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University/College Edition: Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations

Course details

COURSE FEE
$1400 (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 two-day course, running from 10am - 5pm (EST/EDT) each day.

PREREQUISITES
Registrants for this course must have attended Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques before they can attend this session.

About this course

If a student at your institution makes a report of sexual misconduct, how should you investigate and establish the facts? These complaints can be uniquely challenging for internal investigators — but are more common than ever before. This hands-on, advanced-level training is a must for any frontline staff who may respond to and/or investigate such complaints. Internal investigators will leave confident and prepared.

While sexual harassment and sexual violence may impact individuals differently, there are some physical and emotional effects that are common among victims. Impacts may begin following the first incident and continue for long after the harassment or violence has stopped. 

It is important to note that the negative individual and organizational impacts of sexual harassment and sexual violence can be mitigated or aggravated by the institution’s response to the incident(s). 

What you'll learn

  • How to deal with difficult subject matter in investigations
  • How to deal with vulnerable parties
  • The legal framework relating to sexual harassment and sexual violence at post-secondary institutions
  • Key concepts such as intoxication, capacity and consent
  • How to make credibility assessments in cases involving sexual misconduct

Participants will also have the opportunity to experience a role-play of an investigation. Through the use of actors and prepared fact-patterns, we simulate actual investigations, including conducting interviews with the complainant, respondent and witnesses. This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of a sexual harassment and a sexual violence investigation, but also to experience an investigations first-hand, with opportunities for participants to play the role of investigator.

Certification

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

plus 1 of the following courses:

Accreditation

   

Testimonials

This course was exactly what professionals in student services, EDI, or Human Resources need to support often complex sexual harassment or sexual violence investigations or policy development. Great to have this specific to higher education — the cases were real. Extremely valuable. I highly recommend this course

– Kimberley Neutens, Dean of Students, Alberta University of the Arts

I attended the University/College Edition of Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations in July 2021, at the recommendation of several colleagues in the post-secondary sector who described the quality of Rubin Thomlinson’s training as excellent. I was not disappointed! The training was excellent for several reasons: it was adapted to the needs of investigators working with student complainants, respondents, and witnesses; it employed a lot of practical experiential exercises to reinforce concepts and approaches; and Christine and Cory had a very humble and constructive instructional style. I came away from the training with practical knowledge that I have already begun to apply. I very much look forward to my next opportunity to learn with Rubin Thomlinson again and I highly recommend their training sessions for anyone working as an investigator.

– Norma Jean Barrett, Director, Student Conduct Office, Queen's University

About our facilitators

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

Learn more about Christine here

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

Learn more about Cory here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$1400 (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 two-day course, running from 10am - 5pm (EST/EDT) each day.

PREREQUISITES
Registrants for this course must have attended Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques before they can attend this session.

About this course

If a student at your institution makes a report of sexual misconduct, how should you investigate and establish the facts? These complaints can be uniquely challenging for internal investigators — but are more common than ever before. This hands-on, advanced-level training is a must for any frontline staff who may respond to and/or investigate such complaints. Internal investigators will leave confident and prepared.

While sexual harassment and sexual violence may impact individuals differently, there are some physical and emotional effects that are common among victims. Impacts may begin following the first incident and continue for long after the harassment or violence has stopped. 

It is important to note that the negative individual and organizational impacts of sexual harassment and sexual violence can be mitigated or aggravated by the institution’s response to the incident(s). 

What you'll learn

  • How to deal with difficult subject matter in investigations
  • How to deal with vulnerable parties
  • The legal framework relating to sexual harassment and sexual violence at post-secondary institutions
  • Key concepts such as intoxication, capacity and consent
  • How to make credibility assessments in cases involving sexual misconduct

Participants will also have the opportunity to experience a role-play of an investigation. Through the use of actors and prepared fact-patterns, we simulate actual investigations, including conducting interviews with the complainant, respondent and witnesses. This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of a sexual harassment and a sexual violence investigation, but also to experience an investigations first-hand, with opportunities for participants to play the role of investigator.

Certification

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

plus 1 of the following courses:

Accreditation

   

Testimonials

This course was exactly what professionals in student services, EDI, or Human Resources need to support often complex sexual harassment or sexual violence investigations or policy development. Great to have this specific to higher education — the cases were real. Extremely valuable. I highly recommend this course

– Kimberley Neutens, Dean of Students, Alberta University of the Arts

I attended the University/College Edition of Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations in July 2021, at the recommendation of several colleagues in the post-secondary sector who described the quality of Rubin Thomlinson’s training as excellent. I was not disappointed! The training was excellent for several reasons: it was adapted to the needs of investigators working with student complainants, respondents, and witnesses; it employed a lot of practical experiential exercises to reinforce concepts and approaches; and Christine and Cory had a very humble and constructive instructional style. I came away from the training with practical knowledge that I have already begun to apply. I very much look forward to my next opportunity to learn with Rubin Thomlinson again and I highly recommend their training sessions for anyone working as an investigator.

– Norma Jean Barrett, Director, Student Conduct Office, Queen's University

About our facilitators

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

Learn more about Christine here

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

Learn more about Cory here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$1400 (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 two-day course, running from 10am - 5pm (EST/EDT) each day.

PREREQUISITES
Registrants for this course must have attended Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques before they can attend this session.

About this course

If a student at your institution makes a report of sexual misconduct, how should you investigate and establish the facts? These complaints can be uniquely challenging for internal investigators — but are more common than ever before. This hands-on, advanced-level training is a must for any frontline staff who may respond to and/or investigate such complaints. Internal investigators will leave confident and prepared.

While sexual harassment and sexual violence may impact individuals differently, there are some physical and emotional effects that are common among victims. Impacts may begin following the first incident and continue for long after the harassment or violence has stopped. 

It is important to note that the negative individual and organizational impacts of sexual harassment and sexual violence can be mitigated or aggravated by the institution’s response to the incident(s). 

What you'll learn

  • How to deal with difficult subject matter in investigations
  • How to deal with vulnerable parties
  • The legal framework relating to sexual harassment and sexual violence at post-secondary institutions
  • Key concepts such as intoxication, capacity and consent
  • How to make credibility assessments in cases involving sexual misconduct

Participants will also have the opportunity to experience a role-play of an investigation. Through the use of actors and prepared fact-patterns, we simulate actual investigations, including conducting interviews with the complainant, respondent and witnesses. This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of a sexual harassment and a sexual violence investigation, but also to experience an investigations first-hand, with opportunities for participants to play the role of investigator.

Certification

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

plus 1 of the following courses:

Accreditation

   

Testimonials

This course was exactly what professionals in student services, EDI, or Human Resources need to support often complex sexual harassment or sexual violence investigations or policy development. Great to have this specific to higher education — the cases were real. Extremely valuable. I highly recommend this course

– Kimberley Neutens, Dean of Students, Alberta University of the Arts

I attended the University/College Edition of Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations in July 2021, at the recommendation of several colleagues in the post-secondary sector who described the quality of Rubin Thomlinson’s training as excellent. I was not disappointed! The training was excellent for several reasons: it was adapted to the needs of investigators working with student complainants, respondents, and witnesses; it employed a lot of practical experiential exercises to reinforce concepts and approaches; and Christine and Cory had a very humble and constructive instructional style. I came away from the training with practical knowledge that I have already begun to apply. I very much look forward to my next opportunity to learn with Rubin Thomlinson again and I highly recommend their training sessions for anyone working as an investigator.

– Norma Jean Barrett, Director, Student Conduct Office, Queen's University

About our facilitators

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

Learn more about Christine here

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

Learn more about Cory here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$1400 (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 two-day course, running from 10am - 5pm (EST/EDT) each day.

PREREQUISITES
Registrants for this course must have attended Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques before they can attend this session.

About this course

If a student at your institution makes a report of sexual misconduct, how should you investigate and establish the facts? These complaints can be uniquely challenging for internal investigators — but are more common than ever before. This hands-on, advanced-level training is a must for any frontline staff who may respond to and/or investigate such complaints. Internal investigators will leave confident and prepared.

While sexual harassment and sexual violence may impact individuals differently, there are some physical and emotional effects that are common among victims. Impacts may begin following the first incident and continue for long after the harassment or violence has stopped. 

It is important to note that the negative individual and organizational impacts of sexual harassment and sexual violence can be mitigated or aggravated by the institution’s response to the incident(s). 

What you'll learn

  • How to deal with difficult subject matter in investigations
  • How to deal with vulnerable parties
  • The legal framework relating to sexual harassment and sexual violence at post-secondary institutions
  • Key concepts such as intoxication, capacity and consent
  • How to make credibility assessments in cases involving sexual misconduct

Participants will also have the opportunity to experience a role-play of an investigation. Through the use of actors and prepared fact-patterns, we simulate actual investigations, including conducting interviews with the complainant, respondent and witnesses. This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of a sexual harassment and a sexual violence investigation, but also to experience an investigations first-hand, with opportunities for participants to play the role of investigator.

Certification

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

plus 1 of the following courses:

Accreditation

   

Testimonials

This course was exactly what professionals in student services, EDI, or Human Resources need to support often complex sexual harassment or sexual violence investigations or policy development. Great to have this specific to higher education — the cases were real. Extremely valuable. I highly recommend this course

– Kimberley Neutens, Dean of Students, Alberta University of the Arts

I attended the University/College Edition of Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations in July 2021, at the recommendation of several colleagues in the post-secondary sector who described the quality of Rubin Thomlinson’s training as excellent. I was not disappointed! The training was excellent for several reasons: it was adapted to the needs of investigators working with student complainants, respondents, and witnesses; it employed a lot of practical experiential exercises to reinforce concepts and approaches; and Christine and Cory had a very humble and constructive instructional style. I came away from the training with practical knowledge that I have already begun to apply. I very much look forward to my next opportunity to learn with Rubin Thomlinson again and I highly recommend their training sessions for anyone working as an investigator.

– Norma Jean Barrett, Director, Student Conduct Office, Queen's University

About our facilitators

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

Learn more about Christine here

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

Learn more about Cory here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$1400 (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 two-day course, running from 10am - 5pm (EST/EDT) each day.

PREREQUISITES
Registrants for this course must have attended Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques before they can attend this session.

About this course

If a student at your institution makes a report of sexual misconduct, how should you investigate and establish the facts? These complaints can be uniquely challenging for internal investigators — but are more common than ever before. This hands-on, advanced-level training is a must for any frontline staff who may respond to and/or investigate such complaints. Internal investigators will leave confident and prepared.

While sexual harassment and sexual violence may impact individuals differently, there are some physical and emotional effects that are common among victims. Impacts may begin following the first incident and continue for long after the harassment or violence has stopped. 

It is important to note that the negative individual and organizational impacts of sexual harassment and sexual violence can be mitigated or aggravated by the institution’s response to the incident(s). 

What you'll learn

  • How to deal with difficult subject matter in investigations
  • How to deal with vulnerable parties
  • The legal framework relating to sexual harassment and sexual violence at post-secondary institutions
  • Key concepts such as intoxication, capacity and consent
  • How to make credibility assessments in cases involving sexual misconduct

Participants will also have the opportunity to experience a role-play of an investigation. Through the use of actors and prepared fact-patterns, we simulate actual investigations, including conducting interviews with the complainant, respondent and witnesses. This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of a sexual harassment and a sexual violence investigation, but also to experience an investigations first-hand, with opportunities for participants to play the role of investigator.

Certification

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

plus 1 of the following courses:

Accreditation

   

Testimonials

This course was exactly what professionals in student services, EDI, or Human Resources need to support often complex sexual harassment or sexual violence investigations or policy development. Great to have this specific to higher education — the cases were real. Extremely valuable. I highly recommend this course

– Kimberley Neutens, Dean of Students, Alberta University of the Arts

I attended the University/College Edition of Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations in July 2021, at the recommendation of several colleagues in the post-secondary sector who described the quality of Rubin Thomlinson’s training as excellent. I was not disappointed! The training was excellent for several reasons: it was adapted to the needs of investigators working with student complainants, respondents, and witnesses; it employed a lot of practical experiential exercises to reinforce concepts and approaches; and Christine and Cory had a very humble and constructive instructional style. I came away from the training with practical knowledge that I have already begun to apply. I very much look forward to my next opportunity to learn with Rubin Thomlinson again and I highly recommend their training sessions for anyone working as an investigator.

– Norma Jean Barrett, Director, Student Conduct Office, Queen's University

About our facilitators

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

Learn more about Christine here

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

Learn more about Cory here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$1400 (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 two-day course, running from 10am - 5pm (EST/EDT) each day.

PREREQUISITES
Registrants for this course must have attended Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques before they can attend this session.

About this course

If a student at your institution makes a report of sexual misconduct, how should you investigate and establish the facts? These complaints can be uniquely challenging for internal investigators — but are more common than ever before. This hands-on, advanced-level training is a must for any frontline staff who may respond to and/or investigate such complaints. Internal investigators will leave confident and prepared.

While sexual harassment and sexual violence may impact individuals differently, there are some physical and emotional effects that are common among victims. Impacts may begin following the first incident and continue for long after the harassment or violence has stopped. 

It is important to note that the negative individual and organizational impacts of sexual harassment and sexual violence can be mitigated or aggravated by the institution’s response to the incident(s). 

What you'll learn

  • How to deal with difficult subject matter in investigations
  • How to deal with vulnerable parties
  • The legal framework relating to sexual harassment and sexual violence at post-secondary institutions
  • Key concepts such as intoxication, capacity and consent
  • How to make credibility assessments in cases involving sexual misconduct

Participants will also have the opportunity to experience a role-play of an investigation. Through the use of actors and prepared fact-patterns, we simulate actual investigations, including conducting interviews with the complainant, respondent and witnesses. This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of a sexual harassment and a sexual violence investigation, but also to experience an investigations first-hand, with opportunities for participants to play the role of investigator.

Certification

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

plus 1 of the following courses:

Accreditation

   

Testimonials

This course was exactly what professionals in student services, EDI, or Human Resources need to support often complex sexual harassment or sexual violence investigations or policy development. Great to have this specific to higher education — the cases were real. Extremely valuable. I highly recommend this course

– Kimberley Neutens, Dean of Students, Alberta University of the Arts

I attended the University/College Edition of Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations in July 2021, at the recommendation of several colleagues in the post-secondary sector who described the quality of Rubin Thomlinson’s training as excellent. I was not disappointed! The training was excellent for several reasons: it was adapted to the needs of investigators working with student complainants, respondents, and witnesses; it employed a lot of practical experiential exercises to reinforce concepts and approaches; and Christine and Cory had a very humble and constructive instructional style. I came away from the training with practical knowledge that I have already begun to apply. I very much look forward to my next opportunity to learn with Rubin Thomlinson again and I highly recommend their training sessions for anyone working as an investigator.

– Norma Jean Barrett, Director, Student Conduct Office, Queen's University

About our facilitators

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

Learn more about Christine here

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

Learn more about Cory here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$1400 (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 two-day course, running from 10am - 5pm (EST/EDT) each day.

PREREQUISITES
Registrants for this course must have attended Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques before they can attend this session.

About this course

If a student at your institution makes a report of sexual misconduct, how should you investigate and establish the facts? These complaints can be uniquely challenging for internal investigators — but are more common than ever before. This hands-on, advanced-level training is a must for any frontline staff who may respond to and/or investigate such complaints. Internal investigators will leave confident and prepared.

While sexual harassment and sexual violence may impact individuals differently, there are some physical and emotional effects that are common among victims. Impacts may begin following the first incident and continue for long after the harassment or violence has stopped. 

It is important to note that the negative individual and organizational impacts of sexual harassment and sexual violence can be mitigated or aggravated by the institution’s response to the incident(s). 

What you'll learn

  • How to deal with difficult subject matter in investigations
  • How to deal with vulnerable parties
  • The legal framework relating to sexual harassment and sexual violence at post-secondary institutions
  • Key concepts such as intoxication, capacity and consent
  • How to make credibility assessments in cases involving sexual misconduct

Participants will also have the opportunity to experience a role-play of an investigation. Through the use of actors and prepared fact-patterns, we simulate actual investigations, including conducting interviews with the complainant, respondent and witnesses. This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of a sexual harassment and a sexual violence investigation, but also to experience an investigations first-hand, with opportunities for participants to play the role of investigator.

Certification

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

plus 1 of the following courses:

Accreditation

   

Testimonials

This course was exactly what professionals in student services, EDI, or Human Resources need to support often complex sexual harassment or sexual violence investigations or policy development. Great to have this specific to higher education — the cases were real. Extremely valuable. I highly recommend this course

– Kimberley Neutens, Dean of Students, Alberta University of the Arts

I attended the University/College Edition of Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations in July 2021, at the recommendation of several colleagues in the post-secondary sector who described the quality of Rubin Thomlinson’s training as excellent. I was not disappointed! The training was excellent for several reasons: it was adapted to the needs of investigators working with student complainants, respondents, and witnesses; it employed a lot of practical experiential exercises to reinforce concepts and approaches; and Christine and Cory had a very humble and constructive instructional style. I came away from the training with practical knowledge that I have already begun to apply. I very much look forward to my next opportunity to learn with Rubin Thomlinson again and I highly recommend their training sessions for anyone working as an investigator.

– Norma Jean Barrett, Director, Student Conduct Office, Queen's University

About our facilitators

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

Learn more about Christine here

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

Learn more about Cory here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$1400 (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 two-day course, running from 10am - 5pm (EST/EDT) each day.

PREREQUISITES
Registrants for this course must have attended Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques before they can attend this session.

About this course

If a student at your institution makes a report of sexual misconduct, how should you investigate and establish the facts? These complaints can be uniquely challenging for internal investigators — but are more common than ever before. This hands-on, advanced-level training is a must for any frontline staff who may respond to and/or investigate such complaints. Internal investigators will leave confident and prepared.

While sexual harassment and sexual violence may impact individuals differently, there are some physical and emotional effects that are common among victims. Impacts may begin following the first incident and continue for long after the harassment or violence has stopped. 

It is important to note that the negative individual and organizational impacts of sexual harassment and sexual violence can be mitigated or aggravated by the institution’s response to the incident(s). 

What you'll learn

  • How to deal with difficult subject matter in investigations
  • How to deal with vulnerable parties
  • The legal framework relating to sexual harassment and sexual violence at post-secondary institutions
  • Key concepts such as intoxication, capacity and consent
  • How to make credibility assessments in cases involving sexual misconduct

Participants will also have the opportunity to experience a role-play of an investigation. Through the use of actors and prepared fact-patterns, we simulate actual investigations, including conducting interviews with the complainant, respondent and witnesses. This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of a sexual harassment and a sexual violence investigation, but also to experience an investigations first-hand, with opportunities for participants to play the role of investigator.

Certification

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

plus 1 of the following courses:

Accreditation

   

Testimonials

This course was exactly what professionals in student services, EDI, or Human Resources need to support often complex sexual harassment or sexual violence investigations or policy development. Great to have this specific to higher education — the cases were real. Extremely valuable. I highly recommend this course

– Kimberley Neutens, Dean of Students, Alberta University of the Arts

I attended the University/College Edition of Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations in July 2021, at the recommendation of several colleagues in the post-secondary sector who described the quality of Rubin Thomlinson’s training as excellent. I was not disappointed! The training was excellent for several reasons: it was adapted to the needs of investigators working with student complainants, respondents, and witnesses; it employed a lot of practical experiential exercises to reinforce concepts and approaches; and Christine and Cory had a very humble and constructive instructional style. I came away from the training with practical knowledge that I have already begun to apply. I very much look forward to my next opportunity to learn with Rubin Thomlinson again and I highly recommend their training sessions for anyone working as an investigator.

– Norma Jean Barrett, Director, Student Conduct Office, Queen's University

About our facilitators

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

Learn more about Christine here

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

Learn more about Cory here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$1400 (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 two-day course, running from 10am - 5pm (EST/EDT) each day.

PREREQUISITES
Registrants for this course must have attended Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques before they can attend this session.

About this course

If a student at your institution makes a report of sexual misconduct, how should you investigate and establish the facts? These complaints can be uniquely challenging for internal investigators — but are more common than ever before. This hands-on, advanced-level training is a must for any frontline staff who may respond to and/or investigate such complaints. Internal investigators will leave confident and prepared.

While sexual harassment and sexual violence may impact individuals differently, there are some physical and emotional effects that are common among victims. Impacts may begin following the first incident and continue for long after the harassment or violence has stopped. 

It is important to note that the negative individual and organizational impacts of sexual harassment and sexual violence can be mitigated or aggravated by the institution’s response to the incident(s). 

What you'll learn

  • How to deal with difficult subject matter in investigations
  • How to deal with vulnerable parties
  • The legal framework relating to sexual harassment and sexual violence at post-secondary institutions
  • Key concepts such as intoxication, capacity and consent
  • How to make credibility assessments in cases involving sexual misconduct

Participants will also have the opportunity to experience a role-play of an investigation. Through the use of actors and prepared fact-patterns, we simulate actual investigations, including conducting interviews with the complainant, respondent and witnesses. This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of a sexual harassment and a sexual violence investigation, but also to experience an investigations first-hand, with opportunities for participants to play the role of investigator.

Certification

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

plus 1 of the following courses:

Accreditation

   

Testimonials

This course was exactly what professionals in student services, EDI, or Human Resources need to support often complex sexual harassment or sexual violence investigations or policy development. Great to have this specific to higher education — the cases were real. Extremely valuable. I highly recommend this course

– Kimberley Neutens, Dean of Students, Alberta University of the Arts

I attended the University/College Edition of Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations in July 2021, at the recommendation of several colleagues in the post-secondary sector who described the quality of Rubin Thomlinson’s training as excellent. I was not disappointed! The training was excellent for several reasons: it was adapted to the needs of investigators working with student complainants, respondents, and witnesses; it employed a lot of practical experiential exercises to reinforce concepts and approaches; and Christine and Cory had a very humble and constructive instructional style. I came away from the training with practical knowledge that I have already begun to apply. I very much look forward to my next opportunity to learn with Rubin Thomlinson again and I highly recommend their training sessions for anyone working as an investigator.

– Norma Jean Barrett, Director, Student Conduct Office, Queen's University

About our facilitators

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

Learn more about Christine here

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

Learn more about Cory here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$1400 (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 two-day course, running from 10am - 5pm (EST/EDT) each day.

PREREQUISITES
Registrants for this course must have attended Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques before they can attend this session.

About this course

If a student at your institution makes a report of sexual misconduct, how should you investigate and establish the facts? These complaints can be uniquely challenging for internal investigators — but are more common than ever before. This hands-on, advanced-level training is a must for any frontline staff who may respond to and/or investigate such complaints. Internal investigators will leave confident and prepared.

While sexual harassment and sexual violence may impact individuals differently, there are some physical and emotional effects that are common among victims. Impacts may begin following the first incident and continue for long after the harassment or violence has stopped. 

It is important to note that the negative individual and organizational impacts of sexual harassment and sexual violence can be mitigated or aggravated by the institution’s response to the incident(s). 

What you'll learn

  • How to deal with difficult subject matter in investigations
  • How to deal with vulnerable parties
  • The legal framework relating to sexual harassment and sexual violence at post-secondary institutions
  • Key concepts such as intoxication, capacity and consent
  • How to make credibility assessments in cases involving sexual misconduct

Participants will also have the opportunity to experience a role-play of an investigation. Through the use of actors and prepared fact-patterns, we simulate actual investigations, including conducting interviews with the complainant, respondent and witnesses. This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of a sexual harassment and a sexual violence investigation, but also to experience an investigations first-hand, with opportunities for participants to play the role of investigator.

Certification

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

plus 1 of the following courses:

Accreditation

   

Testimonials

This course was exactly what professionals in student services, EDI, or Human Resources need to support often complex sexual harassment or sexual violence investigations or policy development. Great to have this specific to higher education — the cases were real. Extremely valuable. I highly recommend this course

– Kimberley Neutens, Dean of Students, Alberta University of the Arts

I attended the University/College Edition of Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations in July 2021, at the recommendation of several colleagues in the post-secondary sector who described the quality of Rubin Thomlinson’s training as excellent. I was not disappointed! The training was excellent for several reasons: it was adapted to the needs of investigators working with student complainants, respondents, and witnesses; it employed a lot of practical experiential exercises to reinforce concepts and approaches; and Christine and Cory had a very humble and constructive instructional style. I came away from the training with practical knowledge that I have already begun to apply. I very much look forward to my next opportunity to learn with Rubin Thomlinson again and I highly recommend their training sessions for anyone working as an investigator.

– Norma Jean Barrett, Director, Student Conduct Office, Queen's University

About our facilitators

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

Learn more about Christine here

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

Learn more about Cory here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$1400 (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 two-day course, running from 10am - 5pm (EST/EDT) each day.

PREREQUISITES
Registrants for this course must have attended Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques before they can attend this session.

About this course

If a student at your institution makes a report of sexual misconduct, how should you investigate and establish the facts? These complaints can be uniquely challenging for internal investigators — but are more common than ever before. This hands-on, advanced-level training is a must for any frontline staff who may respond to and/or investigate such complaints. Internal investigators will leave confident and prepared.

While sexual harassment and sexual violence may impact individuals differently, there are some physical and emotional effects that are common among victims. Impacts may begin following the first incident and continue for long after the harassment or violence has stopped. 

It is important to note that the negative individual and organizational impacts of sexual harassment and sexual violence can be mitigated or aggravated by the institution’s response to the incident(s). 

What you'll learn

  • How to deal with difficult subject matter in investigations
  • How to deal with vulnerable parties
  • The legal framework relating to sexual harassment and sexual violence at post-secondary institutions
  • Key concepts such as intoxication, capacity and consent
  • How to make credibility assessments in cases involving sexual misconduct

Participants will also have the opportunity to experience a role-play of an investigation. Through the use of actors and prepared fact-patterns, we simulate actual investigations, including conducting interviews with the complainant, respondent and witnesses. This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of a sexual harassment and a sexual violence investigation, but also to experience an investigations first-hand, with opportunities for participants to play the role of investigator.

Certification

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

plus 1 of the following courses:

Accreditation

   

Testimonials

This course was exactly what professionals in student services, EDI, or Human Resources need to support often complex sexual harassment or sexual violence investigations or policy development. Great to have this specific to higher education — the cases were real. Extremely valuable. I highly recommend this course

– Kimberley Neutens, Dean of Students, Alberta University of the Arts

I attended the University/College Edition of Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations in July 2021, at the recommendation of several colleagues in the post-secondary sector who described the quality of Rubin Thomlinson’s training as excellent. I was not disappointed! The training was excellent for several reasons: it was adapted to the needs of investigators working with student complainants, respondents, and witnesses; it employed a lot of practical experiential exercises to reinforce concepts and approaches; and Christine and Cory had a very humble and constructive instructional style. I came away from the training with practical knowledge that I have already begun to apply. I very much look forward to my next opportunity to learn with Rubin Thomlinson again and I highly recommend their training sessions for anyone working as an investigator.

– Norma Jean Barrett, Director, Student Conduct Office, Queen's University

About our facilitators

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

Learn more about Christine here

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

Learn more about Cory here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$1400 (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 two-day course, running from 10am - 5pm (EST/EDT) each day.

PREREQUISITES
Registrants for this course must have attended Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques before they can attend this session.

About this course

If a student at your institution makes a report of sexual misconduct, how should you investigate and establish the facts? These complaints can be uniquely challenging for internal investigators — but are more common than ever before. This hands-on, advanced-level training is a must for any frontline staff who may respond to and/or investigate such complaints. Internal investigators will leave confident and prepared.

While sexual harassment and sexual violence may impact individuals differently, there are some physical and emotional effects that are common among victims. Impacts may begin following the first incident and continue for long after the harassment or violence has stopped. 

It is important to note that the negative individual and organizational impacts of sexual harassment and sexual violence can be mitigated or aggravated by the institution’s response to the incident(s). 

What you'll learn

  • How to deal with difficult subject matter in investigations
  • How to deal with vulnerable parties
  • The legal framework relating to sexual harassment and sexual violence at post-secondary institutions
  • Key concepts such as intoxication, capacity and consent
  • How to make credibility assessments in cases involving sexual misconduct

Participants will also have the opportunity to experience a role-play of an investigation. Through the use of actors and prepared fact-patterns, we simulate actual investigations, including conducting interviews with the complainant, respondent and witnesses. This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of a sexual harassment and a sexual violence investigation, but also to experience an investigations first-hand, with opportunities for participants to play the role of investigator.

Certification

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

plus 1 of the following courses:

Accreditation

   

Testimonials

This course was exactly what professionals in student services, EDI, or Human Resources need to support often complex sexual harassment or sexual violence investigations or policy development. Great to have this specific to higher education — the cases were real. Extremely valuable. I highly recommend this course

– Kimberley Neutens, Dean of Students, Alberta University of the Arts

I attended the University/College Edition of Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations in July 2021, at the recommendation of several colleagues in the post-secondary sector who described the quality of Rubin Thomlinson’s training as excellent. I was not disappointed! The training was excellent for several reasons: it was adapted to the needs of investigators working with student complainants, respondents, and witnesses; it employed a lot of practical experiential exercises to reinforce concepts and approaches; and Christine and Cory had a very humble and constructive instructional style. I came away from the training with practical knowledge that I have already begun to apply. I very much look forward to my next opportunity to learn with Rubin Thomlinson again and I highly recommend their training sessions for anyone working as an investigator.

– Norma Jean Barrett, Director, Student Conduct Office, Queen's University

About our facilitators

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

Learn more about Christine here

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

Learn more about Cory here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$1400 (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 two-day course, running from 10am - 5pm (EST/EDT) each day.

PREREQUISITES
Registrants for this course must have attended Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques before they can attend this session.

About this course

If a student at your institution makes a report of sexual misconduct, how should you investigate and establish the facts? These complaints can be uniquely challenging for internal investigators — but are more common than ever before. This hands-on, advanced-level training is a must for any frontline staff who may respond to and/or investigate such complaints. Internal investigators will leave confident and prepared.

While sexual harassment and sexual violence may impact individuals differently, there are some physical and emotional effects that are common among victims. Impacts may begin following the first incident and continue for long after the harassment or violence has stopped. 

It is important to note that the negative individual and organizational impacts of sexual harassment and sexual violence can be mitigated or aggravated by the institution’s response to the incident(s). 

What you'll learn

  • How to deal with difficult subject matter in investigations
  • How to deal with vulnerable parties
  • The legal framework relating to sexual harassment and sexual violence at post-secondary institutions
  • Key concepts such as intoxication, capacity and consent
  • How to make credibility assessments in cases involving sexual misconduct

Participants will also have the opportunity to experience a role-play of an investigation. Through the use of actors and prepared fact-patterns, we simulate actual investigations, including conducting interviews with the complainant, respondent and witnesses. This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of a sexual harassment and a sexual violence investigation, but also to experience an investigations first-hand, with opportunities for participants to play the role of investigator.

Certification

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

plus 1 of the following courses:

Accreditation

   

Testimonials

This course was exactly what professionals in student services, EDI, or Human Resources need to support often complex sexual harassment or sexual violence investigations or policy development. Great to have this specific to higher education — the cases were real. Extremely valuable. I highly recommend this course

– Kimberley Neutens, Dean of Students, Alberta University of the Arts

I attended the University/College Edition of Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations in July 2021, at the recommendation of several colleagues in the post-secondary sector who described the quality of Rubin Thomlinson’s training as excellent. I was not disappointed! The training was excellent for several reasons: it was adapted to the needs of investigators working with student complainants, respondents, and witnesses; it employed a lot of practical experiential exercises to reinforce concepts and approaches; and Christine and Cory had a very humble and constructive instructional style. I came away from the training with practical knowledge that I have already begun to apply. I very much look forward to my next opportunity to learn with Rubin Thomlinson again and I highly recommend their training sessions for anyone working as an investigator.

– Norma Jean Barrett, Director, Student Conduct Office, Queen's University

About our facilitators

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

Learn more about Christine here

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

Learn more about Cory here.

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