Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques & Report Writing Workshop

Course Info

Location -



20 Adelaide Street East, Suite 1104

Toronto Ontario M5C 2T6

Tel: 416-847-1814


Sessions run from 9am - 4pm each day.


  • $2,100.00
  • $273.00

Total Per Person


Do you know how to address inappropriate workplace behaviour before it becomes a legal issue?

This 3-day course is a basic primer for people within organizations who are tasked with conducting investigations. This intensive, hands-on workshop allows participants to investigate mock complaints from start to finish to practice their investigation skills.  The third day focuses on mastering report writing.

In this course, you will learn:

  • Which legal requirements and human resources considerations trigger an investigation
  • Whether an investigation should be conducted internally or externally
  • How to plan your investigation and set up your process
  • How to determine your mandate
  • What to include in pre-investigation communication to the parties
  • Who to interview, and in what order
  • How to prepare for and conduct investigation interviews
  • How to collect and record evidence
  • How to approach decision making
  • How to avoid common investigation pitfalls
  • How to write a thorough and defensible report that will “stick”
  • How to organize your report and what to include in it
  • How to deal with credibility issues
  • How to deal with tricky evidentiary issues
  • How to avoid common reporting pitfalls

All participants will have the opportunity to practice their investigation skills by conducting a live interview of the complainant, the respondent or witnesses.


Training Calendar

  • August 14 - 16, 2018, in Toronto
  • October 02 - 04, 2018, in Toronto
  • October 23 - 25, 2018, in Calgary
  • November 06 - 08, 2018, in Ottawa
  • December 11 - 13, 2018, in Toronto