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We’re explaining how to show your program works, in dollars. You should attend.

August 25, 2017 9:25:09 AM CDT / by Ricardo Pellafone

Hey, what’s the business case for your compliance program?

Your answer should be in dollars. That’s how business cases work.

If not, you don’t have a business case, even if you throw around words like “integrity” and “leadership” a lot.

That’s right: just saying “because compliance is important” is not good enough. You have to explain why the way you are trying to achieve compliance makes commercial sense in your specific situation.

Because there are usually a lot of ways to get the job done, and some will save your company money and some won’t. Compliance officers who know the difference get a seat at the table, and those who don't get their budgets slashed.

That’s what we’ll be presenting on at the SCCE conference this year. Our session is called “How to Prove Your Program Works,” and you should attend regardless of who you are.

If you’re just getting started, a business case will help you get more budget and grow.

If you’ve got your feet under you, a business case will help you evaluate which initiatives to continue and which to cut as you mature.

And if you’ve had Cate Blanchett with the budget (#timely) and have all sorts of resources, a business case will help you protect them when the gravy train ends—and trust us, it will.

 

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So if you’ve ever thought “I know I should learn the business stuff, but math is hard,” you need to come. Because a business case isn’t magic; there are just a lot of steps, and we’ll be breaking them down and simplifying into what you need to know to prove that your program actually delivers a business result.

It’s October 15-18 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. We’re a Media Partner, so if you click on this ad you’ll get taken to the sign-up page.

Click here to register for the SCCE Compliance & Ethics Institute

(We don’t get any money if you click on this, btw. We just get to be listed as a Media Partner with our logo. We are doing this because we think you should go to this conference.)

Oh, and we’re exhibiting and sponsoring too.

Yeah, we’ll be in the exhibit hall this year. We’ll still more or less ghost the place during the sessions—because once again, every Broadcat is signed up to attend the conference—but we’ll have a central location for where you can find us.

Here, we made a map of how to find us:

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Crushed it. Also, we're by the food.


And on a personal note…

So, you should come to see us, because we’re great.

But on a personal note, you should go because the SCCE runs this event like you would assume all compliance conferences are run: where the speakers are picked because they are bringing something interesting to the table, not because they sponsored the event.

For example, this is my third time speaking at a SCCE event, and I’ve been on the cover of their magazine, and they’ve never hit us up for money. I was confirmed as a speaker months before we decided to buy exhibit space and be a Media Partner, and we drove that.

And that might seem like “well, of course that's how conferences work,” but this is often not what happens.

There is obviously something weird about paying to listen to speakers who paid to speak to you, but it happens.

And it’s especially weird to have these situations in compliance and ethics conferences, of all places—but it happens.

There should be a clear line between “content” and “advertising,” and—as far as we can tell from our experience on the outside, and what they themselves say—that’s exactly the case for the SCCE conferences.

And I think that is a good thing for our industry, and I think you should go for that reason, too.

Ricardo Pellafone

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Ricardo Pellafone

Ricardo used to be in-house compliance, leading investigations for a sovereign wealth company in Abu Dhabi and a Fortune 200 tech company in California. He has degrees in psychology and law.