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

SHRM 2015 Annual Conference
Learn how to spot signs of deception and truthfulness when negotiating, interviewing and investigating misconduct.

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. A former U.S. Department of Justice attorney will show videos and examine case studies to show you how you can 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 30, 2015 - 10:45am to 12:00pm

Michael Wade Johnson

Michael Wade

Former U.S. Department of Justice attorney Michael Johnson has trained thousands of people on skills for detecting signs of deception and truthfulness, including presenting at dozens of conferences for human resource professionals and other busines executives.  

He has spoken at numerous conferences around the world for HR, legal, law enforcement, and other professionals.  He has provided numerous client-specific sessions for international organizations such as the United Nations (in New York, Congo, and Sierra Leone) and the World Bank, government agencies such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Social Security Administration, and dozens of Fortune 500 companies such as Google and Northrup Grumman.

 As an attorney with the US Department of Justice, Michael was the lead attorney on one of DOJ’s first “pattern or practice” sexual harassment cases.  Michael has served as an expert witness in cases challenging the adequacy of employer’s investigation procedures. 

He is a graduate of Duke University and Harvard Law School.

LVCC N109-112
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Mega Session
Leadership & Navigation
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