IEEE strives to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and ethical business practices so it’s important that those acting on the organization’s behalf know what’s expected of them. Accordingly, the organization has launched a new ethics and compliance training program designed to ensure that volunteers, employees, and conference organizers understand the laws, regulations, and company policies of the 190 countries in which IEEE operates.
“Taking this training will provide a sense of the culture of integrity, ethical behavior, and leadership that’s fostered at IEEE in advancing technology for humanity, as well as the concrete aspects of compliance and best practices for a not-for-profit membership organization like ours,” says Howard Michel, IEEE president and CEO.
The self-paced online classes will cover such topics as strictures against bribery, conflicts of interest, data privacy and security, and harassment in the workplace. All IEEE employees, conference organizers, and volunteers holding leadership positions, will be required to take the training. It will begin for IEEE employees in September, for volunteers in October, and for conference organizers in November. The courses will take about 2.5 to 4.5 hours to complete. Refresher courses given every three years will also be required.
Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page about this training at the IEEE Support Center’s website.