Online Conflicts of Interest Training Course
Almost every week brings a front-page story about a corporate employee or public official who engaged in an activity tainted by a conflict of interest. Without a doubt, the surge in private-sector conglomerates and joint ventures has increased the potential for conflicts of interest to arise.
Conflicts of interest can create bad publicity, damage an organization's reputation and goodwill, and interfere with the organization's performance. It's critical that those who perform any work for an organization learn to recognize and avoid conflicts of interest, particularly with regard to handling personal, financial and family interests, dealing with customers and suppliers, and handling offers of gifts and entertainment.
Online Conflicts of Interest Training Course Summary
This 30-minute training course explains what conflicts of interest are and how to avoid them in simple, understandable terms. In includes interactive pop quizzes, news clippings and a quiz highlighting the issues that employees may encounter. The topics covered in this conflicts of interest training course include —
- What is a conflict of interest?
- Relationships with customers and suppliers
- Accepting gifts and entertainment
- Duty of loyalty
- Outside activities
- Financial interests
- Family and personal relationships
- Dealing with government employees
- Reporting conflict-of-interest violations