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Whistleblowing and Protected Disclosures - Preparing for the EU Whistleblowing Directive

About this Workshop

As part of the Integrity at Work initiative, Transparency International Ireland is holding an online workshop: ‘Whistleblowing and Protected Disclosures - Preparing for the EU Whistleblowing Directive’ which will take place on 23 July from 9am – 1.00pm.

When the EU Whistleblowing Directive comes into force in 2021, more organisations in Ireland will be required to implement whistleblowing policies and procedures. Now is the time for employers to review their arrangements and ensure they are in line with best practice.

The aim of this workshop is to inform managers about their responsibilities under the Protected Disclosures Act (PDA) 2014, outline the recommendations of the EU Whistleblowing Directive and share best practice and insights on dealing with reports and disclosures.

The workshop will answer the following questions:

  • What are the duties of employers under the Protected Disclosures Act?
  • What are the requirements of the new EU Whistleblowing Directive?
  • What are best practice principles for dealing with reports/disclosures?
  • What are the key considerations in dealing with reports?

Whether your organisation already deals with reports or has yet to receive one, this workshop will help you prepare for the changes that the Directive will bring.

Registration

  • Cost for Integrity at Work members: €100
  • Cost for non-members: €185

To book your place, please contact Niamh O’ Connor at noconnor@transparency.ie / 083 056 6363

Other Information

This workshop can also be tailored to the specific needs of organisations and delivered online for up to 20 staff.  Please contact us for further information.

Trainers

This half-day session will be facilitated by Transparency International Ireland associates:

Gráinne Madden is founder and senior consultant of GMJ Associates, which provides guidance to Irish businesses on responsible business practice. Gráinne's work includes development of corporate responsibility strategy, non-financial reporting and report assurance, development and implementation of ethical compliance programmes and protected disclosure policies. Gráinne also lectures on Corporate Responsibility to MBA students in Trinity College Dublin and Griffith College Dublin.

Dr Lauren Kierans is a qualified barrister specialising in Whistleblowing Law. Lauren co-authored ‘Protected Disclosures Act 2014 - Annotated Legislation’ with Anthony Kerr (published by Round Hall). She was awarded the governmental project for the drafting of the protected disclosures procedures guidance for public bodies on behalf of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. Lauren also delivers a Professional Certificate on Whistleblowing Law at Maynooth University.

About Integrity at Work

The Integrity at Work (IAW) programme has been designed by TI Ireland to foster ethical workplaces where people are supported to raise concerns of wrongdoing. Our members include government departments, public sector bodies, charities, regulators and companies. Members’ events and training provide an opportunity to share best practice, to learn about legal developments and to develop strategies to promote ethical standards and build trust amongst staff.