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TITLE IX TRAINING SESSIONS NOW BEING OFFERED: Ensuring Equity and Due Process in Title IX Hearings- Training for Hearing Panels and Hearing Officers

The courts and federal government have spoken!

With the heightened scrutiny of campus sexual misconduct processes, it is more important than ever that institutions’ hearing officers and hearing panel members be well-trained on issues of sexual violence, due process, and hearing procedures. Importantly, due to recent court cases, schools in the 6th Circuit have particularized requirements regarding their adjudications of sexual misconduct matters. The legal and reputational risks in this area are enormous. Is your institution ready for this important responsibility?

Title IX experts Debbie Osgood and Rebecca Veidlinger have teamed up to offer a day-long training session for your hearing officers and hearing panels. The trainers have over 25 years of experience in this area and have worked with colleges and universities across the country to provide training, conduct investigations and adjudications, and informal resolutions, and revise Title IX policies and procedures. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.

What: Training for Hearing Officers and Hearing Panels

Date:  July 17, 2019  9am to 430pm EDT
Where: John Carroll University
D.J. Lombardo Student Center, University Heights, OH, 44118
Registration and Information: Please register here

Date:  July 24, 2019  8:30am to 4pm EDT
Where: Central Michigan University
Bovee University Center, Maroon and Gold Conference Room                             Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858
Registration and Information: register here.

Date:  August 1, 2019  9am to 430pm EDT
Where: Eastern Kentucky University
New Martin Hall Conference Room, Richmond, Kentucky 40475
Registration and Information: Please register here. 

Date:  TBD
Where: Eastern Tennessee State University

This training is designed to give your hearing officers or hearing panel members – student conduct, Title IX, and human resources staff, administrators, faculty members and others — the skills and information they need to conduct fair, impartial and respectful hearings.

The training will cover:

• The role of the hearing officer or hearing panel
• Challenges faced by hearing officers and hearing panels
• Reviewing the investigation report
• How to conduct orderly hearings
• Cross examination
• Weighing the evidence and making credibility assessments
• Making conclusions
• Sanctions
• Writing the findings report
• Hearing logistics

For more information, contact Sue Larson at or (312) 540-4413. 


  Jun 24, 2019  |  By    |   On Education