Derek has the in-depth knowledge and experience to simplify the report-writing task, giving his students the confidence to prepare reports that clearly outline their investigations in a way that everyone can understand.
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Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) February 12, 2013
i-Sight Software is offering a free webinar on writing an investigation report, led by expert investigator and trainer, Derek Knights, CFE, CIPP/C, PCI, CISSP. The webinar, designed to help investigators master the skills needed to prepare clear and accurate investigation reports, will take place on Thursday, February 28th, from 2pm to 3pm EST.
Texting, email and social media are influencing the way today’s generations approach the task of writing. Business writing, however, shouldn’t be influenced by trends because business documents must stand the test of time. This is especially true for investigation reports.
“Investigation reports are likely to be used by a client or a company to make a decision, often on terminating an employee or presenting it for potential criminal charges,” says Knights. “If our reports don’t state the facts clearly and unambiguously and completely, and in a manner that’s easy for the client or boss to read, we could allow them some interpretation that could be wrong.”
Many investigators find that writing investigation reports is the hardest part of the job. They know how to gather evidence, interview witnesses and suspects, and put all the information together using a sample investigation report. But when it comes to documenting clearly the process and findings, they jeopardize the entire investigation with an inaccurate, incomplete or incomprehensible report.
During the one-hour webinar, Knights will teach attendees how to prepare a well-written, professional investigation report, understandable to readers now, but also to an unknown audience in the future.
The webinar will cover:
- The structure of a professional investigation report
- How to keep language clear and simple
- Words and phrases to avoid
- List of elements that must be included
- Information that should not be included
- How to summarize findings
“We are so pleased to have Derek Knights presenting with us on this topic,” says Joe Gerard, Vice-President Marketing and Sales at i-Sight. “He has the in-depth knowledge and experience to simplify the report-writing task, giving his students the confidence to prepare reports that clearly outline their investigations in a way that everyone can understand. He’s also passionate about the subject and loves to share his knowledge with others.”
Register for i-Sight’s Investigation Report Writing Best Practices webinar here.
About Derek Knights
As the Senior Manager for Global Security & Investigations at a major Canadian bank, Knights is responsible for enterprise-wide activities, practices and governance. He is also responsible for delivering training sessions in business and report writing. His previous experience has included investigation positions at Sun Life Financial and Ontario Hydro/Ontario Power Generation. With a post-secondary education focused on law enforcement, policing, and security, Knights brings a wealth of experience to investigative training. He has taught at the Centennial College School of Business, focusing on financial crimes/fraud investigation.
Based in Ottawa, Canada, i-Sight is a leading provider of web-based investigative case management software. The privately held firm works with investigative teams to improve corporate investigations of fraud, employee misconduct, ethics & compliance, security and legal incidents. For information and breaking news related to corporate investigations, visit the company blog at http://www.i-sight.com.
For further information, contact:
Joe Gerard, Vice-President, Marketing and Sales
800-465-6089 or media(at)customerexpressions(dot)com