Title IX Coordinator Training Class

Title IX Coordinator Training Class

D. Stafford & Associates (DSA) conducts a 4 day (5 shorter days for the virtual version) Title IX Coordinator Training class which is designed for college and university administrators who are responsible for coordinating the institution’s response to reports of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.

In this comprehensive course, participants will learn how to manage complaints of sexual misconduct, ranging from sexual harassment to sexual assault. The course provides an overview of the Title IX function and includes opportunities for interactive exercises and discussions with other higher education professionals. The course will satisfy the training requirements for Title IX Coordinators under the current Title IX regulations and the VAWA amendments to the Clery Act, including any new guidance or updates.

Some of the key topics that will be covered are:

  • A brief overview of relevant laws, regulations, sub-regulatory guidance, and case law
  • The relationship between policies and procedures
  • Responsibilities of Title IX personnel for coordinating investigations, adjudications, and advisors, including VAWA requirements
  • Serving impartially and avoiding conflicts of interest and bias in the Title IX grievance (resolution) processes
  • Understanding the scope of an institution’s educational programs and activities
  • Managing cases outside the jurisdiction of Title IX
  • Responding to actual knowledge including intake, supportive measures, and investigative oversight
  • Facilitating formal and informal grievance processes

*This course is designed to provide information on oversight of investigations but will not provide in-depth training on investigations. Title IX Coordinators with responsibility for conducting investigations are encouraged to take the training course entitled “Investigation of Sexual Misconduct and Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for persons who are responsible for coordinating the institution’s response to reports of sexual misconduct 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, are encouraged to attend. Attendees must be an employee of an institution of higher education.

New Title IX Coordinators (new within the past 18 months) are encouraged to take the virtual Introduction to Title IX course prior to taking this course to ensure all attendees of this course have a foundational knowledge of Title IX.


Attendees of this class will be certified through 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 and coordinating sexual misconduct complaints, including the definition of sexual harassment, the scope of the recipient’s education program or activity, and how to serve impartially, including by avoiding prejudgment of the facts at issue, conflicts of interest, and bias.

Persons who successfully complete this class will be eligible to enroll in the online Sexual Assault Investigations Recertification Training Program to help meet the annual training requirement of the Clery Act, as amended by the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 2013.


This training class will feature expert faculty, all of whom have practical experience, serving as practitioners on college and/or university campuses in the areas of Title IX Compliance, Campus Law Enforcement, Student Conduct, Student Affairs, and Human Resources. Participants will also be able to draw knowledge from networking with fellow Title IX coordinators.


In-Person Classes: Title IX Coordinator Training is a 4 day class. The in-person classes are held from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm each day.

Virtual Classes: The live, virtual classes are held according to one of two scheduling options:

  • the same weekday for 5 consecutive weeks from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern Time or
  • 5 consecutive days from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern Time each day.

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Current In-Person Options

There are no in-person classes scheduled for the rest of 2022 at this time.  Please check back later for options in 2023.

Current Virtual Options

VIRTUAL: 5 Consecutive Days from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm ET each day

There are remaining virtual classes scheduled for 2022.  Please check back later for options in 2023.