In recent years the role of compliance has rapidly evolved to become a critical, and often mandatory, organisational function. The role has a distinct responsibility to mitigate tangible risks, particularly in an environment of tightening regulatory controls and heightened enforcement activity, with punishments for financial crime becoming more frequent, sizable and subject to criminal, as well as civil liability. This course ties international compliance requirements with recommended compliance frameworks designed to strengthen the compliance culture of the organisation. The course also takes an in-depth look into how to set and enhance a compliance culture in an organisation through policies, procedures and organisational relationships. It is this compliance culture that must filter
into an organisation’s compliance programmes. Risk identification and mitigation is essential to any organisation’s compliance framework. This course takes a deeper look at the common indicators of fraud and market misconduct, and ways to mitigate these risks within an organisation. With the current advancements in technology, a pertinent look at the risks of cybercrime, social media and electronic banking fraud will be included. The facilitator will impart knowledge on how to develop and implement this compliance programmes which also includes Board reporting and other control functions (like audit). The importance of corporate governance in montoring and implementing a compliance programme will give the participants an insight into the importance of senior management reporting and top-down approach in the implementation of the organisation’s compliance culture. Relevant case studies will demonstrate the importance of compliance in today’s regulatory environment, and will highlight current corporate compliance trends and issues.

  • Define the meaning of compliance for your organization and be capable of developing an organizational response to its demands
  • Know what drives your compliance exposure both at home and abroad
  • Understand the risk consequences of non-compliance
  • Appreciate the relationship between corporate governance and compliance, including the market expectation of that relationship
  • Understand the implications of Sarbanes Oxley and other legislation for corporate accountability and ethical behaviour
  • Understand how to produce a corporate compliance program tailored to your own organization
  • Learn how to optimize organizational structure for compliance
  • Understand the importance of compliance culture and implementation of compliance policies
  • Acquire key concepts in order to mitigate fraud and other compliance risks
  • Define the role of key players and corporate governance in implementing compliance frameworks
  • Identify and discuss emerging compliance issues and trends
  • Learn how to optimize organizational structure for compliance
  • This highly practical course has been specifically designed for:
  • Compliance Managers and Compliance Officers
  • Anti-Money Laundering Officers and the Deputies
  • Senior Management
  • Directors Company Secretaries and Corporate Governance Officers
  • Risk Managers
  • Legal Advisers and Lawyers
  • In-House Corporate Counsel
  • Auditors and Audit Managers
  • Key individualsPlus, anyone who is responsible for compliance affairs or regulatory relationships

The GAFM was founded in 1996 by the original founders of the Graduate Leadership Society. The Founders of our Standards Board are CEOs, Executives, Professors, and industry experts from around the globe. We desire to raise education standards and ethics in the business and management industries.

The Standards Policy Board awards specialized board certifications, designations, and charters in the fields of: finance, accounting, management, and consulting fields to qualified professionals who have completed internationally recognized or accredited exams & education, government recognized degrees and documented management credentials and experience. Since 1996, the Academy has been promoting accredited graduate standards for certification in business, management, law, and finance. Since the inception with the founding of the Graduate Institute of Leadership in 1996, the Academy has been focused on quality assurance with accredited education, exams, assessment, education, ethics, and continuing education. Further, applicants must also have the necessary experience in practice, research or publications in their respective areas of expertise.


Very interesting and interactive programme, excellent delivery and I will recommend it for my other colleagues.
John Olorundare, Senior Manager-MLRO, Zenith Bank PLC.
A rich and rewarding experience.
Michael Agamah, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Keystone Bank
The trainer was very knowledgeable, great experience learning from her. Thank you HLTI.
Solomon Hayford, Manager- Analytics & Compliance, MTN Ghana
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The Training was very impressive and practical. I definitely recommend it to compliance professionals growth in this competitive world.
Oyebanji Fatoba, Legal Adviser, CSL Stockbrokers
Very informative, Eye-opening programme built on blended form of best practices and theory.
Jad Atallah, Head of Legal, Compliance and Ethics, Oman Cables Industry SAOG
The training was excellent and plan to put in practice on what I learned these 5 days. Great work HLTI !
Nkenglefac Yochembeng, Cluster Claim & Legal Officer, Maersk Line