SEA Investigations follow-up – Remote workshop

Course format
Face-to-face or Remote
Course length
4 days
Overview

Purpose

The purpose of this remote follow-up training workshop is, for participants to :

  • Gain a deeper understanding of conducting investigations, from planning stages to critically assessing evidence, including remote investigations, with expert guidance.
  • Share and address challenges participants have encountered while carrying and/or managing investigations since they attended the 4-day investigation workshop.
  • Exercise their interviews skills through remote interviews with actors and personalised feedback from faciliators.

Who should attend?

Mid-level and senior staff who are, or may be, designated to investigate allegations of misconduct by staff of the organisation, and/or manage such investigations, and/or remotely coach their colleagues into carrying such investigation.

Please note that participation in this workshop is open only to those who have completed the Investigations Workshop. A minimum gap of three months is required between completing the Investigations Workshop and undertaking the Investigations Follow-Up, to allow for reflection and consolidation of the learning through experience.

Course content

The course covers the following topics:

  • In-depth, step-by-step planning and conducting of an investigation
  • Strategies for dealing with challenges met by participants when planning and conducting an investigation;
  • Interviewing techniques for complainants, subjects of complaint and witnesses, including challenging and/or vulnerable interviewees;
  • Assessing information gathered during an investigation and selecting evidence to prove or disprove the allegation;
  • Investigation report writting and presenting recommendations

Participants will be requested to carry out remote interviews of characters played by actors on day 2 and 3 of the workshop, as part of the full process of planning and conducting an investigation. Participants will receive individual feedbacks from facilitators present during the interview.

Pre-workshop assignments and background reading

This remote follow-up investigations workshop will have four mandatory pre-workshop assignments. All pre-workshop assignments are geared toward planning a specific investigation and carrying out the remote interviews. Participants are also required to re-read the key documents relating to investigations prior to joining the course.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will have an in-depth understanding of, and increased skills in the following:

  • Planning an investigation;
  • Conducting interviews;
  • Critical assessment of the evidence gathered;
  • Reporting on the findings and making recommendations;
  • Closing the investigation.