Internal Investigations Training Programs

Investigations Training

At RPC, we specialize in providing HR and Employee Relations training and HR investigations training workshops.  Our training is very interactive and experiential, as we engage attendees in practical “hands on” skills development in how to properly conduct an investigation into allegations of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, or other types of employee misconduct.  We have been in business since 2002 and have clients in all industry sectors and of all sizes.  However, one common denominator with the clients we serve is that we get to know our clients’ business before we even step foot in the classroom to begin training employees.  As an example of how we get to know our clients, we have been in steel toed boots and coveralls visiting a client’s oil rig in Victoria, TX, and we have also walked many miles (in steel toed boots) in a shipyard where nuclear submarines are being built.  Our most significant example is our experience working on a Native American reservation where potatoes are grown to supply Frito Lay so we could really understand their agricultural operation and unique challenges in investigating employee misconduct. We really get to know our clients, the business operations to ensure our training is relevant, and we identify the organizational and team challenges as well as the desired skills development.  It is at that point that we then put together a targeted training program that delivers the desired results.  Since the founding of RPC in 2002 our mission has been the same:  To provide targeted, results-focused training and performance solutions.

In the past several years, since the #MeToo movement, we have definitely seen an increase in organizations requesting internal investigations training, especially HR investigations training.  The reason is that the volume of employee relations’ cases is increasing… 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.

We provide several training program options, ranging from an abbreviated 1.5 day program to a 3-day comprehensive workshop, which includes an experiential learning environment of working a mock investigation.  We also design a deliver a variety of virtual training solutions to meet the needs of organizations that must conduct virtual HR investigations.  For more information, please email us at or call us at (800) 517-7129.

To view the course descriptions and program agendas 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 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.