Social Compliance Professional Development Program

Phased Advancement Courses for Social Compliance Professionals
The Social Compliance Junior Auditor Training Course can effectively help new auditors to learn the background, purpose, work scope, and professional ethics of social compliance. Through the training, the auditor will learn to recognize common risks, become familiar with investigation skills, and master management and worker interview skills. The training provides a solid foundation for social compliance auditors’ career development.
Using real case scenarios, the Social Compliance Senior Auditor training course teaches the participants to evaluate the social compliance risks through management system diagnoses and root cause analysis, to help auditees to achieve continuous improvement.
The Verité Social Responsibility Consultant training course enables consultants to evaluate management system and operational patterns, analyze the root causes of a facility’s risks and challenges, and then facilitate the development of improvement action plans. The course content includes CSR problem analysis and decision making, program implementation, performance improvement, communication and facilitation skills.
The Facilitation Skills Course, for a Social Responsibility Program Director, is designed to meet the daily challenges faced by compliance leaders in their mission to bring about positive change. The goal is to promote CSR leadership, and improve teamwork capabilities, and communication and facilitation skills. The training will enable social compliance leaders to use communication and facilitation skills to guide a factory toward positive changes and achieve compliance goals in complicated and difficult situations.
Workshops for Social Compliance Professionals
Worker interviews play a crucial role in auditing and are an important source of information. As a Verité signature program, the Gather Information from Workers course has been provided to numerous brands and third parties. Verité’s unique, rigorous, and professional worker interview skills offer result in critical findings for many standard audits and high-risk investigations and enable auditors to understand the realities of a workplace.

The Verité Systems Approach (VSA) gives suppliers the tools to build social responsibility controls into their everyday business processes. The result of this holistic, business-focused approach is that factories and farms are able to meet customers’ and legal compliance standards in such a way that complements, rather than conflicts with, the company’s business objectives. The two-day workshop results in understanding of:

  • common obstacles to sustaining good social responsibility performance
  • how to meet social responsibility requirements without hindering business objectives
  • how to assess factory business processes for social compliance risks
  • what specific management and operational controls can mitigate the identified risks
  • the steps to develop and embed the right controls in the company’s business processes
  • how to ensure continuous improvement through use of KPIs and internal monitoring
  • how to manage risk deeper into the supply chain
  • the steps leading toward a “self-governing” level of social responsibility

The RBA Lead Auditor course provides participants with the competencies necessary to successfully perform RBA Labor & Ethics audits. The highly interactive five-day workshop covers social systems auditing, investigative skills, management systems, validation and reporting and the RBA Audit Process.

The course includes an on-line self-study module covering the background and context of the EICC program, common labor issues, compliance and legal standards, and other knowledge content.

Successful completion of this course fulfills the training requirement of IRCA (International Register of Certificated Auditors) for certifying labor and ethics auditors to the RBA auditing program.

The Training Course for Social Responsibility Trainers covers a series of training content, including training needs analysis, course objectives, content setting, presentation skills, and facilitating skills. The course is highly interactive. Through the participants’ presentation and demonstration, participants’ training skills will be polished in a short period of time.
Verité’s experience has shown that simply identifying social, health and safety, and environmental problems leaves factories several steps away from arriving at sound, cost-effective and lasting solutions to compliance problems. Verité’s Analysis and Problem Solving workshop introduces the knowledge and skills that help factory managers analyze performance gaps and their root causes, and to identify solutions that are not only the right thing to do, but the best possible options given a factory’s unique business and social considerations. The training content includes: Understanding and evaluating CSR management systems, Problem analysis, Problem solving and decision making, Performance improvement planning, Implementing solutions and Systems improvements, Managing group dynamics.