Section 1

Understanding the Basics

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Get Started with Compliance Fundamentals

From creating a top-notch code of conduct to understanding the role compliance plays in your organization, this is the place to learn the core elements of an effective compliance program.

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Each compliance program is unique with disparate risks and various levels of maturity. Although there are a number of nuances determined by your company’s size, industry and location, there are still basic principles that are best practices across the board. In this section you’ll learn about the key skills every compliance professional should have as well as the general knowledge base effective compliance professional have and harness throughout their careers.

Just as there are key skills every modern compliance professional should possess, there are fundamental elements every effective compliance program should practice. This section will introduce you to those key components of a robust compliance program and provide the guidance you need to move your career and program to its next level of sophistication. 

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Admit it, when you think about whistleblowers, the last thing you think about is embracing them. After all, whistleblowers cost companies millions in fines, penalties, and legal fees and upend your life as a compliance professional, right? Well, it's time to shift the way we view whistleblowing and learn how it is a critical part of company health.  

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Admit it, when you think about whistleblowers, the last thing you think about is embracing them. After all, whistleblowers cost companies millions in fines, penalties, and legal fees and upend your life as a compliance professional, right? Well, it's time to shift the way we view whistleblowing and learn how it is a critical part of company health.  

There are certainly whistleblowers whose intentions are questionable at best. However, the reality is that most whistleblowers are simply trying to do the right thing and more than likely tried to report their concerns long before they ever went to a government regulator. While it may seem unthinkable when you are in “the crisis,” one of the best ways to manage whistleblower risk is to understand and embrace whistleblowers, and most importantly to take their concerns seriously.