MEGA SESSION: Detecting Lies and Deception: Practical Skills for HR Professionals

SHRM 2013 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: You will learn skills for spotting signs of deception and truthfulness when negotiating, interviewing applicants, and investigating misconduct.
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You need to be able to spot deception when conducting investigations, interviewing and hiring applicants, and negotiating with employees and vendors. While research shows that the average person is lied to twice a day, most people are extremely poor at spotting deception because they rely on inaccurate stereotypes about how people behave when they lie. In this engaging and interactive session from a former U.S. Department of Justice attorney, you will watch videos and examine case studies to learn how to spot signs of deception and truthfulness. You will learn scientifically-validated methods for spotting deception that you can apply in your everyday work life.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Michael Wade Johnson, J.D.

Michael Wade

Michael W. Johnson is CEO of Clear Law Institute. As a former attorney in the United States Department of Justice, Mr. Johnson investigated and litigated cases against employers around the country. Mr. Johnson has provided training on scientifically validated methods for investigating alleged misconduct and determining signs of truthfulness and deception for organizations around the world, such as Google, the United Nations, and the EEOC. His investigations training has been featured in articles in the Wall Street Journal and the New Yorker magazine.  He is a graduate of Duke University and Harvard Law School.

Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Mega Session
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