Meric Bloch on the Experienced Investigator Workshop [Podcast]

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By Adam Turteltaub

In 2023 the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) launched a second workshop designed specifically for investigators.  The Experienced Investigator Workshop. Meric Bloch, who is one of the two instructors and Principal at Winter Investigators, explains in this podcast that the workshop is very different from most.

Rather than using a traditional method of instructors in front of the room, it seeks to engage the participants directly and make them a part of the learning. Participants are led through case studies and asked to take an active part in the classroom interactions. This provides an opportunity to explore the issues, consider various ideas and think deeper.

Looking beyond the surface level mechanics of the investigation is a central part of the workshop. Much of the conversation focuses not on the what to do’s, but the why’s: why use a certain technique, why one choice may be better than another.

The workshop also helps its participants to prepare for what he refers to as the “unknown unknowns”. Often investigators plan out an investigation, Meric notes, based on what they know and what they known is as yet unknown. However, as the process proceeds surprises occur, previously unknown unknown elements must now be tracked down.

So who is the workshop best for? Several groups:

  1. Those who already know the basics and want to get to the next level.
  2. Individuals seeing to have a wider perspective on cases and become not just an investigator but also a business advisor.
  3. People who aspire to be a full-time investigator and seek to raise their competence.
  4. Lifelong learners.

Listen in to learn more, and then take some time learning more about the investigator workshops.