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Agenda

THURSDAY, 28 JANUARY

8:55 – 9:00 SGT Opening Remarks

Meric Bloch & Al Gagne

09:00 – 10:00 SGT Investigations Basic

Meric Bloch
• Ethics, fairness, and confidentiality
• Evidence and burdens of proof
• Attorney-client privilege

10:00 – 10:20 SGT Break

10:20 – 11:40 SGT Planning the Investigation

Meric Bloch & Al Gagne
• Assessing the initial report
• Determining whether an investigations is needed
• Developing an investigation strategy and plan

11:40 – 12:00 SGT Break

12:00 – 13:00 SGT Gathering evidence & documentation issues

Al Gagne
• Getting the paper and record trail in order
• Utilizing and managing relevant documents
• Developing and using standard policies, procedures, and forms for investigations

 

FRIDAY, 29 JANUARY

8:55 – 9:00 SGT Opening Remarks

Meric Bloch & Al Gagne

09:00 – 10:00 SGT Conducting Interviews

Meric Bloch
• Preparing for interviews
• Types of questions & assessing credibility
• Tips for effective interviewing

10:00 – 10:20 SGT Break

10:20 – 11:40 SGT Reporting Results

Al Gagne
• Key elements of a good report
• Practical tips for report-writing
• Reporting to management, the board, and third parties

11:40 – 12:00 SGT Break

12:00 – 13:00 SGT After the Investigation

Meric Bloch & Al Gagne
• Identifying and fixing internal control issues and other problems
• Remediation plans
• Lessons learned from the investigation