Inside the Mind of a Whistleblower

April 30, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. ET
Duration: 100 Minutes
CPE Credits: 2

While conducting research for “Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud,” New York Times best-selling author Tom Mueller interviewed more than 200 whistleblowers, as well as hundreds of experts in social psychology, law and related fields. In the interviews, the whistleblowers shared how their loyalties, skepticism and lack of tolerance for institutional hypocrisy all figured prominently in their choices and actions.

In this webinar, you will learn the range of motivations that push many whistleblowers to speak out, as well as common (usually false) narratives used by organizations to attack them. You will also learn how your organization can support and improve whistleblowing initiatives. 

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify the red flags in an organization that often lead to fraud
  • Recognize the typical motivations that drive whistleblowers, as well as the reasons people fail to speak out
  • Manage whistleblowing in a more nuanced way that benefits your organization
 This course fulfills the annual ethics CPE requirement for CFEs. To learn more about the ethics CPE requirement for CFEs, please visit


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Tom Mueller
New York Times Best-Selling Author, "Crisis of Conscience"

Tom Mueller is a freelance writer educated at Oxford (PhD, Rhodes Scholar); Harvard (BA, summa cum laude). His work has appeared in the New Yorker, Atlantic, the NY Times and elsewhere. His recent book, Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud considers the social, legal, and psychological history of whistleblowing. It describes whistleblowing as a reaction to a range of trends over the last half-century, which includes the normalization of fraud; the unhealthy melding of public and private; and rising cults of secrecy and money. The growing legal and moral authority of the whistleblower is a reaction to a wavering of America’s moral compass and points the way to a healthier nation.

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

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