Title IX Trainings


Education and training can be the best way to ensure that your policies and procedures are fully understood and properly executed. The facilitators at Grand River Solutions are highly skilled at providing practice-based Title IX training. We host Title IX training sessions that are open to professionals across the country on topics including investigations, hearings, and reporting writing. Explore and register for these sessions below.


Title IX Coordinator

From One Title IX Coordinator to Another: A Practical Approach to Navigating Beyond Compliance in the Post-Regulatory World

The role of the Title IX Coordinator is increasingly complicated. Title IX compliance continues to shift at federal and local levels and the role of the Title IX Coordinator is constantly evolving. This comprehensive course will provide those serving in this critical role with an up-to-date overview of legal requirements and practical strategies for developing and implementing a Title IX program that is legally compliant and best serves campus communities.

Title IX Advisor

Being an Effective Title IX Advisor: From Investigation to Hearing

Advisors play a critical role throughout the investigation and adjudication of Title IX matters. This training provides an overview of the role of a Title IX advisor as set forth in the May 2020 Final Title IX Regulations.Attendees will learn about the advisor’s role throughout each stage of the Title IX resolution process, from the filing of the formal complaint through the investigation, hearing, and appeal.

Title IX Investigations

Conducting Fair, Thorough, and Trauma-Informed Sexual Violence Investigations

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

Title IX Investigative Report Writing Workshop

Title IX Investigative Report Writing Workshop

You’ve conducted the investigation, gathered all of the evidence, asked all of the questions. Now, how do you put it all together in a report that is clear, comprehensive, and accurate? This investigative report writing workshop is a hands-on comprehensive course that will enable participants to develop and refine skills related to writing investigation reports pursuant with federal law and in accordance with best practice.

Title IX Hearings

Decision Makers: Conducting Fair, Equitable, and Compliant Title IX Hearings

Join Grand River subject-matter experts for our two-part virtual training to ensure that you and your staff are well-trained on issues surrounding due process, sexual violence, and equitable hearing procedures. This training provides attendees with extensive knowledge and hands-on practice opportunities to feel confident in their ability to conduct hearings. Whether you are a Title IX Coordinator, hearing officer, hearing coordinator, or need to work through the intricacies of setting up and running a smooth hearing, this training is for you.

Custom-Tailored Training

Custom-Tailored Training

We work with each campus to create a customized training solution specific to your needs. Contact us to begin the discussion.


Jody Shipper

Jody Shipper has conducted and overseen thousands of investigations, and lectures extensively at universities and conferences throughout the United States on Title IX and equity laws, institutional responsibilities, and the implementation of best practices. She has been working in the field of higher education, Title IX, Clery/VAWA, and employment law and has conducted workplace and academic investigations for more than twenty years.

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Chantelle Cleary Botticelli

Chantelle Cleary Botticelli is a nationally recognized subject matter expert in Title IX and related fields with over 15 years of experience in the investigation and adjudication of sexual and interpersonal violence. She lectures extensively throughout the country on Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act, harassment, and the implementation of best and emerging strategies in the industry.

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Martha Compton

A student conduct professional for over 20 years, Martha consults and trains nationally on Title IX and student conduct and has previously served as a technical trainer for Department of Justice VAWA campus grantees. Martha is a former President of the Association for Student Conduct Administration, has been a faculty member for ASCA’s Gehring Academy, and was part of the core team that developed ASCA’s Sexual Misconduct Institute.

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Pari Le Golchehreh

Pari Le Golchehreh has extensive experience in Title IX and Equity work on college campuses. Prior to joining Grand River, Pari served as the Equity and Title IX Office’s Lead Investigator at California Institute of Technology where she developed a deep expertise in leading investigations, trained campus community members, and facilitated mediated conversations and remedy-based resolutions. Pari is a certified mediator, and is skilled in aiding parties to resolve disputes in a trauma informed and collaborative manner.

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Kateeka J. Harris

Kateeka J. Harris has nearly two decades of experience in higher education at four year and two-year colleges and universities including Title IX compliance, student conduct, multicultural program administration, and undergraduate admissions. Kateeka is a nationally recognized expert in Student Conduct and Title IX Administration and has held leadership positions within the Association for Student Conduct Administration, including President.

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Andrea Stagg

Andrea Stagg joins Grand River Solutions as Director of Consulting Services with extensive experience in higher education in-house legal settings at public and private colleges and universities. In this role, Andrea oversees the Consulting Services of Grand River Solutions. This includes Title IX and equity support, audits and compliance reviews, athletics consulting, accessibility and disability compliance, DEI initiatives, and Clery Act compliance solutions.

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Adam Wolkoff

Adam has designed and delivered live and virtual training programs for thousands of higher education professionals on how to conduct investigations and adjudications that meet and exceed the requirements of due process, Title IX, and the Clery Act. Adam developed a first-of-its-kind casebook of student conduct and Title IX decisions, drafted model policies, templates, and guidance documents, and was co-editor of the Joint Guidance on Federal Title IX Regulations in 2020.

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Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown has extensive experience in equity, Title IX, and Section 504 work. She is an experienced investigator having conducted and overseen various campus-wide prevention education and policy development efforts, including development and management of Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Harassment, and Section 504 grievance policies and processes from intake and investigation through resolution.

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Ann James

Dr. Ann James has wide ranging experience and expertise. She has more than two decades of experience in crisis management, leading institutional efforts in Title IX and gender equity compliance, student conduct, and facilitating institutional leadership transitions within higher education. Ann is a skilled trainer, fusing her professional experience with compliance and best practice to provide practical examples and engaging content.

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Emma Hempel

Emma Hempel serves as a Title IX Coordinator for campuses across the country. With over ten years of experience in the field of higher education, she previously served as the Title IX Coordinator at the State University of New York at New Paltz. In her previous role, she conducted all Title IX intakes for survivors of sexual and interpersonal violence. She developed and implemented a variety of trainings and workshop on topics including sexual violence prevention, sexual harassment, bystander intervention, and diversity and inclusion.

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The training provided was thorough, thoughtful, and engaging, and it laid the groundwork for a successful year.

The team at Grand River Solutions was wonderful to work with, providing prompt response and a tailored approach to training that fully considered our unique situation. The training provided was thorough, thoughtful, and engaging, and it laid the groundwork for a successful year.  I am grateful for their support, and look forward to continued partnership with Grand River Solutions.

Michael Patterson, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

Their programs are engaging, thoughtful, and community-focused.

“My colleagues and I really appreciate the training and support provided by Chantelle Cleary and the whole Grand River Solutions team. Their approach weaves together legal expertise, practitioner experience, and common sense — plus a profound commitment to fairness and care for others. Their programs are engaging, thoughtful, and community-focused, and we look forward to working with and learning from them.”

Michael Dunn
Assistant Vice President of Equity and Inclusions; Title IX Coordinator
St. Mary's College of Maryland

The training materials prepared were relevant; they incorporated feedback about our campus culture and climate, while offering practical skills for our decision makers, advisors and investigators.

Grand River Solutions provided our Title IX grievance pool with a great refresher training on the fundamentals of the Title IX adjudication process. The training materials prepared were relevant; they incorporated feedback about our campus culture and climate, while offering practical skills for our decision makers, advisors and investigators. The Grand River Solutions team exceeded our expectations during the mock hearing. Drawing on the challenges seen in the past year they provided our decision makers and advisors with expert guidance on managing the various aspect of the Title IX hearing.

Nicole L. Johnson
Title IX & Compliance Director| Title IX & Compliance Office
Spelman College

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