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Promote Internal Whistleblowing and Succeed in Creating a Strong Speak Up Culture

Total Credits: 1 including 1 Ethics

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Human Resource Development |  Employee & Labor Relations |  Ethical Practice
Robin Rohmer
1 Hour


The Department of Justice updated guidance regarding their evaluations of Corporate Compliance Programs in March 2023: “Prosecutors should assess whether the company’s complaint-handling process includes proactive measures to create a workplace atmosphere without fear of retaliation, appropriate processes for the submission of complaints, and processes to protect whistleblowers.”

This course offers recommendations for employers to consider when developing or augmenting an internal complaint handling process. Organizations benefit when whistleblowers trust the process and choose to promptly report their concerns internally. The measures offered promote a strong speak up culture and align with the Department of Justice's guidance. 

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Identify and develop systems and processes to increase the likelihood of internal complaint reporting
  • Focus on positive and supportive messaging to whistleblowers 
  • Establish protocols for protecting whistleblower identities and confidential information
  • Provide clear assurances regarding protections from retaliation
  • Establish clear timelines for responding, investigating, following up and concluding
  • Provide consistent and clear guidance about investigative and communication protocols 

Major Subjects
  • Speak up culture
  • Encouraging internal whistleblowing
  • Ethical culture
  • Internal complaint reporting processes

Course Materials


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Ethically Aligned LLC

With over 25 years’ experience in corporate Ethics & Compliance, Financial Services' Operations and Internal Audit, Robin has extensive experience building and promoting Ethics best practices, evaluating technology solutions, and implementing processes to assess and mitigate retaliation risk. Prior to consulting, Robin was an Executive Director for KPMG's Ethics and Compliance team. 

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For HR professionals, ethics and compliance practitioners, risk management specialists, internal auditors
Course Developer Ethically Aligned LLC

Additional Information

Complaint Resolution Policy Please contact Jessica Vieira with any complaints at, (617-519-6790).
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based 

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Please contact the HREN help desk 1-877-602-9877 or if you wish to cancel your attendance for a previously purchased webcast and are requesting a refund or transfer. 

SHRM Accreditation Information HR Education Network is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for PDCs. See the course registration page for more information on number of credits and credit types.  For more information about certification or recertification, please visit
HRCI Accreditation Information HR Education Network is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® pre-approved this program for credits towards aPHRTM, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRiTM and SPHRiTM recertification.  See the course registration page for more information on number of credits and credit types.  

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