Training

Who will benefit from our training?

  • Public and private sector organisations with compliance, regulatory or enforcement functions
  • Lawyers with civil and criminal investigation and prosecution functions.
  • Human Resource Departments with responsibility for internal investigations
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Organisations and individuals whose roles involve fact finding investigations and forensic interviewing or workplace conversations.
  • Organisations and individuals whose roles involve forensic interviewing of children or vulnerable adults

Our training design emphasises continuous professional development and the mobility of learning.

Courses

  • Legal and Procedural Considerations
  • Investigative Principles
  • Basic Investigative Skills
  • Advanced Investigative Skills
  • Compliance Techniques – Persuasion, Dialogue and Negotiation
  • Evaluating Truthfulness and Deception Detection
  • Basic Investigative Interviewing Skills
  • Advanced Investigative Interviewing Skills
  • Interviewing Skills – Children and Vulnerable Adults
  • File Preparation Skills
  • Report Writing Skills
  • Senior Investigations Manager
  • Integrity in Sport Investigation
  • Courtroom Skills

We equip candidates with skillsets required when conducting effective fact-finding investigations, including:

  • Five Principles of Effective Investigation
  • Effective Decision-Making
  • Legal and Procedural Parameters
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Identifying and gathering evidence
  • Managing intelligence, information and evidence
  • File preparation
  • Report writing
  • Conducting Investigative interviews with victims, witnesses and suspects
  • Statement taking
  • Effective Courtroom Presentation
  • Effective Communication Skills

Our training programmes are informed by empirically researched best practice in the areas of investigative strategies and skills and training development solutions. We work closely with the investigation teams of public and private sector national and international agencies to provide training  in advanced investigative skills, interviewing techniques, investigation methods and surveillance techniques.

Our training interventions will simulate scenarios authentic to the workplace reality of the participants using templates and standard operating procedures. They will reflect the culture and values of the client and ensure that the training is situated within the relevant legislative and procedural context.

Our application of standard operating procedures and step-wise processes will ensure a standardised, consistent, professional approach to investigative practices that will reinforce current best practice and emphasise adherence to the client’s policies and procedures.

Our training design will greatly enhance the client’s pool of resources to deal effectively with legislative, regulatory and compliance investigations.

Training provided by us is in line with current legal and procedural requirements and will be accountable and transparent. A key feature of our training is the emphasis on the importance of the Irish Constitution.

By availing of our training programmes, our clients will be promoting skills and practices that are informed by internal and public policy and empirical research that have been tried and tested in the workplace. Our training designs are completely learner-centred, focusing on the relevant learning required for workplace competence.

Theory of learning

Our learning theory combines the principles of Andragogy and Problem-Based-Learning (PBL). A combination of  PBL, work-based learning, case studies, field work and Enquiry-Based Learning (EBL) – learning stimulated by project work and investigations – is used along with traditional lectures and tutorials. This strategy supports problem solving in a professional context while achieving organisationally relevant learning outcomes. Our training sessions are meticulously designed and planned to be aligned to the organisational goals of the client and are authentic to the workplace reality of the course participants. They are also designed to meet the individual learning needs of each participant.