Tuesday 13 November 2018
Full Day: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Half Day: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Welcome tea/coffee and registration from 8:30 AM
Four Seasons Hotel, 199 George Street, Sydney 2000
Workshop Half Day $350 Full Day $500
Workshop 2x Half Day $500
Workshop facilitators are experienced local and international practitioners. NIS workshops are open to Symposium delegates and non-delegates to register and attend.
Building Institutional Integrity (Half Day 9:00am - 12:30pm)
Facilitator: Michael Macaulay, Associate Dean (Professional Programmes) Victoria Business School, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
Workshop participants will develop insights into how integrity can be developed strategically and systematically in the workplace, and develop practical tools for developing and maintaining trust. A number of short real-life cases will be used to integrate participants’ own experiences and existing knowledge.
A Guide for Watchdogs: When to Bark and When to Bite (Half Day 1:00pm - 4:30pm)
Facilitator: Ontario Ombudsman, J Paul Dubé
This workshop comprises key sessions from the Ontario Ombudsman’s world renowned training program Sharpening Your Teeth.
Session 1: Getting to Yes: Learn the best strategies for ensuring your recommendations are implemented – from crafting a fair and reasonable report, to working with the public sector body during the preliminary reporting process, to timely monitoring and follow-up. The Ontario Ombudsman will also present a case study based on his recent investigation into inmate segregation, ‘Out of Oversight, Out of Mind’.
Session 2: Getting Your Message Out: What if you conduct a systemic investigation, complete with a strong report and recommendations, and no one hears about it? This session will focus on making your investigation public, through news media and social media, maintaining your public profile, telling your story, and reaching the widest possible audience, to ensure your work makes a public impact.
Electronic Evidence Gathering (Full Day 9:00am - 4:30pm)
Facilitators: Geoffrey Campey, Digital Forensics Expert, MCCA Australia and Gary Coulthart, Managing Director, MCCA Australia
Workshop participants develop practical skills with outcomes including the ability to respond in the appropriate manner to incidents involving the gathering of electronic evidence. These incidents may be misconduct and/or criminal matters including the downloading of pornography, the sending of inappropriate emails or accessing websites in contravention of organisational policy. During this workshop, participants will learn a structured procedure of first response that will assist in both the preservation and presentation of evidence, should the matter proceed into a formal investigation.
Open Source Intelligence and Forensic Accounting (Full Day 9:00am - 4:30pm)
Facilitators: Gavin Whalebone, Principal Intelligence Analyst, NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption and Kathleen Clough, Senior Forensic Accountant, NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption
This open source intelligence workshop is a hands on guide to using the internet to support a range of investigative, due diligence, security vetting and probity outcomes. Participants will develop practical skills, including the ability to access online resources that can enhance discovery and outcomes, an understanding of how and why fraud continues to occur in the workplace and the ability to differentiate between the roles of auditors and forensic accountants.
Investigating Serious Incidents in the Disability Sector (Full Day 9:00am - 4:30pm)
Facilitator: Steve Kinmond, NSW Community and Disability Services Commissioner & Deputy Ombudsman
This workshop is designed to give investigators practical information to help guide their investigations into serious incidents involving people with disability. It covers techniques in gathering and securing evidence, and includes helpful information about interviewing people with cognitive disability and other communication support needs. Case studies focus on the particular challenges investigators are likely to face when investigating matters involving vulnerable adults in a disability setting. The course also covers weighing evidence, affording subjects of investigation procedural fairness and making findings.