Conducting Efficient and Effective HR Investigations

With business and legal risk looming, is more always better? Join us for the day-long, interactive workshops designed to help every HR professional–from the new to the most experienced–gain a fresh perspective on how to best conduct an efficient and effective HR investigation.


Jill Sopha

Jill Sopha

Mediator Jill Hamill Sopha is Owner and Managing Director of Sopha Mediation LLC, a company dedicated to helping employers and employees avoid and/or find alternatives to workplace disputes and litigation through mediation. Jill is a seasoned employment attorney (J.D.) and ... read more

Who Should Attend

  • New and Experienced HR Professionals who conduct investigations
  • Supervisors, compliance employees and other individuals who regularly conduct HR investigations
  • Trainers who teach investigation techniques to HR professionals and other employees

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify When and How to Conduct an HR Investigation
  • Efficiently Plan the Investigation including Identifying the Investigation Objectives
  • Effectively Conduct the Investigation
  • Properly Close Out and Document the Investigation

Course Outline/Topics


Morning Session

  • To investigate or not?
  • Strategically planning the investigation
  • Identifying “the right” investigation objectives
  • Identifying key documents and witnesses

Afternoon Session

  • Conducting the investigation
  • Efficient and effective witness interviews
  • Effective documentation
  • Communicating the results

Closing the investigation


Students will be asked to come prepared to share one particularly complex or difficult investigation scenario (made generic for discussion; approximately 5 minutes)

All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.

Date: Tue., Dec 11

Time: 8:30am-4pm

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Jill Sopha


$845 by Tue., Nov. 27.
$895 after Tue., Nov. 27.

CEUs: 0.7

Enrollment Limit: 25

Program Number: 5040-10973

Registration Deadline: Tue., Dec. 11

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