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CASS/ASBOA Proper Conduct of Investigations in an Education Setting


CASS and ASBOA are pleased to offer its inaugural full day interactive hands-on workshop on the proper conduct of investigations in an education setting.

The workshop has been developed specifically for CASS and ASBOA members. The cost to attend is $250.00.

The presenters for this interactive case-study-focused workshop are:

  • Teresa Haykowsky, Partner, McLennan Ross LLP
  • Steve Marrisink, B.A., C.D., Investigator at LMAR Group Ltd
  • Michael Mccormack, Investigator, Forensic and Litigation Support, MNP
  • Maggie Baczynski, B.A., LLB, Investigator, MB Workplace Law

Program Overview:

8:00 – Registration and Breakfast

8:30 – Process/Procedures 

  • selecting the investigator: current trends and arguments of bias
  • retaining the investigator
  • establishing terms of reference / the investigation plan
  • preparing for the interview

10:00-10:15 – Wellness Break

10:15-Noon – Power and Duties

  • conduct of witness interviews
  • confidentiality
  • reviewing written complaints
  • maintaining objections
  • making conclusions based on feeling / intuition
  • ensure the investigator obtains all the facts surrounding the alleged misconduct
  • conducting a fair and objective interview

Noon-1:00 – Lunch

1:00-2:15 – Lessons Learned

  • pitfalls of inadequate investigation
  • damages awarded for wrongful investigations

2:15-2:30 – Wellness Break

2:30-4:00 – Current Case Law

  • current case law dealing with internal employer investigators

4:00 – Wrap up

Workshop materials will be provided in an electronic format.

Event is FULL. Contact admin@cass.ab.ca for more information.

Participants will have a better understanding of:

  • the process and procedures for authorizing a person to conduct an investigation
  • the powers and duties of a person conducting the investigation or receiving the report
  • the procedural and evidentiary matters in respect to investigations

April 22, 2020


Conference occurs at the Fantasyland Hotel,
17700-87 Avenue, Edmonton, AB

Reservations can be made by calling (780) 444-3000 or toll-free 1-800-737-3783. MUST mention that you are attending the CASS/Alberta Education FNMI Conference 2020 or provide the group code number 6712646 to receive the negotiated rate of $159.00/night + tax.