Certificate in Regional Anti-Corruption e-Session #4: Anti-Corruption in Eastern Europe

Register for the e-Session

The fee to attend this interactive e-session is $75 CAD but free for GCNC-Participants and employees of the Canadian Trade Commissioner Services (TCS). Clients of the TCS can also take 10% off, please contact network@unglobalcompact.ca for the discount codes.

If you are a candidate for the Certificate in Regional Anti-Corruption Managment Program, you will be automatically added to participate in this e-session.

To register, please add the following item to cart and check out. After the check out process, we will send you a confirmation email with information on how to access the e-session within the next 1-2 business days. If you register the day before or on the morning of the e-session, we will send you a confirmation email 1-2 hours before the e-session.

About this Training e-Session

Eastern Europe presents both a great opportunity for businesses and also a great challenge.

To help you overcome some of these great challenges, this e-session will cover the current state of the corruption landscape and present an approach on how to best manage corruption for businesses trading with, or considering an expansion into, Eastern Europe.

This training e-session will also introduce Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and will primarily focus on the critical economy of Russia.

Overall, this e-session will help businesses learn how to plan ahead, create effective and risk-free relationships, avoid unchecked growth, and understand Eastern European culture and policy.

In this e-session, a Canadian Trade Commissioner will also be speaking briefly on anti-corruption/governance considerations for Eastern European countries.


Glen Jennings

Partner, Gowling WLG

Glen JenningsGlen Jennings is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Toronto office and leader of the firm’s White Collar Defence and Investigations Group. A seasoned litigator in both criminal and regulatory matters, he brings extensive expertise in white collar defence, complex regulatory issues, internal investigations, and corporate risk and compliance.

Glen’s practice spans a wide range of regulatory and criminal matters with a focus on domestic and foreign corruption, complex tax issues, fraud, money laundering, internal investigations, and antitrust and securities cases. He has appeared at all levels of Ontario Court, including the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice.

Adam Barbolet

Senior Trade Commissioner and Commercial Counsellor, Embassy of Canada in Ukraine

Adam Barbolet is Senior Trade Commissioner and Commercial Counsellor at the Embassy of Canada in Ukraine. Prior to his posting in Ukraine, Adam spent three years in a similar position at the Canadian Embassy in Kazakhstan, with concurrent accreditation to Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic. In additional to a strong understanding of corruption risk threats companies face, Adam has significant experience advising companies on reputational risk mitigation in emerging economies, including in the South Caucasus. Before joining Global Affairs Canada, Adam co-authored Conflict-Sensitive Business Practices: Guidance for Extractive Industries (which includes guidance on corruption and transparency).

About the Certificate in Regional Anti-Corruption Management

This is the fourth e-session of GCNC’s Certificate in Regional Anti-Corruption Management to help educate and transfer anti-corruption knowledge from experts to professionals who would like to increase their knowledge on how to prevent and manage corruption close to home and abroad. This training program has a regional focus and will help participants become experts in managing corruption in different regions of the world.

Participants who complete all four e-sessions will receive a Certificate in Regional Anti-Corruption Management. Obtaining this certificate will help promote your expertise and increase your credibility and ability to combat corruption in today’s competitive and dynamic landscape.

About the Anti-Corruption Working Group
GCNC’s Anti-Corruption Working Group aims to recognize the UN Global Compact’s Tenth Principle – Anti-Corruption, to aid Canadian companies in their efforts to develop internal compliance programs and internal controls. This working group has published an e-book, “Designing An Anti-Corruption Compliance Program: A Guide for Canadian Businesses”. The Working Group is led by Johnathan Drimmer, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Barrick Gold Corp.

Participating Companies: Barrick Gold, Kinross Gold, BDO, Export Development Canada (EDC), Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), Baker & Mckenzie, RCMP Canada, and the Canadian Centre of Excellence for Anti-corruption at the University of Ottawa (CCEAC).Please click on the learn more button below to learn more about how to participate in this working group and other participation benefits.  future reporting