As I continually strive to achieve the maximum value for compliance practitioners, I use all forms of communications and training. I do blogging, write articles and white papers, have created the only podcast network in compliance and regularly speak to live audiences. With that in mind, I am extraordinarily pleased to announce a new offering, the Doing Compliance Master Class webinar series which I introduce this month. Through this series, I will produce and distribute a webinar, together with a downloadable slide deck which will serve as a master class in compliance training.

As one of the top nuts and bolts compliance commentators and practitioner, I have wanted to put together a series of podcasts laying out how to design, create and implement a best practices compliance program. Back in 2014, I came out with my seminal book, Doing Compliance: Design, Create, and Implement an Effective Anti-Corruption Compliance Program, which laid out how to do so under the 2012 FCPA Guidance’s Ten Hallmarks of an Effective Compliance Program. Since that time there has been significant advancement in compliance, including the release of the Department of Justice (DOJ) FCPA Pilot Program Guidance, in April 2016 and its Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Program (Evaluation), in February 2017.

This Doing Compliance Master Class is unlike any other webinar series currently being offered. It is not about the sale of a product or service. It is not theory or analytical underpinnings of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The focus of the Doing Compliance Master Class will be on the doing of compliance. For it is only in the doing of compliance that companies have a real chance of avoiding FCPA liability or indeed liability for any of the myriad of international anti-corruption laws.

The Doing Compliance Master Class provides a unique opportunity for any level of compliance practitioner, from the seasoned Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) to the practitioner who is new to the compliance profession. If you are looking for a webinar series to turbocharge your knowledge on the nuts and bolts of a compliance program going forward, this is for you.

As one of the leading commentators in the FCPA compliance space for several years, I will bring a unique insight of what many companies have done right and many have done not so well over the years. This professional experience has enabled me to put together a unique educational opportunity for any person interested in compliance. Simply stated, there is no other compliance training on the market quite like it.

The Doing Compliance Master Class will move from the theory of the FCPA into the doing of compliance and how you must document this work to create a best practices compliance program. Using the Ten Hallmarks of an Effective Compliance and the updated information the DOJ has released since that time as a guide, you will learn the intricacies of risk assessments; what should be included in your policies and procedures; the five-step life cycle of third party risk evaluation and management; tone throughout your organization; training and using other corporate functions to facilitate cost-effective compliance programs.

Some of the highlights include:

  • Understanding the underlying legal basis for the law, what is required for a violation and how that information should be baked into your compliance program;
  • What are the best practices of an effective compliance program;
  • Why internal controls are the compliance practitioners best friend;
  • How you can use transaction monitoring to not only make your compliance program more robust but as a self-funding mechanism;
  • Your ethical requirements as a compliance practitioner;
  • How to document what you have accomplished;
  • Risk assessments – what they are and how you can perform one each year.

You will be able to walk away from the Doing Compliance Master Class with a clear understanding of what the compliance is and what it requires; an overview of international corruption initiatives and how they all relate to FCPA compliance; how to deal with third parties, from initial introduction through contracting and managing the relationship, what should be included in your gifts, travel, entertainment and hospitality policies; the conundrum of facilitation payments; charitable donations and political contributions, and trends in compliance. You will also learn about the importance of internal controls and how to meet the strict liability burden present around this requirement of FCPA compliance.

The investment is a little more than a dollar a day. You can have your own monthly webinar on a top compliance related topic for only $79 per month. Other top rated webinars will cost you between $100-$150 per event. There is no risk to you. You can cancel at any time, but I am going to make sure you find this content so valuable, you will never want to do so.

On the third week of each month, I will host a webinar which you can access at any time throughout that month. In other words, rather than having learning scheduled around the presenter’s schedule, you can schedule your learning around your schedule.

As many of my readers and listeners are aware, I am going through each month of 2017 taking a deep dive each month into one aspect of a best practices compliance program. My new Doing Compliance Master Class supplements those podcasts. I hope you will join me on this journey.

You can sign up for Doing Compliance Master Class or get more information by clicking here.


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