Report Writing for Investigators

January 17, 2018 – Ottawa
February 28, 2018 – Saskatoon
April 17, 2018 – PEI
April 18, 2018 – Halifax
May 9, 2018 – Vancouver
May 25, 2018 – Toronto
May 30, 2018 – Edmonton

Price:  $595 *$495 + TAX

*early bird discount; promo until Nov. 15, 2017 only

 

The chances of me enjoying writing an investigative report? About the same as me becoming the New Face of L’Oreal.

 

This report writing course is designed for investigators, human resources professionals, inspectors, regulators, auditors, complaint- handlers and anyone else who has to put pen to appear at the end of – or during – any kind of fact-finding process, including an investigation.

If you find writing reports somewhat challenging – and are looking for ways to make them less so – you are not alone.  For some of us, writing a report can be a real chore.  How do I structure my report? How long should it be? What should I include? What should I leave out?  What format should I use?  How do I ensure that the report is objective, accurate and thorough?

Worry not. This course is focused on making the entire report writing process as simple and as painless as possible.

The course will cover:

  • a strategic approach to report writing
  • how to write effectively and convincingly
  • presenting information logically and coherently
  • an effective and easy to use report writing framework
  • style and formatting tips
  • making the writing process less scary

There are exercises and examples throughout the day. No role plays – we promise.

 

INSTRUCTOR

SOUSSANNA S KARAS

 

Soussanna Karas is Senior Legal Counsel with the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA). She was Legal Counsel and Director of Litigation with the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (“TICO”). TICO is the Ontario’s Travel Industry Regulator whose mandate is to regulate the industry in the interests of the travelling public.

Soussanna graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Bar in 2005. After her articles with the Region of Peel’s Legal Department, she started her employment with TICO, where she continues to work to date.

Soussanna leads the litigation team and is responsible for TICO’s enforcement and administrative litigation operations, including Case Assessment, Investigation, Tribunal Hearings and Prosecution.  As a member of the Management Team, Soussanna provides advice and expertise to the Registrar, Senior Management Team and the Board of Directors on legal, strategic and policy matters.

Soussanna’s litigation practice covers a broad range of administrative, civil and quasi-criminal matters, with the particular focus on Licence Appeal Tribunal litigation and prosecutions before the Ontario Court of Justice, under the Ontario Provincial Offences Act. Soussanna has extensive trial experience and have conducted over 100 trials of various length. Soussanna appeared before all levels of the court in Ontario, including the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Soussanna strongly believes in public service and as such is a member of the Appeals Committee of the Certified Public Accountants of Ontario (CPA). She regularly conducts appeal hearings against CPAs who are prosecuted for professional misconduct under the Chartered Accountants Act, 2010.

 In her professional life, Soussanna spends a significant amount of her time writing. Some example are:  reports or legal opinions, memoranda or contracts, closing or opening submissions as part of the trial and factum or appellate submissions for the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Appeal. In addition, as part of her work as an adjudicator on the Appeal Committee of the CPA, Soussanna collaborates on writing decisions on behalf of the Committee either granting or denying the appeal.

Soussanna has presented on the subject of effective writing on a number of occasions, the latest example  – Workshop facilitator at the Osgoode Certificate for Provincial Offences Court Practice course.