Effective Workplace Investigation

Date: 23-24 July 2020

Time : 14:00 - 17:00



Employee morale, productivity and customer service levels are at their highest when employee work effectively as a team and practice the basic tenets of dignity and respect for each other. 


However, it is inevitable that allegations of inappropriate and in some cases criminal behaviour will present themselves. Such reports can result in significant negative consequences to the organization and its people and can increase potential legal liability. 


This course will introduce participants to approaches and techniques which support best practice principles and skills for conducting and managing the investigative process.

Mr. Bob Pointer

Investigator & Educator 

Bob specializes in behavioural analysis and consults world-wide. With over 40 years of practical cross sector experience in environments where communication is vital, from law enforcement to high stakes negotiations, he has developed a range of behaviour centric approaches to assist in building positive interpersonal conversational climates.


A qualified facilitator, and former lecturer at City, University of London, he provides a blended interactive approach to professional development which effectively links academic theory to practice based situations.


Bob is currently retained by Volvo Trucks UK as an advanced communications specialist facilitator, undertakes bespoke inhouse programme design and also regularly provides key note presentations at conferences and events.

Learning Outcome

  • Understand the benefits of employing a strategic approach to report of misconduct and unethical behaviour

  • Become familiar with the principles of the 10 stage investigations model

  • Understand how a conversational approach interaction with identified individuals can assist in evaluating the validity of reports of misconduct or malfeasance.

  • Gain an insight into a range of conversational techniques that can be used within both formal and informal interactions.

  • Discover a structured approach to investigate conversation based on proven best practice standards.

  • Understand the importance of utilising both cognitive and emotional intelligence to build empathy and understanding.

  • Gain an understanding of the 5 verbal and nonverbal channels of effective communication.

  • Be exposed to techniques which enable fine grain detail to be obtained in a collaborative and non-confrontational manner.

  • Understand how to deal with resistance in all its form.