Training, participatory workshops

Sensitization workshops on corruption and fraud risks

These workshops provide guidance regarding ethically correct behavior and should be part of an organization’s standard training program for employees in high-risk areas. Simple “lecture-style” instruction, however, is not very effective in this respect.

The involvement and participation of the employees in the discussion regarding the values of an organization and in the resolution of conflicts increases the effectiveness of such training seminars. Beyond merely conveying knowledge, such workshops sensitize the parties involved to fraud and corruption risks. Within their “peer group”, the employees discuss values and ethically correct behavior in critical cases at eye level. Together, they find solutions, e.g. regarding the way that inappropriate offers and gifts are to be handled.

For the sensitization workshops, case studies are taken from the specific business environment or area of activity of the respective contracting organization.

Participatory development of behavioral guidelines

Participatory development of behavioral guidelines improves the acceptance of such guidelines by the employees compared to rules issued by the management. The employees know best which ethical conflicts arise in their immediate working environment. Their suggestions for drafting a behavioral guideline ensure a high level of practicability and awareness, contributing to the creation of an effective tool:  the guideline.

Coaching/training on internal auditing

The internal auditing experts within your organization are supported in a target-oriented manner as required. This can, for example, encompass a one-day training session as an introduction to the tasks of internal auditing up to individual coaching.

Writing reports in a professional way

The audit report is the key document in which internal auditing presents its work results. The quality of these reports is decisive for the audit results to be adequately recognized by the executives responsible.

In numerous other areas, important results are documented in the form of reports as well.

Compiling good, well-structured and target-oriented audit reports is a skill that usually needs to be acquired and that can be acquired. Training seminars or individual coaching helps employees who work in this area to learn professional and more efficient writing skills. The fact that the documentation accounts for a significant part (approx. one third or even half) of the audit work is often overlooked. Training seminars help reduce the documentation work.