Professional Development Series

SAI's Professional Development Series (PDS) courses are targeted at the specific professional needs of sourcing personnel, corporate compliance managers, suppliers and auditors. The course and webinar designs leverage our experience with auditors, certification bodies, suppliers and buyers to present relevant and key stakeholders within the supply chains. Attendees may be able to acquire professional or continuing education credits from applicable organizations.


CSR Awareness Seminars
SAI offers open and custom awareness seminars for social auditors, buyers, suppliers and corporate compliance managers. These seminars highlight international labor standards and expectations for producers and companies and look for ways to build awareness of social performance throughout the company.

Management Systems for Social Performance
Participants will have an opportunity to focus on practical issues related to creating and implementing effective management systems. Real examples of policies and documents will be provided.

Building Internal Social Performance Teams
This course focuses on the leadership and organizational change processes needed to improve social performance. Participants will learn how to form cross-functional teams that help to communicate and operationalize social performance throughout the company. The content is very useful for facilities that are seeking certification or undergoing regular corporate or industry code compliance audits. 

Overtime and Wages
Often interrelated, overtime and wages present a myriad of issues.  The course provides auditing techniques and approaches for calculating piece work, hourly wages and overtime. Discussions will be focused on the determination of a basic needs wage within various regions to allow for proper wage adequacy determination by the audit team. Exam is optional.

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Topic Language Cost (USD)*
Living Wage: Making It a Reality (webinar) English $100
Auditing for Fire Safety in the
SA8000 & BSCI Systems
English $100 
SA8000:2014 Audit Process Requirements
(Procedure 200)
English $200
*Credit card only.