Being an Effective Title IX Advisor: From Investigation to Hearing

Advisors play a critical role throughout the investigation and adjudication of Title IX matters. This training provides an overview of the role of a Title IX advisor as set forth in the May 2020 Final Title IX Regulations and how to balance those requirements with individual institutional requirements for advisor participation.

Attendees will learn about the advisor’s role throughout each stage of the Title IX  resolution process, from the filing of the formal complaint through the investigation, hearing, and appeal. Facilitators will address how to provide appropriate support during the investigation, including evidence identification, and submission of responses to the evidence and the investigation report, and how to conduct questioning at hearings. Our facilitators will lead attendees through a practical application exercise designed to provide advisors with the necessary skills and confidence to be an effective advisor.

The agenda includes:

  • Working with advisees;
  • Pre-hearing preparation tasks, including issue identification and preparing questions;
  • Different question types and when to employ them;
  • Considerations when conducting questioning of parties and witnesses;
  • Maintaining focus and keeping on track;
  • Knowledge check–a practical application of the skills.


This training is ideal for:

  • Title IX Coordinators and Deputy Coordinators
  • Investigators and Hearing Officers
  • Title IX Advisors (Internal and External)
  • Student Conduct and Judicial Affairs Professionals
  • Campus Counselors and Mental Health Professionals
  • Academic Advisors and Student Support Services Staff
  • Legal Counsel and Compliance Officers
  • Student Affairs and Residence Life Staff

Discount options:

Two or More. Two or more attendees from the same institution receive 10% off registration.

Teams of five and more. Contact us to receive a special discount.

Collective Member. You may receive 20% off each registration if you are a member of a Grand River Solutions Collective.

Contact Elizabeth Brady at ebrady@grandriversolutions.com to receive your discount code.

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