International Investigation Team Leader Course

While national law enforcement bodies have their own training courses to prepare individuals for the significant leap to the team leader level, very little training is available for those asked to lead investigations into human rights or international humanitarian law violations on the international level. Yet good investigation team leadership is crucial to good investigations.  The course is aimed at both human rights investigators and international law enforcement, both those currently at the team leader level and those for whom a leadership role is the next step. Recognising that skills and experience levels will vary, it will introduce or reinforce basic concepts and techniques of leadership and team management, as well as operational decision-making, within an international investigation environment. The primary methodology, as with all IICI courses, is a mixture of formal instruction, reinforced with realistic exercises. Crucially, the course allows participants to meet and interact with others facing the same challenges.

Examples of modules:

· Leadership concepts

· Communication skills & investigation team management

· Investigation planning

· Mission planning

· Creating productive relationships with legal advisers

· Crisis management

· Conflict management

· Stress management

· Ethics

· Decision-making

“The knowledge and experience of the training staff was at the highest level!”

International Investigation Team Leader Course Participant

“I definitely think all should go through such a course to both appreciate the challenges to being a team leader, but also have more awareness for their own style.

International Investigation Team Leader Course Participant

“I strongly recommend this course for all investigation team leaders.

International Investigation Team Leader Course Participant

“The course is excellent and the people associated with your organisation are first rate, both in terms of professional and academic pedigree, but also as individuals. The environment was pleasant, warm and the interaction between very diverse constituents was fascinating. I personally learnt a great deal.”


International Investigation Team Leader Course Participant

“I cannot emphasise enough how helpful the (very realistic) team/conflict management exercises you came up with last year have been in my day-to-day work.”


International Team Leader Course Participant

The training was a kind of display of a valid competence and yet, in quite a short time, you managed to accomplish a warm and true
relationship with each and every trainee.


Training of Experts on the Investigation of International Crimes, JRR-Certification Course Participant

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