Open Trainings

“Best Of” Seminar with Guido Palazzo

Open Trainings

“Best Of” Seminar with Guido Palazzo

The next edition of the “Best Of” seminar will feature Guido Palazzo from the University of Lausanne.

IACA’s “Best Of” seminars are aimed at professionals eager to improve the design, management, and sustainability of their anti-corruption and compliance efforts. Each seminar is delivered by a pre-eminent anti-corruption or compliance authority who shares the “best of” his or her work.

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26 – 27 Jun 2021




460 EUR (Discounts are available)


Guido Palazzo

Guido Palazzo is Professor of Business Ethics at HEC, University of Lausanne, Vice Dean for programs and student affairs and director of the executive education of HEC. His research deals with corporate responsibility in global supply chains, the mechanisms of (un)ethical decision making in organizations, the fight against organized crime and the impact of storytelling on behavior. He is one of the most cited business ethics scholar in the world. The Incites Ranking 2018 (measuring the impact of research) ranked him No 137 out of 130.000 management/finance/economics scholars in Europe. Guido Palazzo has received the Max Weber Award for his research on multinational corporations by the German president.

He consults and teaches on business ethics at numerous multinational corporations such as Siemens, Daimler, Airbus, Volvo Cars, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Stora Enso, Medtronic, Zimmer Biomet, Fresenius, Ericsson and Audi. Over the last 6 years he has directed a training program on sustainable leadership for senior officials of the Chinese Communist Party on behalf of the Swiss Government. His online course (MOOC) on “Unethical decision making in organizations” at has so far been taken by more than 35.000 people.


Boeing, Volkswagen, Wells Fargo, Fresenius, Oxfam: The recent wave of scandals in organizations challenges the efficiency of established compliance programs. It seems that a narrow legalistic understanding of compliance does not help to deal with one particular challenge: the human risk. In all those cases, organizations had to pay a huge price and in all those cases, problems do not relate to the decisions of a few criminals but result from systematic cultural problems and leadership failure. Compliance has to be framed in a broader ethical sense and should be perceived not as a control function but as a genuine leadership function.

One of the key insights of those scandals is a recurring pattern of normal people behaving illegally in high pressure contexts. You can see it coming! Contexts can be stronger than reason, and good people can do bad things without even realizing that what they do is illegal or immoral. I call this ethical blindness – the inability of decision makers to see that what they do is wrong. Based on the state of the art in research on the psychology of unethical decision making and interpreting these recent scandals, we will discuss how leaders push their organizations to the dark side of the force and how they can reduce such costly risks.


Target Group

The seminar is designed for, among others, ethics and compliance officers, CSR, PR and business development executives, government officials, anti-corruption experts, leaders of civil society organizations, and academics.

Registration & Admission

Interested professionals shall register for the seminar using the online form.

The registration is on a first come, first served basis.


26 - 27 June 2021
Four live sessions per day, each session is one hour. Please see the programme for more details.


The seminar will be delivered in an online format and include four live sessions per day. Participants who will not be able to attend all live sessions will be given an opportunity to access video recording for a limited time.

Certificate awarded

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the seminar.


Under the Preferential Treatment Scheme for IACA Parties contributing to the general budget of the organization, IACA is offering different preferences related to member states contributions to the IACA general budget.

IACA will offer the following discounts on the programmes/trainings tuition fees:

  • 10 % for nationals of Armenia, Chile,  Cyprus, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation
  • 15 % - for nationals of China, Malaysia
  • 15 % - for registered IACA Alumni
  • 20 % - for nationals of Austria

This scheme remains valid until revocation. It may be modified or superseded by later schemes at any time.

Discounts do not apply to the self-paced courses.

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Cancellation is possible within 14 days from the payment of the Seminar fee, but at the latest until 19 June 2021.

Payment options

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EUR 460.00


20% discount
EUR 368.00


15% discount
EUR 391.00


10% discount
EUR 414.00



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