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Title IX Role-Specific Webinars for School District Personnel: Register Now

Robbins Schwartz is pleased to offer several upcoming role-specific Title IX webinars for school district personnel involved in implementing their districts’ Title IX investigation and grievance process.  The cost for each webinar is $50 per person.  Information regarding each webinar, including a registration link, follows below.

Title IX: Decision Maker and Hearing Officer Webinar

November 19, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The new Title IX regulations require that an objective Decision-Maker/Hearing Officer be appointed to determine whether a respondent is responsible for engaging in Title IX sexual harassment.  This webinar will provide a comprehensive review of the role of the Decision-Maker/Hearing Officer in the formal Title IX sexual harassment grievance process, with a focus on presiding over live hearings.  The webinar will offer recommendations for conducting hearings, evaluating evidence and credibility, determining relevance and applying the Title IX regulations’ rape shield protections.  Finally, this webinar will include helpful tips for preparing written determinations and recognizing and avoiding bias and conflicts of interest, as required by the new regulations.

Title IX Appellate Decision Maker Webinar

December 4, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Under the new Title IX regulations, both parties have the right to appeal any determination of responsibility and any dismissal of a formal Title IX sexual harassment complaint or allegations therein.  This webinar will focus on the role of the Appellate Decision-Maker in reviewing Title IX sexual harassment appeals and will provide participants with a step-by-step overview of the appeal process, including a discussion of the permissible grounds for appeal and the procedural rights afforded to parties during the appeal process. This webinar will also include recommendations for evaluating appeals and issuing written appeal determinations.

Title IX: Coordinator Training Webinar

December 11, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

A school district’s Title IX Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the district’s response to Title IX reports and complaints and managing the grievance process from start to finish.  This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the Title IX Coordinator’s vast responsibilities, including assessing and responding to reports of Title IX sexual harassment, managing the grievance process, issuing required notices to the parties, and maintaining appropriate records.

Title IX Investigator Training Webinar

December 17, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The new Title IX regulations impose specific requirements for the Investigator’s role in processing formal Title IX sexual harassment complaints. This webinar will train Investigators on the new requirements and provide detailed recommendations and best practices for conducting investigatory interviews, assessing credibility, making relevance determinations, collecting and sharing evidence, preparing an investigative report, and serving impartially.