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Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques

Course details

COURSE FEE
$2600 (before tax) 

*A 10% discount is offered if you register 5 or more participants from the same organization at the same time.

DURATION
This is a three-day course.

Online runs from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m (EST/EDT).

In-person runs from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST/EDT).

PREREQUISITES
None.

IN-PERSON SESSIONS
Consistent with current public health guidelines, we are not currently requiring participants to be vaccinated to attend our in-person sessions. However, we will be monitoring the current public health situation closely and reserve the right to reinstitute a vaccine mandate at any time. Should we do so, we will be happy to transfer anyone registered for an in-person session who can no longer attend to one of our online sessions or defer in-person registration to a future session when the mandate is lifted.

If you have any questions, please email us here: training@rubinthomlinson.com

About this course

Human Resources Guide to Workplace InvestigationsIf a complaint of workplace harassment is made, do you know how to respond, investigate, and report on it — legally and correctly? If you don’t, you are not alone. This 3-day course is a crucial primer for today’s climate. Investigate mock complaints (inspired by our work across the country) from start to finish, build your investigation skills, and learn how to avoid costly pitfalls. The third day focuses on mastering report writing. 

Participants will also receive a copy of Human Resources Guide to Workplace Investigations, Second Editionthe definitive text authored by Janice Rubin and Christine Thomlinson. This will be shipped to participants upon completion of the course.

What you'll 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

In addition to reviewing the substantive basics associated with conducting a workplace investigation, participants are provided with the opportunity to experience a workplace investigation from initiation through to resolution. Through the use of actors and a prepared fact-pattern, complete with file documents and background materials, we simulate an actual investigation, including conducting interviews with the parties, witnesses and analysis of the evidence.  This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of workplace investigations, but to experience an investigation first-hand, with opportunities for participants to play the role of investigator.

Certification

This course is part of our Advanced Investigation Techniques Series. To receive the Advanced Investigation Certificate, complete the Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques course and all 3 of the following courses:

plus 1 of the following courses:

Accreditation

LSO Accreditation: This program is eligible for 17.5 Professionalism Hours  

Testimonials

The course was well organized. The cases and examples were relevant. The breakout groups were helpful and the hands on exercises were extremely useful. Thoroughly enjoyed this course and look forward to taking more with Rubin Thomlinson.

– Shelly Khushal, Human Rights Officer, York Region District School Board 

The knowledge obtained in this course will help our organization mitigate risk and solve problems.

– Brent Olynyk, CAO, RM of West St Paul

As an educator of more than 30 years, and having taken numerous professional learning courses, I can state with all sincerity that the Basic Workplace Investigations course was one of the best courses that I have taken. Interesting case studies, engaging presenters, and opportunities to share ideas with people from diverse professional backgrounds helped to create a fulsome conversation that allowed for a far greater understanding of the content. Thank you for the experience!

– Gene Doray, Principal, School District 83, North Okanagan-Shuswap

Rubin Thomlinson’s Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques course was an amazing experience. It really helped expand my understanding of how a workplace investigation is conducted, taught me insightful skills to be used during investigation interviews, and provided a clear understanding of how to write investigation reports. This three-day course was facilitated impeccably and kept me engaged the whole time. I would highly recommend taking this course and am looking forward to continuing my education through this firm’s course offerings.

– Jordyn Harpell, Labour Relations Coordinator, Faculty Relations Office, Queen’s University

This workshop should be mandatory training for anyone working in Human Resources. Investigators receive training that results in high quality investigation reports. If you are not an investigator, I also highly recommend this training as it supports you in ensuring your department processes throughout the investigation process — from evaluating an allegation that has been submitted to communicating findings—are of the highest quality and minimizes the risk you take with this work.

– John Wiedrick, District Principal of Human Resources, School District No.73

Christine and Cory were very knowledgeable and patient with the group. They listened to me speak and answered all of my questions. Even though we were attending the training remotely, the actors made it very realistic, as if it was a real investigation. I highly recommend the course with Rubin Thomlinson to others.

– Brenda Truong,Talent Associate/HR Generalist, ABC Technologies

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder and co-managing partner of Rubin Thomlinson LLP. With over 20 years of experience, she is a highly accomplished employment lawyer, one of the country’s foremost experts in workplace investigations, and a trusted advisor to senior human resource professionals.

Learn more about Christine here

Cory Boyd is a proficient and highly experienced workplace investigator and trainer. His fair, analytic approach adapts to the characteristics of every workplace he encounters, respecting each client’s unique workplace culture. Cory believes that, when done well, an investigation can truly and deeply improve an organization.

Learn more about Cory here.

Elizabeth Bingham has seven years of legal expertise, with a focus on criminal law. Her expertise includes cases with challenging factors — such as potentially contradictory evidence, reluctant interviewees, and the implications of disability, mental health, and class.

Learn more about Elizabeth here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$2600 (before tax) 

*A 10% discount is offered if you register 5 or more participants from the same organization at the same time.

DURATION
This is a three-day course.

Online runs from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m (EST/EDT).

In-person runs from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST/EDT).

PREREQUISITES
None.

IN-PERSON SESSIONS
Consistent with current public health guidelines, we are not currently requiring participants to be vaccinated to attend our in-person sessions. However, we will be monitoring the current public health situation closely and reserve the right to reinstitute a vaccine mandate at any time. Should we do so, we will be happy to transfer anyone registered for an in-person session who can no longer attend to one of our online sessions or defer in-person registration to a future session when the mandate is lifted.

If you have any questions, please email us here: training@rubinthomlinson.com

About this course

Human Resources Guide to Workplace InvestigationsIf a complaint of workplace harassment is made, do you know how to respond, investigate, and report on it — legally and correctly? If you don’t, you are not alone. This 3-day course is a crucial primer for today’s climate. Investigate mock complaints (inspired by our work across the country) from start to finish, build your investigation skills, and learn how to avoid costly pitfalls. The third day focuses on mastering report writing. 

Participants will also receive a copy of Human Resources Guide to Workplace Investigations, Second Editionthe definitive text authored by Janice Rubin and Christine Thomlinson. This will be shipped to participants upon completion of the course.

What you'll 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

In addition to reviewing the substantive basics associated with conducting a workplace investigation, participants are provided with the opportunity to experience a workplace investigation from initiation through to resolution. Through the use of actors and a prepared fact-pattern, complete with file documents and background materials, we simulate an actual investigation, including conducting interviews with the parties, witnesses and analysis of the evidence.  This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of workplace investigations, but to experience an investigation first-hand, with opportunities for participants to play the role of investigator.

Certification

This course is part of our Advanced Investigation Techniques Series. To receive the Advanced Investigation Certificate, complete the Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques course and all 3 of the following courses:

plus 1 of the following courses:

Accreditation

LSO Accreditation: This program is eligible for 17.5 Professionalism Hours  

Testimonials

The course was well organized. The cases and examples were relevant. The breakout groups were helpful and the hands on exercises were extremely useful. Thoroughly enjoyed this course and look forward to taking more with Rubin Thomlinson.

– Shelly Khushal, Human Rights Officer, York Region District School Board 

The knowledge obtained in this course will help our organization mitigate risk and solve problems.

– Brent Olynyk, CAO, RM of West St Paul

As an educator of more than 30 years, and having taken numerous professional learning courses, I can state with all sincerity that the Basic Workplace Investigations course was one of the best courses that I have taken. Interesting case studies, engaging presenters, and opportunities to share ideas with people from diverse professional backgrounds helped to create a fulsome conversation that allowed for a far greater understanding of the content. Thank you for the experience!

– Gene Doray, Principal, School District 83, North Okanagan-Shuswap

Rubin Thomlinson’s Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques course was an amazing experience. It really helped expand my understanding of how a workplace investigation is conducted, taught me insightful skills to be used during investigation interviews, and provided a clear understanding of how to write investigation reports. This three-day course was facilitated impeccably and kept me engaged the whole time. I would highly recommend taking this course and am looking forward to continuing my education through this firm’s course offerings.

– Jordyn Harpell, Labour Relations Coordinator, Faculty Relations Office, Queen’s University

This workshop should be mandatory training for anyone working in Human Resources. Investigators receive training that results in high quality investigation reports. If you are not an investigator, I also highly recommend this training as it supports you in ensuring your department processes throughout the investigation process — from evaluating an allegation that has been submitted to communicating findings—are of the highest quality and minimizes the risk you take with this work.

– John Wiedrick, District Principal of Human Resources, School District No.73

Christine and Cory were very knowledgeable and patient with the group. They listened to me speak and answered all of my questions. Even though we were attending the training remotely, the actors made it very realistic, as if it was a real investigation. I highly recommend the course with Rubin Thomlinson to others.

– Brenda Truong,Talent Associate/HR Generalist, ABC Technologies

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder and co-managing partner of Rubin Thomlinson LLP. With over 20 years of experience, she is a highly accomplished employment lawyer, one of the country’s foremost experts in workplace investigations, and a trusted advisor to senior human resource professionals.

Learn more about Christine here

Cory Boyd is a proficient and highly experienced workplace investigator and trainer. His fair, analytic approach adapts to the characteristics of every workplace he encounters, respecting each client’s unique workplace culture. Cory believes that, when done well, an investigation can truly and deeply improve an organization.

Learn more about Cory here.

Elizabeth Bingham has seven years of legal expertise, with a focus on criminal law. Her expertise includes cases with challenging factors — such as potentially contradictory evidence, reluctant interviewees, and the implications of disability, mental health, and class.

Learn more about Elizabeth here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$2600 (before tax) 

*A 10% discount is offered if you register 5 or more participants from the same organization at the same time.

DURATION
This is a three-day course.

Online runs from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m (EST/EDT).

In-person runs from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST/EDT).

PREREQUISITES
None.

IN-PERSON SESSIONS
Consistent with current public health guidelines, we are not currently requiring participants to be vaccinated to attend our in-person sessions. However, we will be monitoring the current public health situation closely and reserve the right to reinstitute a vaccine mandate at any time. Should we do so, we will be happy to transfer anyone registered for an in-person session who can no longer attend to one of our online sessions or defer in-person registration to a future session when the mandate is lifted.

If you have any questions, please email us here: training@rubinthomlinson.com

About this course

Human Resources Guide to Workplace InvestigationsIf a complaint of workplace harassment is made, do you know how to respond, investigate, and report on it — legally and correctly? If you don’t, you are not alone. This 3-day course is a crucial primer for today’s climate. Investigate mock complaints (inspired by our work across the country) from start to finish, build your investigation skills, and learn how to avoid costly pitfalls. The third day focuses on mastering report writing. 

Participants will also receive a copy of Human Resources Guide to Workplace Investigations, Second Editionthe definitive text authored by Janice Rubin and Christine Thomlinson. This will be shipped to participants upon completion of the course.

What you'll 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

In addition to reviewing the substantive basics associated with conducting a workplace investigation, participants are provided with the opportunity to experience a workplace investigation from initiation through to resolution. Through the use of actors and a prepared fact-pattern, complete with file documents and background materials, we simulate an actual investigation, including conducting interviews with the parties, witnesses and analysis of the evidence.  This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of workplace investigations, but to experience an investigation first-hand, with opportunities for participants to play the role of investigator.

Certification

This course is part of our Advanced Investigation Techniques Series. To receive the Advanced Investigation Certificate, complete the Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques course and all 3 of the following courses:

plus 1 of the following courses:

Accreditation

LSO Accreditation: This program is eligible for 17.5 Professionalism Hours  

Testimonials

The course was well organized. The cases and examples were relevant. The breakout groups were helpful and the hands on exercises were extremely useful. Thoroughly enjoyed this course and look forward to taking more with Rubin Thomlinson.

– Shelly Khushal, Human Rights Officer, York Region District School Board 

The knowledge obtained in this course will help our organization mitigate risk and solve problems.

– Brent Olynyk, CAO, RM of West St Paul

As an educator of more than 30 years, and having taken numerous professional learning courses, I can state with all sincerity that the Basic Workplace Investigations course was one of the best courses that I have taken. Interesting case studies, engaging presenters, and opportunities to share ideas with people from diverse professional backgrounds helped to create a fulsome conversation that allowed for a far greater understanding of the content. Thank you for the experience!

– Gene Doray, Principal, School District 83, North Okanagan-Shuswap

Rubin Thomlinson’s Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques course was an amazing experience. It really helped expand my understanding of how a workplace investigation is conducted, taught me insightful skills to be used during investigation interviews, and provided a clear understanding of how to write investigation reports. This three-day course was facilitated impeccably and kept me engaged the whole time. I would highly recommend taking this course and am looking forward to continuing my education through this firm’s course offerings.

– Jordyn Harpell, Labour Relations Coordinator, Faculty Relations Office, Queen’s University

This workshop should be mandatory training for anyone working in Human Resources. Investigators receive training that results in high quality investigation reports. If you are not an investigator, I also highly recommend this training as it supports you in ensuring your department processes throughout the investigation process — from evaluating an allegation that has been submitted to communicating findings—are of the highest quality and minimizes the risk you take with this work.

– John Wiedrick, District Principal of Human Resources, School District No.73

Christine and Cory were very knowledgeable and patient with the group. They listened to me speak and answered all of my questions. Even though we were attending the training remotely, the actors made it very realistic, as if it was a real investigation. I highly recommend the course with Rubin Thomlinson to others.

– Brenda Truong,Talent Associate/HR Generalist, ABC Technologies

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder and co-managing partner of Rubin Thomlinson LLP. With over 20 years of experience, she is a highly accomplished employment lawyer, one of the country’s foremost experts in workplace investigations, and a trusted advisor to senior human resource professionals.

Learn more about Christine here

Cory Boyd is a proficient and highly experienced workplace investigator and trainer. His fair, analytic approach adapts to the characteristics of every workplace he encounters, respecting each client’s unique workplace culture. Cory believes that, when done well, an investigation can truly and deeply improve an organization.

Learn more about Cory here.

Elizabeth Bingham has seven years of legal expertise, with a focus on criminal law. Her expertise includes cases with challenging factors — such as potentially contradictory evidence, reluctant interviewees, and the implications of disability, mental health, and class.

Learn more about Elizabeth here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$2600 (before tax) 

*A 10% discount is offered if you register 5 or more participants from the same organization at the same time.

DURATION
This is a three-day course.

Online runs from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m (EST/EDT).

In-person runs from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST/EDT).

PREREQUISITES
None.

IN-PERSON SESSIONS
Consistent with current public health guidelines, we are not currently requiring participants to be vaccinated to attend our in-person sessions. However, we will be monitoring the current public health situation closely and reserve the right to reinstitute a vaccine mandate at any time. Should we do so, we will be happy to transfer anyone registered for an in-person session who can no longer attend to one of our online sessions or defer in-person registration to a future session when the mandate is lifted.

If you have any questions, please email us here: training@rubinthomlinson.com

About this course

Human Resources Guide to Workplace InvestigationsIf a complaint of workplace harassment is made, do you know how to respond, investigate, and report on it — legally and correctly? If you don’t, you are not alone. This 3-day course is a crucial primer for today’s climate. Investigate mock complaints (inspired by our work across the country) from start to finish, build your investigation skills, and learn how to avoid costly pitfalls. The third day focuses on mastering report writing. 

Participants will also receive a copy of Human Resources Guide to Workplace Investigations, Second Editionthe definitive text authored by Janice Rubin and Christine Thomlinson. This will be shipped to participants upon completion of the course.

What you'll 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

In addition to reviewing the substantive basics associated with conducting a workplace investigation, participants are provided with the opportunity to experience a workplace investigation from initiation through to resolution. Through the use of actors and a prepared fact-pattern, complete with file documents and background materials, we simulate an actual investigation, including conducting interviews with the parties, witnesses and analysis of the evidence.  This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of workplace investigations, but to experience an investigation first-hand, with opportunities for participants to play the role of investigator.

Certification

This course is part of our Advanced Investigation Techniques Series. To receive the Advanced Investigation Certificate, complete the Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques course and all 3 of the following courses:

plus 1 of the following courses:

Accreditation

LSO Accreditation: This program is eligible for 17.5 Professionalism Hours  

Testimonials

The course was well organized. The cases and examples were relevant. The breakout groups were helpful and the hands on exercises were extremely useful. Thoroughly enjoyed this course and look forward to taking more with Rubin Thomlinson.

– Shelly Khushal, Human Rights Officer, York Region District School Board 

The knowledge obtained in this course will help our organization mitigate risk and solve problems.

– Brent Olynyk, CAO, RM of West St Paul

As an educator of more than 30 years, and having taken numerous professional learning courses, I can state with all sincerity that the Basic Workplace Investigations course was one of the best courses that I have taken. Interesting case studies, engaging presenters, and opportunities to share ideas with people from diverse professional backgrounds helped to create a fulsome conversation that allowed for a far greater understanding of the content. Thank you for the experience!

– Gene Doray, Principal, School District 83, North Okanagan-Shuswap

Rubin Thomlinson’s Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques course was an amazing experience. It really helped expand my understanding of how a workplace investigation is conducted, taught me insightful skills to be used during investigation interviews, and provided a clear understanding of how to write investigation reports. This three-day course was facilitated impeccably and kept me engaged the whole time. I would highly recommend taking this course and am looking forward to continuing my education through this firm’s course offerings.

– Jordyn Harpell, Labour Relations Coordinator, Faculty Relations Office, Queen’s University

This workshop should be mandatory training for anyone working in Human Resources. Investigators receive training that results in high quality investigation reports. If you are not an investigator, I also highly recommend this training as it supports you in ensuring your department processes throughout the investigation process — from evaluating an allegation that has been submitted to communicating findings—are of the highest quality and minimizes the risk you take with this work.

– John Wiedrick, District Principal of Human Resources, School District No.73

Christine and Cory were very knowledgeable and patient with the group. They listened to me speak and answered all of my questions. Even though we were attending the training remotely, the actors made it very realistic, as if it was a real investigation. I highly recommend the course with Rubin Thomlinson to others.

– Brenda Truong,Talent Associate/HR Generalist, ABC Technologies

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder and co-managing partner of Rubin Thomlinson LLP. With over 20 years of experience, she is a highly accomplished employment lawyer, one of the country’s foremost experts in workplace investigations, and a trusted advisor to senior human resource professionals.

Learn more about Christine here

Cory Boyd is a proficient and highly experienced workplace investigator and trainer. His fair, analytic approach adapts to the characteristics of every workplace he encounters, respecting each client’s unique workplace culture. Cory believes that, when done well, an investigation can truly and deeply improve an organization.

Learn more about Cory here.

Elizabeth Bingham has seven years of legal expertise, with a focus on criminal law. Her expertise includes cases with challenging factors — such as potentially contradictory evidence, reluctant interviewees, and the implications of disability, mental health, and class.

Learn more about Elizabeth here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$2600 (before tax) 

*A 10% discount is offered if you register 5 or more participants from the same organization at the same time.

DURATION
This is a three-day course.

Online runs from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m (EST/EDT).

In-person runs from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST/EDT).

PREREQUISITES
None.

IN-PERSON SESSIONS
Consistent with current public health guidelines, we are not currently requiring participants to be vaccinated to attend our in-person sessions. However, we will be monitoring the current public health situation closely and reserve the right to reinstitute a vaccine mandate at any time. Should we do so, we will be happy to transfer anyone registered for an in-person session who can no longer attend to one of our online sessions or defer in-person registration to a future session when the mandate is lifted.

If you have any questions, please email us here: training@rubinthomlinson.com

About this course

Human Resources Guide to Workplace InvestigationsIf a complaint of workplace harassment is made, do you know how to respond, investigate, and report on it — legally and correctly? If you don’t, you are not alone. This 3-day course is a crucial primer for today’s climate. Investigate mock complaints (inspired by our work across the country) from start to finish, build your investigation skills, and learn how to avoid costly pitfalls. The third day focuses on mastering report writing. 

Participants will also receive a copy of Human Resources Guide to Workplace Investigations, Second Editionthe definitive text authored by Janice Rubin and Christine Thomlinson. This will be shipped to participants upon completion of the course.

What you'll 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

In addition to reviewing the substantive basics associated with conducting a workplace investigation, participants are provided with the opportunity to experience a workplace investigation from initiation through to resolution. Through the use of actors and a prepared fact-pattern, complete with file documents and background materials, we simulate an actual investigation, including conducting interviews with the parties, witnesses and analysis of the evidence.  This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of workplace investigations, but to experience an investigation first-hand, with opportunities for participants to play the role of investigator.

Certification

This course is part of our Advanced Investigation Techniques Series. To receive the Advanced Investigation Certificate, complete the Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques course and all 3 of the following courses:

plus 1 of the following courses:

Accreditation

LSO Accreditation: This program is eligible for 17.5 Professionalism Hours  

Testimonials

The course was well organized. The cases and examples were relevant. The breakout groups were helpful and the hands on exercises were extremely useful. Thoroughly enjoyed this course and look forward to taking more with Rubin Thomlinson.

– Shelly Khushal, Human Rights Officer, York Region District School Board 

The knowledge obtained in this course will help our organization mitigate risk and solve problems.

– Brent Olynyk, CAO, RM of West St Paul

As an educator of more than 30 years, and having taken numerous professional learning courses, I can state with all sincerity that the Basic Workplace Investigations course was one of the best courses that I have taken. Interesting case studies, engaging presenters, and opportunities to share ideas with people from diverse professional backgrounds helped to create a fulsome conversation that allowed for a far greater understanding of the content. Thank you for the experience!

– Gene Doray, Principal, School District 83, North Okanagan-Shuswap

Rubin Thomlinson’s Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques course was an amazing experience. It really helped expand my understanding of how a workplace investigation is conducted, taught me insightful skills to be used during investigation interviews, and provided a clear understanding of how to write investigation reports. This three-day course was facilitated impeccably and kept me engaged the whole time. I would highly recommend taking this course and am looking forward to continuing my education through this firm’s course offerings.

– Jordyn Harpell, Labour Relations Coordinator, Faculty Relations Office, Queen’s University

This workshop should be mandatory training for anyone working in Human Resources. Investigators receive training that results in high quality investigation reports. If you are not an investigator, I also highly recommend this training as it supports you in ensuring your department processes throughout the investigation process — from evaluating an allegation that has been submitted to communicating findings—are of the highest quality and minimizes the risk you take with this work.

– John Wiedrick, District Principal of Human Resources, School District No.73

Christine and Cory were very knowledgeable and patient with the group. They listened to me speak and answered all of my questions. Even though we were attending the training remotely, the actors made it very realistic, as if it was a real investigation. I highly recommend the course with Rubin Thomlinson to others.

– Brenda Truong,Talent Associate/HR Generalist, ABC Technologies

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder and co-managing partner of Rubin Thomlinson LLP. With over 20 years of experience, she is a highly accomplished employment lawyer, one of the country’s foremost experts in workplace investigations, and a trusted advisor to senior human resource professionals.

Learn more about Christine here

Cory Boyd is a proficient and highly experienced workplace investigator and trainer. His fair, analytic approach adapts to the characteristics of every workplace he encounters, respecting each client’s unique workplace culture. Cory believes that, when done well, an investigation can truly and deeply improve an organization.

Learn more about Cory here.

Elizabeth Bingham has seven years of legal expertise, with a focus on criminal law. Her expertise includes cases with challenging factors — such as potentially contradictory evidence, reluctant interviewees, and the implications of disability, mental health, and class.

Learn more about Elizabeth here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$2600 (before tax) 

*A 10% discount is offered if you register 5 or more participants from the same organization at the same time.

DURATION
This is a three-day course.

Online runs from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m (EST/EDT).

In-person runs from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST/EDT).

PREREQUISITES
None.

IN-PERSON SESSIONS
Consistent with current public health guidelines, we are not currently requiring participants to be vaccinated to attend our in-person sessions. However, we will be monitoring the current public health situation closely and reserve the right to reinstitute a vaccine mandate at any time. Should we do so, we will be happy to transfer anyone registered for an in-person session who can no longer attend to one of our online sessions or defer in-person registration to a future session when the mandate is lifted.

If you have any questions, please email us here: training@rubinthomlinson.com

About this course

Human Resources Guide to Workplace InvestigationsIf a complaint of workplace harassment is made, do you know how to respond, investigate, and report on it — legally and correctly? If you don’t, you are not alone. This 3-day course is a crucial primer for today’s climate. Investigate mock complaints (inspired by our work across the country) from start to finish, build your investigation skills, and learn how to avoid costly pitfalls. The third day focuses on mastering report writing. 

Participants will also receive a copy of Human Resources Guide to Workplace Investigations, Second Editionthe definitive text authored by Janice Rubin and Christine Thomlinson. This will be shipped to participants upon completion of the course.

What you'll 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

In addition to reviewing the substantive basics associated with conducting a workplace investigation, participants are provided with the opportunity to experience a workplace investigation from initiation through to resolution. Through the use of actors and a prepared fact-pattern, complete with file documents and background materials, we simulate an actual investigation, including conducting interviews with the parties, witnesses and analysis of the evidence.  This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of workplace investigations, but to experience an investigation first-hand, with opportunities for participants to play the role of investigator.

Certification

This course is part of our Advanced Investigation Techniques Series. To receive the Advanced Investigation Certificate, complete the Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques course and all 3 of the following courses:

plus 1 of the following courses:

Accreditation

LSO Accreditation: This program is eligible for 17.5 Professionalism Hours  

Testimonials

The course was well organized. The cases and examples were relevant. The breakout groups were helpful and the hands on exercises were extremely useful. Thoroughly enjoyed this course and look forward to taking more with Rubin Thomlinson.

– Shelly Khushal, Human Rights Officer, York Region District School Board 

The knowledge obtained in this course will help our organization mitigate risk and solve problems.

– Brent Olynyk, CAO, RM of West St Paul

As an educator of more than 30 years, and having taken numerous professional learning courses, I can state with all sincerity that the Basic Workplace Investigations course was one of the best courses that I have taken. Interesting case studies, engaging presenters, and opportunities to share ideas with people from diverse professional backgrounds helped to create a fulsome conversation that allowed for a far greater understanding of the content. Thank you for the experience!

– Gene Doray, Principal, School District 83, North Okanagan-Shuswap

Rubin Thomlinson’s Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques course was an amazing experience. It really helped expand my understanding of how a workplace investigation is conducted, taught me insightful skills to be used during investigation interviews, and provided a clear understanding of how to write investigation reports. This three-day course was facilitated impeccably and kept me engaged the whole time. I would highly recommend taking this course and am looking forward to continuing my education through this firm’s course offerings.

– Jordyn Harpell, Labour Relations Coordinator, Faculty Relations Office, Queen’s University

This workshop should be mandatory training for anyone working in Human Resources. Investigators receive training that results in high quality investigation reports. If you are not an investigator, I also highly recommend this training as it supports you in ensuring your department processes throughout the investigation process — from evaluating an allegation that has been submitted to communicating findings—are of the highest quality and minimizes the risk you take with this work.

– John Wiedrick, District Principal of Human Resources, School District No.73

Christine and Cory were very knowledgeable and patient with the group. They listened to me speak and answered all of my questions. Even though we were attending the training remotely, the actors made it very realistic, as if it was a real investigation. I highly recommend the course with Rubin Thomlinson to others.

– Brenda Truong,Talent Associate/HR Generalist, ABC Technologies

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder and co-managing partner of Rubin Thomlinson LLP. With over 20 years of experience, she is a highly accomplished employment lawyer, one of the country’s foremost experts in workplace investigations, and a trusted advisor to senior human resource professionals.

Learn more about Christine here

Cory Boyd is a proficient and highly experienced workplace investigator and trainer. His fair, analytic approach adapts to the characteristics of every workplace he encounters, respecting each client’s unique workplace culture. Cory believes that, when done well, an investigation can truly and deeply improve an organization.

Learn more about Cory here.

Elizabeth Bingham has seven years of legal expertise, with a focus on criminal law. Her expertise includes cases with challenging factors — such as potentially contradictory evidence, reluctant interviewees, and the implications of disability, mental health, and class.

Learn more about Elizabeth here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$2600 (before tax) 

*A 10% discount is offered if you register 5 or more participants from the same organization at the same time.

DURATION
This is a three-day course.

Online runs from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m (EST/EDT).

In-person runs from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST/EDT).

PREREQUISITES
None.

IN-PERSON SESSIONS
Consistent with current public health guidelines, we are not currently requiring participants to be vaccinated to attend our in-person sessions. However, we will be monitoring the current public health situation closely and reserve the right to reinstitute a vaccine mandate at any time. Should we do so, we will be happy to transfer anyone registered for an in-person session who can no longer attend to one of our online sessions or defer in-person registration to a future session when the mandate is lifted.

If you have any questions, please email us here: training@rubinthomlinson.com

About this course

Human Resources Guide to Workplace InvestigationsIf a complaint of workplace harassment is made, do you know how to respond, investigate, and report on it — legally and correctly? If you don’t, you are not alone. This 3-day course is a crucial primer for today’s climate. Investigate mock complaints (inspired by our work across the country) from start to finish, build your investigation skills, and learn how to avoid costly pitfalls. The third day focuses on mastering report writing. 

Participants will also receive a copy of Human Resources Guide to Workplace Investigations, Second Editionthe definitive text authored by Janice Rubin and Christine Thomlinson. This will be shipped to participants upon completion of the course.

What you'll 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

In addition to reviewing the substantive basics associated with conducting a workplace investigation, participants are provided with the opportunity to experience a workplace investigation from initiation through to resolution. Through the use of actors and a prepared fact-pattern, complete with file documents and background materials, we simulate an actual investigation, including conducting interviews with the parties, witnesses and analysis of the evidence.  This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of workplace investigations, but to experience an investigation first-hand, with opportunities for participants to play the role of investigator.

Certification

This course is part of our Advanced Investigation Techniques Series. To receive the Advanced Investigation Certificate, complete the Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques course and all 3 of the following courses:

plus 1 of the following courses:

Accreditation

LSO Accreditation: This program is eligible for 17.5 Professionalism Hours  

Testimonials

The course was well organized. The cases and examples were relevant. The breakout groups were helpful and the hands on exercises were extremely useful. Thoroughly enjoyed this course and look forward to taking more with Rubin Thomlinson.

– Shelly Khushal, Human Rights Officer, York Region District School Board 

The knowledge obtained in this course will help our organization mitigate risk and solve problems.

– Brent Olynyk, CAO, RM of West St Paul

As an educator of more than 30 years, and having taken numerous professional learning courses, I can state with all sincerity that the Basic Workplace Investigations course was one of the best courses that I have taken. Interesting case studies, engaging presenters, and opportunities to share ideas with people from diverse professional backgrounds helped to create a fulsome conversation that allowed for a far greater understanding of the content. Thank you for the experience!

– Gene Doray, Principal, School District 83, North Okanagan-Shuswap

Rubin Thomlinson’s Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques course was an amazing experience. It really helped expand my understanding of how a workplace investigation is conducted, taught me insightful skills to be used during investigation interviews, and provided a clear understanding of how to write investigation reports. This three-day course was facilitated impeccably and kept me engaged the whole time. I would highly recommend taking this course and am looking forward to continuing my education through this firm’s course offerings.

– Jordyn Harpell, Labour Relations Coordinator, Faculty Relations Office, Queen’s University

This workshop should be mandatory training for anyone working in Human Resources. Investigators receive training that results in high quality investigation reports. If you are not an investigator, I also highly recommend this training as it supports you in ensuring your department processes throughout the investigation process — from evaluating an allegation that has been submitted to communicating findings—are of the highest quality and minimizes the risk you take with this work.

– John Wiedrick, District Principal of Human Resources, School District No.73

Christine and Cory were very knowledgeable and patient with the group. They listened to me speak and answered all of my questions. Even though we were attending the training remotely, the actors made it very realistic, as if it was a real investigation. I highly recommend the course with Rubin Thomlinson to others.

– Brenda Truong,Talent Associate/HR Generalist, ABC Technologies

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder and co-managing partner of Rubin Thomlinson LLP. With over 20 years of experience, she is a highly accomplished employment lawyer, one of the country’s foremost experts in workplace investigations, and a trusted advisor to senior human resource professionals.

Learn more about Christine here

Cory Boyd is a proficient and highly experienced workplace investigator and trainer. His fair, analytic approach adapts to the characteristics of every workplace he encounters, respecting each client’s unique workplace culture. Cory believes that, when done well, an investigation can truly and deeply improve an organization.

Learn more about Cory here.

Elizabeth Bingham has seven years of legal expertise, with a focus on criminal law. Her expertise includes cases with challenging factors — such as potentially contradictory evidence, reluctant interviewees, and the implications of disability, mental health, and class.

Learn more about Elizabeth here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$2600 (before tax) 

*A 10% discount is offered if you register 5 or more participants from the same organization at the same time.

DURATION
This is a three-day course.

Online runs from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m (EST/EDT).

In-person runs from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST/EDT).

PREREQUISITES
None.

IN-PERSON SESSIONS
Consistent with current public health guidelines, we are not currently requiring participants to be vaccinated to attend our in-person sessions. However, we will be monitoring the current public health situation closely and reserve the right to reinstitute a vaccine mandate at any time. Should we do so, we will be happy to transfer anyone registered for an in-person session who can no longer attend to one of our online sessions or defer in-person registration to a future session when the mandate is lifted.

If you have any questions, please email us here: training@rubinthomlinson.com

About this course

Human Resources Guide to Workplace InvestigationsIf a complaint of workplace harassment is made, do you know how to respond, investigate, and report on it — legally and correctly? If you don’t, you are not alone. This 3-day course is a crucial primer for today’s climate. Investigate mock complaints (inspired by our work across the country) from start to finish, build your investigation skills, and learn how to avoid costly pitfalls. The third day focuses on mastering report writing. 

Participants will also receive a copy of Human Resources Guide to Workplace Investigations, Second Editionthe definitive text authored by Janice Rubin and Christine Thomlinson. This will be shipped to participants upon completion of the course.

What you'll 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

In addition to reviewing the substantive basics associated with conducting a workplace investigation, participants are provided with the opportunity to experience a workplace investigation from initiation through to resolution. Through the use of actors and a prepared fact-pattern, complete with file documents and background materials, we simulate an actual investigation, including conducting interviews with the parties, witnesses and analysis of the evidence.  This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of workplace investigations, but to experience an investigation first-hand, with opportunities for participants to play the role of investigator.

Certification

This course is part of our Advanced Investigation Techniques Series. To receive the Advanced Investigation Certificate, complete the Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques course and all 3 of the following courses:

plus 1 of the following courses:

Accreditation

LSO Accreditation: This program is eligible for 17.5 Professionalism Hours  

Testimonials

The course was well organized. The cases and examples were relevant. The breakout groups were helpful and the hands on exercises were extremely useful. Thoroughly enjoyed this course and look forward to taking more with Rubin Thomlinson.

– Shelly Khushal, Human Rights Officer, York Region District School Board 

The knowledge obtained in this course will help our organization mitigate risk and solve problems.

– Brent Olynyk, CAO, RM of West St Paul

As an educator of more than 30 years, and having taken numerous professional learning courses, I can state with all sincerity that the Basic Workplace Investigations course was one of the best courses that I have taken. Interesting case studies, engaging presenters, and opportunities to share ideas with people from diverse professional backgrounds helped to create a fulsome conversation that allowed for a far greater understanding of the content. Thank you for the experience!

– Gene Doray, Principal, School District 83, North Okanagan-Shuswap

Rubin Thomlinson’s Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques course was an amazing experience. It really helped expand my understanding of how a workplace investigation is conducted, taught me insightful skills to be used during investigation interviews, and provided a clear understanding of how to write investigation reports. This three-day course was facilitated impeccably and kept me engaged the whole time. I would highly recommend taking this course and am looking forward to continuing my education through this firm’s course offerings.

– Jordyn Harpell, Labour Relations Coordinator, Faculty Relations Office, Queen’s University

This workshop should be mandatory training for anyone working in Human Resources. Investigators receive training that results in high quality investigation reports. If you are not an investigator, I also highly recommend this training as it supports you in ensuring your department processes throughout the investigation process — from evaluating an allegation that has been submitted to communicating findings—are of the highest quality and minimizes the risk you take with this work.

– John Wiedrick, District Principal of Human Resources, School District No.73

Christine and Cory were very knowledgeable and patient with the group. They listened to me speak and answered all of my questions. Even though we were attending the training remotely, the actors made it very realistic, as if it was a real investigation. I highly recommend the course with Rubin Thomlinson to others.

– Brenda Truong,Talent Associate/HR Generalist, ABC Technologies

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder and co-managing partner of Rubin Thomlinson LLP. With over 20 years of experience, she is a highly accomplished employment lawyer, one of the country’s foremost experts in workplace investigations, and a trusted advisor to senior human resource professionals.

Learn more about Christine here

Cory Boyd is a proficient and highly experienced workplace investigator and trainer. His fair, analytic approach adapts to the characteristics of every workplace he encounters, respecting each client’s unique workplace culture. Cory believes that, when done well, an investigation can truly and deeply improve an organization.

Learn more about Cory here.

Elizabeth Bingham has seven years of legal expertise, with a focus on criminal law. Her expertise includes cases with challenging factors — such as potentially contradictory evidence, reluctant interviewees, and the implications of disability, mental health, and class.

Learn more about Elizabeth here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$2600 (before tax) 

*A 10% discount is offered if you register 5 or more participants from the same organization at the same time.

DURATION
This is a three-day course.

Online runs from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m (EST/EDT).

In-person runs from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST/EDT).

PREREQUISITES
None.

IN-PERSON SESSIONS
Consistent with current public health guidelines, we are not currently requiring participants to be vaccinated to attend our in-person sessions. However, we will be monitoring the current public health situation closely and reserve the right to reinstitute a vaccine mandate at any time. Should we do so, we will be happy to transfer anyone registered for an in-person session who can no longer attend to one of our online sessions or defer in-person registration to a future session when the mandate is lifted.

If you have any questions, please email us here: training@rubinthomlinson.com

About this course

Human Resources Guide to Workplace InvestigationsIf a complaint of workplace harassment is made, do you know how to respond, investigate, and report on it — legally and correctly? If you don’t, you are not alone. This 3-day course is a crucial primer for today’s climate. Investigate mock complaints (inspired by our work across the country) from start to finish, build your investigation skills, and learn how to avoid costly pitfalls. The third day focuses on mastering report writing. 

Participants will also receive a copy of Human Resources Guide to Workplace Investigations, Second Editionthe definitive text authored by Janice Rubin and Christine Thomlinson. This will be shipped to participants upon completion of the course.

What you'll 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

In addition to reviewing the substantive basics associated with conducting a workplace investigation, participants are provided with the opportunity to experience a workplace investigation from initiation through to resolution. Through the use of actors and a prepared fact-pattern, complete with file documents and background materials, we simulate an actual investigation, including conducting interviews with the parties, witnesses and analysis of the evidence.  This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of workplace investigations, but to experience an investigation first-hand, with opportunities for participants to play the role of investigator.

Certification

This course is part of our Advanced Investigation Techniques Series. To receive the Advanced Investigation Certificate, complete the Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques course and all 3 of the following courses:

plus 1 of the following courses:

Accreditation

LSO Accreditation: This program is eligible for 17.5 Professionalism Hours  

Testimonials

The course was well organized. The cases and examples were relevant. The breakout groups were helpful and the hands on exercises were extremely useful. Thoroughly enjoyed this course and look forward to taking more with Rubin Thomlinson.

– Shelly Khushal, Human Rights Officer, York Region District School Board 

The knowledge obtained in this course will help our organization mitigate risk and solve problems.

– Brent Olynyk, CAO, RM of West St Paul

As an educator of more than 30 years, and having taken numerous professional learning courses, I can state with all sincerity that the Basic Workplace Investigations course was one of the best courses that I have taken. Interesting case studies, engaging presenters, and opportunities to share ideas with people from diverse professional backgrounds helped to create a fulsome conversation that allowed for a far greater understanding of the content. Thank you for the experience!

– Gene Doray, Principal, School District 83, North Okanagan-Shuswap

Rubin Thomlinson’s Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques course was an amazing experience. It really helped expand my understanding of how a workplace investigation is conducted, taught me insightful skills to be used during investigation interviews, and provided a clear understanding of how to write investigation reports. This three-day course was facilitated impeccably and kept me engaged the whole time. I would highly recommend taking this course and am looking forward to continuing my education through this firm’s course offerings.

– Jordyn Harpell, Labour Relations Coordinator, Faculty Relations Office, Queen’s University

This workshop should be mandatory training for anyone working in Human Resources. Investigators receive training that results in high quality investigation reports. If you are not an investigator, I also highly recommend this training as it supports you in ensuring your department processes throughout the investigation process — from evaluating an allegation that has been submitted to communicating findings—are of the highest quality and minimizes the risk you take with this work.

– John Wiedrick, District Principal of Human Resources, School District No.73

Christine and Cory were very knowledgeable and patient with the group. They listened to me speak and answered all of my questions. Even though we were attending the training remotely, the actors made it very realistic, as if it was a real investigation. I highly recommend the course with Rubin Thomlinson to others.

– Brenda Truong,Talent Associate/HR Generalist, ABC Technologies

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder and co-managing partner of Rubin Thomlinson LLP. With over 20 years of experience, she is a highly accomplished employment lawyer, one of the country’s foremost experts in workplace investigations, and a trusted advisor to senior human resource professionals.

Learn more about Christine here

Cory Boyd is a proficient and highly experienced workplace investigator and trainer. His fair, analytic approach adapts to the characteristics of every workplace he encounters, respecting each client’s unique workplace culture. Cory believes that, when done well, an investigation can truly and deeply improve an organization.

Learn more about Cory here.

Elizabeth Bingham has seven years of legal expertise, with a focus on criminal law. Her expertise includes cases with challenging factors — such as potentially contradictory evidence, reluctant interviewees, and the implications of disability, mental health, and class.

Learn more about Elizabeth here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$2600 (before tax) 

*A 10% discount is offered if you register 5 or more participants from the same organization at the same time.

DURATION
This is a three-day course.

Online runs from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m (EST/EDT).

In-person runs from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST/EDT).

PREREQUISITES
None.

IN-PERSON SESSIONS
Consistent with current public health guidelines, we are not currently requiring participants to be vaccinated to attend our in-person sessions. However, we will be monitoring the current public health situation closely and reserve the right to reinstitute a vaccine mandate at any time. Should we do so, we will be happy to transfer anyone registered for an in-person session who can no longer attend to one of our online sessions or defer in-person registration to a future session when the mandate is lifted.

If you have any questions, please email us here: training@rubinthomlinson.com

About this course

Human Resources Guide to Workplace InvestigationsIf a complaint of workplace harassment is made, do you know how to respond, investigate, and report on it — legally and correctly? If you don’t, you are not alone. This 3-day course is a crucial primer for today’s climate. Investigate mock complaints (inspired by our work across the country) from start to finish, build your investigation skills, and learn how to avoid costly pitfalls. The third day focuses on mastering report writing. 

Participants will also receive a copy of Human Resources Guide to Workplace Investigations, Second Editionthe definitive text authored by Janice Rubin and Christine Thomlinson. This will be shipped to participants upon completion of the course.

What you'll 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

In addition to reviewing the substantive basics associated with conducting a workplace investigation, participants are provided with the opportunity to experience a workplace investigation from initiation through to resolution. Through the use of actors and a prepared fact-pattern, complete with file documents and background materials, we simulate an actual investigation, including conducting interviews with the parties, witnesses and analysis of the evidence.  This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of workplace investigations, but to experience an investigation first-hand, with opportunities for participants to play the role of investigator.

Certification

This course is part of our Advanced Investigation Techniques Series. To receive the Advanced Investigation Certificate, complete the Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques course and all 3 of the following courses:

plus 1 of the following courses:

Accreditation

LSO Accreditation: This program is eligible for 17.5 Professionalism Hours  

Testimonials

The course was well organized. The cases and examples were relevant. The breakout groups were helpful and the hands on exercises were extremely useful. Thoroughly enjoyed this course and look forward to taking more with Rubin Thomlinson.

– Shelly Khushal, Human Rights Officer, York Region District School Board 

The knowledge obtained in this course will help our organization mitigate risk and solve problems.

– Brent Olynyk, CAO, RM of West St Paul

As an educator of more than 30 years, and having taken numerous professional learning courses, I can state with all sincerity that the Basic Workplace Investigations course was one of the best courses that I have taken. Interesting case studies, engaging presenters, and opportunities to share ideas with people from diverse professional backgrounds helped to create a fulsome conversation that allowed for a far greater understanding of the content. Thank you for the experience!

– Gene Doray, Principal, School District 83, North Okanagan-Shuswap

Rubin Thomlinson’s Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques course was an amazing experience. It really helped expand my understanding of how a workplace investigation is conducted, taught me insightful skills to be used during investigation interviews, and provided a clear understanding of how to write investigation reports. This three-day course was facilitated impeccably and kept me engaged the whole time. I would highly recommend taking this course and am looking forward to continuing my education through this firm’s course offerings.

– Jordyn Harpell, Labour Relations Coordinator, Faculty Relations Office, Queen’s University

This workshop should be mandatory training for anyone working in Human Resources. Investigators receive training that results in high quality investigation reports. If you are not an investigator, I also highly recommend this training as it supports you in ensuring your department processes throughout the investigation process — from evaluating an allegation that has been submitted to communicating findings—are of the highest quality and minimizes the risk you take with this work.

– John Wiedrick, District Principal of Human Resources, School District No.73

Christine and Cory were very knowledgeable and patient with the group. They listened to me speak and answered all of my questions. Even though we were attending the training remotely, the actors made it very realistic, as if it was a real investigation. I highly recommend the course with Rubin Thomlinson to others.

– Brenda Truong,Talent Associate/HR Generalist, ABC Technologies

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder and co-managing partner of Rubin Thomlinson LLP. With over 20 years of experience, she is a highly accomplished employment lawyer, one of the country’s foremost experts in workplace investigations, and a trusted advisor to senior human resource professionals.

Learn more about Christine here

Cory Boyd is a proficient and highly experienced workplace investigator and trainer. His fair, analytic approach adapts to the characteristics of every workplace he encounters, respecting each client’s unique workplace culture. Cory believes that, when done well, an investigation can truly and deeply improve an organization.

Learn more about Cory here.

Elizabeth Bingham has seven years of legal expertise, with a focus on criminal law. Her expertise includes cases with challenging factors — such as potentially contradictory evidence, reluctant interviewees, and the implications of disability, mental health, and class.

Learn more about Elizabeth here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$2600 (before tax) 

*A 10% discount is offered if you register 5 or more participants from the same organization at the same time.

DURATION
This is a three-day course.

Online runs from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m (EST/EDT).

In-person runs from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST/EDT).

PREREQUISITES
None.

IN-PERSON SESSIONS
Consistent with current public health guidelines, we are not currently requiring participants to be vaccinated to attend our in-person sessions. However, we will be monitoring the current public health situation closely and reserve the right to reinstitute a vaccine mandate at any time. Should we do so, we will be happy to transfer anyone registered for an in-person session who can no longer attend to one of our online sessions or defer in-person registration to a future session when the mandate is lifted.

If you have any questions, please email us here: training@rubinthomlinson.com

About this course

Human Resources Guide to Workplace InvestigationsIf a complaint of workplace harassment is made, do you know how to respond, investigate, and report on it — legally and correctly? If you don’t, you are not alone. This 3-day course is a crucial primer for today’s climate. Investigate mock complaints (inspired by our work across the country) from start to finish, build your investigation skills, and learn how to avoid costly pitfalls. The third day focuses on mastering report writing. 

Participants will also receive a copy of Human Resources Guide to Workplace Investigations, Second Editionthe definitive text authored by Janice Rubin and Christine Thomlinson. This will be shipped to participants upon completion of the course.

What you'll 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

In addition to reviewing the substantive basics associated with conducting a workplace investigation, participants are provided with the opportunity to experience a workplace investigation from initiation through to resolution. Through the use of actors and a prepared fact-pattern, complete with file documents and background materials, we simulate an actual investigation, including conducting interviews with the parties, witnesses and analysis of the evidence.  This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of workplace investigations, but to experience an investigation first-hand, with opportunities for participants to play the role of investigator.

Certification

This course is part of our Advanced Investigation Techniques Series. To receive the Advanced Investigation Certificate, complete the Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques course and all 3 of the following courses:

plus 1 of the following courses:

Accreditation

LSO Accreditation: This program is eligible for 17.5 Professionalism Hours  

Testimonials

The course was well organized. The cases and examples were relevant. The breakout groups were helpful and the hands on exercises were extremely useful. Thoroughly enjoyed this course and look forward to taking more with Rubin Thomlinson.

– Shelly Khushal, Human Rights Officer, York Region District School Board 

The knowledge obtained in this course will help our organization mitigate risk and solve problems.

– Brent Olynyk, CAO, RM of West St Paul

As an educator of more than 30 years, and having taken numerous professional learning courses, I can state with all sincerity that the Basic Workplace Investigations course was one of the best courses that I have taken. Interesting case studies, engaging presenters, and opportunities to share ideas with people from diverse professional backgrounds helped to create a fulsome conversation that allowed for a far greater understanding of the content. Thank you for the experience!

– Gene Doray, Principal, School District 83, North Okanagan-Shuswap

Rubin Thomlinson’s Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques course was an amazing experience. It really helped expand my understanding of how a workplace investigation is conducted, taught me insightful skills to be used during investigation interviews, and provided a clear understanding of how to write investigation reports. This three-day course was facilitated impeccably and kept me engaged the whole time. I would highly recommend taking this course and am looking forward to continuing my education through this firm’s course offerings.

– Jordyn Harpell, Labour Relations Coordinator, Faculty Relations Office, Queen’s University

This workshop should be mandatory training for anyone working in Human Resources. Investigators receive training that results in high quality investigation reports. If you are not an investigator, I also highly recommend this training as it supports you in ensuring your department processes throughout the investigation process — from evaluating an allegation that has been submitted to communicating findings—are of the highest quality and minimizes the risk you take with this work.

– John Wiedrick, District Principal of Human Resources, School District No.73

Christine and Cory were very knowledgeable and patient with the group. They listened to me speak and answered all of my questions. Even though we were attending the training remotely, the actors made it very realistic, as if it was a real investigation. I highly recommend the course with Rubin Thomlinson to others.

– Brenda Truong,Talent Associate/HR Generalist, ABC Technologies

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder and co-managing partner of Rubin Thomlinson LLP. With over 20 years of experience, she is a highly accomplished employment lawyer, one of the country’s foremost experts in workplace investigations, and a trusted advisor to senior human resource professionals.

Learn more about Christine here

Cory Boyd is a proficient and highly experienced workplace investigator and trainer. His fair, analytic approach adapts to the characteristics of every workplace he encounters, respecting each client’s unique workplace culture. Cory believes that, when done well, an investigation can truly and deeply improve an organization.

Learn more about Cory here.

Elizabeth Bingham has seven years of legal expertise, with a focus on criminal law. Her expertise includes cases with challenging factors — such as potentially contradictory evidence, reluctant interviewees, and the implications of disability, mental health, and class.

Learn more about Elizabeth here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$2600 (before tax) 

*A 10% discount is offered if you register 5 or more participants from the same organization at the same time.

DURATION
This is a three-day course.

Online runs from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m (EST/EDT).

In-person runs from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST/EDT).

PREREQUISITES
None.

IN-PERSON SESSIONS
Consistent with current public health guidelines, we are not currently requiring participants to be vaccinated to attend our in-person sessions. However, we will be monitoring the current public health situation closely and reserve the right to reinstitute a vaccine mandate at any time. Should we do so, we will be happy to transfer anyone registered for an in-person session who can no longer attend to one of our online sessions or defer in-person registration to a future session when the mandate is lifted.

If you have any questions, please email us here: training@rubinthomlinson.com

About this course

Human Resources Guide to Workplace InvestigationsIf a complaint of workplace harassment is made, do you know how to respond, investigate, and report on it — legally and correctly? If you don’t, you are not alone. This 3-day course is a crucial primer for today’s climate. Investigate mock complaints (inspired by our work across the country) from start to finish, build your investigation skills, and learn how to avoid costly pitfalls. The third day focuses on mastering report writing. 

Participants will also receive a copy of Human Resources Guide to Workplace Investigations, Second Editionthe definitive text authored by Janice Rubin and Christine Thomlinson. This will be shipped to participants upon completion of the course.

What you'll 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

In addition to reviewing the substantive basics associated with conducting a workplace investigation, participants are provided with the opportunity to experience a workplace investigation from initiation through to resolution. Through the use of actors and a prepared fact-pattern, complete with file documents and background materials, we simulate an actual investigation, including conducting interviews with the parties, witnesses and analysis of the evidence.  This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of workplace investigations, but to experience an investigation first-hand, with opportunities for participants to play the role of investigator.

Certification

This course is part of our Advanced Investigation Techniques Series. To receive the Advanced Investigation Certificate, complete the Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques course and all 3 of the following courses:

plus 1 of the following courses:

Accreditation

LSO Accreditation: This program is eligible for 17.5 Professionalism Hours  

Testimonials

The course was well organized. The cases and examples were relevant. The breakout groups were helpful and the hands on exercises were extremely useful. Thoroughly enjoyed this course and look forward to taking more with Rubin Thomlinson.

– Shelly Khushal, Human Rights Officer, York Region District School Board 

The knowledge obtained in this course will help our organization mitigate risk and solve problems.

– Brent Olynyk, CAO, RM of West St Paul

As an educator of more than 30 years, and having taken numerous professional learning courses, I can state with all sincerity that the Basic Workplace Investigations course was one of the best courses that I have taken. Interesting case studies, engaging presenters, and opportunities to share ideas with people from diverse professional backgrounds helped to create a fulsome conversation that allowed for a far greater understanding of the content. Thank you for the experience!

– Gene Doray, Principal, School District 83, North Okanagan-Shuswap

Rubin Thomlinson’s Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques course was an amazing experience. It really helped expand my understanding of how a workplace investigation is conducted, taught me insightful skills to be used during investigation interviews, and provided a clear understanding of how to write investigation reports. This three-day course was facilitated impeccably and kept me engaged the whole time. I would highly recommend taking this course and am looking forward to continuing my education through this firm’s course offerings.

– Jordyn Harpell, Labour Relations Coordinator, Faculty Relations Office, Queen’s University

This workshop should be mandatory training for anyone working in Human Resources. Investigators receive training that results in high quality investigation reports. If you are not an investigator, I also highly recommend this training as it supports you in ensuring your department processes throughout the investigation process — from evaluating an allegation that has been submitted to communicating findings—are of the highest quality and minimizes the risk you take with this work.

– John Wiedrick, District Principal of Human Resources, School District No.73

Christine and Cory were very knowledgeable and patient with the group. They listened to me speak and answered all of my questions. Even though we were attending the training remotely, the actors made it very realistic, as if it was a real investigation. I highly recommend the course with Rubin Thomlinson to others.

– Brenda Truong,Talent Associate/HR Generalist, ABC Technologies

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder and co-managing partner of Rubin Thomlinson LLP. With over 20 years of experience, she is a highly accomplished employment lawyer, one of the country’s foremost experts in workplace investigations, and a trusted advisor to senior human resource professionals.

Learn more about Christine here

Cory Boyd is a proficient and highly experienced workplace investigator and trainer. His fair, analytic approach adapts to the characteristics of every workplace he encounters, respecting each client’s unique workplace culture. Cory believes that, when done well, an investigation can truly and deeply improve an organization.

Learn more about Cory here.

Elizabeth Bingham has seven years of legal expertise, with a focus on criminal law. Her expertise includes cases with challenging factors — such as potentially contradictory evidence, reluctant interviewees, and the implications of disability, mental health, and class.

Learn more about Elizabeth here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$2600 (before tax) 

*A 10% discount is offered if you register 5 or more participants from the same organization at the same time.

DURATION
This is a three-day course.

Online runs from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m (EST/EDT).

In-person runs from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST/EDT).

PREREQUISITES
None.

IN-PERSON SESSIONS
Consistent with current public health guidelines, we are not currently requiring participants to be vaccinated to attend our in-person sessions. However, we will be monitoring the current public health situation closely and reserve the right to reinstitute a vaccine mandate at any time. Should we do so, we will be happy to transfer anyone registered for an in-person session who can no longer attend to one of our online sessions or defer in-person registration to a future session when the mandate is lifted.

If you have any questions, please email us here: training@rubinthomlinson.com

About this course

Human Resources Guide to Workplace InvestigationsIf a complaint of workplace harassment is made, do you know how to respond, investigate, and report on it — legally and correctly? If you don’t, you are not alone. This 3-day course is a crucial primer for today’s climate. Investigate mock complaints (inspired by our work across the country) from start to finish, build your investigation skills, and learn how to avoid costly pitfalls. The third day focuses on mastering report writing. 

Participants will also receive a copy of Human Resources Guide to Workplace Investigations, Second Editionthe definitive text authored by Janice Rubin and Christine Thomlinson. This will be shipped to participants upon completion of the course.

What you'll 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

In addition to reviewing the substantive basics associated with conducting a workplace investigation, participants are provided with the opportunity to experience a workplace investigation from initiation through to resolution. Through the use of actors and a prepared fact-pattern, complete with file documents and background materials, we simulate an actual investigation, including conducting interviews with the parties, witnesses and analysis of the evidence.  This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of workplace investigations, but to experience an investigation first-hand, with opportunities for participants to play the role of investigator.

Certification

This course is part of our Advanced Investigation Techniques Series. To receive the Advanced Investigation Certificate, complete the Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques course and all 3 of the following courses:

plus 1 of the following courses:

Accreditation

LSO Accreditation: This program is eligible for 17.5 Professionalism Hours  

Testimonials

The course was well organized. The cases and examples were relevant. The breakout groups were helpful and the hands on exercises were extremely useful. Thoroughly enjoyed this course and look forward to taking more with Rubin Thomlinson.

– Shelly Khushal, Human Rights Officer, York Region District School Board 

The knowledge obtained in this course will help our organization mitigate risk and solve problems.

– Brent Olynyk, CAO, RM of West St Paul

As an educator of more than 30 years, and having taken numerous professional learning courses, I can state with all sincerity that the Basic Workplace Investigations course was one of the best courses that I have taken. Interesting case studies, engaging presenters, and opportunities to share ideas with people from diverse professional backgrounds helped to create a fulsome conversation that allowed for a far greater understanding of the content. Thank you for the experience!

– Gene Doray, Principal, School District 83, North Okanagan-Shuswap

Rubin Thomlinson’s Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques course was an amazing experience. It really helped expand my understanding of how a workplace investigation is conducted, taught me insightful skills to be used during investigation interviews, and provided a clear understanding of how to write investigation reports. This three-day course was facilitated impeccably and kept me engaged the whole time. I would highly recommend taking this course and am looking forward to continuing my education through this firm’s course offerings.

– Jordyn Harpell, Labour Relations Coordinator, Faculty Relations Office, Queen’s University

This workshop should be mandatory training for anyone working in Human Resources. Investigators receive training that results in high quality investigation reports. If you are not an investigator, I also highly recommend this training as it supports you in ensuring your department processes throughout the investigation process — from evaluating an allegation that has been submitted to communicating findings—are of the highest quality and minimizes the risk you take with this work.

– John Wiedrick, District Principal of Human Resources, School District No.73

Christine and Cory were very knowledgeable and patient with the group. They listened to me speak and answered all of my questions. Even though we were attending the training remotely, the actors made it very realistic, as if it was a real investigation. I highly recommend the course with Rubin Thomlinson to others.

– Brenda Truong,Talent Associate/HR Generalist, ABC Technologies

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder and co-managing partner of Rubin Thomlinson LLP. With over 20 years of experience, she is a highly accomplished employment lawyer, one of the country’s foremost experts in workplace investigations, and a trusted advisor to senior human resource professionals.

Learn more about Christine here

Cory Boyd is a proficient and highly experienced workplace investigator and trainer. His fair, analytic approach adapts to the characteristics of every workplace he encounters, respecting each client’s unique workplace culture. Cory believes that, when done well, an investigation can truly and deeply improve an organization.

Learn more about Cory here.

Elizabeth Bingham has seven years of legal expertise, with a focus on criminal law. Her expertise includes cases with challenging factors — such as potentially contradictory evidence, reluctant interviewees, and the implications of disability, mental health, and class.

Learn more about Elizabeth here.

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