Westman Chapter: Statement Analysis: The Proof is in the Words
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When: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
12:00 - 3:00pm
Where: Canad Inns Destination Centre Brandon
1125 18th Street
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Brandon, Manitoba  R7A 7C5
Contact: CPHR Manitoba

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Join CPHR Manitoba's Westman Chapter for this interactive session with Marc Robichaud, Chief of Police for the Sainte-Anne Police Department. 


Human Resource professionals are often faced with conflicting accounts of a situation. It is a challenge trying to figure out if someone is telling the truth. This workshop provides specific techniques and a process for investigating issues in the workplace to better determine what information is true and what is false.

Making judgments regarding the credibility – or truthfulness – of another person is a challenge for most individuals, including professionals such as police officers and crime investigators. While we may trust our gut, we also recognize the importance of needing proof to support intuition or observations. For professionals trained in Statement Analysis, the proof is in the words.

Statement Analysis is an established investigative tool used within law enforcement to detect deception in written or verbal statements. This workshop introduces participants into the world of investigative science and provides HR professionals with an overview of some of the tools and techniques used to train police investigators.

This workshop will be interactive, with presentation, discussion and a series of interactive exercises and a case study.

In this workshop, participants will learn:

  • The essential elements of a Statement Analysis
  • Techniques for determining the truthfulness of a statement
  • Strategies for using a Statement Analysis to solve a wide variety of business related issues employees and management bring to their HR team, such as: conflict resolution, harassment, grievances, theft or other circumstances requiring resolution.

This program will provide participants with the opportunity to add to their toolkit specific techniques that will assist in typical – or atypical – situations where HR professionals are called upon to investigate and resolve issues. Typical areas where these techniques directly apply include:

  • Hiring – for assessing the truthfulness of a candidate’s statement
  • Harassment Claims
  • Issue Resolution
  • Labour Relations
  • Security Related Incidents

12:00 - 1:00pm   Registration & Lunch
1:00 - 3:00pm       Workshop

CPD hours - 2

Cost (add GST):

$125 members

$150 non-members

Registration Deadline:

Friday, March 6, 2020

Cancellation Policy:

This event is governed by our general Professional Development Cancellation, Refund & Transfer Policy.
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Registration Inquiries:  Contact CPHR Manitoba at hello@cphrmb.ca or 204-943-0886 


Facilitator - Marc Robichaud 

Recognized for his expertise in the area of Forensic Statement Analysis, Chief Marc Robichaud brings to the program a practical approach to using these tools within a business environment. With over 20 years of diverse investigative experience, Marc is currently the Chief of Police of the Ste. Anne Police Department. Prior to his position in Ste. Anne he was the Manager of Investigative Services with the Atlantic Lottery Corporation. As a former member of the R.C.M.P Behavioural Science Unit (ViClass – Violent Crime Linkage Analysis), Marc was tasked with the linking of serial crimes and offenders throughout the country. He was also tasked with assisting in Statement Analysis for major cases within municipal police departments and R.C.M.P. detachments throughout the province of New Brunswick.

He specializes in false allegations, particularly sexual assaults, which led to his position as a research associate with the University of New Brunswick’s Psychology Department working on a major research project regarding best practices in Statement Analysis. Having reviewed thousands of files and participating in numerous high profile cases, Marc brings to this program real-world examples and experiences you will find both informative and interesting.

Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Manitoba (CPHR Manitoba)
1810-275 Portage Avenue / Winnipeg, Manitoba / R3B 2B3
tel. 204.943.2836 / fax. 204.943.1109 / email. hello@cphrmb.ca

For additional information please visit: CPHR.CA

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