Why whistleblowing programs are important for humanistic management

Humanistic Management Professionals Lunch and Learn featuring Wim Vandekerckhove discussing why whistleblowing programs are so important.

Date: Feb 19th – Noon Eastern

Format: Zoom Conference Call

Cost: Free

Details: Whistleblowing often starts with small concerns raised inside an organization. Good whistleblowing systems will pick up on those early signals and stop wrongdoing at an early stage. But good whistleblowing responses require effort and caution. Professor Vandekerckhove will draw on research and best practice to discuss some principles and tips to improve our practice.

About Our Guest: Wim Vandekerckhove

Wim Vandekerckhove earned his PhD in Applied Ethics from Ghent University in Belgium. He is currently Professor of Business Ethics at the University of Greenwich in London, and is co-director of the Centre for Reserach in Employment and Work. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Philosophy of Management. Wim has published on whistleblowing, and has helped many organizations and policy makers develop practice and policy on whistleblowing, including the Council of Europe, Transparency International, the UK Department of Health, and the International Olympic Committee. He is the convener of the work group that develops ISO37002 Whistleblowing Management Systems, an international standard that will be published in April 2021.


Jennifer Hancock is the author of several award winning books and the founder of Humanist Learning Systems. Jennifer is considered one of the top speakers and writers in the world of Humanism today. Her professional background is varied including stints in both the for profit and non-profit sectors. She has served as Director of Volunteer Services for the Los Angeles SPCA, sold international franchise licenses for a biotech firm, was the Manager of Acquisition Group Information for a ½ billion dollar company and served as the executive director for the Humanists of Florida before founding her own company. She is a board member for the USA Chapter of the International Humanistic Management Association. (https://humanistlearning.com)

Elizabeth Castillo is an associate professor at CISA – Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies at Arizona State University and affiliated faculty at the Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment. Castillo’s scholarship is focused on how we can create a sustainable economy that works for everyone. Dr. Castillo addresses this problem by investigating capitalization of organizations, particularly the role that intangible assets (e.g., social, cultural, and political capital) play in producing social, financial, and environmental returns (the triple bottom line). Her interdisciplinary research is inspired by two decades of management experience in the nonprofit sector, including the San Diego Natural History Museum and Balboa Park Cultural Partnership. She is a board member for the USA Chapter of the International Humanistic Management Association. You can find her at: https://cisa.asu.edu/node/5817

Continuing Education:

Humanist Learning Systems is our learning partner for this series. This program has been submitted to HRCI and approved by SHRM for 1 hour continuing education credits and participants will be able to receive certificates of completion at the end of the session. To learn more about Humanist Learning Systems visit: https://humanistlearning.com