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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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PROFILES IN COMPLIANCE: Meet Joshua Stratmann From BMC

Next up in our interview series, Profiles In Compliance, we spoke with Joshua Stratmann, a true compliance futurist, from BMC Software.  Joshua talks us through how he defines success for a compliance program, and how he has evolved training at BMC Software to help all employees live out the organization's core values.

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PROFILES IN COMPLIANCE: Meet Christopher Annand From Cargill

In our new interview series, we will be bringing together compliance futurists to talk about the compliance & ethics landscape, effective training strategies, compliance trends & patterns, and tips on creating a world-class training program. In our first interview, we are thrilled to share our conversation with Christopher Annand from Cargill. Christopher led the work that won Cargill's Brandon Hall Award for Best Advance in Learning Measurement in 2020. You can read more about Cargill's program here

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Like and Subscribe!: Guiding Social Media Behavior

It's well-documented that a person's behavior outside of work—including online—can impact their employment.

Just ask the PR executive who posted a racist Tweet in 2014 before boarding a flight and was all but fired by the time she landed. Or the nurse who posted a TikTok of herself talking about how she didn't follow COVID-19 safety protocols outside of work and quickly found herself unemployed after the video went viral.

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