The Art of Questioning: Getting the Truth in Interviews
Originally offered on March 29, 2018
Duration: 100 minutes
CPE Credit: 2
Description: Getting the truth isn't easy. At an early age we learn to tell partial truths to avoid telling complete lies. Imprecise communication nurtures deception while precise communication prevents and uncovers partial truths. The questions we ask need to be well worded, well structured, well designed and well timed.
Each of us communicates uniquely. You must determine a subject’s communication patterns and use that knowledge to identify deceptive responses. Using mutually-understood words, “ask the right questions, the right way, at the right time to get the truth.”
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Knowledge of and experience with the fundamentals of interviewing
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Format: Group Internet Based
You Will Learn How To:
- Recognize and interpret partial truths
- Determine the ethical importance of proper question structure to ascertain the whole truth
- Apply proper questioning and analysis techniques to acquire the truth
Who Should Attend:
- Certified Fraud Examiners and other anti-fraud professionals
- Law enforcement officers and prosecutors
- Detectives and private investigators
- Internal and external auditors, CPAs, CAs and forensic accountants
- Attorneys and legal professionals
Educators and students
Joe Koenig, CFE, FCLA, FCLS
KMI Investigations LLC
Joe Koenig retired from the Michigan State Police after 26 years and has more than 45 years of investigative experience in both the public and private sectors. He was lead investigator on the James R. Hoffa case, and investigated homicides, financial crimes, narcotics and public corruption. He is past president of the Michigan FBI National Academy Associates and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He holds a BS in Accounting from Wayne State University, and a Masters in Public Administration from Eastern Michigan University where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He now owns and operates KMI Investigations in Western Michigan specializing in financial fraud investigations.
Koenig is a much sought-after speaker on communication, getting the truth and the art of structuring questions to get the best results. He authored the award-winning book, Getting the Truth, winning the prestigious 2016 Montaigne Medal Finalist and 2016 Indie General Non-Fiction Finalist Awards.
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