Unraveling the Confusion: What and Who Is a Whistleblower?

June 6, 2019 | 2:00 p.m. ET
Duration: 100 minutes
CPE Credits: 2

 This course fulfills the annual ethics CPE requirement for CFEs. To learn more about the ethics CPE requirement for CFEs, please visit ACFE.com/EthicsCPE.

Whistleblower and anti-retaliation laws exist to encourage individuals to bring complaints of wrongdoing to the appropriate authority. These laws provide protections for those who report unethical or unlawful conduct. Because these protections often apply to the disclosure of fraudulent conduct or in other cases, government corruption, you must familiarize yourself with the types of disclosures that are protected activities. Your organization could be at greater risk by not following best practices. 

This webinar will examine what it means when someone blows the whistle versus the designation of whistleblower; laws and legislation; an international look into the conflict of whistleblower and witness protection; the purpose of a whistleblower program; designing an effective whistleblower program; and the key concepts in developing a whistleblower law.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Assess and compare current U.S. and international whistleblower legislation.
  • Determine the purpose, design and management of an effective whistleblower program.
  • Describe what constitutes a whistleblower versus someone requiring witness protection.
  • Manage whistleblower protection and confidentiality, and avoid the common pitfalls. 
Who Should Attend:
  • Certified Fraud Examiners and other anti-fraud professionals
  • Law enforcement officers and prosecutors 
  • Detectives and private investigators
  • Internal and external auditors, CPAs, CAs and forensic accountants 
  • Attorneys, legal professionals and law enforcement personnel 
  • Educators and students

Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics
Course Level: Basic
Prerequisite: None
Advanced Prep: None
Delivery Format: Group Internet Based


Sheryl Steckler
Procurement Integrity Consulting Services, LLC.

Sheryl Steckler has built her career on creating and improving government programs that directly impact the public and private sectors. Beginning her career in the criminal justice field with internships at the State Attorney’s office and the Florida Legislature, she became a certified police officer in 1984, as well as an auditor, and subsequently, a senior investigator for the Florida Auditor General. She spent half of her 30-year government career as an Inspector General for both state, county and local governments. Today, Steckler is the co-founder and President of Procurement Integrity Consulting Services LLC, a company specializing in developing, assessing and structuring strategies to assure contracting integrity. 

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