Explore components of corruption, how it occurs and its impact. This course explores how business relationships might lead to bribery and examines the laws surrounding bribery and corruption, especially the UK Bribery Act 2010. In addition, it provides tools and techniques to implement an effective anti-bribery management system into your or your client's organisation. Now updated to cover ISO37001:2016, the anti-bribery management system standard, as well as the impact of the Criminal Finances Act 2017.

CPD: 4 hours

Full Programme

Understanding corruption

  • Why is compliance important?
  • How do you define corruption?
  • What crimes might be involved in corruption?
  • How does corruption happen?
  • What is the global impact?

How bribery happens

  • What are the basics of bribery?
  • What are the risk areas in bribery?
  • What are the key dynamics of bribery?
  • How can grooming incentivise improper performance?
  • What form do bribes take?
  • How can a bribe be discovered?

Laws and regulations

  • What the UK Bribery Act 2010?
  • What are the key sections of the Bribery Act?
  • What are the Bribery Act's key points?
  • What is the UK Ministry of Justice guidance to the Bribery Act 2010?
  • What does the US Foreign and Corrupt Practices Act cover?

Managing the risk

  • What are the risk assessment steps?
  • What is the business value of a standard?
  • What are the key aspects of ISO 37001?
  • How do you implement a standard?

Course leader

John is a thought leader and specialist in corporate reputation and risk management with a long-established international business background. He is the CEO and Founder of Interchange Solutions. Interchange works with companies of all sizes and sectors in the UK and overseas. Interchange also assists organisations in building their compliance programmes against modern slavery.

A former Royal Marines officer, John has held senior roles in companies from banking electronics to biometrics and security printing. He has lived in Africa, the Far East and Middle East, and he can also speak Arabic.

John is an individual member of the UK Fraud Advisory Panel; a Technical Expert on anti-bribery for the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and a member of the Advisory Board of Canterbury Christ Church Business School.

John gave evidence on "adequate procedures" for the draft UK Bribery Bill and was a member of the UK development committee for the ISO 37001:2016 anti-bribery management system. He is the author of the ADS Business Ethics Toolkit.

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Course price

£75 + VAT (Non-members)

The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland Members and Students get a discount of 10% with the code ICSA101 

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