Sharpening Your Teeth: Advanced investigative training for Administrative Watchdog
Registration is now OPEN for the next instalment of Sharpening Your Teeth, our advanced investigative training course being held in Toronto from October 21-23, 2019.
Join Ombudsman Paul Dubé and other ombudsmen, investigators, and professional watchdogs from around the globe to learn about conducting systemic investigations, based on the Ombudsman's proven models for investigating administrative fairness.
Register today and receive our early-bird rate, available until July 31, 2019. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or an application form to register.
The Ontario Ombudsman’s Office has pioneered an innovative methodology for conducting systemic investigations. Our Toronto course, Sharpening Your Teeth (SYT), has been offered annually since 2007 and has welcomed colleagues from Australia, Bermuda, South Korea, Israel, Brazil, Ireland, Holland, the Caribbean, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
“Excellent! Inspiring! This course really puts some “academic credibility” to the art and science of investigations."
The intensive course teaches advanced investigation techniques, using the Ontario Ombudsman's Office's proven models for conducting systemic investigations. Other course topics include interviewing witnesses, writing and publicizing reports, using new technologies and social media, and more.
This advanced course is geared towards ombudsmen, investigators, and other professional watchdogs. People working in those sectors will be given priority in registration because the course content is tailored specifically to their work. This course has limited enrollment and we take into account experience in investigations and oversight when accepting applicants. We reserve the right to limit participation in this course to people with direct experience in these areas. Please contact email@example.com for more information, registration forms, or for questions about the costs and refund policies.
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