Internal Investigation Workshop

 

TECHNIQUES AND STRATEGIES FOR INVESTIGATORS AND COMPLIANCE OFFICERS

Techniques and Strategies for Investigators and Compliance Officers

Why should you attend this program?

Our intensive program is designed to provide attendees with a thorough grounding in investigations – and to give them the knowledge of how to conduct an investigation that protects the organization, assists management decision-making, and increases ROI for their function. The training content directly complements the investigation framework and the standard process to be followed when conducting an investigation.

We will outline a step-by-step internal investigation process that can be applied in all types of workplace investigations. The session uses a specific fact pattern to guide discussions and analysis. The content is appropriate for international audiences.

Program objective

The aim of the training is to learn practical skills in internal investigations and to get the answers to several questions. How to investigate and document allegations of employee misconduct, fraud, harassment, discrimination, theft or other violation of code of conduct or law. How to balance the rights of plaintiffs and defendants while protecting the interests of an organization and reduce the administrative burden of writing and produce easy-to-understand reports.

Who should attend?

Recipients of Whistleblowing reports, Internal Fraud Examiners, Corporate investigators, Compliance Officers, Ethics & Compliance Managers, Internal and External Auditors, Ethics Officers, Legal Managers or Counsel and all others who are in charge for internal investigations.

How will you benefit?

After participating in this program, you will be able to:

  • Fully understand the purposes of a workplace investigation
  • Raise awareness of investigator ethics and provide procedural fairness to participants
  • Understand the report and conduct a preliminary analysis
  • Expertly plan the investigation
  • Conduct effective interviews
  • Collect relevant documents
  • Evaluate the evidence and make a difficult decision (making a determination)
  • Document the investigation

Program Outline:

The workshop focuses on two fundamental parts of the workplace investigation process: (i) how to build the function in your organization, and (ii) how to conduct an effective workplace investigation.

Learn the following important skills:

  • Creating an incident management program
  • Know the components of an incident management program
  • Understand why it is the core of an ethics and compliance program

For the investigator training:

  • Understanding investigations
  • Understanding and assessing the report
  • Planning the investigation
  • Conducting Interviews
  • Interviewing the subject of the investigation
  • Gathering documents
  • Understanding evidence basics
  • Reaching a conclusion
  • Preparing your investigation report
  • Conclusion (What Should You Do?)

More about the trainer:

Meric Bloch has been an ethics and compliance officer for three multinational Fortune 500 companies and a healthcare system. He designed, implemented and managed each company’s workplace investigations   process   worldwide. He has trained thousands of HR and compliance professionals to conduct investigations. Meric has personally conducted over 500 internal investigations of fraud and serious workplace misconduct in the United States and internationally. Meric earlier served as an in-house counsel for three multinational companies and began his career as a litigator. Meric is the author of three books on investigations: “Workplace Investigations: Techniques and Strategies for Investigators and Compliance Officers”; “Investigative Interviewing”; and “The First Information Is Almost Always Wrong”. He also wrote chapters in the “Bribery and Corruption Casebook” and “The Complete Compliance and Ethics Manual”. He has published numerous articles on investigations topics and is a frequent public speaker on the workplace investigations process. Meric holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor from New York University. Meric is a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Professional Certified Investigator, and a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional-Fellow.

General information

Date: 24 March 2023 (9am to 4pm)

Venue: InstantOffice, 5th Floor of Zagrebtower building, Radnička 80, 10000 Zagreb

Prices:

LIVE session: 375 Euro + VAT

ONLINE session: 300 Euro + VAT

Discounts:

For CODUPO clients and Partners’ organization members (ICC Croatia, Association of Serbian Banks) – 15% discount!

LIVE session with 15% discount: 318 Euro + VAT

ONLINE session with 15% discount: 255 Euro + VAT

The price includes lectures, materials, two coffee breaks and lunch at the Marun restaurant.

The number of seats for the LIVE workshop is limited!

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