Wednesday, May 3, 2023
2:00 – 3:30 pm ET
Institutions are struggling to keep up with regulations and legislation that is ever changing. There is a difficult balance between staying in compliance – with limited support and resources by governing bodies – and elevating to best practice. While many institutions comply, they are not engaging in ways that are thoughtful and self-reflective of the harm that can be caused by transactional and reactive models. This is leading to frustration by professionals, burn out, re-traumatization of harmed parties, distrust by community members, and developing barriers to creating transformative and sustainable systems and processes.
Join us on May 3, 2023, and hear from our expert presenter on the hearing board process and how you can select and train your panelists to be the most effective hearing officers they can be.
During this webinar, you will learn best practices for training on all aspects of the hearing process including:
- Sorting through relevant vs. non-relevant evidence
- Ensuring respondents are charged appropriately for their behavior
- Understanding when a hearing needs to be stopped and reconvened because of uncovering new evidence
- Handling criminal proceedings in addition to conduct hearings
- Providing a “mirror process” for both the complainant and the respondent
- Recognizing and addressing issues of bias to ensure board members can fairly hear cases
- Developing trauma-informed practices while using an intersectional lens
- How to ask questions that are consistent with institutional policy
- Handling dual charges when the parties are both the complainant and the respondent
- Handling appeals
Be able to train your sexual misconduct hearing board on all aspects of hearings so you can develop trauma-informed practices, ensure compliance and avoid a lawsuit.
Gain crucial, actionable takeaways that will help you:
- Understand the hearing board’s role in Title IX Compliance – and why training panelists through every step of the process is critical in avoiding a lawsuit.
- Distinguish between complainants and respondents and understand the institution’s responsibilities – provide fair, timely and balanced Title IX hearings.
- Help hearing board members recognize and address issues of bias – ensure your hearing board members are able to handle all types of cases regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation and more.
- Train hearing board members to engage in hearings in a thoughtful, ongoing manner – increase their comfortability and skill in asking open-ended questions for clarification to the facts/information with an ability to critically think about how to frame each question.
- Recruit hearing board members – be able to get quality individuals to hear your sexual misconduct cases.
- Conduct a comprehensive training process that encompasses all aspects of sexual misconduct hearings – ensure your board members are as prepared as possible.
- Provide knowledge in relation to intersectionality and experience and the compounding effect on both reporting individuals and respondents.
Butterfly Boire serves as the Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator at Middlebury College in VT.
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Included When You Register
Invite your entire team for one low price!
- Live 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
- Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand (available 24-48 hours after live event)
- Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
- Certificate of completion for each participant
- Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus
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