AWI Webinar: Keeping Yourself Safe as a Workplace Investigator
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When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
9:00 am PT, 10:00 am MT, 11:00 am CT, noon ET
Where: Online

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Session Description

Workplace investigators should always be concerned about their safety when conducting investigations. By definition, we are meeting with people who have been accused of wrongdoing that often involves psychological or physical violence, or both. There are highly significant consequences to complainants and respondents that can involve personal safety, job security, identity, and reputation. We may be seen as a great threat to the people being investigated. We often meet alone, in potentially unsafe places, where we are highly vulnerable, even if we are trained in law enforcement. And we are meeting people with often-unknown histories that can include violence and personal instability. In other words, we won’t know we are in it until we are in it.

With this understanding, this webinar should make you safer and may even save your life.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the inherent risks in conducting workplace investigations
  • Identify warning signs of an unsafe situation
  • Minimize actions that increase risk


Members & Sustaining Members: FREE
Non-Members: $50


Dr. Perry Sirota

Dr. Perry Sirota, Ph.D., a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, holds his degrees from McGill and Queen's Universities. He has advanced training and practice in risk management, risk assessment and prediction, criminal profiling, threat assessment, violence and aggression intervention, and workplace violence. He helps organizations develop internal screening methods, workplace violence and drug policies, and management of internal crisis situations. He prepares psychological evaluations for all Court jurisdictions, and has testified about 400 times as an expert witness in the Court of Queen's Bench, Provincial Court, Family and Youth Court, and at Labour Arbitrations. He travels broadly responding to workplace threats and incidents of violence.

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