Program Directors

Lauren Bernardi

Bernardi Human Resource Law

Suhaib Ibrahim

Bernardi Human Resource Law LLP

Eligible for


Now, more than ever before, it’s important to have more than basic knowledge and skills to carry out fair, and effective, workplace investigations. Osgoode’s Advanced Certificate program takes your skills to the next level.    

Taught by some of the country’s leading experts, you will learn how to carry out effective interviews in the most challenging circumstances and write clear and convincing reports.

Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

Over 4 intensive online modules you will “learn by doing”. Topics covered include:

Understanding and Investigating Complaints of Workplace Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault

Investigating Allegations of Racism, Systemic Racism, Prejudice and Bias in the Workplace

  • Establishing systemic racism – what type of evidence is required?
  • Examples of systemic discrimination and harassment stereotyping and racial profiling in the workplace

Investigating Complicated Allegations of Workplace Bullying

Understanding key definitions, including breaking down the definition of harassment, the tricky situations including what is a “workplace”? and what does “vexatious” mean?

Responding Effectively in a Trauma Informed Investigation

  • Defining trauma, and recognizing the forms of trauma
  • How to respond effectively in an investigation using a trauma informed approach
  • Tips and tools for assessing credibility in a trauma informed investigation

Recognizing the Signs and Impact of Implicit Bias

  • The impact of biases on an investigation, including biases of witnesses and biases of the investigator
  • Strategies and tools to mitigate investigator bias

Plus! Don’t miss the hands-on practical exercises, where participants will be involved in interview simulations in some of the most challenging scenarios in investigations work. This is an unparalleled opportunity to improve your skills.

Who Should Attend

Note this program is intended for more experienced professionals/practitioners who have either participated in at least ten (10) workplace investigations in the past and wish to further refine their skills, and/or those who have completed an accredited* workplace investigations program.

* For example, the Workplace Investigations Certificate Program offered by the HRPA.

Human Resources Professionals

Employment and Labour Lawyers

Workplace Investigators

Trade Union Representatives

Workplace Consultants/Educators


Program Directors

Lauren Bernardi

Bernardi Human Resource Law

Suhaib Ibrahim

Bernardi Human Resource Law LLP

Advisory board

Dean Benard

President + CEO, Benard & Associates

Kenda Murphy

Kenda’s Law

Emma Phillips

Goldblatt Partners LLP

Hena Singh

Singh Investigations & Mediations; Singh Lamarche LLP



Please Note

Online (Live) attendance is mandatory for the afternoon session on October 3, 2023 (1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET)

Sep 20, 26 & Oct 3 & 11, 2023

$3,595 + TAX


September 20, 2023

9:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

September 26, 2023

9:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

October 3, 2023

9:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

October 11, 2023

9:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

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Certificate Requirements

In order to successfully receive an Osgoode Certificate, participants must view all program modules and participate in the Practical Exercises on Day 3 of the program (October 3, 2023) from 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET.

CPD and Accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
Contact us for inquiries about other provinces.
Total22h 30m CPD
Approved by HRPA for24 Continuing Professional Development hours

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View our CPD & Accreditation page to see previously calculated hours for this course.

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