Title IX Training

Panelists speak at a prior Title IX training event

We invite you to join us for a training presented by the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence (MCEDSV) focusing on Title IX issues, including investigations, trauma-informed approaches, and holistic community responses.

We look forward to challenging presentations organized into two tracks, one geared towards "101-level" information, and the other towards more specific topics and approaches to this work. You may stay with one track throughout the day, or "mix and match" as the topics interest you.

Event Information

Date/Time: August 7, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center (ATC), Room 122.

Parking: Bostwick Parking ramp; take a ticket and we will provide a voucher at the registration table for free parking.

Register Online! GRCC staff and faculty, register with Staff Development.


9:00-9:30 a.m.:

and continental breakfast (ATC 122)


Introduction of the day, guests, and attendees (ATC 120/122)


Track 1: Basics of Trauma-Informed Care (Amanda Barratt) (ATC 118)

Track 2: Victim/Community Impact of Sexual Misconduct (Merkeb Yohannes) (ATC 124)




Track 1: Investigation 101 (Scott Zochowski) (ATC 118)

Track 2: Building Community Partners, and Why They Matter! (Merkeb Yohannes) (ATC 124)

12:15 p.m.: 

Lunch (provided in ATC 120/122)


Joint Panel discussion on Special Interest Groups in Title IX matters. (ATC 120/122)

Come join in a discussion with GRCC staff on how to integrate considerations specific to a broad range of students, including those with disabilities, students of color, LGBTQ+ students, DACA students (those who benefit from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration policies) and first-generation students into your Title IX process.


Track 1: Shhhh! Confidentiality: How to Talk (or not!) about it (Scott Zochowski) (ATC 118)

Track 2: Building Comprehensive Awareness Programs for Commuter Students (Amanda Barratt) (ATC 124)


Conclusion of Conference (ATC 120/122)


Bonus Session for Local Title IX Coordinators:

3:45 p.m.: ATC 124

Western Michigan area Title IX Coordinators meeting: The Title IX Coordinators in the West MI area are holding a discussion meeting after this training; if you are not a part of this group but are interested in joining us, contact Kimberly!


Need Accommodations?

If you have any need for accommodations to participate fully in our day, please contact Kimberly and we can make appropriate arrangements.