Investigating Employee Misconduct

Course Description

Experienced principals and managers know that the vast majority of their employees regularly carry out their duties well and with care. However, there are occasions when an employee may misstep or fail to meet their professional obligations, requiring a manager to review and correct their conduct.

This 1.5 day hands-on training session will provide participants with the opportunity to work through a case study together to:

  • identify key issues for review and development of an appropriate investigation plan
  • prepare for and conduct interviews with witnesses, complainants and respondents (including how to deal with difficult and disruptive behaviours)
  • assemble and weigh the evidence gathered to determine the appropriate course of action
  • and conclude the interview on the right note

Real-time coaching and feedback will support and cement the learning so that participants feel ready and confident to immediately apply the skills that they will develop at the conclusion of this highly interactive workshop.

In view of the current COVID-19 landscape, we will be offering this course via Zoom.  Participants will be supported and coached online as they work through exercises and  sector-specific case studies to enhance the learning.

Upcoming Workshops

Virtual Delivery

When: TBD
Where: BC Public School Employers’ Association
Via Zoom (link will be provided prior to the workshop)
Tel: 604.730.0739
Cost: $454.25 + GST


Space is limited so please register early to avoid disappointment.  Please note, should there be insufficient enrollment to meet minimum requirements for a session, the workshop will be cancelled and registration fees will be refunded.

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Debbie Craig
Director, Labour Relations, BCPSEA

Debbie is a seasoned practitioner with 20 plus years of experience in the field of human resources and labour relations. Debbie has worked for crown corporations and various public sector environments. Debbie worked for many years with the City of Vancouver in various HR and LR roles, including working as the Director of Labour Relations. Debbie joined the Education Sector in 2007 as the Director of Labour Relations for the Surrey School District. Debbie spent 7 years in her role with Surrey Schools overseeing the correct interpretation/application of several collective agreements, grievance and arbitration work, investigating allegations of employee misconduct and harassment, as well as participating in collective bargaining processes. Debbie joined BCPSEA in April of 2017 as a Director of Labour Relations providing advice and support to several member school districts as well as overseeing BCPSEA’s Learning Series. Debbie has a degree in liberal arts and in business from Simon Fraser University.

Maureen Carradice
Director, Labour Relations, BCPSEA

Maureen has extensive experience in human resource management, most recently working as Director of Human Resources in BC school districts. She also served as a school district Secretary-Treasurer and has worked in human resources in the post-secondary, municipal, and health care sectors. Maureen has worked in all areas of human resources including employee and labour relations, recruitment and selection, and job evaluation and classification. Prior to joining BCPSEA, she was instrumental in the establishment of employee engagement and attendance support programs. Maureen has an undergraduate degree in commerce, specializing in organizational behavior and industrial relations management, and a graduate degree in educational administration.


If you have any questions concerning these learning opportunities, please contact Donna Verones by e-mail at or by phone at 604.730.4501.