220 Attend 5th Annual Conference



Two hundred twenty workplace investigators from nineteen US states, the District of Columbia, and Canada attended AWI's 5th annual conference November 13-15, 2014 in Walnut Creek, California. The keynote address was given by Michael Floyd, former CIA agent and co-author of the New York Times bestseller, Spy the Lie. Mr. Floyd used videos of actual witness interviews to demonstrate his objective method of detecting deception using verbal and visual indicators.

Conference participants gave Mr. Floyd's presentation rave reviews, and Mr. Floyd was also impressed with AWI. "Clearly, you are the pioneers and the leaders in your industry," he wrote in a follow-up email. Other topics covered at the conference included trends and updates, ethics, behavioral analysis, investigative strategy, interviewing, handling difficult situations, avoiding common mistakes, determining credibility, and report writing.

AWI's mission is to promote and enhance the quality of impartial workplace investigations. It was founded in 2009 with 100 charter members in California, and currently has 545 members in 34 US states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Australia, and Bulgaria. Its other offerings include training institutes, seminars, webinars, and a peer-reviewed professional journal.


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5 Spaces Left for February Institute

We invite you to attend our
Training Institute for Workplace Investigators

February 23-27, 2015 ♦ Sonoma County, California
May 4-8, 2015 ♦ Mystic Area, Connecticut

An intensive, five-day course
leading to a Certificate of Completion!

In keeping with our mission to promote and enhance the quality of impartial workplace investigations, in 2015 we are presenting two sessions of our national-level, intensive Training Institute for Workplace Investigators. Upon completion of this challenging program, AWI will certify that the participant has completed what is becoming the gold standard for training in our industry. Class size will be limited so every participant will have personalized, hands-on training from the Institute’s experienced faculty.

We have priced this Institute to make it affordable to our members and other workplace investigators. Tuition for members, including continental breakfast, lunch, breaks, and the Thursday banquet, is $2,495 for early registration, $2,695 for regular registration, and $2,895 for late registration. For the Sonoma Institute, early registration closed; regular registration is with full payment by December 31, 2014; and late registration is thereafter. For the Mystic Institute, early registration is with a $500 deposit by January 15, 2015, and the balance due February 15, 2015; regular registration is with full payment by February 28, 2015, and late registration is thereafter. Non-member tuition is an additional $150. Our 2012, 2013 and 2014 Institutes sold out, so register early.

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