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Workplace Investigation Fundamentals

Course details

*Previously known as "Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques," the workshop's content remains unchanged.

COURSE FEE
$2850 (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.

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 principals 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 and 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 Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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

This practical, well-structured course enhanced my knowledge and expertise concerning workplace investigations. The instructor very effectively tailored her teaching and responses to individuals with sector-specific inquiries, while also making them applicable for participants in different sectors. The material was efficiently delivered with maximum value.

– Benjamin Gillard, Member of Diocesan Response Team, Anglican Diocese of Toronto 

The Workplace Investigation Fundamentals workshop should be a mandatory course for anyone who is in a position where they may be asked to conduct workplace investigations of any kind. The foundational course provides a very useful set of guidelines and framework to complete fair, objective, and timely investigation reports.

– Alex Castley, Assistant Director, Human Resources, University of Northern British Columbia.

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 

As an educator of more than 30 years, and having taken numerous professional learning courses, I can state with all sincerity that the Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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 Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder of Rubin Thomlinson LLP and the Managing Director of RT Workplace Training Inc. 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 co-managing partner of Rubin Thomlinson LLP. With over 20 years of experience, he is a highly accomplished workplace investigator and trainer. His fair, analytical approach adapts to the characteristics of every workplace he encounters, respecting each client’s unique workplace culture. Cory believes that a well-done investigation can truly and deeply improve an organization.

Learn more about Cory here.

Elizabeth Bingham is a partner at Rubin Thomlinson LLP. She 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.

Dana J. Campbell-Stevens is a workplace investigator, trainer, and mediator at Rubin Thomlinson. She comes to RT with over 10 years’ combined experience in Ontario and the Caribbean. With a background in litigation and mediation, Dana has excellent investigative and fact-finding skills, along with the ability to handle emotionally-charged situations. She takes pride in being fair and respectful and remains impartial and objective regardless of the matter she is investigating. This approach inspires the trust and confidence of all sides, creating a comfortable environment where everyone feels free to share relevant information.

Learn more about Dana here.

Course details

*Previously known as "Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques," the workshop's content remains unchanged.

COURSE FEE
$2850 (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.

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 principals 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 and 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 Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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

This practical, well-structured course enhanced my knowledge and expertise concerning workplace investigations. The instructor very effectively tailored her teaching and responses to individuals with sector-specific inquiries, while also making them applicable for participants in different sectors. The material was efficiently delivered with maximum value.

– Benjamin Gillard, Member of Diocesan Response Team, Anglican Diocese of Toronto 

The Workplace Investigation Fundamentals workshop should be a mandatory course for anyone who is in a position where they may be asked to conduct workplace investigations of any kind. The foundational course provides a very useful set of guidelines and framework to complete fair, objective, and timely investigation reports.

– Alex Castley, Assistant Director, Human Resources, University of Northern British Columbia.

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 

As an educator of more than 30 years, and having taken numerous professional learning courses, I can state with all sincerity that the Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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 Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder of Rubin Thomlinson LLP and the Managing Director of RT Workplace Training Inc. 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 co-managing partner of Rubin Thomlinson LLP. With over 20 years of experience, he is a highly accomplished workplace investigator and trainer. His fair, analytical approach adapts to the characteristics of every workplace he encounters, respecting each client’s unique workplace culture. Cory believes that a well-done investigation can truly and deeply improve an organization.

Learn more about Cory here.

Elizabeth Bingham is a partner at Rubin Thomlinson LLP. She 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.

Dana J. Campbell-Stevens is a workplace investigator, trainer, and mediator at Rubin Thomlinson. She comes to RT with over 10 years’ combined experience in Ontario and the Caribbean. With a background in litigation and mediation, Dana has excellent investigative and fact-finding skills, along with the ability to handle emotionally-charged situations. She takes pride in being fair and respectful and remains impartial and objective regardless of the matter she is investigating. This approach inspires the trust and confidence of all sides, creating a comfortable environment where everyone feels free to share relevant information.

Learn more about Dana here.

Course details

*Previously known as "Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques," the workshop's content remains unchanged.

COURSE FEE
$2850 (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.

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 principals 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 and 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 Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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

This practical, well-structured course enhanced my knowledge and expertise concerning workplace investigations. The instructor very effectively tailored her teaching and responses to individuals with sector-specific inquiries, while also making them applicable for participants in different sectors. The material was efficiently delivered with maximum value.

– Benjamin Gillard, Member of Diocesan Response Team, Anglican Diocese of Toronto 

The Workplace Investigation Fundamentals workshop should be a mandatory course for anyone who is in a position where they may be asked to conduct workplace investigations of any kind. The foundational course provides a very useful set of guidelines and framework to complete fair, objective, and timely investigation reports.

– Alex Castley, Assistant Director, Human Resources, University of Northern British Columbia.

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 

As an educator of more than 30 years, and having taken numerous professional learning courses, I can state with all sincerity that the Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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 Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder of Rubin Thomlinson LLP and the Managing Director of RT Workplace Training Inc. 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 co-managing partner of Rubin Thomlinson LLP. With over 20 years of experience, he is a highly accomplished workplace investigator and trainer. His fair, analytical approach adapts to the characteristics of every workplace he encounters, respecting each client’s unique workplace culture. Cory believes that a well-done investigation can truly and deeply improve an organization.

Learn more about Cory here.

Elizabeth Bingham is a partner at Rubin Thomlinson LLP. She 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.

Dana J. Campbell-Stevens is a workplace investigator, trainer, and mediator at Rubin Thomlinson. She comes to RT with over 10 years’ combined experience in Ontario and the Caribbean. With a background in litigation and mediation, Dana has excellent investigative and fact-finding skills, along with the ability to handle emotionally-charged situations. She takes pride in being fair and respectful and remains impartial and objective regardless of the matter she is investigating. This approach inspires the trust and confidence of all sides, creating a comfortable environment where everyone feels free to share relevant information.

Learn more about Dana here.

Course details

*Previously known as "Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques," the workshop's content remains unchanged.

COURSE FEE
$2850 (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.

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 principals 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 and 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 Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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

This practical, well-structured course enhanced my knowledge and expertise concerning workplace investigations. The instructor very effectively tailored her teaching and responses to individuals with sector-specific inquiries, while also making them applicable for participants in different sectors. The material was efficiently delivered with maximum value.

– Benjamin Gillard, Member of Diocesan Response Team, Anglican Diocese of Toronto 

The Workplace Investigation Fundamentals workshop should be a mandatory course for anyone who is in a position where they may be asked to conduct workplace investigations of any kind. The foundational course provides a very useful set of guidelines and framework to complete fair, objective, and timely investigation reports.

– Alex Castley, Assistant Director, Human Resources, University of Northern British Columbia.

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 

As an educator of more than 30 years, and having taken numerous professional learning courses, I can state with all sincerity that the Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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 Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder of Rubin Thomlinson LLP and the Managing Director of RT Workplace Training Inc. 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 co-managing partner of Rubin Thomlinson LLP. With over 20 years of experience, he is a highly accomplished workplace investigator and trainer. His fair, analytical approach adapts to the characteristics of every workplace he encounters, respecting each client’s unique workplace culture. Cory believes that a well-done investigation can truly and deeply improve an organization.

Learn more about Cory here.

Elizabeth Bingham is a partner at Rubin Thomlinson LLP. She 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.

Dana J. Campbell-Stevens is a workplace investigator, trainer, and mediator at Rubin Thomlinson. She comes to RT with over 10 years’ combined experience in Ontario and the Caribbean. With a background in litigation and mediation, Dana has excellent investigative and fact-finding skills, along with the ability to handle emotionally-charged situations. She takes pride in being fair and respectful and remains impartial and objective regardless of the matter she is investigating. This approach inspires the trust and confidence of all sides, creating a comfortable environment where everyone feels free to share relevant information.

Learn more about Dana here.

Course details

*Previously known as "Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques," the workshop's content remains unchanged.

COURSE FEE
$2850 (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.

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 principals 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 and 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 Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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

This practical, well-structured course enhanced my knowledge and expertise concerning workplace investigations. The instructor very effectively tailored her teaching and responses to individuals with sector-specific inquiries, while also making them applicable for participants in different sectors. The material was efficiently delivered with maximum value.

– Benjamin Gillard, Member of Diocesan Response Team, Anglican Diocese of Toronto 

The Workplace Investigation Fundamentals workshop should be a mandatory course for anyone who is in a position where they may be asked to conduct workplace investigations of any kind. The foundational course provides a very useful set of guidelines and framework to complete fair, objective, and timely investigation reports.

– Alex Castley, Assistant Director, Human Resources, University of Northern British Columbia.

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 

As an educator of more than 30 years, and having taken numerous professional learning courses, I can state with all sincerity that the Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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 Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder of Rubin Thomlinson LLP and the Managing Director of RT Workplace Training Inc. 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 co-managing partner of Rubin Thomlinson LLP. With over 20 years of experience, he is a highly accomplished workplace investigator and trainer. His fair, analytical approach adapts to the characteristics of every workplace he encounters, respecting each client’s unique workplace culture. Cory believes that a well-done investigation can truly and deeply improve an organization.

Learn more about Cory here.

Elizabeth Bingham is a partner at Rubin Thomlinson LLP. She 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.

Dana J. Campbell-Stevens is a workplace investigator, trainer, and mediator at Rubin Thomlinson. She comes to RT with over 10 years’ combined experience in Ontario and the Caribbean. With a background in litigation and mediation, Dana has excellent investigative and fact-finding skills, along with the ability to handle emotionally-charged situations. She takes pride in being fair and respectful and remains impartial and objective regardless of the matter she is investigating. This approach inspires the trust and confidence of all sides, creating a comfortable environment where everyone feels free to share relevant information.

Learn more about Dana here.

Course details

*Previously known as "Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques," the workshop's content remains unchanged.

COURSE FEE
$2850 (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.

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 principals 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 and 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 Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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

This practical, well-structured course enhanced my knowledge and expertise concerning workplace investigations. The instructor very effectively tailored her teaching and responses to individuals with sector-specific inquiries, while also making them applicable for participants in different sectors. The material was efficiently delivered with maximum value.

– Benjamin Gillard, Member of Diocesan Response Team, Anglican Diocese of Toronto 

The Workplace Investigation Fundamentals workshop should be a mandatory course for anyone who is in a position where they may be asked to conduct workplace investigations of any kind. The foundational course provides a very useful set of guidelines and framework to complete fair, objective, and timely investigation reports.

– Alex Castley, Assistant Director, Human Resources, University of Northern British Columbia.

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 

As an educator of more than 30 years, and having taken numerous professional learning courses, I can state with all sincerity that the Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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 Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder of Rubin Thomlinson LLP and the Managing Director of RT Workplace Training Inc. 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 co-managing partner of Rubin Thomlinson LLP. With over 20 years of experience, he is a highly accomplished workplace investigator and trainer. His fair, analytical approach adapts to the characteristics of every workplace he encounters, respecting each client’s unique workplace culture. Cory believes that a well-done investigation can truly and deeply improve an organization.

Learn more about Cory here.

Elizabeth Bingham is a partner at Rubin Thomlinson LLP. She 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.

Dana J. Campbell-Stevens is a workplace investigator, trainer, and mediator at Rubin Thomlinson. She comes to RT with over 10 years’ combined experience in Ontario and the Caribbean. With a background in litigation and mediation, Dana has excellent investigative and fact-finding skills, along with the ability to handle emotionally-charged situations. She takes pride in being fair and respectful and remains impartial and objective regardless of the matter she is investigating. This approach inspires the trust and confidence of all sides, creating a comfortable environment where everyone feels free to share relevant information.

Learn more about Dana here.

Course details

*Previously known as "Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques," the workshop's content remains unchanged.

COURSE FEE
$2850 (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.

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 principals 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 and 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 Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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

This practical, well-structured course enhanced my knowledge and expertise concerning workplace investigations. The instructor very effectively tailored her teaching and responses to individuals with sector-specific inquiries, while also making them applicable for participants in different sectors. The material was efficiently delivered with maximum value.

– Benjamin Gillard, Member of Diocesan Response Team, Anglican Diocese of Toronto 

The Workplace Investigation Fundamentals workshop should be a mandatory course for anyone who is in a position where they may be asked to conduct workplace investigations of any kind. The foundational course provides a very useful set of guidelines and framework to complete fair, objective, and timely investigation reports.

– Alex Castley, Assistant Director, Human Resources, University of Northern British Columbia.

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 

As an educator of more than 30 years, and having taken numerous professional learning courses, I can state with all sincerity that the Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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 Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder of Rubin Thomlinson LLP and the Managing Director of RT Workplace Training Inc. 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 co-managing partner of Rubin Thomlinson LLP. With over 20 years of experience, he is a highly accomplished workplace investigator and trainer. His fair, analytical approach adapts to the characteristics of every workplace he encounters, respecting each client’s unique workplace culture. Cory believes that a well-done investigation can truly and deeply improve an organization.

Learn more about Cory here.

Elizabeth Bingham is a partner at Rubin Thomlinson LLP. She 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.

Dana J. Campbell-Stevens is a workplace investigator, trainer, and mediator at Rubin Thomlinson. She comes to RT with over 10 years’ combined experience in Ontario and the Caribbean. With a background in litigation and mediation, Dana has excellent investigative and fact-finding skills, along with the ability to handle emotionally-charged situations. She takes pride in being fair and respectful and remains impartial and objective regardless of the matter she is investigating. This approach inspires the trust and confidence of all sides, creating a comfortable environment where everyone feels free to share relevant information.

Learn more about Dana here.

Course details

*Previously known as "Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques," the workshop's content remains unchanged.

COURSE FEE
$2850 (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.

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 principals 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 and 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 Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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

This practical, well-structured course enhanced my knowledge and expertise concerning workplace investigations. The instructor very effectively tailored her teaching and responses to individuals with sector-specific inquiries, while also making them applicable for participants in different sectors. The material was efficiently delivered with maximum value.

– Benjamin Gillard, Member of Diocesan Response Team, Anglican Diocese of Toronto 

The Workplace Investigation Fundamentals workshop should be a mandatory course for anyone who is in a position where they may be asked to conduct workplace investigations of any kind. The foundational course provides a very useful set of guidelines and framework to complete fair, objective, and timely investigation reports.

– Alex Castley, Assistant Director, Human Resources, University of Northern British Columbia.

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 

As an educator of more than 30 years, and having taken numerous professional learning courses, I can state with all sincerity that the Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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 Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder of Rubin Thomlinson LLP and the Managing Director of RT Workplace Training Inc. 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 co-managing partner of Rubin Thomlinson LLP. With over 20 years of experience, he is a highly accomplished workplace investigator and trainer. His fair, analytical approach adapts to the characteristics of every workplace he encounters, respecting each client’s unique workplace culture. Cory believes that a well-done investigation can truly and deeply improve an organization.

Learn more about Cory here.

Elizabeth Bingham is a partner at Rubin Thomlinson LLP. She 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.

Dana J. Campbell-Stevens is a workplace investigator, trainer, and mediator at Rubin Thomlinson. She comes to RT with over 10 years’ combined experience in Ontario and the Caribbean. With a background in litigation and mediation, Dana has excellent investigative and fact-finding skills, along with the ability to handle emotionally-charged situations. She takes pride in being fair and respectful and remains impartial and objective regardless of the matter she is investigating. This approach inspires the trust and confidence of all sides, creating a comfortable environment where everyone feels free to share relevant information.

Learn more about Dana here.

Course details

*Previously known as "Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques," the workshop's content remains unchanged.

COURSE FEE
$2850 (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.

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 principals 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 and 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 Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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

This practical, well-structured course enhanced my knowledge and expertise concerning workplace investigations. The instructor very effectively tailored her teaching and responses to individuals with sector-specific inquiries, while also making them applicable for participants in different sectors. The material was efficiently delivered with maximum value.

– Benjamin Gillard, Member of Diocesan Response Team, Anglican Diocese of Toronto 

The Workplace Investigation Fundamentals workshop should be a mandatory course for anyone who is in a position where they may be asked to conduct workplace investigations of any kind. The foundational course provides a very useful set of guidelines and framework to complete fair, objective, and timely investigation reports.

– Alex Castley, Assistant Director, Human Resources, University of Northern British Columbia.

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 

As an educator of more than 30 years, and having taken numerous professional learning courses, I can state with all sincerity that the Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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 Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder of Rubin Thomlinson LLP and the Managing Director of RT Workplace Training Inc. 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 co-managing partner of Rubin Thomlinson LLP. With over 20 years of experience, he is a highly accomplished workplace investigator and trainer. His fair, analytical approach adapts to the characteristics of every workplace he encounters, respecting each client’s unique workplace culture. Cory believes that a well-done investigation can truly and deeply improve an organization.

Learn more about Cory here.

Elizabeth Bingham is a partner at Rubin Thomlinson LLP. She 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.

Dana J. Campbell-Stevens is a workplace investigator, trainer, and mediator at Rubin Thomlinson. She comes to RT with over 10 years’ combined experience in Ontario and the Caribbean. With a background in litigation and mediation, Dana has excellent investigative and fact-finding skills, along with the ability to handle emotionally-charged situations. She takes pride in being fair and respectful and remains impartial and objective regardless of the matter she is investigating. This approach inspires the trust and confidence of all sides, creating a comfortable environment where everyone feels free to share relevant information.

Learn more about Dana here.

Course details

*Previously known as "Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques," the workshop's content remains unchanged.

COURSE FEE
$2850 (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.

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 principals 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 and 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 Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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

This practical, well-structured course enhanced my knowledge and expertise concerning workplace investigations. The instructor very effectively tailored her teaching and responses to individuals with sector-specific inquiries, while also making them applicable for participants in different sectors. The material was efficiently delivered with maximum value.

– Benjamin Gillard, Member of Diocesan Response Team, Anglican Diocese of Toronto 

The Workplace Investigation Fundamentals workshop should be a mandatory course for anyone who is in a position where they may be asked to conduct workplace investigations of any kind. The foundational course provides a very useful set of guidelines and framework to complete fair, objective, and timely investigation reports.

– Alex Castley, Assistant Director, Human Resources, University of Northern British Columbia.

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 

As an educator of more than 30 years, and having taken numerous professional learning courses, I can state with all sincerity that the Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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 Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder of Rubin Thomlinson LLP and the Managing Director of RT Workplace Training Inc. 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 co-managing partner of Rubin Thomlinson LLP. With over 20 years of experience, he is a highly accomplished workplace investigator and trainer. His fair, analytical approach adapts to the characteristics of every workplace he encounters, respecting each client’s unique workplace culture. Cory believes that a well-done investigation can truly and deeply improve an organization.

Learn more about Cory here.

Elizabeth Bingham is a partner at Rubin Thomlinson LLP. She 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.

Dana J. Campbell-Stevens is a workplace investigator, trainer, and mediator at Rubin Thomlinson. She comes to RT with over 10 years’ combined experience in Ontario and the Caribbean. With a background in litigation and mediation, Dana has excellent investigative and fact-finding skills, along with the ability to handle emotionally-charged situations. She takes pride in being fair and respectful and remains impartial and objective regardless of the matter she is investigating. This approach inspires the trust and confidence of all sides, creating a comfortable environment where everyone feels free to share relevant information.

Learn more about Dana here.

Course details

*Previously known as "Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques," the workshop's content remains unchanged.

COURSE FEE
$2850 (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.

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 principals 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 and 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 Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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

This practical, well-structured course enhanced my knowledge and expertise concerning workplace investigations. The instructor very effectively tailored her teaching and responses to individuals with sector-specific inquiries, while also making them applicable for participants in different sectors. The material was efficiently delivered with maximum value.

– Benjamin Gillard, Member of Diocesan Response Team, Anglican Diocese of Toronto 

The Workplace Investigation Fundamentals workshop should be a mandatory course for anyone who is in a position where they may be asked to conduct workplace investigations of any kind. The foundational course provides a very useful set of guidelines and framework to complete fair, objective, and timely investigation reports.

– Alex Castley, Assistant Director, Human Resources, University of Northern British Columbia.

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 

As an educator of more than 30 years, and having taken numerous professional learning courses, I can state with all sincerity that the Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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 Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder of Rubin Thomlinson LLP and the Managing Director of RT Workplace Training Inc. 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 co-managing partner of Rubin Thomlinson LLP. With over 20 years of experience, he is a highly accomplished workplace investigator and trainer. His fair, analytical approach adapts to the characteristics of every workplace he encounters, respecting each client’s unique workplace culture. Cory believes that a well-done investigation can truly and deeply improve an organization.

Learn more about Cory here.

Elizabeth Bingham is a partner at Rubin Thomlinson LLP. She 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.

Dana J. Campbell-Stevens is a workplace investigator, trainer, and mediator at Rubin Thomlinson. She comes to RT with over 10 years’ combined experience in Ontario and the Caribbean. With a background in litigation and mediation, Dana has excellent investigative and fact-finding skills, along with the ability to handle emotionally-charged situations. She takes pride in being fair and respectful and remains impartial and objective regardless of the matter she is investigating. This approach inspires the trust and confidence of all sides, creating a comfortable environment where everyone feels free to share relevant information.

Learn more about Dana here.

Course details

*Previously known as "Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques," the workshop's content remains unchanged.

COURSE FEE
$2850 (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.

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 principals 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 and 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 Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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

This practical, well-structured course enhanced my knowledge and expertise concerning workplace investigations. The instructor very effectively tailored her teaching and responses to individuals with sector-specific inquiries, while also making them applicable for participants in different sectors. The material was efficiently delivered with maximum value.

– Benjamin Gillard, Member of Diocesan Response Team, Anglican Diocese of Toronto 

The Workplace Investigation Fundamentals workshop should be a mandatory course for anyone who is in a position where they may be asked to conduct workplace investigations of any kind. The foundational course provides a very useful set of guidelines and framework to complete fair, objective, and timely investigation reports.

– Alex Castley, Assistant Director, Human Resources, University of Northern British Columbia.

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 

As an educator of more than 30 years, and having taken numerous professional learning courses, I can state with all sincerity that the Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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 Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder of Rubin Thomlinson LLP and the Managing Director of RT Workplace Training Inc. 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 co-managing partner of Rubin Thomlinson LLP. With over 20 years of experience, he is a highly accomplished workplace investigator and trainer. His fair, analytical approach adapts to the characteristics of every workplace he encounters, respecting each client’s unique workplace culture. Cory believes that a well-done investigation can truly and deeply improve an organization.

Learn more about Cory here.

Elizabeth Bingham is a partner at Rubin Thomlinson LLP. She 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.

Dana J. Campbell-Stevens is a workplace investigator, trainer, and mediator at Rubin Thomlinson. She comes to RT with over 10 years’ combined experience in Ontario and the Caribbean. With a background in litigation and mediation, Dana has excellent investigative and fact-finding skills, along with the ability to handle emotionally-charged situations. She takes pride in being fair and respectful and remains impartial and objective regardless of the matter she is investigating. This approach inspires the trust and confidence of all sides, creating a comfortable environment where everyone feels free to share relevant information.

Learn more about Dana here.

Course details

*Previously known as "Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques," the workshop's content remains unchanged.

COURSE FEE
$2850 (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.

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 principals 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 and 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 Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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

This practical, well-structured course enhanced my knowledge and expertise concerning workplace investigations. The instructor very effectively tailored her teaching and responses to individuals with sector-specific inquiries, while also making them applicable for participants in different sectors. The material was efficiently delivered with maximum value.

– Benjamin Gillard, Member of Diocesan Response Team, Anglican Diocese of Toronto 

The Workplace Investigation Fundamentals workshop should be a mandatory course for anyone who is in a position where they may be asked to conduct workplace investigations of any kind. The foundational course provides a very useful set of guidelines and framework to complete fair, objective, and timely investigation reports.

– Alex Castley, Assistant Director, Human Resources, University of Northern British Columbia.

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 

As an educator of more than 30 years, and having taken numerous professional learning courses, I can state with all sincerity that the Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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 Workplace Investigation Fundamentals 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

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder of Rubin Thomlinson LLP and the Managing Director of RT Workplace Training Inc. 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 co-managing partner of Rubin Thomlinson LLP. With over 20 years of experience, he is a highly accomplished workplace investigator and trainer. His fair, analytical approach adapts to the characteristics of every workplace he encounters, respecting each client’s unique workplace culture. Cory believes that a well-done investigation can truly and deeply improve an organization.

Learn more about Cory here.

Elizabeth Bingham is a partner at Rubin Thomlinson LLP. She 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.

Dana J. Campbell-Stevens is a workplace investigator, trainer, and mediator at Rubin Thomlinson. She comes to RT with over 10 years’ combined experience in Ontario and the Caribbean. With a background in litigation and mediation, Dana has excellent investigative and fact-finding skills, along with the ability to handle emotionally-charged situations. She takes pride in being fair and respectful and remains impartial and objective regardless of the matter she is investigating. This approach inspires the trust and confidence of all sides, creating a comfortable environment where everyone feels free to share relevant information.

Learn more about Dana here.

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