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<ul><li><p>Top Lecture </p><p>Emerging trends and challenges </p><p>in managing whistleblowing </p><p>by Dr. Wim Vandekerckhove </p><p> Date : </p><p> Thursday 26 June 2014. </p><p> Venue : </p><p> Antwerp Management School, Sint-Jacobsmarkt 9-11, 2000 Antwerp (free underground parking). </p><p> Timing : </p><p> 4-5 pm Emerging trends and challenges in managing whistleblowing, Dr. Wim Vandekerckhove* </p><p> 5-6 pm Networking drink. </p><p> Fee : </p><p> Free entrance for members of IFA, IIA and ACFE. </p><p> Registration : </p><p> Via email no later than 20 June 2014 to training@forensicaudit.be </p><p>About the lecturer </p><p>Dr. Wim Vandekerckhove is Senior Lecturer Organisational </p><p>Behaviour and Programme Leader HRM &amp; Business Psychology </p><p>at the University of Greenwich, Faculty of Business, in London. He </p><p>is an academic expert on whistleblowing, having researched and </p><p>published on it for more than 10 years. </p><p>He has provided expertise to various organisations, including </p><p>Public Concern at Work, Transparency International, Council of </p><p>Europe, Linklaters, and is a member of the advisory board of the </p><p>National Whistleblowing Advice Centre in the Netherlands </p><p>(Adviespunt Klokkenluiden). </p><p>About the topic </p><p>In the wake of the recent financial crisis we now more readily acknowledge the importance of </p><p>whistleblowers in detecting wrongdoing. There is now a more positive attitude towards those who raise </p><p>concerns about wrongdoing in the organisations they work in. This change in public sentiment is </p><p>accompanied by the development of new regulatory frameworks and operational challenges, both at </p><p>regulatory as well as organisational levels. </p><p>mailto:training@forensicaudit.be</p></li><li><p>Wim will comment on some emerging trends and challenges with regard to managing whistleblowing </p><p>policies at both these levels. He will illustrate with some concrete examples at the regulatory level (i.e. </p><p>Transparency Internationals updated guidelines, the UK Whistleblowing Commission, the Council of </p><p>Europe Recommendation on Protecting Whistleblowers, recent legal changes in Europe). In general, </p><p>the push for regulators to take a more pro-active approach to whistleblowing will have implications for </p><p>organisational whistleblowing regimes. </p><p>Some of these implications are already visible, e.g. pattern identification rather than case-by-case </p><p>treatment of concerns, reversing the trend of outsourcing hotlines to in-house, an increased anxiety </p><p>not to miss the next red flag, and publicly reporting of internal whistleblowing activity. Wim will use </p><p>examples of these implications as illustrations of 5 emerging challenges with regard to managing </p><p>whistleblowing policies: indicator challenge, intervention challenge, triage-challenge, broker challenge, </p><p>and performance challenge. </p><p>About the venue </p><p>The event takes place in the beautifully restored buildings of the Antwerp Management School, Sint-</p><p>Jacobsmarkt 9-11, 2000 Antwerp. Antwerp Management School is the autonomous business school of </p><p>the University of Antwerp, and was founded in 1959. For information on public transport, route and </p><p>parking we refer to www.antwerpmanagementschool.be </p><p>About the Institute of Forensic Auditors </p><p>The Institute of Forensic Auditors (IFA) is the national professional federation of forensic auditors in </p><p>Belgium. IFA is has been founded in 2001 as a not for profit association which is based on a public-</p><p>private partnership. IFA holds a list of professionals in the public and private sector who are certified </p><p>as "Registered Forensic Auditors". IFA develops best practices for forensic practitioners. IFA regularly </p><p>organises conferences and trainings on forensic topics. IFA is an ideal forum for networking within the </p><p>forensic community. For more information we refer to www.forensicaudit.be </p></li></ul>

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