The Practice of Conducting Fair, Thorough, and Trauma Informed Sexual Misconduct Investigations

This training provides a detailed overview of best practices for investigating and adjudicating reports of sexual harassment and sexual and interpersonal violence. It addresses the practical application of trauma-informed principles when conducting fair, neutral, and thorough investigations.

Grand River Solutions skilled facilitators utilize their first-hand experiences and knowledge of best practices to guide participants through this intensive and practical training.

Participants learn tools and strategies to assist in effectively and efficiently executing responsibilities as an investigator. Participants also learn process and best practices for developing and using checklists and templates as well as best practices for communication, and record keeping.

Overview of topics:

This virtual event will be held via live webinar over the course of two days. The agenda includes:

  • Practical application of the regulatory requirements;
  • Fair and impartial application of trauma-informed practices;
  • Developing an investigation strategy;
  • Conducting investigation interviews;
  • Developing appropriate lines of questioning;
  • Evidence collection;
  • Evidence assessment;
  • Report writing—creating an investigation report that fairly summarizes relevant evidence.

This training is ideal for:

  • Title IX Coordinators
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinators
  • Title IX or Civil Rights Investigators
  • Decision-makers
  • Appeal Decision-makers
  • Intake/Case Coordinators
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Student Conduct Professionals
  • Legal Counsel
  • Law Enforcement/Campus Safety/School Resource Officers
  • Compliance and Risk Management Professionals (Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, ADA/Section 504, AA, EEO, Clery)
  • Hearing/Process Advisors
  • Attorneys Serving as Advisors
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Professionals

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.

*Cannot combine discounts. 

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