Discuss the intersection of Title IX and Title VII for complaints involving employees
- Explain the steps of a formal investigation
- Develop an investigation strategy after receiving a formal complaint
- Differentiate interviewing approaches based on the needs and demeanor of the interviewee
- Describe how the Investigator and Title IX Coordinator roles work together during the investigation process
- Identify/understand/explain Standard of Proof
Daniel Swinton, TNG Partner, Vice President, ATIXA
Daniel Swinton is a Partner in TNG, LLC. Daniel consults frequently with colleges, universities, and K-12 on issues of Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act and sexual violence, alcohol and other drugs, behavioral intervention, bystander intervention, student conduct policies and procedures, hearing board training, mediation and legal issues in education.
Leah Reynolds, TNG Consultant
Leah Reynolds is an experienced administrator with over 11 years of service in the industry of higher education. Having worked in various divisions for several colleges and universities, Reynolds has developed an expertise in Title IX, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Athletic Compliance, and Affirmative Action and frequently serves as a third-party neutral hearing advisor, investigator, and decision-maker for TNG clients for sexual misconduct, discrimination, and Title IX grievance proceedings and investigations.
Event Date:Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Location:UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
There are no registration fees associated with this event.
Event Cancellation Policies:
(1) Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on or before June 7, 2022. (2) To change or cancel your registration, call (706) 542-7493, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. (3) If an event is cancelled for any reason, the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel will not be responsible for any charges related to travel.
(Covered by the USG-MHI for the evening of June 14th)
Registering for this event does not reserve your hotel room(s). If you would like to reserve your stay on-site at the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel, please contact Chip Reese. While the USG-Mental Health Initiative will pay for attendee’s hotel stay on the night of June 14, 2022, you will be asked for a credit card to have on file for incidentals when registering.
Program Contact Information:
Chip Reese, Ed.D.
System Project Director
Mental Health Initiative
University System of Georgia
The Georgia Center
If you require special services, contact Sales@georgiacenter.uga.edu by June 7, 2022.
Dietary restrictions should be indicated on the registration form or during the registration process.