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Code of Conduct and Ethics Training – is it Worth the Effort?

2017-05-11T08:51:23-06:00May 11th, 2017|Blog/News, Code of Conduct Training, Compliance Blog, Culture of Compliance, FCPA / Anti-bribery, Todd's Blog, Training, Xcelus|

Compliance Training - PowerPoint Course vs Paid Options A corporate contact recently asked me to help justify paying for an online compliance training course when the company had a good PowerPoint slide deck that employees and partners could review and sign upon completion. The question of PowerPoint deck vs professional training courses really depends on [...]

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Why You Need To Start Preparing Now For New EU Data Privacy Rules

2017-05-10T13:00:42-06:00May 10th, 2017|Blog/News, Compliance Blog, Data Privacy|

There's a new European data privacy regulation coming into full effect in May 2018 called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - will your organization be ready? The GDPR is designed to establish a single set of rules for data protection across Europe, replacing the patchwork of national data protection laws that were enacted [...]

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Want To Travel to Cuba, or Do Business There? Read This First

2016-12-28T13:21:43-07:00May 31st, 2016|Compliance Blog, Culture of Compliance, Export Controls, FCPA / Anti-bribery|

With President Obama’s recent historic trip to Cuba, there has been a lot of focus on the future of the longstanding US embargo on Cuba. Obama’s trip capped off an 18 month period during which the US Government amended some of the embargo rules in an effort to begin charting a new course in US-Cuba [...]

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New EU Data Privacy Rules — Get Ready for the “Privacy Shield”

2016-12-28T13:21:43-07:00May 26th, 2016|Code of Conduct Training, Compliance Blog, Culture of Compliance, Data Privacy|

In the world of data privacy law, when we refer to the “Privacy Shield,” we aren’t talking about a cardboard contraption to keep people from looking at your laptop screen. If you haven’t heard about it yet, the EU-US Privacy Shield is a newly proposed set of rules and regulations governing the legally authorized transfer [...]

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FCPA Comments by Andrew Ceresney

2016-12-28T13:21:43-07:00November 25th, 2014|Compliance Blog|

Andrew Ceresney, Director, SEC Division of Enforcement, recently spoke at the 31st International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Andrew discussed the latest developments in the SEC’s FCPA enforcement. His remarks focused on four areas: Focus on Individuals Individual accountability is critical to FCPA enforcement — and imposing personal consequences on bad actors, including through [...]

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FCPA Comments by Leslie Caldwell

2016-12-28T13:21:43-07:00November 20th, 2014|Compliance Blog|

Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Leslie R. Caldwell, recently spoke at the 22nd Annual Ethics and Compliance Conference and the FCPA Conference and the 2014 FCPA Conference. There were three themes to her comments in the two speeches: Aggressive prosecutions International cooperation between countries has increased Cooperation with the DOJ is is a factor in sentencing [...]

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What If Compliance Training was More Like a Marketing Campaign?

2016-12-28T13:21:44-07:00September 16th, 2014|Code of Conduct Training, Compliance Blog, Culture of Compliance, FCPA / Anti-bribery, Todd's Blog|

Recent 'memory' research shows that students forget 70% of what we teach within 24 hours of a training event.  This is part of a concept called the 'Forgetting Curve' where over a period of given time you forget things that your brain determines as no longer useful. (Learning Solutions Magazine) That is a daunting thought if you are [...]

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A Review of Best Practices for FCPA Compliance Programs

2016-12-28T13:21:44-07:00August 22nd, 2014|Compliance Blog, Culture of Compliance, FCPA / Anti-bribery|

In this video webinar, Michael Volkov, CEO of The Volkov Law Group, examins FCPA compliance program best practices: Best Practice #1 - Leadership Commitment to Compliance and Ethics Best Practice #2 - Communicating Tone Throughout Organization Best Practice #3 - Governance Structure Best Practice #4 - Empowered Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) Best Practice #5 - [...]

Elements in the Culture of Compliance: Part III

2014-11-26T13:43:55-07:00March 17th, 2014|Compliance Blog, Culture of Compliance, eLearning, Millennial, Training, Training Videos, Xcelus|

We conclude our series on how to create and maintain a culture of compliance with recognition of the rapidly changing world of contemporary business. What was true six months ago may not be an adequate description of today’s business environment. That’s why the department responsible for communications and training on compliance issues must stay ahead [...]

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Elements in the Culture of Compliance: Part II

2016-12-28T13:21:44-07:00March 10th, 2014|Compliance Blog, Culture of Compliance|

Culture of Convenience vs Culture of Compliance Part I demonstrated what it takes to foster a company-wide “Culture of Compliance.” Compliance courses and communicating company compliance objectives properly are crucial to establishing an effective culture of compliance. Multiple Touch Points However, compliance training doesn't have to end when the initial compliance course is finished. By [...]

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