Title IX Coordinator
regional training event
August 8, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pacific
HOSTED BY HARVEY MUDD COLLEGE
You’re invited to join us for our upcoming Title IX Coordinator training!
Participants will be provided a Title IX Coordinator Training Certificate of Completion.
Host: Harvey Mudd College
Location: The Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning Skycube – SH 3460
Address: 301 Platt Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711
Date: Tuesday, August 8th, 2023
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Pacific)
Early Bird Through 7/1: $595
Price After 7/1: $675
Group Rate (6 or More): $575
COORDINATOR TRAINING AGENDA
Tuesday, August 8, 2023
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. | Welcome
In addition to speaker introductions, participants are asked to share their biggest challenges related to the Title IX grievance process, areas in which they feel most confident as a Title IX administrator, and their overall goals for the program.
8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. | Understanding Title IX Policies and Procedures as a Coordinator
In this introductory session, TIXS instructors outline the stages of the Title IX grievance process and define relevant terms. Instructors also establish Coordinators’ obligations under Title IX while incorporating lessons learned from and best practices in the field.
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Break
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Title IX Incident Evaluation
TIXS instructors examine strategies for evaluating incidents within the context of Title IX’s threshold criteria. Participants are invited to practice assessing incident reports in scenario-based training.
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Reports and Intake Meetings
TIXS instructors dive into the Title IX Coordinator’s responsibilities after an incident of sexual harassment occurs. Topics include reporting requirements in the postsecondary environment, intake meetings, supportive measures, and the process for filing a formal complaint under Title IX.
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. | Lunch Break
1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. | Notice of Allegations and Start of the Grievance Process
TIXS instructors outline steps a Title IX Coordinator must take to initiate the Title IX Grievance process, including issuing notices, forming an investigative team, and communicating with the Parties’ advisors. This session also emphasizes the rights and options of the Parties under Title IX as well as due process requirements.
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. | Title IX Investigations, Decision-Making, and Informal Resolution Processes
TIXS instructors explore the role of the Title IX Coordinator during the stages of investigation, decision-making, and informal resolution. Instructors highlight the importance of transparency, equity, and consistent communication with Parties during these key stages of the Title IX grievance process.
3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Break
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | The Title IX Appeals Process
TIXS instructors outline Title IX Coordinator tasks following the issuance of the final determination and throughout the appeals process. Instructors also discuss other key points in the grievance process where appeals may be available.
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. | Title IX Compliance Beyond the Grievance Process
In this final session, TIXS instructors discuss Title IX requirements that fall outside the facilitation of the Title IX grievance process such as monitoring risks, recordkeeping, training requirements, and the publication of policies. They also share best practices for raising awareness of sex-based discrimination and sex-based harassment issues among members of the campus community.
4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Training Debrief and Q&A
Participants are asked to share key takeaways from the program, plans for implementing strategies learned, and methods for collaborating with fellow participants.
Join Us for Our Title IX Informal Resolution Facilitation Training!
August 9, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central (Hosted by Harvey Mudd College)
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS
PATRICK MATHIS, J.D., L.L.M., M.B.A. | TIXS Founding Member, Advisor & Investigator
Patrick Mathis is the Co-Founder & Managing Member of Title IX Solutions, LLC with over 40 years of legal experience. Having advised clients on a wide variety of legal issues, he is deeply aware of the broad implications Title IX incidents may have on victims, alleged assailants, and educational institutions. With that understanding, he works with Title IX Coordinators, general counsel, and TIXS team members to develop a comprehensive approach to addressing sexual harassment promptly and equitably. Patrick is a training instructor for TIXS, specializing in the Title IX Regulations, compliance, and issues related to sexual assault affecting students studying abroad. He also coordinates internal training involving federal Title IX requirements, state sexual harassment laws, and related areas. Patrick is a founding shareholder of Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. (MM&R), a law firm based in Southern Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois, currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of the Illinois Supreme Court, and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
TAWNY ALONZO, M.S.| Investigator & Director of Training
A graduate of Texas A&M University, Tawny has blended careers in higher education and law enforcement to address issues of sexual misconduct on college campuses. As a police officer in the Dallas area, Tawny took an interest in working with victims of sexual assault, child abuse, and domestic violence. She immersed herself in trainings on trauma-informed interviewing, violence against women and children, as well as community approaches to prevention. This passion led to a jump into higher education and the world of Title IX. She previously served as a Title IX Investigator at Texas Woman’s University, Director of Violence Prevention at Southern Methodist University, and Title IX Program Manager at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include conducting compliant investigations, creating dynamic student and employee trainings, and building holistic campus violence prevention programs. In addition to providing support for Title IX investigations and report-writing, Tawny is a training instructor for TIXS, specializing in investigations, athletics, prevention, and response.