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AWI Institute Curriculum
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The curriculum at the Institute includes:

  • 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 Sessions

Intended Learning Outcomes

After attending the AWI Institute Training, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize and avoid bias in investigations and our profession.
  • Define the issues with an investigation.
  • Plan an investigation.
  • Conduct an information gathering interview.
  • Identify the law as it relates to workplace investigations.
  • Identify and describe evidence as it relates to a workplace investigation.
  • Demonstrate an analysis of credibility.
  • Write an effective investigative report.
  • Conduct an information gathering interview.
  • Demonstrate an analysis of credibility.
  • Write an effective investigative report.
  • Identify key ethical issues in workplace investigations.
  • Describe the components and issues related to post investigations.