(Recorded Webinar) Discovering the Facts and Determining What to do Next: How to Conduct Internal Investigations

Duration: 75 minutes
Recorded on: 05/23/2023

Head Start programs are frequently confronted with allegations of wrongdoing by staff, employees, and officers. For example, common accusations include suspicions of:

  • Mistreatment of children, parents, or guardians
  • Poor quality of care and/or education of children in the program
  • Unsafe conditions
  • Misuse of funds

Regardless of the type of accusation, your organization must be able to promptly and effectively distinguish credible allegations from false and baseless statements.

With all of the additional scrutiny that Head Start programs continue to receive from Office of Head Start, the media, and others, it is important to evaluate, assess, and respond to issues that come up through appropriate internal investigations.

Join us on this webinar where we will discuss tips on when and how your organization should conduct internal investigations. We will also briefly discuss what to do with the information you uncover, whether its reporting, remedial measures, or seeking outside help

Target Audience

  • Executive Directors
  • Head Start Directors
  • Senior Management
  • Compliance Officers
  • Compliance Committee members

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Articulate the who, what, why, when and how of internal investigations
  • Identify factors to consider before deciding to begin an internal investigation
  • Discuss the significance and challenges of making disclosures, including legal ramifications
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
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Serving as Managing Partner of the firm since 2003, and a member of the Health Law and Federal Grants practices since 1992, Ted is a national authority in the area of federal grants, particularly in the health and community service spheres. He advises clients on all aspects of program requirements, including issues such as cost-based reimbursement, governance, grant administration, cost reporting, and administrative issues and routinely handles challenging issues such as government audits, internal investigations, and litigation. Ted's priority is to help each organization carry out its mission by offering practical, down-to-earth counsel and to ensure that legal challenges do not distract from that focus. [Full Bio]

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Available Credit

  • 1.25 Certificate of Attendance


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