Understanding Bribery and Corruption in the Real World

Course Summary

The GTA is delighted to be working in partnership with Heimdallr Solutions Ltd in delivering this course on the wider issues surrounding compliance, anti-bribery and corruption, not only in the financial industry but any customer-focused business.  Bringing the subjects alive with case histories, personal experiences and practical exercises, this course will take you beyond the usual ‘tick box’ exercise. 


Delegates will gain a thorough understanding of bribery and corruption from a practical point of view from case studies and actual experience delivered by professionals with over 50 years of operational experience working with government departments, law enforcement, military and intelligence agencies in over 60 countries worldwide.

Failing to understand the risks of bribery and corruption has been the major cause of companies falling foul of the financial regulators and, in some cases, companies have suffered great financial loss. How well do you know your company and your clients? Could you and should you know them better? This link takes you to details of a recent cybercrime.

The course is aimed at: Professionals in a client-led sector who wish to get a better and realistic understanding of the high risks of bribery and corruption. This includes all staff levels who wish to gain an overview of the different elements of how bribery and corruption works.


Anti-Bribery and Corruption

  • Effective identification and management of bribery and corruption
  • Know your staff (vetting)
  • Targeting and cultivation - have you been targeted?
  • Cultural awareness - client pressures and expectations
  • Travel awareness.

Open discussions bringing the following topics “alive”:

  • What is stopping you visiting a client in their own country?
  • Do you know the whole Board of the client?
  • When and where are staff vulnerable to bribery and corruption
  • How would the criminals defeat your compliance procedures
  • Enhanced due diligence checks
  • Beyond the tick box
  • Open source intelligence
  • Travel to overseas client meetings
  • Terrorist finance, current trends and charitable donations.

Course Benefits

In attending this course delegates will:

  • Gain a thorough understanding of how to recognise signs of bribery and corruption in their own organisation
  • Be able to apply different concepts from the knowledge and discussions that will take place, gaining a real understanding of what this subject is all about
  • Be able to identify the tools that are required to identify some of the issues that surround this subject.

This is one of a series of three critical workshops on cybercrime being delivered by Heimdallr. For details of the others in the series please follow the links here.

Tutor Profile

Heimdallr Solutions Ltd

The Directors of Heimdallr Solutions Ltd, Will Hughes and Jim Ponsonby, together have 50 years of operational experience working with government departments, law enforcement, military and intelligence agencies in over 60 countries worldwide.

Whilst maintaining a global operational capability to assist government and commercial clients with enhanced due diligence, open source intelligence, cyber security, physical security and intelligence lead operations, Will and Jim also provide bespoke training within the workplace which draws on their unique knowledge, experience and insights - not what you find in a handbook or training manual.

Click here to visit the Heimdallr website. 

Course at a Glance

  • Next Start Dates: New dates TBA
  • CPD Points: 6.5
  • Course Cost: £295.00
  • Course Length: 1 day (09:30-16:30). A working lunch will be provided.

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