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Denver Workplace Investigations Basics Seminar
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October 14, 2014 ♦ 9 am to 4 pm

Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP 370 Seventeenth St Ste 4500 Denver CO 80202

Presented by Elizabeth Rita and Sue Ann Van Dermyden

7 Colorado CLE Credits Approved (Other Jurisdictions) ♦ 4 Hours HRCI Approved

This popular, fast-paced, interactive program is designed to teach all of the practical skills necessary to investigate allegations of employee misconduct. Among other things, you will learn how to: ask effective questions, interview reluctant witnesses, obtain relevant evidence, assess credibility, and arrive at a legally defensible decision. You will also learn how to prepare and utilize all of the necessary documentation during the investigative process. Each attendee will receive program materials containing valuable checklists, forms, and templates that will assist them in carrying out investigations.

Here are some comments from participants in previous sessions of this program. "Really engaging and informative." "Appreciated having materials so organized." "The information provided was right on point and easy to follow." "I liked practical approach. One of the few CLE that has provided actual skills." "Excellent seminar!" "Great content and delivery." "Great! Very engaging." "The information presented will assist me in the workplace. The section on credibility was very helpful."

The seminar runs from 9 am to 4 pm and includes continental breakfast and lunch. Space is limited so register now.

AWI Members Register $225

Non-Members Register $395

Elizabeth Rita

Elizabeth Rita

Elizabeth Rita is a licensed Colorado attorney who has been conducting workplace investigations since 1994. An employment lawyer with more than 20 years of experience, Ms. Rita has conducted hundreds of investigations for clients. She has investigated complaints involving company-wide race discrimination, sexual harassment, rape, assault, ethics violations, ethnic origin discrimination, hostile work environment, age discrimination, retaliation, gender bias, SOX retaliation, public corruption and employee misconduct. Ms. Rita has trained HR professionals and lawyers in conducting investigations, and has spoken and written on this subject for a variety of audiences. She serves on the Workplace Investigations Subcommittee of the American Bar Association and is involved in the national Association of Workplace Investigators, where she serves as the Denver metropolitan area local circle contact. Her firm, WorkPlace Intelligence, LLC, is a Denver based business providing investigations and training to businesses, municipalities and government agencies around the country and in Canada.

Here are some comments about Ms. Rita's previous AWI presentations: "Great presentation and presenters; very engaging, interesting info." "I really enjoyed Liz's stories and input." "Very knowledgeable." "Fun, confident, relatable, great speaker!" "Great job, my favorite!" "Elizabeth is a great speaker. Very fun and intelligent." "Excellent delivery, excellent method of teaching."

Sue Ann Van Dermyden

Sue Ann Van Dermyden

Sue Ann Van Dermyden is a licensed California attorney who has specialized in employment law since 1993 as a litigator and workplace investigator.  She also provides expert witness testimony on employment matters; advises clients on complex employment-related matters; and, conducts interactive and entertaining training seminars.  Ms. Van Dermyden was listed in Northern California Super Lawyers in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Her professional affiliations include the American Bar Association – Employment Law Section, American Bar Association – Workplace Investigations Sub-Committee, Association of Workplace Investigators – Board of Directors, Executive Committee Member, Strategic Committee Member, Certification Committee Member, Chair of Annual Conference Committee, Local Circle Convener (October 2009 – present), ASIS Investigations Standards Technical Committee, Anthony M. Kennedy Inn of Court (September 2006 – present), American Inns of Court, Program Awards Committee (2010 – 2011), Street Law International, Volunteer Instructor for High School Students (2008), University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Board of Directors, Alumni Association (1995-1997), State Bar of California, Labor & Employment Section, Sacramento County Bar Association Membership Committee, and California Chamber of Commerce.

Here are some comments about Ms. Van Dermyden's previous AWI presentations: "Fabulous, amazing, knowledgeable; very effective and informative." "Very engaging--great presenter!" "Enthusiasm, plus great experience, openness, willing to share information, a perfect '10'!" "Excellent, well organized, easy to follow and learn, engaging enjoyable presentation."