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Corporate Investigations: How to Conduct Proper and Effective Internal Investigations

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27 October - 25 November 2014
The Brown Palace
Denver, CO, 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® and 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.

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 Pertinent Information

 Immediate Benefits

• Learn the latest techniques, methods, and processes.
• Strengthen your interview and interrogation skills and learn the new I2M interview method.
• Gain valuable insight into the process of modern fact-finding.
• Discover how to build airtight cases and bulletproof results.
• Learn how to conduct fast, efficient investigations.
• Obtain the highest possible ROI.
• Examination of the latest in case management technology.
• Receive forms, checklists, and other valuable tools.
• Build relationships and share experiences with others who conduct internal investigations. 

 Who Should Attend

​• Corporate investigators and support personnel
• Security and loss prevention managers
• Fraud examiners
• Risk managers
• HR professionals
• Ethics officers
• Attorneys representing employers
• Professionals conducting proper and lawful workplace investigations
• Professionals preparing to take the CPP or PCI exams

 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 prsonal copy of Mr. Ferraro’s eleventh 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.

 Faculty

Mr Eugene Richard Ferrara
  • Mr Eugene Richard Ferrara
  • Director of Public Safety
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati OH, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Introduction to Investigations

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

Bio: Gene Ferraro, CPP, CFE, PCI, SPHR, is currently the Chief Ethics Officer of Convercent, Inc. He has been involved in the study of organizational culture, governance and compliance for over 30 years. He is the author of nine books and frequently speaks and trains on the topics of complex corporate investigations, culture management and unethical behavior in the workplace. He is board certified in both Security Management and Human Resources Management. He has been a member of ASIS International since 1987. He is an outdoorsman, fly fisherman, extreme hiker and is the human to four magnificent horses. He lives with his wife Shelley in the mountains of Colorado. He can be reached at 800.650.7005 or Gene.Ferraro@Convercent.com.
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.
Ms Autumn L Sanelli, PCI
  • Ms Autumn L Sanelli, PCI
  • Manager of Investigations
  • Convercent
  • Denver CO, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Investigative and Interviews and Report Writing
Session: The Process of Investigation

Bio: Autumn Lowry oversees the consulting and investigation divisions and is a Behavioral Sciences Specialist for Convercent. Ms. Lowry’s areas of expertise include workplace investigations on topics such as employee misconduct, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. In addition, she conducts threat assessments for workplace violence incidents and a multitude of trainings for corporations. She is also a contributing author and editor for a blog published by Convercent. Ms. Lowry obtained her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology, with a Minor in Criminal Justice, from Illinois State University. Further, she holds a Master of Arts Degree in Forensic Psychology from the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. Before joining Convercent, Ms. Lowry worked with a psychologist who specialized in the assessment and evaluation of adult criminals. Ms. Lowry’s responsibilities included the assessment of mental health disorders, violence and risk assessments, and therapy and placement recommendations for the court. She wrote Psychological Evaluation Reports which outlined the offenders’ static and dynamic risk factors that influenced their likelihood to re-offend and engage in violent behavior. These experiences gave Ms. Lowry specialized knowledge in psychological assessment, risk and violence assessment, interpretation of psychological instruments, and working with diverse populations. Since working for Convercent, Ms. Lowry has managed numerous workplace violence threat assessments and corporate investigations in a variety of employment settings across all industry sectors. Convercent has a unique approach in dealing with employee misconduct that not only allows for identification of policy violations, but also takes into account the disruption that a workplace investigation may cause to the environment. Additionally, Ms. Lowry has conducted training for both corporate executives and their employees on topics such as workplace violence, sexual harassment, and The Process of Investigations™. Currently, she manages a team of investigators and oversees investigations for both private and government entities. Ms. Lowry is a Professional Certified Investigator (PCI designation).

 Hours, Fees, & Hotels

Registration Hours
October 27: 7:00-8:00 am
 
Program Hours
8:00 am- 5:15 pm
 
Inclusive
Fees include daily continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, and a networking reception.
 
Exclusive
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 29.
 
The Brown Palace Denver
321 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202
+1.303.297.3111
+1.800.321.2599
 
Registration Fees
Fees include daily continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, and a networking reception. Hotel costs are not included. 
 
 
Before 8/29
After 8/29
Member
$   825
$   925
Nonmember
$1, 125
$1, 225

 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.