CONDUCTING EFFECTIVE INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS

SCHEDULE

MODULES

MODULE ONE

INTRODUCTION AND PRE-INVESTIGATION CONSIDERATIONS

  • Types of Investigations
  • Value of Good Investigative Practices
  • Pre-Investigation Considerations
  • Choosing an Investigator
  • Confidentiality vs. Transparency

MODULE TWO

INVESTIGATIVE PREPARATION & PLANNING

  • Receiving and Evaluating the Complaint
  • Notice
  • Interim Measures
  • Developing an Investigative Strategy or Plan
  • Public Relations Considerations

MODULE THREE

INTERVIEWING AND INFORMATION GATHERING

3A. General Considerations

  • Interviews: Logistics, Who to Interview, and How to Interview Effectively
  • Participation by Parties and Witnesses
  • Amnesty
  • Required Disclosures – Garrity Rights

3B. Investigation, Interviewing and Information Gathering

  • Conducting the Interview – Tips for Good Questioning
  • Post-Interview Considerations
  • Interviewing High-Level Employees and Police

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MODULE FOUR

REACHING A CONCLUSION AND CREDIBILITY DETERMINATIONS

4A. Reaching a Conclusion

  • Corroborating Evidence
  • Direct and Circumstantial Evidence
  • Other Types of Evidence
  • Weight of Evidence

4B. Reaching a Conclusion – Credibility Determinations

  • Inconsistencies
  • Plausibility
  • Motives
  • Demeanor of Parties and Witnesses
  • Effects of Trauma

MODULE FIVE

 WRITING AN INVESTIGATION REPORT

5A. Writing an Investigation Report – The Elements

  • Key Components of a Report
  • Style/Audience/Tone

5B. Writing an Investigation Report – Document Retention, Attorney-Client Privilege and Other Legal Issues to Consider

  • Disclosure of the Report
  • Best Practices for Document Retention and Use of the Attorney-Client Privilege

MODULE SIX

POST-INVESTIGATION AND APPEALS

  • Notifications
  • Final Decision
  • Post-Decision Considerations
  • Appeals
  • Consultation with in-House Counsel


WEBINARS

FIRST WEBINAR

May 22, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET 

Covering Modules One Through Three

  • Opportunity for Q&A with instructors
  • Recording is available for all registrants

SECOND WEBINAR

June 12, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET 

Covering Modules Four Through Six

  • Opportunity for Q&A with instructors
  • Recording is available for all registrants