This year we are presenting an entire day on interviews. The conference will start with ethical considerations for interviewing, followed by “how to” interview training,  ending with a case study showing how to apply the techniques learned throughout the day.

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Location:  Crowne Plaza Hotel – 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA  70062

Date & Time:  Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 – 7:30am – 4:30pm

CPE Credits: Approved for 8 hours of CPE. Session 1 will satisfy the National ACFE Annual Ethics requirement in full.

Conference Cost Members of the New Orleans ACFE Chapter – $185 standard, $155 early bird* National ACFE Members & Professional Guests – $225 standard, $195 early bird*

*Early bird rates effective until Monday, October 24th

Groups of 8 or more should email for an additional discount.

If you are mailing payment, please send to:

New Orleans ACFE
2701 Airline Highway, Ste. K-129
Metairie, LA  70001

Your registration fee includes:

Breakfast:  Scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns, grits, biscuits, assorted muffins/bagels/Danishes, juice, coffee

Morning Break:  Fresh fruit, granola bars

Lunch:  Shrimp Etoufee and Fried Catfish w/ sides

Beverage Service:  All day coffee, iced tea, hot tea, water, soda assortment
Other:  Parking, WiFi access

Conference Schedule

7:30-8:15 am – Registration / Breakfast
8:15-9:55 am – Session 1 (100 minutes)
9:55-10:05 am – Morning Break
10:05-11:45 am – Session 2 (100 minutes)
11:45-12:35 pm – Networking Lunch
12:35-2:15 pm – Session 3 (100 minutes)
2:15:-2:25 pm – Afternoon Break
2:25-4:05 pm – Session 4 (100 minutes)

Instructor – Mark Anderson

Mark A. Anderson is the Director of Training with Anderson Investigative Associates (AIA), a firm specializing in customized training for investigation and audit professionals. He is a retired Special Agent with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General (DOJ/OIG) who served as a Program Manager and Instructor at the Inspector General Criminal Investigator Academy (IGCIA),(www.ignet.gov/igcia/) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)(www.fletc.gov) in Glynco, GA.

Mr. Anderson taught for ten years as an adjunct instructor in the undergraduate criminal justice program at two liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania, Alvernia College (www.alvernia.edu) and Lycoming College (www.lycoming.edu). He has developed and instructed courses in terrorism, forensics, and fraud and white collar crime. He has also provided seminars in the areas of leadership training, ethics matters and coordinating effective interaction between auditors and investigators for various educational, state and federal agencies.

Session Topics

Session 1:  Ethical Decision Making

In this course, the focus is on ethical issues and dilemmas that face analysts, auditors, evaluators, fraud examiners, investigators, or inspectors.  This course examines recent ethical issues in the professional community and the news. This course also examines the role of IG professionals and the importance of their commitment to ethical behavior.  When facing ethical issues in his/her professional and personal lives, the analysts, auditors, evaluators, fraud examiners, investigators, or inspectors  will analyze the issues and respond according to the ethical principles expected of professional employees.This session will provide the two hours of Ethics required annually by the ACFE.

Session 2:  Building Rapport and Interview Theme

This course is designed to provide analysts, auditors, evaluators, fraud examiners, investigators, or inspectors with effective interviewing skills utilizing advanced rapport strategies and theme presentation skills for non-confrontational interviews.  This course examines the interpersonal dynamics of communication skills that enhance the exchange of information between the interviewer and the interviewee.  Special emphasis will be given to the establishment of rapport, the reasons for rapport, the process of inquiry and the evaluation of response.

Session 3: Orientation to Advanced Techniques

Given examples of interview scenarios, the analyst, auditor, evaluator, fraud examiner, investigator, or inspector will identify the profile of a successful interviewer, the most common types of interviews, the common elements of interviews, and what types of interviews are appropriate in the professional, interview, or audit environment.  This will include what types of interviews are appropriate for subjects and witnesses in criminal, civil and administrative investigations.

Session 4:  Interview Case Study

This block of instruction will provide attendees comprehensive insight into the mechanics and dynamics of interrogations through case-study-based examination of videotaped confessions.  This review will also include the perspectives of the interrogators and now-incarcerated suspects involved as expressed in videotaped interviews.


Crowne Plaza Hotel
2829 Williams Blvd.
Kenner, LA 70065

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