Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations

  • Created a training instruction manual, which included template forms, follow-up letters to the complainant and alleged harasser, and outline of witness interview questions and documents to be reviewed in an investigation
    • Amazon.com
    • Northern California Institute for Research and Education (NCIRE)

  • Developed and delivered customized, on-site, interactive training on “A Step By Step Guide To Investigating And Resolving Workplace Harassment Complaints” for supervisors, managers and human resources professionals on how to conduct effective internal workplace investigations
    • Peralta Community College District, Oakland, CA, October 13, 2006
    • Managers Training at Tom Duffy Company, Fairfield, CA, February 15, 2007
    • Silicon Valley Women in Human Resources, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, February 28, 2007
    • Human Resources Department at Novellus Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA, June 28, 2007
    • Alameda County Training and Education Center, Oakland, CA, August 6, 2009
    • California Institute for Mental Health (CIMH), Sacramento, CA, November 12, 2009
    • San Joaquin County, Stockton, CA, December 9, 2009
    • HR Star Conference, Los Angeles, CA, March 17, 2010
    • The Center at Cathedral Plaza, Los Angeles, CA, June 21, 2010
    • Alameda County Training and Education Center, Oakland, CA, September 14, 2011
    • State Compensation Insurance Fund (State Fund) (EEO, HR, and workplace investigations units), Pleasanton, CA, January 26, 2012
    • Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA) 2012 HR West Conference, South San Francisco, CA, April 24, 2012
    • Alameda County Training and Education Center, Oakland, CA, September 26, 2013
    • Agilent Technologies, Inc., Santa Clara, CA, June 9, 2014
    • Alameda County Training and Education Center, Oakland, CA, October 30, 2014
    • San Francisco Zen Center, San Francisco, CA, July 26, 2016
    • Pacific Employment Law, LLP, San Francisco, CA, September 30, 2016

  • The Top Ten Employer Mistakes When Investigating Employee Complaints: How To Avoid Putting Your Company At Risk,” Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Arbitrators, San Francisco, CA, May 24, 2007