Internal Investigations Training Programs

Investigations Training

In less than 20 years, we’ve seen cultural and generational diversity radically change the landscape of the U.S. workforce.  Employees who are foreign born, as an example, sometimes have very different religious faiths, customs, traditions, and communication styles both verbally and non-verbally.  And, when these folks mix into work groups where there may not have been as much diversity in the past, it can become fertile ground for hostile work environment complaints, EEOC charges, and potentially even litigation.  And, when you have younger employees who think it’s okay to use the office as a “dating ground” or a place where it’s ok to call older employees, “Grandpa” or other derogatory names…again, you have fertile ground for problems.

All one needs to do is look at a news feed today to see yet another employer who has been sued–and had to write a check with a lot of zeros on it–to settle a claim for harassment, discrimination, retaliation, or other legal issues.  And, in looking at the EEOC charge statistics at, it is evident that the number of claims is increasing each year, particularly claims of retaliation.   What that means is that more EEOC charge notices are coming across the desks of HR professionals.  And, if HR professionals are not doing a good job of investigating issues internally, and documenting them, the risk to the organization increases.

To educate yourself and your HR team members on how to properly conduct investigations, we offer several training program options, ranging from an abbreviated 1.5 day program to a 3-day comprehensive workshop, which includes a mock investigation.

To view the course descriptions, agendas, and pricing, just click on the links below:
1.5 Day HR Workshop:  How to Effectively Manage Employee Relations & Conduct Internal Investigations 

2-Day HR Workshop:  Handling Employee Complaints & Conducting Internal Investigations

3-Day HR Workshop:  Improving Employee Relations & Conducting Internal Investigations

The facilitators for our programs are Natalie Ivey, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP and Ken Ivey, MBA, CPP.  To learn more about our facilitator’s credentials and background, please see click here to review the facilitator biographies.

To determine the cost for providing your team with training, please contact us and we will be happy to prepare a proposal.   The pricing for our programs is a per-person registration fee + the cost of instructor travel to/from the designated venue.  The prices quoted are inclusive of instructor facilitation, one training workbook for each attendee, audiovisuals, handouts, and one author signed copy for each attendee of How to Conduct Internal Investigations: A Practical Guide for Human Resource Professionals Please contact us at or call us at (800) 517-7129 Ext. 2 for Client Services.