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Investigations

Investigations is a two day workshop that deals with all aspects of an investigation at a basic to intermediate level.  The focus is on the investigator’s preparation, skills, information gathering, report writing and fairness.   We will work through all the steps of an investigation.  Topics will include the terms of reference or jurisdiction of the investigator, the requirement for fair process, the investigation plan, the objective standard, interviewing witnesses and gathering documents, the impact of personal observation,  making factual findings, writing reports, making recommendations or decisions, and use of the report in other proceedings. Participants should be prepared to participate in best practice discussions and share experiences.

The workshop qualifies for The Certificate in Tribunal Administrative Justice (14 education credits). For CTAJTM graduates, it qualifies for the FOAJ Masters Certificate in Tribunal Administrative Justice.

Participants should:

  • identify one topic they commonly investigate and locate the specific section of the legislation, contract or policy provisions that apply to the investigation topic (e.g. workplace harassment, unsafe condition, breach of a professional code of conduct),
  • send via email to FOAJ, one week before the course, the topic and the section of the legislation, contract or policy provisions that apply to the investigation topic (this will be given to the instructor), and
  • bring to the class the section of the legislation, contract or policy provisions that apply to the investigation topic. Participants will use it in class for several exercises.

Workshop Purposes: 

  • build skills and best practices in investigations.
  • examine investigations from perspective of: investigator, advocate, complainant and respondent, witness
  • develop interview skills
  • improve fact finding
  • improve report writing.

Workshop Outcomes: 

  • an understanding of the required elements of fairness
  • an appreciation of the investigator, advocate, complainant, respondent, and witnesses
  • a practical approach to planning an investigation
  • experience in questioning and seeking information
  • tips to link the fact finding to the terms of reference or jurisdiction
  • three tips to improve their report writing
  • practical tips to build skills and best practices in investigations
  • confidence in their roles, and
  • a self-learning plan.

$1,070 Members / $1,320.00 Non Members