WHO WE ARE.
Folk Consulting Inc. works with diverse clientele spanning various sectors, including governments, private firms, and public organizations in Canada and internationally to create healthier workplaces.
Erin Folk, Principal Investigator
Here are some of the certifications attained in Erin’s
Working together to make a difference.
Our team is comprised of experts who share in our belief that better workplaces begin with respect. Together we can help you ensure that you are doing everything possible to create a work environment free of harassment and discrimination.
Warren Postlewaite - Investigator
M. Postlewaite is a certified investigator with expertise managing allegations of misconduct, harassment/discrimination, violence and professional malpractice.
An accomplished leader in the area of organizational values, he boasts two decades of practical experience in manager, director and senior labor relation’s roles including Lead Investigator for the two largest employers in Saskatchewan − Saskatchewan Health Authority and University of Saskatchewan.
Appointed by the Ministry of Health and Lieutenant Governor in Council, he is currently a member of the Professional Conduct Committee for the Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists (Regulatory Body).
Further, he is not only a reputable intervener, but also a presenter who energizes dialogues and engages thoughtfully and empathetically with difficult topic matters.
Brent Kiebel - Investigator
M. Keibel is an RCMP veteran with twenty years of service. At the onset of his career, he completed a Masters in Psychology and in 2008 he successfully completed the Harassment Investigators course. Since the completion of the course, he has provided well over 100 investigation reports, and is experienced in the areas of harassment and misconduct policy.
His training includes Investigative Interviewing, Effective Writing /Listening /Presenting, Forensic Interviewing/Interrogation, Facilitating Collaborative Conversation, Management Review/Unit Level Quality Assurance, Forensic Interviewing - Witnesses, Victims, Suspects, in addition to Harassment Investigator training. Participation in these courses has provided Brent the experience and knowledge to conduct highly sensitive investigations in a professional manner.
As a recently retired 25-year member of the RCMP, Mrs. Lowe has years of experience in criminal conduct and risk-based investigations. She has served as the Director of RCMP Departmental Security, leading over 100 employees across six provinces in risk management and organizational security policies. Shelly has also occupied an executive position as Corporate and Client Services Officer, where she managed Human Resource and Conduct/Discipline files for over 300 RCMP members. She has extensive experience in investigations related to conduct, harassment, security risks from both a leadership role and as an investigator.
In addition to her successful completion of the Workplace Responsibility Investigator for RCMP Code of Conduct and Public Complaints training, Shelly has also taken the following courses; Resolving Conflict Effectively, Inclusive Hiring Practices, Bias Awareness in the Workplace, Uniting against Racism, Gender Based Analysis +, Cultural Awareness and Humility, Trauma-Informed Approach to Investigations, and Managerial Prevention of Workplace Violence and Harassment. Shelly has also completed multiple courses related to financial investigations in the areas of crime and money laundering, and has extensive knowledge of disciplinary action and misconduct. As an experienced harassment investigator, Shelly is an expert in the fields of workplace violence, sexual harassment, and bullying.
Danielle Ulmer was an investigator with a police agency for 26 years and is able to analyze large amounts of information and glean key pieces. She has provided consulting services for Folk Consulting for four years, and has been the lead investigator on multiple cases. Danielle also provides valuable insight on many investigations led by team members, and is experienced in sifting through the evidence collected to provide an analysis, and in using that data to determine a finding of fact before creating the final investigation report. Danielle has written or reviewed hundreds of decisions drafted for harassment allegations and allegations of misconduct made in a large federal government department.
Danielle is currently employed in Labour Relations for a large police union, analyzing information with consideration to the Collective Agreement, Human Rights laws, disability management and accommodation, discipline, harassment, and other labour relations-related laws and policies. Danielle was in charge of the Professional Responsibility Unit (harassment, conduct, employment requirements) for a large police diction (4000 employees) for 5 years, and also managed health services, civil litigations, and wellness units for the same division. Having taught the Harassment Investigator course for the RCMP, Danielle understands all aspects of conducting a thorough investigation, from the information-gathering stage through to delivery of the final report.
Greg Larocque - Mediator/Negotiator
M. Larocque is a mediator/negotiator certified by the Justice Institute of British Columbia. He has been a senior civilian workplace conflict investigator for the RCMP since 2004, and is also certified by Columbia University of New York City in training and course development. He was the lead trainer and course developer of a program called Conducting Harassment Investigations, which is a five-day course for RCMP staff, and a prerequisite to being assigned cases.
He can accurately anticipate lines of questioning and diligently pursue relevant information from both cited and unexpected sources, and has never had a decision overturned in more than 400 cases.
Folk Consulting is dedicated to supporting
organizations trying to cultivate a better workplace.
We understand the complexities of workplace allegations and
the importance of handling investigations with care.
the importance of handling investigations with care.