Workshops and Training

Madison College is committed to maintaining an environment in which students, faculty, and staff can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of all forms of harassment and discrimination. Training is available to all students, faculty and staff as part of this commitment.

Prevention and Awareness Training

NOTE: The Take A Stand Training Program is currently being revised to align with Title IX Regulations and will be available Fall 2020.

Ongoing prevention and awareness training is conducted throughout the year. Programming can be tailored to fit your needs by request. To schedule a presentation for your class, please contact the Dean of Students Office at (608) 243-4555 or deanofstudents@madisoncollege.edu.

 

Title IX Team Training

Those involved in the Title IX / Sexual Harassment Grievance Process receive on-going training in compliance with 34 C.F.R. § 106.45(b)(1)(iii) and any other applicable federal or state law. Below are trainings (listed in chronological order of the training date) provided to College officials with responsibilities under the Grievance Process as described in the College’s Equal Opportunity, Harassment and Nondiscrimination Policy.

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    Civil Rights Investigator Level One Training & Certification Course

    Description: Level One is a basic training for civil rights investigators, deputies and Title IX Coordinators looking to acquire the fundamental skills necessary to conduct investigations of sexual misconduct in schools and colleges. This training meets the required training mandates of Title IX and VAWA Section 304 for participants, whether you are a full-time investigator or have investigation responsibilities on top of other duties. Participants walk away from this training with an understanding of the legal underpinnings of Title IX and VAWA Section 304, as well as useful templates, practical rubrics and the key tools of the professional civil rights investigator.

    Provided by: ATIXA

    Dates: June 8-9, 2020 10a.m.-5p.m. CST

    Attendee(s): Michelle Abreu, Lara Baehr, Jennifer McKay, Katie Rikkli, Aunton Terry

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    504 Coordinator Training & Certification  

    Description: The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights provides the compliance oversight of disability based discrimination under 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. OCR requires that each institution appoint a 504 Coordinator. If you are the Title IX Coordinator, this may be you. The 504 Coordinator does not generally serve as your institutional Disability Services Coordinator; rather, the 504 Coordinator provides oversight of compliance with Section 504/ADA and oversees a grievance processes. These grievance processes are designed to address circumstances of challenge by an individual – faculty, staff or student – dissatisfied with your institution’s disability-based process or response. OCR engages in investigations following a 504-based complaint similar to Title IX investigations. One common requirement that follows the investigation is that the 504 Coordinator provide documentation of training related to Section 504 and ADA, as well as provide a developed policy and grievance process to respond to internal complaints or challenges.

    Provided by: ATIXA

    Dates: June 10, 2020 10a.m.-5p.m. CST

    Attendee(s): Lisa Muchka, Geraldo VilaCruz

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    Civil Rights Investigator Level Two Training & Certification Course

    Description: Level Two investigator training is an intermediate level of training that builds on your skill set with more nuanced questioning techniques, a strong focus on questioning, record keeping and note-taking, managing complex investigations, and a topical exploration that broadens beyond the sexual misconduct focus of Level One. This training builds strong skills with frequent exercises and case studies that allow for high levels of interaction, analysis and the application of various civil rights investigation techniques.

    Provided by: ATIXA

    Dates: June 11-12, 2020 10a.m.-5p.m. CST

    Attendee(s): Lara Baehr, Eric Barber, Jennifer McKay, Katie Rikkli, Aunton Terry 

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    2020 Title IX Regulations Implementation Training & Certification Course

    Description: The 2020 Title IX Regulations are here. Enhanced due process protections, particularly for the responding party, are a focus of OCR’s paradigm-shifting new rules. Participants in this course will explore a detailed review of procedural and substantive elements that schools, districts, and colleges will need to change before OCR’s implementation/enforcement deadline.

    Provided by: ATIXA

    Dates: June 11-12, 2020 10a.m.-5p.m. CST

    Attendee(s): Lisa Muchka 

    Dates: June 11-12, 2020 10a.m.-5p.m. CST

    Attendee(s): Michelle Abreu

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    Title IX Hearing Officer & Decision-Maker Training & Certification Course

    Description: Training is necessary to help decision-makers recognize and overcome bias, to understand the scope of their role, to apply policy with analytical precision, and to be sure that their determination is reliably based on the evidence. This certification is perfect for hearing chairs, panelists, single decision-makers, administrative hearing facilitators, and party advisors, as well as appeal decision-makers. Training is required by VAWA Section 304 and the 2020 Title IX regulations. This two-day ATIXA course satisfies the training requirements of both laws.

    Provided by: ATIXA

    Dates: June 18-19, 2020 10a.m.-5p.m. CST

    Attendee(s): Rosemary Buschhaus, Lisa Muchka, Geraldo VilaCruz

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