Section 3

Demonstrating Value

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Make the Most of the Boardroom

Learn how to prove and communicate the value of your program while becoming a strategic partner to the C-suite and your board. 

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The value of your compliance program is demonstrated with a mixture of art and science. Hard data and evidence-based information is your scientific proof, while more abstract observations of attitudes and behaviors make up the art of your compliance program. Together the art and science of your work tells its story of effectiveness. 

This section will give you the guidance to best tell your compliance program’s story of effectiveness through best practices in program assessment and benchmarking. It will give you the tools you need to package the raw data of your work into a compelling presentation to your CEO, board and senior management. And it will provide expert advice to help guide you through nurturing key relationships across your organization to showcase the value of your program even when it’s not in the spotlight. 

Becoming a Strategic Partner to the Board | C-Suite and Board

Some board members may consider this responsibility but often only in vague terms as a component of overall enterprise risk. Frequently, they are not tuned into the unique subtleties of compliance risk and don’t know the extent to which it might harm the organization. Many boards don’t even realize there is a trusted advisor available to them who can help clarify and frame ethics and compliance risk in terms they can understand. That person is you.