Oregon judges and their lawyer staff, 50-year OSB members, and Active Pro Bono OSB members—please call the OSB CLE Service Center at (503) 431-6413 or toll-free at (800) 452-8260, ext. 413, to register.
When investigating one person’s word against another’s in a case of sexual harassment or other alleged misconduct, are you using scientifically validated methods to interview witnesses, assess their credibility, and reach a defensible conclusion? Workplace investigators often receive training on “best practices” for investigations. But over the past 15 years scientists have found that much of the conventional wisdom on how to effectively interview witnesses and determine truthfulness is wrong. At the same time, courts have found companies liable for using scientifically unproven interviewing and other investigative techniques in workplace investigations.
Spend an engaging and informative day with former U.S. Department of Justice attorney Michael Johnson and explore how to apply scientifically validated methods to your investigations. By examining videos and case studies, you will learn how to:
• Utilize the “Cognitive Interview,” the most widely researched interviewing technique in the world
• Apply research-based methods for detecting signs of deception and truthfulness
• Comply with the legal requirements of workplace investigations
• Follow a six-step process for writing clear and concise investigative reports
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