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 [...]

Student rape reports: The battle to be believed (BBC 15/1/20)

By |2020-01-15T11:06:20+00:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: CEO's Blog, Investigative Interviewing, Law Enforcement, Products and Solutions, Professional Development, Training|Tags: , , |

Student rape reports: The battle to be believed (BBC 15/1/20) (Courtesy of The BBC and acknowledgements to reporter Megan Fisher) Viewer discretion, language and images of a sexual nature. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-51073884/student-rape-reports-the-battle-to-be-believed Intersol Comment The work we've done in HE has halved investigation cost, delivering reliable and safe outcomes in half the time.  4 years operating in Higher Education as trainers, advisers and investigators consistently highlights 3 key issues that challenge the sector in terms of investigating serious misconduct, particularly where that misconduct might amount to criminality and irrespective of whether those involved are students or staff. Those issues are captured by the [...]

The Mind and Working Memory Explained – Why skilled Forensic Interviewing Is Critical

By |2020-01-12T12:00:09+00:00January 12th, 2020|Categories: CEO's Blog, Investigative Interviewing, Law Enforcement, Products and Solutions, Professional Development, Training|Tags: , , , , |

The Mind and Working Memory Explained -Why Skilled Forensic Interviewing Is Critical   Relaxing from work and catching up with a bit of Netflix I happened across "The Mind Explained", a series of short documentaries released late last year and just couldn't resist it! It pretty much tells the investigator all they need to know about the fragility and limitations of memory and therefore why reliable forensic investigative interviewing is critical to securing safe and reliable outcomes for ALL stakeholders in an investigation and why the team here at Intersol were so determined to design an externally validated and regulated qualification [...]

Sexual Offence Investigation In Australasian Universities

By |2019-12-19T10:58:16+00:00December 19th, 2019|Categories: CEO's Blog, Investigative Interviewing, Law Enforcement, Professional Development, Seminars and Workshops, Training|

Sexual Offence Investigation In Australasian Universities. Are you alarmed at the standard of investigation in your university? Is safety of your students of paramount concern? Have you experience of discipline hearings in Higher education? Do you manage high risk university investigations? The Australasian University Safer Community Conference (AUSCC) is an opportunity for practitioners in the university behavioural assessment and safer community space to increase their knowledge, skills and techniques in threat assessment and investigations, and to provide opportunities to establish and build professional networks. AUSCC is a joint initiative of Monash University and the University of the Sunshine Coast. AUSCC [...]

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 [...]

“Best Training Day Ever”

By |2019-12-19T10:55:05+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Audit and Compliance, CEO's Blog, Financial Services, Professional Development, Seminars and Workshops, Training|

Testimonies don't get much better than these - "One of the most engaging training days I've ever been fortunate enough to attend". If you or your team might benefit from coaching on how to manage those difficult workplace conversations and meetings give us a call and we can explain how we can help. One of the recurring benefits according to feedback is that delegates go away empowered and confident and decision makers can be more confident of detail, accuracy, and facts. Well done and thank you Mick and John.

Managing Difficult Workplace Conversations for Auditors and Accountants

By |2019-12-19T10:53:32+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Audit and Compliance, CEO's Blog, Financial Services, Professional Development|

In collaboration with Harold Sharpe Accountants we are delighted to launch our new course for the profession with the objective of developing skills to support professionals to manage those everyday difficult conversations that are so often crucial to effective decision-making and positive business outcomes. Intersol COO, Mick Confrey, and lead trainer John Crook have developed a CPD accredited package designed for accountants and auditors that will give a glimpse into the world of forensic investigation, particularly forensic interviewing, and how these skills combine to better enable 'Extraordinary Case Management' (ECM®). The training will focus on investigation skills, questioning style and [...]

“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 [...]

Managing university misconduct cases that might constitute a criminal offence – conducting inquiries and investigations in higher education

By |2019-12-19T10:46:35+00:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: CEO's Blog, Investigative Interviewing, Professional Development, Seminars and Workshops, Training|

Managing university misconduct cases that might constitute a criminal offence - conducting inquiries and investigations in higher education. 30 Oct 2018, 09:30 - 15:30, UUK, 20, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HQ. A best practice masterclass on conducting inquiries and investigations in higher education. Following on from a successful workshop on 20 July which looked at the implementation of a case management process from 'end-to-end' drawing on the experience of Keele University, this masterclass focuses on managing inquiries and investigations, which is a critical part of case management and will support institutions in 'how to do it'. The landscape is complicated by the [...]

Thought for a Friday! Investigations and Interviewing

By |2019-12-19T10:39:25+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Audit and Compliance, CEO's Blog, Law Enforcement, Professional Development, Seminars and Workshops, Training|

During a week when not a day has passed without reference to a workplace investigation, abuse of power, sexual assaults, reputations in tatters, lives ruined, and constant repetition of the hollow phrase: “We are commissioning an independent investigation”, have you reflected on the competence and qualifications of those charged with such onerous responsibility to actually conduct investigations and investigative interviews of those witnesses to, and suspects of, workplace misconduct? Workplace investigations are life altering, career threatening and high risk, yet are often allocated randomly to a middle manager based entirely on status within the company, irrelevant that they have had no [...]