Investigate On-Campus Sexual Harassment Complaints Fairly (EDU918G)

Presented By: Dr. Susan Strauss , Ed.D.
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Event Details
  • Pre-recorded Webinar
  • 90 minutes
  • Thu, September 13, 2018
Event Description

A Proper Investigation is Critical to Your Title IX Compliance

All organizations and college campuses are required to follow Title IX to ensure fair handling of all harassment complaints. That includes conducting a fair, impartial, and comprehensive investigation into any incident.

Equip yourself and your team with the knowledge necessary to investigate harassment claims properly—and reduce your institution’s liability. In this live session, presented by Dr. Susan Strauss, you’ll learn how to conduct a compliant investigation of sexual harassment complaints. You’ll also find out how to determine if and when an investigation is required—as well as how to plan for the investigation itself.

After attending this valuable session, you will understand: the role of the investigator, the essential elements of an investigative report, how to corroborate evidence, and how to ensure your claims investigation complies with Title IX.

Session Highlights

This info-packed presentation will improve your understanding of:

  • When an investigation is required
  • Formal vs. informal investigation processes
  • How to plan for the investigation
  • What to ask in the interview (sample questions provided for the target, accused, and witnesses)
  • What constitutes a witness
  • Legal issues surrounding an investigation (e.g., confidentiality, defamation of character, and false imprisonment)
  • The importance of documentation of each interviewee
  • Appropriate vs. inappropriate documentation
  • How to corroborate evidence
  • Criteria to determine credibility of those interviewed
  • He said/she said
  • The role of the investigator in forming an opinion following the investigation
  • How to follow-up with the target, accused, and the organization
  • The critical importance of an investigative report
  • How to minimize liability

Who Should Attend:

This presentation is ideal for:

  • Title IX Coordinators
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Campus Administrators
  • Directors of Student Services
  • Directors of Technology
  • Director of student affairs/dean of students
  • Director of academic affairs/academic dean

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About Our Speaker(s)

Dr. Susan Strauss Ed.D.
Susan Strauss Ed.D. is an international speaker, trainer, consultant and recognized expert on harassment. She also conducts harassment and workplace bullying investigations and functions as a consultant to attorneys as well as an expert witness in harassment lawsuits. Her clients are from education, business, healthcar... More info


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