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2015 Annual Conference Schedule
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Thursday, October 22

8:30 am –

5:00 pm

Annual Meeting of Directors

11:00 am –

5:00 pm

Registration Opens

1:00 – 5:00 pm

Pre-Conference Program: Michael Floyd Get the Truth: Learn From a Former CIA Officer How to Persuade Anyone to Tell All

5:30 – 9:00 pm

Optional Networking Dinner at Deluca Trattoria (ticket required)

Friday, October 23

7:00- 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast & Registration

8:00 - 8:15 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:15 – 9:30 am

Keynote Presentation: Jeannie Rhee & Aaron Zebley, Wilmer Hale Lessons Learned: Case Study from a High Profile Investigation

9:30 – 10:30 am

Session: Across the Divide: Cultural Competency and Interviewing People Different than Ourselves

10:30 –

10:45 am


10:45 am –

12:15 pm

Session: Investigation on Trial

12:15 – 1:30 pm


1:30 – 3:00 pm

Breakout Session

1:30 – 2:15 pm

EXTERNAL INVESTIGATORS TRACK:Banner is Here to Stay: The Top 5 Things You Must Know Before Using Confidentiality Admonitions


INTERNAL INVESTIGATORS TRACK: Keeping the “Independence” of Independent Investigations: Preserving Neutrality in the Crosscurrents of a Workplace Dispute

2:15 – 3:00 pm

EXTERNAL INVESTIGATORS TRACK: Using Deep Listening Skills to Improve Credibility Assessment


INTERNAL INVESTIGATORS TRACK: Preventing Retaliation: Strategies for the In-House Investigator or Advisor

3:00 – 3:15 pm


3:15 – 5:15 pm

Breakout Sessions

3:15 – 4:15 pm

EXTERNAL INVESTIGATORS TRACK: Untying the Knot: More Complex and Unexpected Scenarios in Workplace Investigations


INTERNAL INVESTIGATORS TRACK: Minimizing Legal Risk in Internal Employee Investigations

4:15 – 5:15 pm

EXTERNAL INVESTIGATORS TRACK: Crying Bully or Crying Wolf? Unique Considerations for Investigating Workplace Bullying Claims



5:15 pm


5:45 pm

Optional Neworking Reception (ticket required)

Saturday, October 24

7:00 – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:00 – 9:15 am

Session: Everything You Wanted to Know About Digital Evidence But Were Afraid to Ask!

9:15 – 10:15 am

Session: The Unicorn in the Room: Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation and Effective Workplace Investigations

10:15 – 10:30 am


10:30 – 11:30 am

Session: Pay No Attention to the (Wo)Man Behind the Curtain: A Frank Discussion Regarding Investigation Advice from the Defense and Plaintiff’s Perspectives

11:30 am –

12:15 pm

Session: It’s Just a Matter of Time... Testifying About Our Own Investigations and Other Revelations from the Member Survey

12:15 – 12:30 pm

Wrap- Up

12:30 – 1:00 pm

Annual Meeting of Members (to begin immediately following the conference "Wrap-up")