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Resource Alert: CIPE offers free online training course for mid-sized firms

Across high-risk markets, mid-sized firms are working to differentiate themselves from the competition by demonstrating compliance with global anti-corruption laws and norms.

While the business case for anti-corruption compliance is often well received, implementing a robust compliance program that sufficiently reduces risks, prepares all staff, and clearly meets MNCs’ standards, can be a substantial task.

Where to start?

To help, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) launched an interactive, online anti-corruption training course based on its Anti-Corruption Compliance Guidebook to support compliance officers in mid-sized firms in emerging markets.

The course is designed to teach company leadership and compliance and ethics officers how to identify, assess, and abate corruption risks in their companies.

It’s moderated by an avatar named Isabel, involves about 40 minutes of instruction, and contains four interactive modules that test knowledge and understanding.

CIPE, as readers of the FCPA Blog may know, is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and a non-profit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

(The NED was founded by Congress in 1983 as a non-profit with the goal of promoting democracy abroad. Annual funding for the NED comes from Congress.)

CIPE’s mission is to strengthen “democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform.” It does that partly by improving “governance through transparency and accountability in the public and private sectors.”

Registration for the new online training course is free.

Participants who wish to receive a certificate of completion will be directed to pay $20 upon successful completion of the course.

Please register through this link.

If you have comments or questions about the course, please write to [email protected].

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Louisa Tomar is a Global Program Officer at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). She is an editor and contributor to CIPE’s Corporate Compliance Trends blog covering anti-corruption topics for small and medium-sized enterprises, business associations, and chambers of commerce in emerging markets.

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