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.

Ranjit Bharaj
Senior Labour Relations Advisor, BCPSEA

Ranjit joined BCPSEA in the fall of 2018 and in her role as BCPSEA labour relations liaison, currently provides support to eleven districts on a wide range of human resources and labour relations matters.  She was the BCPSEA contact for all 60 school districts for local school district-local support staff collective bargaining during the most recent round.  Ranjit's background includes a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from UBC, CPHR certification and over 20 years of progressive human resources and labour relations experience in the public sector, working in three levels of government (regional, municipal, and provincial) and a crown corporation prior to joining BCPSEA.  She has worked in all areas of human resources including employee and labour relations, recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, training and development, and occupational health and safety.


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