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 Investigative Discourse Analysis - October 2013

Chapter Event
10/7/2013 8:00 AM
10/7/2013 5:00 PM
DeSales University Center, Center Valley, PA | Pennsylvania
Event Details:
·         7:15AM to 8:00AM – full buffet breakfast
·         8:00AM – Announcements / Admin, followed by the morning session
·         Mid-morning – break 15-20
·         Noon – Buffet lunch on-site
·         1:00PM  - Afternoon session begins
·         Mid-afternoon - break 15-20 minutes
·         4:00PM to 4:30PM - Wrap-up
Date:               Monday, October 7, 2013
Time:              8:00AM – 4:30PM
Location:       DeSales University Center
Price:           $180 per person for IIA, ACFE, County/City Controller staff
      $200 for non-members.
      $30 per person for MBA Business Association members, Students, Law Enforcement, Retirees, DeSales faculty
CPE Credit:   8
Event Contact: John Falk (
Speaker:         Don Rabon
Event Summary: How to take written statements – How to analyze the statements – How to follow-up on what was said and what was not said.  Within the program, all concepts presented will allow for the participants to "do" in order to enhance the learning experience. Actual statements, transcripts, letters and emails will be utilized, analyzed and expanded.
The systematic analysis of written discourse: statements, transcripts, emails, letters, etc., can serve to assist in the assessment of interviewee veracity, provide the foundation for the planning for a subsequent interview as well as identify the critical, related areas that require further inquiry. 
Often, written discourse relevant to an inquiry is only seen as a piece of paper to be filed.  It is thought to be only useful at face value - as a record, sworn statement, or archive.  In Investigative Discourse Analysis the participant learns how these documents can be put to work as investigative-inquiry decision-making tools and as veracity indicators that can serve to carry the process to conclusion.
Speaker Bio
Don Rabon, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Association 2011 Speaker of the Year.
Retired as Deputy Director Western Campus, North Carolina Justice Academy.  Formerly Manager, Investigations Center of the North Carolina Justice Academy, North Carolina Department of Justice.  Law enforcement experience in rural and municipal law enforcement agencies.   Instructional areas include:  Interviewing, Detecting Deception, Rapport Building, Interrogation, Persuasion, Audit Related Interviewing, Investigations and Investigative Discourse Analysis, Interviewing Generation ME! Over a period of 35 years, interviewing instruction and investigative assistance has been provided to related professionals in 46 states, Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands, Belgium, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Trinidad, Barbados, Singapore, Ireland and England.  In addition, training has been provided to Federal, State, and Local Criminal Justice Personnel, NATO Counterintelligence Personnel as well as private sector investigative and corporate security personnel. A.A.S. in Criminal Justice, from Davidson County Community College and a B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration, from East Tennessee State University. Performed advanced studies at Eastern Kentucky University.  Military experience consists of three (3) years with the US Army.   Published author of four texts - Interviewing and Interrogation 2nd edition; Investigative Discourse Analysis 2nd Edition; Persuasive Interviewing; Fraud Related Interviewing.
Editor of the interviewing focused newsletter, Hamlet’s Mind found at
CPE & Advanced Preparation:
Attendance is required for the full day for eight hours of CPE. No advance preparation is required. The speaker has requested each participant bring several different color highlighter pens for use with the workshop material. Also, please bring along a hand held calculator.  The Lehigh Valley Chapter is a licensed sponsor for Pennsylvania CPA training #PX177227.  CPE Certificates will be awarded.


Please email your registration – Name, company affiliation, and membership affiliation to
Deadline for registration is:  September 30, 2013
Make your check payable to Lehigh Valley – IIA
Payment is due within10 calendar days of registration. 
Mail your check to:
John D Rossi, III
JR3 Virtuoso Solutions Inc.
P.O. Box 90025
Allentown, PA 18109-0025
Event Cancellation Policy
Reservations for Chapter events are first registered, first served. No refunds will be permitted however substitutions will be permitted.     
Directions to DeSales University Center Valley Campus
DsSales University Center

DeSales University is located at 2755 Station Avenue in Center Valley, Pennsylvania  18034: 1 mile south of Route 378; just a mile from where Route 309 meets Route 378.
If you are coming Route 309 North, at the intersection of Route 309 and Route 378, follow Route 378 North to Preston Lane. Make a right on Preston Lane to campus, and follow to Landis Mill Road. Turn right on Landis Mill and left on Station Avenue. The parking lot to the University Center is on the left.
If you are coming 378 South, turn left onto Preston Lane. At the end of Preston Lane, turn right on to Landis Mill Road. At Station Avenue turn left and left again into the University Center parking lot.
If the University Center lot is full, you have additional parking at Billera Hall.  Billera Hall is the building (the gym) on your right at the end of Preston you approach Landis Mill Road. If you park at Billera Hall, there is a walkway from Billera Hall to the University Center.
The University Center and parking are #13.