CONDUCTING EFFECTIVE EMPLOYMENT INVESTIGATIONS
In-Person Live Seminar
ITEM #:  1028702001   |   EVENT CODE:  280336    |   CREDIT STATUS:  APPROVED
STANDARD PRICE
$345.00
DISCOUNTS WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT, IF APPLICABLE.

MINNEAPOLIS

Thursday, December 5, 2019

8:25 AM - 4:00 PM   |   Check-In:  8:00 AM

Minnesota CLE Conference Center

600 Nicollet Mall # 370

3rd Floor, City Center

Minneapolis, MN 55402

Conducting Effective Employment Investigations

Renowned expert Fran Sepler reveals the methods, models and protocols that work!

Using live interviews and a case study, practical guidance and real-world analysis, Fran Sepler teaches you the how-to's for:

  • Proper Intake Procedures
  • Collecting, Documenting and Securing Evidence
  • Assessing and Documenting Credibility
  • Assuring Integrity
  • Addressing Third-Party Complaints
  • And Much More!

Investigating employment claims requires planning, strategy, application of specialized skills and understanding the dynamics and evolution of a claim. Learn how to investigate:

  • Sexual Harassment – #MeToo and Beyond
  • Cyberbullying
  • Discrimination
  • Bullying
  • Retaliation

Manage Risk – Maximize Resolution

Special Bonus
Every attendee receives a free copy of Fran Sepler's book, Finding the Facts – What Every Workplace Investigator Needs to Know, a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to conducting effective and defensible interviews.

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Fran Sepler, President of Sepler & Associates, is an internationally renowned investigator, trainer and consultant whose work includes consulting with the EEOC to create a new harassment training program. The author of Finding the Facts – What Every Workplace Investigator Needs to Know, she is a master communicator who teaches lawyers, human resource professionals, business leaders and employee relations professionals how to conduct timely, thorough, fair, credible, neutral investigations.

What others have said about Fran Sepler:

  • Dynamic, entertaining presentation. Very perceptive questioning and investigative techniques.
  • I’m confident that I’ll be a better investigator after having attended this seminar!
  • Awesome! Watching the interviews and using the case study to walk through the steps of an investigation are effective ways of conveying the information. I learned so much! Thanks!


SCHEDULE:

8:00 – 8:25 a.m.
CHECK-IN & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:25 – 8:30 a.m.
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
1. The Structure of an Investigation

Components of a Competent Investigative Process

  • Intake – Taking the fresh complaint; What will facilitate a smooth investigation and what will undermine it?; What does an investigator need from the "first responder?"
  • Interim actions
  • Using a "need to know" team
  • Paperwork and administrivia
  • Evidence collection – Using creative thinking to uncover evidence; Securing electronic or digital evidence; How to take notes, making your notes reliable, dealing with requests for notes

Organizational Readiness for Investigations – Policies and decisions to have in place today

The Decision to Investigate

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.
BREAK

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.
2. Planning the Investigation
Attendees participate in creating a plan for the hypothetical case

10:00 – 11:45 a.m.
3. The Investigative Interview

The Anatomy of an Investigative Interview

  • The 5 essential stages of an interview
  • Special tips for dealing with tough questions and typical issues

Special Issues in Interviewing Complainants, Respondents and Witnesses

Special Issues in Bullying Investigations

Assuring Integrity

Live Demonstration Interview: The Reluctant Witness

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
LUNCH (on your own)

12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
Live Demonstration Interview: The Respondent

1:45 – 2:00 p.m.
BREAK

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
4. Credibility Assessments

Myths About Lie Detection

Strategies and Mechanics of a Credibility Assessment

How to Evaluate Inherent Truthfulness or Lack Thereof

How to Document Credibility Assessments

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.
5. Making Findings and Preparing Reports

Avoiding the Myth of "Substantiation"

To Recommend or Not to Recommend

Written or Verbal?

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.
6. The Unique Psychological Dynamics of Workplace Claims

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

IN-PERSON LIVE PRESENTATION
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 370
Seventh Street & Nicollet Mall, Third Floor City Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

IN-PERSON REPLAYS
There are no replays.

$295 MSBA members / $295 paralegals / $345 standard rate

Other discounts that may apply:

Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 6.0 standard CLE credits. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 6.0 credits.

Minnesota CLE also has applied to the Minnesota State Bar Association for 6.0 labor and employment law specialist credits.

This seminar may also qualify for CEU credits. To ensure CEU accreditation, check with the appropriate accreditation organization.

STANDARD PRICE
$345.00
DISCOUNTS WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT, IF APPLICABLE.
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