THE INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS OF KENYA
(Established under the Accountants Act, Laws of Kenya)
Effective whistleblowing policies and practices Webinar
Date: 19th October 2022
A whistleblower is a person who reveals information about activity within a private or public organization that is deemed illegal, immoral, illicit, unsafe or fraudulent. This person can be an employee or a third party. Whistleblowing occurs when an individual reports wrongdoing in an organization, such as financial misconduct or discrimination.
There are two kinds of whistleblowing:
- Internal whistleblowing which happens when an employee reports company misconduct to another person within the organization.
- External whistleblowing is the practice of reporting a business’ misconduct or corruption to an outside source
The significance of whistleblowing policies has been recognized by countries and regulatory authorities in a bid to promote transparency, ethics, compliance, good governance and detect financial crime. A whistleblowing policy is increasingly seen to be a critical element of the internal control system and corporate governance of organizations — whether operating in the corporate, public, or voluntary sectors. Several jurisdictions have introduced and enhanced the legislative protection for whistleblowers. Many codes of corporate governance now recommend the implementation of whistleblowing policies.
Whistleblowing can be made openly or anonymously. The purpose of these Whistleblowing guidelines is to encourage employees and/or business partners to report matters without any risk of subsequent victimization, discrimination, or disadvantage, as well as to ensure an appropriate investigation process.
During this training we will look at understanding whistleblowing practices and how to develop an effective whistle blowing policy
Continuous Professional Development Units (CPD Units):
Members of ICPAK and reciprocating professional bodies will be awarded 2 CPD Units upon successfully attending each of the sessions.
The Webinar charges are Kshs. nil. Charges will cater for online video access fees, learning materials, and e-certificates of attendance
We call on Seminar participants to note that booking for is available only online at www.icpak.com/events and will close two hours before the training session. Delegates are reminded to note that online booking for training sessions is mandatory. This is available either online at www.icpak.com/events or on the ICPAK Live – A smart phone-based application that is available from google store.
National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) Reimbursement:
The Institute is registered as a trainer with National Industrial Training Authority. The Institute’s registration number is DIT/TRN/47. Participants who are registered levy contributors should apply to NITA for reimbursement of their fees. Please note that this is applicable for Kenyan citizens only and subject to NITA regulations. Remember that to qualify you should apply to NITA for approval prior to the date of the conference. Further details can be obtained from their website (www.nita.go.ke)