Advanced Title IX/VAWA Investigator and Adjudicator Training from trainED

Live Webcast
In-Person Training
Gray Plant Mooty
500 IDS Center (5th Floor)
80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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Presented by trainED


Given the heightened focus on enforcement of Title IX and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), it is important to ensure that even your experienced Title IX investigators and adjudicators are well trained on their obligations and on how to handle sexual misconduct matters.


Higher education institutions are legally required to provide specialized training on an annual basis to individuals responsible for investigating and adjudicating matters relating to sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.  And with new legal requirements making investigations and adjudications more complicated than ever, regular training for officials involved in the complaint process is essential for avoiding problems before and after a decision is rendered.


Join us for an in-depth training for experienced Title IX investigators and adjudicators to ensure that your institution is carrying out its responsibilities and satisfying its annual training requirements.


Not only will attendees learn about new 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 complaint process and on how to draft an investigation report and notice of determination. The session will also address the impact and challenges of trauma in investigating and adjudicating allegations of misconduct.


Participants of this training will have the opportunity to put the training into practice as they work through the investigation and adjudication of a hypothetical case study. Attendees will receive a certificate verifying their completion of the training session.


This training will cover:


  • An 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
  • Adjudication procedures, protocols and best practices
  • Drafting a notice of determination
  • Investigation and adjudication of a hypothetical case study