Marcus Williams Training Academy

Marcus Williams Training Academy

By Marcus Williams
Full audio of lessons from the Professional Misconduct Response Program course. These lessons are offered free during the Corona Virus Crisis. The lessons contain valuable information for Human Resources professionals, business leaders, and anyone who is concerned about their organizations response to misconduct.
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Title IX Websites - the good and the bad.
I viewed over 2000 college and university Title IX websites. There was a disturbing number of very poorly designed sites - potential barriers to effectively helping students. Is that truly the message they are trying to communicate? I walk through what I learned and how you can create a website that truly reflects your desire to help your campus community.
20:12
May 28, 2020
Investigators Desperate for Quality Training
After working as a Title IX investigator, I realized that Title IX, Human Resources, and other internal investigators are expected to conduct quality investigations but are not provided with quality training. I had to solve that problem, so the Williams Consulting Group and Marcus Williams Training Academy were born.
10:51
May 22, 2020
Why You Should Care About Misconduct
You haven't had any allegations up to this point. You only hire good people. It will never happen to you, right? WRONG! You will have to respond to allegations of misconduct at some point and how you respond matters.
02:55
April 28, 2020
What Is Misconduct Anyway?
What behaviors constitute misconduct? I review a list of misconduct behaviors that you may see in your organization. Misconduct is behavior, criminal or otherwise, that is against the policies and values of the organization.
06:27
April 28, 2020
Lesson 8: Discipline or Post Investigation Action
One hour lesson discussing the importance of creating a consistent disciplinary process after a positive investigative finding. The lesson teaches different alternatives for deciding discipline and discusses their pros and cons. Lesson Eight in the Professional Misconduct Response Program Certification
1:10:17
April 23, 2020
Lesson 7: Appeals - Pros and Cons
One hour lesson discussing the pros and cons of allowing appeals in your process. The lesson will teach the different options to consider when developing your appeals policy and the importance of creating specific parameters if appeals are allowed. Lesson Seven in the Professional Misconduct Response Program Certification
58:09
April 21, 2020
Support Persons Preview
Learn how including support persons in your policy and in your investigations can help improve communication, increase participation, and lead to better information. 
01:29
April 20, 2020
Interviewing Preview
Start building a solid foundation of skills for your interviewing toolbox by learning how to prepare for and conduct effective interviews.
01:45
April 17, 2020
Lesson 6: Concurrent Law Enforcement Involvement
One hour lesson discussing how to proceed when there is a concurrent criminal investigation involving the same allegations. Your administrative investigation is guided by a different set of rules and may yield different results. Learn how both cases can run simultaneously with coordination. Lesson Six in the Professional Misconduct Response Program Certification
55:57
April 16, 2020
Biased Investigations Preview
Lesson Two of the Investigations Certification Program will help you understand what it means and what it requires to have a biased investigation. It teaches how to avoid allowing your biases to influence your investigations and also how to protect yourself against false accusations of bias. Purchase the course at marcuswilliamstraining.com
01:55
April 15, 2020
Investigative Planning Preview
Lesson One of the Investigations Certification Program will help you prepare detailed and thorough investigative plans, which will protect you and ensure your investigations are thorough, solid, and every fact is corroborated. Purchase the course at marcuswilliamstraining.com
03:30
April 14, 2020
Lesson 5: Interim Measures or Accommodations
One hour lesson discussing the importance of including the possibility of interim measures or accommodations during the pendency of an investigation. Discusses what measures are appropriate, how they should be defined, and how they should be implemented with the goal of allowing your impacted employees to continue working effectively
55:26
April 14, 2020
Lesson 4: Receiving Allegations of Misconduct
One hour lesson discussing the vital importance of properly receiving allegations of misconduct. How the first person receives the disclosure will greatly impact the success of the entire process! Discusses how to formalize the reporting process in your policy to increase reporting and capture more accurate data. Lesson Four in the Professional Misconduct Response Program Certification
55:49
April 9, 2020
Lesson 3: Strategy
One hour lesson discussing why it is important to follow your established policy and process in every case, even if you believe this case is an exception or includes "special circumstances." It discusses the "Disastrous Strategy Meeting," and why it is so important to remain focused on the allegations. The lesson dives into some of the consequences of not following your policy and how to approach your leadership when they try to override the policy.   Lesson Three in the Professional Misconduct Response Program Certification
55:53
April 7, 2020
Lesson 2: Why Having a Strong Process Matters
One hour lesson discussing why it is important to develop a strong, consistent process. The lesson provides insight and tips for developing a process and outlines the positive impact a strong process will have on your business. Lesson Two in the Professional Misconduct Response Program Certification
57:14
April 3, 2020
Lesson 1: Writing Your Conduct Policy
One hour lesson discussing how to develop you organization's misconduct policy, from evaluating your needs and picking your team to articulating your behaviors and defining your process. Lesson One in the Professional Misconduct Response Program Certification
55:27
April 2, 2020