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Agenda

Day One

12:55 - 13:00 CET Opening Remarks
13:00 - 14:00 CET

Investigation Basics
Meric Bloch

  • Ethics, fairness, and confidentiality
  • Evidence and burdens of proof
  • Attorney-client privilege

 

14:00 - 14:20 CET

Break

14:20 - 15:40 CET

Planning the Investigation
Meric Bloch & Al Gagne

 

  • Assessing the initial report
  • Determining whether an investigation is needed
  • Developing an investigation strategy and plan
15:40 - 16:00 CET Break
16:00 - 17:00 CET

Gathering evidence & documentation issues
Al Gagne

  • Getting the paper and record trail in order
  • Utilizing and managing relevant documents
  • Developing and using standard policies, procedures, and forms for investigations

Day Two

13:00 - 14:20 CET

Conducting Interviews
Meric Bloch

 

  • Preparing for interviews
  • Types of questions & assessing credibility
  • Tips for effective interviewing

 

14:20 - 14:40 CET

Break

14:40 - 15:40 CET

Reporting Results
Al Gagne

 

  • Key elements of a good report
  • Practical tips for report-writing
  • Reporting to management, the board, and third parties
15:40 - 16:00 CET Break
16:00 - 17:00 CET

After the Investigation
Meric Bloch & Al Gagne

 

  • Identifying and fixing internal control issues and other problems
  • Remediation plans
  • Lessons learned from the investigation