Compliance and Ethics Executives from Leading U.S. Companies Address Key Compliance, Business Conduct and Governance Issues

Workshops tackle compliance challenges, changes to U.S. sentencing guidelines

and ethics programs

Apr 01, 2005, 00:00 ET from Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE)

    MINNEAPOLIS, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- In light of corporate wrongdoings and
 scandal-grabbing headlines, public distrust continues to climb.  To ensure
 compliance with state and federal regulations, record numbers of corporations
 are now appointing chief compliance officers and ethics and business conduct
 professionals to develop and oversee corporate compliance programs.  In fact,
 Christian & Timbers placed Chief Compliance Officer third in its Top 10 Hot
 Jobs of 2005.
     As companies are struggling to understand and employ corporate compliance
 initiatives, the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) is offering
 a forum for discussion and a panel of expert speakers at the 2005 Corporate
 Compliance Workshops in four U.S. cities.
     The May SCCE Workshop series includes guidance from compliance
 professionals from top U.S. corporations including Boeing, Altria Group, Inc.
 and GE Transportation.  The issues of non-profit organizations also are
 represented; speakers include a compliance professional from Catholic
 Healthcare West.  Further insight will be shared by compliance industry
 experts from the Center for Ethical Business Cultures and a member of the
 Advisory Committee to the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC).
     Topics for the one-day workshops will include local case studies,
 discussion regarding failure to comply, USSC updates, management and
 accountability issues, Sarbanes-Oxley hurdles, and guidance to help
 professionals set up and maintain effective compliance and ethics programs.
 For post-workshop support, all attendees also will receive "The Complete
 Compliance and Ethics Manual" free (a $315 value).
     SCCE's 2005 Corporate Compliance Workshops will be held in New York City
 on May 16, Cincinnati, OH on May 17, Minneapolis on May 23, and in Chicago on
 May 24.  More information on workshops and accommodations can be found at  Each workshop provides
 continuing education, information can be found at
     Compliance professionals across the country also can find useful guidance
 and insight by subscribing to the SCCE E-Corporate Compliance News -- a weekly
 compliance news wrap-up.  Subscriptions to this weekly news update are
 available to the public at no charge and can be requested at
     About SCCE
     The Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE) is an international,
 non-profit organization solely dedicated to improving the quality of corporate
 governance, compliance and ethics.  SCCE's roles include: facilitating the
 development and maintenance of compliance programs; providing a forum for
 understanding the complicated compliance environment; and offering tools,
 resources and educational opportunities for those involved with compliance.
 Its mission:
     SCCE exists to champion compliance standards, corporate governance and
 ethical practice in the business community, and to provide the necessary
 resources for compliance and ethics professionals and others who share these
 principles.  Visit the SCCE Website at SCCE is headquartered in
     Editor's Note: To view a past subscription to the SCCE E-Corporate
 Compliance News, log on to .
      Tracy Hlavacek
      Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics
      Tel: 888/277-4977

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