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Course Calendar

Rubin Thomlinson Workplace Training and Consulting Inc. offers real-to-life training for Canadian HR professionals, managers, and internal counsel in workplace investigations, employment law, and workplace human rights.

  • Investigating Complex Cases

    April 02, 2020
    (TBD - Vancouver)
    Have you ever gotten stuck during an investigation? Have you struggled with investigations that the traditional model wouldn’t work for — like anonymous complaints, counter-complaints, or complaints of systemic discrimination? This advanced course is for you. Featuring the Rubin Thomlinson methodology of role play, problem solving, and practice cases, learn to navigate these complex, “not so textbook” cases.

  • Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques

    April 21, 2020 - April 23, 2020
    (TBD - Toronto)
    If a complaint of workplace harassment is made, do you know how to respond, investigate, and report on it — legally and correctly? If you don’t, you aren’t alone. This 3-day course is a crucial primer for today’s climate. Investigate mock complaints (inspired by our work across the country) from start to finish, build your investigation skills, and learn how to avoid costly pitfalls. The third day focuses on mastering report writing.

  • Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques

    May 05, 2020 - May 07, 2020
    (TBDE - Edmonton)
    If a complaint of workplace harassment is made, do you know how to respond, investigate, and report on it — legally and correctly? If you don’t, you aren’t alone. This 3-day course is a crucial primer for today’s climate. Investigate mock complaints (inspired by our work across the country) from start to finish, build your investigation skills, and learn how to avoid costly pitfalls. The third day focuses on mastering report writing.

  • Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques

    May 26, 2020 - May 28, 2020
    (TBD - Ottawa)
    If a complaint of workplace harassment is made, do you know how to respond, investigate, and report on it — legally and correctly? If you don’t, you aren’t alone. This 3-day course is a crucial primer for today’s climate. Investigate mock complaints (inspired by our work across the country) from start to finish, build your investigation skills, and learn how to avoid costly pitfalls. The third day focuses on mastering report writing.

  • Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques

    June 02, 2020 - June 04, 2020
    (TBD - Toronto)
    If a complaint of workplace harassment is made, do you know how to respond, investigate, and report on it — legally and correctly? If you don’t, you aren’t alone. This 3-day course is a crucial primer for today’s climate. Investigate mock complaints (inspired by our work across the country) from start to finish, build your investigation skills, and learn how to avoid costly pitfalls. The third day focuses on mastering report writing.

  • Assessing Credibility

    June 09, 2020
    (TBD - Vancouver)
    Who should you believe? This course is for anyone who has investigated allegations but struggled to make a finding. Learn about the science of lie detection, which approaches work and which don’t, and valuable tools to assist you in making decisions. Investigators will leave confident in making difficult credibility decisions. Participants will be provided with comprehensive materials explaining these concepts and tools to better support them in their investigative practice.

  • Interviewing witnesses can be the toughest part of an investigation. In this workshop, learn crucial skills: building rapport, formulating the right questions,dealing with difficult witnesses (such as the hostile witness, the gossipy witness and the reluctant witness), handling interruptions from relatives, lawyers, etc, and more.

  • Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations

    June 11, 2020 - June 12, 2020
    (TBD - Vancouver)
    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 leave confident and prepared.

  • Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations

    July 07, 2020 - July 08, 2020
    (TBD - Calgary)
    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 leave confident and prepared.

  • Interviewing witnesses can be the toughest part of an investigation. In this workshop, learn crucial skills: building rapport, formulating the right questions,dealing with difficult witnesses (such as the hostile witness, the gossipy witness and the reluctant witness), handling interruptions from relatives, lawyers, etc, and more.