Certificate in Workplace Investigations

  • Registration fee: $395

  • April 16, 2019
    1:00pm - 5:00pm
    (half-day program)
    East Lansing Marriott at University Place
    300 M.A.C. Avenue
    East Lansing, MI 48823
    Phone: (517) 337-4440
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    Maximize the benefit of our programs by bringing MSU to you. Custom on-site programs are designed specifically for your organization's needs.

    Contact Veronica Taber
    Support Specialist
    Phone: (517) 432-2209
    Email: taberver@msu.edu
  • Questions?

    Contact Carrie Mejorado
    Program Coordinator
    Phone: (517) 355-9592
    Email: comclm@msu.edu

Whether it's a claim of harassment, discrimination, a disciplinary issue, or loss prevention, you must take prompt action.

Conducting an effective investigation is the first step. The way you handle the investigation will have a significant impact on employee morale, and your legal liability.

Whether you're a manager, a small business owner, or an HR/LR professional, this program will provide you with the skills needed to effectively conduct workplace investigations.

By attending, Certificate in Workplace Investigations, you'll learn how to:

  • Plan your investigation
  • Conduct investigatory interviews
  • Document and defend your decisions
  • Minimize legal liability

In addition to the program manual, you will receive worksheets and templates to facilitate your use of concepts learned during the program. Through simulations and case studies, you’ll be able to hone your internal investigation skills and enhance your confidence and comfort with the process of conducting a workplace investigation.




  • Plan the investigation
  • Conduct the investigation
    • Evidence
    • Investigatory Interviews
      • Setting the tone, clarifying roles, explaining the process
      • Communicating employee rights, responsibilities and expectations
      • Encouraging admissions
      • Written statements
  • Document the investigation
    • Types and tools
    • Avoiding common errors
  • Evaluating the reporting findings



Make It A Full Day

Register for this program along with Certificate in Organizational Inclusion and Diversity and save $100.


Attend with your team of 3 and save $395 as the 3rd person can attend for free!

If you are interested in either of the options above, please contact Carrie Mejorado, Program Coordinator, via email at comclm@msu.edu to register and save.


Tina Riley Tina M. Riley, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Associate Director of the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations at Michigan State University (MSU). She is the Director of the School's Human Resource Executive Education program and holds a PhD in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education as well as a Master of Arts in Labor Relations and Human Resources from MSU. Dr. Riley is a results-based educator and executive coach with expertise helping individual leaders and organizations, achieve their full potential through high-impact communications that build trust and promote inclusion and engagement.

She adopts an engaging and holistic approach to teaching that facilitates learners' ability to move from theory to practice. Her teaching style makes complex concepts accessible to graduate students and seasoned professionals alike. Dr. Riley teaches academic and professional development classes on a variety of HR and leadership topics including communications, leadership development, managing change, diversity and inclusion, conducting workplace investigations, and HR's role in cybersecurity.

Program may be taught by one or more instructors.



Registration fee: $395

  • Registration fees include continental breakfast and all course materials
  • Travel and hotel expenses are not included
  • Lunch is on your own
  • Space is limited, so we advise registering as soon as possible to secure your participation

Program times:

Registration: 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Program time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
April 16, 2019 course offering
April 16, 2019
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Hotel information for April 16, 2019 course offerings
East Lansing Marriott at University Place
East Lansing Marriott at University Place
300 M.A.C. Avenue
East Lansing, MI
Phone: (517) 337-4440
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  • For your convenience... If you fly into Detroit Metropolitan Airport you can take the Michigan Flyer motorcoach to the East Lansing Marriott, where the program is being held. Learn more about riding the Michigan Flyer »
  • Overnight accommodations... are not included in the program fee. To reserve a room at the special rate, call the hotel listed for the program you will be attending. Be sure to refer to MSU and the name of the seminar. The special rate will be removed a month prior to the program, so we encourage you make your reservation early.
  • Give us a call... We would be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this training program. You can reach us at (517) 355-9592.
  • Did you know... We can come to you!
    Bring this program on-site for your team. It will lay the groundwork for success, provide a common framework and language as well as incorporate your organizational challenges. Contact Veronica Taber at (517) 432-2209 or taberver@msu.edu to discuss how you can multiply the benefits of MSU programs and save money by brining this and other programs on-site.


  • Cancellation four weeks prior to program start:  10% cancellation fee; remainder of program fee refunded.
  • Cancellation less than four weeks but at least two weeks prior to program start:  50% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellation less than two weeks prior to program start:  no refund.
  • These cancellation fees apply even if the participant wishes to reschedule to a later date for the same program or a different program.  Participants may send a substitute from the same organization for the same program and date with prior written notice and avoid the cancellation fee.

MSU reserves the right to cancel programs when enrollment criteria are not met or for conditions beyond its control. Any additional costs incurred by the enrollee of cancelled programs are the responsibility of the enrollee.



Accommodations for people with disabilities or special dietary needs may be requested by calling SHRLR Executive Education at (517) 355-9592. We will do all we can to accommodate you. It would be especially helpful if you would contact us at least three weeks before the program.


  • MSU's Federal ID Number is 38-6005984
  • Business casual attire.
  • Please, no audio or video recording.


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