How to set up an ethics & compliance program

Geert Vermeulen

How to set up an ethics & compliance program

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Course Overview 

This training provides practical guidelines on how to set up an effective ethics and compliance program. The training is interactive with lots of possibilities to ask questions.

Schedule 

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TBD

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Time: 

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Duration: 

5 hours

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Price: 

GBP 220.- per seat

Training Objectives

During this training we will discuss:

  • What is compliance? A short history and various models for compliance programs
  • The ECMC 10 elements of an effective ethics & compliance program
  • Exercise: let’s put this in practice
  • The capabilities of the modern ethics & compliance officer
  • How to sell your ethics & compliance program

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Programme Outline

Part 1

  • What is compliance? A short history
  • The ECMC Compliance Triangle / The Governance of Compliance

Part 2

  • Various models for compliance programs
  • The hard controls /The ECMC 10 elements of an effective ethics & compliance program
  • Case: let’s put this in practice

Part 3

  • The soft controls: Culture and Behaviour
  • Case: let’s put this in practice

Part 4

  • Latest trends in ethics & compliance
  • The capabilities of the modern ethics & compliance officer
  • How to sell your ethics and compliance program

  

Training Style

The programme is designed to deliver knowledge and enhance participants’ skills. It will be an interactive session; the teacher will ask questions to the participants. We will discuss best practice programs and apply what we have learned in case studies in break-out rooms. In this training, we will also use short movies and case studies to demonstrate our point.

CPD Recognition

This programme may be approved for up to 5 CPD units in Financial Regulation. Eligibility criteria and CPD Units are verified directly by your association, regulator or other bodies where you hold membership.

Who should attend

  • Ethics & Compliance Officers with a couple of years of experience
  • Ethics & Compliance Officers who are new to the role
  • In-house counsel with responsibility for compliance
  • Company secretaries
  • Internal Auditors who audit compliance programs
  • External Accountants who have to form an opinion on compliance risks and controls

Who is Geert Vermeulen?

The mission of Geert Vermeulen is to help organizations conduct business in an ethical and compliant way. Geert is specialized in establishing and improving ethics and compliance programs in general and anti-corruption programs in specific. In 2016 he founded ECMC: Ethics & Compliance Management & Consulting. ECMC provides compliance training, consulting services and interim ethics & compliance management. Geert also regularly speaks and writes on ethics and compliance.

Geert obtained most of his experience in-house as the Chief Compliance Officer of Aon EMEA and the Global Head of Compliance of Damco, the freight forwarding arm of Maersk. He served as one of the Directors of the Netherlands Compliance Institute and has been the President of the Dutch Compliance Officers Association, where he is still the founder/chair of the expert group on Financial Economic Crime and a member of the expert group on Culture and Behavior. He is also a member of the Professional Advisory Committee of the Law Compliance Minor at The Hague University and the Chairman of the co-decision counsel at the Erasmus Gymnasium, the school of his daughters. When he won the National Compliance Award in 2020, he was labelled as ‘the compliance guru’.

In 2020 Geert launched his new company called ‘The Integrity Coordinator’. This company is an independent, external coordinator of whistleblowing or speak up procedures.

Additional Details

Price - 220

Duration - 5

 

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Venue

Live Online (Zoom)
 

Event Category

On-Demand

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