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This article was originally published on  LinkedIN by ECI's CEO, Pat Harned. Follow her on Twitter at @PatriciaHarned For several years, the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) has compiled surveys for organizations looking to answer questions about their organizational culture. In addition, for more than two decades we have fielded the National Business Ethics Survey (recently expanded to the Global Business Ethics Survey) , and because of the rigor by which the data is collected, we get asked to provide benchmarks to our datasets.  Increasingly, ECI is engaging with organizations in deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs); administrative agreements; ...
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NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release For more information, contact Rachael Gass, 571-480-4405, Rachael@ethics.org ARLINGTON, VA, May 11, 2017 -  The Ethics & Compliance Initiative’s (ECI) Monitor Benchmarking Group, with the support of Affiliated Monitors, today released the latest in a series of best practices papers designed to provide ethics and compliance professionals insight on important topics. This new report indicates that the use of monitors, by public and private sector organizations, is on the rise as a preferred risk assessment tool. This guide, authored by leading consultants and chief ethics and compliance ...
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My Session with Sessions

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This article was originally published on LinkedIN by ECI's CEO, Pat Harned. Follow her on Twitter at @PatriciaHarned It’s not every day that opportunity arises to have a one-on-one conversation with a White House Cabinet official. In fact for me, it has only happened once before. So suffice it to say that I was pretty nervous when, at the Annual Conference of the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI), I sat down with Attorney General Jeff Sessions to ask a few questions in follow-up to his keynote address . Adding to the weight of the moment was the fact that I spoke with the Attorney General in the presence of a large audience.  Among them there ...
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Keys to Success: Skillful Career Pivots, Self-Care and Mastering the Soft Skills With just a few days before the 2017 ECI Annual Conference, I am delighted to share the highlights of my recent conversation with Jeffrey Oak, PhD., Senior Vice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer at Bon Secours Health System. From Jeff’s career path and what influenced his deliberate career pivots, to how his passion in ethics developed in the first place, to his quest to always find new and engaging hobbies, my conversation with Jeffrey Oak covered a lot of very interesting ground. Rather than begin this piece with a narrative about Jeff’s extraordinarily ...
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NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release For more information, contact Rachael Gass, 571-480-4405, Rachael@ethics.org ARLINGTON, VA, April 19, 2017 --  The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI), America's oldest ethics research and membership association has announced its 2017 Annual Conference, which is set to take place during April 24th – 26th, 2017 at the Marriot Marquis in Washington, DC. In order to support High Quality Programs, the ECI's 2017 Annual Conference showcases forward-thinking practitioners, vendors, and innovations that can raise the bar for Ethics & Compliance (E&C) in organizations through an agenda that blends ...
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NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release For more information, contact Rachael Gass, 571-480-4405, Rachael@ethics.org ARLINGTON, VA, April 17, 2017 - The Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI), America's oldest ethics research and membership association announced the selection of GEC to provide faculty for its recently updated leadership training for compliance professionals. "We are thrilled to have the addition of Andrea and Jacquie help lead our Elevating Ethics and Compliance (E2C) courses," said Pat Harned ECI's CEO. "They both bring a depth of experience in the ethics & compliance industry, and learners will benefit from ...
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Authenticity, the Right Skillset and Doing the Best Job You Can Be authentic. Get to yes. Become a valuable business partner. These are three of the myriad takeaways that I learned during my recent conversation with Cindy Moehring, Senior Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer - U.S., and longtime ECI member. There is no question that overseeing the U.S. Ethics and Compliance program for a corporation the size of Walmart is a large mandate. To comprehend what Cindy’s responsibilities look like, I asked her about the structure of her team. “At Walmart, we have over 2,000 associates who work in Ethics and Compliance covering 14 compliance ...
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My Hero

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This article was originally published on LinkedIN by ECI's CEO, Pat Harned. Follow her on Twitter at @PatriciaHarned A hero is someone who teaches you – and more importantly shows you – how to view the world, set goals, and weather the storms that stand in the way of your progress.  I was so fortunate to have such a mentor and unwavering champion; her name was Carol Marshall. Today ECI announced the winner of the 2017 award for Innovation in Corporate Ethics that bears Carol’s name, so I thought it befitting to take a moment to honor the person who inspired the prize. She mattered to me, and to so many others like me. A Legend I first met ...
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NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release For more information, contact Rachael Gass, 571-480-4405, Rachael@ethics.org ARLINGTON, VA, April 13, 2017 - The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) is pleased to announce the selection of Carrie Penman to receive the 2017 Carol R. Marshall Award for Innovation in Corporate Ethics.  The award annually recognizes the exemplary accomplishments of a chief ethics & compliance officer for innovative leadership in building or enhancing a corporate ethics & compliance program.  Ms. Penman has enjoyed an extensive career in ethics and compliance, and currently serves as NAVEX Global’s Chief Compliance ...
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This article was originally published on LinkedIN by ECI's CEO, Pat Harned. Follow her on Twitter at @PatriciaHarned “It’s now or never.” That’s what a global group of CEOs said in  a recent survey about the outlook for their businesses. Seventy-two percent of the executives said that they believe the next 3 years will be more critical for their industry than the last 50 years, in terms of the pressure to transform during a period of unprecedented change. When asked about the challenges that concern them most, the CEOs pointed to the same issues that Directors, CFOs, and CROs identified when they were asked about the things that keep them up at ...
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This article was originally published on LinkedIN by ECI member, Megan Roudebush Ethics, Compliance & Automobiles An ECI Guest Profile: Raphael Richmond, Global Director of Compliance-Ford Motor Company Those of you following my posts know that for the last several months, I have become more engaged with the Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI) by writing articles about ECI, leading up to the organizations upcoming annual conference in Washington DC. One of the most rewarding aspects of writing these articles has been the opportunity to meet ethics and compliance leaders at varying stages of their careers and publish profile articles ...
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This article was originally published on LinkedIN by ECI's CEO, Pat Harned. Follow her on Twitter at @PatriciaHarned Yesterday the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) announced that the Attorney General of the United States will offer keynote remarks at our upcoming Annual Conference . Not long after our blast email shared the news, I received a note from a longtime colleague whom I admire. He wrote: With all due respectJeff Sessions? Why invite controversy? It was a fair question deserving a response. ECI knew that we would receive feedback both good and bad when we first reached out to the Department of Justice (DoJ). So, I thought ...
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This article was originally published on LinkedIN by ECI's CEO, Pat Harned. Follow her on Twitter at @PatriciaHarned A stinging headline surfaced in the news late last week. Buzz, the mascot who has brought the anthropomorphic face to Honey Nut Cheerios, is missing in action. Since he cant be located, he has been taken off the front of the cereal box that for 17 years has carried his image. General Mills the manufacturer and the provider of Buzzs sweet endorsement deal announced that until further notice the cereal box will display only the outline of the winged celebrity. I knowdespite Buzzs small size, this news is big. If you are like ...
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NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release For more information, contact Rachael Gass, 571-480-4405, Rachael@ethics.org ARLINGTON, VA, March 22, 2017 - The Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI), America's oldest ethics research and membership association announced the launch of updated training courseware focused on leadership training for compliance professionals. ECI's Elevating Ethics and Compliance or "E2C" programs provide in-depth, online and classroom-style training. "This is not a program on fundamentals, it is a deep-dive into how to build, lead, evaluate and sustain high quality ethics and compliance programs," said Pat ...
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This article was originally published on LinkedIN . ECI's CEO, Pat Harned, discusses her thoughts about "the Big Dance" and how it relates to ethics and compliance. Its that time again...the bracket is set and the teams are on their way to The Big Dance. Its March Madness! I must admit that for quite a while I didnt really care about college basketball. But then I went to graduate school at Indiana University (IU), and I lived about 500 yards from the basketball stadium on campus. During the Bobby Knight years. Need I say more? A lot of time has passed since grad school, but at this time each year, the start of the tournament musters my loyalty ...
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It has become standard operating procedure for corporations to train their employees on ethics & compliance (E&C) related topics. But its a constant challenge to keep it relevant. Evolving business risks, learning demands from three generations of workers, and increased expectations of regulators are just a few of the reasons why training is one of the biggest investments in an E&C program. This past week 120+ E&C professionals gathered at ECIs Best Practice Forum on New Advancements in E&C Training. Together with adult learning experts and technologists, we spent a day and a half talking about what were really trying to accomplish with training, what works, ...
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There are plenty of articles, blogs, posts and Tweets discussing the recent release of the U.S. Department of Justices (DoJs) Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs . Ive read dozens of thoughtful commentaries and participated in a number of conversations about what DoJ outlined thats new, whats not, whats missing, and what we wish they hadnt said. In all our musings, we forgot to say one thing. Thanks, DoJ! It was not that long ago that we had very little idea as to how the DoJ evaluated compliance programs in enforcement decisions. We were urging the Justice Department to help us build support for E&C through the public release of information ...
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NEWS RELEASE For immediate release: For more information, contact Rachael Gass, 571-480-4405, Rachael@ethics.org Arlington, VA, January 17, 2017 The Board of Directors of the Ethics Research Center (ERC), the research arm of ECI, today announced the appointment of Larry D. Thompson as the Chairman of the ERC Board, effective immediately. Patricia Harned, Ethics & Compliance Initiatives president and CEO, made the announcement. We are honored that Larry Thompson is going to be leading ERC, Harned said. His expertise in ethics and compliance will be an invaluable asset in leading the organization into the future. Mr. Thompson ...
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NEWS RELEASE For immediate release: For more information, contact Rachael Gass, 571-480-4405, Rachael@ethics.org ECI Honors Ford Motor Companys Top Ethics Officer 2016 Marshall Award Winner ARLINGTON, VA January 12, 2017 The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) awarded the 2016 Carol R. Marshall Award for Innovation in Corporate Ethics to Ford Motor Companys Global Director of Compliance, Raphael Z. Richmond. Richmond was honored at a ceremony and dinner during the ECI Fellows Meeting last evening. She joined Fords Corporate Compliance Office in May 2013, and has made significant contributions as its Director, enhancing ...
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NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release For more information, contact Rachael Gass, ECI, Rachael@ethics.org Matthew Bashalany, FTI Consulting, Inc. matthew.bashalany@fticonsulting.com Survey Finds Nearly Half of Supplier Firms' Employees Have Witnessed Misconduct ARLINGTON, VA , December 13, 2016 - Businesses that rely on extensive webs of third-party suppliers and contractors face a heightened risk of ethics and compliance breakdowns, which can damage reputation and create legal and financial consequences, the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) and FTI Consulting found in a new survey ...
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