Are They Telling The Truth?

This popular one-day conference occurs every year in Lansing and is attended by Principals and Assitant Principals looking to brush up on their skills or look for new ways to interview and interrogate students.  With supporting documents, videos, quizzes, and other resources, administrators will feel confident taking strategies back to their buildings. 

Participants will...

  • Learn specific strategies to help determine who is telling the truth during a non-accusatory interview
  • Learn how to assess the credibility of an accusation
  • Learn how to persuade a student to tell you the truth
  • Learn verbal and non-verbal "look-fors"
  • Learn the difference between an interview and interrogation, and how to use these techniques

Target Audience:

Building and Central Office Administrators


9:00-10:15 Foundation of Interviews and Interrogations

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-12:00 Behavior System Analysis

12:00-12:30 Lunch

12:30-1:45 Reid 9 Steps of Interrogation

1:45-2:00 Break

2:00-3:00 Reid 9 Steps of Interrogation (continued)

What they are saying...

“My greatest fear when becoming an Assistant Principal was making a disciplinary decision when statements and events didn’t align.  I am much more confident about how to set up and conduct investigations with students, analyze information, and evaluate behavior, in order to draw conclusions and make decisions.”

“Joe Buckley makes the impossible, possible with his proven approach to investigations.”      


Participants will earn up to 5 SCECHs during the training.

Facilitator Information:

Joe Buckley


1001 Centennial Way
Lansing, MI 48917

MASSP Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made seven (7) calendar days or more in advance of the training date, will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made after this date, including no-shows, are nonrefundable. Registration fees may be transferred to another individual by contacting the MASSP office at (517) 327-5315.

In the event that MASSP must cancel a training due to unforeseen circumstances, including inclement weather, participants will be refunded the cost of registration or may credit the fee toward an upcoming training. MASSP does not assume responsibility for any additional costs, charges or expenses; to include, charges made for travel and lodging.



Only $200 for Members!
Price: $225.00