When it comes to running any business, overcoming compliance issues can be an enormous challenge. One of the biggest difficulties organizations face today is not what they need to do to be compliant; it’s how they go about doing it in a manner that’s most effective.
1. Identifying Specific Needs
An organization must identify its unique regulatory and compliance training challenges. Assessing existing compliance training curricula and evaluating any potential gaps and areas of risk is essential. Every organization will need to “check the box” to adhere to various regulatory requirements, but ask yourself: How will your company respond to changes in important compliance policies in a way that is
- Attuned with the culture of your organization
- Meets the needs of your unique staff and
- Is aligned with the government regulations
It is not enough to say, “We need compliance training.” Specifically, what will you train? How will you implement it? How will you ensure that your employees are able to understand the implications and also know how to apply appropriate measures? And, lastly, how will you guarantee that everyone is able to see the macro and micro level picture, that is, how does it affect me and how does it affect the organization?
2. Guiding Principles
To ensure that learners are not just “checking the box” on their regulatory and compliance training, it is important to “think outside the box”. Guiding principles can help to create a training culture of continuity, consistency, and effectiveness and provide creativity and innovation.
Guiding principles help the learner to have the desired experience. Additionally, they would capture the instructional design philosophy to ensure a consistent and comprehensive learning experience. The following three guiding principles that might enable greater success in training outcomes:
• Give earners the option to choose a snapshot or a deep dive into the compliance training content
• Learning is not complete until the individual has successfully completed a workplace task
• Provide learners with just-in-time resources at their fingertips
There are a variety of training tools are at your disposal:
- Virtual learning
- Instructor-led training
- Social learning
- Mobile learning
…and many more not mentioned here. It will be important to choose tools specifically geared toward compliance goals and objectives and that are best suited for your organization.
Does your organization have a need for custom compliance training?
Contact Interactive Services today to speak to a member of our team and find out how we could improve your compliance performance initiatives.
About the Author
Ethics and compliance leader providing tools, education, and advisory services for global companies to inspire principled performance. LRN’s overall approach recognizes the inherent limitations of rules and regulations in influencing behaviors. In our view, focusing on actions that help build and maintain a values-based culture will mean more compliance and reduced costs as a result of tangible and sustainable behavioral change.More Content by LRN Corporation