Join us in 2023 in Washington D.C. or by live-stream and continue to invest in our vision of a safe place to work. We believe that culture change happens when energized personnel – across organizations, communities, and governments make healthy and informed decisions in the workplace.

The WPI conference offers the core 10 hour curriculum for Whistleblower Protection Advocate (WPA) Certification issued by Workplace Promise Institute (WPI). The Workplace Promise Institute is the education center for Whistleblowers of America.


Jackie Garrick

Founder of Whistleblowers of America

Global Imperative

Cynthia Stimpel

Executive Director of The Whistleblower House

Heidi Haugland Walker

Senior Inspector of the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority

Carlos Jaico

Founder and CEO at Centrum Iustitia, Attorneys At Law

Pamela Forward

President and Executive Director, Whistleblowing Canada Research Society

Vanessa Hall

Director of Entente

Georgina Halford-Hall

Founding Member of Whistleblowers UK

Aris Danikas

CEO & co-founder at Blue Print For Free Speech Greece & Human rights Advocate

Jennifer Foster

Founder - Better Working Lives for All, Co Founder #BulliedToo

A Safe Place to Work: Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Cultures

Andrew Samuels

Chief Executive Officer at WislPort

Dr. Tonisha M. Pinckney

Ph.D., MSCJ, MAFF, CFE, CBE, CSCD, CCII Operational Risk Management, Fraud Examiner, Crime and Justice Expert and DEI Champion 

Dorothy Suskind

Assistant Professor of Education at Longwood University

Military & Veteran: Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Cultures

Paul Sullivan

Director of Veteran Outreach at Bergmann and Moore, LLC

Richard Brookshire

Co-Founder and CEO of the Black Veterans Project

K. Denise Rucker Krepp

Former Maritime Administration Chief Counsel

Whistleblower Laws and Legal Processes

Cleveland Lawrence III

Partner; Co-Chair, Whistleblower Rights Practice Group at Mehri & Skalet, PLLC

Richard E. Condit

Partner at Mehri & Skalet, PLLC

Tom Devine

Legal director at Government Accountability Project

Daniel Guttman

Fellow, US National Academy of Public Administration

Renee Brooker

Partner at Tycko & Zavareei LLP

Julie Reed

Federal Contractor Whistleblower

US Government  Resources, Referrals and Rightdoing

Melanie Devoe

Attorney Advisor CFTC

Shanna Devine

Director, Office of the Whistleblower Ombuds

Tracy Gostyla

Attorney Advisor CFTC

James Whittaker

Staff Director of the House Committee on VA’ s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Tristan Levitt

President of Empower Oversight

Owning Your Own Narrative

John Kirlakou

Radio Talk Show Host

Heidi Weber

Host of The Whistleblower Revolution

Ted Blickwedel

Author of Broken Promises

Rebekah Jones

COVID-19 Whistleblower

Peer Support Skills and Networking

Ekta Srinivasa

Founder at Improving Healthcare Culture Inc.

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WPI attendees are on the cutting edge of continuous process improvement and employee engagement. They lead strong organizations that are equipped to exchange ideas, share tools, embrace diversity, and inform solutions that build restorative social justice within the fabric of their workplace communities and cultures.

Call for Presentations

We are currently looking for presenters for our upcoming 2023 conference on September 7-8th. Please click the link below if you want to present. 

Experts in their field will cover the four core elements to be a Whistleblower Protection Advocate.

If you have questions please email us at

Estimated time to complete the Sign Up form is 30min, you stop and start until the form is completed, your work will be automatically saved.

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This outline should display a course breakdown with a timed schedule of the day's event(s). It must include individual course segments, guided discussion, and activities, where applicable.

Resources for further study:

This workshop is geared to the clinician at the following levels:


List specific, clear and concise learning objectives and/or outcomes for the course that are both behavioral and measurable. 

(Course learning objectives need to be measurable and/or observable. They should state what a participant will be able to demonstrate immediately after attending the course. To "understand" or "have familiarity with" something is not measurable or observable. Verbs like "describe, name, explain, define, recall, list, restate, role-play, summarize, and write" are the most common used to describe what the attendee will actually be able to demonstrate after attending the training.)


Workshops and In-Person Trainings Do Not Require a Quiz

Please upload your multiple choice quiz in a Word document. A minimum of 6 questions per hour of presentation time is required, with 5 choices for each question and only 1 possible correct answer. Please Bold your correct answer within the Word document.


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Past Conferences

Click the link below to view highlights and speakers from our first annual virtual conference