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Thomson Reuters Microlearning

Thomson Reuters Microlearning consists of short and impactful interactive learning modules that reinforce key compliance concepts between annual trainings, helping to minimize the knowledge gap. Through the use of videos and actionable takeaways the modules address long-term knowledge retention and enable organizations to deepen, optimize and energize their compliance awareness program.

Geography Covered: Global | Duration: 5-10 minutes per module


To safeguard your organization, it’s critical for you to build a culture that actively adheres to internal policies and external regulations. Your compliance program needs to incorporate a steady stream of education throughout the year to facilitate awareness of compliance policies and regulatory updates. Our Thomson Reuters Microlearning courses are available in a range of topics and are developed based on recent events, providing continuous education to update your managers’ and employees’ knowledge.

  • AML and Counter-Terrorism Financing

    • Identifying Beneficial Ownership Is Key to Customer Due Diligence
      The course illustrates how beneficial ownership information helps prevent money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
    • Paradise Papers: Offshore Empires
      This course provides an overview of the Paradise Papers and tax havens, as well as guidance on the key actions firms and employees should take to effectively respond to these events.
    • Staying One Step Ahead of Funnel Accounts
      This course explains how criminals use funnel accounts to launder money and what employees need to do to detect, identify and report suspicious activities and behavior.
    • The Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5MLD)
      This Thomson Reuters Microlearning course provides a brief overview of what employees need to know about the Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5MLD).

    Risk Management 

    • Crypto-Assets: An Introduction
      This Thomson Reuters Microlearning course provides a brief introduction to crypto-assets. It forms part of a wider series on Innovation in Financial Institutions and is the first of three dedicated Thomson Reuters Microlearnings examining crypto-assets.
    • Pensions Regulator
      This training provides a brief overview of what employers, trustees and businesses advisors need to know about The Pensions Regulator in the UK.
    • What Is Brexit?
      With the impending withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU) in March 2019, this Thomson Reuters Microlearning course will briefly explore the potential implications of Brexit for both individuals and organizations at a global level.

    Conduct Risk

    • An Overview
      The overview is the first course in the Conduct Risk series. It introduces mitigating behavior-based risk, or “conduct risk,” as a way to benefit customers and clients.
    • Conflicts of Interest
      In this 15-minute game-based assessment, the learner is placed in a fictitious company. They need to explore the office space and respond correctly to conflict of interest situations.
    • Facebook and the Company Logo
      This course provides a brief overview of what employees need to know to recognize and avoid the dangers of improper social-media use in the workplace.
    • The Insurance Distribution Directive
      This Thomson Reuters Microlearning course provides a brief overview of what firms and employees need to know about the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD).

    Employee Conduct & Business Ethics

    • Careful Communication: Communicating Effectively with Mobile Device
      This training course details the risks of communicating via mobile devices and provides useful best practices for mitigating those risks.
    • Environmental, Social and Governance Investment (ESG)
      This class focuses on defining ESG Investment and its Financial Impact. Learners will also learn about the different 6 types of Sustainable Investment Techniques 7.
    • How to Handle a Workplace Bully
      This course covers the various forms of workplace bullying, how it affects the workplace, and what employees should do when confronted with bullying behavior.
    • Importance of Treating Everyone with Respect
      This module discusses the importance of creating and maintaining a respectful workplace and provides employees with examples of acceptable and unacceptable behavior.
    • Prevention of Discrimination & Harassment
      This module highlights things you should know and do in the rapidly changing environment of Discrimination and Harassment.
    • Unconscious Bias  
      This course is intended to raise awareness about the harmful effects of unconscious bias in the workplace. Employees will learn how to identify their unconscious biases and how to address these biases through specific strategies and behaviors.
    • Workplace Diversity: Eye on Ethnic Origin
      This training promotes workplace diversity by identifying conduct that can create a hostile work environment and highlighting what employees can do to avoid harassment based on ethnic origin and culture.

    Market Conduct and Fraud

    • Accounting Irregularities: Sometimes You Need to Speak Up
      This training course focuses on the importance of employees’ maintaining accurate accounting records, complying with applicable laws and regulations and spotting potential irregularities caused by fraudulent activity.
    • Antitrust: Dealing with Competitors
      This course provides a brief overview of what employees need to know to avoid violating anti-competition laws when dealing with competitors.
    • Investor Protection under MiFID II
      This training course focuses on key investor protection features of MiFID II, specifically Marketing and Communication, Client Agreements and the Pre-trade Suitability Statement, Conflicts of Interest, Fee Structure and Disclosures, and The 10% Loss Reporting Rule.
    • Red Flags of Fraud
      This module helps learners identify a fraudster, as well as the primary red flags to detect external fraud.
    • Trading on Insider Information
      This course explains insider trading and the consequences of misusing nonpublic information, whether intentional or not.
    • US Companies and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
      This module explains the impact of GDPR on US companies, including practical tips for complying with the GDPR.
    • Vulnerable Consumers
      The purpose of this course on vulnerable consumers is to create awareness around the concept of vulnerability in the financial industry in the UK. In this context, vulnerability impacts the availability and access to financial products and the ability to represent one’s best interest. Through case studies and the review of news stories, participants will learn to identify possible indicators of vulnerability, as well as best practices and regulatory guidelines to deal with vulnerable consumers.
    • What Is the Second Payment Services Directive?
      This course will briefly explore the potential implications of the Second Payment Services Directive for financial services providers within the European Union (EU).

    Prevention of Corrupt Practices

    • Anti-Bribery: A Gift by Any Other Name
      This course provides a brief overview of what employees need to know when giving gifts to business partners, clients and potential clients.
    • Anti-Corruption: Working With Government Officials
      For those working with government officials, this course explains what employees need to know and do to avoid corrupt activities.
    • Antitrust Law: Avoiding an Agreement in Restraint of Trade 
      Learners will be provided with a brief overview of Section One of the Sherman Act and get guidance on avoiding an unlawful restraint of trade.
    • FCA's Supervision Principles
      This course provides a brief overview of what employees need to know and do concerning the Financial Conduct Authority's Supervision Principles.
    • Global Anti-Corruption: The Petrobras Case
      This Thomson Reuters Microlearning course explains the Petrobras scandal, in the context of increased international cooperation in the investigation and prosecution of bribery and corruption. The course highlights the steps a firm can take to ensure it meets its international obligations to avoid participating in corrupt activities.
    • When Is a Business Gift Really a Bribe?
      This module helps learners distinguish legitimate business gifts from bribes. The module also includes a review of what is acceptable in the course of business, and provides a set of best practices to follow.

    Privacy, Confidentiality, and Information Security

    • Cybersecurity: Preventing Information Security Attacks
      Focusing on what employees can do to keep information secure and prevent sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands, this course covers phishing scams, social engineering and suspicious emails.
    • Data Privacy: Keeping Passwords Safe, Strong and Secure
      This training provides employees with the things they need to know and do to keep their passwords safe and secure and avoid costly security breaches.
    • HIPAA Disposal of PHI
      After completing this course, employees will understand the things they need to know and do to properly dispose of protected health information (PHI) in compliance with HIPAA
    • HIPAA Incidental Disclosure PHI
      This course provides employees with the things they need to know and do to address incidental uses and disclosures of PHI in compliance with HIPAA.
    • Information Security Artificial Intelligence
      This course explains why more information security teams are turning to artificial intelligence and other tools to help prevent data breaches.
    • Keeping Customer Data Private Is Everyone's Job
      This module provides a brief overview of what employees need to know to protect the personal information of customers, business partners and other employees.
    • Information Security: Don't Click That Link
      The module focuses on the importance of protecting firms from phishing attacks, and provides useful tools to do so in the course of everyday business.
    • Thomson Reuters Microlearning: Overview of the California Consumer Privacy Act
      Overview of the California Consumer Privacy Act - This Thomson Reuters Microlearning course explains the importance of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the penalties for violating the law. Employees will learn how the CCPA affects their responsibilities when handling customer data.
    • The Global Reach of the California Consumer Privacy Act
      With the California Consumer Privacy Act coming into effect on January 1, 2020, this Thomson Reuters Microlearning course will briefly explore how this law impacts businesses across the world that do business in California.
    • The Initial Impacts of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
      This course provides a brief overview of developments in the months after the GDPR became effective, including initial EU enforcement actions and other countries’ efforts to bolster their own data protection and data privacy rules.
  • The content for our Thomson Reuters Microlearning courses is powered by world-leading regulatory intelligence, which tracks over 900 regulators and exchanges globally.

    Intended as a supplemental solution to our online compliance course library, this learning suite changes the approach from a ‘once-a-year’ event to a steady flow of interesting and informative trainings that reinforce both the ‘tone from the top’ and an organization’s core values.

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