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Corporate Investigations: How to Conduct Proper and Effective Internal Investigations

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19 - 20 October 2015
Hyatt French Quarter
New Orleans, LA, UNITED STATES

Ignorance is not bliss...
What you don’t know CAN hurt you!

Internal workplace investigations—a critical management tool necessary in today’s complex business climate—are routinely conducted by organizations of every size. Though the objectives, and certainly the scope, of these undertakings vary widely, their principle purpose is that of unbiased fact-finding that leads to objective results.

Only a properly conducted investigation can withstand today’s challenging scrutiny. Carefully examine the methods, tools, and legal implications of modern fact-finding in today’s workplace. Learn how to use the Process of Investigation® to conduct fast, proper, and cost-effective internal investigations. Discover how to use force multipliers when conducting your investigations and obtain the highest possible return on investment from every undertaking. The secret tips and traps that often make the difference between a successful investigation and a catastrophic one will be revealed.

Registration Fees

 Immediate Benefits

  • Strengthen your interview and interrogation skills and learn the new I2M interview method.
  • Learn how to consistently obtain powerful admissions without the use of intimidation, coercion, or improper methods.
  • Discover all the costly common mistakes and how to avoid them.
  • Learn how to overcome denials, memory lapses, and the reluctance of uncooperative interviewees.
  • Strengthen your interviewing skills and gain valuable insight into the methods and processes of modern investigating.
  • Examine the legal and ethical aspects associated with investigative interviews.

 Program Overview

The Process of Investigation
Explore significant trends in workplace crime and investigations and examine the different elements of a successful investigation. Identify the six methods and seven phases of an investigation and see how they are used.

Fundamentals of Fact-finding
Examine the attributes of a successful fact-finder and learn how to document, catalog, and properly report findings. Review proper methods of evidence handling and management.

Methods of Investigation
Closely examine the six methods of investigation and learn how they are best used and combined. Discover the four elements of a proper investigatory interview. Learn how to overcome denials and obtain powerful written admissions.

Project Management and Case Development
Examine the role of the project team and each member’s responsibility. Discuss investigative ethics and how they drive the process. Learn how to properly take notes and write professional reports. Examine the latest in case management software and technology.

Applied Strategies
Explore the different types and classifications of workplace misconduct. Discuss modern prevention and intervention strategies relative to issues such as workplace violence and substance abuse. Participate in several case studies that explore current investigative best practices and how they are used.

Bonus
Price includes your personal copy of Mr. Ferraro’s 11th book; an $87 value.

 

Prerequisites: Attendees should have a fundamental understanding of modern asset protection and loss prevention principles as well as some investigative experience.

Note: The Process of Investigation® is the registered trademark of Convercent, Inc. and is used with permission.

 Hours, Fees, & Hotels

Program Hours
8:00 am–5:15 pm

Registration Fees

  Early Bird - 8/22/15 After - 8/22/15
Member $   825 $  925
Nonmember $1,125 $1,225

 
Fees include daily continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, and a networking reception. Hotel costs are not included.

Hotel
Be sure to mention ASIS when requesting the special room rate of $179 single/double (plus tax). It will be honored until the room block is full or September 28.

The Hyatt French Quarter New Orleans
800 Iberville Street
New Orleans, LA
+1888-421-1442
1504-586-0800

 Discounts

Team Discount:
Receive a 10% discount when three to five attendees register from the same organization, 15% for six or more. Email asis@asisonline.org for details.

Certification Discount:
ASIS members and nonmembers holding the distinction of CPP, PCI, and PSP receive a $25 discount per classroom program. This discount is automatically applied at checkout.

 Faculty

Mr Eugene F Ferraro, CPP, PCI
  • Mr Eugene F Ferraro, CPP, PCI
  • Chief Executive
  • ForensicPathways, Inc.
  • Pine CO, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Introduction to Investigations
Session: Investigative and Interviews and Report Writing
Session: Fundamentals of Fact-finding
Session: The Process of Investigation
Session: Methods of Investigation

Bio: Mr. Eugene F. Ferraro is the founder of Convercent, Inc. He has been involved in the study of organizational culture, governance and compliance for over 30 years. He has been a member of ASIS International since 1987 and currently serves as the Program Advisor for the PCI Review course. He is a member of the ASIS International Standards and Guidelines Commission. He is the author of nine books and frequently speaks and trains on the topics of CGC, culture management and unethical behavior in the workplace. He is board certified in both Security Management and Human Resources Management.
Bio: Mr. Eugene F. Ferraro is the founder of Convercent, Inc. He has been involved in the study of organizational culture, governance and compliance for over 30 years. He has been a member of ASIS International since 1987 and currently serves as the Program Advisor for the PCI Review course. He is a member of the ASIS International Standards and Guidelines Commission. He is the author of nine books and frequently speaks and trains on the topics of CGC, culture management and unethical behavior in the workplace. He is board certified in both Security Management and Human Resources Management.
Bio: Mr. Eugene F. Ferraro is the founder of Convercent, Inc. He has been involved in the study of organizational culture, governance and compliance for over 30 years. He has been a member of ASIS International since 1987 and currently serves as the Program Advisor for the PCI Review course. He is a member of the ASIS International Standards and Guidelines Commission. He is the author of nine books and frequently speaks and trains on the topics of CGC, culture management and unethical behavior in the workplace. He is board certified in both Security Management and Human Resources Management.
Bio: Mr. Eugene F. Ferraro is the founder of Convercent, Inc. He has been involved in the study of organizational culture, governance and compliance for over 30 years. He has been a member of ASIS International since 1987 and currently serves as the Program Advisor for the PCI Review course. He is a member of the ASIS International Standards and Guidelines Commission. He is the author of nine books and frequently speaks and trains on the topics of CGC, culture management and unethical behavior in the workplace. He is board certified in both Security Management and Human Resources Management.
Bio: Mr. Eugene F. Ferraro is the founder of Convercent, Inc. He has been involved in the study of organizational culture, governance and compliance for over 30 years. He has been a member of ASIS International since 1987 and currently serves as the Program Advisor for the PCI Review course. He is a member of the ASIS International Standards and Guidelines Commission. He is the author of nine books and frequently speaks and trains on the topics of CGC, culture management and unethical behavior in the workplace. He is board certified in both Security Management and Human Resources Management.
Bio: Mr. Eugene F. Ferraro is the founder of Convercent, Inc. He has been involved in the study of organizational culture, governance and compliance for over 30 years. He has been a member of ASIS International since 1987 and currently serves as the Program Advisor for the PCI Review course. He is a member of the ASIS International Standards and Guidelines Commission. He is the author of nine books and frequently speaks and trains on the topics of CGC, culture management and unethical behavior in the workplace. He is board certified in both Security Management and Human Resources Management.
Mr James E Whitaker, CPP, PCI
  • Mr James E Whitaker, CPP, PCI
  • Manager - Protective Services
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Cincinnati OH, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Investigative and Interviews and Report Writing
Session: The Process of Investigation

Bio: James E. Whitaker CPP, PCI, CFE, has over 42 years of investigative experience including law enforcement and the private sector. Mr. Whitaker’s law enforcement career includes retiring as the Commander of the Detective Division for a municipal law enforcement agency; SIU Director for an insurance carrier; has served as the Executive Director for the International Association of Arson Investigators; and as the Division Director for a regional Healthcare Public Safety Department. He currently owns his own security management consulting firm. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has conducted and case managed thousands of investigations and has been a member of ASIS International since 1977. Specializing in property, workplace, healthcare, and financial crimes, Mr. Whitaker is a frequent trainer and lecturer for many organizations. He currently serves on the ASIS Investigations Council.