Collaboratively Improving University Student and Staff Safety.

By |2020-01-17T10:09:44+00:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: CEO's Blog, Conferences, Investigative Interviewing, Products and Solutions, Professional Development, Seminars and Workshops, Training|Tags: , , , , |

Collaboratively Improving University Student and Staff Safety. Student and staff wellbeing is rightly high on the agenda of all UK Universities in 2020 and why we're excitedly looking forward to delivering a keynote at this conference and hosting a 2 hour practical workshop to explore the first actions to be considered when serious misconduct which might amount to criminality is reported. Learn from real life redacted case studies, the sector has had years of being advised 'what to do', come with us on an investigation journey with insight into the 'how to do it'! Only a few places left. Best of [...]

Managing Difficult Legal Conversations – An introduction to the world of forensic investigative interviewing for lawyers and paralegals

By |2019-12-19T10:43:30+00:00December 19th, 2019|Categories: Audit and Compliance, CEO's Blog, Conferences, Financial Services, Investigative Interviewing, Law Enforcement, Products and Solutions, Professional Development|

Managing Difficult Legal Conversations - An introduction to the world of forensic investigative interviewing for lawyers and paralegals. Are you in the legal profession? Yes Then join us at 5pm - 7pm Thursday 4th October 2018 at Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC), Elliot House, 151 Deansgate, Manchester. M3 3WD for a FREE workshop and networking event including drinks and nibbles! Investigations alter lives and, on occasion, cost them if poorly conducted. All legal professionals take part in fact-finding meetings (investigative interviews), the outcomes of which are pivotal to well-informed decision-making and risk management. ‘Meetings’ might be with colleagues, employees, clients; often with key witnesses to [...]

Making Justice Work for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

By |2019-12-19T10:37:12+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: CEO's Blog, Conferences|

Intersols CEO had the pleasure some years ago to work briefly with Adele Gladman, Director of Safeguarding Children Training and Cosultancy, on a training project addressing, somewhat prophetically, the emerging threat of abuse of power by those in positions of control to enable sexual offending. Adele has gone on to develop her safeguarding consultancy and has asked for support to promote their event: Making Justice Work for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation, a unique 1 day conference which gives those attending the chance to see the criminal justice system like you have never seen it before. This is an [...]

“One of the best training days ever”

By |2019-12-19T10:55:59+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Audit and Compliance, CEO's Blog, Conferences, Financial Services, Investigative Interviewing, Law Enforcement|

Not the opinion of the team at Intersol but that of a delegate a recent training session, Michael Handley an accountant from Flow Cloud Accountants who has given us permission to use detail from his tweets following the course: Do you have to handle difficult conversations? Do you worry about challenging upwards, sideways, or downwards? Are you a decision-maker that relies of fact, accuracy and detail? Are you an investigator conducting workplace inquiries? Have you ever been stuck for words or wondered where to go next in a conversation? Worried that your boss might ask hard questions that you've overlooked? [...]

“Universities Accused of Failing to Tackle Sexual Misconduct” (Guardian March 2018)

By |2019-12-19T10:51:34+00:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: CEO's Blog, Conferences, Investigative Interviewing, Products and Solutions, Professional Development, Seminars and Workshops, Training|

"Universities Accused of Failing to Tackle Sexual Misconduct" (Guardian March 2018) As reported in a series of investigative articles by The Guardian including: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/28/uk-universities-accused-failing-tackle-sexual-misconduct We are delighted to be supporting Universities UK (UUK) in their endeavours to tackle the complex challenges presented by such serious misconduct. Though 'sexual misconduct' is the 'sexy' element that will inevitably attract media attention serious misconduct extends to any behaviour that may amount to criminal offending (see Pinsent Masons advice document). What's important is the balance between recognising the discipline context of the investigation with a nod of acknowledgement that it could 'go criminal' at [...]

Intersol CEO to Present to North Manchester Health and Safety Group (NMHSAG)

By |2019-12-19T10:44:25+00:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Conferences, Investigative Interviewing, Seminars and Workshops, Training|

Intersol CEO to Present to North Manchester Health and Safety Group (NMHSAG) NMHSAG meet bi-monthly and are open to anyone who has an interest in Health & Safety at Work, especially useful to SMEs. The meetings provide a positive opportunity for learning and updating H&S information via presentations, speakers, group discussions, Q&A session and networking. The group is a member of Safety Groups UK and affiliated to RoSPA. Following a fantastically well received workshop at the 2018 annual IOSH conference in Birmingham, Ian Hynes, Intersol Global CEO, will present at the next NMHSAG meeting on Thursday 18th October 2018. The topic will be [...]

Intersol attend CIPD 2017 Annual Conference

By |2019-12-19T10:38:05+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Audit and Compliance, CEO's Blog, Conferences, Seminars and Workshops, Training|

And what a fruitful day it was! Having successfully launched their vocational accredited qualification for business managers to conduct workplace investigations it was particularly rewarding to engage with so many HR professionals at the CIPD Manchester conference today, particularly as the city is the spiritual home to so many Intersol partners! It was clear that there was an appetite for quality and competent investigation amongst many HR professionals – so topical when never a day slips by without yet another workplace conduct investigation debacle. Indeed so many professionals we met today observed just how often it was adjudged that a [...]

Terrorist Interviewing set back decades (if not centuries!) HIG to be abandoned?

By |2019-12-19T10:33:10+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Conferences, Law Enforcement, Professional Development|

Iron Maidens, Ducking Stools, and the Judas Cradle were abandoned in civilised society centuries ago, thankfully confined to Dark Museums and history but re-kindled with modern day water-boarding, only banned 10 years ago in 2006 by the US administration when it was realised that the reliability, accuracy and value of such methods was seriously flawed. Indeed in August 2016 the UN advocated the interviewing methodology developed in the UK that relies so much more on rapport building and reciprocity to achieve reliable outcomes. Even that was preceded in history by Scharff, a second world war Lutwaffe officer,  who advocated and deployed [...]

North West based Intersol Global, design and deliver the worlds first accredited and regulated training to conduct workplace ‘investigative’ interviews.

By |2019-12-19T10:15:36+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Audit and Compliance, CEO's Blog, Conferences, Financial Services, Investigative Interviewing, Law Enforcement, Products and Solutions, Professional Development, Training|

Virgin trains east coast (VTEC), recognising the many business benefits for health and safety, HR, staff development, and reliable decision-making, worked with Intersol to contextualise course content and roll out the training to 15 staff as stage 1 of a broader strategic plan to better equip teams with the skills to conduct reliable and meaningful workplace meetings and enquiries – The first in the world to achieve the accreditation. Intersol have since gone on to deliver the same accreditation to Pinsent Masons lawyers, supporting them to achieve another ‘world-first’ for corporate lawyers and set them apart from other law firms, and are [...]

Capacity in the Family Court: difficult decisions

By |2019-12-19T10:11:58+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Conferences, Investigative Interviewing, Law Enforcement, Products and Solutions, Training|

Capacity in the context of family proceedings raises some complex issues – this seminar explores these with some case studies covering basic principles and how these are applied. On behalf of a valued associate see here for more details and booking arrangements: Capacity-Flyer-8mar18-1