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Whistleblowing Masterclass for Insurance professionals


About the event

On the 8 October 9:30am – 1:30pm Protect is hosting a virtual Whistleblowing Masterclass aimed at the insurance sector professionals.

This half-day informative training event is kindly sponsored by Mayer Brown.

Taking participants though a highly informative and yet interactive programme, we enable each person to learn from examples and case studies that are specific to the insurance sector.

A part of the training is facilitated using break out sessions, and there will be opportunities to network with each other in the rooms provided so that attendees can share and learn from their fellow participants’ achievements and challenges.

The session is aimed at the insurance sector professionals responsible for setting up or overseeing whistleblowing arrangements in their organisation. Previous delegates include Heads of Internal Audit, HR and Legal.

The session is facilitated via Zoom online platform by Protect’s senior Legal and Business Support teams with support from Mayer Brown. Protect’s Chairman Paul Boyle OBE (former Chief of Internal Audit at Aviva) is delighted to be providing the closing statement.

The cost: £395 +VAT per person (£250 +VAT for additional places from the same organisation)

To book a place, please see the button below or email our Business Support team via


9:30 Introduction 

  • Introduction to whistleblowing
  • Background to speaking up in the UK
  • Definitions

10:00 Covid-19 – Building confidence in changing times

10:45 An overview of the Public Interest Disclosure Act (PIDA)

  • An exploration of the legal framework
  • Key cases
  • Regulatory considerations – presented by our sponsor, Mayer Brown

11:15 Break

11:35 Case study 

In this practical exercise participants will be led through a real life insurance sector scenario that highlights the challenges of speaking up.

Our virtual system will enable participants to break off to discuss ideas of how to manage and overcome issues.

12:10 Handling a whistleblower

An interactive session focusing on the key aspects of handling the whistleblower after the initial contact including potentially difficult issues, e.g. confidentiality and feedback. This part of the training encourages participants to share their own experiences of handling concerns and utilising internal processes.

  • First steps after disclosure
  • Confidentiality and anonymity
  • Gathering information
  • Providing reassurance
  • Feedback to whistleblower

12:30 Break

12:40 Measuring effectiveness: how do you know this is working?

  • Identification of the key measures of effective set up
  • Assurance for you and your Board
  • Ensuring the training leads to positive changes

1:15 Reflections and Q&A

1:30 Closing statement from Paul Boyle OBE – Protect’s Chair of the Board and a former Chief Internal Auditor at Aviva

1:35 Ends


Please use the form below to secure your place instantly. To speak to us first or to find out how we support organisations with achieving best practice, please get in touch with our Business Support team.