Title IX Coordinator Virtual Training
Part One (1/9) | Part Two (1/10)
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Pacific
You’re invited to join us for our upcoming Title IX Coordinator virtual training!
Participants will be provided with a Title IX Coordinator Certificate of Completion following the training.
Learn about the overview of the Title IX Regulations, key definitions, the role of a Title IX Coordinator, incident evaluation, notice of allegations and start of the grievance process, and more.
Additional Training Dates Available for Registration:
PART ONE TRAINING AGENDA
(Times listed in ET)
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.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, and their overall goals for the training.
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Overview of the Title IX Regulations
In this session, instructors introduce the required response to incidents of sexual harassment under Title IX. They also examine the three-pronged definition of sexual harassment and define key terms relevant to the grievance process such as supportive measures, confidentiality, and retaliation.
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. | Break
2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Reports and Intake Meetings
Instructors dive into the role and responsibilities of the Title IX Coordinator after an incident of sexual harassment occurs. Topics include reporting requirements, intake meetings, supportive measures, and the process for filing a formal complaint under Title IX.
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.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.
4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. | Notice of Allegations and the Start of the Grievance Process
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 of the parties under Title IX and due process requirements.
PART TWO TRAINING AGENDA
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1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Title IX Investigations
TIXS instructors explore the role of the Title IX Coordinator during Title IX investigations, including communicating with the Parties and providing guidance to the Title IX Investigator. Instructors also discuss the Title IX requirements for investigations and how to ensure compliance throughout this stage of the grievance process.
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Title IX Decision-Making Processes
TIXS instructors explore the role of the Title IX Coordinator during Title IX decision-making processes, including communicating with the Parties and providing guidance to the Title IX Decision-Maker. Instructors also discuss the Title IX requirements and options for decision-making processes and how to ensure compliance throughout this stage of the grievance process.
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. | Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. | Title IX Outcomes, Sanctions & Remedies
Instructors examine Title IX Coordinator tasks following the issuance of the final determination. Topics include the appeals process, implementation of sanctions and remedies, and the continued provision of supportive measures. TIXS Instructors also discuss the role of informal resolution as an alternative method of resolving formal complaints.
4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. | Additional Requirements and Best Practices
In this final session, instructors discuss Title IX requirements that fall outside the facilitation of the Title IX grievance process such as recordkeeping, training requirements, and the publication of policies. They also share best practices for raising awareness among students and employees.
4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Training Debrief and Q&A
Participants are asked to share key takeaways from the program while instructors answer any remaining questions from the training.
Meet Your Instructors
TAWNY ALONZO, M.S. | 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. Tawny took an interest as a police officer 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.
KATHRYN STATZ | Investigator
Kathryn’s distinguished career started as an Enforcement Representative at the NCAA national office, where she began her journey of over 20 years in intercollegiate athletics. She then specialized in gender equity and Title IX, committed to fostering inclusivity and addressing issues of sex-based misconduct within educational institutions. Kathryn has conducted thorough investigations into cases involving students, faculty, and staff, ensuring a fair and equitable resolution process. Her expertise extends to advisory roles, where she has provided valuable guidance to stakeholders navigating complex Title IX issues. Most recently as a campus Title IX Coordinator, Kathryn has managed responses to allegations of sex-based misconduct. She has worked collaboratively with diverse campus partners to effect meaningful policy revisions and procedural enhancements in alignment with the Department of Education’s 2020 mandates. She has written, updated and presented on institutional and federal Title IX policy to multiple audiences including faculty, staff, coaches, tutors, and students; including incoming international students and law students; student-athletes, and student employees.