The Alliance for Integrity proposes a three-step training programme that aims to strengthen compliance capacities of companies.
Step 1: Train-the-Trainer Workshop
Step 2: Corruption Prevention Training for SMEs
Step 3: Support Desk
The 'De Empresas para Empresas' training programme of the Alliance for Integrity seeks to assist companies in developing and implementing effective corruption prevention systems. Major companies with established compliance systems become trainers and support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with little experience in countering corruption by transferring their knowledge and experiences. The companies gain practical tools to solve problems related to the corruption and to increase their competitiveness.
The Train-the-Trainer Workshop is the first step of the Alliance for Integrity's 'De Empresas para Empresas' training programme. Compliance Officers and personnel responsible for wider business integrity issues from major companies receive the tools and methods to become trainers on basic concepts of anti-corruption for small and medium-sized enterprises.
During the first day of the workshop, an international expert will familiarize the participants with the training material developed by the Alliance for Integrity. The participants also receive tools and methods to become trainers such as teaching and communication techniques. Furthermore, the group of participants will collect practical cases most relevant to the local context by sharing experiences and knowledge. On the second day, all participants will take part in the Corruption Prevention Training for SMEs. During this training they act as observers while the training is given by the international expert. Trainers can already test their skills and give parts of the training under the supervision of the expert. After successfully completing the two-day workshop, participants can become affiliated with the Alliance for Integrity as trainers and will be assigned in groups of trainers to conduct Corruption Prevention Training sessions for SMEs.
Elements of the Corruption Prevention Training
The training programme addresses the following points:
> Definitions. What is corruption and what types of corruption exist?
> Relevance for the own company. How is my company affected by corruption? Corruption prevention based on practical examples.
> Risk factors. Presentation of typical risks and handling of them.
> Potential solutions for critical situation and prevention measures. How do I behave in critical situations? What are essential components of an ethics and compliance programme? What needs to be considered when choosing business partners? Which advantages can collective action bring?
Who can take part?
Participation is open to all experienced Compliance Officers and personnel responsible for wider business integrity issues of major companies. Ideally, participants of the Train-the-Trainer Workshop should have experience in implementing compliance measures as well as knowledge of the legal background and an understanding of the local business culture.
We are looking forward to working with you.
What is in it for you?
Becoming a trainer for the Alliance for Integrity comes with a number of benefits:
> Access to an international network
> Share experience and knowledge with others
> Learn from good practice examples
> Connect to relevant stakeholders in the public sector and civil society
> Communicate your stance on integrity to your supply chain and business partners
> Participate in conferences and workshops of the Alliance for Integrity
Carolina Echevarria, Alliance for Integrity