6 Milestones to Elite – a Wicklander-Zulawski curriculum guide
- Take the 10-Hour Investigative Interviewing Course
- Join the International Association of Interviewers (IAI)
- Attend a Two-Day Interview and Interrogation Seminar
- Attend One-Day Advanced Interview and Interrogation Seminar
- Take Distance Learning Modules: Keep Your Skills Sharp
- Earn and Maintain Your Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI) designation
Check out the 6 Milestones to Elite Infographic
About Each Milestone
1. Take the 10-Hour Investigative Interviewing Course.
The 10-hour Investigative Interviewing Course is the perfect refresher course for those looking to brush-up on key concepts, or it can serve as a valuable prep course for those scheduled to attend the WZ Two-day Interview and Interrogation Seminar.
Do you work remotely? Don’t let that stop you from setting your foundation for Elite with the WZ 10-Hour course.
This course is a perfect introduction to interview and interrogation training for the investigator who may be new to their role, a viable option for the person who is unable to immediately travel to an open registration WZ Seminar, or for someone who is seeking a refresher after attending a WZ Seminar. It gets even better. This course also qualifies for ten (10) Continuing Education Credits towards Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI) recertification. Topics covered are:
|Preparing for the interviewLegal aspects of interviewingInterpretation of behavior
Use of rationalizations
How to structure an interview
|Admission interviewHandling denialsObtaining the admission
Development of the admission
Preserving the statement
2. Join the International Association of Interviewers (IAI).
One key to a productive career is networking. Network with other professionals and take advantage of the interviewing and investigative tools such as educational Webinars, legal updates, your interviewing tool box and a video interviewing tip series sent directly to your inbox from a WZ instructor.
3. Attend a Two-Day Interview and Interrogation Seminar.
Attending the official WZ Two-Day seminar is the only way to achieve that coveted “WZ Certified” certificate that all potential employers are looking for on your resume. This seminar is the ultimate foundation for your interviewing career.
4. Attend One-Day Advanced Interview and Interrogation Seminar or Two-Day Premier Workshop
After attending the 2-day the next logical step is to jump right into an Advanced Workshop that will take your introductory concepts to the next level. Take advantage of a back-to-back 1-day workshop or consider the 2-day Premier Investigators Workshop to further sharpen your interview skills.
5. Take Distance Learning Modules: Keep Your Skills Sharp.
WZ’s distance learning modules keep your skills sharp when it’s inconvenient to travel or when you simply need a valuable refresher on key topics or challenges. We have several convenient options for you to engage in Distance Learning.
Packages by Bundled Topics:
Description: This package includes three instructor-led Webinars and three self-guided computer-based learning modules that deliver solutions to the most common interviewing mistakes starting with an interview and interrogation key concept review from the two-day seminar. The additional modules tackle telephone interviewing, developing and documenting an admission and obtaining a statement.
Description: This package includes three instructor-led Webinars designed to refine the interviewers’ core skill set. The topics include utilizing effective rationalizations, developing full confessions and writing comprehensive reports.
Description: This package includes three instructor-led Webinars and two computer-based learning modules. The modules are geared toward using behavioral analysis within any setting whether it is human resource or loss prevention related. The computer-based learning topics are interpretations of behavior and pre-employment interviewing while the instructor-led Webinars tackle detecting deception in candidate interviews, using behavior to narrow the scope of your investigation, and a behavioral guide to having difficult conversations.
- Building Your Own WZ Tool Box: A Customized Webinar experience
Pricing: Contact Chris Norris for more detailed pricing
Description: Do you have very specific topics you’d like addressed? We can build a custom Webinar for your team designed around specific challenges, pain points or organizational priorities.
6. Earn and Maintain Your Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI) designation
By becoming a CFI, you are demonstrating your ongoing pursuit of elite status in the interviewing and interrogation field. It is a valuable first step to achieve your status as a CFI, and even more valuable to maintain that status.
Remember, as you gather your Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for your recertification, all WZ educational events count toward your recertification goal. Visit www.certifiedinterviewer.com for more information.