Compliance Communications Blog


3 Ways to Track Compliance and Ethics Training without an LMS

Every moment I spend with Compliance Wave Members is an incredible learning opportunity. Once a company comes into Membership, I schedule a quick call to understand more about the ways these organizations communicate, get a feeling for their goals and desires for their programs, and offer up best practices and tools from our Library that I believe can start making a difference.

I always kick off these intro calls with a question: How are you currently communicating with your audience? There are so many ways to reach your employees, third parties, etc. – identifying your distribution channels and “meeting people where they are,” are both key, and something I always like to discuss early on. But what comes after you’ve identified your channels? How can you see if you've touched those employees or cut through the noise of their other communications?

These questions get harder if you are not using an LMS (or have one that you’ve struggled to use). Below are my top three alternative tracking methods, in no particular order, that current Compliance Wave Members often use as a way to report on more than just SCORM completions.



Planning Effective Compliance Communication, Part 5: Content Assessment

Choosing the right content and assessing your available resources plays a large role in creating an effective compliance communication strategy. Using the previous parts of this series as reference, you’ll be able to look back at your analysis and choose the most appropriate content. You’ll also have a better understanding of current internal messaging and training, which will help you pick the best content for alignment. When you start to choose content, it can be helpful to consider the following points:



"Planning an Effective Compliance Communication Program"

1/8/16: Last month, Lisa DiBenedetto posted the first of a three-part article on the Communicating Compliance Blog. Now, she continues that series with Numbers 2 and 3. Article 2 focuses on correctly targeting your audience and avoiding the pitfalls that too often translate...



Effective Compliance Communication, Part 4: Current Training And HR Initiatives

In Part 3 of this series, the importance of aligning your compliance messaging with that of other departments within your organization was touched upon. To dive a little deeper into this concept, one should focus on alignment with HR and current training initiatives.  Aligning with current training schedules will help determine the optimal release timing for any additional communications, and ultimately help prevent overwhelming your audience. Consider the following questions:



Effective Compliance Communication, Part 3: Message Alignment

Be sure to align your compliance and ethics messages with those of other internal departments and individuals in your organization. Whether you are a department of one or of many, and regardless of how large or small your business is, you won’t want to overwhelm your audience or send out competing messages. In Part 4 of this series, there will be a closer look at alignment with HR-related communications specifically. For now, here are some things to consider when you initially begin your message alignment: