It’s less than a month until SCCE CEI, and all of the cool kids at Compli (like me) are gearing up for another great conference on all things compliance.
I’m excited to be attending this year for a few reasons: 1) Last year I got left behind. I took part in the Tweet Up and engaged with attendees on social media, but that’s not nearly as fun as being in the action. 2) I am eager to meet some of my #ComplianceCrushes in person. Over the course of the last year I have used social media to connected and engage with compliance professionals and thought leaders in the industry and I think meeting them in person is going to be pretty awesome. 3) Chicago. Food. I’ve never been to Chicago so I have added a few extra days to my trip so I can sample the Chicago food and culture.
I’ve been studying the event guide and choosing topics I want to learn more about, as well as looking for new crushes to add to my list. I am intrigued by Compliance Culture so the first three sessions on my list are:
Considering an Ethical Decision Tree? Help Your Employees Make The right Decision When Other Company Documents Don’t Have The Answer
This session will be led by Samantha Greves, a passionate compliance and ethics professional. Just a quick glance at her LinkedIn page will show you her enthusiasm for the industry, from the posts she’s written as well as the articles she has had published in Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics’ Compliance and Ethics Professional magazine.
I’m excited to learn more about how to encourage good decision making when there isn’t a policy written about it, and how to create an ethical decision tree.
The Good Reasons Why People Do Bad Things
Led by three compliance professionals; Jason B Meyer, Amy E. McDougal & Heather Reilly Powell this course will educate us on solutions and insights into why people break the rules but still feel they are doing the right thing. Understanding people is critical to understanding what goes into a culture. And having better tools to predict when and where people might go sideways could enable you to set up support in advance.
Tools for Enhancing Employee Participation in Training
Art Weiss will be the presenter at this session and I have a feeling this is going to be an engaging presentation. I was researching the event speakers when I stumbled across a blog post titled Fifty Shades of Gray. Because it was on the SCCE blog I assumed it was safe for work and clicked on it. (So, yes Art, your title did catch my eye.) The post was about who we take cues from when we encounter a gray area, and how the tone at the top effects our choices. I look forward to learning what tools Art has to offer for employee engagement in training.
I’ve only touched on the tip of the iceberg by highlighting these three sessions. Tune in next week to see what else my research uncovers. Oh, and, if you are going to be in Chicago at SCCE please stop by our booth, 516, and say hello. Also if you have any restaurant suggestions, please send them my way!