The 2-Day HR Investigations Training Workshop 

Program Description

This 2-day HR and Employee Relations workshop is a more in-depth program, providing greater emphasis on how to recognize dysfunctional organizational behaviors that contribute to employee relations complaints and internal investigations.  Attendees learn the key components of the investigative process, how to determine if an employee complaint is just “drama” or a serious issue that requires investigation, how to interview witnesses using a proprietary technique, and deal with reluctant and hostile witnesses.  Additionally, this workshop provides more in-depth discussion on how to combat political interference in investigations and specific skills development in documentation and preparation of an internal investigation report.

A key component of this 2-day program is the Interactive, Skill-Building Mock Investigation Workshop.  This provides an experiential learning environment, in which participants apply the newly acquired knowledge of the investigative process.  Participants will work collaboratively, working a “day-in-the-life” of an investigator in order to investigate an allegation of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, or other type of misconduct.  We have a variety of mock investigative cases we have already designed for teams to work on. Or, we can create a custom mock investigation design for your organization in order to make the content more industry-specific, relevant, and engaging for learners.

Throughout the mock workshop portion, attendees receive education on how to use various tools and techniques to prepare for interviewing witnesses, gathering testimonial, documentary, digital and physical evidence, and how to analyze and compile data.  The instructor provides feedback and coaching on the group’s ability to use their investigative tools, their ability to ask effective interview questions, and document appropriately.

Once the mock investigation has concluded, participants are then challenged with how to determine appropriate courses of action that will minimize organizational risk.  The instructor provides guidance to enable participants to think beyond the immediate investigative case, and to learn how their actions, or lack of taking appropriate actions, can significantly impact the organization and create liability.

The program is facilitated in two formats:  virtual training via Webex and in-person classroom training.
Cost: $1,695 per person
For questions about the program, please contact us at or at (800) 517-7129. To view the Program Brochure and register online for our next 2-day Virtual Workshop, please visit our Upcoming Events page.


INTRODUCTION: The Key Drivers of Internal Complaints & Strategies for Improving Organizational Culture.

MODULE 1: Employment Law:  Understanding Compliance Requirements When Conducting Internal Investigations.

MODULE 2: Common Law that Adds Compliance Obligations When Conducting Investigations.

MODULE 3: Developing an Investigative Strategy to Manage a Case Effectively.

MODULE 4: Conducting Witness Interviews to Cut Through the Nonsense & Get to the Truth.

MODULE 5: Effective Case Management – Managing the Politics.

MODULE 6: Organizing Evidence in Preparation for Writing the Investigative Report.

MODULE 7: The Do’s & Don’ts of Writing an Effective Investigative Report.

MODULE 8: INTERACTIVE, SKILL-BUILDING WORKSHOP:  Conducting a Practice Investigation

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