Certificate in Workplace Investigations

Conducting a prompt & effective investigation is essential in all organizations

REGISTRATION FEE: $995

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.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS GAINED

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

PROGRAM DATE

Select a date to register

AGENDA

Learn the 4 steps to EFFECTIVE WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS

  • 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

INSTRUCTOR

Tina M. 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.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • FOR VIRTUAL (ZOOM) PROGRAMS

    • Cancellation more than three weeks prior to the program start date: full refund.
    • Cancellation two weeks prior to the program start date: 10% cancellation fee; remainder of program fee refunded.
    • Cancellation after program materials have been posted/provided to participants (normally 2 days prior to program start date): no refund.
    • Cancellation fees may be waived if the participant registers and attends the same program within 12 months. Fees may only be waived once.
  • FOR IN-PERSON PROGRAMS

    • 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 canceled programs are the responsibility of the enrollee.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES

  • All course materials.
  • Space is limited, so we advise registering as soon as possible to secure your participation.

 

DID YOU KNOW...WE CAN COME TO YOU!

  • You can bring this program on-site for your team or virtually through Zoom. It will lay the groundwork for success, provide a common framework and language as well as incorporate your organizational challenges. Contact Program Coordinator, Kristi White at whitekr@msu.edu to discuss how you can multiply the benefits of MSU programs and save money by bringing this and other programs to you.

 

GIVE US A CALL

  • We would be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this training program. Please contact Program Coordinator, Kristi White at whitekr@msu.edu.