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
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 http://www.corporatecompliance.org/cart/wshpBroch.pdf. Each workshop provides continuing education, information can be found at http://www.corporatecompliance.org/cart/wshpBroch.pdf. 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 http://www.corporatecompliance.org/pubs/subscribe.htm. 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 http://www.corporatecompliance.org/index.htm. SCCE is headquartered in Minneapolis. Editor's Note: To view a past subscription to the SCCE E-Corporate Compliance News, log on to http://www.corporatecompliance.org/pubs/eccn.htm . Contact: Tracy Hlavacek Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 888/277-4977RELATED LINKS
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