The Science of Workplace Investigations
The Science of Workplace Investigations™
Join organizations such as Google, the EEOC, FedEx, the United Nations, and the World Bank and train your internal investigators with the latest research-based investigations techniques. This seminar can be delivered on-site at your location, using webcast technology, or a combination of both.
Watch Sample Video on “Myths About Deception Cues”
When investigating a “he said/she said” case of sexual harassment or other alleged misconduct, are you using scientifically-validated methods to interview witnesses, assess their credibility, and reach a defensible conclusion?
Workplace investigators often receive training on “best practices” for investigations. Unfortunately, over the past 15 years, scientists have found that much of the conventional wisdom on how to effectively interview witnesses and determine truthfulness is wrong. At the same time, courts have found companies liable for using scientifically unproven interviewing and other investigative techniques in workplace investigations.
In this seminar from former U.S. Department of Justice attorney Michael Johnson, you will learn about the hundreds of research studies that scientists have conducted on how to best interview witnesses and assess credibility. You will learn how to apply these scientifically-validated methods to your investigations. By examining videos and case studies, you will learn:
- How to utilize the “Cognitive Interview,” which is the most widely researched interviewing technique in the world
- How many common beliefs about spotting deception are incorrect
- How to apply research-based methods for detecting signs of deception and truthfulness
- The legal requirements for workplace investigations
- A 6-step process for writing clear and concise investigative reports
Presenter: Former U.S. Department of Justice lawyer Michael Johnson presents the seminar. Michael, a graduate of Harvard Law School, was the lead attorney on one DOJ’s first class action style sexual harassment cases. He has provided investigations training for organizations around the world, including Google, the EEOC, FedEx, the United Nations, and the World Bank.
Testimonials: Thousands of past attendees have rated this seminar 4.8 on a 5.0 scale and described the content as “eye-opening,” “engaging,” and “riveting.” This investigations training has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and New Yorker magazine.
Optional Certificate Exam: After participating in the seminar, you will have the option to take an online certificate exam.
Contact Us: To learn more about providing this investigations training to your organization, please call 703-372-0550 or submit a Contact Us form.