PIHRA Luncheon

PIHRA Luncheon

March 1, 2006

Torrance, CA

Sharpen your Investigative Interview Skills!
How to conduct the most effective investigative interview of a suspect employee.

Attend the PIHRA South Bay District 6 monthly meeting on April 13, 2006and learn how to "Sharpen your Investigative Interview Skills."

Our speaker, Kent Perkins, is Managing Partner & Senior Executive Investigator of Diversified Risk Management, Inc.(DRM). Mr. Perkins will provide several examples of how highly skilled interviews have saved company funds, company resources, and even the lives of employees. In more than 30 years of investigations in hundreds of workplaces all over America, his interviews have resulted in confessions from thieves, sexual harassers, drug dealers, and even murderers.

You'll conduct internal investigative interviews with greater success, getting to the truth by using new tools including reverse psychology, a carefully structured order for questioning, and by learning why your most instinctive and logical interviewing choices are often the wrong things to say or do.

"Learn how to reduce liability, increase profits and improve morale."
Kent Perkins

Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) was founded as the Personnel and Industrial Relations Association in 1944 by a small group of Los Angeles personnel executives. They organized to provide a forum in which Human Resource professionals could exchange ideas, increase their knowledge of and work together for the betterment of the profession.

In 1959, PIHRA became affiliated with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), then known as the American Society of Personnel Administration (ASPA). Today, PIHRA is the largest SHRM chapter in the country, consistently achieving SHRM's Annual Superior Merit Award.

PIHRA is a non-profit California corporation whose officers and committee members serve without compensation. There are more than 4,900 members representing more than 3,000 firms.

PIHRA is comprised of all levels of HR practitioner, representing the complete spectrum and breadth of every type of industry professional in Southern California, who has an interest in acquiring knowledge of the most recent and innovative developments in the HR arena.


PIHRA (PIHRA.org) programs and meetings help members keep up with the rapidly changing HR and workplace environment. Attending programs and meetings provides the HR professional with the opportunity to:

  • Network with peers
  • Enhance their professional skills
  • Gain insight into the latest HR issues and trends
  • Discover the newest developments in HR products & services
  • Search out new sources and suppliers
  • Share strategies for better managing HR challenge


Mr. Kent Perkins has spoken before law groups and employers' associations on the subject of theft, drugs, violence and other matters. He was keynote speaker before the National Labor Relations Board's annual conference in Washington D.C. on January 3, 2003. Kent attended State Police Academies in Austin, TX, Tulsa, OK, and Los Angeles, CA. He completed academic majors in English and Psychology at Texas Wesleyan University and the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Currently, Kent is on the Faculty Advisory Board, California State University and Dominguez Hills. He is a member of several professional organizations: American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS); California Association of Licensed Investigators (C.A.L.I) & the Labor & Employment Section of the California State Bar Association.



Time: 07:30 am - 09:30 am
Address: Holiday Inn Harbor Gateway
19800 S. Vermont Avenue
Torrance, CA
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Cost: Pre-Reserved Price
$25 Members
$30 Guests
$20 Members in transition and Students

Price After Reservation Deadline
$30 All
Reservation Deadline: Noon on Monday, April 10, 2006


Phone: 310.535.6947
Email: PIHRAdistrict6@aol.com