Investigations and Report Writing Workshop
Make sure you get to the bottom of the issue!
Being able to conduct an investigation and write concise reports is important if you are to succeed at bringing errant employees to book. This workshop is guaranteed to improve your investigative capability through the provision of knowledge and the development of practical skills.
Who should attend
- Line Managers
- Compliance Managers
- HR Managers/Officers
- Employee Relations Managers
- Security Managers
- Risk and Loss Managers
- Union Officials
- Labour Consultants
- Financial Managers
- Legal Practitioners
After participating in this course, delegates will:
- Understand the legal framework in which investigations take place and the role of various types of investigations.
- Be able to follow the procedures that are necessary to conduct an investigation.
- Be able to identify what constitutes admissible evidence and be able to weigh up evidence.
- Be able to conduct a lawful and fruitful investigation.
- Be able to write a meaningful and concise report.
- Course design
- Domestic issues
- Delegate objectives
- Course objectives
- Course outline
- Course materials
- Types of investigation
- The nature of investigations generally
- Types of investigations
- Legal framework
- Relevant legislation
- Provincial circulars – the public sector and company policies
- Investigation procedures
- Misconduct investigations
- Investigation powers
- Powers arising from the employer/employee relationship
- Statutory powers
- Rights of employees
- Powers and protocols of investigations
- Law of evidence
- What can be accepted as evidence?
- Forms of evidence
- The onus
- The standard of proof
- Public policy
- Unfairly prejudicial
- Undesirable evidence
- Admissions and confessions / undue influence
- Improperly obtained evidence
- Body searches
- Credibility - or what makes you believe that a person is or is not telling the truth?
- Cautionary rules
- Investigation skills
- The interview
- Adopting a tone
- Factual analysis and course of action
- Factual analysis: Role-play
- Application of law
- Course of action
- Preparation of the report
- Starting off
- Constructing logical arguments
- Argumentative fallacies
- Plain English
- Publishing allegations
- Producing the report
- Persuasive and analytical writing
- Report writing exercise
We have a panel of carefully selected trainers all of whom are legally qualified, have many years of experience as trainers and are often arbitrators/and or commissioners of the CCMA. Their extensive experience enables them to respond to ad hoc queries from delegates in a practical and empowering manner and is one of the factors which set us apart from the competition. Regular presenters include:
Ingrid Lewin is an admitted attorney who has practised and trained in the field of labour law and the management of industrial relations. She served as an Acting Judge in the Labour Court and as a Senior Convening Commissioner at the CCMA since 1989. She has been involved with dispute resolution in both private and public sector bargaining councils and has trained CCMA commissioners, bargaining council officials, managers, employees, shop stewards and trade union officials on various aspects of labour law and practice.
Adv James Matshekga is an admitted advocate of the Transvaal division of the High Court and is currently a senior lecturer at the University of Johannesburg where he is primarily responsible for teaching Labour Law. James is also an accredited trainer and facilitator of the Law Society of South Africa. He is currently a part-time commissioner at the CCMA and a panellist at various bargaining councils in both the private and public sector. James has been training for CBA since 2009.
Date/s, venue/s and fees: To be announced.
Customised In-house Courses
Did you know that our courses can be customised to suit your requirements?
If you have 15 or more delegates we can conduct an onsite workshop specifically designed to meet your needs at a reduced cost. Speak to your Labour Training Division consultant or call us on 031 268 3505.