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The Association of Inspectors General Western States Chapter presents its Fall 2022 webinar, Interviewing Techniques and Cognitive Bias. The training will include a one-hour session on interviewing and a one-hour session on cognitive bias. The Interviewing section will focus on what motivates others to talk to and give investigators & auditors tools for conducting interviews. The presentation on cognitive bias will focus on understanding how those biases influences decisions & give investigators & auditors tools for removing bias from their decision making.

Presenters Steven Anderson, Inspector General for the Kansas Medicaid program, and Eric Spivak, County Auditor for Jackson County, Oregon have a wealth of knowledge in their respective fields and vast experience in government oversight. The training will be held on WebEx from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)/12:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)/1:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern).

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what motivates people to talk
  • Influence interviewees to talk to you
  • Increase awareness of the factors that influence thinking
  • Develop an analytical structure for approaching decisions

Instructional Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

CPE Credits: Attendees may be eligible to receive up to 2.0 CPE credits in the Specialized Knowledge Field of Study.

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Prerequisites: None

Advance Preparation: None


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