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LEARN TO USE THE TRUTH TO YOUR ADVANTAGE

Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates (WZ) is an internationally recognized firm established in 1982.  Our passion for the truth has led us to become a world leader in non-confrontational interview and interrogation training.

WZ’s team of Certified Forensic Interviewers (CFI) teaches a series of techniques, anchored by the WZ Non-Confrontational Method, to integrate strategic preparation, behavior interpretation, and structured questions allowing an interviewer to successfully adapt to any type of investigation.

Join WZ to obtain training in the WZ Seminar on Interview & Interrogation Techniques.  This course is ideal for organizations who desire to use a non-confrontational approach to resolving cases and determining when an individual is being truthful.

Learn how to conduct interviews that lead to an admission from the guilty without destroying the morale of the innocent, and identify the deceptive without confrontation. WZ’s unique non-confrontational communication techniques eliminate conflict between interviewers and their subjects while demonstrating how to reduce objections and denials.

INTERVIEW & INTERROGATION TECHNIQUES

  • Room Setting and Preparation
  • Interpretation of Verbal and Physical Behavior
  • Handling Denials
  • Obtaining the Admission
  • The WZ Non-Confrontational Method
  • Participatory Approach
  • Enticement Questions
  • The Written or Recorded Confession

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Loss prevention personnel, security investigators, human resource professionals, auditors, operations managers, school administrators, small business owners, security and anyone responsible for obtaining the truth from people who are reluctant to share it.

WZ CERTIFIED INSTRUCTORS

ALL of WZ’s instructors are Certified Forensic Interviewers (CFI) who teach the same up-to-date skills and methods they themselves have used during their own investigations.  To qualify for this distinction, a person must pass a standardized examination, which covers a series of topics regarding the interviewing and interrogation process.  The CFI demonstrates understanding of legal aspects of interviewing and proficiency in interview preparation, behavioral, analysis, accusatory and non-accusatory interviewing, documentation, and presentation of findings.

 

Amanda Weaver, CFI

 

Amanda Weaver, CFI, brings over 18 years of private sector experience to the seminars she conducts for Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, Inc. (WZ). She brings a diverse retail background, including specialty, luxury, big box, and distribution/fulfillment center segments. Amanda is well versed in all areas of investigations, loss mitigation, inventory management, and strategic planning.

After studying Political Science at Northern Illinois University, Amanda started her career with Nordstrom in Chicago. Working for various retailers throughout her career, such as Ann Taylor, Border’s Bookstores, LBrands- Victoria’s Secret, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Kohl’s, Amanda quickly advanced to regional level leadership and has supported markets nationwide. Amanda has personally conducted hundreds of interviews and interrogations over the course of her career and has taught the subject in various settings.

Amanda’s craving for interview and interrogation techniques, engagement, and inspiring others isn’t out of general curiosity. She has a keen ability to establish trust and affinity with others which have successfully contributed to her tenure in the industry.

Amanda currently resides in South Florida with her husband Michael and their two daughters, Ella and Gianna.

Amanda is a Certified Forensic Interviewer. To qualify for this distinction, a person must pass a standardized examination, which covers a series of topics regarding the interviewing and interrogation process. The CFI demonstrates an understanding of legal aspects of interviewing and proficiency in interview preparation, behavioral analysis, accusatory and non-accusatory interviewing, documentation, and presentation of findings. The objective of this certification program is to create comprehensive, universally accepted professional standards combined with an objective measure of an interviewer’s knowledge of those standards.

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