Jacki Cheslow on Moving Your Compliance Program from Good to Great [Podcast]


By Adam Turteltaub

Going from good to great has a different meaning to all of us, but generally, it means moving the compliance program up from informal to evolving to optimized.  Along the way, there are a number of barriers to evolution, including potentially hundreds of offices around the world to reach,  where compliance sits in the organization, resource constraints, and culture.

The key to going from good to great is to move away from just being a compliance program manager into part of the business decision-making process, explains Jacki Cheslow, Director-Business Ethics and Compliance, Avis Budget Group.  In this podcast, recorded at the 2019 European Compliance and Ethics Institute, she explains that making yourself valuable from a business perspective makes all the difference.  Some of the other pieces of advice she offers:

  • Changing the conversation from “no you can’t” to “yes you can” but with the explanation of what’s required
  • Focusing on the “what’s in it for me” for your audience
  • Using data analytics to demonstrate progress
  • Leveraging your contacts across the organization to be a connector when business people have challenges

Listen in for more good advice on being great.