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Successful Strategies in Whistleblower Casework: New Tools and Approaches for Practitioners and Advocates

6 June @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

Compared to just two countries in 1998, nearly 50 countries in all regions now have whistleblower protection laws in place. This number will continue to grow in the near future. Right now, all 27 EU countries are developing and implementing comprehensive whistleblower rights to comply with new EU rules. At the same time, the number of citizens and employees coming forward to report crime, corruption and environmental violations is skyrocketing.

New legal rights and increasing public awareness have led to a rapid expansion in the demand for legal advice, investigations, career and personal support, and other services for whistleblowers. As a result, many new organizations, public institutions, law firms and company departments that specialize in these services have been established.

In this course, the unique combination of skills and knowledge that is required to competently and discreetly receive, investigate and resolve whistleblower cases and retaliation complaints will be covered.

This unique course will prepare attorneys, compliance officers, anti-corruption and ombudsman officials, journalists and advocates to properly handle whistleblower reports and cases.

By the end of the four-week course, you will have attained expert-level, practical knowledge to work as a whistleblower caseworker in a range of settings – professionally, effectively and discreetly. This highly practical and hands-on course will include:

  • interactive and recorded lectures on each discipline
  • readings on cases, trends, policy developments and research findings
  • exercises on whistleblower policy, practice and casework
  • quizzes on basic knowledge and skills
  • an online discussion forum
  • access to international experts and networks

The course will be taught by internationally and regionally recognized experts in the fields of whistleblower protection law, defense, investigations, support and advocacy. By the end of the course, successful participants will have attained basic, practical knowledge to work as a whistleblower caseworker and advocate in a range of settings.