On November 2-6, 2020, the 13th “Anti-Corruption Compliance” Training Program for the anti-corruption program’s commissioners (Compliance Officers) was held. The Program was implemented with the observance of all quarantine restrictions and recommendations. Some trainees and teachers participated in the program online.
Oleksandr Okuniev, Chairman of the CGPA Management Board, started the program with the definition of compliance and anti-corruption compliance; he highlighted the competitive advantages of business with the implemented compliance policy. Also, he considered international normative documents, requirements of the legislation of other countries, applicable to Ukrainian subjects, and requirements of Ukrainian legislation.
Interesting was the block on anti-corruption investigations in Ukraine and abroad, during which cases were considered, conclusions drawn from other people’s mistakes, and practical advice on how to overcome specific situations.
Oleg Boyko, an independent consultant on corporate governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC), began the second day by considering the aspects of anti-corruption measures in organizations. In particular, he drew the participants’ attention to such issues as:
Pavel Verkhnyatsky, founder and CEO of COSA, continued to consider aspects of implementing anti-corruption measures in organizations. In particular, he drew the attention of the audience to:
Olga Shenk, Counsel at the International Law Firm CMS Cameron McKenna, continued her conversation with the participants on the main elements of anti-corruption compliance. She disclosed the following questions:
Oleg Polischuk, Corruption Prevention Director – Advisor to the President of SE NAEC “Energoatom”, discussed with the program participants the peculiarities of the Compliance Officer’s work and shared his experience in corruption prevention in a large state company.
For the second time, Katya Lysova, Program Manager in the Eurasia Region of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), took part in the Program and shared with the Program participants her experience in implementing anti-corruption compliance programs in the United States and their requirements, each time emphasizing the changes that are being implemented by the American government. Katya separately highlighted and talked about CIPE’s work in disseminating the experience of implementing anti-corruption compliance and anti-corruption programs in different regions of the world to small and medium businesses.
Oleg Lagodienko, Director of Ethicontrol, told the participants about
In the end, Sergiy Derkach, Head of the Department for Prevention and Detection of Corruption of the National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption, made a speech, sharing his vision of the Development Strategy of the National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption for 2020-2024 and plans for its implementation. He also noted that on November 5, the Verkhovna Rada adopted in the first reading a draft law that would make it easier for citizens to report on corruption.
The next program is planned for spring 2020.