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Management Briefing

Educate internally, demonstrate trust externally

If you are struggling to explain the business value of certification to management and executives, or need help facilitating a discussion on certification with other stakeholders, you should consider our Management Briefing.

Before seeking certification against any ISO Standard, it is important that you and your stakeholders understand the standard’s requirements and the business value of certification. Through the Management Briefing, our experts meet with your team to discuss the dangers and financial impact that the risk area being certified might pose to your company based on your business model, operations, and existing compliance programme. We then help you articulate the business value and specific benefits of proof through certification, so you can develop buy-in for certification across your organisation.

Relay the business value of certifications

  1. Gain a detailed understanding of the relevant Standard (e.g ISO 37001)

    Obtain a comprehensive understanding of the Standard and the steps needed for certification.

  2. Recognise and explain the business value

    Learn to appreciate and articulate the business value of certification.

  3. Demonstrate the benefits

    Convince key stakeholders of the benefits of certification through guidance from our experts.

Readiness Assessment

Assess and check your system

The Readiness Assessment is ideal for organisations that are considering a certification, but need reassurance on the readiness of their existing controls and processes. This valuable assessment will highlight potential problem areas that require further development prior to undergoing an audit.

It is an interactive workshop and gap analysis exercise designed to assess objectively how your organisation's system measures up against the requirements of the relevant standard.

Speeki experts will walk you through each requirement to see what controls and processes you have in place. Following the workshop, you will receive a scorecard and report outlining how your existing system measures up against the relevant standard.

Is your system up to the standard?

  1. Objective benchmarking

    You will receive an unbiased benchmarking of your organisation’s system.

  2. Audit preparation

    The scoring of each requirement helps your organisation prepare for a certification audit, highlighting areas that need further attention.

  3. Further system development

    You will be able to use our report as an input to prepare a plan for further development of your system. 

Process

  1. Begin with an interactive workshop that introduces the relevant standard requirements, its value, and the certification process.

  2. Participate in a face-to-face question session led by Speeki experts to help you learn about existing anti-bribery controls, processes, and documentation.

  3. Understand where your current system stands with a quantitative assessment that evaluates how your organisation measures up against each relevant standard requirement.

  4. Receive an overall evaluation presentation within two weeks after the end of the workshop, reporting the gaps and areas for improvement for your management team’s review and action.

Results

At the end of the Readiness Assessment seminar, the percentage of deployment is automatically transformed into a graphic indicating the level of achievement of the system. A written report follows two weeks later. 

How it works remotely

The remote workshop will follow the general methodology of the in-person session, except that it is divided into 2 half-day online sessions. It will begin with the compliance team and be followed by representatives from relevant departments if feasible (including management, procurement, HR, sales, and finance). It is recommended, at a minimum, that representatives from management attend the presentation of results.

Pre-Audit

Building confidence - a pre-audit check is highly valuable

The Pre-Audit determines your organisation’s readiness for a certification and helps you understand how the process works prior to conducting a certification audit.

Full preparation for the Certification

  1. Evaluate your management system

    Obtain a thorough understanding of your system's strengths and weaknesses. A fully-qualified auditor assesses your system comprehensively and provides you with detailed information.

  2. Optimise certification chances

    Enter a certification audit scenario without the pressure of potentially not passing the actual certification process, and let our auditors pinpoint any key areas that require further development or improvement.

  3. Build compliance into the fabric of your business

    Demonstrate to stakeholders through a Pre-Audit that you have created an organisational culture where compliance is a fundamental part of doing business.

Process

  1. Complete an application questionnaire

    We obtain a better idea of your organisation, goals for certification, business model, and anti-bribery requirements.

  2. Identify and select custom audit sites

    We base this on your organisation’s size, industry, risks, current anti-bribery programme, and certification requirements.

  3. Attend a kick-off meeting

    We ensure alignment on context and help you to establish a personalised audit programme.

  4. Participate in an interview

    Our auditor visits your site, conducts interviews with staff identified in the audit plan, analyses your processes and practices, and presents their findings.

  5. Understand all aspects of the standard’s requirements

    You gain a thorough understanding of how ready you are to pass the certification audit.

  6. Receive a detailed audit report

    We detail all the audit findings and identify strengths and weaknesses in your system

Corporate Training

Get your entire team on board with an innovative framework

Start preparing yourself and your extended teams by attending one of our training sessions, which are held exclusively for companies looking to embark on building a system capable of being certified.

Corporate Training

Taking place over a three-day period, our remote corporate training will thoroughly showcase the relevant standard's framework and apply it to real life examples. This knowledge can then be utilised to effectively build or be a participant in your management system. The course is customised, interactive and engaging. It is perfect for all levels and all types of participants, and should be a prerequisite for any company seeking to build or certify a management system. Group sizes of up to 50 people are supported.

Lead Implementer Training

Taking place over a two-day period, our digital lead implementer training will thoroughly familiarise attendees with the relevant standard's framework. This knowledge can then be utilised to effectively convert a current programme to a system capable of being certified, or to build a programme from the ground up. 

Owing to the technical nature of the course's content, it is suggested that only professionals with a background in compliance or law attend.

A prerequisite to the course is the purchase or possession of the relevant standard.

Auditor Training

Our auditor training is composed of the previous two-day Lead Implementer Training, plus an extra day dedicated to developing the knowledge and skills required to conduct a full audit. The session studies how to audit the relevant standard in accordance with internationally-recognised best practices and techniques, as well as applicable accreditation requirements, using a mock-audit exercise.

A prerequisite to the course is the purchase or possession of the relevant standard.