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June 2019 membership meeting BREAKFAST
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When: 06/21/2019
7:15 am
Where: The Grove
10670 Boardwalk Loop
Lakewood Ranch, Florida  34202
United States
Contact: Candice Smith-Singh, Programs Director
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2019 June Professional Development Program


7:15 a.m. - 8 a.m. - Registration, Networking and Lunch

8 - 8:30 a.m. - SHRA Business and Sponsor Announcements

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - Presentation, Q&A, Wrap Up - SOLD OUT

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.n. - Optional workshop (can register for only the workshop or both the meeting and workshop) - 28 slots still open

Workplace Investigations

Presented by Ron Hamilton

Approved for 1.25 General Credits for the Meeting

Approved for additional 1.25 Credits for the Workshop



 Multiple options for participation

June program only  Member $25 / Non Member $40
June program with workshop Member $40 / Non Member $55
June workshop only  Member $25 or Non Member $40


Ron Hamilton, the Founder and Chief Consultant of Practical Human Resources Solutions, has been providing leading edge HR services to clients in Southwest Florida since 1996. He has since expanded his services to clients nationally and internationally. These consulting services include areas such as talent management, training, OD, compensation & benefits, policy & handbook development, merger transition services and interim HR management. Ron has also led high profile workplace investigations into sensitive areas with diligence, integrity, confidentiality and objectivity. He is a certified trainer for Selecting Winners™, one of the most comprehensive and effective recruiting, interviewing and hiring training programs on the market today.

Ron has over 25 years of Human Resources Management experience and has consulted with some of the most progressive companies in the country. Prior to starting his consulting practice, Ron was Vice President of Human Resources Services at CoreStates Financial, a Fortune 500 company. Ron earned his M.S. in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania. He currently teaches graduate classes in Human Resources and Management as an adjunct professor at Webster University.

Ron is a published author on HR subjects, a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and a frequent speaker on various Human Resources and management topics for a variety of organizations.

Walking the Tightrope: How to Conduct Highly Sensitive HR Investigations

Human Resources professionals are often asked to lead or be involved in some very sensitive workplace investigations. Theses could be for sexual harassment, abuses by management, bullying by employees, policy violations, potential criminal activity or a series of other workplace issues. Ron Hamilton has been involved in dozens of investigations over his career with several being high profile and highly publicized. During this presentation Ron will share some of the pitfalls to avoid and suggestions on effectively dealing with highly sensitive and confidential information.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the common pitfalls to avoid when conducting an investigation
  • Identify ways to interview witnesses effectively
  • Understand the factors needed for an effective workplace investigation
  • Be able to provide examples where one should “expect the unexpected”
  • Learn how to make decisions and recommendations based on the results of the investigation

Optional Workshop

Walking the Tightrope: How to Conduct Highly Sensitive HR Investigations

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

During this workshop we will go through scenarios where attendees will work in groups and apply the factors discussed on effective workplace investigations.


As a result of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

1.     More effectively analyze a workplace situation that would require an investigation and recommend the best strategy

2.     Identify the type of complaint and the policies and/or laws that it violates

3.  Develop skills for gathering and documenting the evidence.

4.  Develop skills for asking the right cognitive interview questions.

5.  Increase the investigators knowledge on when the written report should contain conclusions or recommendations. 

 6.  Identify the common mistakes made in the investigation process

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