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Get 10 – 25% off Intersol Global online training courses this February – April

By |2021-02-09T13:38:54+00:00February 9th, 2021|Categories: Training|

For a limited time, Intersol Global is offering 10 – 25% off online courses via Intersol Academy between February – April 2021. The discount offers 1-7 delegates 10% off an online course or 8 delegates 25% off an online course per organisation. For more than 8 delegates please contact our training team at info@intersolglobal.com. “I just wanted to say personally a huge thank you for what you delivered here today. I know that staff have been talking about how good both sessions were and the relevance to our services, they have been really empowered and inspired”. Social Service Safeguarding, HR Head [...]

A guide to empathy, rapport & trust in the workplace

By |2021-02-02T17:08:03+00:00February 1st, 2021|Categories: Investigative Interviewing, Training|

As we enter Sexual abuse and sexual violence awareness week 2021 it presents an opportunity to better understand how empathy, rapport, and trust during workplace investigation meetings will do so much to support and deliver reliable outcomes for victims. Mick Confrey, Intersol chief operations officer, shares the experience of conducting hundreds of workplace cognitive interviews.  A key skill of an investigator conducting investigation meetings/interviews with persons reporting traumatic events is their ability to support and empower the person to give their account of events at their pace and in the order, they choose to relay the reported events. At the same [...]

Five reasons to train your staff in ethical, effective and timely Investigations and Investigation Meetings

By |2021-01-26T12:16:21+00:00January 20th, 2021|Categories: Training|

Investigations conducted poorly cost lives, livelihoods, and careers and have the potential to destroy reputations and brands. Ethical and effective investigations reliably inform reports ensuring better-informed decision-making. An ‘invest to save’ model with front-end investment will secure significant savings in the long-term. An effective investigation ‘shines a light’ on your ethics.  Investigations can be expensive. That cost can be measured not just in capital investment, but poor investigationswill lead to reputational risk, the destruction of careers, and in some cases cost life. Investigations inevitably place your ethics, philosophy, and core values under the microscope. Supporting your staff with a quality, accredited, [...]

Rola-Cola or Coca-Cola Investigation Training – Your Shout!

By |2020-09-18T17:51:07+00:00September 18th, 2020|Categories: CEO's Blog, Training, University News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Rola-Cola or Coca-Cola Investigation Training - Your Shout! What's Peter Kay got to do with investigation training? Not a lot other than he shares a Lancashire heritage (and some would say physical profile) with our Director of Learning & Development, John Crook. BUT the similarity doesn't stop there. Just as you can have a cheap drink you can have cheap training. Our philosophy at Intersol Global is that you get what you pay for, for those that remember "Never mind the width, feel the quality"! This is a great day for the Intersol team as it marks the completion of their [...]

When Safeguarding Case Management (SCM) Goes Wrong

By |2020-06-15T18:25:11+00:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: Audit and Compliance, Audit and GRC, CEO's Blog, Conferences, Education, Financial Services, Health, Health and Safety, Investigative Interviewing, Law Enforcement, Legal Services, Products and Solutions, Professional Development, Regulators, Safeguarding, Seminars and Workshops, Sport, Training, University News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

When Safeguarding Case Management (SCM) Goes Wrong When safeguarding goes wrong the consequences are frequently catastrophic and life-changing. Whether it's sports, education, charities, health, or the workplace, there is no shortage of examples of the devastating impact of sub-standard Safeguarding Case Management (SCM). Increasing commissions to review SCM highlight the inter-dependancies of proactive and reactive phases of SCM. Only when the proactive goes wrong or is found wanting is the relationship between them scrutinised and the reactive phase triggered. That phase is NOT just about apportioning blame, 'putting a head on a stick', it is as much about WHY something has [...]

Trauma informed remote interviewing of vulnerable witnesses

By |2020-06-05T11:32:10+00:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Audit and Compliance, Audit and GRC, CEO's Blog, Conferences, Education, Financial Services, Health, Health and Safety, Investigative Interviewing, Law Enforcement, Legal Services, Products and Solutions, Professional Development, Regulators, Seminars and Workshops, Sport, Training, University News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Trauma informed remote interviewing of vulnerable witnesses At a time when interviewing key witnesses face to face is particularly challenging this short paper highlights some specific challenges when that witness is vulnerable, particularly in the context of trauma informed investigation. Much has been discussed on webinars about the benefits and pitfalls of remote interviewing and it is not unreasonable to think that there will be pressure post-Covid to conduct many more interviews 'virtually' to secure savings and efficiencies, and rightly so. However, there must always remain those instances when there is no substitute for the benefits and well-being secured by face [...]

Skillsfirst revalidate our self-awarding status

By |2020-06-01T12:37:24+00:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: Audit and Compliance, Audit and GRC, CEO's Blog, Education, Financial Services, Health, Health and Safety, Investigative Interviewing, Law Enforcement, Legal Services, Products and Solutions, Professional Development, Regulators, Sport, Training|Tags: , , |

Skillsfirst revalidate our self-awarding status. Following recent annual inspection, we are delighted that we have again successfully met the regulatory criteria to be a Skillsfirst Awards, Recognised Centre (number 205.001). This means that Intersol can continue to award the Level 3 Certificate in Investigative Interviewing, IIC3. Inadequate and ill-informed investigative interviewing can destroy careers and lives, even cost them. This is why this qualification should be the minimum expectation of anybody entrusted with this heavy responsibility. We have proportionately and relevantly adapted this training making it meaningful for any business sector that conducts meetings to identify reliable facts and detail. If [...]

Discipline Panel Training Awarded 7 CPD Points.

By |2020-05-20T14:27:45+00:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: CEO's Blog, Education, Legal Services, Products and Solutions, Training, University News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Discipline Panel Training Awarded 7 CPD Points. Our online training for discipline panel members has been externally examined and been awarded 7hrs CPD points today. Developed in conjunction with The Hawkins Consultancy, this is the first step towards a comprehensive package to equip panel members with the skills and confidence to sit in judgement of civil discipline investigations that have potential to destroy lives and careers. As the world emerges from the perils of COVID 19 it is intended to complement this technical online training with a one day face to face practical day that will reinforce the learning and deliver [...]

NEW! University Discipline Panel Training

By |2020-05-19T14:31:52+00:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: CEO's Blog, Education, Products and Solutions, Professional Development, Training|

NEW! University Discipline Panel Training Do you hold discipline panel hearings? Do you sit on a discipline panel? Do you want to understand the role and responsibility of a panel member better? "YES"? Then this new online training session is for you. Discipline panel hearings are the final stage of an investigation case management process (barring an appeal) and decisions reached have been known to destroy lives and careers if not cost them. Responding to requests from HEIs Intersol have partnered with a barrister, Nick Hawkins, who has a wealth of experience of discipline hearings in a civil context, to deliver [...]

What is Investigation Case Management? What Makes It Extraordinary?

By |2020-05-05T08:03:40+00:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: Audit and Compliance, Audit and GRC, CEO's Blog, Education, Financial Services, Health, Health and Safety, Investigative Interviewing, Law Enforcement, Legal Services, Products and Solutions, Professional Development, Regulators, Sport, Training, Uncategorized, University News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Do you or your organisation conduct investigations? Do you need to store and exchange information securely? Are your processes subject to scrutiny? Do you value your stake-holders welfare and well-being? Is risk and reputation management important to the business?  Yes, to any of the above? Read on!  What is an investigation?  An investigation is a thorough search for facts, especially those that are hidden or need to be sorted out in a complex situation. The goal of an investigation is usually to determine how or why something happened, not to apportion blame (Dictionary.com). Investigative skills are key cognitive areas of decision making that guide or [...]

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