Administrative Investigations: The Substantive Basis: Why investigate; discipline law and elements; understanding charges of misconduct; agency defenses civil rights discrimination bases; disability and religious accommodation issues; medical evidence issues.
Conducting the Investigation, Part I: Evidentiary principles; purpose of investigation; collecting penalty evidence; witness rights; union representation; preparing for the investigation; role of the investigator; planning the investigation; Investigation Plan exercise.
Conducting the Investigation, Part II: Setting up the room; question types; funnel technique; conducting the interview; handling difficult witnesses; assessing credibility/lies/hearing what isn’t said; body language; interviewing exercise.
Conducting the Investigation, Part III: Gathering other evidence; technology and investigations; high profile case considerations; testifying at an administrative hearing; rules for being an effective witness; Jeopardy exercise.
Writing the Investigative Report: Organizing for the report; establishing the chronology; report writing style; report writing conventions; report organization.
Most people attend the full training week, but you may opt out of any days you don’t plan to attend.
- 5 days = $2050
- 4 days = $1680
- 3 days = $1290
- 2 days = $910
- 1 day = $490