Mike Henry on Having a Successful Corporate Compliance & Ethics Week [Podcast]


By Adam Turteltaub

Each year the SCCE/HCCA encourages companies to participate in Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week.  For 2018 it will take place from November 4-10.

Even if you don’t pick those dates, a week dedicated to compliance and ethics can have an enormous impact on your organization, and as Mike Henry, Senior US Counsel of Emera Energy points out, you don’t have to be a large organization to put a weeklong celebration together.

Going into planning for the event, the goals were to contribute to a compliance culture at the company, increase understanding of compliance issues and create an environment of psychological safety where employees could ask important questions without fear.

With four weeks to put together the program for the organization’s 200 employees, Mike and his colleagues focused on low-cost ways to generate interest such as building mystery and suspense.

The week itself was timed to coincide with the annual compliance training, which helped put the training in context.  Seeing an opportunity to leverage a board meeting, an executive at the company invited a board member to speak on a culture of compliance panel that was a part of the weeklong activities.

Listen in to learn more about how Emera made its compliance event a success, and, hopefully, pick up a few tips for your program.  Then, to learn more, come here Mike speak about it at the 2018 Compliance and Ethics Institute.