About the E-Learning Tool
The E-Tool is a simple, user-friendly online training course, jointly created by EHTN and the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT), and technically developed and sponsored by Microsoft. Designed for business managers and employees, its aim is to help them understand what human trafficking is, identify where human trafficking might be a risk to their business, and identify actions they can take to address this risk. EHTN and UN.GIFT launched the E-Tool during the Luxor International Forum on 12 December 2010, during a special breakfast for CEOs.
A modular online course
Each module takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and includes a short quiz which must be completed prior to finishing the module. It succeeds in driving the user through an interactive dialogue as different exercises are proposed along the course as well as a final test. The course is designed to facilitate the user’s understanding of otherwise complex concepts.
This E-Learning Tool is a work in progress. EHTN and UN.GIFT, with the support of private partners, will develop further modules addressed to specific economic sectors, industries and professions. These modules as well as those that are already available can be tailored to meet the specific needs of a company or business association.
An executive version of the tool will soon be launched and will be available online. This new version will summarize the key points of the E-Tool and aims at providing users with a indispensable understanding of human trafficking and its implications to businesses. The executive version takes about 20 minutes to complete and it also includes a knowledge check.
Why should businesses be concerned?
The increasingly complex composition of corporate activity, with various supplier and subcontractor relationships, challenges the ability of companies to monitor their activities around the world. However, because human trafficking violates international human rights norms and laws, often defies international labor standards, and regularly involves corruption, businesses should ensure that all elements of their operations, including their products, premises and services are not contributing to human trafficking.
Doing so enables companies to manage risk and ensure that their reputation and integrity remain intact. Further, companies should consider ways to help eliminate the existence of human trafficking through the promotion of codes of conduct and corporate social responsibility in an effort to enhance stakeholder relationships and improve business environments.
What is the purpose of the E-Learning Tool?
The aim is to provide a tool for businesses to acquire a basic knowledge of human trafficking and to assist in developing a successful corporate strategy to address it.
The primary purpose of the tool is to raise awareness among employees of this modern day slavery by:
♦ Providing a basic understanding of different facets of this phenomenon
♦ Developing basic skills to identify the problem in one’s own workplace
It informs businesses about ways to tackle human trafficking at the local community level, working in close cooperation with relevant local stakeholders and particularly civil society, as well as at the national and international level in collaboration with national authorities and regional and international organizations.
When and where is the course offered?
Users can take the course anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Is there a limitation on how many staff can take the course?
No. We encourage all company staff to take the course and learn more about human trafficking.
Who can take the E-Learning course?
Whether as a business leader, a manager at a small- or medium-sized company, or an employee of a major multinational brand, you will find significant value in taking this course, with its content helping you to better understand and respond to the complex human and labor rights challenges that are posed by human trafficking, perhaps within your own workplace or company, or in your supply chain.
Is the course available in languages other than English?
Not currently. However, we plan to translate our course into other languages, starting with Arabic. If you would like to be notified when other language versions are available, please contact email@example.com
How many chances does a user have to complete the course?
The user can take the course as often as needed. All required modules must be successfully completed in order for a user to pass the course.
What are the technical requirements for the course?
The online course materials require the following applications:
♦ Microsoft® Internet Explorer 7.0 or later browser must be installed to view course content. The browser must be configured to run Active X® controls and plug-ins.
♦ Microsoft® PowerPoint 2007 must be installed to view presentation files.
♦ Windows Media® Player Version 9.0 or later must be installed to view multimedia presentations.
♦ Adobe® Reader® 6.0 or above must be installed to view and print course documents.
Whom can users contact in case of technical problems?
Please ensure that your browser is set up properly to access the course. If you continue to have problems, please contact us with all technical problems related to the online course.
How long does the course take?
The course consists of three modules. Each module takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete and includes a short quiz which must be completed prior to finishing the module (see above).
Will there be more courses available in the future?
This initial E-Learning Tool will be expanded, with new modules added to address specific economic sectors, industries and professions. These modules, as well as those that are already available, can be customized to meet the specific needs of a company or business association.