Announcing The Society Of Corporate Compliance And Ethics

Friday, October 1, 2004 - 01:00

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. The mission of the SCCE is to help compliance professionals in all industries primarily through education and networking. The SCCE offers a website, conferences, workshops, audio conferences, e-newsletters, journals, and educational products, such as the newly released video, Corporate Compliance & Ethics: Guidance for Engaging Your Board.

Executives, managers, officers and directors of corporations, institutions, government agencies and entrepreneurs of all industries have joined the Society with the same goals in mind, "to create a culture that is both compliant and ethical." SCCE members have access to top-level insights and working solutions through networking and resources. The SCCE website offers members a one-stop resource for rules and regulations, up to date conference information, recent issues of the weekly electronic newsletter, e-Corporate Compliance News, and more. Members have opportunities to share their knowledge with others by participating in conferences, hosting audio-conferences, submitting articles to the SCCE peer-review journal, Compliance and Ethics, and sponsorship or exhibition at SCCE educational events. Members also receive discounts on registration for conferences and products as well as a complimentary subscription to the journal.

Microsoft Corporation recently hosted the 3rd Annual Corporate Responsibility Symposium presented by the SCCE in Redmond, Washington. The conference drew more than 175 attendees with top notch speakers from the U.S. Sentencing Commission, U.S. Department of Labor, the SEC and the President's Export Council. Several professionals indicated that the Corporate Responsibility meetings are the best meetings they have attended in years. They are getting fresh ideas and insights from their peers in other industries. Boundaries are pushed and new perspectives are generated. The SCCE anticipates a similar response at its compliance workshops this fall (see advertisement on page 65). Many of the nation's leading corporate compliance, legal, audit, and finance professionals will be in attendance. In addition to refreshing or gaining knowledge by attending the workshop members have the opportunity for one-on-one networking with their peers.

These one day workshops will cover a wide variety of important topics, including: Failure to Comply, Foundations for Compliance, Setting up an Effective Compliance and Ethics Program, Management and Accountability, and Potential Legal Pitfalls. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from a member of their community during the Local Case Study. A complete description of the sessions can be viewed on the SCCE website. Each workshop attendee will be able to experience the benefits of membership for one year at no additional cost. For more information on the workshops, visit the SCCE website at www.corporatecompliance.org.