CHICAGO, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Association of Interviewers (IAI) is pleased to announce its Elite Training Day in the jewel of the Amador Valley, Pleasanton, CA. This premier event for interview, interrogation and investigative professionals will take place February 19 & 20, 2013 and has already attracted the top professionals in the industry. World-renowned speakers Dr. Richard Ofshe, John Guzman, CFI and Dr. Carol Chaski will be sharing their insights and knowledge in the field during these two action-packed days.
Event Details Start Date: February 19, 2013 , 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Pacific)
End Date: February 20, 2013 , 8:30 AM - 12 PM (Pacific)
Training Site:Safeway Headquarters5918 Stoneridge Mall Road Pleasanton, CA 94588Sponsors:Diamond – Vangent, A General Dynamics Company ( www.vangent-hcm.com)Gold – LP Software ( www.lpguys.com)Event – LPI ( www.lpinnovations.com) Registration (online): http://www.iaofi.org/Elite-Training-Day?eventId=591362&EventViewMode=EventRegistration Speakers: Dr. Richard Ofshe Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of California - Berkley will speak on False Confessions. Dr. Ofshe is a member of the advisory board of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation, and is known for his expert testimony relating to coercion in small groups, confessions, and interrogations. John Guzman, CFI is an expert on gangs and gang investigations. Mr. Guzman was a twenty-year veteran of the Chicago Police Gang Unit before joining the New Mexico Mounted Patrol. He has conducted thousands of gang interrogations, developed informants, and cleared gang cases from theft to homicide. Mr. Guzman wrote the Gang Manual for the Chicago Police Department and teaches his strategies all over the world. Dr. Carol Chaski is Executive Director of the Institute for Linguistic Evidence. She will help us understand and answer some fundamental questions about language- based evidence and its potential application to the investigation, interview, and interrogation. "IAI is the only organization dedicated to the interview, interrogation and investigation profession," said Shane Sturman, President of IAI. "Our main focus is on education and professional development via events like our Elite Training Day." About IAI: The mission of the International Association of Interviewers is to provide educational, business and networking opportunities to interviewers from all disciplines. The IAI will foster this growth through educational, business and social networking opportunities to engage other thought leaders and to increase members' core interview skill sets using the latest information from legal, psychological, and practitioners, which will form the timely transfer of educational information.