In this two-hour long tutorial, Prof Deon Rossouw from The Ethics Institute, will discuss the often thorny matter of whistleblowing by examining what whistleblowing is, the factors deterring employees from blowing the whistle on organisational misconduct, and how the organisation can create a culture in which employees feel safe to report. We will explore how organisations can encourage their staff and other stakeholders to report unethical behaviour and practices that they have observed. The latest global trends in whistle-blowing legislation and best practice guidelines will also be discussed.
Key Takeaways from the Tutorial
At the end of the tutorial, participants will be able to:
- Distinguish whistleblowing from other forms of reporting of misconduct in organisations;
- Identify the difficulties whistle-blowers face when deciding to report organisational misconduct;
- Understand global best practice and legislation regarding whistleblowing;
- Implement an effective whistle-blowing system; and
- Create an organisational culture that encourages reporting of organisational misconduct.
Date: 19 August 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (KSA Time)
11:00 am - 1:00 pm (UAE Time)
Fee: US$ 250 for Non-Members
US$ 237 for Associates
US$ 220 for Members
US$ 190 for Fellows
About the Facilitator
Professor Deon Rossouw
The Ethics Institute
Prof Deon Rossouw is the CEO of The Ethics Institute (based in South Africa), and an Extraordinary Professor in Philosophy at the University of Stellenbosch.
Deon is an internationally recognized expert in Business Ethics and the Ethics of Corporate Governance, and published several books as well as academic articles in leading international journals.
He was the Founding President of the Business Ethics Network of Africa (BEN-Africa) and served as President of the International Society of Business, Economics and Ethics (ISBEE).
Deon is a member of the King Committee for Corporate Governance in South Africa and also chairs the Social and Ethics Committee Forum of the Institute of Directors of South Africa. He has been recognized as a Chartered Director