Certified ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery and Corruption Manager (CABCM) (Virtual - Atlanta)

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  • Course Overview
    Small-class format: 20 participant limit

    The business case for a formal Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS)

    7 StepsAs business becomes more globalized, organizations are faced with new challenges and opportunities. Part of this new environment is compliance with newly emerging anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws, such as the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the UK Bribery Act, the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act in Canada, the General Law of Administrative Accountability and Model Program for Corporation Integrity in Mexico, and several others in Russia, France, Germany, China, and Brazil just to name a few.

    International development and enforcement of new bribery and corruption (ABC) laws and guidelines is not an ad-hoc coincidence. As of May 2020, 44 countries have committed to implementing the recommendations and requirements of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. 187 Countries have committed to the United Nations' Convention against Corruption. This means that adoption and rigorous enforcement of anti-bribery and anti-corruption programs and best practices is already well-established, and is growing stronger by the day. 

    To ensure that bribery and corruption are minimized, a common requirement of these laws is for an organization to establish and maintain a formal bribery and corruption (ABC) management program (system). Failure to establish such a system puts public and private sector organizations and their employees at risk of incurring severe fines or even criminal prosecution. Today, a formal ABC compliance program is simply a mandatory requirement for all organizations, public or private. In fact, many organizations no longer purchase from a vendor, supplier, or contractor that doesn't have evidence of a formal Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS) fulfilling local, national, and even international ABC compliance requirements. 

    Strict enforcement of UK's Bribery Act of 2010 (examples here) is now in the news quite frequently, so it is also natural that any UK organization, citizen,  or even UK resident will be particularly sensitive to the need to show due diligence in having an ABMS to prevent, detect, and correct bribery and corruption. Not a UK organization or citizen? You might need to comply with UK's bribery Act anyway. If your organization buys from or provides products or services to any UK organizations or citizens anywhere in the world, expect to be required to show evidence of your own organization's ABMS to continue business with these UK organizations and citizens since they need to prove that the scope of their own ABMS includes their vendors and customers - everywhere they do business.

    Country by country, anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws and related enforcement is growing rapidly and more severely. If your organization wants to continue to conduct business in this new era necessitating proof of compliance with existing and emerging regulatory and legislative anti-bribery requirements, it should invest in developing and maintaining an ISO 37001-certified anti-bribery management program. The alternative is losing B2B business, or even potentially paying huge fines and penalties for failing to practice anti-bribery and anti-corruption due diligence.

    The standard for an Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS) - ISO 37001

    While organizations critically need to prove due diligence in preventing, detecting, and correcting bribery and corruption, the dilemma is that there has not been a universally-recognized standard of exactly what a sufficient ABC program would entail. Until now. With the ISO 37001 standard, "Anti-bribery management systems - Requirements with guidance for use," there is now an internationally recognized set of best practices to prevent and detect bribery. Moreover, these best practices are auditable and can be ISO certified. The standard is designed for use in both public-sector and private-sector organizations. Even if your organization already has an ABC program, it should immediately perform an audit against the new ISO standard to ensure that all details are addressed and compliant. After all, ISO 37001 will likely determine the minimum of what your organization's customers, regulators, and suppliers will expect of your program.

    Even if you feel your ABM program covers all of the new ISO requirements, and can claim such as fact, how do you prove it to your organization's stakeholders? Going through a fresh review/audit every time someone asks? A better alternative is having your organization's ABMS certified to ISO 37001 so it can easily provide third-party assurance of its ABC program. ISO 37001 certification is granted to an organization who meets, or goes beyond, the minimum requirements set forth in ISO 37001.

    Where to go from here - the roadmap

      1. Get a better understanding of your organization's business and legal requirements for having an ABMS.
      2. Get your team trained to design and implement an ISO 37001-conforming ABMS.

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  • Training Agenda

    Strategy & Policy Workshop: ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery and Corruption Management (5-Days)

    Day 1

    Introduction to today's business legal context driving the need for a formal bribery and corruption management system

    • How are bribery and corruption fully defined?
      • Official bribery versus commercial bribery
      • Typical examples
    • High-level comparative overview of laws and regulation requiring a formal Anti-Bribery and Corruption Management System
      • OECD Convention Anti-Bribery Convention
      • United Nations Convention against Corruption
      • United States - Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
      • United Kingdom - Bribery Act
      • Canada - Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA)
      • Mexico's General Law of Administrative Responsibility (GLAR) and Model Program for Corporation Integrity
      • France - Sapin II
      • Germany - German Administrative Act
      • Russia - Federal Anti-Corruption Law No. 273, Article 13.3
    • Overview of how the ISO 37001 standard provides a common framework for a program that fulfills differing international requirements for bribery and corruption control

    Day 2

    Establishing, managing, and performing anti-bribery and corruption controls, continued

    • Introduction to ISO 37001, "Anti-bribery management systems - requirements with guidance for use"
      • The Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) process approach
      • Overview of integrating an ISO 37001-certified bribery management system into the organization's comprehensive enterprise risk management system
    • Establishing the Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) Management System (ISO 37001 Clauses 4 - 5)
      • Determining internal and external business context drivers that form ABC strategic requirements, goals, and objectives
      • Determining the scope of the ABC management system
      • Defining the ABC management system
      • Performing bribery and corruption risk assessment (Inherent risk assessment + operational risk assessments + ongoing risk monitoring)
        1. risk identification
        2. risk analysis
        3. risk evaluation (impact assessment)
      • Establishing top-down ABC system leadership
        1. Leadership requirements for top management
        2. Establishing a formal ABC system policy defining the ABC system goals (what it will accomplish) based upon internal and external context requirements (Soft-copy policy template available)
        3. Establishing appropriate roles and responsibility throughout the organization to detect, investigate, and correct potential bribery and corruption
          • Establishing a formal ABC compliance function in accordance with local, national, and international requirements
    • Establishing top-down ABC system leadership
      • Leadership requirements for top management
      • Establishing a formal ABC system policy defining the ABC system goals (what it will accomplish) based upon internal and external context requirements requirements (Soft-copy policy template available)
      • Establishing appropriate roles and responsibility throughout the organization to detect, investigate, and correct potential bribery and corruption
        1. Establishing a formal ABC compliance function in accordance with local, national, and international requirements
    • Planning the ABC Management System (ISO 37001 Clause 6)
      • Planning the ABC goals to align with defined business context requirements and system (ABC risks and opportunities)
      • Planning ABC objectives to fulfill ABC system goals and requirements
    • Supporting the ABC Management System (ISO Clause 7)
      • Properly budgeting and supporting the ABC management system
      • Establishing and validating appropriate ABC Management System competence and skills (ISO Clause 7)
        1. General competence and skills development, validation, and maintenance for top and senior management for ABC System Management
        2. Employment process requirements
      • General Awareness and training requirements for all staff
      • Communication requirements
      • Documentation requirements

    Day 3

    Establishing, managing, and performing anti-bribery and corruption controls, continued

    • Integrating ABC into Operations (ISO 37001 Clause 8)
      • Developing and implementing operational planning and control processes to fulfill planned ABC objectives, goals, and requirements
      • Performing ABC due diligence 
      • Implementing financial ABC controls
      • Implementing non-financial ABC controls throughout the organization, including (but not limited to) procurement, operations, sales, commercial, human resources, and regulatory activities
      • Establishing upstream ABC requirements for vendors and suppliers
      • Establishing formal ABC incident response measures
      • Establish operational policies and procedures preventing bribery
      • Continuously monitoring ABC control effectiveness
      • Establishing a ABC tip program to facilitate ABC risk identification
      • Investigating suspected ABC incidents, or even ABC vulnerabilities

    Day 4

    Measuring the performance and effectiveness of the ABC Management System and ABC Controls (Clause 9)

    • Internal audit requirements
    • Management review requirements
    • Governing body / Board of Directors review requirements
    • ABC Compliance function review requirements

    Continuous improvement and corrective action (Clause 10)

    Break-out Class Lab: ABC Management System Gap Assessment

    Day 5

    Understanding typical high-risk areas for bribery and corruption

    • Procurement Corruption / Facilitation and Extortion Payments
      • Bribery
      • Kickbacks
      • Improper gratuities
      • Bid rigging
    • Sales corruption
      • Selling product discounts
      • Fraudulent sales and/or debt write-off/release
    • Conflict of Interest Schemes
      • Shell companies
      • Business diversions

    Training Certificate of attendance (32 CPE) awarded

    Optional Online Certification Exam (Student laptop required)

    • Online practice exams provided throughout the week for live instructor-led classes
    • Participants successfully completing the training and the corresponding certification exam will be awarded a professional certificate for "Certified ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery & Corruption Manager"


    * ISO Standards are NOT included in this management system and compliance training, nor are provided in class. Students are encouraged to bring their own hard-copies of the standards to the class. ISO standards are available for purchase at www.iso.org.

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    Upon completion of this training and certificate program, you will:

    • be equipped with knowledge and skills required to develop, manage, monitor, and improve an Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS) in line with the ISO standard of best practices;
    • expand your bribery and corruption management competency;
    • increase your credibility through gaining international recognition; and
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Event Properties

Event Date (MM-DD-YYYY) 08-23-2021 8:30 am
Event End Date 08-27-2021 4:30 pm
Cut off date 08-19-2021 5:00 pm
Cancel Registration Before Date 08-10-2021
Individual Price USD $3,995.00
Location USA | Atlanta | Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta Galleria
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