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November 14, 2017

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2018 AWI Training Institute for Workplace Investigators – Early Bird Deadlines Extended for Atlanta and Whistler Institutes

The January Training Institute in Santa Barbara sold out quickly. Register today to reserve your spot in the Atlanta Institute in April or the Whistler Institute in July. In keeping with our mission to promote and enhance the quality of impartial workplace investigations, we are proud to offer the intensive Training Institute for Workplace Investigators, the gold standard in our industry. This training includes a four-day accredited course followed by a half-day series of assessments, with a certificate for students who pass the tests. >> Read more

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Headline News

Woman Says Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore Initiated Sexual Contact when She Was 14

Four women have told the Washington Post that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore pursued them when they were teenagers — between the ages of 14 and 18 — and he was in his 30s. >> Read more

More than 60 Admirals Being Looked at in “Fat Leonard” Probe, Report Says

More than 60 admirals are being looked at for their part in the “Fat Leonard” scandal, double the number the Navy said were under investigation last year, The Washington Post reported this weekend. >> Read more

Related Story

Mueller Interviews Top White House Aide

White House senior policy advisor Stephen Miller has been interviewed as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, according to sources familiar with the investigation. >> Read more

Canadian News

Liberals Seek to Tighten Workplace Harassment Rules for Businesses, Parliament

The federal government is embarking on a regulatory overhaul to crack down on harassment in federal workplaces, from Parliament Hill to the telecom industry. >> Read more

Comments made by Coun. Rino Bortolin about a rape that never happened are now the subject of an investigation by the city's integrity commissioner. >> Read more

Ontario Civilian Police Commission Releases Interim Report on Investigation into Thunder Bay Police Board

In the 35-page report, retired judge and current Canadian senator Murray Sinclair — who is leading the probe — noted that he is examining a variety of issues but is paying particular attention to the issue of systemic racism. >> Read more

Features & Analysis

“A Really Rigorous Process”: Times Reporters Describe Investigating Sexual Assault

While the entertainment world was reeling on Thursday from allegations of Louis C.K.’s sexual misconduct published by The New York Times, a TimesTalks event provided a behind-the-scenes look at how three of the newspaper’s reporters investigated harassment in the worlds of film, media, and Silicon Valley. >> Read more

Why Workplace Investigations Go Wrong

Put people together into a pressured environment like the workplace and there will always be misunderstandings, clashes, and occasions when emotions boil over to the surface. Greater sensitivity to any form of discrimination, a sense of “rights”, along with the new opportunities for niggling via digital comms means disputes are only getting more complex. >> Read more

How Managers Can Better Deal with Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

The recent barrage of sexual harassment claims — in the realms of politics, news organizations, Hollywood, and beyond — are a good reminder that there are best and worst practices when investigating allegations of misconduct. >> Read more

U.S. Regional News

California's Legislature Investigated 31 Abuse Complaints Made Over the Past Decade

The release of the total number of investigations comes after the Los Angeles Times requested specific information following allegations in a letter signed by scores of women that a “pervasive” culture of harassment exists in and around the state Capitol. Some of those women called Thursday’s limited release of information disappointing. >> Read more

Congresswoman's Chief of Staff Placed on Leave Following Sexual Harassment Claims

Michigan Democratic Rep. Brenda Lawrence has placed her chief of staff on administrative leave following accusations of sexual harassment by former staffers in her office. >> Read more

Colorado Rep. Steve Lebsock Accused of Sexual Harassment

A Colorado state legislator on Friday said he doesn't remember doing or saying anything inappropriate to a fellow lawmaker who accused him of making unwanted sexual advances toward her during a party in 2016. >> Read more

In this Issue
  1. Association News
  2. Headline News
  3. Canadian News
  4. Features & Analysis
  5. U.S. Regional News

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Upcoming Events

November 14, 2017
Seattle Local Circle Meeting

November 16, 2017
Sacramento Workplace Investigations Basics Seminar

November 16, 2017
Sacramento Local Circle Networking Reception

November 16, 2017
Nashville Local Circle Meeting

November 17, 2017
San Fernando Valley Local Circle Meeting

November 22, 2017
Brisbane Local Circle Meeting

November 29, 2017
Sydney Local Circle Meeting

December 1, 2017
West LA Local Circle Meeting

December 6, 2017
Melbourne Local Circle Meeting

December 6, 2017
Silicon Valley Local Circle Meeting

January 29, 2018
2018 Institute: Santa Barbara, California — Waitlist

April 30, 2018
2018 Institute: Atlanta, Georgia

July 23, 2018
2018 Institute: Whistler, Canada

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January 30, 2018
Atlanta Training Institute Early Registration Deadline

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Whistler Training Institute Early Registration Deadline

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