Welcome to our monthly round up of the things we’ve been up to! It’s been a busy few weeks, so busy in fact we have added in some of the things we did in July. Here’s a look back at some of our highlights.
In July Complilearn delivered a pair of CPD workshops for a tier 1 US Investment Bank in both Hong Kong and Singapore. The content, for Relationship Managers, was focused on some of the ethical dilemmas they will face as technological changes become more prevalent across industry. In August we carried out further training for this group of staff, centred on Data Protection, covering local legal and regulatory principles, and how to put this into context for ‘best practice’ to be applied by front line staff.
These sessions garnered very positive feedback, so Complilearn will be back with the same client in mid-September for full day workshops on KYC and Cyber Risk. We’ll let you know how they go in our next wrap!
We also presented a session on Transforming Corporate Governance, Conduct & Culture for a European private banking client. Given the changing nature of regulation with a view on conduct, culture, and accountability regimes, this was an eye-opening session for many attendees. The local CEO led from the front in questions and participation, which is always great to see, and helped make it a truly entertaining workshop! Complilearn will be running another session for this client in mid-September.
Keeping things moving, and somewhat different, Complilearn delivered a compliance presentation as part of the NSK Oceania Philosophy Day in Singapore. Not only is it great to work with new clients, but crossing cultures to work with a Japanese firm, as well as stepping into a new industry sector, is always a great learning experience.
August also saw Complilearn back in Zimbabwe to deliver a Certified Compliance course. These 5-day, Certified programs are building very strong traction in Africa and the Middle East, and there are 3 more scheduled for 2018. This was the first CCP delivered after the recent political shift, and tensions were clearly still running high. This didn’t stop the attendees from working hard, and saw plenty of opportunity for learning, networking, and sharing experiences. A very fun week as always.
In the past week we have delivered a full day Ethics CPD workshop for a local subsidiary of a Malaysian banking group, as well as an Anti-Corruption workshop for the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA).
Our banking clients enjoyed learning about Ethical Decision Making, so much so that in the workshop they requested their Managers and Directors to take the same course! Only time will tell how that might play out…
Our ISCA Anti-Corruption workshop saw a record 40 participants, and had some very interesting, lively, and heated debates given recent corruption related news in Singapore. There is a clear, almost visible shift in attitude in Singapore with regards to corruption; clearly people feel it has been ingrained, culturally, that Singaporeans do not pay bribes, whilst at the same time recognising that some prestigious local companies have been doing exactly that. We look forward to hearing how some of our attendees fare in applying the organisational measures they developed in one our activities.
And that’s a wrap! September is another packed month, so we’ll keep you posted on progress and hopefully see some of you out and about at one of our workshops or events.