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Anti-Fraud Collaboration Announces Free Webinar: How to Improve Your Whistleblower Program

All publicly traded companies are required to have a process that employees can use to report occupational misconduct — i.e., the whistleblower program. How do you know if your company has an effective program? What do you do to build awareness across the company? What department is best equipped to manage the whistleblower hotline? Does your program leverage social media? What steps can you take to mitigate the fear of retaliation and encourage employees to report misconduct?

The IIA is excited to announce part three of this complimentary anti-fraud webinar series, How to Improve Your Whistleblower Program and Address Impediments to Reporting on July 1, 2014, from 2:00–3:30 p.m. ET.

A panel of experts will provide insights into how leading organizations have successfully integrated the whistleblower hotline into the corporate culture. They will provide actionable recommendations that all companies can use to retool their existing programs. You will also learn how to address one of the major impediments to effective whistleblower programs: reluctance of employees to come forward because of the real or perceived fear of retaliation. Retaliation can take many forms — verbal abuse, physical threats, demotions — all of which can undermine an otherwise strong ethical culture.

Established in 2010, the Anti-Fraud Collaboration is a partnership formed by the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ), Financial Executives International, The IIA, and the National Association of Corporate Directors. Its mission is simply stated: to promote integrity in financial reporting. For additional resources from the partnership, including a roundtable summary report, financial literacy quiz, case studies, and articles, visit

This program is FREE of charge and eligible for 1.5 CPE credits and 2 NACD skill-specific credits. The webcast will be archived on the Webcasts page of the CAQ website for those unable to participate during the live broadcast. (Note: The playback version is not eligible for CPE credit.)