ATIXA Newsletter
April 25, 2019
Minneapolis Training Hotel Room Block Filling Up Fast!

Take advantage of the discounted room rate at the  Radisson Blu Mall of America  while the room block is open.  Discounted room rates range from $169 - $209/night, plus taxes and fees, and are available until May 8th, 2019 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. 
 
Guests reserved in the ATIXA group block will receive complimentary wifi in the guest room, a 10% discount to the spa, a Mall of America Gift Bag, and a Mall Coupon Book voucher.  Make your  reservation now to take advantage of a great deal and ideal location! 

Register today by clicking  here . For additional questions or information, contact our team at  minneapolis@atixa.org .  
ATIXA Welcomes Roberta Kaplan as the Closing Keynote
Speaker for the 2019 ATIXA East Coast Annual Conference

The  2019 ATIXA East Coast Annual Conference  will be held September 30th-October 3rd at the Philadelphia 201 Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. Join us to underscore the essential fusion of compliance and prevention in any conversation about sexual violence in schools.
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Closing Keynote Speaker

Roberta A. Kaplan co-founded the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund and is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Columbia University Law School. Kaplan successfully argued before the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of LGBTQiA rights activist Edith Windsor. In United States v. Windsor, a landmark decision, Roberta successfully invalidated a section of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Ace and required the government to recognize same-sex marriages. 
 
She will be speaking about "The Current State of Sexual Harassment" and its impacts on the field of Title IX, Title VII, VAWA/Section 304, and ADA/504. Please join us at the 2019 ATIXA East Coast Conference to learn from her varied experience and participate in questions and answers.


Registration

Please click here to register online
Early Bird Rates  (Register by Friday, July 26th, 2019)
  • ATIXA Member: $419
  • Non-ATIXA Member: $509
  • Student (degree-seeking and not a full-time employee of any institution): $109
Regular Registration Rates   (Register by Wednesday, September 18th, 2019)
  • ATIXA Member: $439
  • Non-ATIXA Member: $549
  • Student (degree-seeking and not a full-time employee of any institution): $109 
Keynote Speakers: The 2019 ATIXA West Coast Annual Conference

The  2019 ATIXA West Coast Annual Conference  will be held October 28th- 30th at the Napa Valley Resort & Spa in Napa Valley, CA. Join us at this Inaugural event, in a more intimate setting, to delve into compliance and prevention in schools and workplaces .


 
Opening Keynote Speaker
William Kidder, Esq., Special Assistant to the Associate Chancellor - ADA & Whistleblower Compliance at the University of California, Santa Cruz
"Preponderance of Evidence Standard"
 
Closing Keynote Speakers
W. Scott Lewis, J.D., Saundra K. Schuster, J.D., Brett A. Sokolow, J.D. & Daniel C. Swinton, J.D., Ed.D., Partners at The NCHERM Group, LLC (TNG); Advisory Board, ATIXA
"A Roundtable Discussion of the Title IX Landscape"

Litigation Update

Retaliation Claim Survives Summary Judgment on Appeal: Lindsey v. University of Kentucky

By  Anna Oppenheim, J.D., Supervising Lead Consultant, TNG and Joseph Vincent, M.L.S., Associate Consultant, TNG

This case demonstrates how unlawful discrimination can exist even if the decision-maker themselves is not acting with discriminatory intent. Learn more about the court's decision and how it affects your policies and procedures.

Click here to read more.
Register Now for  Campuses and The CourtsA Spring 2019 Webinar Series from TNG

For years, you've had a chance to attend Case Law Update sessions from TNG at conferences around the country. Now, to reach a wider audience, we're bringing the case law update to you, in the form of a webinar series. As you've noticed, litigation against colleges and universities is at a fever-pitch right now. At one level, it's not a good thing that schools are being sued more often, but we always try to learn from the case law, and the upside is, we're learning more than ever. 

You've always been able to count on TNG to translate the voice of the courts into practical advice for practitioners, and this webinar series will continue that tradition. You'll understand the voice of the court, but also benefit from our voices on the best ways to interpret and implement, as the courts become ever more interventionist in administrative practices, policies, and procedures.

We kicked off the webinar series on April 18th overviewing the top cases from the previous 12 months. In the remaining webinars, we will focus on the leading decisions affecting student conduct, due process, Title IX, ADA/504, behavioral intervention, and free speech.  These webinars will be topical. Times, dates, topics, and presenters for each of the additional four are listed below:
Recordings will be made available for purchase following each date for those unable to join the live events. Click  here to register.
Resource Spotlight

We are pleased to provide the Still To Come This April resources from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, this final week of Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2019.  With the last week upon us, it is important to continue to ensure a future free from sexual violence. Learn more  here .
Member Library New Resources

Sign in to view  the list  of new resources available in the ATIXA Member Resource Library this week. 
Training Opportunities Near You

ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Course Level One 
ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Course Level Two 
ATIXA Sexual Harassment Case Processing & Resolution: Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Course Level Three
ATIXA Title IX Due Process: Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Course Level Four
ATIXA One-Day Title IX Due Process: Civil Rights Investigator Training Course Level Four
PreK-12 Title IX Administrator Training & Certification Course
Title IX Compliance & Athletics Training & Certification Course
Title IX Hearing Officer Training & Certification Course
Should your campus/school/organization look to host an on-campus Training Event, ATIXA is currently collecting  Requests for Proposals  for campus host sites for the 2019 calendar year. 

For more information on our CCC Program , see our FAQs  or consult with our CCC Team .
Jobs

Visit the ATIXA Job Board for a complete list of current employment opportunities. 

New this Week

Title IX Director- Western Washington University
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Prevention & Training Specialist - Arlington County VA Department of Human Services
Bystander Empowerment Specialist - Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA)

Submit your open position to ATIXA, free of charge. Please send all relevant information, including a link to the job post, to  info@atixa.org.
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