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  • Monday, June 24 | 3:35-4:50 PM


    CPE Credit: 1.5

    Level: Intermediate

    Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of basic interview processes

    Field of Study: Communications and Marketing

    This session will explore common cognitive biases that can create blind spots and unintended attention gaps within the interview environment. It will define and discuss how these cognitive biases manifest within the interviewer. This session will provide you with the self-awareness to be cognizant of and address these common biases and improve your interview skills.

    You Will Learn How To:

    • Identify common cognitive biases
    • Recognize the affects your biases can have on your interviewing skills
    • Apply strategies to mitigate your biases during interviews
    Steven Patterson, CFE

    Steven Patterson, CFE, has more than 16 years of experience in internal auditing, forensic accounting and fraud investigation. During this time he oversaw and led multiple comprehensive fraud investigations and special inquiries including executive, employee and vendor fraud, maximizing recovery efforts while working with internal process owners and outside law enforcement agencies. He also has experience completing a wide variety of financial audits, special management requests, inventory reviews, contract and HR reviews, Sarbanes-Oxley and external year-end assistance work.


    He presents and trains locally and nationally about interviewing, fraud investigation and investigative reasoning. He is a founding member and current president of the ACFE Charleston Chapter.

  • Steven Patterson, CFE

    Steven Patterson, CFE, has more than 16 years of experience in internal auditing, forensic accounting and fraud investigation. During this time he oversaw and led multiple comprehensive fraud investigations and special inquiries including executive, employee and vendor fraud, maximizing recovery efforts while working with internal process owners and outside law enforcement agencies. He also has experience completing a wide variety of financial audits, special management requests, inventory reviews, contract and HR reviews, Sarbanes-Oxley and external year-end assistance work.


    He presents and trains locally and nationally about interviewing, fraud investigation and investigative reasoning. He is a founding member and current president of the ACFE Charleston Chapter.

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