Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques & Report Writing Workshop

Course Info

Location -


The Hyatt Regency Vancouver, English Bay Room

655 Burrard Street

Vancouver BC V6C 2R7

Tel: 416-847-1814


Sessions run from 9am - 4pm each day.


  • $2,100.00
  • $105.00

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

  • November 14 - 16, 2017, in Vancouver
  • December 05 - 07, 2017, in Calgary
  • December 12 - 14, 2017, in Toronto
  • April 10 - 12, 2018, in Toronto