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FUNDAMENTALS OF INVESTIGATION TRAINER: GARETH JONES SAVE THIS DATE: NOVEMBER 23, 2016 VICTORIA INN WINNIPEG A One-Day Training Course for Manitoba Leaders and Managers, Sponsored by the Manitoba Association of School Business Officials T his course covers the universal principles of excellent investigation; how to identify issues and then plan an investigation; how to conduct thorough witness interviews - even if the witness is hostile or difficult; how to deal with whistleblowers, how to gather, organize and review physical, digital and documentary evidence; how to assess evidence and how to write clear and convincing reports. There is also a segment dedicated to workplace investigations. The course is designed to give anyone responsible for conducting, supervising or reviewing investigations or fact-finding of any kind, the tools required to ensure that they are done objectively and thoroughly. It covers the basics applicable to virtually every type of investigation, including the workplace, health and safety, human rights and administrative fairness. The course uses real life examples, with targeted case studies and recent court/tribunal cases. A great refresher for those already involved in investigations, as well as a comprehensive introduction into the world of investigations to those with little or no prior experience. The course will give anyone the confidence and capabilities necessary to conduct, monitor or supervise an investigation. The course includes discussions on the importance of ethics in planning and conducting investigations. The course will be delivered by Gareth Jones, a former director of major investigations at the Department of National Defense Ombudsman's office, who has over 30 years of investigative experience. Gareth, a former police officer with the Metropolitan Police, London, UK, has created and delivered investigative training to thousands of participants from government, regulatory, human resources, human rights, police and private sector agencies around the world, including UN organizations. The course is based on the highly successful investigative methodology set out in his acclaimed book Conducting Administrative, Oversight and Ombudsman Investigations Course Content Section 1: The Fundamentals of Investigation * The eight principles that apply to any kind of investigation * An assessment tool for determining the quality of your own - or someone else's - investigation * Procedural fairness Section 2: How to Plan an Investigation * Road-mapping the investigation * Identifying the issues * Pinpointing what and where the evidence is * Setting timelines 23 * MASBO NEWS 2016 Participants are provided with an investigation planning template that can be easily adapted to any investigation. Section 3: Investigative Interviewing This segment covers the basic building blocks of good interviewing. * The twelve stages of an interview * Common problems that arise with witnesses and how to deal with them * How to record interviews * Ethical approaches to interviewing Section 4: Documents and Digital Evidence * How to identify, organize and review documents * Documenting your investigation * Dealing with digital evidence Section 5: Evidence Assessment and Effective Report Writing * Admissibility, sufficiency, credibility, relevance * Narrative reports * How to set out your analysis clearly and comprehensively * A structured approach to making report writing as painless as possible * Formulating conclusions and recommendations Section 6: Workplace Investigations ■

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MASBO News - 2016

MASBO 2015–2016 Executive
2015–2016 Committees
Message from the MASBO President
Message from the Executive Director
Honourary/Life Members
Pre-Conference Workshop
MASBO’s 3 “Cs”: Collaboration – Culture – Climate
Establishing Cultures of Trust
MASBO Welcomes New Executive Members
Tom’s Next Chapter
Farewell, Roy!
“We Are Canadians” The Evolution of the Canadian School Business Officials’ Leadership Group
MASBO “PAL” Program – Supporting a Positive Organizational Culture
Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba New Rate Model
School Divisions Form Co-operative to Share CIMS Software and Hardware
Fundamentals of Investigation
Facilities Management
Products & Services Marketplace
Index to Advertisers

MASBO News - 2016