2017 Training Institutes for Workplace Investigators

September 11-15, 2017 ♦ Austin, Texas, USA
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A four-day course, and a half-day series of tests,
with a certificate for students who pass the tests.

Certificate Program Announcement
Certificate Program FAQ

In keeping with our mission to promote and enhance the quality of impartial workplace investigations, in 2017 we are presenting three sessions of our intensive Training Institute for Workplace Investigators, the gold standard in our industry. The final 2017 Institute will be held in Austin, TX. The Institute consists of four days of training, including 10 hours of small group sessions with our experienced faculty, and a half-day series of tests. Students who pass the tests will receive a certificate. The next Institute will be held in Santa Barbara, CA in January 2018.

2017 Training Institutes Tuition*
AWI Member Non-Member
Austin Early Registration
Deadline: June 30, 2017


Austin Regular Registration
Deadline: July 31, 2017.


Austin Late Registration
After July 31, 2017



*Tuition includes training and tests. Students who have attended a previous Institute may contact the AWI office for a 25% tuition discount code.

2017 Institute Registration Links:
Austin Institute RegistrationAustin Waiting List
  • Doubletree Austin, 6505 Interstate Highway-35 North, Austin, TX 78752. $135 per night reservations or call (800) 347-0330

Curriculum Includes

  • Introduction
  • Understanding and Avoiding Bias in Investigations
  • The Law Governing Why, What, and How We Investigate
  • Identifying the Issues and Planning the Investigation
  • Evidence Theory and Practice in Workplace Investigations
  • Interviewing Witnesses in Workplace Investigations
  • Making Credibility Determinations
  • Achieving Excellence in Investigative Report Writing
  • Full Day Small Group Mock Investigation
  • Half Day Small Group Analysis and Report Writing Exercises
  • Ethical Issues for Attorneys, Private Investigators and Internal Investigators
  • Litigation and Other Events After the Investigation
  • Question and Answer Session


Austin Faculty

Naomi Butterfield
Pamela Clarke
Jeremy Eaves
Monica Jeffrey
Karen Kramer
Eli Makus
Amy Oppenheimer
Cara Panebianco
Vida Thomas
Sue Ann Van Dermyden
Lori Wolner
Susan Woolley