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Conducting Sexual Misconduct Investigations

Course details

COURSE FEE
$1,750(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 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST/EDT) each day.

PREREQUISITES
Registrants for Conducting Sexual Misconduct Investigations must have attended Workplace Investigation Fundamentals before they can attend this session.

About this course

If someone at your organization says they’ve been sexually harassed or sexually assaulted, 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 individual victims 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 organization’s response to the incident(s) and by the organizational culture.

Please note: The content provided in this course is the same as our “Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations” course.

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
  • The psycho-social dynamics of sexual misconduct
  • 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 two actual investigations, including conducting interviews with the complainant, respondent and witnesses. This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of both a sexual harassment and a sexual violence investigation, but also to experience the investigations first-hand, with participants playing 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 up to 11.5 Substantive Hours 

Testimonials

Participating in the sexual misconduct investigation training has been a transformative experience for me professionally. One of the key learnings was the importance of planning questions ahead of time, which has allowed me to conduct interviews more effectively and systematically. The training also emphasized maintaining an empathetic yet neutral demeanour throughout the investigation process—a crucial skill for handling sensitive cases fairly and respectfully.

Furthermore, the emphasis on meticulous documentation has improved my ability to record and manage information accurately, ensuring a clear and transparent investigation process. The training gave me a deeper understanding of how to interpret the balance of probabilities based on evidence, which is a critical aspect of making informed decisions. Lastly, it deepened my comprehension of consent as a legal concept, an essential element in sexual misconduct cases. These skills have enhanced my ability to conduct thorough investigations and contributed significantly to fostering a safer, more respectful work environment

– Ignacio Albarracin, Director, Learning Commons & Academic Success Centre, College of New Caledonia

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder of Rubin Thomlinson LLP and the Managing Director of RT Workplace Training Inc. With almost 30 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

Katharine Montpetit has almost 10 years of experience, Katharine Montpetit brings a wealth of insight to her work at Rubin Thomlinson. She is called on for her responsiveness to clients, her eagle-eyed attention to detail, and the efficiency of her investigations. Katharine is passionate about drawing out the different perspectives in even deeply fraught situations — deftly facilitating trust and candour.

Learn more about Katharine here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$1,750(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 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST/EDT) each day.

PREREQUISITES
Registrants for Conducting Sexual Misconduct Investigations must have attended Workplace Investigation Fundamentals before they can attend this session.

About this course

If someone at your organization says they’ve been sexually harassed or sexually assaulted, 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 individual victims 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 organization’s response to the incident(s) and by the organizational culture.

Please note: The content provided in this course is the same as our “Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations” course.

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
  • The psycho-social dynamics of sexual misconduct
  • 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 two actual investigations, including conducting interviews with the complainant, respondent and witnesses. This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of both a sexual harassment and a sexual violence investigation, but also to experience the investigations first-hand, with participants playing 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 up to 11.5 Substantive Hours 

Testimonials

Participating in the sexual misconduct investigation training has been a transformative experience for me professionally. One of the key learnings was the importance of planning questions ahead of time, which has allowed me to conduct interviews more effectively and systematically. The training also emphasized maintaining an empathetic yet neutral demeanour throughout the investigation process—a crucial skill for handling sensitive cases fairly and respectfully.

Furthermore, the emphasis on meticulous documentation has improved my ability to record and manage information accurately, ensuring a clear and transparent investigation process. The training gave me a deeper understanding of how to interpret the balance of probabilities based on evidence, which is a critical aspect of making informed decisions. Lastly, it deepened my comprehension of consent as a legal concept, an essential element in sexual misconduct cases. These skills have enhanced my ability to conduct thorough investigations and contributed significantly to fostering a safer, more respectful work environment

– Ignacio Albarracin, Director, Learning Commons & Academic Success Centre, College of New Caledonia

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder of Rubin Thomlinson LLP and the Managing Director of RT Workplace Training Inc. With almost 30 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

Katharine Montpetit has almost 10 years of experience, Katharine Montpetit brings a wealth of insight to her work at Rubin Thomlinson. She is called on for her responsiveness to clients, her eagle-eyed attention to detail, and the efficiency of her investigations. Katharine is passionate about drawing out the different perspectives in even deeply fraught situations — deftly facilitating trust and candour.

Learn more about Katharine here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$1,750(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 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST/EDT) each day.

PREREQUISITES
Registrants for Conducting Sexual Misconduct Investigations must have attended Workplace Investigation Fundamentals before they can attend this session.

About this course

If someone at your organization says they’ve been sexually harassed or sexually assaulted, 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 individual victims 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 organization’s response to the incident(s) and by the organizational culture.

Please note: The content provided in this course is the same as our “Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations” course.

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
  • The psycho-social dynamics of sexual misconduct
  • 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 two actual investigations, including conducting interviews with the complainant, respondent and witnesses. This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of both a sexual harassment and a sexual violence investigation, but also to experience the investigations first-hand, with participants playing 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 up to 11.5 Substantive Hours 

Testimonials

Participating in the sexual misconduct investigation training has been a transformative experience for me professionally. One of the key learnings was the importance of planning questions ahead of time, which has allowed me to conduct interviews more effectively and systematically. The training also emphasized maintaining an empathetic yet neutral demeanour throughout the investigation process—a crucial skill for handling sensitive cases fairly and respectfully.

Furthermore, the emphasis on meticulous documentation has improved my ability to record and manage information accurately, ensuring a clear and transparent investigation process. The training gave me a deeper understanding of how to interpret the balance of probabilities based on evidence, which is a critical aspect of making informed decisions. Lastly, it deepened my comprehension of consent as a legal concept, an essential element in sexual misconduct cases. These skills have enhanced my ability to conduct thorough investigations and contributed significantly to fostering a safer, more respectful work environment

– Ignacio Albarracin, Director, Learning Commons & Academic Success Centre, College of New Caledonia

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder of Rubin Thomlinson LLP and the Managing Director of RT Workplace Training Inc. With almost 30 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

Katharine Montpetit has almost 10 years of experience, Katharine Montpetit brings a wealth of insight to her work at Rubin Thomlinson. She is called on for her responsiveness to clients, her eagle-eyed attention to detail, and the efficiency of her investigations. Katharine is passionate about drawing out the different perspectives in even deeply fraught situations — deftly facilitating trust and candour.

Learn more about Katharine here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$1,750(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 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST/EDT) each day.

PREREQUISITES
Registrants for Conducting Sexual Misconduct Investigations must have attended Workplace Investigation Fundamentals before they can attend this session.

About this course

If someone at your organization says they’ve been sexually harassed or sexually assaulted, 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 individual victims 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 organization’s response to the incident(s) and by the organizational culture.

Please note: The content provided in this course is the same as our “Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations” course.

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
  • The psycho-social dynamics of sexual misconduct
  • 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 two actual investigations, including conducting interviews with the complainant, respondent and witnesses. This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of both a sexual harassment and a sexual violence investigation, but also to experience the investigations first-hand, with participants playing 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 up to 11.5 Substantive Hours 

Testimonials

Participating in the sexual misconduct investigation training has been a transformative experience for me professionally. One of the key learnings was the importance of planning questions ahead of time, which has allowed me to conduct interviews more effectively and systematically. The training also emphasized maintaining an empathetic yet neutral demeanour throughout the investigation process—a crucial skill for handling sensitive cases fairly and respectfully.

Furthermore, the emphasis on meticulous documentation has improved my ability to record and manage information accurately, ensuring a clear and transparent investigation process. The training gave me a deeper understanding of how to interpret the balance of probabilities based on evidence, which is a critical aspect of making informed decisions. Lastly, it deepened my comprehension of consent as a legal concept, an essential element in sexual misconduct cases. These skills have enhanced my ability to conduct thorough investigations and contributed significantly to fostering a safer, more respectful work environment

– Ignacio Albarracin, Director, Learning Commons & Academic Success Centre, College of New Caledonia

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder of Rubin Thomlinson LLP and the Managing Director of RT Workplace Training Inc. With almost 30 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

Katharine Montpetit has almost 10 years of experience, Katharine Montpetit brings a wealth of insight to her work at Rubin Thomlinson. She is called on for her responsiveness to clients, her eagle-eyed attention to detail, and the efficiency of her investigations. Katharine is passionate about drawing out the different perspectives in even deeply fraught situations — deftly facilitating trust and candour.

Learn more about Katharine here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$1,750(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 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST/EDT) each day.

PREREQUISITES
Registrants for Conducting Sexual Misconduct Investigations must have attended Workplace Investigation Fundamentals before they can attend this session.

About this course

If someone at your organization says they’ve been sexually harassed or sexually assaulted, 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 individual victims 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 organization’s response to the incident(s) and by the organizational culture.

Please note: The content provided in this course is the same as our “Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations” course.

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
  • The psycho-social dynamics of sexual misconduct
  • 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 two actual investigations, including conducting interviews with the complainant, respondent and witnesses. This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of both a sexual harassment and a sexual violence investigation, but also to experience the investigations first-hand, with participants playing 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 up to 11.5 Substantive Hours 

Testimonials

Participating in the sexual misconduct investigation training has been a transformative experience for me professionally. One of the key learnings was the importance of planning questions ahead of time, which has allowed me to conduct interviews more effectively and systematically. The training also emphasized maintaining an empathetic yet neutral demeanour throughout the investigation process—a crucial skill for handling sensitive cases fairly and respectfully.

Furthermore, the emphasis on meticulous documentation has improved my ability to record and manage information accurately, ensuring a clear and transparent investigation process. The training gave me a deeper understanding of how to interpret the balance of probabilities based on evidence, which is a critical aspect of making informed decisions. Lastly, it deepened my comprehension of consent as a legal concept, an essential element in sexual misconduct cases. These skills have enhanced my ability to conduct thorough investigations and contributed significantly to fostering a safer, more respectful work environment

– Ignacio Albarracin, Director, Learning Commons & Academic Success Centre, College of New Caledonia

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder of Rubin Thomlinson LLP and the Managing Director of RT Workplace Training Inc. With almost 30 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

Katharine Montpetit has almost 10 years of experience, Katharine Montpetit brings a wealth of insight to her work at Rubin Thomlinson. She is called on for her responsiveness to clients, her eagle-eyed attention to detail, and the efficiency of her investigations. Katharine is passionate about drawing out the different perspectives in even deeply fraught situations — deftly facilitating trust and candour.

Learn more about Katharine here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$1,750(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 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST/EDT) each day.

PREREQUISITES
Registrants for Conducting Sexual Misconduct Investigations must have attended Workplace Investigation Fundamentals before they can attend this session.

About this course

If someone at your organization says they’ve been sexually harassed or sexually assaulted, 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 individual victims 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 organization’s response to the incident(s) and by the organizational culture.

Please note: The content provided in this course is the same as our “Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations” course.

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
  • The psycho-social dynamics of sexual misconduct
  • 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 two actual investigations, including conducting interviews with the complainant, respondent and witnesses. This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of both a sexual harassment and a sexual violence investigation, but also to experience the investigations first-hand, with participants playing 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 up to 11.5 Substantive Hours 

Testimonials

Participating in the sexual misconduct investigation training has been a transformative experience for me professionally. One of the key learnings was the importance of planning questions ahead of time, which has allowed me to conduct interviews more effectively and systematically. The training also emphasized maintaining an empathetic yet neutral demeanour throughout the investigation process—a crucial skill for handling sensitive cases fairly and respectfully.

Furthermore, the emphasis on meticulous documentation has improved my ability to record and manage information accurately, ensuring a clear and transparent investigation process. The training gave me a deeper understanding of how to interpret the balance of probabilities based on evidence, which is a critical aspect of making informed decisions. Lastly, it deepened my comprehension of consent as a legal concept, an essential element in sexual misconduct cases. These skills have enhanced my ability to conduct thorough investigations and contributed significantly to fostering a safer, more respectful work environment

– Ignacio Albarracin, Director, Learning Commons & Academic Success Centre, College of New Caledonia

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder of Rubin Thomlinson LLP and the Managing Director of RT Workplace Training Inc. With almost 30 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

Katharine Montpetit has almost 10 years of experience, Katharine Montpetit brings a wealth of insight to her work at Rubin Thomlinson. She is called on for her responsiveness to clients, her eagle-eyed attention to detail, and the efficiency of her investigations. Katharine is passionate about drawing out the different perspectives in even deeply fraught situations — deftly facilitating trust and candour.

Learn more about Katharine here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$1,750(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 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST/EDT) each day.

PREREQUISITES
Registrants for Conducting Sexual Misconduct Investigations must have attended Workplace Investigation Fundamentals before they can attend this session.

About this course

If someone at your organization says they’ve been sexually harassed or sexually assaulted, 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 individual victims 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 organization’s response to the incident(s) and by the organizational culture.

Please note: The content provided in this course is the same as our “Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations” course.

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
  • The psycho-social dynamics of sexual misconduct
  • 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 two actual investigations, including conducting interviews with the complainant, respondent and witnesses. This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of both a sexual harassment and a sexual violence investigation, but also to experience the investigations first-hand, with participants playing 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 up to 11.5 Substantive Hours 

Testimonials

Participating in the sexual misconduct investigation training has been a transformative experience for me professionally. One of the key learnings was the importance of planning questions ahead of time, which has allowed me to conduct interviews more effectively and systematically. The training also emphasized maintaining an empathetic yet neutral demeanour throughout the investigation process—a crucial skill for handling sensitive cases fairly and respectfully.

Furthermore, the emphasis on meticulous documentation has improved my ability to record and manage information accurately, ensuring a clear and transparent investigation process. The training gave me a deeper understanding of how to interpret the balance of probabilities based on evidence, which is a critical aspect of making informed decisions. Lastly, it deepened my comprehension of consent as a legal concept, an essential element in sexual misconduct cases. These skills have enhanced my ability to conduct thorough investigations and contributed significantly to fostering a safer, more respectful work environment

– Ignacio Albarracin, Director, Learning Commons & Academic Success Centre, College of New Caledonia

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder of Rubin Thomlinson LLP and the Managing Director of RT Workplace Training Inc. With almost 30 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

Katharine Montpetit has almost 10 years of experience, Katharine Montpetit brings a wealth of insight to her work at Rubin Thomlinson. She is called on for her responsiveness to clients, her eagle-eyed attention to detail, and the efficiency of her investigations. Katharine is passionate about drawing out the different perspectives in even deeply fraught situations — deftly facilitating trust and candour.

Learn more about Katharine here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$1,750(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 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST/EDT) each day.

PREREQUISITES
Registrants for Conducting Sexual Misconduct Investigations must have attended Workplace Investigation Fundamentals before they can attend this session.

About this course

If someone at your organization says they’ve been sexually harassed or sexually assaulted, 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 individual victims 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 organization’s response to the incident(s) and by the organizational culture.

Please note: The content provided in this course is the same as our “Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations” course.

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
  • The psycho-social dynamics of sexual misconduct
  • 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 two actual investigations, including conducting interviews with the complainant, respondent and witnesses. This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of both a sexual harassment and a sexual violence investigation, but also to experience the investigations first-hand, with participants playing 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 up to 11.5 Substantive Hours 

Testimonials

Participating in the sexual misconduct investigation training has been a transformative experience for me professionally. One of the key learnings was the importance of planning questions ahead of time, which has allowed me to conduct interviews more effectively and systematically. The training also emphasized maintaining an empathetic yet neutral demeanour throughout the investigation process—a crucial skill for handling sensitive cases fairly and respectfully.

Furthermore, the emphasis on meticulous documentation has improved my ability to record and manage information accurately, ensuring a clear and transparent investigation process. The training gave me a deeper understanding of how to interpret the balance of probabilities based on evidence, which is a critical aspect of making informed decisions. Lastly, it deepened my comprehension of consent as a legal concept, an essential element in sexual misconduct cases. These skills have enhanced my ability to conduct thorough investigations and contributed significantly to fostering a safer, more respectful work environment

– Ignacio Albarracin, Director, Learning Commons & Academic Success Centre, College of New Caledonia

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder of Rubin Thomlinson LLP and the Managing Director of RT Workplace Training Inc. With almost 30 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

Katharine Montpetit has almost 10 years of experience, Katharine Montpetit brings a wealth of insight to her work at Rubin Thomlinson. She is called on for her responsiveness to clients, her eagle-eyed attention to detail, and the efficiency of her investigations. Katharine is passionate about drawing out the different perspectives in even deeply fraught situations — deftly facilitating trust and candour.

Learn more about Katharine here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$1,750(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 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST/EDT) each day.

PREREQUISITES
Registrants for Conducting Sexual Misconduct Investigations must have attended Workplace Investigation Fundamentals before they can attend this session.

About this course

If someone at your organization says they’ve been sexually harassed or sexually assaulted, 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 individual victims 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 organization’s response to the incident(s) and by the organizational culture.

Please note: The content provided in this course is the same as our “Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations” course.

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
  • The psycho-social dynamics of sexual misconduct
  • 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 two actual investigations, including conducting interviews with the complainant, respondent and witnesses. This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of both a sexual harassment and a sexual violence investigation, but also to experience the investigations first-hand, with participants playing 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 up to 11.5 Substantive Hours 

Testimonials

Participating in the sexual misconduct investigation training has been a transformative experience for me professionally. One of the key learnings was the importance of planning questions ahead of time, which has allowed me to conduct interviews more effectively and systematically. The training also emphasized maintaining an empathetic yet neutral demeanour throughout the investigation process—a crucial skill for handling sensitive cases fairly and respectfully.

Furthermore, the emphasis on meticulous documentation has improved my ability to record and manage information accurately, ensuring a clear and transparent investigation process. The training gave me a deeper understanding of how to interpret the balance of probabilities based on evidence, which is a critical aspect of making informed decisions. Lastly, it deepened my comprehension of consent as a legal concept, an essential element in sexual misconduct cases. These skills have enhanced my ability to conduct thorough investigations and contributed significantly to fostering a safer, more respectful work environment

– Ignacio Albarracin, Director, Learning Commons & Academic Success Centre, College of New Caledonia

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder of Rubin Thomlinson LLP and the Managing Director of RT Workplace Training Inc. With almost 30 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

Katharine Montpetit has almost 10 years of experience, Katharine Montpetit brings a wealth of insight to her work at Rubin Thomlinson. She is called on for her responsiveness to clients, her eagle-eyed attention to detail, and the efficiency of her investigations. Katharine is passionate about drawing out the different perspectives in even deeply fraught situations — deftly facilitating trust and candour.

Learn more about Katharine here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$1,750(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 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST/EDT) each day.

PREREQUISITES
Registrants for Conducting Sexual Misconduct Investigations must have attended Workplace Investigation Fundamentals before they can attend this session.

About this course

If someone at your organization says they’ve been sexually harassed or sexually assaulted, 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 individual victims 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 organization’s response to the incident(s) and by the organizational culture.

Please note: The content provided in this course is the same as our “Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations” course.

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
  • The psycho-social dynamics of sexual misconduct
  • 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 two actual investigations, including conducting interviews with the complainant, respondent and witnesses. This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of both a sexual harassment and a sexual violence investigation, but also to experience the investigations first-hand, with participants playing 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 up to 11.5 Substantive Hours 

Testimonials

Participating in the sexual misconduct investigation training has been a transformative experience for me professionally. One of the key learnings was the importance of planning questions ahead of time, which has allowed me to conduct interviews more effectively and systematically. The training also emphasized maintaining an empathetic yet neutral demeanour throughout the investigation process—a crucial skill for handling sensitive cases fairly and respectfully.

Furthermore, the emphasis on meticulous documentation has improved my ability to record and manage information accurately, ensuring a clear and transparent investigation process. The training gave me a deeper understanding of how to interpret the balance of probabilities based on evidence, which is a critical aspect of making informed decisions. Lastly, it deepened my comprehension of consent as a legal concept, an essential element in sexual misconduct cases. These skills have enhanced my ability to conduct thorough investigations and contributed significantly to fostering a safer, more respectful work environment

– Ignacio Albarracin, Director, Learning Commons & Academic Success Centre, College of New Caledonia

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder of Rubin Thomlinson LLP and the Managing Director of RT Workplace Training Inc. With almost 30 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

Katharine Montpetit has almost 10 years of experience, Katharine Montpetit brings a wealth of insight to her work at Rubin Thomlinson. She is called on for her responsiveness to clients, her eagle-eyed attention to detail, and the efficiency of her investigations. Katharine is passionate about drawing out the different perspectives in even deeply fraught situations — deftly facilitating trust and candour.

Learn more about Katharine here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$1,750(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 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST/EDT) each day.

PREREQUISITES
Registrants for Conducting Sexual Misconduct Investigations must have attended Workplace Investigation Fundamentals before they can attend this session.

About this course

If someone at your organization says they’ve been sexually harassed or sexually assaulted, 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 individual victims 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 organization’s response to the incident(s) and by the organizational culture.

Please note: The content provided in this course is the same as our “Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations” course.

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
  • The psycho-social dynamics of sexual misconduct
  • 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 two actual investigations, including conducting interviews with the complainant, respondent and witnesses. This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of both a sexual harassment and a sexual violence investigation, but also to experience the investigations first-hand, with participants playing 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 up to 11.5 Substantive Hours 

Testimonials

Participating in the sexual misconduct investigation training has been a transformative experience for me professionally. One of the key learnings was the importance of planning questions ahead of time, which has allowed me to conduct interviews more effectively and systematically. The training also emphasized maintaining an empathetic yet neutral demeanour throughout the investigation process—a crucial skill for handling sensitive cases fairly and respectfully.

Furthermore, the emphasis on meticulous documentation has improved my ability to record and manage information accurately, ensuring a clear and transparent investigation process. The training gave me a deeper understanding of how to interpret the balance of probabilities based on evidence, which is a critical aspect of making informed decisions. Lastly, it deepened my comprehension of consent as a legal concept, an essential element in sexual misconduct cases. These skills have enhanced my ability to conduct thorough investigations and contributed significantly to fostering a safer, more respectful work environment

– Ignacio Albarracin, Director, Learning Commons & Academic Success Centre, College of New Caledonia

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder of Rubin Thomlinson LLP and the Managing Director of RT Workplace Training Inc. With almost 30 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

Katharine Montpetit has almost 10 years of experience, Katharine Montpetit brings a wealth of insight to her work at Rubin Thomlinson. She is called on for her responsiveness to clients, her eagle-eyed attention to detail, and the efficiency of her investigations. Katharine is passionate about drawing out the different perspectives in even deeply fraught situations — deftly facilitating trust and candour.

Learn more about Katharine here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$1,750(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 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST/EDT) each day.

PREREQUISITES
Registrants for Conducting Sexual Misconduct Investigations must have attended Workplace Investigation Fundamentals before they can attend this session.

About this course

If someone at your organization says they’ve been sexually harassed or sexually assaulted, 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 individual victims 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 organization’s response to the incident(s) and by the organizational culture.

Please note: The content provided in this course is the same as our “Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations” course.

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
  • The psycho-social dynamics of sexual misconduct
  • 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 two actual investigations, including conducting interviews with the complainant, respondent and witnesses. This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of both a sexual harassment and a sexual violence investigation, but also to experience the investigations first-hand, with participants playing 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 up to 11.5 Substantive Hours 

Testimonials

Participating in the sexual misconduct investigation training has been a transformative experience for me professionally. One of the key learnings was the importance of planning questions ahead of time, which has allowed me to conduct interviews more effectively and systematically. The training also emphasized maintaining an empathetic yet neutral demeanour throughout the investigation process—a crucial skill for handling sensitive cases fairly and respectfully.

Furthermore, the emphasis on meticulous documentation has improved my ability to record and manage information accurately, ensuring a clear and transparent investigation process. The training gave me a deeper understanding of how to interpret the balance of probabilities based on evidence, which is a critical aspect of making informed decisions. Lastly, it deepened my comprehension of consent as a legal concept, an essential element in sexual misconduct cases. These skills have enhanced my ability to conduct thorough investigations and contributed significantly to fostering a safer, more respectful work environment

– Ignacio Albarracin, Director, Learning Commons & Academic Success Centre, College of New Caledonia

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder of Rubin Thomlinson LLP and the Managing Director of RT Workplace Training Inc. With almost 30 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

Katharine Montpetit has almost 10 years of experience, Katharine Montpetit brings a wealth of insight to her work at Rubin Thomlinson. She is called on for her responsiveness to clients, her eagle-eyed attention to detail, and the efficiency of her investigations. Katharine is passionate about drawing out the different perspectives in even deeply fraught situations — deftly facilitating trust and candour.

Learn more about Katharine here.

Course details

COURSE FEE
$1,750(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 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST/EDT) each day.

PREREQUISITES
Registrants for Conducting Sexual Misconduct Investigations must have attended Workplace Investigation Fundamentals before they can attend this session.

About this course

If someone at your organization says they’ve been sexually harassed or sexually assaulted, 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 individual victims 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 organization’s response to the incident(s) and by the organizational culture.

Please note: The content provided in this course is the same as our “Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations” course.

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
  • The psycho-social dynamics of sexual misconduct
  • 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 two actual investigations, including conducting interviews with the complainant, respondent and witnesses. This course allows participants to not only understand the fundamentals of both a sexual harassment and a sexual violence investigation, but also to experience the investigations first-hand, with participants playing 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 up to 11.5 Substantive Hours 

Testimonials

Participating in the sexual misconduct investigation training has been a transformative experience for me professionally. One of the key learnings was the importance of planning questions ahead of time, which has allowed me to conduct interviews more effectively and systematically. The training also emphasized maintaining an empathetic yet neutral demeanour throughout the investigation process—a crucial skill for handling sensitive cases fairly and respectfully.

Furthermore, the emphasis on meticulous documentation has improved my ability to record and manage information accurately, ensuring a clear and transparent investigation process. The training gave me a deeper understanding of how to interpret the balance of probabilities based on evidence, which is a critical aspect of making informed decisions. Lastly, it deepened my comprehension of consent as a legal concept, an essential element in sexual misconduct cases. These skills have enhanced my ability to conduct thorough investigations and contributed significantly to fostering a safer, more respectful work environment

– Ignacio Albarracin, Director, Learning Commons & Academic Success Centre, College of New Caledonia

About our facilitators

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder of Rubin Thomlinson LLP and the Managing Director of RT Workplace Training Inc. With almost 30 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

Katharine Montpetit has almost 10 years of experience, Katharine Montpetit brings a wealth of insight to her work at Rubin Thomlinson. She is called on for her responsiveness to clients, her eagle-eyed attention to detail, and the efficiency of her investigations. Katharine is passionate about drawing out the different perspectives in even deeply fraught situations — deftly facilitating trust and candour.

Learn more about Katharine here.

Registration

DATES

  • Online
    10:00 EST - 17:00 EST
    Nov 19, 2024 - 20, 2024
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