PSEA & Investigations for Managers Workshop

Purpose

This one-day workshop looks at how to manage investigations into staff misconduct, with a particular focus on investigations into sexual exploitation and abuse of beneficiaries by staff. Additionally, it explores safeguarding strategies that managers can implement in their organisations to reduce the risk of exploitation and abuse and improve their organisation’s capacity to receive and respond to allegations of staff misconduct.

Who should attend?

Senior managers responsible for managing internal investigations and those who are responsible for development or review of organisational policy relating to sexual exploitation and abuse.

Course content

The course comprises the following modules:

  • Defining, and responding to, exploitation and abuse;
  • Principles, risk assessment and critical elements in managing investigations;
  • Creating a culture of safety – codes of conduct, awareness-raising amongst staff and communities, complaints & response mechanisms and recruitment practices.

Pre-workshop assignments and background reading

Participants are asked to read several key documents relating to the management of investigations prior to joining the course. There are no pre-workshop assignments apart from the reading.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will have increased understanding of the following:

  • The context within which abuse and exploitation can occur;
  • The key elements in managing investigations;
  • Prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse through codes of conduct, complaints & response mechanisms, awareness raising amongst staff and communities and recruitment strategies;
  • Organisational responsibility for creating a safe environment free from sexual exploitation or abuse.

They will have established skills in:

  • Planning and managing investigations;
  • Developing and implementing prevention strategies.

Course fees

The course fee includes facilitation, course materials, lunch and refreshments during the days of the course, and a course completion certificate. The course fee does not include the cost of overnight accommodation or travel to and from the training venue.

Swiss Francs (CHF)

Full members

Associate & non-members

Open workshop (per participant)

Standard rate

250

350

Early bird standard rate*

225

312

Small agency rate**

125

175

Early bird small agency rate*

112

156

Sole-agency workshop (for a maximum of 25 participants)

Standard rate

2500

3500

Small agency rate**

1250

1750

 

Programme guide

Day 1: Introduction, background and context; What is abuse?; Codes of conduct; Awareness-raising of staff and communities; Complaints & response mechanisms; Good practice in recruitment for PSEA prevention; Manager testimony on investigations; Managers’ responsibilities in an investigation; Critical elements in managing investigations, including risk assessment; Action planning.