Ellen Hunt and Walter Johnson on the Professional Skill Track at the 2020 Compliance & Ethics Institute [Podcast]


Post By: Adam Turteltaub

NOTE: This podcast was recorded prior to the conversion of the Compliance & Ethics Institute to a virtual program. Some of the sessions and their tracks may have changed.  Be sure to visit the website to see the latest agenda.

Compliance is about much more than understanding the law.  It requires a great many other skills, which is where the Professional Skills track at the Compliance & Ethics Institute comes in.

The track chairs are Ellen Hunt, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer and Chief Audit Executive at AARP and Walter Johnson, Assistant Privacy Officer at Inova Health System.  As they explain in this podcast being a strong compliance professional requires emotional intelligence, the ability to build relationships, create change, negotiate and provide value to an organization.  All of these skills are transferable to other positions at well.

As they selected sessions for the track they worked to balance out training in these areas and help foster the mental agility so important to success.  Here are some of the sessions:

  • Clear, Concise, and Captivating – Tips on How to Communicate with the C-Suite and Board of Directors
  • Considering Consulting or Starting Your Own Compliance Business? What to do NOW to Prepare for Success
  • The 7 Habits of an Effective Compliance & Ethics Professional

Listen in as they preview some of the sessions and share their efforts to improve their own professional skills.