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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.

  • Assessing Credibility

    July 10, 2020
    (TBD - Calgary)
    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.

  • An employee tells you that a co-worker said or did something upsetting, but also that they fear for their personal safety. You’re well-versed in dealing with complaints about harassment and bullying. What about complaints that raise a risk of someone getting injured? This course will teach you to correctly identify and investigate these special cases — while reducing risks and meeting your legal obligations.

  • Conducting Workplace Assessments

    July 23, 2020
    (TBD - Toronto)
    Many employees are afraid to report misconduct or harassment to their employers. These bottled-up issues can quietly poison a workplace, and even explode. Workplace assessments are a proactive way of discovering whether there are problems in your organization, instead of waiting for them to come out. In this workshop, learn the right questions and techniques, and how to analyze and act on the results.

  • Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques

    August 11, 2020 - August 13, 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.

  • 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.

  • Investigating Complex Cases

    September 15, 2020
    (TBD - Toronto)
    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

    September 22, 2020 - September 24, 2020
    (TBD - Calgary)
    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

    September 29, 2020 - October 01, 2020
    (TBD - Regina)
    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

    October 14, 2020
    (TBD - Toronto)
    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.

  • Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques

    October 20, 2020 - October 22, 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.