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HR 201 Breakfast Series: Workplace Investigations – What you need to know when a complaint is made

May 31 @ 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM


Presented by:

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Sponsored by:

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TEC Edmonton has partnered with Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) and Juna Consulting bring back a series of six essential Human Resource topics to small business owners as well as managers, supervisors or anyone who deals with HR capacity as a part of their organization.

Join us for breakfast and our next session in the HR 201 series focused on workplace investigations!

Human Resources professionals and managers need to conduct workplace investigations from time-to-time, yet many have never been shown how to properly lead one based on principles of natural justice. Whether it is following up on a harassment complaint, allegations of sexual misconduct, or bullying in the workplace, it is important to follow a fair process and make decisions that are organizationally sound.

Learning Objectives:

  • Respond to complaints/allegations in a timely way and use templates to gather critical information
  • Follow a fair and transparent process, inform parties of their rights & responsibilities without violating confidentiality of privacy
  • Sequence interviews that maximize information gathering
  • Examine parties effectively, using tailored question guides
  • Ask effective questions and listen for lies, etc.
  • Explain how to write a comprehensive and defensible report
  • Make sound decisions/judgments (weigh balance of probabilities)


Refund Policy
Unfortunately, refunds are not available for this workshop.

About the Presenters

Julianna Cantwell, CACE, CPHR

Julianna Cantwell is the President of JUNA Consulting Inc., a strategic human resources consulting practice that helps organizations improve individual and group performance. Specializing in learning & development for 20 years and communications for more than 10 years, Julianna logs over 100 days a year speaking and facilitating learning. Julianna is a graduate from the University of Alberta, NAIT, and MacEwan University and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR). She is a Past President of the Human Resources Management Association of Edmonton (HRMAE) and a former Director on the Board of Alberta Women Entrepreneurs, as well as Vice Chair of the Self-Regulation Policy Advisory Group for the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources – Alberta (CPHR-AB). Julianna also serves as a Director on the Board for Little Warriors.

Barb Read, CPHR, RPR

Barb Read is a Human Resources Consultant with JUNA Consulting and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources and a Registered Professional Recruiter with a generalist background that spans all functional areas of the human resources practice.  She brings expertise in business and operational process, recruitment and selection, new employee orientation, policy and procedure development, compensation, performance management, workplace investigations and employee relations.  Barb has experience across private, public and not-for-profit sectors, and has a strong operations background to complement her HR expertise.

Barb is a certified member of the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources – Alberta (CPHR-AB) and a member of the Institute of Professional Management (IPM).  She completed a two-year term as Committee Chair for the HRIA Edmonton Chapter and served as Co-Chair for the 2014-2015 year.

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May 31
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
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Shelley McDonald
(780) 492-6903


TEC Edmonton
Fourth floor, TEC Centre, 10230 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4P6