Getting Past No: How to Get Reluctant Interviewees to Share Information

  • Jan 25, 2024 1:00 p.m.
  • Central Time (CT)
Course Level
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100 minutes
Getting Past No: How to Get Reluctant Interviewees to Share Information


Have you ever had an interviewee tell you that they didn't have time to sit down with you or that they weren't the right person to talk to? Have they ever withheld information from you? Reluctance to cooperate is something interviewers face when conducting fraud examinations. In this webinar, you will learn different ways to address reluctance, ease tension and anxiety, and influence perceptions in order to enhance your ability to collect the information you need. 


Basic interview in class or appropriate experience with Interviewing individuals.

You Will Learn How To:

Develop techniques to shift excuses into rapport building opportunities.

Recall the consistency principle, as illustrated by Dr. Robert Cialdini in the book Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion.

Evaluate methods to increase psychological safety.

Assess the effects of emotional labeling as it relates to reluctance.

Integrate "I" messages into your rapport building efforts to reduce reluctance.

CPE Information

This course fulfills the annual ethics CPE requirement for CFEs. Learn more about the ethics CPE requirements for CFEs.
CPE Credit: 2
Advanced Preparation: None.
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Credit by Field of Study

Communications and Marketing: 2

Registration & Fees

Registration Fee:
Members: $110 
Non-Members: $150


Bret Hood, CFE - Speaker

Headshot - Bret Hood

21st Century Learning & Consulting



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