Training Program

 

In-person trainings: These are half- or full-day sessions providing in-depth training on the revised standard for auditors and auditees. RMI will hold in-person trainings in Asia, US and Europe. Exact locations and dates are posted below. In person-trainings began in June 2017 and continue throughout 2018. 

Webinar: These are 1-hour live webinars presented in English and Chinese. Recordings are available on the free RMI e-Learning Academy. Each webinar focuses on specific requirements of the revised standard and provides guidance for smelters and auditors on how to translate the revised requirements into practice. The webinar training schedule is posted below.

Featured topics: These are shorter topics that are covered by dedicated calls and mailings each month. These sessions provide a more in-depth discussion of key areas included in the revised standard. Featured topics include a variety of topics, for example: identifying CAHRAs; OECD 5-step process; risk identification systems; AML and sanction lists expectations and best practices, and Know Your Counterparty processes. 

For more information, please contact Hillary Amster at hamster@responsiblebusiness.org.

 

TOPIC

Description

Estimated Delivery Date

In-person smelter training, Kunming, China

In-person introduction to the revised standard for Chinese tin smelters.

14 June 2017

Featured Topic 1: Introduction to the OECD 5-Steps

An introduction to the 5-Step Framework of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance.

25 July 2017

Featured Topic 2: Tools for Responsible Sourcing from High-Risk Areas

An overview of resources, existing upstream assurance mechanisms, and best practices for sourcing responsibly from high-risk areas.

24 August 2017

Webinar 1: Overview of Revised Standard

Introduction to the revised standard requirements and major differences between the current protocol and the revised standard.  Recommended for smelters, refiners, and auditors.

31 August 2017

Webinar 2: Practical Aspects of Implementation

A practical guide to implementing the revised standard, including a timeline for auditing and audit preparations.  Recommended for smelters, refiners, and auditors.

14 September 2017

Featured Topic 3: Identifying Risks

A non-mineral supply chain analogy to identifying risks in the supply chain.  Recommended for smelters, refiners, and auditors.

28 September 2017

Webinar 3: OECD Step 1

In-depth look at how to create and implement a management system as part of OECD Step 1.

5 October 2017

9 October 2017 - China

Webinar 4: Introduction to Auditing Against the Revised Standard

Auditor guidance for auditing against the revised standard.  Recommended for auditors.

10 October  2017

12 October 2017 - China

In-person auditor training, Santa Clara, CA

In-person introduction to the revised standard for Auditors.

18 October 2017

Featured Topic 4: KYC and AML

Information on how to conduct Know-Your-Counterparty and Anti-Money-Laundering checks in the supply chain.

24 October 2017

Webinar 5: Risk management for low-risk sources

An interactive animated course on the standard’s expectations for smelters and refiners sourcing low-risk.  Recommended for smelters, refiners, and auditors.

Available below and on the ELearning Academy in English and Mandarin

Webinar 6: Risk management for high-risk sources

An interactive animated course on the standard’s expectations for smelters and refiners sourcing high-risk.  Recommended for smelters, refiners, and auditors.

Available below and on the ELearning Academy in English and Mandarin

Webinar 7: Auditing to the Gold Standard

Specific guidance for auditing against the revised Gold standard and major differences between gold and the 3Ts.

January 2018

Webinar 8: Step 5 Reporting & Readiness Test

Guidance to write a step 5 report and audit readiness test.  Recommended for smelters, refiners, and auditors.

January 2018

Featured Topic 5: Identifying CAHRAs

Information on how to identify Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas.

Available below and on the ELearning Academy in English and Mandarin

Webinar 9: Revised Audit Tools

A look into the revised audit tools.  Recommended for smelters, refiners, and auditors.

February 2018

 

 Module 5: Risk management for low-risk sources (English)

 

Module 5: Risk management for low-risk sources (Mandarin)

 

Module 6: Risk Management for High-Risk Sources (English)

 

Module 6: Risk Management for High-Risk Sources (Mandarin)

 

Featured Topic 5: Identifying CAHRAs (English)

 

Featured Topic 5: Identifying CAHRAs (Mandarin)