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Fact-finder

This is an introductory workshop for those who may be required to conduct an internal fact-finding investigation into a complaint or allegations of staff wrongdoing, including misconduct or corrupt conduct.

The workshop has a practical focus and includes how to plan, conduct, conclude and report on an internal investigation. Attention will also be given to the principles that underpin investigations, including confidentiality and procedural fairness.

Case studies and real examples enliven this interactive workshop and allow participants to think practically about the topics. Experienced workshop facilitators bring depth and strength to the workshop material.

Who should attend?

  • managers in state government and local councils who may be asked to conduct an inquiry and who have limited experience in the inquiry process
  • finance managers
  • human resource managers
  • administration managers
  • internal auditors
  • audit committee members
  • public interest disclosures officers and coordinators.

Duration

7.5 hours including a 15–minute morning and afternoon tea and a 30–minute lunch break

Workshop content

  • understanding the inquiry report process
  • the role of the investigator
  • underlying principles including confidentiality and procedural fairness
  • developing a scope, purpose and fact-finding plan for an inquiry
  • understanding the investigative interview process
  • collecting and analysing information and evidence
  • testing the reliability of evidence
  • making findings of fact leading to report recommendations
  • understanding the content of the investigation report.

Facilitators

Senior experienced staff from the legal and investigations divisions of the ICAC.

Course dates

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Fact-finder - Sydney

Start Date07 Apr 2020 09:00 AM End Date07 Apr 2020 04:30 PM

For NSW public sector managers and specialist staff.