This interactive course teaches skills for effective interviewing, especially in investigations. Former homicide task force leader and author Colin McLaren explains the art of asking investigative questions and getting to the truth.
A manager or workplace investigator trying to ascertain the truth and resolve a problem needs to visualize their interview goal, then chart a series of questions with a suspect or employee. Questions must be subtle, short, establish and confirm facts, open-ended to uncover details, methodical and numerous, monitoring the person’s responses and taking cues from what they say. Colin discusses the importance of building rapport and listening with an open mind. Above all, body language must be calm and professional.
By the end of this course, learners should be able to
This interactive course is one of the Insights and Strategies Series, featuring psychologist Eve Ash interviewing a range of experts and business leaders who share their experiences and practical strategies for achieving best practice.