This Conflicts of Interest online training course is designed for all full-time and part-time employees, including managers, and supervisory and non-supervisory personnel. It applies equally to employees who perform company work at home or off-site, as well as to temporary employees and independent contractors. This course sets out and explains conflict of interest situations — what they are and how to avoid them. The objective is to help you deal with similar situations that you may encounter in your job.
This Conflicts of Interest online training course explains conflict of interest situations — what they are and how to avoid them. The objective is to help you deal with similar situations that you encounter in the workplace.
Almost every week there's a front-page story about a company or a company's employee, or an elected or non-elected official, engaging in an activity that presents a conflict of interest. Without a doubt, the surge in conglomerates and joint ventures has increased the potential for conflicts of interest to arise.
It is imperative that companies adhere to the highest levels of integrity and fairness in the way they conduct their business. Only then can they maintain public trust and confidence.
As an employee, you are in a position of trust and it is your duty to act in the company's best interests. Private and personal interests that could interfere with your objectivity are a matter of legitimate concern to those who rely on you—clients, customers, colleagues, and the company.
Course Learning Objectives
By taking this online Conflicts of Interest course, the user will learn:
- The definition of “conflict of interest”.
- The practices of reciprocity and kickbacks and the associated laws and regulations.
- How to identify situations involving gifts and favors that could compromise your business objectivity.
- How to recognize situations of divided loyalty.
- Activities undertaken outside the company that could present conflict of interest issues.
- How to identify situations where financial interests or personal relationships could cause conflicts of interest.
- The potential conflict of interest issues that may arise when dealing with government agencies or employees.
This online Conflicts of Interest course is made up of the following sections:
- Relationship with Customers and Suppliers
- Duty of Loyalty
- Outside Activities
- Financial Interests
- Family and Personal Relationships
- Government Agencies and Employees
This Conflicts of Interest online training course was designed for all employees.
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