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Dates & times

This training consist of 8 training days which will take place on the following dates:

Monday 16 September 2019
Monday 23 September 2019
Monday 7 October 2019
Monday 28 October 2019
Monday 4 November 2019
Monday 18 November 2019
Monday 25 November 2019
Monday 9 December 2019

from 9.30 AM - 5 PM

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Location

City Center of The Hague, the Netherlands

Directions

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Lecturers

Sascha Kramer, Group Compliance Manager at SBM Offshore

Specialised anti-corruption lawyer

Monique Hutten, Dutch Anti-Corruption Centre of the Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD)

Frank Cederhout, Senior Manager Forensic & Financial Crime at Deloitte Financial Advisory

Representative of Transparency International the Netherlands (TI-NL)

Vincent Kempkes, Group Communications Director at SBM Offshore

Geert Vermeulen, CEO at ECMC

HR Director

Various actors

And others

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Course fee

€ 3,950 excluding 21% VAT
€ 829.50 VAT
€ 4,779.50 incl. VAT

This includes:

8 training days
drinks & lunches
(digital) training materials
dinner on 23 September 2019
certificate

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Education points

This training consist of 48 hours of permanent education.

We are accredited by amongst others the:

Koninklijke Nederlandse Beroepsorganisatie van Accountants (NBA)
Nederlandse orde van advocaten (NOvA)
Koninklijke Notariële Beroepsorganisatie (KNB)
Register Belastingadviseurs (RB)
NEVOA

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Characteristics

This is a comprehensive compliance training
Various examples of compliance programs are provided
Sharing visions
Dilemma discussions
Fostering networking
Cross-fertilisation

Maximum of 15 participants, as a result verry interactive

 
 
 

Anti-bribery and corruption enforcement actions are rising globally. Organizations across every industry should be aware of the consequences and repercussions of corruption violations which can be swift and severe. Countless firms have been subject to major fines and other penalties that have had highly negative impact on their business and many individual employees have been prosecuted on criminal charges. White Collar Academy offers an anti-bribery and corruption training to ensure that your organization is compliant with modern international anti-corruption legislation.

Maintaining your reputation in business means everything and ensuring your organization is compliant with the terms of the FCPA, UK Bribery Act as well as other national legislation should be high on your list of priorities. Anti-bribery and anti-corruption measures should form a key part of your organization’s compliance strategy, and implementing a robust training solution to keep your employees aware of the threat of corruption is essential. Effective training on this topic will help employees at all levels understand their roles in protecting material non-public information and the implications and consequences of disregarding the bribery and corruption rules.

White Collar Academy has developed an ABC training specified to the needs of compliance professionals. The program covers a broad range of topics, including recent developments, stimulating debate, fostering networking, cross-fertilisation and the global exchange of experience. The aim of this training is to providing comprehensive, high-quality and easily accessible anti-bribery and corruption education.

Programme

+ Training Day 1: An introduction to (anti-)bribery & corruption

Monday 16 September 2019 | 9.30 AM – 5.00 PM

  • Introduction to the ABC Training
  • Corruption: definitions, consequences and organisations
  • Discussing the hypotheticals
  • Psychology related to wrong doing
  • Investigating corruption
  • Cooperation with Regulatory and Law Enforcement Bodies
  • Discussing a corruption case

Spreakers

  • Representative of Transparency International the Netherlands (TI-NL)
  • Monique Hutten, Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD)*

+ Training Day 2: International Law & Standards on Anti-Corruption Compliance

Monday 23 September 2019 | 9.30 AM – 5.00 PM

Speaker: Specialised anti-corruption lawyer

  • Introduction to relevant Dutch legal framework
  • Introduction to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act and other relevant national legislation
  • The Enforcement of Anti-Corruption Legislation
  • New anti-corruption legislation and new enforcement risks (Brazil, South Korea, France)
  • Individual vs. Corporate Liability risks for Corruption and other Economic Crimes
  • Enforcement Trends
  • Recent high-profile cases

+ Training Day 3: Designing an Effective Anti-Corruption Compliance Programme

Monday 7 October 2019 | 9.30 AM – 5.00 PM

Speaker: Sascha Kramer

  • Principles of corruption prevention and detection
  • Anti-Corruption Strategies for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
  • Generic Integrity management and ABAC frameworks
  • Key elements of an effective ABAC compliance program
  • Compliance governance, leadership commitment and culture

+ Training Day 4: Compliance in Action & practical realities

Monday 28 October 2019 | 9.30 AM – 5.00 PM

Speaker: Sascha Kramer

  • Developing Codes of Conduct and Anti-Corruption Compliance Policies
  • Doing business abroad & cultural differences
  • How to Effectively Map Your Company’s Bribery & Corruption Risks
  • Defining and managing conflicts of interest
  • Supply chain management and, third party risks, third party due diligence and continuous monitoring

+ Training 5: Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption Compliance Management

Monday 4 November 2019 | 9.30 AM – 5.00 PM

Speaker: Sascha Kramer

  • Supply chain management, third party risks and payment due diligence
  • Evaluating your Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption Compliance Programme
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of the Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption Compliance Programme
  • The importance and challenges of measuring the effectiveness of your programme

+ Training day 6: Crises Management

Monday 18 November 2019 | 9.30 AM – 5.00 PM

Speakers: Willemijn Jonker & Frank Cederhout

  • Incident response & Crises Management
  • Internal Investigations: a legal point of view
  • Methodology and Technology in Internal Investigations
  • Self-Disclosure, or not?

+ Training day 7: Responses

Monday 25 November 2019 | 9.30 AM – 5.00 PM

Speakers: various speakers

  • Whistleblowing: legal framework
  • Whistleblowers: do’s & don’ts
  • Dealing with Employees under Suspicion
  • Anti-bribery and corruption compliance from a different point of view
  • Exercise: Dealing with Employees under Suspicion

+ Training day 8: Communication, reputation & media

Monday 9 December 2019 | 9.30 AM – 5.00 PM

Speaker: Vincent Kempkes

  • Reputation management: why and how?
  • Communications when in crises
  • Dealing with media: Mediatraining
  • Miscellaneous: to determine by participants of the ABC training

Target Audience   

The ABC Training is specifically designed for and only accessible to compliance professionals wishing to enhance their understanding of anti-bribery compliance and attain a accreditation in this field:

  • Accountants

  • Auditors

and: 

  • Anyone responsible for the drafting, motivating and implementing of organisational policies, codes and procedures

  • Anyone responsible for ensuring or contributing to their organisation's compliance with the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act

  • Anyone responsible for ensuring the ethical business conduct of operations either within their own country or in other countries

  • Ethics & Compliance Officers

  • General Counsels

  • In-house legal advisors

  • Risk managers

  • Vice Presidents

  • Directors (of Corporate Responsibility - International Contracts - Corporate Compliance - Legal Affairs - Internal Audit - Business Conduct)

  • General Managers

  • Operations Directors / Managers

  • Business Unit or Country Directors / Managers

  • Sales Directors / Managers

  • Marketing Directors / Managers

  • Business Development Managers

  • HR Directors / Managers



Objectives

and you will be able to:

  • Deal with challenges related to anti-corruption and integrity;

  • Gain awareness of the risks bribery poses to companies and individuals and prevent violations from occurring.

  • Achieve a better understanding of the warning signs of bribery and learn how to respond appropriately;

  • Evaluate the risk of corruption within your organisation;

  • Identify instruments for increasing transparency and accountability;

  • Develop, construct and implement tools and strategies to prevent corruption;

  • Managing third party risks;

  • Deal with whistleblowers;

  • Crisis management during corruption allegations or accusations;

  • Gain awareness of the criminal and financial risks of corruption for individuals and companies;

  • Conduct internal investigations; 

  • Deal with employees under suspicion.

By the end of the training participants will have an understanding of:

  • What constitutes corruption;

  • The consequences of corruption;

  • The international framework of anti-corruption conventions, laws (FCPA, UKBA and relevant national legislation), protocols and best practices;

  • Essential sources of anti-corruption compliance; 

  • The various stakeholders and organizations involved in corruption prevention; 

  • Corruption enforcement;

  • High-risk countries, industries and customers;

  • Tools and strategies to prevent corruption.

 

Method

During this ABC Training you will acquire knowledge which can be applied directly in your daily work. Providing theory, practicing with cases and discussing examples from practice are methods that are constantly alternated. 

We work in small groups to stimulate learning from each other. The maximum amount of participants for this training is 15.


Entry requirements

The course is specifically designed to be detailed yet accessible. Although no professional experience in anti-bribery law or compliance is required, some exposure, working experience, or training in anti-bribery compliance is preferred.

To get the most from the course, a good standard of English is required.


Course materials 

Participants to the ABC Training will receive 2 weeks prior to each training day a digital syllabus with relevant course materials.


Assignments 

Prior to three training days, participants are given an assignment in preparation of the following training day. Handing in these assignments is optional.


Preparation

For each training day, participants are expected to go through the course materials. This will amount to approximately 3 hours of preparation time for each training day. 


Location 

The ABC Training will take place in the city centre of The Hague, at our training location at the Dr. Kuyperstraat 5. 


Accommodation and Travel

Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements and any associated costs. Please let us know if you need any advice. We are more than happy to help.


Certificate 

Participants to the ABC Training will receive the Anti-Bribery and Corruption accreditation from the White Collar Academy. 

This accreditation will be awarded to those who have:

  • attended a minimum of 7 of the 8 training days;

  • participated actively during all training days

as this ensures participants to have  acquired the requisite knowledge. 

The ABC Training does not include an exam. 


Permanent Education points 

The ABC Training consists of a total of 48 hours of permanent education (PE). The Permanent Education points that are obtained by taking part in the ABC Training are recognized by several professional organizations, amongst which:

  • Koninklijke Nederlandse Beroepsorganisatie van Accountants (NBA)

  • Nederlandse orde van advocaten (NOvA)

  • Koninklijke Notariële Beroepsorganisatie (KNB)

  • Register Belastingadviseurs (RB)

  • NEVOA 


Reviews

The participants of the 2018 edition of this training have reviewed the training as follows:

 
The programme of the training fully matches the mixture of the participants as well as the ABC issues being encountered in practice.
 
 
The Anti Bribery and Corruption training of the White Collar Academy meets the needs of compliance professionals. The program covers a broad range of topics, including recent developments, stimulating debate, fostering networking, cross-fertilisation and the global exchange of experience. As Anti Bribery and Corruption is becoming a topic on top of mind of, this education fills a gap. Good speakers with a lot of experience and a group of students with various backgrounds stimulated good discussions and better understanding.
 
 
A comprehensive compliance training which provides insights on issues compliance officers should care about. From an higher perspective various examples of compliance programs are provided. Hereafter a dive into details was in place. During this training awareness has been created related to the impact of international law and its effect on the national compliance practice.
The seniority of the participants is also an important added value to this training. Open constructive discussions took place and different visions were shared. We enriched ourselves with knowledge about legal aspects, IT aspects, communication and dilemma discussions.
 

Financial

Course Fee

  • The course fee of the ABC Training amounts to € 3,950 excluding 21% VAT. 

  • This includes all training-related costs, as well as drinks, lunches and training materials. 

  • Participants are considered officially registered for the ABC Training when their application has been approved and payment has been made.

Payment

  • After filling the online application form, you will receive an invoice. 

  • You can pay in one or in two instalments. The deadline of the first instalment – or full amount – is 1 August, 2019.  This will guarantee the commitment of your employer for your participation. 

  • If you pay in two instalments, the remaining second 50% of the course fee should be received by 1 November, 2019. 

  • Payments can only be made by means of bank transfer. 

  • Please note that we employ a first pay, first serve principle.

Cancellation

  • For cancellations between one to two months before the training starts, 50% of the course fee will be charged. 

  • In case of cancellation within one month before the start of the course, you will have to pay 80% of the course fee.

  • Please note that in case of cancellation, a suitably qualified person may replace you without extra charge.

  • White Collar Academy reserves the right to cancel a course if the number of participants is insufficient or due to any other unforeseen circumstances. In this case your course fee will be reimbursed. Other costs e.g. for transportation cannot be reimbursed.


In-house?

Want a custom compliance training solution that meets your specific needs? No problem!

An in-house option is available for organisations enrolling a minimum of 10 people in the course. Benefits include a programme tailored to the needs of your organisation, answering specific questions that rise within your organisation as well as lower costs and a reduction of travel time.

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