Title IX Coordinators and Investigators: A Practitioner’s Primer Under the New Regs

General Information

The DSA Title IX team has trained over 10,000 Title IX Coordinators, Investigators, Hearing Officers and Advisors across the country and is well-known for delving into the practical application of Title IX. The DSA team, comprised of seasoned practitioners, and all have served as Title IX Coordinators/Deputy Coordinators and Investigators for institutions of higher education. As further changes to the required processes are made by the Office for Civil Rights, those changes are immediately incorporated into all relevant DSA classes.

Title IX Coordinators and Investigators: A Practitioner’s Primer Under the New Regs

Class Description

With the new Title IX regulations in effect, postsecondary institutions have additional responsibilities for addressing and resolving incidents of sex-based harassment and sex discrimination. Not only must compliant policies and procedures be adopted, but institutions must understand how policy differs from procedure within the context of implementing the regulations. This two-day course will delve into the overarching requirements that rest within the law for coordinators while also addressing the best practices in which investigators should engage to ensure a prompt, fair, and impartial institutional response, including investigative strategies for resolving complaints and the intersection between Title IX and disability law.

Who Should Attend

Title IX Coordinators, Deputy Coordinators and Investigators

This course is designed for persons who are responsible for coordinating the institution’s response to reports of sex discrimination, including sex-based harassment, and overseeing the grievance process. Title IX Coordinators and Deputy Title IX Coordinators, as well as practitioners in the areas of Human Resources, Equity & Diversity, Student Affairs, General Counsel, Athletics, and Campus Law Enforcement/Public Safety, as well as threat assessment team members are encouraged to attend. Attendees must be an employee of an institution of higher education.

This course is designed for persons who are responsible for Title IX investigators and other administrators/staff conducting administrative investigations into claims of sex-based harassment and discrimination, including personnel in campus police/public safety who are involved in conducting in conducting these types of administrative investigations.


Attendees of this class will receive a certificate of completion from D. Stafford & Associates. Certification verifies attendance at this class and can serve as an institution’s documentation that the attendee has received training that addresses issues related to managing, coordinating and investigating sex discrimination and harassment complaints, including the definition of sex-based harassment, the scope of the recipient’s education program or activity, how to serve impartially, including by avoiding prejudgment of the facts at issue, conflicts of interest, and biasn and how to investigate allegations of sex discrimination and harassment.


This training program will feature expert faculty who serve or who have served as practitioners on college and university campuses throughout the country in the areas of behavioral intervention and threat assessment, student conduct, Title IX, and human resources and legal affairs.


This class is a 2 day in-person class (with time built in for breaks) held from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Eastern Time.

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Current In-Person Options

Title IX Coordinators and Investigators: A Practitioner’s Primer Under the New Regs (2024-05)
November 6-7, 2024
Penn Harris Hotel & Convention Center (Camp Hill, PA)