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Is Traditional Compliance Training Dead?

Originally published in Training Magazine at Written by Harper Wells, CCO, Learning Pool

Most compliance professionals are accustomed to evaluating—and reevaluating—emerging and existing risks to their organizations and implementing effective compliance programs to safeguard against them. But as compliance professionals well know, all compliance programs aren’t created equally—not even close.

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Virtual Communication Tips for Compliance Training Managers and Their Teams

Originally published by Training Industry on 9/21  here. Article written by Harper Wells, CCO, Learning Pool. 

The working world has forever changed. COVID-19 accelerated the rise of hybrid and virtual work, fundamentally altering the workplace for both organizations and employees.

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Evolving Your Compliance Training Towards DOJ Guidance

Originally published in Training Magazine at

In 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice shook up the compliance world once again by updating its Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs guidance. The document is intended as a reference of questions prosecutors can ask organizations during an investigation, but it also acts as a blueprint for how companies should be structuring their compliance programs.

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True North 2021 Takeaway Series: Part Two

If you missed it last week, we are breaking down some of our favorite True North takeaways over the course of the next 4 weeks. For week 2, we look at our session with Matt Kelly, CEO, Radical Compliance, The Compliance Futurist Movement, and what it means to be a Compliance Futurist. Here's the takeaway. 


Week 2

Compliance Futurists – Keep your Eye on the Distant Horizon (Matt Kelly)

Matt Kelly encourages us to watch what’s happening out in the world and pay attention to the larger things – like when the administration puts out a policy statement or there’s a large court case – because they may ultimately impact your company.

Being a futurist means asking yourself about the capabilities your organization will need to achieve this new compliance requirement. Stick with steps one and two before jumping ten rungs up the ladder – start simple.

His example – enhanced ESG disclosures: You’re going to need trusted ways to extract ESG data from various departments both internally and with third parties. Stop right there. That’s the capability. You need to be able to see the inevitable and then reverse engineer from there. All the other questions around the technologies needed, budget, and structure will fall in line from there.


watch the full session here


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True North 2021 Takeaway Series

We are still feeling energetic from our first True North conference a month ago, In fact, we’re so excited about our endless pages of notes, quotes, and ah-ha moments, we thought we’d create a meme-worthy Cliff’s Notes version of our favorites! In the spirit of short and to the point, we’ll be dripping these over the next five weeks. And of course, we’re planning longer format deep-dives into some of the topics you said you wanted more of! Stay tuned!


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Less Is More: 3 Ways to Streamline Compliance Course Content

The old saying "less is more" can be applied to a lot of things—from perfume and cologne to spices and seasonings to architecture (depending on your aesthetic).

But what about compliance training?

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“Less is More” Compliance Training Per the DOJ Guidance?

In my daily work, I have the great pleasure of talking about compliance training strategy. In those conversations, one of the most frequent questions I get is “how can we issue less training and still be aligned with DOJ Guidance?”

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