We are excited to announce a new virtual training course, Developing Investigative Interviewing Skills for School Administrators (formerly known as "Are You Sure They're Telling The Truth?". Over the past several decades this training program has been presented as an in-person course to numerous education associations, including Illinois, Oregon, Missouri, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Wisconsin, and others. We are now offering the course as a 6-hour virtual program in an effort to make it more accessible to school administrators around the country. 

Principals, Assistant Principals, Deans and other school administrators oftentimes are called upon to conduct investigations of students, and in some cases staff, regarding involvement in inappropriate, and in some cases illegal, behaviors or activities. In this 6-hour virtual training program, you will learn how to structure the investigative interview, how to evaluate the credibility of the subject’s behavior, and in those instances in which the investigative information identifies the offender, how to create an environment conducive to the subject telling the truth about what they did.

What's Included?

Topics Covered

  • Behavior Symptom Analysis
  • The Behavior Analysis Interview
  • Positive Persuasion


  • In each segment, we will show videotapes of actual interviews and persuasion efforts to illustrate the material.


  • Each participant will be emailed a 25-page, digital workbook, and at the conclusion of the program a Certificate that reflects 6 hours of continuing professional education credits for attending the course.

Who Should Attend?

Principals, Assistant Principals, Deans and other Administrators


Virtual - anywhere you or your team are comfortable!

What Are They Saying?

Best training I have attended.

Second time I have attended workshop – I have used the skills almost daily.

Excellent presentation – practical application

Great content & knowledge

This workshop will be very valuable to me and will be put to great use.

GREAT CLASS – Very practical info I can use immediately

I found this workshop most enlightening

Best workshop I have attended in years

GREAT PRESENTATION – Very useful material that I can use when dealing with student discipline


Awesome material and information

Really learned a lot of helpful tips

Facilitated by:

John E. Reid and Associations

John E. Reid and Associates began developing interview and interrogation techniques in 1947. The Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation® is now the most widely used approach to question subjects in the world. The content of our instructional material has continued to develop and change over the years. John E. Reid and Associates is the only organization that can teach the current version of our training program on The Reid Technique®.


Only $199! Formerly known as "Are You Sure They're Telling The Truth?"
Price: $199.00