Planning and Conducting Investigations

Regardless of whether you are an employee, manager, ‘C-suite’ executive, public prosecutor, investigator or a parent, if you are involved or party to an investigation, you must understand its key objective. What is the reason behind it?

This is because every investigation is different and requires different approaches, utilising a variety of resources, human or other.

For complete understanding, the Key Objective is a part of the solution. For the solution to be reached, we must have an ‘issue’ that is referred to as the incident or accident (e.g., an illegal or suspicious act against a corporation, fraudulent activity, theft).

Without a clear Key Objective, no investigation can be successfully completed. To understand what the objective is, the investigator must satisfy several conditions before establishing a clear concise definition of the Key Objective.

Training Course Planning and Conducting Investigations consist from following topics:

  • What is the investigation (legal and law obligations, type of investigations, approvals, who can investigate and when, difference between internal and external investigation)
  • Key Objective in Investigation (intelligence management cycle, man ratio etc)
  • Initiating a Preliminary Investigation (when and how to initiate preliminary investigation and importance of preliminary Investigation, what tools to use and how)
  • Planning the Investigation (determining the investigation objective is the foundation for investigative success, how to plan investigation)
  • Time Line Mapping (how to visually understand what, when, who and why incident/accident happened)
  • Locating and recording information sources
  • Evidence (how to collect evidence, type of evidence, safe keeping)
  • Conducting investigation

This training module cover theoretical approach and as well practical which includes training of how to interview (face to face), how to obtain statement (writing the statement, chronological order and more)

Learning Outcomes: The purpose of training course in how to plan and conduct investigation it’s important for not only for investigator but as well for decision makers in corporate world. Participants will learn different types of investigations, how to successfully plan and execute investigation, by collecting different types of evidences and as well how in most cases modus operandi should be “preliminary investigation” to reduce potential risk for organisation, reduce cost and as well minimise exposure for external legal firms to involve themselves into process of investigation.

“If you know yourself and understand your opponent, your victory in any conflict would never be in jeopardy. If you know yourself but not your opponent, the odds are even. Knowing neither oneself nor the opponents, one will be in constant danger of losing every battle”

Friedrich Nietzsche
Art of War

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