May 13, 2008 10:44 ET to Host Live Webinar on "The Code of Silence - From Government Agencies to Corporations - Counteracting a Devastating International Phenomena"

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - May 13, 2008) - announces today that it will host a live webinar entitled "The Code of Silence - From Government Agencies to Corporations - Counteracting a Devastating International Phenomena" on May 28, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. CDT and 3:00 P.M. CDT. The live online seminar will be presented by Neal Trautman, Ph.D., Director of the Congressional Award-winning, non-profit National Institute of Ethics.

The "Code of Silence" phenomena has been evidenced by the need for whistleblower protection laws and according to Dr. Trautman, "acts as a cancer which when untreated, prompts misconduct to intensify and spread among employees." "The 'Code of Silence' allows corruption to destroy the workgroup in which it originated and then spread to other areas, causing more destruction. Research indicates it is a natural phenomenon caused by peer pressure, emotional bonding and the fear of being ostracized. It exists in most organizations," stated Dr. Trautman.

This ethics training webinar will be hosted via live webinar and conference call on May 28, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. CDT and 3:00 p.m. CDT and last approximately one hour. The presentation content is directed towards Chief Executive Officers; Chief Financial Officers; Chief Operations Officers; Ethics Officers; Legal Counsel; Business Owners; Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers and Directors of Internal Audit. The presentation will explain why the code of silence is so prevalent, how several types of training can be effective countermeasures, and will educate attendees on the steps required to develop a culture driven by integrity.

Prospective attendees can learn more about the event and register online by visiting's ethics and compliance website at or by calling 888-360-8764 ext 2700.

About the National Institute of Ethics

The Institute is the nation's largest provider of law enforcement and corrections ethics training. Established in 1991, the Institute is a Congressional award-winning, nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to furthering ethics and integrity throughout America. The company provides integrity-related seminars, DVD training tapes, manuals, books, conference presentations, and keynote speeches on integrity for corporate conferences, integrity assessments and consulting that helps prevent unethical acts. For more information visit

About 360training

360training (Austin, TX) serves over 2,000 e-learning partners who together have trained more than 3 million users worldwide. Their integrated strategy of technology, content, and service helps organizations and professionals in a wide range of industries best manage career, compliance, and certification needs. Ranked as the 6th fastest growing tech company in the 2006 Deloitte and Touché Fast 50, 360training's customers include industry leaders Guaranty Bank, IBC, CB Richard Ellis, Centex Homes, Duke Energy, and more. For more information visit